Well as of late, I feel as though this is a topic I should have covered a lot sooner with the others I've made. Basically everyone here knows to follow basic wiki-protocol right? We don't have an official Rules page, but we do have rules here. You know that too right?
Anyway I will be going over a few points that I believe is important. If I forgot to mention anything make sure to tell me.
1. Common Courtesy
A short section here. Just because its the Internet doesn't give you the right to be an A**. You wouldn't walk up to a random person to insult their opinions so don't do it here. ESPECIALLY when you don't know the person well enough to even judge them.
This is a hot button issue among the users. In case everyone forgot, Swearing is a no-no. I mean personally, I swear like a sailor and I have no problems with it. However, I try to avoid it for the sake of being polite and respectful of members who are younger or do not like it. We should all think of that and remember that swearing is just a rude way of talking.
Also, as of now I decided, 'Piss' or any form of it should also count. A huge fuss broke out over this one on both wikia and we may as well just consider is a swearword.
Now, I know accidents happen. We all tend to swear and be like, "oops did I just say that outloud?!" or if we get angry that may be the first response. That we will let slide, but when you purposely keep doing it over and over just to be mean or insulting- that is when the line is drawn.
This basically relates to my shipping and judgement topics. If you don't like something, try to be mindful of your words. I'm not saying you can't be honest- I'm just asking that you do it kindly. For example...
Bad - I hate Yozora! She's so boring, she doesn't even do anything compared to the others! Is she retarded or what?
(for the record I picked at random, this was not meant to insult Yozora in any shape or form)
Good - Yozora is rather boring. She doesn't really do much in comparison to the other members of S4. I can't say I like her.
See, there is no reason for anyone to give you a hard time with a comment like this. You're being honest with your feelings and you're not coming off as an obnoxious brat.
4. Privacy is Not on Message Walls
A lot of members have a problem with being nosy (Everyone. Members and Admin alike), and this is how feelings get hurt. We say things about other users and either don't bother to think they'll read what was said- or do it out of SPITE.
If you feel that a User is bothering you or your topic and do not wish for them to be there, KINDLY ask them to stay out of it. Don't give them an attitude, don't snap at them. Just ask. If they refuse, contact an Admin. Its that easy.
If you want Privacy, got to the Chat or Email. But don't take out your anger on someone by posting mean messages about them on the message walls for ALL to see.
5. Message Walls
This is the other issue. Users are butting into topics to whine and gripe about their problems with a user and fight with them. As Halo had said, whenever you have something to say to someone- just say it to them, on THEIR Message Walls. You don't need to drag others into your problems, and not everyone here enjoys a fight or witnessing it.
6. Revenge and Grudges
Another 'fun' topic. SOME members here have a tendency to use past incidents to outright HATE ON users. Its not cute or funny. Its hurtful and cruel.
Whenever you have a falling out with a member you move on and let it go. If you're still angry then just don't speak to the user. Causing trouble will only get you a ticket to Bansville.
All in all, We need to learn to be more respectful with others here. A wiki isn't fun when everyone is bickering or hurting feelings. If you think thats fun then go find a group of backstabbers to hang out, don't bring it here for your own amusement.