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Here's some ideas for a rules page that would go alongside the Manual of Style and NPOV pages, to give new users a better idea of the rules around here. Please add your suggestions or input. Once it's in good shape, we'll create it as an official page and link it up to the main page and to the new user message. --Cornprone 07:24, August 26, 2011 (UTC)

I'm revising this a bit. If no one has changes to suggest, I will soon make a version of this official. --Cornprone 11:30, October 6, 2011 (UTC)
OK, if there are no objections, I'm going to make an official rules page using this content. --Cornprone 05:12, November 13, 2011 (UTC)
Perhaps add the rule you came up with here[1]? ShinxfelinoelScraft 17:54, March 20, 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, although that might be better in an expanded manual of style. --Cornprone 23:34, March 27, 2012 (UTC)
I can see it there, yea, just once it is somewhere in one of those places I will get to some serious editing =b ShinxfelinoelScraft 23:44, March 27, 2012 (UTC)
Also perhaps add something about more strictness towards anons while users get more leniency due to anyone being able to get many, many anon accounts. ShinxfelinoelScraft 18:10, March 27, 2012 (UTC)
Hmm, it's true I may have shown leniency in he past, but only for users who made good faith edits in the past. If an account is used only for vandalism, I'm quick to block them regardless of whether they're registered or anon. So, I guess I wouldn't codify that into the rules. --Cornprone 23:34, March 27, 2012 (UTC)
I mean leniency as comparative to how lenient one is to anons, no actual leniency, just comparative. ShinxfelinoelScraft 23:44, March 27, 2012 (UTC)
Well, the thing about that is that some people aren't able to make an account for one reason or another, but are actually good users on the wiki. Also, if you know how to use proxy IPs, it's just as easy to make multiple accounts as it is to have "many anon accounts" as you worded it. --MewLegendary Dark KnightLatias 23:50, March 27, 2012 (UTC)
I am not saying go on a crusade against anons, I am just saying that I would more likely trust edits made by a user over an anon. Also it is only just as easy if you know how to do that, which means it isn't just as easy at all? (Nice working signature btw) ShinxfelinoelScraft 23:52, March 27, 2012 (UTC)
Well if that is the case, I actually just check (or at least try to) all of the edits people make on the recent activity page, but I see what you're saying. (Thanks :D) --MewLegendary Dark KnightLatias 00:12, March 28, 2012 (UTC)


Leaky Faucets

Maybe there should be a specific rule against posting "leaks" to future episodes, real or not. I can't find anything in the rules that explicitly says it's forbidden. It's common sense, but it happens anyhow. A rule might help curb it a bit. --Hunson (talk) 04:56, December 6, 2013 (UTC)

I agree, I've said for a while now that episode articles should not be written until the episode airs but it seemed I had been the only one who felt that way. ƒelinoel ~ (Talk) 05:56, December 6, 2013 (UTC)

This is a work in progress:

What should be on this wiki

This wiki contains official information about Adventure Time, including both in-universe and behind-the scenes information. In the main namespace, users should only post information from the show itself and from official sources such as the show's cast and crew, Frederator Studios and Cartoon Network.

When adding any information that is not obvious from the show itself, please provide a citation in the form of a link to a reliable source of information.

For details on how pages should be formatted, see the Manual of Style.

What should not be on this wiki

Fan fiction and fan art

Do not post fan fiction or fan art on main namespace pages. (The "main namespace" means the regular wiki pages, not including user pages, blogs, etc.) This wiki is meant to be a resource of official information about the show, and fan-made information would confuse matters.

Speculation

Generally, speculation is not allowed on the main pages of this wiki. There are a few places where we've made exceptions, but only for cases where the show has clearly set up a mystery and provided clues from which logical conclusions can be drawn. For the most part though, speculation is not appropriate, so don't add it.

Opinion

Main article: Project:Neutral Point of View

This wiki should be written from a neutral point of view. That means it should include facts, not personal opinions. For example, please do not write statements about what "some fans think" on articles.

Where you can post unofficial content

You are allowed to post things like fan art, opinion, and speculation on your own user profile page, on your user blog, or in the Watercooler forum.

Keep in mind that we are trying to keep this wiki PG-rated, like the show is. So any content that includes excessive adult language or explicit/offensive materials may be deleted by the wiki's admins, and, in particularly bad cases, uploading such material may result in the user being blocked.

There are many websites better suited for posting your fan creations, such as Tumblr, where you can submit fan art to Frederator's fan art blog.

User pages

Please do not edit other people's user profile pages. You may leave messages on user talk pages, but do not alter or delete messages from other people's user talk pages.

Note that administrators may edit your user page(s) if they contain things like incorrect categories, or incorrect use of templates, as these may cause errors visible elsewhere on the wiki.

You may delete things from your own user talk page, although you should only do so to archive your talk page if it's too big, or to fix things like vandalism or broken formatting. Be aware that if you have warnings against you on your talk page, deleting them doesn't really hide them, because anyone can see the past history of the page. So don't bother.

As always, remember to sign your messages on talk pages with four tildes (~~~~) or by pressing the signature button.

Dealing with vandalism and bad edits

When fixing vandalism or bad edits, the best thing to do is look at the page's history by clicking the "History" link on your toolbar. If only the last edit was bad, click the "Undo" link next to it. If there are several bad edits, find the last good version of the page, go to the old version by clicking the date, then edit that version of the page to revert it. To learn more, Wikipedia's article on vandalism is a good place to start.

If you can't figure out how to fix it, then leave a message with an admin, telling them about the problem.

After fixing vandalism, leave a (polite) message on the user's talk page. If they are acting in bad faith (purposefully trying to vandalize or harm the wiki), then add the template {{Vandal1}} to their talk page along with the message describing what they did. If {{Vandal1}} is already on their page, add {{Vandal2}} instead, and so on. Remember, the vandal templates are only for users acting in bad faith; if the user was trying to help but just didn't understand the right way to do things, then leave a polite message instead, without the vandal template. When dealing with a vandal, leave a message with an admin, so they can block the user if necessary.

There's no need to respond to vandals with angry messages. Doing so just encourages them to vandalize more, because they are probably trying to provoke that kind of reaction.

What happens if I break the rules?

Only admins can block users. Usually, users are only blocked for vandalism. If an account is used only for vandalism, or if the vandalism is persistent or ongoing, they might get blocked immediately.

Users who are not vandals but who break the rules repeatedly and refuse to listen to warnings will get several chances. If they continue to break the rules, they may be blocked for a short time. If they return after being blocked and continue to break the rules, they will be banned for successively longer periods or (eventually) permanently.

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