Keroro Wiki
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Update (26/03/2021): Following the recent policy update implemented globally on the 1st April, the Editor's Guidelines has now been implemented.

【 What is Keroro? 】
Currently serialised in the Monthly Shonen Ace, the series by Mine Yoshizaki has grown massively since its inception in 1998 to produce a franchise of anime, manga, movie, collaborations and more. The cumulative circulation has exceeded 14 million copies, with a new YouTube channel that is rapidly growing in popularity - hosting full episodes of the anime. This work has won the 50th Shogakukan Manga Award for Children in 2004, being the first and only KADOWAKA work to have received this at present.

The Keroro Wiki has been around since 2007, and has since closely followed the Keroro series to document it - ultimately becoming the go-to source for information about the franchise. Since 2007, the community has grown and continues growing. These guidelines help make sure that everyone is on the same page and helps encourage productive work to make the wiki more enjoyable.

On behalf of all past, present, and future members of this fandom, I would like to welcome you to the Keroro Wiki and to the franchise. Enjoy your time here!

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[Section 1] We are a friendly community

[1.1] Assume good faith.

  • Unless there is clear evidence to the contrary, assume that people who work on the project are trying to help it, not hurt it.
  • If criticism is needed, discuss editors' actions, but avoid accusing others of harmful motives.


[1.2] We are open and welcoming to newcomers.

  • Everyone loves to see a message!
  • This can even be a simple "Hi! Welcome to the Wiki" on their Message Wall.


[1.3] Respect your fellow editors, even when you disagree.

  • Rudeness or insensitivity, whether intentional or not, can distract from and interfere with our work.
  • Let's try to always be courteous and understanding when discussing something.
  • Do not use inappropriate language: this includes any slurs, bigoted language and any shocking language.


[1.4] Do not engage in personal attacks against people.

  • Comment on content, not on the contributor.


[1.5] Avoid edit wars.

  • An edit war occurs when editors who disagree about the content of a page repeatedly override each other's contributions.
  • Editors engaged in a dispute should reach consensusi or pursue dispute resolution rather than edit war.

[Section 2] We create good content

[2.1] Articles are consistent.

  • Categories, templates, Navboxes and sections should be similar for the particular type of article. For example, all pages about characters should have a character Infobox in them.


[2.2] Our content is accessible.

  • It may look good on your computer, but will it load properly on mobile?
  • Make sure to include alt text for images.


[2.3] A topic has to be notable enough before you can make an article about it.

  • All articles must strive for verifiable accuracy, citing reliable, authoritative sources.
  • Your opinions regarding a certain episode or character can be posted in the Comments or in Discussions - not in the article.


[2.4] Files are named properly.

  • Iroha EP264 smiling.jpg or Light Novel Volume 5 Image 4.png are good, but download (64).png or 34rgtfdert5rf.gif is not.


[2.5] Cite!

  • Citing where you got your information from will help other fans like you find out more about the series.
  • Official content only - resist the temptation to write about the new, great thing you or your friends thought up.
  • Always try to cite from the Light Novel, Manga or Anime series. Twitter is also allowed, as long as it is from the Original Author.


[Section 3] We work together to improve the Wiki

[3.1] I have a name, you know...

  • There are multiple ways to translate certain words and names from Japanese to English. This means that there may end up being multiple spellings for the same topic.
  • If there is a certain way you spell a name/item, simply set up a redirect to the current page on the Wiki. The community has already agreed upon the Community Accepted Name - do not move the page without getting consensus from the administrators and community.


[3.2] No disclaimers There are a few notable exceptions:

  • "Technical" disclaimers assisting the user with display problems. These do not refer to article content but to issues related to the proper display of article content.
  • Current event and temporal templates. These alert the reader that the article content may be subject to a flux of recent and upcoming significant changes for reasons beyond the control of the administrators.
  • Clean-up templates that are by design temporary. They point to deficiencies in the article that should be corrected promptly.


[3.3] Do not engage in excessive self-promotion

  • The wiki is a collaborative community resource for the topic at hand. It is NOT a free place to advertise your related website, YouTube channel, blog, social media account, etc.
  • Have a question about whether your link would be welcome? Ask an administrator!


[3.4] Sign your posts with ~~~~!

  • Use ~~~~ to sign your posts across the Wiki.


[3.5] Be bold!

  • Do not be afraid to get in and fix problems, correct grammar, add facts, make sure the language is precise, and so on.
    • Most pages are automatically categorized by their either their Infobox or Navbox. Check the page before adding on a duplicate/redundant category.

[Section 4] We are part of a team

The admin team works for the community, not as an independent group of editors with supreme privileges.
[4.1] How do I delete a page?

  • Mark pages for deletion by adding {{Delete}} at the top of the page. In most cases there is no need to blank the whole page, unless the material is inappropriate.
  • Users who feel that the page should be/should not be deleted should make it clear in the talk page. Administrators are to check the talk page before deleting an article.


[4.2] Blocks and Bans policy
Banning policy
Extremely disruptive editors may be banned from the Wiki. Please respect these bans, do not bait banned users, and do not help them out. Bans can be appealed to local administrators or the Fandom Support Team, depending on the nature of the ban.

The ban policy is as follows, but certain items may be added/overridden at the judgement of the administration team:
Why could I get banned?

  • Disruptive Editing, such as (but not limited to) page blanking and page moving.
  • Multiple Violations of Local Policy
  • Multiple Violations of Global Policy
  • Failing to Listen to Feedback from Warnings of Past Violations
  • Evading a Ban, such as by (but not limited to) Sockpuppetry.


If an editor has proven to be repeatedly disruptive in one or more areas of the Wiki, the community may engage in a discussion to impose a temporary block, or potentially a local ban. When determining consensus, the closing administrator will assess the strength and quality of the arguments made.

Serious cases will have Fandom staff involved, with a global ban on the table.

Blocking policy
Disruptive editors can be blocked from editing for short, long, or indefinite periods of time.

What is the purpose of blocking?

  • Prevent imminent or continuing damage and disruption to Wikipedia;
  • Deter the continuation of present, disruptive behaviour; and
  • Encourage a more productive, congenial editing style within community norms.


Why could I get blocked?
Protection
A user may be blocked when necessary to protect the rights, property, or safety of Fandom, its users, or the public. A block for protection may be necessary in response to:

  • personal attacks;
  • threats of placing users in danger;
  • actions that may compromise the safety of children, in accordance with Child protection rules;
  • disclosures of others', or own, personal information (whether or not the information is accurate);
  • persistent copyright violations;
  • persistent posts of unreferenced, poorly or incorrectly referenced, or potentially defamatory information about living persons; or
  • an account appearing to have been compromised (as an emergency measure), i.e. there is some reason to believe the account is being used by someone other than the person who registered the account.


Disruption
A user may be blocked when his or her conduct severely disrupts the project; that is, when his or her conduct is inconsistent with a civil, collegial atmosphere and interferes with the process of editors working together harmoniously to create an encyclopaedia. A block for disruption may be necessary in response to:

  • vandalism;
  • gross incivility;
  • harassment;
  • spamming;
  • edit warring;
  • breaching the policies or guidelines, especially sock puppetry.


If a user accumulates multiple blocks (this can be as many as 6 but also as little at 2), they may be banned.

Serious cases will directly escalate to a block, in some cases even having Fandom staff involved: with a global ban on the table.

[Section 5] We follow local, global and legal guidelines

The Wiki is free content that anyone can use, edit, and distribute
Since all editors freely license their work to the public, no editor owns an article and any contributions can and may be edited and redistributed. Respect copyright laws, and never plagiarize from any sources. Borrowing non-free media is sometimes allowed as fair use, but strive to find free alternatives first.

Related reading: Wikipedia:List of guidelines and Wikipedia:Manual of Style.
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