Temporary bans for inappropriate behavior
When necessary, administrators of the wiki may temporarily ban a user from making edits following several acts of inappropriate and hostile behavior. The behaviors and punishments are as follows:
- Scribbling - The user leaves random junk on numerous pages, but doesn't delete existing text, nor add anything offensive. A warning will be issued after each of the first two incidents. After a third incident, the user will be banned for a week.
- Copyright infringement - The user uploads text or images from another source and claims authorship. A warning will be issued after each of the first two incidents. After a third incident, the user will be banned for a week.
- Vandalism - The user erases large sections of existing content for no valid reason, or adds offensive text to existing entries. The user will receive one warning. A second offense will result in a one month ban. If the vandalism uses particularly offensive language, even on the first offense, a warning will be given at the same time as a one month ban. Successive offenses will be dealt with on a case by case basis.
Game bans for inappropriate YPPedia behavior
The Ocean Masters have determined that Terms of Service violations that occur on YPPedia are potential grounds for an in-game suspension or ban as well as a wiki block. This will be dealt with on a case by case basis by the wiki OM, Clotho.