|For users that moderate chat, see Fallout Wiki:Administrators and moderators.|
The Fallout Wiki community's chat functionality is hosted on Discord, information and rules pertaining to it are as followed. Also included below is a list of the community's social media accounts and contact information.
Users without a wiki account are welcome in Discord chat, but editing-related access is limited to those with verified accounts. Verification is completed via Wiki-Bot, and instructions are provided upon entering the server on how to utilize the bot. Below are all official and sister servers.
|Official||Nukapedia||Server dedicated towards the editorial and administrative aspects of the wiki's community, as well as general discussion.||Nukapedia Discord|
|Sister||Fallout 76 Datamining||Server dedicated to datamining and examining the game files of Fallout 76, providing information, art assets, and tutoring for those interested. Added as an affiliate in September 2020.||Datamining Discord|
All users must abide by the following rules:
- Discussions must be kept within their dedicated channels. If a topic goes off topic, suggest or follow suggestions to move the conversation to appropriate channels.
- If an interaction becomes too acrimonious, ping or message any staff member. If a staff member indicates a conversation should end, respect their decision.
- Using alt accounts to bypass Discord bans or Fallout Wiki blocks is considered ban evasion and is not allowed.
- Be civil and courteous to other users on the server. Do not engage in personal attacks, hate speech, harassment, threats, or sexually degrading language. Do not spam, excessively use capital letters, or ping others repetitively. NSFW content is not allowed and will be removed.
- Do not reveal personally identifiable information about users or violate confidentiality on issues asked to be kept confidential by other users or administrators. This includes linking to external sources such as social media accounts.
- Being a dick. As a guideline, don't go out of your way to irritate others. Especially do not try to test an admin and/or chat moderator's patience and/or limits. Vicious abuse is grounds for sanctions.
- Users are allowed to delete or edit their own posts, but disruptive or misrepresentative alteration or removal of information is not allowed.
- Participation in this server assumes understanding and acceptance of rules.
Voice chat and bots
- 9. Voice channels can be used freely by everyone and follow the same rules as chat, including prohibition of topics outlined above. Take turns speaking and avoid talking over others. If you wish to participate in the voice channel, related text conversation should take place in the #intercom-transcripts channel.
- 10. Bots are present in the server for moderation purposes. Bots and related images should only be used sparingly outside the #robot-repair-center and #the-big-empty, with the exception of the wiki-bot, which can be used in related channels. Any user wishing for or to bring a bot into the server must gain approval from an administrator.
Hall of debate
- 11. All potentially contentious subject matter is allowed only in the #hall-of-debate channel, which requires a staff sponsorship. Reach out to a staff member for this role. Topics restricted to this channel include, but are not limited to, those of religion, politics, and divisive history.
- 12. Server nicknames do not have to match Fallout Wiki usernames, with the exception of administrators and bureaucrats. These staff members may alternatively identify their wiki username in their about me, as long as it is visible to users. Nicknames cannot consist of content that would otherwise violate server rules, nor can they mirror that of a staff member. Staff impersonation in any form is not allowed.
- 13. Users are not required to have a Fallout Wiki account. Having an account and verifying it via the wiki bot will grant access to additional wiki-related channels and options in chat. Enter the prompt "!wiki verify (your wiki username here)" in #the-vault-door to verify. If the bot cannot connect the account, follow the Fandom link prompt and try again. Ping a staff member if any issues arise for manual verification. Users can also select additional roles via the #extra-roles channel.
The chat is moderated by active administrators and moderators, listed here. Moderators have been charged with the responsibility of issuing warnings, kicks, and bans if the aforementioned rules are broken. The duration follows wiki-side block norms, and all wiki-side bans will be mirrored on the Discord. Bans and their duration are at the discretion of Nukapedia's administrators and moderators. The use of kicks and bans for "joke" purposes is not permitted.
Administrators and chat moderators use their discretion when applying these rules, and understanding of the rules depends on the moderator's perception of the rules. Particular exceptions may be granted by specific administrator or chat moderator approval. These rules and regulations, however, should be followed strictly by users at all other times.
Moderators have a wide discretion relating to the issuing of warnings and bans which infringe on these rules.
The content of messages will greatly impact on the severity of the punishment. In certain particular cases, exceptions may be permitted, although these are infrequent.
Typically, the following hierarchy will apply to infringements on the above regulations (with the exception of specifically implied consequences).
- First offense: Warning
- Second offense: Kick
- Third offense: Three day ban
- Fourth: One week ban
- Fifth: One month ban
- Subsequent: Permanent ban
Chat moderators and administrators are responsible for updating the Discord ban log and moving bans from active to expired section, as well as summarily unbanning individuals on Discord as appropriate. A message must be left on the user's talk page by the moderator handing down the ban, clearly explaining the reason and duration. Wiki-side blocks are mirrored to Discord bans. Those without a Fallout Wiki account should still be noted.
Temporary chat moderator rights are routinely given to mentees as part of the Vault Academy community training program. The rights are granted in seven day increments, progress of which is documented in #the-vault-academy channel and overseen by their mentor. They are differentiated by a unique color and role underneath the chat moderator role. They have the same permissions as a chat moderator and function in the same way, with the added level of required engagement with their mentor before administrative action, barring instances of blatant vandalism.
A list of the Fallout Wiki's social media accounts. The staff members responsible for each are listed below.
|Twitter (@Nukapedia)||Chris the Saiyan|
|Facebook (@Nukapedia)||Chris the Saiyan|
|Steam (@Nukapedia)||Chris the Saiyan|