Policies are the backbone of the wiki. Like guidelines and rules, all users, regardless of status and position, are expected to follow them. None of these policies are ever set in stone, however. Anyone who disagrees with a policy is welcome to suggest changes at the War Room. Here is a listing of our policies:
- Armed forces policy - If a user is in the armed forces, then he or she is welcome to say so on his or her userpage, but only if it is true and proof is provided.
- Consensus - Consensus is how the wiki operates and is the model for its decision making.
- Don't delete discussions - Do not remove discussion from a talk page unless it is blatant vandalism. This policy applies to user talk pages as well.
- Ignore all rules - Use common sense first and then see if a policy applies to the situation in question.
- Signature policy - Images used in, or as, a signature must not exceed 30 pixels in height. Signatures must also clearly state the user's name.
- Voting policy - Users must have 50 main space edits in order to vote in community discussions or consensuses unless they demonstrate prior knowledge regarding wikis.
- All editors are equal - All editors, regardless of status and position, are treated equally and have the same amount of say in their opinion.
- Assume good faith - Unless it is obvious vandalism, always assume that a user's contributions to the wiki are to improve it.
- Blocking guidelines - Destructive editors and vandals that need to be blocked should be barred from editing the wiki in increasing periods of time depending on the magnitude of vandalism or controversial edits and if they were blocked previously.
- Sock puppetry - One editor, one account.
- User treatment policy - Be considerate and not disruptive.