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Archives:Policy

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Archives policies in general are statements issued by Bulbagarden Archives that have varying scope and power. They fall into four categories:

  • Policies - these are strongly binding recommendations and can be considered law.
  • Guidelines - these are non-binding recommendations for administrators and users.
  • Processes - these outline formal processes on Bulbagarden Archives such as dispute resolution.
  • Statements - these are official statements on things such as fair use.

Please also review the policies of Bulbapedia and Bulbanews appropriately.

Policies

Blocking policy

A summary of the offenses which can lead to blocking include but are not limited to:

  • Vandalism
  • Malicious page editing
  • Link hijacking
  • Spamming
  • Edit or revert wars
  • Advertising
  • Violations of other Archives policies

Username policy

The username policy outlines what is and what is not permissible in a username on Bulbagarden Archives, and the Archives regulations on bots.

Image use policy

Main article: Archives:Image use policy
  • Images should have a descriptive but concise file name.
  • Image summary pages should contain source information.
  • Images must be tagged appropriately.
  • Images should be used on a Bulbagarden project.
  • Images should be relevant.
  • Images for illustrating non-content pages are permitted, subject to some limitations:
    • Images for personal user pages are not allowed.

Bulbagarden Archives is not an image hosting service:

  • Images should not be direct-linked from other sites.

Guidelines

Manual of style

Main article: Archives:Manual of style

The Archives manual of style dictates the size, filetype, and other preferred conventions used in selecting, processing, and uploading images.

Processes

Statements