The Rules of the Burnout Fandom are set out by admins to govern the wiki, maintain order within it, and prevent registered users from reducing the quality of the wiki or degrade its community.
Outlined rules are not meant to catch users out or discourage users from felling as though they are not free to edit, but are in place to guide and point the community in a positive direction. Users breaking rules will be made aware of their actions through their message wall.
Users are not expected to be perfect, or by any means pristine with their editing, but users found to be breaking rules or undermine the content, quality, and functionality of the wiki through vandalism and/or disruptive editing will be temporarily or indefinitely blocked.
Rules are subject to change as they can be amended or altered by admins at any time.
- Do not vandalise articles. The following is considered vandalism:
- Purposely removing content from articles.
- Altering content to be offensive, vulgar, racist, homophobic, discriminatory, or otherwise purposefully vulgar.
- Edit warring - Admins should be made aware of conflicts.
- Do not move and/or rename articles without first consulting an admin.
- Do not rearrange articles against their outlined style.
- If creating new articles, attempt to create an article a user would expect and find helpful
- Uploaded files should be formatted regarding their usage:
- Images must follow the Manual of Style.
- Images at or below 1920x1080 may be either in a .jpg or .png format.
- Images above 1920x1080 are desired to be in a .jpg format for reduced file size.
- Larger images may be uploaded in a .png format, as long as their file size isn't excessively large.
- Icons are desired to be in a .png format and a square aspect ratio (e.g. 256x256)
- .gif images may be uploaded for user pages, but their usage in articles has not be determined.
- Do not upload duplicate files.
- Files need to be appropriately named with regards to their usage and must be in English:
- Official Burnout video content may be uploaded for articles:
- Burnout trailers, developer interviews, and official gameplay content is allowed.
- Footage of early development builds can be used in articles relating to the Development of a game or linked to as references in articles.
- Footage and content of early development builds need to be highlighted or referred to as "development" or "pre-release".
- "Let's Play", satirical, vulgar, or clickbait content is not allowed.
- Guides and influencer hosted production related content is allowed, but will be vetted for applicability in articles.
- A user's profile page is their own personal article.
- Users are provided with a InfoboxUser template, but they do not have to use it.
- Users should not vandalise the user profile pages of other users.
- Users may apply their own cross-wiki templates to their profile page.
- Users are provided with their own Sandbox to practise, build up, or experiment with creating articles.
- Be respectful:
- Profile pages are not a soapbox for abuse.
- Vulgar, discriminatory, or otherwise distasteful content will be removed.
- A user may forfeit their profile page, if it is excessively abused.
- Comments should relate and stay on-topic to the article they are being posted to:
- A comment should be with regards to the article they are below.
- Comments disavowing article content, circumventing removed edits, or should be additions to articles will be removed.
- Off-topic comments will be removed.
- Be respectful:
- Comments made to be purposefully intolerant, insult users, or are otherwise vulgar will be removed.
- Disagreements can happen, but debates should remain civilised.
- Games in the Burnout series have a generally young age rating and comments should be inline with that.
- Any images in comments should not be excessively large in size or otherwise dominate a comment section.
- No advertising:
- Self-promotion comments will be removed.
- Spam comments will be removed.
- Blogs should not be used as a soapbox for abuse:
- Vulgar, discriminatory, or otherwise distasteful blogs will be removed.
- Blog posts are an extension of a user's page, and users may publish blog posts about any content outside of Burnout:
- Blog posts that are against Fandom rules will be removed.
- Self-promotion blog posts will be vetted.
- Discussion posts should be related to the Burnout series.
- Only administrators and moderators can give warnings regarding discussions.
- Respect warnings made by moderators and admin.
- Issues regarding users should be reported to either a moderator or an admin on their message walls.
- Do not do spam or flood.
- Do not recreate any previously removed posts.
- Posts made in a purposefully intolerant, insulting, or otherwise vulgar manner will be removed.
- Posts should follow Discussion Guidelines.
- Do not make posts to purposely insight a flame war.
- Illegible, poorly written, "All caps", or otherwise incomprehensible posts will be removed.
- Do not reveal personal data (passwords, telephone number, home addresses, social networks, and emails, etc.).
- Respect the privacy of third parties.
Some content such as watermarked images, music, leaked files, modding methods, and re-purposing of other's content is not permitted. Such content is not allowed as it pushes the wiki towards using content produced by other fan sites rather than the games we are fans of.
Vandalism is categorised under any form of addition, deletion, alteration, rearranging or disruption to an article that compromises the quality of the wiki. Such edits are performed in "bad faith" and should not be associated with "good faith" edits.
Personal attacks of any form; against a user, group of users or an aspect users identify as, is not condoned or permitted, nor is any form of intimidating behaviour or cross-wiki pestering tolerated. This is to maintain a positive atmosphere to ensure constructive contributions and co-operative editing.
Mature language is discouraged in both comments, user page messages, and forum posts as many Burnout titles appeal to a younger audience. Some titles do feature brief usages of mature language and many titles highlight aggressive driving, but the majority of titles are rated for a younger age of play.
Spam including, but not limited to, advertising or linking to external websites is not permitted on articles or comments.
Usernames that violate any other policy, highlight the person as someone they are not, are used as a form of confusion between themselves or another user or portray as being a third-party representative or organisation is not permitted.
One user, one account. Users creating multiple accounts for any reason, including using multiple IP address, is not permitted and considered as "Sock Puppetry". Any block will continue towards any additional accounts and will also invoke a lengthier block against the original account.
Blocks apply equally to all users, regardless of their individual status, and are issued to disruptive users to encourage a productive and forward-moving editing environment for other users. Blocks can last for a differing amount of time depending on the actions of the user that has been blocked.
Users may be blocked from editing an article, commenting, blogging or replying in the forum, but their message wall will remain editable by them for the means of posting an appeal.
Blocks that have been issued lasting longer than 3 days can be appealed by a user through editing their own message wall. Appeals should be considered by the sysop or administrator that issued the block to that user.
Abusing a message wall whilst blocked will revoke any appeal, and can result in a blocked user losing the ability to edit their own message wall.
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