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Shouldn't the personal image policies from Scribblewiki be reinstated? People are already using Adriels for hosting purposes, and we don't want the whole image crap issue to start again. YellowYoshi398 22:38, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

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Had I remembered that the server host was in New Zealand, rather than the US, I would have never questioned the copyright policy. Sorry for causing an inconvenience. Stooben Rooben 02:32, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Rule #19

Seriously. What. The. Waffles? Peachycakes 3.14 If I have to explain what is wrong with this rule, there is something wrong with you.

That rule was made just for you :) -- Xpike the hedgehog 20:57, 28 February 2009 (UTC)
We're not really serious about that one. It's just a thing Stooby and I made up a long time ago. :p 1337Yoshi
Phew, you had me worried for a sec. :) Peachycakes 3.14


Town/City Policy

  • You may NOT create a city or town for yourself.
  • If a new town to be created, the majority of the sysops and all of the bureaucrats must agree.

Any user can put what they want in fanon. I understand the point of this rule, but it's not really fair. Why not just make a size limit for cities? Katana(talk) - Join the Maintenance Committee! Help revive Userpedia!

Yeah, that rule is stupid. Why are we limiting the creative possibilities of our users? I mean, why stop there, if this keeps going, then soon people won't be able to create their own islands, or castles. It's not like anyone else is going to live there. Peachycakes 3.14 On that note, WHY DOES 1337 GET HIS OWN ****ING MOUNTAIN?!!!!! ONE THAT HE DIDN'T EVEN CREATE!!! The thing is several thousand miles tall, but he won't let anyone else live there. :(

Peachy, geez, calm down. I think it's incredibly arrogant for users to make their own cities. And 1337 got the mountain BEFORE this rule was passed. - S_ar_c__w v_n St_ub_n

Peachycakes 3.14 is right. He's overreacting a bit, tho. Also, who cares if it was before the rule? If you ask me, 1337 is abusing his power a bit. (No offence, 1337) Katana(talk) - Join the Maintenance Committee! Help revive Userpedia!

1337 deserves his own mountain. People like Hyper Guy and Blade Bro. don't deserve their own city (no offense to Hyper Guy, but he's new and not very experienced). - S_ar_c__w v_n St_ub_n

Well, the rule was created because of Hyper Guy making a whole city devoted to himself. I'll slacken on the second part, but the real point of the rule is, you can't make a town just for yourself and solely revolving around you, which Hyper Guy did. If someone can suggest a better way to put this rule, I'll gladly change it. 1337Run.gif omg its Bahamut http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159/YYXJKQJ/1337yoshidb9chez-1.gif ...

Why can't he have his own town? If he doesn't want to live in any of the existing ones, shouldn't he be allowed to make his own? Being able to make your own areas is one of the fundamentals of userhood. Peachycakes 3.14

An entire self-centric city is just needless narcissism. As Stooby put it, "It's completely asinine and unnecessary for one user to have an entire town dedicated to him." A city denotes an area for multiple users to live in, and an area that is therefore not dedicated to one user. Stuff like mountains (which I rightfully acquired long after the people who originally held claims to it retired) and islands and fortresses of doom are fine. (As long as the fortresses of doom don't have the ability to like destroy the whole universe, since that crosses over into godmodding) 1337Run.gif omg its Bahamut http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159/YYXJKQJ/1337yoshidb9chez-1.gif ...

You're right, 1337. But could I create a city/town that others could live on, and wasn't self-centric? Katana(talk) - Join the Maintenance Committee! Help revive Userpedia!

Only if the Sysops/Bearaucrats/Stewards agree on it. Otherwise, it gets deleted. Master Lucario

Again, that's stupid. We shouldn't need permission to create cities for ourselves. And do you realize what that means? It means that it is a city for that person, and that person only, noone else is going to live there, unless they ask of course, and typicly these kinds of places are inhabited by non-users. There is nothing different from these cities than other locals, and they should not be banned. Peachycakes 3.14 Also, Mt. Leet used to be public domain before 1337 took it over, no one person owned it. And just because he has a cave in it, doesn't mean he automatically owns the entire thing. The place is big enough for several hundered users, and a couple towns.

Peachy: Calm down.

1337: It's not fair to not let users have minor towns that aren't self-centric...

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Peachy plz stop getting so mad. Is this really worth fighting about? I think users should have to ask 1337 before making a city- otherwise, there would be millions of cities within a few days. - S_ar_c__w v_n St_ub_n

What SvS said. Are you already forgetting about Rule #19, Peachy? And 1337 already has another user living with him, damn it. :| --The Blue Dragon 12:17, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, we could ask 1337, but not a "majority of the sysops". Most sysops and 'crats are rarely ever on! Sorry, Palkia... Katana(talk) - Join the Maintenance Committee! Help revive Userpedia!

No. No sorry is needed. Sadly, that's actually right. There's only like, three active Sysops and one active 'Crat. :( --The Blue Dragon 12:21, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

No, 1337 is the only active 'crat or sysop! I'd have to wait months before two sysops would approve! Katana(talk) - Join the Maintenance Committee! Help revive Userpedia!

oh god damn it im here KA :( --The Blue Dragon 12:37, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

shifty: That is true. Maybe I should get approval ahead of time in case I ever want to make a town... Katana(talk) - Join the Maintenance Committee! Help revive Userpedia!

Well, the only con is waiting for St00ben. Who knows when he'll come back. --The Blue Dragon 12:44, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

Why not just ask the active ones? It's not very fair to make someone wait months for one user... Katana(talk) - Join the Maintenance Committee! Help revive Userpedia!

True. And waiting for St00bs is gonna take awhile. ...And how many Sysops are needed to approve it, anyways? It says 'majority', but ...how much is majority? :| --The Blue Dragon 12:50, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

I think it means just more than half... Katana(talk) - Join the Maintenance Committee! Help revive Userpedia!

...o_0 Well, that's gonna take awhile then. --The Blue Dragon 12:53, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

Steuben: Millions of cities in a few days? WTW? This rule was only implemented a week ago. What about the several years before that? There were no millions of cities or towns, there were only a few. As you can see, there was no problem with this before, but now our rights as users are being taken away on meerly a whim. >:( Peachycakes 3.14 Having to get permission to make your own city is the hight of folly.

... I agree with that first part... Katana(talk) - Join the Maintenance Committee! Help revive Userpedia!

Maybe it should be that we only need to ask 1337's permission. Otherwise, it will take forever. - S_ar_c__w v_n St_ub_n

^^^^^Per Katana(talk) - Join the Maintenance Committee! Help revive Userpedia!

Like I said, you can't make a narcissistic city revolving around you and you alone. You're allowed to make minor-ish cities and towns, as long as they're not devoted to a single user. I might just drop the rule, since there was really only one offender. :\ 1337Run.gif omg its Bahamut http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159/YYXJKQJ/1337yoshidb9chez-1.gif ...

I posted this on Ultima's talk, but here too since I noticed it: The rule shouldnt exist, but now all the noobs are gonna make their own towns anyway, which destroys the point of having a main wiki town... probably, at least.Toadbert101

What if we make cities for our own islands? Is that breaking the rules?

-- Kill Joys! Make Some Noise! - Dr. Death Defying The future is bulletproof!

Cursing

"No severe swearing in mainspace articles or talk pages."
So, cursing on userpages is fine? Sweet. --Black Hole Sun 13:06, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

Actually, that's just something I forgot to add. 1337Run.gif omg its Bahamut http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159/YYXJKQJ/1337yoshidb9chez-1.gif ...

Rule #21

I'm afraid Rule #21 is a bunch of *bleep*. It's practicly testimant to power abusing. Peachycakes 3.14

I agree. It looks like you guys just concocted that bullsh-t only to justify power abuse. It's retarded, man. --Crocodile Dippy

If it is used for the abuse of power, said sysop will recieve a warning. Tumaha Bamiltu

Regardless, the rule is so stupid. If not just an excuse to justify power abuse, then it's most definitely absolutely pointless and retarded. --Crocodile Dippy

I must agree with 3.14 and BHS. It's just an excuse for the sysops to do whatever the hell they want. It gives them too much power. Rule 21 must go, full stop. Master Lucario

I don't have the power to remove it; if you want it to go, talk to Ultima about it. - S_ar_c__w v_n St_ub_n In Soviet Russia, Userpedia edits YOU!

Our sysops are chosen for a reason, we trust they'll make the right choices, if they don't, they should get a little warning, and i'll bring out the belt *cracks* Master Crash


GUYS RULE 20 :O Don Tb -- 11:00

Rule 10 & 15

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I guess I was right.Don Tb -- 11:00

Rule #12

Uniju wants me to tell you that said rule is impossible to break and should be removed, and that you guys using the slang term "legit" makes you look like idiots. He also wants me to tell you that there's no "more severe punishment" than being banned on a website. I stand by his beliefs! --Crocodile Dippy

More severe would be breaking into your house & stealing all your cookies. Axhole(T|C)

True. --Crocodile Dippy

On a more serious note, you & Uniju are right. Axhole(T|C)

Glad you agree, Axhole. --Crocodile Dippy

And I should care what Uniju thinks why? - S_ar_c__w v_n St_ub_n In Soviet Russia, Userpedia edits YOU!

Because he's pointing out a flaw in the rules that you guys should pay attention to? Honestly, it's no wonder this is one of the worst sites ever; You sysops are so up yourselves that you won't pay attention to the good advice of smart guys that you absolutely hate cuz you're so frickin' biased. --Crocodile Dippy

That sentance made me laugh. Worst sites ever? If it's really that bad, why the hell did Uniju stay here, other than to whine about it? XD And what exactly is Uniju suggesting? If it's a good idea, we'll consider it. - S_ar_c__w v_n St_ub_n In Soviet Russia, Userpedia edits YOU! And how is rule twelve impossible to break?

...That was MY comment, dude. Uniju just asked me to tell you the rule is horribly flawed, and he's suggesting you remove the rule. Ya know, that's a good question; You should ask Uni yourself. Or are you too scared of him to be mature and take this chance to possibly improve the Wiki? --Crocodile Dippy

The rule is indeed stupid, as Uniju said, there's no punishment more severe than being banned. Unless you guys gain the power to hax0r a knife through the screen, it needs to be removed. NaziRegisteel.pngMaster LucarioNaziRegisteel.png Saluting Registeel since 2007...

Well, a perminant ban is worse then a 3-day ban. Katana(talk) - Join the Maintenance Committee! Help revive Userpedia!

If you sockpuppet, you don't get banned permanently, just for two weeks. However, perhaps two weeks is too long. I'll discuss with the other sysops. - S_ar_c__w v_n St_ub_n(HEY MAN! Aw, leave me alone, you know. HEY MAN! Henry, get off the phone!)

How are you gonna prove you have a "legit" reason anyway? Don Tb -- 11:00

...Guys, you CAN'T sockpuppet here. You have to request an account, remember? --Crocodile Dippy

Then why do you care about the rule if it will never affect anyone? - S_ar_c__w v_n St_ub_n(C)

Because having a literally useless rule sitting there makes us look like total morons. Hence why it's not there anymore. — Stooben Rooben 11:48, 9 June 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, but there was no need to make such a big deal about it. - S_ar_c__w v_n St_ub_n(You move me, you move me, with your buildings and your eyes, autumn woods and winter skies)

You're only saying that cuz Uniju mentioned the flaw and was right about the whole thing. --Crocodile Dippy

Not everything is about Uniju, you know. - S_ar_c__w v_n St_ub_n(C)

No, everything IS about Uniju. --Crocodile Dippy

He's always watching, you see. Always. Watching. - S_ar_c__w v_n St_ub_n(C)

He actually is. --Crocodile Dippy

Ideas and crap like that

K. There's been a lot of criticism of Userpedia and its rules recently, and I would simply like to know what rules you want added or removed, and be sure to give a good reason. If you have a good reason, we'll listen to you. I know we seem like humorless jerks a lot, and I have been increasingly sympathetic with your point of view- this wiki could use some humor and lightening up. I'd like some specific ideas on how we can improve the rules. - S_ar_c__w v_n St_ub_n(C)

Wait til BHS gets here. I think the "X-rated" thing should be changed to "18+" for something, cause I've never heard of stuff like that referred to as "X". Don Tb -- 11:00 Mature themes are unknown.

Toadbert, I already told him some of the things I hate about the rules via his talk page. Get with the times. --Crocodile Dippy

I'm too old to do that.Don Tb -- 11:00

Fair enough. --Crocodile Dippy

"No Cyberbullying" Rule

We need to add one. No stalking, no threatening (there may already be a rule against this, but if there is, I missed it :P) - S_ar_c__w v_n St_ub_n(C)

per Crane --Klonoaboard.gif Hemu the Ultimate Cookie Lord (Trading Card Game) 14:49, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

Well, of course I'm in! per my new friend, Crane. Hyper Boss(T|C) 14:53, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

'k. I'll need to speak with Ultima first before I add it. - S_ar_c__w v_n St_ub_n(C)

Wiki Policy

wait, what flood, it says "before the flood came", does this mean before people discovered how to make wiki's on wiki farms, so then there was a flood of wikis? or was it some fiction thing from the golden age --Klonoaboard.gif Hemu the Ultimate Cookie Lord (Trading Card Game) 21:23, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

There was a "flood" of wiki articles on the Scribblewiki userpedia, fictional or otherwise. --Mr. Isotope(T|C) 00:04, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

Hey, about one of the rules.

Is "Pillock" considered to be a flame, seeing as how, from the context that I've seen it used in, is a synonym for retard, wich is allowed. - KP Blue Can't Defeat Air Man

'Retard' being used as a flame is my pet peeve. It's a f-cking mental disorder, and I've always found it very sad that people use it as an insult. It's like using 'aspergers syndrome' or 'cancer patient' as a flame. - S_ar_c__w v_n St_ub_n(C)

Shut up you cancer patient. Ugozima(T|C) 03:43, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

You shut up, you Pillock. - KP Blue Can't Defeat Air Man There, I used it.
I like how you didn't answer me, KP. - S_ar_c__w v_n St_ub_n(C)
I was too busy responding to some pillock insulting you. Oh, and can we use "Bollocks"? - KP Blue Can't Defeat Air Man
I don't think Ugozima was being that serious, KP. And yes, you can use 'bollocks', though I don't see why you'd want to. - S_ar_c__w v_n St_ub_n(C)
SvS you never asked a question --Klonoaboard.gif Hemu the Ultimate Cookie Lord (Trading Card Game)
22:25, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

He meant you didn't respond to my comment, his grammar wasn't very good but I think his meaning got across.~(MG1)~ (Talk)

It's weird how people take words that most people wouldn't use normally and try and say they're flames. Hi! 愛子ダム Ain't it cute?

Hey, Is the rule about swearing disbanded? Because on DP's article, he left the F word uncensored.

-- Kill Joys! Make Some Noise! - Dr. Death Defying The future is bulletproof!

Leave my article alone, dammit! --Crocodile Dippy

It's not so much that the rule is disbanded, it's just that nobody cares about it anymore. - S_ar_c__w v_n St_ub_n(SvS)

Then i think it should be erased. :3

-- Kill Joys! Make Some Noise! - Dr. Death Defying The future is bulletproof!

The rule was altered, so MBV's article is fine --Klonoaboard.gif Hemu the Ultimate Cookie Lord (Trading Card Game)
23:11, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Rule 10

Crap is allowed, isn't it? Ralph.pngRalphfanOrganized ChaosRalph.png

"Crap" isn't severe swearing, so it should be. - GabuGabu.png Gabumon(talk)

Some questions about cusswords

First of all, in the rules it doesnt state whether cussing is allowed in fanfics or not, because that is mainspace. Also, what cusswords are allowed? Mileycyrussoulja(T|C) 14:52, 26 March 2011 (PDT)

What the hell is a cuss word? o_o -- Kill Joys! Make Some Noise! - Dr. Death Defying The future is bulletproof!

I think he means swear words.--Mr bones(T|C) 06:50, 3 June 2011 (PDT)