|Policies and guidelines|
|Manual of Style • Site policy • Plagiarism policy • Vandalism policy|
|Administrators • Bureaucrats • Moderators • Rollbacks|
Plagiarism is the use of words or ideas from someone else. It is against the policy for a user to plagiarize, and doing so will result in action being taken.
Toontown Rewritten Wiki may provide information which is comparable to Toontown Wiki, however information should not be directly copied from there.
Types of action
- A verbal caution is the lowest level of action taken towards plagiarism. The contributor will be warned about their action(s) by an administrator/moderator on their talk page. The contributor will not receive a block. If a contributor has previously received a verbal caution, they are susceptible to a block.
- A caution is a block which consists of under a day. A caution can only be issued once, therefore the next level of action will be issued if the plagiarism persists.
- A block which usually consists of over a day may be issued. The user may be issued a block without caution in some circumstances.
- An indefinite (infinite) block is the highest level of action taken by an administrator/moderator towards plagiarism. It is only imposed if a user is constantly responsible for plagiarism. You may contact an administrator if you wish to discuss the matter.
- Plagiarism will result in the user being warned by a member of staff. If the contributor has not previously made a contribution they are susceptible to an extended block. If the vandalism is considered unintentional by a member of staff, the contributor will only be given a verbal caution.
- Persistent plagiarism is a serious matter, and will result in either a block or indefinite block being issued. The blocking administrator/moderator will impose the appropriate block length.
- Severe vandalism is a serious matter, and will result in either a block or indefinite block being issued. The blocking administrator/moderator must determine whether the plagiarism is severe.
Plagiarism may be deemed unintentional if the user was seemingly unaware of plagiarism.
- If the user has a history of authentic edits; no action should be taken, except a rollback (undo) of the edit. If the plagiarism persists, it may be considered intentional.
Please note, although some information may appear comparable to other sources, it cannot be modified. If you notice a page being plagiarized, please take the following actions:
- Undo the plagiarism. If you are unsure of doing this, please read here.
- Rollbackers, Administrators or Moderators can Rollback the edit instead.
- Report the user. You should either report the user to an active moderator, administrator or VSTF.
- Warn the user. You can visit their message wall and warn them of their actions.