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The Long Dark Wiki

Different users have access to different functions of the site. While anyone can do most things on the site, including reading and editing, administrators can access a few additional functions.

Wikia Rules

The TLD wikia has rules in place. Violators can be punished with few days to permanent suspension, depending on the severity. They were created in accordance to Wiki Rules and Blocking Policy which has been implemented and put into full effect as of 1st April, 2021. The rules should be simple and they are more meant to protect the wikia from users who vandalise, harass, display toxic attitude to other contributors and so on. To post an appeal, just post a message on your own message wall or in a Bureaucrat's message wall to discuss.

  • Vandalism

Vandalism is considered to be a serious offence. Vandalism is editing deliberately intended to obstruct or defeat the wiki's purpose. Vandalism includes the malicious removal of content, changing content beyond recognition, adding irrelevant obscenities, and illegitimately blanking pages. Abusive creation or usage of user accounts and IP addresses may also constitute vandalism. Major vandalism may result in a permanent block.

  • Editing contrary to instruction

Due to the small number of active editors on this wiki, there may not be enough opinions to form a consensus on some issues. Therefore, administrators have the power to issue instructions for editing and final rulings on issues. Edit warring with administrators, or ignoring instructions is not allowed. Approach a Bureaucrat if you are unable to settle a dispute with an administrator.

  • Toxic attitude

The wikia staff team is aiming for a friendly environment within the wiki and any attitude that is deemed toxic, provocative, harassment, etc is not allowed.

  • Misinformation

Constantly putting misinformation in pages is not permitted.

  • Spam

Spamming is not permitted.

  • Questionable nicknames

Nicknames that are offensive or malicious are not permitted.

  • Self-promotion

Self-promotion and advertising are not permitted. If you would like to post something that may be construed as self-promotion, consult with a Bureaucrat first. All videos must be approved before being posted, with the exception of videos released by Hinterland Studios. This wikia is not the place to self-promote any content.

  • Promoting unofficial mods

Unofficial mods are not supported by Hinterland and any direct advertising (ie. posting download links, mod's discord, etc) is not permitted.

  • Violating Fandom's Terms of Use

Any user may be blocked for violating Fandom's Terms of Use.

See also: Fandom Community Guidelines


Registered users can be punished from 1 day to 7 days and permanent block, depending on the severity. Warnings may be handed before blocking, depending on the circumstance and the severity.

Non-registered users may be blocked for 5 days as first-time offence with permanent block on second-time offence.

Administrator abilities

These additional functions include:

  • Deleting and undeleting pages, page histories, and uploaded files.
  • Locking (protecting) a page so it cannot be edited or renamed by users without admin rights or autoconfirmed status.
  • Blocking IP addresses or user names from editing; and very quick "rollback" of undesirable edits.
  • Editing the interface by changing system messages and skins.

Admins are also responsible to solve issues on their own if they deem fit and may ask for Bureaucrat for serious issues if necessary.

Bureaucrat abilities

A bureaucrat is the "owner" of this wikia. In addition to above "Administrator Abilities", a bureaucrat can make other users into bureaucrats or administrators.

Bureaucrats have the final say on issues and discussions. Always follow a chain-of-command. If an Administrator wrongfully punished you, wrongfully reverted your edits, unable to provide an answer to satisfy your question and so on, you can talk with a Bureaucrat.

A Bureaucrat should be contacted only for major concerns/issues regarding the wikia and/or regarding the Administrators as last resort. Bureaucrats are the only people who can approve Youtube Video advertising.

Staff

Thekillergreece - Bureaucrat and Administrator - SEMI-ACTIVE - GREECE (2017 - )

Velonews - Administrator - SEMI-ACTIVE - USA (2017 - )

Aescopalus - Administrator - SEMI-ACTIVE - USA ​​​​​​​(2018 - )

Moviesign - Wiki Manager (Liason to full-time Fandom staff)

Retired Staff

Hlymzik - Bureaucrat and Administrator - 2014 to 2018

LegendFPS - Bureaucrat and Administrator - 2015 to 2018

Raylan13 - Founder and Staff

The "founder" of a wiki, the person who first requested it, is given administrator access automatically. Founders are also given bureaucrat access so they can make any other user on their wiki an administrator or bureaucrat. For a complete list of users with administrator access, see Special:Listusers/sysop.

Becoming an administrator

Only Bureaucrats can grant administrator access to editors. Applications are currently closed and may not open anytime soon. Future administrators are selected by the bureaucrat.

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