Here is a list of the rules for the Friday Night Funkin' Wiki. It is important that all users read and understand them to avoid getting into trouble. The rules of the wiki are often updated, so it is a good idea to come back every once in a while to see if anything has been updated or added. If a rule seems unclear, please ask a current member of the wiki staff for clarification.
Block time varies and will depend on the rule that was broken and which administrator is overviewing the case at the time. All blocked users will have their IP address blocked.
The wiki staff is allowed to block users if they have been blocked on the secondary wiki.
For specific guidelines and advice for editing on the wiki, check the Style Manual.
|1.||Vandalism||Vandalism or any sort of disruptive edits is strictly prohibited. The deliberate act of removing or destroying content on the wiki as well as purposefully spreading false or nonsensical information will not be tolerated. This applies to image, video and audio file pages as well.
Acts of vandalism are always done maliciously; making an unhelpful edit by mistake or a lack of understanding on editing cannot be considered vandalism.
|Edits will be reverted. Small acts of vandalism could result in a lengthy block. Vandalism will normally result in an indefinite block.|
|The wiki is primarily meant for the documentation of in-game content only. Mods, fan-made content and other creations not made by the actual creators of the game or relevant artists are not allowed to be added. This applies to both articles and images.
There is a secondary wiki and it is highly encouraged that users interested in mods go there instead.
|Content will be removed. First offense will result in a warning. Further offenses or multiple offenses done in a short period of time will be counted as vandalism, resulting in either a lengthy or indefinite block.|
|Double-check before adding any information "confirmed" by ninjamuffin99 or the rest of the dev team. Generally, their words are to be considered canon to the game, but not all details can be added for one reason or another. As a result, such information is subject to omission from the wiki at any time even if a source was referenced.
Refrain from adding any personal interpretations of the game's canon.
|Edits will be reverted. A warning will be given if removed information gets readded. Further offenses will result in a block.|
|The wiki will not include or cover information regarding past or current controversies related to the game and its developers, contributors and community members. Avoid referencing, mentioning or linking such topics directly or in passing within articles.||Edits will be reverted. User will be warned. Further offenses will result in a lengthy or indefinite block.|
|The wiki does not condone the act of leaking information of Friday Night Funkin' assets ahead of its intended release. Due to the likeliness of leaked information either being falsified or fabricated, creating pages based on such content is prohibited. Even if the contents and information regarding a leak is confirmed by the devs, uploading the content on the wiki is heavily discouraged.||Edits regarding false or faked leaked content will be reverted. Protection may be imposed on certain relevant pages and articles with titles relevant to leaked content. User might be warned. Further offenses will result in a block.|
|Do not spam. This behavior is disruptive and clutters an article's history. This can range from writing the same thing over and over across an article to adding a bunch of unnecessary links to making several edits that consist of adding something then quickly undoing it. Creating pages over and over is also considered spam. Spamming in an article is generally seen as vandalism.||Edits will be reverted. Offending users may receive a lengthy or indefinite block depending on the severity of their actions.|
|Do not create pages with titles that are irrelevant to the game or those that are similar to already-existing pages. Pages for upcoming content should only be created if there is a decent amount of information revealed about it.||Unneeded page will be deleted. User will be warned. Further offenses or serious cases of page creation misuse will result in a lengthy or indefinite block.|
|Do not move existing pages to change their titles without a good reason. If a problem with an article title is perceived, please discuss the matter with an administrator or content moderator.||Pages moved without good reason will be reverted. User will be warned. Further offenses will result in a block.|
|9.||Plagiarism||Do not plagiarize. If information was found from a trustworthy source, do not copy it word for word. Please paraphrase/rewrite the information in your own words.||Plagiarized content will either be removed or reworded. Offending users will be warned. Further offenses will result in a block.|
|10.||Edit Wars||An edit war occurs when 2 or more editors disagree on information or how it's presented and will try to undo or write over each other on what they think is correct. Due to the disruptive and argumentative nature of this situation, administrators or content moderators will step in to prevent and resolve any further issues.||The page where this occurs will be fixed and possibly temporarily protected. Offending users might be warned. Further offenses will result in a block.|
|Badge farming is the act of grinding poor-quality edits for the sole purpose of earning wiki badges and unfairly boosting one's rank up on the leaderboard. These sorts of edits are usually done in bad faith. Not only are they disruptive, but they harm the integrity of genuine edits and do not contribute to the improvement of the wiki.||Offending users may receive a warning or a block depending on the severity of their actions. Severe cases of achievement farming will result in an indefinite block.|
Usernames and Bios
|Any user with a profile/username/bio that's deemed inappropriate or in bad taste by the wiki staff will be forced to change it.||Failure to comply will result in an indefinite block. Block will be lifted if the profile is no longer deemed inappropriate, but the user must alert an administrator of the change through their Community Central message wall.|
|For your safety, do not share any personal information with anyone on the wiki. This includes sensitive details such as addresses, personal emails, identification, etc. Sharing photos of yourself and others should also be avoided in general.
Users leaking someone else's personal information is not allowed (even with their consent).
|Comments containing such information will be removed. Users maliciously revealing other user's sensitive information will receive an indefinite block.|
|3.||Trolling||Refrain from trolling on the wiki. Inflammatory and insulting comments/posts made to get a rise out of users isn't funny at all. Spreading misinformation or spreading negative rumors of users, deliberately or as a joke, is also not allowed.
Users on the receiving end of a troll are asked to not feed them any attention. If you know or suspect that someone is trolling you, ignore them and promptly report them to an administrator or moderator.
|Users engaging in such behavior will receive a lengthy or indefinite block depending on the severity of their actions or their attitude.|
|4.||Witch-Hunting||Do not incite witch-hunts. The wiki staff condemns this behavior and will not tolerate anyone trying to spread or exacerbate hate regardless of the target.||Users engaging in such behavior will have their comments removed and will be warned or blocked.|
|5.||Raids||Do not message and encourage users to help organize or encourage raids on other communities. This gives our community a bad reputation and create a plethora of unnecessary issues.||Users engaging in such behavior will have their comments removed and will be warned or indefinitely blocked.|
|Do not request for administrator/moderator rights. Not only is it rude, but it also makes the existing wiki staff less trusting of your abilities, especially if you have done very little to prove yourself as a respectable editor/contributor of the wiki. We are willing to offer these rights to users with a good history on the wiki, but the staff will approach potential candidates, not the other way around.||Users engaging in such behavior will eventually receive a warning. Persistent users will receive a block.|
|7.||Reporting||If a user encounters anything that could potentially be breaking the rules, report the offending content or user to an administrator or moderator. Users can also report on comments and posts directly. If there is ever an issue within the wiki or the Discussions Forums, it is best to contact an administrator or moderator first rather than try to sort the situation out yourself.||The wiki staff will try to resolve disputes to the best of their ability.|
|Do not false report. In most cases, anything reported that does not break the rules in the staff's eyes will not have any actions taken against it.
Self-reporting, meaning reporting your own posts/comments, will not be seen as a false report and rather as a deletion request (assuming it was not an accident).
|The wiki staff will ignore false reports. Multiple or continuous false reports may result in a warning. Further false reporting will result in a block.|
|9.||Backseat Moderating||Also known as mini-modding, regular users cannot enforce the wiki's rules. Reminding others that their actions could be considered rule-breaking is totally fine, but warning them or bossing them around is not. Don't act as though you have any say in the affairs of the staff and how things will be handled, because you don't. We understand the intentions, but it can get annoying for other users.||Users engaging in such behavior will be warned. Further offenses will result in a lengthy block.|
|10.||Advertising and Promotion||Users are not allowed to use the wiki as a platform for advertising or promotion of any sort. Content that is suspected of advertising paid services/products or garnering followers will be removed. Sharing creative content is always welcome, especially if it is related to Friday Night Funkin', but do not post for the intent of advertising. Even something like sharing a link to a Discord server can fall under this rule.||Users engaging in such behavior will have their content removed and will be warned. Further offenses will result in a lengthy block.|
|Creating and using alternate accounts are not punishable by themselves. However, if an alternate account is made, it is asked that the user makes it clear who the account belongs to. The use of an alt to bypass a block on another account, impersonation or any other rule-breaking actions are not allowed. We do not tolerate the abuse of multiple accounts, otherwise known as sockpuppeting.||Alternate accounts made to bypass a block will receive an indefinite block.|
|12.||Impersonation||Do not impersonate anyone on the wiki. Pretending to be another user or a wiki staff member is taken very seriously, regardless of the intent.||Users engaging in such behavior will receive an indefinite block.|
|Do not blame someone else as an excuse for any rule-breaking done on your account. The staff has absolutely no way of verifying that sort of claim so we must assume you did it. It is the individual user's responsibility to protect their account from being used by someone else.||If behavior or actions are not severe, user will be warned. The length of a block depends on past contributions/wiki activity of the offending account.|
|Don't try to work around any of the rules by manipulating definitions in an attempt to avoid punishment. Using our rules in bad faith will not be tolerated at all. If a user is caught engaging in bad behavior, they will face consequences, regardless of whatever elaborate excuses they come up with.||Comments made to avoid consequences will go unnoticed.|
|We cannot assume bad faith just because you haven't read and memorized every single goddamn rule on this page. However, using that as an excuse for rule-breaking behavior will not be accepted, and pretending like there are no rules here whatsoever will not be tolerated.||Just read the rules dammit.|
Irrelevant comments, messages and blog posts will be removed at the wiki staff's discretion.
|The wiki staff will not tolerate homophobia, transphobia, racism, sexism or any other kind of deplorable language towards others for any reason at all. We will not allow death threats, rape threats, doxing or any sort of intimidation against our users either. Even as a "joke," this sort of behavior is completely unacceptable. We expect basic human decency and respect from all our users.
If users believe that they are being bothered, attacked or harassed by another user/users, report it to an administrator or moderator.
|Offending users will receive a warning or a lengthy block. Users may receive an indefinite block depending on the severity of their actions or repeat offenses.|
|Do not bring up controversial/touchy subjects in the comments, including but not limited to politics, religion, real-world tragedies, cancel culture and drama. Another specific type of subject we wish to avoid is personal issues. We care about the well-being of our users, but the wiki is simply not the place for venting out.||Users engaging in these discussions will have their comments removed and might be warned. Further offenses will result in a block.|
|3.||NSFW||NSFW (Not Safe For Work) content is unacceptable. Refrain from commenting and posting sexual/explicit/grotesque comments or content in the wiki. This also includes inappropriate images, videos and sound files to the wiki's galleries. Links to any inappropriate or harmful websites are also not allowed.||Users engaging in such behavior will receive a lengthy block. Severe cases will result in an indefinite block.|
|This is a primarily English-speaking wiki. It is prefered that our users communicate in English so everyone can understand the conversation and not have to constantly refer to a translator to read it. We do not accept anyone trying to break or bypass our rules by communicating in a different language.||Users commenting in another language may have their comments removed depending on its content. Users doing so in bad faith will have their comments removed and will be either warned or blocked depending on the severity of their actions.|
|5.||Role-playing||Role-play is not allowed. The wiki is simply not the place for this and we encourage users to go look elsewhere.
This does not mean that users are not allowed to have characters from the game or mods set as their profile pic or username; we only ask that you do not act or pretend to be like them.
|Users engaging in these discussions will have their comments removed and will be warned. Further offenses will result in a block.|
|6.||Shipping||Discussions related to non-canonical "shipping" or "ships" (character pairings) on the wiki are not allowed. We do not care if it relates to the game, its mods or otherwise. Such topics have been the cause of harassment and worthless arguments, so it's heavily discouraged from being discussed.||Users engaging in these discussions will have their comments removed and will be warned. Further offenses will result in a block.|
|Do not spam. This behavior is annoying and can clutter a discussion. This can range from copypastas to needlessly long breaks to writing in a very distracting font. Making the same or very similar comments multiple times is also considered spam. Encouraging users to spam is also forbidden.||Users engaging in such behavior will have their comments removed and will be warned. Further offenses will result in a lengthy block. Users may receive an indefinite block depending on the severity of their actions.|
|8.||Swearing||Swearing is generally ok on the wiki. However, excessive swearing is not allowed. Swearing towards other users in a hurtful manner is unacceptable.||Comments containing excessive swearing will be removed. Comments made hurtfully cursing other users will be removed and the user that wrote it will be warned. Further offenses will result in a block.|
|9.||Tagging||Do not needlessly tag other users into discussions that doesn't concern them. This is especially true in the case of tagging any of the wiki staff members, which should only be reserved for bringing attention to any questionable or reported comments.||Misuse of tagging will result in a warning. Further offenses will result in a block.|
|10.||Sensory Abuse||Never upload images or links to videos with content that can harm a user's senses. Common examples of these are videos with very loud/distorted noises and gifs containing violently flashing lights.||Comments will be removed and the user that posted it will be blocked. Users may receive an indefinite block depending on the severity of their actions.|
Slurs/ Problematic Phrases
|The use of derogatory slurs is completely unacceptable. Slurs are almost always offensive and go beyond regular swearing of which we cannot allow. Even if you identify as part of the group that a slur is meant to target, you are not allowed to use it.||Users engaging in such behavior will have their comments removed and will be either warned or blocked. Users may receive an indefinite block depending on the severity of their actions.|
Below separately is a list of problematic terms that will result in actions being taken upon discovery of their use. Some terms will only have actions taken when used in specific contexts.
|Not all blocked users can make an appeal request; depending on a user's actions that led to their block, we may outright deny a chance for appeal. Underage users can only appeal their block to correct its length, but they cannot have their block lifted entirely. Globally blocked users must contact Fandom staff in order to converse about and possibly appeal their block.||None.|
|It is possible to make an appeal request from being blocked by contacting either Ruffcrane or BlindCartographer through their respective message wall on Community Central here or here. As a less preferred alternative, users can also contact Ruffcrane through his Discord. Do not contact any other administrators unless Ruffcrane or BlindCartographer have been inactive for some time. Assuming this has occurred, users must contact another available administrator through their message wall on Community Central as well.
Moderators hold no power on changing or lifting blocks. Contacting them is a futile attempt, so be sure that an administrator is contacted.
|Leave a message stating that you wish to appeal your ban. Users can choose to explain themselves or ask to have a conversation once the administrator is actively online.||The administrator will decide if they want to hear a user's appeal request.|
|4.||Appearance||The blocked user must appeal themselves. What this means is that they cannot have someone else appeal on their behalf. Additionally, users must use the same profile that got blocked on the wiki, and not through an alternate account. Failure to comply will not automatically ruin a user's chance for appeal, but the motion for appeal will halt until the user complies.||Appeal request will not go through unless conditions are met.|
|5.||Conduct||Users are expected to be civil and compliant during an appeal. Do not argue or challenge the administrators over your punishment. Acting immaturely, irrationally or trying to escalate the situation will almost guarantee your appeal being dismissed. It's also possible for a block to be extended or even made indefinite if it is deemed necessary.
If a conversation takes too long to complete (spanning across multiple days due to the blocked user being unable to remain in a conversation for long enough), the appeal can be dismissed.
|Appeal request will be heard and a decision will be made depending on the discussion.|
|The administrator will decide whether to lift the user's block, shorten the block time or dismiss the appeal. The decision will be final.||A decision is made for the appeal.|
|All users are only given a single chance for appeal. If a user has successfully appealed a block, they will be unable to appeal another one in the future. Exceptions can happen but this will be only given under rare and less-than-normal circumstances.
If a user fails to appeal a block the first time, they could still be able to make another appeal for a different block in the future, though this will depend on a variety of factors, mainly the block reason and the user's behavior during the failed appeal discussion.
|It's possible that an administrator may deliver an unjust or unfair block by accident and due to a lack of due diligence. In case the block has not already been undone, contact an administrator to carefully review the block. This will not count as using your single chance for appeal.||If a mistake is found, the block will be lifted.|
This section does not list any actions taken. Instead, when a staff member acts out of line, the rest of the members will internally discuss the matter to take appropriate action and come to a resolution when needed.
|0.||"Rule Zero"||In general, wiki staff members have the final say in all matters. The rules are non-exhaustive, meaning the wiki staff can combat disruptive behavior using common sense.|
|1.||Assume Good Faith||Do not assume all users are here to cause trouble while editing. Understand that some users are just new or don't know any better. A poorly-made edit could have been an honest mistake. Judge the edit for its intent before ruling it off as a regular case of vandalism.|
|Wiki staff is not above the rules, despite the additional privileges they have for operating and moderating the site. Just like regular users, they are expected to follow and understand the rules too.|
|Wiki staff are expected to enforce the rules of the wiki. Beyond knowing what the rules are, you are also expected to lead by example by showing others how a user should and shouldn't act. If a user doesn't understand a rule, be patient and explain it to them straightforwardly.|
|Becoming a part of the wiki staff does not give you an excuse to exercise any control over regular users and misusing your rights. Do not use your position as wiki staff to get your way or indefinitely block users just because you don't like them or protect pages so that only you can edit them.|
|5.||Impartiality||All users are to be treated fairly when being blocked. Wiki staff is expected to judge one's actions before anything else. Holding a grudge against a user is not grounds for a block when they haven't done anything that goes against the rules.|
|Do not ever leave the block reason blank. Wiki staff members are always expected to write even the most basic of block reasons during the blocking process. This helps everyone (the rest of the staff members, other users and the blocked user themselves) understand why a block occurred. A block can be lifted if the reason was left blank and no further elaboration for the action taken is given.|
|7.||Announcements||Staff have access to a special announcement feature. This can be extremely helpful in delivering a message to everyone who has been active on the community in the last 90 days, which includes users that edited on the wiki or created, replied to or upvoted a discussions post. Be sure to use it only when it's necessary and make sure that the contents of the announcement are appropriate. Understand that creating an announcement may have unintended consequences. It may also a good idea to notify other staff members if you plan to make an announcement.|
|8.||Favoritism||Do not give users any sort of preferential treatment. Never turn your head away from somebody's bad behavior or excuse their rule-breaking actions just because you know them in real life or have bonded with them on the wiki. All users have to be treated with the same level of fairness.|
|9.||Inactivity||If a wiki staff user is shown to have been inactive for some time, they will be labeled inactive on the wiki staff page. Extended lengths of inactivity will result in their rights being removed and will be assumed to have moved on to better things. If a staff member that was removed were to return and ask to be reinstated in their original role(s), their time away from the wiki and previous contributions will be taken into account to determine what actions to take.|
|10.||Resignation||If you are no longer able to carry out your role as a wiki staff member for any reason, please inform the rest of the staff and explain why. We'll gladly let you go from your position and responsibilities. Remember that you can remove your rights by yourself and have the freedom to keep your reasons private.|
|11.||New Members||When adding new users to the wiki staff, some factors should influence the decision-making process when granting someone their role:
Only bureaucrats have the decision-making ability to add new users to the wiki staff. However, bureaucrats should take the time to listen to any suggestions or recommendations of potential candidates brought forth by the other current members.
|In the event that you decide to change your username, certain things like the staff page and links must be changed manually. Inform a fellow staff member as soon as possible or make the changes yourself so regular users can contact you on your new user page.|
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