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Our Policies
Welcome to Mortal Instruments Role Play Wiki. Here on our wiki we have rules; and all users are expected to follow them. If you happen to have any questions about our rules and policies please feel free to ask anyone from our Administration Team. Please read through these thoroughly, as ignorance of the rules is not an excuse for breaking
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General
Administration
Administration is important to any wiki, including Mortal Instruments role-play. What's the difference between all of the administration rights?
Bureaucrats
Bureaucrats, also knows as 'crats' have the job of overseeing the wiki. If a dispute comes up that an admin cannot handle or if there is something that needs an executive decision, a bureaucrat is contacted and the matter is then decided between the bureaucrats in office.
There are a total of three crats, on for each department. It is then their job to oversee that department to make sure all the jobs are being performed correctly and that no administrator is abusing their powers.
Administrators
Administrators are the backbone of the wiki. They make sure everything runs smoothly and that all duties of their department are being done. They also have the job of training apprentices and rollbacks.
Rollbacks
Rollbacks are admins-in-training. Their job is to learn and to assist the admins in the way that they are told. Rollbacks are not considered full admins but are still a part of the administration team.
Chat/Discussion Moderators
Chat/Discussion Mods have the responsibility of monitoring chat adnt the discussions forum, enforcing rules and making sure all fights are contained and stopped. Even though they have rights, they are not a part of the administration team.
Apprentices
Apprentices are the wiki helpers. They help where needed, but they also have a choice of which department they wish to help in. They are not considered a member of the administration team.
User Levels
Each User who starts here and has made an edit starts off at the Beginner Level. After two weeks you level up to a Level One. After another two weeks you will become a Level Two. And finally after another month, you will become a full member of the wiki at a Level Three.
Blocks and Warnings
Blocking is the means by which an administrator prevents a certain user from editing here in The Mortal Instruments Role Playing Wiki. Blocks are used to prevent further damages to the wiki community by user accounts who have seriously broke the policies. Block durations may vary, depending on the severity of the policies contravened. Ample written or verbal warnings should be given out first before employing a block, only unless the seriousness of the violation of rules demands a higher form of action other than a simple warning. This can go from a simple verbal warning to a permanent block.
Requesting Blocks
If a certain user thinks that another user should be blocked, they should contact an administrator. The user should give a reason, a specific reason, as to why that other user should be blocked. An administrator will then oversee and decide if the user's merit deserves such block.
Inequitable Blocks
Once a user is blocked (temp or permanent), the admin will monitor their pages, specifically their talk page, for a month after the block is given. If the user blocked argues that he/she doesn't deserve the block, or the admin who gave it to them was unjust, the administration team will look over all the facts and evidences and will, perhaps, hold a vote as to whether that user really deserves a block or not. If it was found out that block wasn't handed out fairly, then the team will take an appropriate action to fix it. 
A full month is given to the blocked user to argue and let his/her opinion be heard. However, if the user doesn't show hints of doing so, and a month passes by since the block was given, he/she would have to wait for a longer time (perhaps a year) before his/her arguments can be taken into consideration.
Reasons for Blockings/Warnings
Administrators can give out warnings and blocks to someone for different reasons:
Valid Reasons
  • Vandalism of the wiki
  • Rudeness or discourtesy
  • Personal attacks
  • Edit or revert conflicts
  • Harassment/bullying/intimidation
  • Policy violation
  • Sock puppetry
  • Immoderate spamming
  • Improper usernames
  • Excessive metagaming, godmodding, and using of OP stuff
Inappropriate Reasons
  • Disagreement with a user or administrator (unless the user is asked to stop arguing but doesn't stop)
Offenses
Users
  • First Offence: First Warning (or, depending on the severity of the issue, a verbal warning may be given before a first warning)
  • Second Offence: Second Warning (or the Final Warning,depending on the severity of controversy)
  • Third Offence: Temporary ban (for a week or four, depending on the the number of offences already given
  • Fourth, or further offence: Permanent block
Sock Puppets
  • Immediate Permanent block
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Roleplaying
Role playing is what the wiki's all about. It gives life to this community. But sometimes, users take their imagination too far on what general role playing is. Just because the world the wiki is set in is fictional doesn't mean that the real world's decorum and etiquette aren't applied any more. The happenings in the wiki coexist with the reality right now, except of course for the fictional world our characters are part of. We also keep the wiki's role playing atmosphere at PG-13. We have a wide range of ages of users that are part of this community. In order for everyone to be comfortable and welcome in role playing, we make sure this policy is applied.
Aside that, we have rules that ensure a fair play to all the users involved. We have policies made to avoid things that are inequitable, such as metagaming, godmodding, and having OP characters, weapons, and powers.
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Voting
When some arguments, disputes, or debates take place, the usual outcome of those is holding a votation. Votes take place for different reasons. A user is to choose one of the given options that they will vote on, and they can give their reason/opinion for voting that particular option. In the wiki, there are votes for users that are Level Three and above, and some for rollbacks and above. But even though a certain user cannot vote, they can still leave their opinions to be heard out and be taken into consideration.
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Models/Images
Choosing Images
Images
  • The image you choose must not be already used by another character that was created first, unless the user who owns the character that currently uses the image gives you their permission.
  • The images should be modest, no nudity or any showing of a person's private parts.
  • The images chosen shouldn't have copyrights or logos stamped on them. Please be respectful, too, of copyright laws. If an image owner/artist has stated clear and concise rules on that page asking it to not be used by anyone in anyway, show common courtesy and do not use the image. 
  • The models shouldn't be overly recognized by the larger population of the MIRP Wiki. Too popular figures, for example, are not allowed. (Taylor Swift, Zac Efron, etc.)
  • A single model may never be used by two or more characters at once. The original owner has the rights to give permission to whoever. If user sends his/her character away, or kills them, or the user itself leaves, you are able to use that model UNLESS that page has been deleted from the wiki. However, if you want to use a model of a user that's been long gone that isn't used too by anyone else, permission may be skipped. 
Reserving Images/Models
A user may reserve up to only three images (or models) in their user page for intended future creations. Once a reserved image is already been put to use, then one spot for reserved images is open.
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Chat/Language
Chat
Chat is one of our main forms of communication around the wiki, along with User Talk pages. On chat and on the wiki in general, all users are to be treated with respect. This includes no harassing, wishing death threats upon, screaming at (all caps), or in general being rude to any user here. Any person on the admin team can and will kick/ban any user if these rules happen to be broken in a serious way. These are just guidelines as to how to behave. It is up to the user to determine what is appropriate behaviour. Anyone from the admin team will use judgement to their own discretion on each different situation.
Languages
The main language spoken/written here on Mortal Instruments Role Play Wiki is English. It is strongly advised that English be used at all times. We acknowledge that there are users from all across the globe, and many users speak more than one language, but there are also users who speak only English. To avoid confusion English will be the only language spoken.
Swearing/Profanity
Whilst users are free to say what they wish within reason in personal RPs and chats, any highlighted thread or post on the announcements board must remain as profanity free as possible. Chat does not censor any profanity, but that does not mean a user has a right to abuse this privilege. Swearing is to be used sparingly, and not spammed. Any user who abuses this will and can be banned from chat or the wiki based upon past warnings.

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