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The following is a list of rules and guidelines which all users of Minecraft Wiki should follow. If you would like to suggest a new rule, or suggest modifications to an existing rule, please contact one of our active Administrators.

Rules to make the Wiki run smoothly[edit source]

Do[edit source]

  1. Read our Manual of style before creating or re-formatting any articles.
  2. All edits should be made in good faith.
  3. Always make edits with the intent of improving an article, whether the changes are minor, or extensive.
  4. Try to avoid uploading JPEG or JPG images. PNG images are the best format for the wiki.
  5. Ask an administrator for permission to advertise another wiki or website.
  6. Be kind and respectful to other users.
  7. Keep all edits, comments and discussions on the topic of Minecraft.
  8. Contact an active administrator, if you have any questions.

Do Not[edit source]

  1. Plagiarize (we will know if you copy from other wikis or websites). This will result in a warning and/or block. Gathering info from other sources is fine; pasting it word-for-word on this wiki is not.
  2. Create spam articles, comments, discussions, or vandalize ANY content on the wiki.
  3. Upload an image if you do not plan to use it. If an image isn't in use anywhere on the wiki, it will be deleted immediately.
  4. Ask users for their passwords to ANY game or for Fandom.
  5. flame, rage, curse, or use inappropriate language ANYWHERE on the wiki.
  6. Add new categories or revamp existing ones without an administrator's permission. This includes "renaming" categories, or adding lots of pages to a category without adhering to the description of the category.
  7. Make edits to simply earn badges/achievements on the wiki (e.g. "badge-hunting" or "edit milking").
  8. Add ANY YouTuber references in any article. (For example, a nickname for an object or entity that was coined by a YouTube personality.)
  9. Comment on an article or blog post with simply the word "First", "Second", "Third" etc. This is considered spam, and will be removed promptly.
  10. Comment on blog posts which are several months or years old (sometimes referred to as "necrobumping"), unless you are bringing something meaningful and relevant to the discussion. Policy explained in greater detail here.
  11. Post messages, comments, or discussion threads that contain huge amounts of space in between words or sentences that greatly extend the size of the thread. 

Breaking one of these rules will result in a warning, if the user ignores the warning and continues the offense, their account and/or IP will be blocked.

Guidelines[edit source]

Main article: Minecraft Wiki:Manual of Style

These are the guidelines for using and editing the wiki. If these guidelines and/or rules are broken and the user is warned, the user is likely to be blocked.

Acceptable content for articles[edit source]

One of the goals of Minecraft Wiki is to capture all information about Minecraft that has been officially released or announced by Mojang AB and its staff. However, community Mods or other fan-made content should not have articles of their own, or be mentioned within the wiki's mainspace articles.

User blogs containing fan-made content[edit source]

Fan-made content may only be detailed in user blogs, or the discussion forum. A blog containing fan-made content or ideas should be clearly marked with a Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Dev:Arguments' not found. notice box at the top.

Fan-made guides[edit source]

On this wiki, Guides are helpful articles that may contain fan-made, step-by-step procedures, tips, or tricks. These articles must be clearly marked with a Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Dev:Arguments' not found. notice box. All content within a guide should refer to official, un-modded Mojang content.

Creating articles[edit source]

  • If you have made an article that is incomplete, still needs work, or there is a fair amount more information pertaining to the subject than what is written in the article, place the {{Stub}} or {{Cleanup}} template at the top of the page (whichever seems more appropriate).
  • If you are about to create an article that does not yet exist, remember that it can first be created, then improved. This way the page also gets other people's attention, and they may edit it.
  • Do not create articles that are not relevant to Minecraft, advertising or consist of unconfirmed details.

Editing[edit source]

  • If a page doesn't feature an Infobox, please add the appropriate one.
  • Try to use correct grammar, to the best of your ability.
  • Try to make the article neat and organized. Follow other articles' style to get a good idea of what a proper article should look like (or see our Manual of Style).
  • See our templates article for an overview of some useful templates on this wiki.

Infoboxes[edit source]

Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Dev:Arguments' not found. (for blocks)

Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Dev:Arguments' not found. (for items)

Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Dev:Arguments' not found. (For mobs)

For tutorials on how to properly use wikitext code, visit Fandom University.

Blocking guidelines (for administrators)[edit source]

Vandalism[edit source]

  • For general vandalism, such as inserting random words or categories into pages, blanking content, or re-naming articles, a 3 to 7 day block should be given after a warning. If there are many incidents (more than 3), a 2 week block is appropriate.
  • For higher level of vandalism, such as inserting inappropriate/rude/offensive words to pages or moving them to such, a 2 week/1 month/3 month (depending on the situation) block should be given.
  • For extreme levels of vandalism, with the user editing only to harm the wiki, a 1-year or infinite block should be given.
    • Note: A 1-year block should not be given if it is a first offense.
  • For inappropriate content, such as pornography or extreme vulgarity, immediately give the user an infinite block.

Behavior[edit source]

  • If a user behaves rudely after being warned to keep his/her cool, a 1 to 2 week block should be given.
  • If a user impersonates another user intentionally and knows the consequences, a 2 week to 1 month block should be given.
  • If a user is being generally only a pain to other people after being warned, a 6 month block should be given.
  • If a user is only being a pain to other users intentionally, an infinite block should be given.

Unacceptable username[edit source]

  • If an account's name is either offensive, contains inappropriate or rude words, strongly resembles another user's name, an infinite block should be given. However, remember to uncheck "block the last IP address" (the second check box), as only the username is unwelcome, not the editor.

Please remember that after repeated offenses, blocks of higher duration are to be given. Also, assuming good faith is important: if a user makes a bad edit, but appears to have done it in good faith (only to help the wiki and be constructive), no block should be given, but the user should still be said that he/she is making bad edits. However, this only applies to editing pages, not any community disputes.

Unless the blocked user is being a problem on their own message wall, they should be allowed to post there. In any case, they can go to [[w:Community Central|Community Central] and post on the message wall of an administrator should they wish to discuss the block.

General Community rules[edit source]

  • Don't delete discussions: Do not delete any text from a community discussion or talk page, unless it is spam or trolling. This way, we can keep future evidence of what someone has said, without having to look through page history. If a talk page or discussion page is getting too long, it should be archived instead.
  • Everyone is equal: Any user here will have the same value in editing and making points. A user's opinion will matter just as much as any other user's. This ranges from anonymous users, to trusted administrators, or even Fandom Staff.
  • User treatment: Do not offend other people. No matter what they have done or what they say, you cannot strike back without consequences. Calling someone out directly is one of the worst-case scenarios, but it is good to remember that you can be offending with only your attitude and your actions. Also, the level of the insult can result to different consequences: for example, calling someone "d*ckhead" can get you a higher chance of being blocked than calling someone "idiot". Keep in mind that both insults are still offensive, and are inappropriate. In a nutshell, be respectful to other users and try not to make them your enemy.
  • Low-quality edits: Do not be afraid to make erroneous edits. If there is something bad about your edit— whether it is the grammar, placement in the article, shortness, or something else—there will be a user who can improve your contribution. A great way to learn is through example; if you see how other users respond to your edits, then you can learn what to do and what to avoid, which will improve your future contributions.
  • Mini-Modding: Please try to avoid mini-modding. If you see another user breaking the rules of this wiki in some way, the best option is ALWAYS to simply report an offence to those who have the authority to deal with the situation (an admin or Fandom staff member). There is no reason for one user to lecture another user about the rules of this wiki in front of everyone else. The user in question can be politely informed by an administrator on their personal message wall.
  • Do not play with the rules: Don't use the rules to your advantage in an argument or any other situation. For example, someone not being made an administrator does not make someone less equal than another. Trying to twist the rules and guidelines to one's own advantage, what the rule was not meant for is forbidden.
  • Herobrine: Do not make false claims about Herobrine being real, or that you saw him. The existence of Herobrine in official versions of Minecraft has been confirmed as a hoax by Mojang AB and its staff (See these comments from Notch, and these ones from Dinnerbone). Making claims which dispute official info can be considered as intentionally misleading and providing false information to other users, and may be grounds for a block. Articles, comments or discussion threads about Herobrine will likely be deleted.
  • Merging or Deleting similar articles: Any user can make a suggestion to Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Dev:Arguments' not found. or Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Dev:Arguments' not found. one article with another similar article, if they feel the two articles detail the same topic. Simply place the appropriate notice box template at the top of the article, and the matter can be discussed by various users on that article's "talk page". Something to keep in mind when determining if two articles qualify for this, is whether the two items/locations/objects/mobs etc. behave differenty in Minecraft. If they are more-or-less identical, they should probably be considered for a merge. However, if the two function differently in any way, appear under different circumstances, or a different procedure is used to obtain them, they likely deserve separate articles.