There are simple, yet a good amount of rules that apply to the Animaniacs Wiki. These rules are in place because we want everyone to have a nice editing experience. Users who break the rules will be warned, followed by punishment by blocking/banning. Indefinite bans may be given out to repeat offenders. The Animaniacs Wiki takes the Fandom Community Guidelines into consideration as well.
Per FANDOM guidelines, registered users who have been with Fandom for at least 4 days also have access to the following tools:
- They can edit semi-protected pages.
- They can move pages without leaving redirects.
The Sandbox page is a great place for new editors to visit and test their skills.
Users can be blocked or banned for breaking the rules. The length of the ban/block depends on the severity of the offense. Appeals can be posted on your talk page (or if you lost talk page access, the blocking admin's Community Central page). Blocks under 7 days cannot be appealed, unless there was an error from the administrator.
If you have have been blocked/banned from editing, do not make multiple new accounts to evade your punishment. This is called sockpuppetting. Having multiple accounts to contribute is okay, but using them to evade your punishment is not. If found guilty of sockpuppeting, your sockpuppet accounts will be permanently banned, and you will face additional punishment, even up to an indefinite ban on your main account if you keep doing it. Instead, list why we should give you back your editing privileges on your talk page.
Also, using multiple accounts to support yourself in a discussion vote is also sockpuppetting. Your alternate accounts will be permanently banned if caught and you will be warned on your main account to cease this behavior. Continuing to do so will result in further punishment.
Vandalism is not allowed on the wiki. This includes, but is not limited to:
- inserting false or unsourced information on pages
- uploading copyrighted content
- bullying other users
- making racist or sexist comments on talk pages and forums
- removing constructive content without warning
- editing other people's user pages without their approval
- posting not-suitable-for-internet content
- uploading non-suitable for internet files or images
- spamming the same thing over and over again or unauthorized advertising (Advertising is to only be done at your userpage, not the blogs or the forums, and users must be active contributors to the wiki. Otherwise, you may be blocked indefinitely as an "advertising account".)
You will be warned once and then blocked accordingly at an administrator's discretion.
Suggestive and NSFW Content
Uploading of suggestive and NSFW (Not Safe For Work) content (such as nudity, fetish content, sexual messages and related) is strictly prohibited and will result in an block without warning, between a week and indefinite. Repeatedly posting suggestive and NSFW content will lead to a permanent block.
As Animaniacs is a family television show, no vulgar words may be used unless in context from material (for example, Wakko and Brain saying "hell" in the reboot). This means in discussion threads and talk pages, excessive cursing should be avoided.
Ignoring administrator messages is grounds for blocking. Please change your behavior accordingly. DO NOT REMOVE RECENT ADMINISTRATOR WARNINGS FROM TALK PAGES! This will earn you a 7 day ban with removal of talk page access without warning.
Talk pages are not comments. They are only to be used to discuss how to improve the article. Please do not express your opinions about the article. Please take your opinions to the forums. Please be civil and don't harass other users. Please remember to sign off with ~~~~.
User talk pages
User talk pages function as message walls. Please be civil and don't harass other users. Please remember to sign off with ~~~~. DO NOT REMOVE RECENT ADMINISTRATOR WARNINGS FROM TALK PAGES! This is not Wikipedia. Admins need to keep track of warnings. This will earn you a 7 day ban with removal of talk page access without warning. However, you may remove warnings that are really old.
Users assume all risk when giving personal information out. If a user refuses to share, do not bug other people for their personal information. This will result in an immediate block without warning.
The Discussions area of the wiki has it's own set of guidelines, that can be read here: https://animaniacs.fandom.com/d/g
These guidelines also apply to blogs. For longer discussions, we recommend using the more modern "Discussions" over the blogs. The Wiki keeps blog posts up predominantly for archival purposes of older blog entries as well as for additional future topics including news/reviews.
Images and Videos
Images must be of good quality and must not be altered. Non-free images must not be altered. These are copyrighted images allowed by the copyright holder to be reused so long as those who reuse them are using them to inform or under the Fair Use agreement. Altering images for use in mainspace is a copyright violation and can face serious consequences, not only here, but also legally.
Fan images are normally not allowed due to legal issues with the copyright holder and the artist. Certain images (such as fan-created thumbnails for segments without title cards) are allowed to be uploaded only if approved by the admin staff. Fan images are allowed on user pages as long as they follow the guidelines. (See #Fan content for more information)
Videos uploaded onto the wiki can be short clips (up to a few minutes max). Full episodes of Animaniacs shows (and entire movies) cannot be uploaded or linked. Warner Bros. Entertainment has legal rights to patrol this site and may ask that those full episode uploads or links be removed. In addition, do not upload movies or full episodes of content on your userpage, as said copyright holders have legal rights to check this wiki and will demand those links or videos be removed. If you want to share full episodes, please do so in private. Users who continue to upload full episodes of any media that is officially copyrighted in the United States after being warned not to will be blocked for vandalism.
Warner Bros. Entertainment has legal rights to check this wiki without permission for copyright violations daily, and even may ask that they either be removed, or may request a legal DMCA takedown, which will force Fandom to remove them. Although unlikely, they could request a subpeona, in which Fandom will be legally required to disclose your IP address and location to Warner Bros. Entertainment, so that they may file suit in court for damages. Please do not commit copyright violations, as the consequences can be dire. And yes, even if you live outside the United States, if you live in a country with agreements and treaties with the United States, you can still be legally liable.
Do NOT overwrite any current uploads of the episode thumbnails/covers without admin permission.
Fan content is only allowed within Discussions. Fanfiction work on the wiki pages is not allowed here (not even on article talk pages); and will be reverted. You may not upload fanfiction work on your userpage without permission from the creator due to legal reasons, unless you created the fanfiction work. We may need to see proof that you got permission as well. If you desire to make articles for fan-content, go to the Fanonmaniacs Wiki (Major Content Warning some of the material on that site can get rather inappropriate at times).
Custom Title Cards/Covers On Episode Pages
One exception to the fan content rule- if a certain episode lacks a proper official title card, logo, credits title, or even a proper cover (such as "What Are We?" or "Das Mouse"); then a custom title card can be uploaded as long as one reaches out to an admin first. Do Not Replace Any Title Card Pictures Already Uploaded By Using Custom Creations Without Admin Permission. Some episodes such as "Inherit the Wheeze" have odd-looking frames where the titles appear, warranting a custom title card to be utilized (with admin permission).
The creation of new articles is always welcome; but we highly discourage the creation of "Blank Pages"- articles with no content. If you are going to create a new article, please throw in a few sentences and maybe even a template so it has some content. For more information on structuring article pages, see here. Note that we discourage the practice of copying entire sections on articles from other sites such as Wikipedia and are currently working to combat this in the articles.
No new categories should be created without approval. In addition, unnecessary categories such as "cute characters", "characters whose name starts with H" will not be allowed. If you are documenting villainous/antagonistic characters, please use the category "Antagonists".
Any questionable information must have a reliable or official source. iMDB and Wikipedia are not reliable or official sources, but rather External Links, which can be placed on the "External Links" header in articles. Any unsourced information may be reverted without notice. Official sources include the Futon Critic or press.hulu.com. Reliable sources include television media websites or social media or somebody who works on the show (preferably someone verified). Users who continue to add unsourced information or information not according to reputable or official sources may be subject to a block for vandalism.
For making new pages with upcoming episode names, refer to the Hulu press site, the title cards within the episodes, video-on-demand outlets, and/or cable listings. References/citations are mandatory if the episode has not aired yet. Once the episode airs, the reference can be removed.
Edit warring is defined as making three or more reverts on one page within a 24 hour period. Unless it is to remove vandalism, a temporary lock will be placed on the article and both parties may be subject to a 24 hour block. Please discuss any concerns on that article's talk page. Remember to be civil and respectful.
New episode on airdates
As new episodes air, we need as many users as possible to be adding new information for new episodes on their airdate (particularly if they have access to Hulu, Stan and/or Teletoon as they are the first outlets to receive the Animaniacs reboot). As such, we recommend users try to focus their attention on the new episode pages as soon as the episode starts airing.
Your user page is a place to put information about yourself. Tell us about yourself! We'd love to hear more about you!
You may not edit someone else's userpage without approval unless it is to fix coding or remove vandalism or inappropriate content. You may not only contribute to your userpage. We are an encyclopedia first, so only editing the userpage will result in loss of access to it. You may not upload full episodes to TV shows or full movies to your userpage as this is copyright violation. You may not upload fan work unless you created it or you get approval from the creator (proof may be required).
Regarding Retired Templates
Although they aren't in-use anymore; DO NOT DELETE OR MODIFY any Retired Templates. They remain up for archival purposes; which include researching older revisions of articles.