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These rules will serve to try and help contributors who are confused or needing a little help while also discouraging contributions that are not in the spirit of this Wiki:
 
These rules will serve to try and help contributors who are confused or needing a little help while also discouraging contributions that are not in the spirit of this Wiki:
   
<u>'''Chain Of Command:'''</u> Although we are a friendly community we have a "chain of command" with the admins making rules, enforcing rules and keeping order: users contribute and have fun but need to remember admins are not democratic, neither are they tyrants - Admins should be approachable and not completely insane with power but at the same time users must treat admins with the respect you give any authority or expect punishment. It's much like the real-world, you can not walk up to an authority figure and force them to do as you say, empty threats and outright stupidity will only serve to alienate you from the community as a whole - This system may not suit everyone but much like any community we need to acknowlege the fact that contributing is a privilege, not a right and like all privileges it can (and should) be removed if abused.
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'''Chain Of Command:''' Although we are a friendly community we have a "chain of command" with the admins making rules, enforcing rules and keeping order: users contribute and have fun but need to remember admins are not democratic, neither are they tyrants - Admins should be approachable and not completely insane with power but at the same time users must treat admins with the respect you give any authority or expect punishment. It's much like the real-world, you can not walk up to an authority figure and force them to do as you say, empty threats and outright stupidity will only serve to alienate you from the community as a whole - This system may not suit everyone but much like any community we need to acknowlege the fact that contributing is a privilege, not a right and like all privileges it can (and should) be removed if abused.
   
<u>'''Links, Pictures & Misc. Items:'''</u> We allow users to post links, funny pictures and "fun" items but within reason - such as pages like [[Inconsistencies in Turtledove's Work]] or [[Ideas Found In Multiple Turtledove Timelines]].
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'''Links, Pictures & Misc. Items:''' We allow users to post links, funny pictures and "fun" items but within reason - such as pages like [[Inconsistencies in Turtledove's Work]] or [[Ideas Found In Multiple Turtledove Timelines]].
   
<u>'''Language:'''</u> Contributors should be aware that at this wiki, we do not allow excessive profanity or offensive language - We are a community of mixed age groups and some profanity/offensive terms will crop up; however, it is never acceptable to use extremely offensive language however and doing so will be frowned upon. As a general rule the same applies to articles, do not litter articles with offensive language - even articles listed as mature.
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'''Language:''' Contributors should be aware that at this wiki, we do not allow excessive profanity or offensive language - We are a community of mixed age groups and some profanity/offensive terms will crop up; however, it is never acceptable to use extremely offensive language however and doing so will be frowned upon. As a general rule the same applies to articles, do not litter articles with offensive language - even articles listed as mature.
   
<u>'''Grammar:'''</u> In the same way, remember that articles are meant to be read by people so try making them clear, concise and readable. Few people will frown upon one typing error or two but having hardly readable messes instead of articles is not very enjoyable for anyone.
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'''Grammar:''' In the same way, remember that articles are meant to be read by people so try making them clear, concise and readable. Few people will frown upon one typing error or two but having hardly readable messes instead of articles is not very enjoyable for anyone.
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