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The Dragon Mania Legends Wiki is a user-written guide created to provide a reliable source for information about the Dragon Mania Legends game. When contributors follow a set formula for editing, it allows users to browse and locate information in a consistent format. The following policies describe the required code of conduct, as well as the accepted standards for editing put in place to keep articles uniform and reliable. As this guide is a constant work in progress, policies are subject to change.

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Code of Conduct

NEVER add information on content that has not been released by Gameloft yet. Doing so without permission from Gameloft may result in a ban from editing, or if repeated a ban from accessing the site at all.
General - The general Code of Conduct is a common-sense outline of accepted social behavior.

  • This site is used by children and adults alike, be respectful and protect yourself and your personal information.
  • Excessive profanity, violence, sexual content, and soliciting are not allowed.

Comments/Forum/Chat

  • All posts should be used for game-related topics.
  • Clan invitations are not to be posted on the wiki, except for on the Wiki Friends Page.
  • Friend requests and recruitment codes do not belong in the comments, chats, or forums. The Wiki Friend Page was created specifically for allowing users to share this information easily in one place, and any posts of such outside this page is a violation. However, it is forbidden to share your information in the edit summary of that page (as well as any page for that matter). You are only allowed to add your information in a corresponding table on that page or your User Page.
  • Be civil - Even if someone is being rude or irrational, it will not help the situation to respond with negative remarks. If you are unable to resolve an issue, contact a staff member for assistance.

User Page and User Talk Page

  • Users are allowed to advertise their personal, in-game information, such as their Clan, Recruitment Code, game progress, username and so on. Other types of personal promotion are not permitted. However, users may contact any of the bureaucrats and ask permission to advertise non-in-game content. This request must be accompanied by a clear, valid and concise reason.

For your protection, we highly recommend that you be selective in what information you put out there. You would be surprised at how little information a person needs to hack something, stalk someone or steal their identity.

User Names and Accounts

User Names - A member's username is to be unique to the individual creating the account and is not, by design, to be created in a manner such that it would appear to be rude, obscene or an attempt at impersonating another person, business or staff member. Furthermore, any attempt to bypass this rule using leet speak, or any other method will not be tolerated. Any account that is in violation of this policy is subject to permanent banning.

If you are concerned that your username is in violation or feel it is necessary to change it, do not create a new account in an effort to do so. Instead, contact a member of the staff to request your username is renamed.

Accounts - Each individual is only allowed to create one account. The creation of multiple accounts is prohibited and any attempt to create additional accounts to evade bans, whether temporary or permanent, will result in the additional accounts being blocked indefinitely and could result in the permanent block of the main account as well. Exceptions may be given if the user desiring to create more than one account provides a valid reason. If you want to rename your account or you are unable to access your account for various reasons, then do not create a new account. Instead, contact us through mail.

Content

All content should be in relation to the Dragon Mania Legends game. All contributions must be factual and any added content must follow the Manual of Style and Editing Central guidelines. If something is not covered in the manual, then a staff member should be contacted to answer any questions. Creation of pages not related to the game is not allowed, the user having to request permission from a bureaucrat for the creation of such a page. This request must be accompanied by a valid reason.

Unreleased Content

NEVER add information on content that has not been released by Gameloft yet. We have an agreement with Gameloft regarding this, which allows us to get information and original image renders so that we can provide timely and accurate information to you. By data mining and/or posting unreleased information on this site, you risk voiding this agreement.

Creating Pages

User Page and User Talk Page - These pages may be edited to a members' liking to the extent that they do not violate any of the policies. Talk pages also function as archives, thus removing or modifying messages is generally prohibited. Exceptions may apply to individual cases.

All other pages - When creating a new page, one should make use of the pre-defined models or use make use of a similar page that already exists. If an article model is not listed for what a member wishes to create and said member is unsure on how to proceed about creating the article, they are welcome to ask an experienced user or a staff member for advice. Pages outside the User Page and User Talk Page must be related to the game.

Images

Proper procedure for:

DML Wiki Images - DML Wiki Images are images that are used on the DML Wiki in articles about the DML game. Proper images, image naming and cropping for this purpose are defined in the Manual of Style. These images can be uploaded directly to the DML Wiki by clicking the Upload file or Multi-Upload" links in the menu in the left of any page, under the 'Tools' section or by using these links:

A list of missing photos has been compiled here:

Non-Wiki images - Images created for personal use must be uploaded and saved onto a separate site.

  • Comments - To post a link to the image (such as must be used for comments) you can upload your images to a site such as Lightshot or Imgur. Sites like these scramble the links, so images will not show here.
  • User Talk Page/Forums/User Page - Actual images may be posted on these pages rather than a link. To do so, you can use a site like Photobucket. Simply follow these steps:
    • Upload the image to your Photobucket account
    • Edit it to the size you want (this is important as the size cannot be changed here).
    • Copy the 'direct link' and paste it into your user or talk page edit box (do not use any brackets, just the link).

Directly uploading images to the DML Wiki for personal use is not allowed. DML Wiki images may be used on the User Page and User Talk Page as well.

Editing/Deleting

Be careful when editing. Pages that need editing and the type of editing needed are explained in the Editing Central article. All edits should be concise and factual. If you see something inappropriate, though, report it immediately. If you upload something accidentally, contact a staff member to have it deleted. Additionally, placing the {{delete}} template on a page and stating the reason will tag the page as a candidate for deletion, without having to contact a staff member.

Edit Warring

An edit war occurs when editors who disagree about the content of a page repeatedly override each other's contributions. Editors engaged in a dispute should reach consensus by speaking on the article's talk page, rather than engaging in an edit war. Users who engage in edit wars risk being blocked. An editor who repeatedly restores their preferred version is edit warring, regardless of whether those edits are justifiable.

Since this wiki community is small and does not have many editors, it does not follow Wikipedia's Three Revert Rule (3RR) or other rules, instead editors should check with staff if they are unsure if an edit change or reversal is justified. It is fine for an editor to add information, fix something missed our outdated, or rectify a mistake made by any wiki editor (including staff); however, reverting or overriding Staff edits should only be done for legitimate reasons. The staff very much appreciates good edits, additions, and fixes and are happy to provide guidance or adjustments as needed. Please keep in mind that staff has the final say in wiki operations, since things are often uploaded, named, categorized, or formatted in particular ways to correctly autopopulate templates, lists, tables, categories and other pages, and to avoid unnecessary maintenance.

Exemptions

The following reverts are exempt from the edit-warring policy:

  • Reverting your actions ("self-reverting").
  • Reverting edits to pages in your user space.
  • Reverting actions performed by banned users in violation of a ban, and agents of banned or blocked users.
  • Reverting obvious vandalism—edits that any well-intentioned user would agree constitutes vandalism, such as page blanking and adding offensive content or language.
  • Removal of clear policy or copyright violations.
  • Removal of other content that is clearly illegal under U.S. law.
  • Removing contentious material that is libellous, biased, unsourced, or poorly formatted or sourced.

When reverting, please indicate clear reasons. This can be done in the edit summary and/or talk pages. Leeway is also given to editors reverting to maintain the quality of pages/articles. If you are claiming an exemption, make sure there is a clearly visible edit summary or separate section of the talk page that explains the exemption. When in doubt, do not revert. Instead, open discussion on an article's talk/discussion page.

Adherence/Enforcement

Warnings - A warning is written on your Discussion/User Talk Page regarding the violation.

  • Warnings are given for what is considered to be a minor infraction, especially where it appears a person misunderstood or was unaware of certain policies.

Temporary Blocks/Bans - Accounts are temporarily blocked for anywhere from 1 hour up depending on violation and history of violations.

  • Repeated offences after receiving a written warning will result in a temporary block.

Permanent Blocks/Bans - Permanent removal from the site.

  • Repeated offences after receiving multiple written warnings and blocks.
  • Obvious vandalism, inappropriate content (nudity/pornography/violence), spamming or scamming WILL result in an instant ban.

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