The rules on The Challenge Wiki have been added to further our goal of creating a welcoming and fun environment for those who are civil to and assume good faith in others, seek consensus in discussions, and work toward the goal of creating an increasingly comprehensive database about everything regarding The Challenge.
The rules below need to be approached with common sense; adhere to the spirit rather than the letter of the rules, and be prepared to ignore them on the rare occasions when they conflict with the goal of improving the wiki. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact an administrator.
Assume good faith
Assuming good faith means users should not attribute the actions being criticized to malice unless there is specific evidence of malice. Unless there is blatant evidence of bullying, spam, or harassment, new users should be given the benefit of the doubt. Please be patient with new users, but also new users need to be open to advice.
Therefore, when there are edits that are to be removed, be sure to explain why they are being removed.
All users may be blocked for the following reasons:
- Inserting false information onto pages.
- Spamming and vandalizing any page on the wiki.
- Intimidation, harassment, and/or bullying.
- Sock puppetry and meat-puppetry, i.e. the practice of having multiple accounts specifically to cause disruption and obstruct community consensus
- Accounts with inappropriate user names.
- If you spoil future seasons in spaces where spoilers are not allowed.
After first warning, you will be blocked for three days. After every infractions, the block will progressively increase.
Any Discussion that includes spoilers for a future season will be deleted.
Code of conduct
Users must be civil in all interactions. Incivility consists of behaviors that disrupt the project and lead to unproductive stress and conflict. Keep the below in mind during your time on The Challenge Wiki:
- No rudeness, insults, name-calling, gross profanity or indecent suggestions
- No personal attacks: Comment on a topic or argument, never the person. See below.
- No taunting, baiting or trolling: deliberately pushing others to the point of breaching civility even if not seeming to commit such a breach themselves
- No harassment, including hounding, personal or legal threats, posting of personal information, repeated messaging and ignoring their request to be left alone
- No lying or otherwise grossly misrepresenting a truth
- No quoting another editor out of context to give the impression they hold views they do not hold, or to cast aspersions on their credibility or decency
- No attempts to silence differing views on content or the topic
- No threats of vandalism or harm to other users and wikis
- No going off topic. There are thousands of wikis based on different topics. Being on The Challenge Wiki, topics—within reason—should be about the wiki and its community
Editors are human and capable of mistakes, so a few minor incidents of incivility from time to time are not in themselves a major concern. However, a studied pattern of incivility is disruptive and unacceptable.
Personal attacks are a common uncivil behavior. Do not make them anywhere on The Challenge Wiki. There is no rule that is objective and not open to interpretation on what constitutes a personal attack, but some types of comments are never acceptable and will be acted on based on administrator discretion:
- Racial, sexist, homophobic, transphobic (such as deliberately misgendering, referencing their deadname, and otherwise not respecting their identity), ageist, religious, political, ethnic, sexual or other epithets (such as against people with disabilities) directed against another contributor. Disagreement over what constitutes a religion, race, sexual orientation, or ethnicity is not a legitimate excuse.
- "Outing" an editor, or threatening to do so.
- Breach of privacy by sharing personal information about another user such as their real name, age, residence, etc without their explicit consent.
- Linking to external attacks, harassment, or other material, for the purpose of attacking another editor.
- Comparing editors to dictators or other infamous persons.
- Accusations about personal behavior that lack evidence. Serious accusations require serious evidence. Evidence often takes the form of "diffs" and "links" presented on wiki.
- Threats, including, but not limited to:
- Threats of violence or other off-wiki action (particularly death threats).
- Threats or actions which deliberately expose other The Challenge Wiki editors to persecution by their employer, their school or any others.
These examples are not exhaustive. Insulting or disparaging an editor is a personal attack regardless of the manner in which it is done. When in doubt, don't say it and ask an administrator for clarification.
When the need to restrict edit access does arise, the following is taken into account:
- Vandalism has persisted over a long period of time.
- Stopping an edit war.
- Protect the proper display of the wiki (i.e. wiki logo, frequently used templates, the main page, policy pages, etc.)
- Disagreeing with an administrator or moderator; this is conflict of interest.
- If an edit war between a moderator and a community member arises, the page may be locked temporarily, preferably by a moderator foreign to the disagreement, after which a conversation must occur to find a solution.
- Reserving the page to be edited later as a staff project.
- Marking a page as done -- wiki pages are never done, as language can always be improved upon.
Edits will be reverted if:
- They are based on unconfirmed rumors.
- False information is presented.
Users can revert their edits if they made a mistake.
- Age restrictions. Members must be 13 or older or even 16 or older when you reside in California and the EEA (excluding the UK).
- Do not abuse, harass, threaten, or intimidate other users.
- Do not spam, post advertisements, or post solicitations of business.
- Do not post any inappropriate content including content that is obscene, pornographic, abusive, offensive, profane, or otherwise violates any law. This includes content that contains homophobia, transphobia, ethnic slurs, religious intolerance, or encourages criminal conduct.
- Do not vandalize pages.
- Do not circumvent global bans.