This page is devoted to all official Shall we date? Wiki policies. Official policies are determined by community consensus, and differ from guidelines, which are not official and are developed over time.
Types of policies
Policies are been broken up by type:
- General policies: These rules govern user conduct and behavior on Shall we date? Wiki. All users must follow these policies.
- Creation policies: These rules govern the creation of specialty pages or fiction/fanon pages on The Sims Wiki. All users wishing to create these pages must follow these policies.
- File and image policies: These rules apply to files (images, videos, audio files, etc) uploaded to Shall we date? Wiki, including copyright, file name, and content issues. All users uploading files to Shall we date? Wiki must follow this policy.
- Unreleased games policies: These rules apply to information about games that have not been announced (i.e. rumored games), or games that have been announced but have not been released yet. Users editing articles about unreleased games, or articles with information relevant to unreleased games, must follow this policy.
Changes to Policies
- Any active user may propose a change to currently existing policy.
- Policy amendment proposals should be made on the policy's relevant talk page.
- A policy amendment is considered adopted if a sufficient consensus is gathered - simple majority support does not constitute consensus. This consensus may be gathered through informal discussion on the talk page, or through a formal consensus period.
- Administrators and Bureaucrats may make immediate changes to currently existing policy as needed.
- Any user has the right to call for discussion on a changed policy, if the change was made by an administrator or bureaucrat without prior consensus.
- Policy amendments will remain in effect during the discussion and consensus period, unless multiple users request that the amendments be suspended.
- New policies may be proposed by any active user.
- Once a policy has been consented to by the community, it takes effect immediately unless the proposal or subsequent consensus calls for a grace period or a certain length of time before the policy takes effect.
- All new policies must obtain community consensus before they become official policy - Administrators and Bureaucrats may not add new policies without consent.
- Administrators and Bureaucrats are responsible for enforcing all official policies.
- If a user believes that another user has violated a policy, they may issue an unofficial warning, file a report, or contact an administrator.
- If a user believes that a policy should not be enforced, they may request that the policy be amended or else removed completely. This request must be made on the policy's individual talk page, and must receive community consensus.
- Administrators failing to properly enforce policies may risk loss of administrator rights.