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Official Policy on TurtlePedia, p/k/a TMNTPedia, is a set of guidelines, rules, and codes of conduct to be followed by its visitors and editors. Policy is subject to change at any time.

Behavior

  • Users are expected to behave as they are expected to in public. Treat other users with respect and courtesy.
  • Vandalism is strictly prohibited and will result in immediate discipline.
  • Handle disagreements, debates, and arguments responsibly and among yourselves. Administrators will likely not ban users simply for hurting feelings. However, if one continuously violates rule 1 (respect and courtesy) in doing so, disciplinary action will be taken. In short, an administrator may choose to issue a light warning if someone is obviously gently teasing another user, but harassment, especially repeated harassment, will be dealt with in the manner the administrator(s) see(s) fit.
  • Keep profanity and sexual references to a minimum. It is advised to keep these to actual canon occurrences within the media.
  • If you feel like you were unjustly blocked, it is advised that you follow up with the administrator who performed the ban if possible. Alternatively, you can try messaging the lead administrator at the Facebook page or Twitter (keep in mind that only one administrator has access to these accounts currently). These will be investigated as time allows.
  • Please do not harass administrators regarding your discipline, especially on other Wikis or other Turtlepedia-affiliated sites. Lack of civility will not be a factor in your favor and may lead to harsher disciplines, especially if you attack an administrator uninvolved with the conflict.
  • Do not engage in reverting wars. If an article has been reverted once already, bring up your concern with them on their talk page. Remember to keep item 1 on this list in consideration.

Role-playing

  • Role-playing is tolerated, but not advocated.
  • Keep role-playing within the Live Chat or specific blogs/discussions for role-playing. Any spillover into other discussions or articles will result in an immediate ban.

Legality: Video

  • Posting links to or embedding video of any full episode/film that is not from Nick.com or an authorized vendor/channel (iTunes, Nickelodeon's YouTube page) is strictly prohibited. This is a violation of international copyright law and is not simply a clause in the TurtlePedia policy.
  • Short clips are allowed, but exercise good judgment on posting these. Music videos, story analysis or synopsis videos, or anything else fan produced (including "Youtuber" content) is considered fan material and should not be posted here. The only exceptions are videos produced by TurtlePedia admins specifically for TurtlePedia.

Fan Materials

Effective the end of July 2017, we will no longer be hosting any fan material - characters, art, stories, games, comics - at all on this Wiki. This includes "quasi-canon" or big name fan works that have involvement from TMNT staff or actors such as the Casey Jones fan film or the Image epilogue issues. The only exception are items such The Paradox of Chudnovsky - an item must have been released by someone who has the legal rights to do so.

Miscellaneous

  • Users are not required or encouraged to reveal their ages, but Wiki in general prohibits use of these sites to anyone under 13 years of age.
  • Use of multiple accounts is also strictly prohibited by Wikia.
  • Before making the decision to make massive changes (mass merging/deletion, categories that would impact many pages), please discuss your proposal with one or more admins, or open a blog post detailing your thoughts.

Warnings

  • Admins are required to give a warning before banning a user unless it is for a heinous offense (adult material, illegal material, etc.) or repeated infractions. When banning, a message on the user's talk page is to be placed indicating why. Ban duration is up to an admin's digression, but should normally be from 1-3 days unless it qualifies as the "heinous offense" or repeated infractions instances.
  • Warnings are not to be removed from a users wall; they are important for other admins to see. Removing a warning will result in an ban.

Sources and Citations

This Wiki is for factual information only. Fan-made characters and works are not appropriate for usage in Wiki articles.

Sources and citations are mostly for information that has been recently announced (or lack thereof), or difficult to provide evidence for. They are not required for every little tidbit of information.

A plot synopsis is a word-for-word reposting of the synopsis used to advertise the episode (such as in a TV listing) and not a brief summary written exclusively by a user.

If an item seems like it is fan-made or cannot be easily proven by viewing a work or by a simple search, a user (likely an administrator) may use the template {{Citation}} to produce the text [citation needed], meaning that they are requesting a first-hand source for the item in question. An official source, or a secondary source with its information directly from an official source qualify as sources. Fan blogs, profiles, sites, and accounts that do not meet the criteria for the latter do not qualify. Wikipedia, IMDB, and other Wiki-esque sites that do not cite official sources do not qualify. If a proper source isn't found, an administrator may choose to delete the tagged information.

If an article needs to be given a name even if there is not a canon one available, a user may include a disclaimer at the top of the article in italics. Common acceptable non-canon names are the name of the character in an alternate continuity or a widespread fan term. Once an official name becomes available, the article can be renamed to that name, with an optional redirect pointing from the previous name(s).

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