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This page, "Moegirlpedia:Policy", is an active policy of English Moegirlpedia.
  • The text of the policies has been deliberated and adopted by the community.
  • All users have the responsibility to follow the policies outlined in this text.
  • If you see a need to amend or change the policy, please start a discussion thread on the discussion board.
  • If the policy does need to be amended/changed, please start a corresponding proposal.
Do not abuse your power

Here is the basic management policy of Moegirlpedia, written for administrators, patrollers and other Moegirlpedia maintenance staff.

The maintenance group referred to in this article and in the discussion document of each policy and guideline of Moegirlpedia refers to the collective composed of administrators and patrollers, and the maintenance staff refers to administrators and patrollers.

Page management policy

Article scope

The range of articles that can be created under the "(Main) namespace" is limited by the scope of inclusion, see Moegirlpedia:Scope of Inclusion.

Article titles

Page deletion policy

When a page is involved in one of the following situations, the maintainer should delete it. If a regular user finds a page in one of the following situations, they can request it in the discussion board, and the maintainer will confirm it and decide whether to deal with it. The maintainer should note that in such cases, the user's request must be fully examined and the reason for deletion/direct deletion must be specified, and that "user request" is an acceptable reason for deletion only in some cases.

Maintainers should be aware that deletion of a page is a serious task and that some of its results are irreversible (e.g. comments on a deleted page are irreversibly lost even if the page is restored). It is the duty of the maintainer to check whether the corresponding page and its content have the possibility of being improved on/repaired by other means before marking said page for deletion/speedy deletion.

The following pages should be deleted directly
  1. Pages that violate the local laws and regulations of Moegirlpedia.
  2. Pages that violate the content management policy and pose a potential threat to the safety of Moegirlpedia's operations.
  3. Pages that contain a significant amount of content in categories I-II of the "Specific acts of vandalism" section of the Anti-Vandalism Policy.
  4. Pages whose content is mostly or all meaningless text (generally pages included in Chapter 3, Articles 1-7 of the "Specific acts of vandalism" section).
  5. Pages in the "Main" namespace that involve the two cases mentioned in the "not included" section of the Scope of Inclusion.
  6. Pages in the "Main" namespace that infringe on the copyright of others as a whole (only if part of the content infringes on the copyright of others).
  7. Pages disguised as site policies/guidelines in the "Moegirlpedia:" or "Help:" namespaces.
  8. User pages that are no longer used according to the user's application.
  9. User pages belonging to usernames that comply with the "Violations" section of the username policy.
  10. Pages that have been improperly redirected in accordance with the "Deletion policy" section of the redirects policy.
  11. Pages that are no longer used for various reasons.
    • To prevent abuse, the reason for discontinued use should be specified in the reason for deletion/speedy deletion.
The following pages should be reasonably moved or deleted
  1. Incorrectly created pages should be moved to other appropriate pages, and residual redirects should be deleted:
    • Incorrectly named pages (e.g. pages that violate the article naming guidelines).
    • Pages in the wrong namespace (e.g. a user created their sandbox page in the "Main" namespace).
  1. Articles in the "Main:" namespace with minimal or poor quality content (e.g., machine-translated, poorly translated, in a foreign language, no actual content, etc.) may be selected for assistance with improvements, moving the corresponding page to the creator user's subpage, or outright deletion, as appropriate.
    • When a maintainer chooses to move an article to a user subpage, they should leave a message on the corresponding user's discussion page explaining the situation.
  1. Articles in the "Main:" namespace and their associated pages that do not meet the circumstances in the "Direct Deletion" section and are not included in other chapters can be eligible to be moved to the creator's user subpage or be deleted directly.
  2. Pages in the "Moegirlpedia" or "Help:" namespaces that contradict the current policy, guidelines, or majority consensus should be moved to the creator user's sub-page or deleted directly.
The following pages should be merged and deleted
  1. Pages in the "Main:", "Template:", "Module:", "Moegirlpedia:", or "Help:" namespaces that are duplicates or highly similar to existing pages (except for redirects).
The following pages should be rewritten or deleted
  1. If you create a page describing something in Moegirlpedia in the name of an independent site, you should rewrite the content in the page or move all of its content to another site within seven days. If the page is not completed within seven days, the maintenance staff shall delete the corresponding page.

In addition to the aforementioned deletion methods, if the administrator or STAFF determines that a page should be deleted, they may choose to do so in an appropriate manner.

For pages that violate the content management policy or other laws and regulations, the maintenance staff should delete them immediately and report to the supervisor to hide the relevant page history or logs, or have the supervisor delete them directly, as appropriate.

Page content policy

Disambiguation policy

User avatar policy

In Moegirlpedia, any registered user can upload a static image as their avatar in Special:UploadAvatar, and the avatar will be displayed in the user page and comment section through extensions and widgets.

Management policy

Avatars that meet the following conditions shall be immediately deleted and the corresponding user shall be permanently banned by the administrator.

  1. Violations of Content Management Policy or other laws and regulations.
  2. Containing commercial advertising, illegal marketing and promotional content.
  3. Other content that is suspected of being harmful to the physical and mental health of minors as determined by 2 or more administrators or STAFF.

Avatars that meet the following conditions should be deleted by the administrator, warning the corresponding user and requesting a deadline for rectification.

  1. Showing gore, horror, cruelty, etc. that cause physical and mental discomfort or otherwise cause serious discomfort, uneasiness, fear or fright.
  2. Counterfeiting, imitating, fabricating the logos of organizations such as authorities, media, etc.
  3. Infringing the copyright of others and the copyright holder requests to remove it.
  4. Content with QR codes, bar codes, URLs, email addresses, contact information, etc. that may cause damage to others.
  5. Other inappropriate avatars that contain content with undesirable effects as determined by 2 or more administrators or STAFF.

If a user ignores dissuasion after being warned, they should be dealt with in accordance with the Anti-vandalism policy. Other users who find a user avatar that matches the violation can report it to the discussion board.

If a user uploads an avatar that violates this policy in one of the following cases, in accordance with the conditions of the anti-vandalism policy, a ban shall be imposed on them:

  1. Uploading the offending avatar for 3 times in a row within 90 days.
  2. Having been previously banned for adding content that violates the Content management policy.
  3. Having other circumstances that warrant a ban.
Deletion policy

Currently, Moegirlpedia users cannot delete uploaded avatars on their own; however, they can:

  • Upload a new avatar to overwrite the existing one.
  • Go to the discussion board and request an administrator to delete it.

Talk area policy

Comment section policy

User page policy

User banning policy

Username management policy

Copyright issues

Main page: Moegirlpedia:Copyright information

Text content copyright

  1. Unless otherwise specified, all text content of Moegirlpedia is provided under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) license.
  2. All original text contributions of users to Moegirlpedia are deemed to be irrevocably published using the above agreement, deletion of large sections only on the grounds of "deleting my contribution" may be considered vandalism (Category III, Article 8 of the "Specific acts of vandalism" of the anti-vandalism policy, "Mass deleting content that should not be deleted").
  3. If users provide text content through other channels:
    1. Content obtained from the public domain or places using the CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license or other free copyright licenses compatible with it: No guideline violation, normal reservation.
    • Example of public domain content: Official documents such as laws and regulations, works released into the public domain due to the passing of the author for a certain number of years, etc. Specific regulations vary according to the laws of each country.
    • The above compatible copyright agreements include: CC0, CC-BY, CC BY-NC, CC BY-NC-SA version 3.0 or lower, etc.
    • If the original copyright agreement has a signature requirement, it should be signed.
    • If there are any conditions attached to the original copyright agreement, these clauses must be added to the article by means of commenting, etc.
    1. Content taken from places using other free copyright licenses not compatible with the CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license: Copyright is deemed to be reserved by the original author.
    • The above incompatible copyright agreements include: CC BY-SA, CC BY-NC-ND, etc.
      • Places where the CC BY-SA license is used include, for example: Wikipedia, Fandom, SCP Foundation, etc.
    1. Content whose copyrights are reserved by the original author, but non-commercial reprinting is allowed: it can be reserved, and the source, author and authorization statement should be included.
    2. Content whose copyright is retained by the original author, but he/she specifically authorizes Moegirlpedia to use it: normally reserved, the author should be indicated and the authorization certificate should be provided.
    • Due to the collaborative nature of this site, this site cannot accept requests of "no editing the original content". In this case, it is still deemed that the original author retains the copyright;
    • For the original author's "Moegirlpedia-only use" requirement, it should be indicated on the corresponding page/paragraph;
    • The original author authorizes the site to use their text content, which does not prevent them from authorizing others to use his/her text content.
    1. Content whose copyright is retained by the original author, but it is inevitable to quote some content for the purpose of introducing and explaining related things, and if it meets the conditions of fair use: it can be reserved, but attention should be given to avoid quoting large paragraphs, and full-text reprinting (excluding data, lyrics, etc; if there is a need to reprint other content, you can consider using Moegirl Library.
    • For example: A short introduction of the work, the lore and characters, the original text of the work in small paragraphs, the public data of the game, the lyrics of a song, etc.
    • If possible, to avoid potential risks, try to contact the original author to obtain permission before using it.
    1. When the original author reserves all the rights of the content or has not waived certain rights, and it does not meet the conditions of "fair use": use is prohibited, if it is the entire page, {{Copyright infringement}} should be added at the top and the page must be rewritten or deleted as soon as possible, if it is a section of the page, it should be deleted.
    • Places where the above-mentioned rights are reserved are, for example: Baidu Baike, Zhihu Zhuanlan, which states that reprinting is prohibited, Bilibili's "Read" section, etc.
    • If it can be proved that the original source of the relevant content is not a place where all rights are reserved (for example, if it is proven that the content in Baidu Baike actually comes from the official setting of the work), then it will be handled according to the corresponding principles.
  1. The above-mentioned matters include signing, indicating the source and authorization agreement, providing authorization certificates, etc. For specific operation content, please refer to the text content copyright guidelines.
  2. For content quoted from other sources, if the original author of the work or the copyright owner files a complaint on the content quoted on Moegirlpedia, the maintenance staff of Moegirlpedia can try to negotiate with them for authorization after verification (the non-commercial nature of Moegirlpedia can be emphasized). If the authorization cannot be obtained, the relevant content should be deleted.
  3. After users discover suspected copyright infringement, they should report it in the discussion board and hand it over to the maintenance staff for handling.
  4. For users who repost a large number of copyright-infringing content and do not correct it after remindings and warnings, they will be banned in accordance with relevant regulations.

About page rewriting

  1. When the content of the page needs to be rewritten, the editor who intends to deal with it can hang the {{Work in progress}} template to indicate that the article will be edited, templates such as {{Work in progress}} and {{Copyright infringement}} should be removed after rewriting. The maximum construction time is 48 hours, in case of overtime, the maintenance staff should first ask the editor if they are editing or collecting data. If there is no reply for a long time or the editor gives up rewriting, {{Work in progress}} should be removed and the page restored to its original state.
  2. When rewriting, you can refer to the following instructions:
      1. Copyright law protects the author's comprehensive ideas and original ways of expression, rather than the idea, belief or message itself. This means that wiki editors can read a document source (such as a book, a newspaper/magazine article, or a page on other website, etc.) and express it in their own words. Generally, this site prefers to "rewrite" in this way.
      2. In contrast to this, "interpretation" (such as adaptations (for other media), translations, annotations and arrangements) and "compilation" of the original work may still infringe the copyright of the original work.

Image, audio, video and other media copyright

  1. Unlike text content, images, audio, video, and other media content used on Moegirlpedia do not apply to the CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license, but are handled separately according to the different situations of each content.
  2. For audio and video content with external public sources, it can be cited by inserting external links (see Help:Inserting music, Help:Inserting videos and other help documents), such references do not belong to "reprinting", the copyright status of external sources has nothing to do with Moegirlpedia.
  3. All images used in Moegirlpedia (except for pictures used only in comment areas, discussion pages, and user pages), as well as audio and video files that cannot be referenced through external links, can be uploaded to Moegirl Commons.
  4. For media works that are not in the public domain and have not been released under a free copyright agreement, if possible, you should try to obtain authorization before using them, especially when citing a large number of works by the same author. Works expressly prohibited from reprinting by the original author may not be uploaded or used under fair use grounds. The method of handling complaints against authors or copyright owners is the same as that of text content.

Complaints from the original author or copyright owner to this site

Please send an email to yunyingAt, the subject of the email should start with [Copyright Complaint].

User rights system

Moegirlpedia users are classified into the following:

  • Official user groups. With certain permissions, they are considered officials of Moegirlpedia which consists of:
    • Maintenance group: Bureaucrats, Administrators, Patrollers. User group ranks and opinion validity decreases in this order. They have high maintenance rights and can participate in changes to user group rights, and are also obliged to participate in the development of policies and guidelines.
    • Operations group: Staff. Active staff of Moegirlpedia without direct additional user rights.
      • Specifically, the user account Moegirlpedia has no votes or activity limits.
  • Honorary user groups: Good editors, Designated maintainers, VIPs. User groups not considered officials, only created to honor who have made specific contributions here.
  • Functional user groups: Reserved to who have strong coding abilities and undertake the maintenance and improvements voluntarily, yet not considered officials:
    • Technical: Interface administrators, Script editors, Technical editors. These user groups all have the privilege "Allow only administrators and technical editors", and the first two also have some other permissions. These additional permissions allow users with certain abilities and experience to participate in editing more easily (this includes performing operations that can not be done by normal users directly).
    • Robots: Bots, Bot users. These user groups all have the privilege "Be treated as an automated process" to assist users in performing mass edits or tasks.
    • Others: File maintainers, Abuse filter maintainers, Manually-confirmed users. Manually-confirmed users can be applied to who were not qualified before operations with autoconfirmed users required.
  • Automatic user groups: Users, Autoconfirmed users, Extended confirmed users. User groups automatically granted by the system.