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The following is a list of rules that all users are expected to follow at all times. If you disobey them, you will be held responsible for your actions, and could be punished in many different ways.

General rules of our wiki

  • This wiki's guidelines are applied to Discussions as well.
  • Profanity is forbidden everywhere on this wiki. Users of all ages are welcome to view this wiki's content and should not be subject to cussing. Words like "crud", "darn", "damn", or "goddamn" are acceptable.
  • This is the English Loud House Wiki. As such, foreign languages are only acceptable in Message Walls or when they directly relate to the series (eg. the localized versions of the series and Spanish words in The Casagrandes).
  • Sock-puppetry, evading a block by creating additional accounts, is strictly prohibited. Any account that can be confirmed as a sock account should be brought to an administrator or bureaucrat so they can block the account indefinitely.
  • Be careful with your account security. There's no way for us to know if your friend or a sibling went onto your account and broke any of our rules. You would be held responsible for their actions in this case.
  • Do not mini-mod or take manners in your hands. Please report to a content moderator, administrator, or bureaucrat to take care of rule breaks.
  • Do not request, mention, or link pirated The Loud House or The Casagrandes content (such as seeing full episodes unofficially, reading full comics unofficially, etc.).
  • If a staff member warns you, do not close or remove the warning thread. Continuing to disobey the staff's orders will result in a temporary block.
  • If you have a question, feel free to ask any of this wiki's administrators.

User Policy

  • Do not harass or cyberbully other users.
  • Respect others' views and opinions. Contradicting opinions should be discussed in a friendly manner.
  • Refrain from discussing politics and religion, as these are sensitive and controversial topics.
  • Do not discriminate other users. This includes their race, religion, or sexuality.
  • Do not spread drama of other users off-wiki. If you do spread drama about others, an immediate block could take place for a long period of time depending on the severity.
  • You are allowed to have names of characters in your username (eg. Lincoln Loud, Ronnie Anne Santiago, etc.); however, do not act as if you are that character. This is considered roleplaying and is strictly prohibited.

User Page Policy

  • Your edits on your user page should constitute no more than 30% of your total contributions on this wiki. If you come to this wiki purely to edit your user page, your user page may be protected until you significantly contribute to the wiki.
  • Do not edit another user's profile page without their approval unless reverting vandalism from someone else or if you're assisting in fixing something that is broken on their page. If a user page has content that is against the rules, notify an administrator to fix it.
  • You are not allowed to say negative things about other users on your profile. If an administrator notices something insulting on your user page, you will be kindly asked to remove it. Refusing to do so will lead to removal of the content without further input.
  • Only staff members may have the staff templates and staff category on their profiles.
  • For your safety, do not add any personal information about yourself (e.g., your real name, where you live).

Message walls

  • Do not discuss another wiki's matters on this wiki. This includes unjustly blocks from another wiki (this should be done on Community Central), or advertising another wiki here.
  • Respect others' space. If you see 2 users having a conversation, don't join in just to say "hi". If you do want to join in, keep it relevant to the topic.
  • If you message someone just to throw insults at them, you will immediately be blocked.
  • Don't spam message walls. If possible, use one message thread for a couple days.
  • Don't message someone to bother them. If they didn't respond to your first message, don't send them a new message in hopes they will respond sooner.
  • Do not "necropost". Leaving a reply that hasn't had activity in over a month is considered as necroposting.

Badge Hunting

Badges are included to help show how much you have helped around the wiki. "Badge hunting" or "badge farming" refers to contributing to the wiki purely to obtain badges. If someone is suspected to be badge hunting, they will be warned for their actions, and if it continues, they will be blocked for a certain amount of time.
Some examples of "badge hunting" may include:

  • Making multiple smaller edits to one page in a short amount of time for editing badges, the "Caffeinated" badge, or the "Lucky Edit" badge.
  • Adding unnecessary categories to pages for category badges.
    • This includes intentionally misusing templates which include categories, for example {{Delete}}, {{Merge}}, and {{Stub}}.
  • Making insignificant edits to your user page every day for wiki love badges.
  • Creating an article and immediately marking it for deletion for the "Pounce!" badge.
  • Blanking a gallery for no reason and immediately reverting the blanking for picture badges.

Editing Policy

  • Do not vandalize a page. Removing quality content on or unnecessarily renaming a page may result in an instant block if serious enough.
  • If you want to create a new category or template, ask a content moderator or admin before doing so.
  • Do not add theoretical, speculative, non-canon material, and fake information in the article pages.
  • When adding information like when an episode airs, or adding a new page for a recently announced episode, make sure the information comes from a reliable source, and add it to the page.
  • Try to provide an edit summary of what change(s) you have made whenever possible.
  • If you are making a new page, make sure that there is some content in it. A page shouldn't be made just to remain blank until a certain time. You should also search to see if the page has already been made before making it.
  • If you think an edit made is incorrect, try talking to the user about it on their wall to avoid an edit war. Repeatedly undoing each others edits would cause consequences for both users. If a third party is needed to settle a dispute, contact an Admin to resolve the issue.
  • If you are unsure about how an edit will look, use the preview button to prevent mistakes before they happen.
  • Do not plagiarize from another wiki or any other site. All information displayed here should be kept as original as possible. If you find something from another site you'd like to add here, try to put it in your own words.
  • If you place the In use template on a page, you must have the time and responsibility to provide the information for the page. If you neglect to provide anything to the page in 2 weeks, the In use template will be taken down, and someone else will helm the page.
  • Review the Manual of Style to write articles effectively.

Talk Pages

  • Talk pages are only used for talking about improvements on article pages. The Loud House or The Casagrandes-related media should only take place in Discussions or blog posts.
  • Entries on talk pages should be relevant to the article page.
  • Please limit the use of talk pages to conversations related to editing.
  • Editing disputes should not be posted on talk pages, but instead directed to a message wall.
  • All talk page sections should be labeled with a subject heading (created with two equal signs [=] on either side of the heading text; example: ==Heading==).
  • All users must sign off on their messages using four tildes: ~~~~.
    • Replies to a message must be indented once over from the original using a colon.
    • Replies must be made at the bottom of the previous message.
  • Talk page entries that do not meet these standards will be removed.

Blog Policy

Blogs on this wiki must pertain to at least one of the following:

  • The Loud House series and fandom.
  • The Loud House Encyclopedia or its users.
  • Blogs made with the intention of talking to other users about an episode can be made in Discussions but make sure there is sufficient content when reviewing an episode.
  • Blogs must contain sufficient information. Blog posts that are too short and/or deemed nonsensical are subject to deletion or editing.
  • A user may only make one blog post per day. All blogs over the maximum are subject to deletion.
  • If your blog is a fan fiction, please use this category: Category:Fanfiction to categorize it.
    • Users are only limited to one fanfiction blog post once per week.
  • Do not add any additional mainspace categories to your blog posts.

Blogs which do not pertain to any of these will be deleted.

File Policy

Note: Due to technical restrictions, filenames cannot contain the following characters:
# < > [ ] { } | / \ :
  • Galleries of shorts (eg. the pilot) are limited to having a maximum of 35 images. The limit for episode galleries is limited to 75 images for every eleven minutes. For example, 11-minute episodes (eg. "Left in the Dark") are limited to 75 images, 22-minute episodes (eg. "11 Louds a Leapin'") are limited to 150 images, 33-minute episodes (if those were to exist) would be limited to 225 images, and 44-minute episodes (eg. "Schooled!") are limited to 300 images.
    • For episodes 22 minutes and longer, these limits should still be followed per segment. This means that each 11-minute segment should be limited to 75 images. However, this may be waived in certain circumstances.
    • Only screenshots from the episode count towards the image limit. Any "Behind the Scenes" images, staff artwork, or "GIFs", do not count towards the limit.
  • A screenshot from an episode should also include which episode it is from and named properly in the title. They should not contain any watermarks or edits.
    • The proper way name the files are "S1E01A insert title here". This means that the image is from Season 1, episode 1, segment A ("Left in the Dark").
    • In the case of images from The Casagrandes, the proper way to name the files are "CS1E01A insert title here", the "C" standing for Casagrandes.
      • Any files uploaded to the article pages should be named accurately as well.
  • When adding an animated GIF to a character's gallery, it should only be placed in their gallery page, not their seasons pages. A season page should only include PNG and JPG image files.
  • If you find a file that's in need of replacing (like it's too fuzzy/not at its best resolution or has a watermark), please use the Replace function instead of uploading a duplicate image to replace it, as this will leave less unused images drifting in the wiki (referred to as housekeeping).
  • Both PNG and JPG formatted images are allowed anywhere on the wiki.
  • Non-Loud House or non-Casagrandes related images may only be placed on user pages, Discussions, and blogs and should be kept to a limit.
  • A gallery must be completed before any image can be moved into a character page.
  • Images for characters main image are to be left alone. Contact a Content Moderator, Administrator, or Bureaucrat if an image should be replaced.
  • If an episode were to be released somewhere other than the U.S., or get leaked online, please refrain from adding images to their respective galleries until the episode premieres in the U.S. The only images that will be accepted are the ones that are used for reference (template, cultural reference, etc.). Any image that breaks this rule will be promptly deleted.

Fanon Content

  • Fan content is allowed on the wiki, but should not be placed on articles.
  • Fan fictions are only to be made in blog posts. Remember to include the category "Fanfiction", on the blog post.
  • R rated material is not allowed. If you do want to write an R rated story, you can leave a warning message on a blog post which states what the fan fiction contains, then leave a link to where it can be found.
  • If you wish to discuss fan content, it should only be done on message walls, blog posts, or Discussions.
  • Fanart is only permitted on blogs, user pages, and message walls.
  • No inappropriate fanart. We do not allow nude fanart, or any sexual content.

Voting Policy

Voting proposal threads are typically created by the staff but users must ask for permission from a staff member to create a voting proposal thread. It is made in the Discussions. In order for the voting thread to be valid, it must...

  • Be a proposal to change something about the Loud House Wiki.
  • Be a non-poll vote and contain:
    • General information about the subject and/or why it's being created.
    • What the users will be voting for when using the support/oppose choices.
    • The original poster's can vote on the thread.
  • If a landslide/majority vote is present, the voting thread closes in 2-3 days. Otherwise, it stays open until 7 days.
  • Voting threads require a 30 day waiting period after the last change before being voted on again.
  • Staff reserve the right to void any vote or voting option for any reason at any time.
  • You may not debate other users or attempt to change user's opinions.

Promotions

  • Please read the guide of nominations to see if you are qualified for a right.
  • Do not ask for a promotion request. Anyone who requests a position will be denied, and those who harass/demand for it will be punished.
  • Admins will nominate a user and then ask the community if they support the promotion.
  • A promotion proposal should only be set up by an Administrator or Bureaucrat.
  • Do not support your own promotion. Doing so will have your reply removed. You can leave a comment, but you can't vote.

Demotions

Demotion can happen with an election and the same election guidelines. An administrator with irresponsible behavior will be impeached by the other admins, with the wiki's support. Demotion can occur if a staff member:

  • Does not follow wiki rules. Rules apply to everyone no matter their position.
  • Intimidates or is rude towards another user multiple times. A staff member will be warned about their behavior, and if they continue to misbehave will be demoted as this is improper and unprofessional behavior.
  • Does not edit properly.
  • Unjustly blocks users.
  • Abuses their power in any way.
  • Is an inactive user.
  • Do not oppose your own demotion. Doing so will have your reply removed. You can leave a comment, but you can't vote.
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