This page is dedicated to outlining the rules and policies that apply here on the Pretty Little Liars Wiki. These apply to the whole wiki and are definite. All the rights that are made for users on the wiki are allowed within a reasonable limit. If you have any questions, please contact an admin.
- WARNING: Not knowing about these rules is not an excuse for breaking them. If you’re warned for breaking rules, “I didn’t know” is not an excuse, it is required that all users read these rules before contributing to avoid any complications on the site.
Messages and Comments
- Warning — Please note that this wiki's Chat and Comments are not spoiler-free zones. You have been warned, enter at your own risk.
- Spamming — Spamming with gibberish and nonsense is not acceptable.
- Bashing the content here, or starting a conflict is unacceptable. It will not be tolerated.
- Profanity — Please forego the use of profanity. It is allowed to a certain degree, however, if you are using profanity to bully on or more users, you will receive a ban depending on the severity.
- Sexually explicit images or content — Sexually explicit images are not allowed here and will result in immediate.
- Be concise — Do not flood the chat. (i.e. saying one letter per said line) as it makes it difficult for other users to have a conversation.
- Harassment — Harassment will NOT be tolerated in this wiki, especially given the show's themes. This includes:
- Insulting someone's race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or any other part of their persona.
- Harassing administrators and bureaucrats with pleads for a promotion to become another moderator, admin, or bureaucrat. Promotions aren't easily given, but earned.
- Episode discussion — Please do not discuss a different episode in a certain episode page. (i.e. Do not discuss events of Episode 5 in the article for Episode 3, or visa versa).
- Replacing content — Replacing real content with fake or incorrect content as a joke is not taken lightly and will result in immediate bans.
- Advertising — Advertising one's business or something that will generate them money is forbidden and will result in an infinite-long ban.
- Unreliable information — Inserting false or unreliable information is not allowed, as this is a wiki site. If you have any questions regarding the verifiability of a source, ask an admin!
- Fake pages — Making fake episode pages or character pages are not acceptable, and will result in a ban! This is not your very own roleplaying site, it's a factual site for the real-life show.
- Categories — Before making categories, please consult with an admin or view similar pages. Adding random categories without the permission will be classed as spam, or badge gaming, and will result in bans.
- Spamming — Spamming pages with gibberish and nonsense will not be tolerable.
- Vandalism — Vandalizing pages or removing a large amount of content from a page without clear reason is absolutely not tolerated.
- If you see a vandalized page, please report it to an admin. The administrators will take proper action in dealing with the vandal.
- GIFs — GIFs are allowed on article pages such as relationship articles and event articles, however, to a reasonable limit as they should work, and be no more than 3 seconds long. It is recommended that a GIF feature only important scenes relating to the article. GIFs are also allowed in galleries and user pages!
- Videos - ALL videos on this wiki must be directly/tied to the show. Examples include trailers, promos, sneak peeks and clips. The only video source allowed here is on YouTube.
- Irrelevant Images — Do not add random images that have nothing to do with the article, or remove information that is important to the article!
- Infobox Images — Do not change the Infobox main picture of an article without consulting with an administrator first. An Infobox image is usually the official representation of the episode or character discussed in the article.
- Trolling — Trolling, or posting things that make no sense just to be funny is absolutely not allowed, and the troller will be banned.
- Illegal content — Users are not permitted to share or discuss torrents or warez, or any other illegal/copyrighted content on this site. If you want to discuss it with someone, go elsewhere!
- Irrelevant pages — It is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN to make pages that have nothing to do with Pretty Little Liars and its respective content, including spinoffs.
- Copyright violations — Users who continually post copyrighted material despite being warned should be blocked so as to prevent further violations.
- Editing conflicts — When there is an editing conflict, the two editors are expected to try and solve the issue on their own.
- When an editing conflict occurs, please revert the page to the last edit prior to the conflict and take the discussion to your message walls.
- If an agreement cannot be met in a civil way either on the article page or the message walls, the administrators will step in and take appropriate action.
- Important pages — Tampering with templates or MediaWiki pages is not allowed without permission from an administrator. They will usually be protected unless otherwise. If you want to change something, consult with a site admin.
- Redirecting vandalism – Page-moving vandalism (moving an article to a nonsensical or inappropriate title) is grounds for immediate indefinite bans.
- Sockpuppeting — using another account to circumvent a ban or block, is not permitted on the Siren Wikia. If it becomes known that a user is sockpuppeting, their sockpuppet will be infinitely blocked, and the block/ban the original account will be extended.
- Usually, when a user is going to be blocked, FANDOM's systems/servers identify any other accounts associated with the IP address in question.
- Users' pages — Editing or deleting other user's pages is forbidden, apart from correcting minor spelling, grammatical, or punctuation errors, or if you have been granted permission from the user in question. It would be seen as an act of harrassment and will receive punishment.
- Impersonation — Impersonating an administrator or any other authority user is never allowed and will result in an indefinite ban without warning.
- Achievements — The achievements system on this wikia is here to encourage contributions, reward individuals, and promote community growth. Pointsgaming (poor edits performed in order to accumulate points and badges) is not acceptable and will result in being warned and eventually blocked from the wiki, particularly if the edits are harmful to the wiki.
- Respect copyright.— Wikia uses the CC-BY-SA license. Everything you contribute must be compatible with that license.
- Avoid directly copying content into articles in verbatim, whether from other websites, such as Wikipedia, or other official sources. Instead, add in your own write-up. An exception would be book, film, and episode synopses, in which case they should be copied in verbatim from an official press release and must be referenced.
Warnings and Bans
The wikia's warning system will provide multiple opportunities for editors to resolve any policy violations before they are banned. Editors who are found to be acting in malice are exempt from this warning system and may be immediately sanctioned.
- Reminder — Reminders are given for minor first-time policy violations and serve to officially notify the editor of this wikia's policies. This will not apply to severe offenses.
- Warning — Most of the time, after a user breaks a wiki rule, they will receive a warning. Some serious offenses will go without a warning, but with minor violations, a user will receive ONE warning.
- Ban — If a user has already received a warning and continues to violate the wiki policies, or they commit a serious offense, they will be blocked depending on the severity of the action.
- Extended Ban — If you are blocked and harass administrators using other accounts or on other wikias to get you unbanned, your ban time will be extended and you will be banned on the alternative wikias or accounts.
- Indefinite — If you continue violating major rules, including repeated and severe vandalism or vandal attacks after being banned, or commit a heinous act against a user or this wiki, you will be banned forever on this wikia.
The sanction system comprises of eight different ban lengths that range from a one day bans to indefinite. The length of a ban will rely heavily on the severity of the violation, and it will be up to the discretion of the issuing administrator.
To Be Unblocked
If you are blocked and either believe it was done unfairly or wish to be unblocked, contact an admin through other wikias (NOT through other accounts) and explain/apologize NICELY for the offense. They will reconsider your offense and your punishment, and decide whether the block will be lifted or will stay. If you continue to harass, you will be banned on that wiki and your existing banned will be extended.
- If you are under 13 years of age and live in the United States, you come under the US “COPPA” law (Children Online Privacy Protection Act). If you are found to be under the age of 13, you will be banned for the amount of time until you reach the age of 13 (for example, 2 years if you’re 11). For citizens in the European Union, the age limit is 16.
- Users shall not perform “cybersex” on the server.
- Users are not permitted to share or promote Warez. This includes links or talk of illegal Mp3, Games, Movies and Software or anything that is covered under international copyright laws.
- Users shall not perform acts of hatred. This includes: racism, sexual discrimination, homophobic acts and other discrimination.
- Users shall not use harsh language, especially sexual references (c*nt, sl*t, wh*re etc…), unless when referring to aspects of the series that revolve around said words. 2 warnings will be given before kickban. Please censor sexual related.