|Sam & Cat Wiki Policies|
|general ruleset • discussion policy • chat policy • image policy • layout guide • verifiability|
The general ruleset lists simple guidelines for the Sam and Cat Wiki.
- Spamming, posting external links excessively, or using excessive uppercase
- Harassing other users for any reason, including discrimination based on race, gender, nationality, religion, or orientation
- Constantly disputing or counter-productively edit-warring
- Bashing or threatening a user, pairing, character, etc.
- Plagiarize or post information without a source (see Verifiability)
- Posting mature content, including insulting profanity and sexually explicit content. Keep in mind that Sam & Cat is a show geared towards a young audience and the wiki should be kept as such.
- Vandalizing, making unconstructive edits, or editing solely for the purpose of getting badges
- Joining the wiki without being 13 or older, not following a standard of writing expected from a young adult (see Children's Online Privacy Protection Act)
- Being disrespectful to other users or getting into situations that do not involve you (see Discussion policy and Chat policy)
- Copy information or codes from Sam and Cat Wiki into any website without credit
- Sock puppeting or recruiting users from elsewhere to attempt to influence wiki issues (also known as meat puppeting). Sock puppets and meat puppets may be blocked permanently.
- Baiting other users by doing things you know will anger them, even if the behavior doesn't break any other policies.
Breaking any of the rules above may lead to consequences such as a block.
Suggestions for editing
The purpose of the Sam and Cat Wiki is to provide a comprehensive and accurate source of information about Sam & Cat for its visitors. These are important recommendations to consider when editing:
- Preview before publishing. Oftentimes, clicking the preview button helps you catch red links, messy formatting, or other mistakes so that you don't have to correct it again.
- Include sources in all trivia. This helps people access the original source if a statement may arouse contentions. Sourcing is also necessary in images. (See image policy)
- Use neutral point of view. For example, it is not appropriate to write on Ariana Grande's page that Ariana is the best cast member even if you are a fan of Ariana. We welcome all fans on the wiki, so it is important to not make edits biased in a particular manner.
- Include an edit summary in past tense. Especially when making big additions or removals and when reverting others' edits, it is helpful to see in the article's revision history when big changes were made.
- Follow the layout guide to make sure the articles are consistent and easily present information to the reader.