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Here on Wikitubia, we have a detailed and concise list of all of our rules, which have been categorized into 4 main sections: General, Content, Discussions, and Administration. Within those sections, there are multiple sub-sections to help better organize the rules by topic.
Please note that these rules are important to maintaining Wikitubia as a functioning website, and that these rules should be treated with utmost seriousness. Please read through the rules and to keep them in mind when you are on Wikitubia.
The code system of the rules is re-organized on January 1 of each year.

General

This section is for rules that overall apply to all aspects of Wikitubia, regardless of where you are on the site.

Section 1: User accounts

User accounts
# Rule Additional information Punishment if broken
G:1:1 You must be the age of 13 years old or older in order to have an account on Wikitubia. If a user is found out to be underaged, they will be blocked until there is confidence that they are of age to be on Wikitubia.
G:1:2 Do not create sockpuppet accounts.
  • Sockpuppetry is when a user creates multiple accounts to circumvent a block/ban or otherwise disrupt community proceedings.
  • This also applies to when a blocked user is using another person's account to bypass the sockpuppetry rules.
Failure to abide by this rule will result in a permanent ban on all accounts.
G:1:3 Bot accounts can only be approved for use with an administrator majority vote on Wikitubia's Discord server.
G:1:4 In order to become a Verified YouTuber on Wikitubia, a user must give credible proof that they are the YouTuber they claim to be.
  • The YouTuber also must have both a Fandom account and a Wikitubia page that meets the content page requirements.
  • If a YouTuber's page is removed for whatever reason, their Verified YouTuber tag will also be removed.
  • If a Verified YouTuber becomes banned, globally banned, or has their account deactivated, their tag will be removed.

Section 2: Behavior

Behavior
# Rule Additional information Punishment if broken
G:2:1 Do not harass, be invasive, or do things to make other users uncomfortable.
  • Harassment is behavior that is deemed intimidating, insulting, or overly aggressive.
  • This rule refers to when a user is messaging in a way that causes an unpleasant feeling of fear or unease, or if a user is not respecting a user or YouTubers privacy or boundaries.
  • This rule can also refer to making a person uncomfortable with things that are said to them.
Failure to abide by this rule will result in a warning.
G:2:2 Do not engage in bigotry or hate speech.
  • Hate speech is defined as abusive or threatening speech or writing that expresses prejudice on the basis of ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or similar grounds.
  • The use of the word "gay" as an insult applies to this rule.
Failure to abide by this rule will result in a permanent ban.
G:2:3 Do not say slurs.
  • The specific words to be particularly monitored are "N****r", "F****t", and "R****d", and the different variations of them.
Failure to abide by this rule will result in a permanent ban.
G:2:4 Do not say death threats or other violent and threatening statements to other individuals, or disrespect or ridicule one's death.
  • This includes wishing death upon someone.
Failure to abide by this rule will result in an instant block.
G:2:5 Do not ask other users for personal information.
  • This consists of subjects such as asking a user about their age, residency, or real name.
Failure to abide by this rule will result in a warning.
G:2:6 Remain civil and respectful toward other users at all times. Failure to abide by this rule will result in a warning.
G:2:7 Do not impersonate others.
  • It is more common for a YouTuber of a large profile to be impersonated, however all individuals can be impersonated.
  • A user must provide valid proof that they are who they claim to be, and if not then this rule applies.
Failure to abide by this rule will result in a permanent ban.
G:2:8 Do not raid.
  • Raiding is when a group of users enter the wiki with malicious intent and engage in disruptive behaviors, including mass vandalization or spamming.
  • This rule also applies to threatening a raid, and using Wikitubia to organize raids on other platforms.
Failure to abide by this rule will result in a permanent ban.
G:2:9 Do not pretend to be or allude to being a staff member on Wikitubia when you aren't one.
  • This also applies to giving out notices or warnings when you are not a staff member.
  • If a staff member gives a user a warning but then that staff member is no longer staff, the warning still applies.
  • For more information about warnings, go here and for more information about notices, go here.
Failure to abide by this rule will result in a warning.

Section 3: Acts

Acts
# Rule Additional information Punishment if broken
G:3:1 Do not engage in vandalism.
  • Vandalism is when a user creates contributions that intentionally harms content, such as inserting gibberish or insulting and provocative statements.
Failure to abide by this rule will result in an instant block.
G:3:2 Do not spam.
  • Spamming is when a user repetitively sends the same thing in a harmful manner.
Failure to abide by this rule will result in an instant block.
G:3:3 Do not engage in trolling.
  • Trolling is when a user is engaging in inflammatory or obnoxious behavior for the purpose of provoking others.
Failure to abide by this rule will result in an instant block.
G:3:4 Do not upload NSFW content.
  • NSFW (Not Safe For Work) is content that is associated with nudity, sexuality, or gore.
Failure to abide by this rule will result in a permanent ban.
G:3:5 Do not create messages in a NSFW manner.
  • NSFW (Not Safe For Work) is content that is associated with nudity, sexuality, or gore.
Failure to abide by this rule will result in a warning.
G:3:6 Do not engage in promotion or self-promotion.
  • This rule can exempt certain instances with the approval of the administration.
  • Fandom guestbooks are automatically exempted.
Failure to abide by this rule will result in a warning.
G:3:7 Do not share or publish doxxed information.
  • Doxxing is when a user publishes private information about an individual, typically with malicious intent.
  • It is not considered doxxing if the information was once widely and publicly known at one time, though has been since requested to become private.
Failure to abide by this rule will result in a permanent ban.
G:3:8 If a YouTuber requests for anything associated with their channel to be removed or locked, the requests must be followed.
  • A YouTuber must properly verify themselves with a Wikitubia staff member in order for the page or information to be removed.
  • Subjects affiliated with a YouTuber's channel consists of the YouTuber's page or information within that page, the comment section of the page, or mentions of the YouTuber within pages or discussions.
  • If a YouTuber were to make a statement about them not wanting certain information public, then this could be extended to that.
G:3:9 Do not add information or pages to Wikitubia about a YouTuber that had requested their information to be removed. Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.
G:3:10 Do not false-report or report posts, comments, or messages that do not break any rule.
  • False reporting is when a user deliberately and repeatedly reports something that didn't need to be reported.
Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.
G:3:11 Users must only communicate or send messages in coherent and understandable English. Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.

Content

This section is for rules that apply to the content-side of Wikitubia.

Section 1: Pages

Pages
# Rule Additional information Punishment if broken
C:1:1 Edit by the standards on Wikitubia's manual of style. Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.
C:1:2 Abide by our facts policy.
  • This is to ensure that all information is factual and well-sourced.
Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.
C:1:3 Cited information must include relevant, direct, and reliable citations.
  • The citation must be relevant as in it relates to the information being cited with it.
  • The citation must be direct as in the information relevant to the citation is easily accessible through the given citation.
  • The citation must be reliable as in it is coming from a source that can be trusted.
  • This especially applies to controversy sections on pages.
  • For more information on how to handle citations, see Wikitubia's facts policy.
Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.
C:1:4 All information inserted that is presented as factual must be cited.
  • Information claiming to be factual that is not cited will be removed.
Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.
C:1:5 Do not excessively copy information from other sources.
  • This especially applies to copy and pasting information.
Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it once will result in a warning.
C:1:6 Do not insert information found on Wikipedia.
  • If the same information found on Wikipedia can be found elsewhere, it can be added with a citation to that other source.
  • This especially applies to copy and pasting information.
  • If a page is deemed to have excessive usage of Wikipedia, it will be marked for deletion.
Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it once will result in a warning.
C:1:7 Do not cite information found on Famous Birthdays or similar websites.
  • If the information is exclusively found on Famous Birthdays or a similar website, do not use it as a source, and if there is a more reliable source that has the same information, cite that instead.
Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.
C:1:8 Do not use ChatGPT or any similar artificial intelligence software to write pages or sections of pages.
  • The only acceptable uses of these software's are to properly re-word and re-format paragraphs or to check for grammar errors.
Failure to abide by this rule will result in a warning.
C:1:9 Pages must be written in a neutral tone.
  • When a user is adding information to a page, they must not include any personal biases or information from one perspective alone.
  • If a page has large amounts of information deemed biased, then it should have the Biased template placed upon it.
  • Excessive amounts of biased information will lead to the page being marked for deletion.
Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.
C:1:10 Pages must include proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling that is in understandable and coherent English.
  • For reference, use The Punctuation Guide.
  • If a page is not written in English, then it will be deleted immediately.
  • If a page is not written in understandable or coherent English, then it will be placed under the candidates for clean up category.
  • This also applies to editing pages in incoherent or hard to understand English.
Failure to abide by this rule will result in a warning.
C:1:11 Do not create pages unrelated to YouTube. Failure to abide by this rule will result in a warning.
C:1:12 In order for a YouTuber or channel to have a page, they must have 1,000 subscribers or more.
  • If a channel was deleted or terminated, proof must be shown that the channel had 1,000 subscribers before they were terminated or deleted.
  • If a channel had 1,000 subscribers, but falls under that subscriber requirement, the page must be removed.
Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.
C:1:13 In order for a YouTuber or channel to have a page, they must have at least one public video, unless they have over 100,000 subscribers.
  • If a channel was deleted or terminated that met the necessary 100,000 subscriber or more exception, proof must be shown that the channel had 100,000 subscribers before they were terminated or deleted.
  • If a channel has no videos and under 100,000 subscribers, but is able to sufficiently prove that at one time they had at least one public video, they are allowed to have a page.
Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.
C:1:14 Channels that exist primarily for NSFW purposes are not allowed to have a page.
  • NSFW (Not Safe For Work) is content that is associated with nudity, sexuality, or gore.
  • If unsure if a certain channel meets this criteria, contact a staff member for assurance if it is allowed or not.
Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.
C:1:15 There can only be one page per individual or organization.
  • The page must revolve around the primary channel, which is the channel that the creator's brand is usually centered around.
  • Secondary channels are not allowed to have their own pages, and must be a part of the primary channels page.
  • This applies to creating duplicate or replicate articles of already existing pages.
  • There are specific circumstances where this rule does not apply, but those must be approved by the administration.
Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.
C:1:16 Content pages must have 2,000 bytes or more in order to be on Wikitubia.
  • If a page has under 2,000 bytes, then it will be given 24 hours since the valid candidate for deletion notice was placed to meet Wikitubia's standards, and if it doesn’t meet this requirement in that time, then the page will be deleted.
  • You cannot add unnecessary or needless bytes to increase the amount of bytes a page has, as they would be removed.
  • Pages made before September 9, 2023 (when the previous byte minimum of 1,200 bytes was in place) will not be deleted if they are under 2,000 bytes, but they will be considered stubs if they are under 3,500 bytes.
Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.
C:1:17 If a content page has less than 3,500 bytes, it is considered a stub and should have the stub template place on it.
C:1:18 Do not engage in edit wars.
  • Edit wars are when conflicting editors dispute about specific content and continuously change the contents back and forth to fit what they think should be placed instead.
  • All edit wars should be talked out with the guidance of a staff member.
  • Edit warring will result in the page that was conflicted over to be temporarily locked if needed.
  • If a user who is participating in an edit war is deemed to be justified or right in doing so, they will not be punished for it.
Failure to abide by this rule will result in a warning.
C:1:19 Do not edit farm.
  • Edit farming is when a user repeatedly edits with the only purpose of increasing their edit count.
  • Edit farming often comes in the form of repetitive, unnecessary, or unhelpful contributions.
Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.
C:1:20 Do not create botted edits unless it is from an approved bot.
  • Botted edits are usually detected when a similar pattern of edits is detected at an abnormal speed of contribution.
Failure to abide by this rule will result in a warning.
C:1:21 Do not create pages that are not centered around a certain channel without permission from a staff member.
  • If you create a page that does not follow this rule, it will be removed.
  • If a staff member approves it, but a majority vote to remove it is successful, it is removed.
Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.
C:1:22 Pages must have at least 3 sources.
  • If a page still has 0 sources 24 hours after the page’s creation, it will be moved to the page creator’s sandbox and the page's creator will be notified. If the page only has 1-2 sources 24 hours after the page’s creation, the page creator will be notified that unsourced sections of their page will be removed if a source isn’t added in 3 days, and that the page may be deleted if such removal brings the page below the byte limit.
Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.
C:1:23 Pages can not be created for topic channels.
  • Topic channels are automatically created YouTube channels that are made for compiling videos for specific topics.
  • Any page that is created of this will be immediately deleted.
Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.
C:1:24 Channels owned by YouTubers under the age of 13 are not allowed, unless they have over 100,000 subscribers.
  • This includes group channels in which one of the owners is under 13, but does not include family channels.
Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.
C:1:25 Pages may be deleted at moderator discretion.
  • It is possible for a page, even one that does not violate the rules, to be deleted through the agreement of a majority of a select group of moderators.

Section 2: Categories

Categories
# Rule Additional information Punishment if broken
C:2:1 Do not create or add unapproved categories to pages on Wikitubia. Failure to abide by this rule will result in a warning.
C:2:2 Only add relevant categories to pages, and do not remove relevant categories from pages.
  • The category's usage can be derived from the category's name or from the description on the category page. If you're unclear on how to properly use a category, reach out to a Wikitubia Staff member.
  • Do not add main space categories to user pages.
  • This rule especially applies to maintenance categories.
Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.

Section 3: Images and Videos

Images and Videos
# Rule Additional information Punishment if broken
C:3:1 Images and videos must be named similarly to the subject of the image or video. Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.
C:3:2 Do not upload duplicate images or videos. Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.
C:3:3 Do not upload images or videos with no intention in using them.
  • This rule applies for when an image has had no file usage on any pages for 24 hours or more after its creation.
Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.
C:3:4 Do not upload fan art or art not officially affiliated with the YouTuber it is based on to content pages.
  • It is permitted to upload fan art to blog posts, discussions posts, comment sections, and user pages.
Failure to abide by this rule will result in a warning.

Section 4: Templates

Templates
# Rule Additional information Punishment if broken
C:4:1 Do not create templates that were not approved for creation.
  • Templates can only be created after approval by a staff member.
Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.
C:4:2 Do not add templates only meant for content pages to user pages, and vice versa.
  • This refers to disclaimer templates such as the Delete, Biased, and Cleanup templates.
  • If a user would like for their user page to be cleared of its history and content, they must request a staff member who can delete pages to do so.
Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.
C:4:3 Do not add templates to user pages that are only for staff members or are only permitted by staff members on Wikitubia, if you are not a staff member. Failure to abide by this rule will result in a warning.
C:4:4 Do not add templates to pages that do not fit criteria for the template.
  • Most templates intended uses are described within the template's page.
Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.

Discussions

This section applies to the discussions-side of Wikitubia.

Section 1: Discussions board

Discussions board
# Rule Additional information Punishment if broken
D:1:1 Users are limited to creating a maximum of 3 discussions posts or polls in a 24-hour time span.
  • This does not apply to replies.
Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.
D:1:2 Do not create off-topic posts, replies or polls.
  • Off-topic posts are posts that do not relate to YouTube, Fandom, or Wikitubia.
Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.
D:1:3 Do not add posts to discussions categories that do not apply to the contents of the post.
  • Most category purposes are self-explanatory.
Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.
D:1:4 Do not request the creation of pages, or imply the request of creating pages, on the discussions board.
  • This rule also covers asking why a page on a specific YouTuber does not exist, where the answer is always that no one made it yet.
Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.
D:1:5 Do not necropost on discussions posts.
  • Necroposting is when a user replies to a post that has been inactive for 2 weeks or more.
Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.
D:1:6 Do not post farm or create posts with the sole purpose of receiving upvotes.
  • Post farming is when a user repeatedly posts with the only purpose of increasing their post count.
  • Post farming often comes in the form of repetitive, unnecessary, or unneeded posts.
  • This also applies to when a user is asking for likes.
Failure to abide by this rule will result in a warning.
D:1:7 Do not create strange or incoherent posts.
  • Strange as in a post that is unusual or surprising in a way that is unsettling or hard to understand.
  • Incoherent as in a post that is confusing and difficult to understand.
Failure to abide by this rule will result in a warning.
D:1:8 Do not create posts or replies that are rants or are meant to provoke conflicts and arguments.
  • Rants are when a user creates a post at length about their passionate dislike of a certain subject.
  • This is extended to creating posts about controversial topics.
  • This applies to creating posts to bring attention to individuals deemed as trolls on posts.
Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.
D:1:9 Do not create low-effort posts.
  • Low-effort posts are posts that consist of little substance and do not promote legitimate discussion. Examples include "Who's better?" and "Thoughts on _____?". Enforcement of this rule largely depends on moderator discretion as to what is low-effort.
Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.

Section 2: Comments

Comments
# Rule Additional information Punishment if broken
D:2:1 Do not post off-topic comments.
  • Off-topic comments are comments that have nothing to do with the page topic.
Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.

Section 3: Message walls

Message wall
# Rule Additional information Punishment if broken
D:3:1 Do not delete valid notices and warnings from your message wall.
  • Valid warnings are warnings given by a staff member that have not expired.
  • Once a warning is no longer valid after 60 days, the user is able to delete it if they choose.
Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.

Section 4: Blog posts

Blog posts
# Rule Additional information Punishment if broken
D:4:1 Do not create irrelevant and insubstantial blog posts.
  • Irrelevant refers to something unrelated to YouTube, Fandom, or Wikitubia
  • Insubstantial refers to the post lacking any incite or thoughtfulness.
Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.
D:4:2 Do not create a content page on a blog post.
  • A user cannot create a blog post that mimics a content page by being about a YouTuber or YouTube channel, or by having utilities that only content pages can have, such as categories.
Failure to abide by this rule after being notified about it previously will result in a warning.
D:4:3 Do not add categories to blog posts. Failure to abide by this rule will result in a warning.

Administration

This section applies to the staff-side of Wikitubia. These rules mainly apply to only staff members.

Section 1: Staff

Staff
# Rule Additional information
A:1:1 The rules that are specified on the staff page must be followed.
A:1:2 The bureaucrat vacancy process must be followed.
  • The bureaucrat vacancy process can be found here.

Section 2: Moderation

Moderation
# Rule Additional information
A:2:1 The block rules must be followed.
  • The block rules can be found here.
A:2:2 Bureaucrats have the unilateral ability to ban pardon any user.
  • Ban pardons are either when a user has all of their current or previous blocks or bans invalidated, or when a user has a specific block or ban invalidated.
  • If a block was removed entirely within a day of it initially being given, then it is automatically ban pardoned.

Section 3: Rules

Rules
# Rule Additional information
A:3:1 A Wikitubia Jury to make decisions on ban or block statuses and ban or block appeals for Wikitubia must be established, and the wiki jury rules must be followed.
  • You can find the rules for the wiki jury here.

We would also advise users to keep in mind Fandom's Terms of Use while using Wikitubia. Our administration will not enforce these, but there are Fandom Staff who can globally ban for failing to abide by their terms.

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