Bravo Fleet Infobase:Editing Policies

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This article is official Bravo Fleet Official Policy.








Users

  1. Team Members may only have one BF Infobase account. Accounts may be renamed at the member's request.

Editing Behavior

  1. Members of the Infobase Team may edit any part of the Infobase save for policies and specs that must be approved by the BFA. This includes: articles, categories, images, and user pages.
  2. Any page may be locked ("protected") by an Administrator. Article Talk pages should explain any denied access, except in the case of any offical document of Bravo Fleet. Official BF Documents may only be changed on the authority of the BFA.
  3. Do not create or edit articles for the purpose of defaming any part of Bravo Fleet. Members are encouraged to write articles from a factual basis, with as little personal influence as possible. Sometimes this is unavoidable, in that the facts stir emotional debates or an opposing viewpoint. However, no member is to use these articles as a lauchpad for their personal vendettas. Repeat offenders will be removed from the Infobase team.
  4. Vandalism will not be tolerated. Vandalism is generally defined as editing a wiki in a way that is intentionally disruptive or destructive. There are four generally acknowledged types of vandalism: deletion of legitimate information, insertion of nonsense or irrelevant content, addition of unwanted commercial links (spam), and policy violations specific to that wiki. Bravo Fleet members who participate in Vandalism will have their content removed, receive a warning, and face removal from the team.
  5. Cut down on the number of edits by using the Show preview button and making as many edits as possible in one Save rather than a series.
  6. If a member demonstrates the severe inability to use the Infobase correctly on at least three occasions, the member can be banned from the Infobase until such time as the Team Leader rescinds it. This will be decided on a case-by-case basis by the Staff.


Talk/Discussion Pages

  1. Talk pages may not be cleared. It is necessary to retain all conversations to preserve a record of the discussions to eliminate repeat topics.
  2. Do not make snide comments or target members on any Talk page. It is necessary to remain civil and mature in matters of disagreement.
  3. Sign and date your posts to talk pages (not articles!) using ~~~~.
  4. Disagreements must be discussed on the article's Talk page, not on the main article.

Content

  1. Avoid obscene or ridiculously unneeded information (e.g. So-and-so hates so-and-so for no reason).
  2. Information shall not be copied directly from any source outside of Bravo Fleet. Members who are found to do so will be removed from the team. This includes from Memory Alpha and Wikipedia.

Images

  1. Unless you have a paragraph discussing the image and tying it into the article, it will be deleted. Just throwing up an image because it relates to the article is not enough, explain why it is there.
  2. Images should only be uploaded if they are going to be used. Unused images that have remained so for in excess of 24 hours will be subject to summary deletion.
  3. Images must be shrunk down to a manageable size.
  4. All images in all infoboxes must be set at 275px, unless their original size is 275px or less.
  5. Images may not be more than 700 KB, unless otherwise noted by the staff.

Image Categorization

  1. If you upload an image, you must categorize it. A list of available categories can be found at Category:Image Categories.
  2. If you upload an image, you must include the {{fairuse}} tag, even if you created it.
Here is a prime example of how to do it correctly
{{fairuse}}
[[Category:Images-Characters]]