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This page details the etiquette expected of WiiBrew users, describes the content not allowed on the wiki, and the reprecussions for violating WiiBrew's policies.
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This page details the etiquette expected of WiiBrew users, describes the content not allowed on the wiki, and the repercussions for violating WiiBrew's policies. We expect our users to behave maturely, and this is not an exhaustive list of things you should avoid doing. If we see a user making counterproductive edits of any sort, we may intervene. Them's the breaks.
  
 
== Violations ==
 
== Violations ==
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=== License violations ===
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Projects that use code under the GPL or other source licences must have properly credited the code and author(s), as per the requirements of the licence.
  
 
=== Copyright infringement ===
 
=== Copyright infringement ===
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{{Main|WiiBrew:Piracy}}
  
Warez, Virtual Console, and WiiWare piracy is not permitted. This includes talk about "backups", regardless of their legality, and tools related to piracy. This also includes modchips. Content pertaining to Nintendo's own SDK, game resource files, or other leaked information is forbidden.
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Piracy in general is not permitted. In addition to the typical rule of not sharing backups for any console, this also includes talk about tools that allow "backups" to be played on original hardware, such as tools to install illegal WADs, and drivechips. Related tools, such as [[CustomizeMii|WAD editors]] and [[CleanRip|tools that create backups]], are allowed, provided that they are not bundled with other piracy-related tools. Content pertaining to leaked information such as Nintendo's private SDK are prohibited, and will be removed on sight.
  
 
=== WADs ===
 
=== WADs ===
  
WAD information and applications are not allowed, unless it refers to a specific case of a legal WAD (e.g. [[updating IOS by hand|installing an IOS from a disc]]). Innocent until proven guilty does not apply here. Tools to install fakesigned WADs are also not allowed.
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WAD information and applications are not allowed, unless it refers to a specific case of a legal WAD (e.g. [[updating IOS by hand|installing an IOS from a disc]]). Innocent until proven guilty does not apply here. Tools to install official channels not properly signed by the target Wii are also not allowed.
  
 
=== Vandalism ===
 
=== Vandalism ===
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=== Username ===
 
=== Username ===
  
Choose a neutral username with which you will be happy. Obscene, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate usernames will be banned.
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Choose a neutral username with which you will be happy. Obscene, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate usernames will be blocked.
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Generic names are also not permitted, including both names such as "NoUsername" and "WiiBrew." An example of an acceptable username is "DoNotUseExampleUsernames".
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See [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Username_policy Wikipedia's Username policy] for further appropriate/inappropriate account names.
  
 
=== Advertisement ===
 
=== Advertisement ===
  
 
No announcing of web sites, commercial products, etc.
 
No announcing of web sites, commercial products, etc.
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==== Using Multiple Accounts ====
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Editors may not use multiple accounts to contribute. Doing so will result in the alternate account(s) being blocked to enforce the fact that editors may only use one account to contribute.
  
 
== Enforcement ==
 
== Enforcement ==
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=== Banning ===
 
=== Banning ===
  
Any user violating the above rules may be banned from WiiBrew at the discretion of a WiiBrew administrator.
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Any user violating the above rules may be banned from WiiBrew at the discretion of an administrator.
  
 
=== Blocking ===
 
=== Blocking ===
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* [[Wiibrew:Contributing|Contributing]]
 
* [[Wiibrew:Contributing|Contributing]]
 
* [[WiiBrew:IRC channel#Guidelines|IRC channel guidelines]]
 
* [[WiiBrew:IRC channel#Guidelines|IRC channel guidelines]]
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:List_of_policies#Behavioral Wikipedia Policies]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:List_of_policies Wikipedia Policies] (Most of Wikipedia's policies apply to all wikis.)

Latest revision as of 22:39, 18 August 2021

This page details the etiquette expected of WiiBrew users, describes the content not allowed on the wiki, and the repercussions for violating WiiBrew's policies. We expect our users to behave maturely, and this is not an exhaustive list of things you should avoid doing. If we see a user making counterproductive edits of any sort, we may intervene. Them's the breaks.

Violations

License violations

Projects that use code under the GPL or other source licences must have properly credited the code and author(s), as per the requirements of the licence.

Copyright infringement

Main article: WiiBrew:Piracy

Piracy in general is not permitted. In addition to the typical rule of not sharing backups for any console, this also includes talk about tools that allow "backups" to be played on original hardware, such as tools to install illegal WADs, and drivechips. Related tools, such as WAD editors and tools that create backups, are allowed, provided that they are not bundled with other piracy-related tools. Content pertaining to leaked information such as Nintendo's private SDK are prohibited, and will be removed on sight.

WADs

WAD information and applications are not allowed, unless it refers to a specific case of a legal WAD (e.g. installing an IOS from a disc). Innocent until proven guilty does not apply here. Tools to install official channels not properly signed by the target Wii are also not allowed.

Vandalism

Vandalism is any addition, deletion, or change to content made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of WiiBrew.

Username

Choose a neutral username with which you will be happy. Obscene, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate usernames will be blocked.

Generic names are also not permitted, including both names such as "NoUsername" and "WiiBrew." An example of an acceptable username is "DoNotUseExampleUsernames".

See Wikipedia's Username policy for further appropriate/inappropriate account names.

No announcing of web sites, commercial products, etc.

Using Multiple Accounts

Editors may not use multiple accounts to contribute. Doing so will result in the alternate account(s) being blocked to enforce the fact that editors may only use one account to contribute.

Enforcement

Banning

Any user violating the above rules may be banned from WiiBrew at the discretion of an administrator.

Blocking

Disruptive editors can be blocked from editing for short or long amounts of time.

Page Protection

Pages can be protected against vandals or during fierce content disputes. In addition, pages undergoing frequent vandalism can be semi-protected to block edits by new editors.

See Also