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This page documents an official Hypothetical Hurricanes Wiki policy.
It describes a widely accepted standard that all editors should follow. Changes made to it should reflect consensus.
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While editing, all users are expected to adhere to the policies of the Hypothetical Hurricanes Wiki. If you disagree with any policy, feel free to discuss changes in Discussions. We also expect you to adhere to Fandom's Terms of Use.

Please note: just like all Fandom wikis, we comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and if any users who are 12 years old and below reveal their age, they will be blocked until they are 13 years old. We don't ask for personal information.

Hypothetical Hurricanes Wiki rules

Main policies

  1. Bullying, personal attacks, harassment, discrimination, and other forms of misconduct are prohibited.
  2. Spamming is also prohibited. If you are unclear as to what spamming is, please ask an administrator.
  3. Please keep personal information to yourself. This includes your email, school, address, and phone number.
  4. Inserting offensive, sexually explicit, erotic, violent, or otherwise not safe for work (NSFW) content, such as images, is prohibited. Please keep the wiki PG-13.
  5. No trolling. If you encounter a troll, please do not feed them and contact an administrator.
  6. Users who repeatedly request rights will not be granted those rights. Users who do not listen will have their user rights revoked or be blacklisted. A blacklisted user will be barred from receiving promotions or requesting rights.
    1. Staff members may be nominated for promotion/demotion only at the discretion of the administration team. In addition, please refrain from making "jokes" about rights, promotions, and demotions if they are not in your control.
  7. Minimodding is the act of acting in a position of power to perform a normal administrative task, such as enforcing the rules. Users who are not chat moderators or higher should not minimod. If you notice someone breaking the rules, please notify a moderator.
    1. HHW is a drama-free zone. Ensure that any and all external situations and incidents are kept off and away from HHW. Please do not bring incidents unrelated to HHW up on the wiki or the Discord server. Ensure they are handled away from the wiki, in a private location (such as a direct message or on the community where the incident originally occurred).
  8. Jokes are not an excuse to break the policies. Additionally, not reading the rules isn't an excuse for breaking them.
  9. Please do not advocate the death of another person.
    1. Any discussion about supporting death and destruction caused by hurricanes or other events will not be tolerated and the users who persist will face consequences.
  10. Users are expected to act mature in conversations - the inability to follow that may lead their behavior to be classified as disruptive behavior, a punishment-worthy offense. What counts as disruptive behavior is up to the discretion of the administration. Examples of this disruptive behavior include, but are not limited to:
    1. Arguing with other users and ignoring moderator orders to stop or move it somewhere else;
    2. Frequently breaking the server rules or making users uncomfortable.
  11. While you are allowed to speak in whatever language you wish, please don't do it excessively or be disruptive. If requested, please speak in English in order to ensure everyone understands you.
  12. Impersonation of another user (via sockpuppets, avatars, etc.) without their authorization is disallowed.
  13. No cursing. Cursing is allowed on the official Discord server, but not on the wiki. As always, offensive images, racial slurs, and epithets are not allowed.
  14. Excessive use of all CAPS is disallowed.
  15. The usage of the NOAA, NWS, or any logos belonging to official weather agencies in your graphics (e.g. advisories, weather outlooks, etc.) is prohibited.
    1. If you're making graphics for a real basin, you must add a disclaimer stating that the graphics are not a product of any weather center and the storms in it are fictional.
  16. Don't remove content from pages or attack the creators of pages because you dislike them or the content as a whole.
    1. Removing content based on your dislike of any topic will be considered vandalism and action will be taken against the concerned user unless the page author gave you permission to edit.
  17. Pages that are irrelevant to this wiki's topic (that is, hypothetical hurricanes) will be deleted on the spot.
  18. Please do not remove "reminder", "warning", "final warning", or "blocked" messages from your wall. This is to help admins keep track of old punishments.
  19. Users are not allowed to edit pages not created by themselves without permission, with the exception of free-editing seasons, spelling, punctuation, grammar, or page organization edits. This applies to article pages, user pages, and other articles.
  20. Users are discouraged from creating multiple accounts, otherwise known as sockpuppets. Users are permitted to have alternate accounts, provided the admins are informed prior to the account's creation and are used to the wiki's benefit. However, sockpuppeting for any other reason warrants a block depending on the severity of the offense.
  21. Use clear and descriptive file names, without being excessively long, while avoiding generic, non-specific file names. "Chan-hom 2015-07-08 0425Z.jpg", for example, is better than "Image01.jpg" or "DSC0001.JPG".
  22. Refrain from making enemy lists on user pages, as these can start an unneeded conflict between users. Neutral/positive (friend) lists are accepted.
  23. Plagiarism is not allowed on this wiki. When using content from Wikipedia, place the {{Wikipedia}} template on top of the page; this won't be allowed, however, if the content compromises a majority of the page. In these cases, paraphrasing (writing the same information in different ways) is also not allowed.
  24. Editfarming (editing with the goal of increasing your usercane size, for example) and badgehunting (similar to editfarming, but defined as editing with the goal of obtaining badges) are both prohibited. Examples of editfarming include, but are not limited to, removing text from pages and re-adding it, editing by posting letters or words one at a time, and so on.

General tips

  • To request the deletion of a page, insert the {{Delete}} template at the top of the page and wait for it to be deleted. You can also ask a moderator to delete it for you.

Chat policy

  • Chat guidelines - Follow Hypothetical Hurricanes Wiki policies while talking in the chat. This applies to the community chat (hosted on Discord).

Conduct policy

  • Conduct policy - This serves as an add-on to the existing guidelines on this page, and users are strongly recommended to follow it.

Featured articles

Forum policies

Manual of Style

  • Manual of Style - A set of recommendations and requirements for articles, designed to improve the quality of the wiki articles.

User block policy

  • User block policy - This page explains the user block policy on the wiki, including the right to appeal a ban.

Voting policy

  • Voting policy - This page details the voting guidelines of the wiki, which applies to requests for user rights and other proposals.
Policies of the Hypothetical Hurricanes Wiki
Chat guidelines • Conduct policy • Copyright policy • Forum guidelines
Manual of Style • User block policy • Voting policy • Wiki guidelines
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