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Editors whose contributions are clearly disruptive to the site or who fail to behave appropriately towards other contributors may be blocked. The possible reasons for blocking include (but are not limited to):

Reason Duration
  • Vandalism
  • Personal attacks or threats towards other editors
  • Violating site policies
  • Spamming links to external sites
  • Abusing multiple accounts
  • Creating an account with an unacceptable username
  • Making unnecessary edits to pages in order to gain wiki achievements
  • Starting or being involved in user conflicts
  • Three days, first offense
  • One week, second offense
  • One month, third offense
  • Any additional offenses may result in a permanent ban (only for registered users).

These are just guidelines for usual cases. Blocks and their duration are generally up to the discretion of Nukapedia's administrators.


  • Pages which do not fulfill the content criteria should be deleted.
  • User pages may be deleted at the request of the user they belong to.

Page protection


Most pages should remain unprotected and allow editing by registered users. Protection is generally only applied to:

  • Critical parts of the site. This includes pages like the main page or widely used templates.
  • Articles which are frequently targets of vandalism.
  • Pages which are the "battleground" for an edit war. If a set of editors repeatedly reverts each other's changes, an administrator may protect the page to encourage them to resolve the dispute in a different manner (i.e. by discussion as appropriate).

User pages may be protected at the request of the respective user.


In general, page protection should only be applied as long as necessary. Especially articles should only be protected for a reasonably short timeframe.

Forum archiving and protection

All forum topics should be moved to the appropriate archived category 90 days after the most recent (non-maintenance) comment or edit by adding |archived as the unnamed second parameter of the {{Forumheader}} template inserted at the page top of all forum topics, e.g. a topic in "Wiki discussion" should be have the template changed from {{Forumheader|Wiki discussion}} to {{Forumheader|Wiki discussion|archived}}.

  • Once archived, forum topics should remain in the archived category and should not be commented on. If the subject of an archived forum requires revisiting, a new forum topic should be made.

All forum topics should remain unprotected to allow for ease of maintenance edits with the following exceptions:

  • When the forum topic is the target of vandalism or edit warring, per the above policy.
  • Immediately after a policy or user rights request vote has concluded to preserve the vote integrity. Votes protected in such manner should then be unprotected when moved to the archived category to allow for ease of maintenance edits.

Reviews of permanent blocks or chat bans

Also known as a SaintPain appeal, the policy grants the opportunity for any user who has been permanently blocked or banned from the wiki or its official Discord server to request it lifted after 12 months have passed from their last infraction of the rules, including the use of multiple accounts.

User rights requests

A rights user is a contributor who has been either appointed or elected by the community to serve the wiki in such a capacity, granted access to features utilized in article and community maintenance. The requirements for applying for staff positions as well as the process for doing so are outlined within this policy. A record of all successful rights holder request forums can be found here.

Rights holder activity policy

Similar to the requirements for qualifying for additional tools on Nukapedia, staff members must maintain those activities after tools are granted. Users who are inactive do not necessitate tools to serve the wiki or its chat functionality by the very nature of inactivity, and the process for updating user rights on Nukapedia and its Discord are dictated by the following. Does not cover rights removed due to resignation or as a result of conduct policy proceedings.

Conduct policy

If an administrator is involved in an editing dispute, they should not use admin abilities or status to solve it. Administrators are allowed to undo each other's administrative actions. However, it is expected that the one who reverts an action explains the reason for the revert. The community can call for a vote of no confidence regarding any staff member at any time, the process outlined within.

Votes of no confidence

Votes of confidence may be called in a forum by the community at any time. Votes of confidence are non-binding and must follow all normal policy vote guidelines. A minimum of three petitioners must bring forth the vote of confidence. Like any user-rights request, bureaucrats will adjudicate the results of votes of confidence.

In the event a user-rights removal request is found warranted by the rights abuse process, a forum shall be called. User-rights removal requests are binding and must follow all normal policy vote guidelines.

All user-rights removal requests must present evidence of abuse of rights. Votes of no confidence must provide the rationale behind the lack of confidence. The accused will be afforded the opportunity to rebut in a timely fashion before the voting period commences. A period of three days minimum is recommended for the accused to rebut charges, and an extension may be granted by a bureaucrat if warranted. The accused may waive this right at any time.

Policy vote forum overview
PolicyAdministration policy
Amendment 1Forum Archiving and protection · Discussion · Vote · 30June2022 · 11-0-1
Related topicsConduct policy · Ban reviews · Activity policy · User rights requests · Administrators and moderators