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Please respect these rules when editing. If you spot a vandalized page, please revert it.

Read all the rules pages before editing, just reading one does not cut it.

Manual of Style

  • Please see the Manual of Style for information regarding the proper way articles should be written and ordered. It is important to follow these guidelines to keep information in an encyclopedic format.

General rules

  • Do not vandalize current articles. Continued vandalism will result in a block. Longer periods of time will be given to those whose vandalism is more serious.
  • No offensive articles with sexual implication, suggestive themes, vulgar language, or racist remarks.
  • Do not make articles unrelated to Dragon Ball, or consisting of fan work. If you see one, attach the Request for Deletion tag on the article.
  • Please respect neutrality.
  • Respect other users. Personal attacks are not acceptable in any form.
  • Abide by all Wikia Terms of Use while on the site (you agreed to these if you made an account).
  • Refrain from fighting and causing "edit wars" on articles. It is considered edit warring if someone were to make or undo the same edit more than three times in a twenty-four hour period. If such conflict should occur, the proper steps to be taken in this scenario should be for those users along with others to have a respectful discussion on the article's talk page. The convention is for the article to be left as it was prior to the disputed edit, representing the last accepted revision, until an overall consensus is reached.
  • No advertising on articles.
  • Only upload premium, licensed videos, which can be found in the Wikia Video Library. Videos are currently not allowed in articles, but may be in the future.
  • No animated images in articles (moving .gif's).
  • Do not impersonate other users. It is okay to copy templates from others, but you must replace their username with your own.
  • Article talk pages are for discussing formatting and edit conflicts. Please direct all other conversations to forums, blogs, and chat.
  • If there is a large amount of vandalism that needs reverting, you may request Rollback status.

Chat, Blog, and Forum rules

The Dragon Ball Wiki community has decided on a set of rules for the social aspect of the wiki. Blog and forum rules will be interpreted and enforced by the Administrators. Chat rules will be interpreted and enforced by the Chat Moderators, and by any administrators present. All rules apply to text, links, abbreviations, uploads to include posted images, templates, and all other means of communication available. Failure to abide by the rules may result in a loss of editing/chat privileges.

  • Some specific, mild profanity is allowed, while other profanity is not. See the list of acceptable profanity to use on this site for details: Dragon Ball Wiki:Rules/Profanity for details. Anything not mentioned is not allowed.
  • Harassing/insulting other users is not allowed.
  • Spamming (submitting many nonsensical, very long, or repetitive posts) is not allowed.
  • Foreign language conversations should only be held in private messages, not in the public chat.
  • Do not discuss sexual or pornographic topics.

User Space rules

These rules apply to user pages, including user home pages and user talk.

  • Do not edit another user's home page without that user's permission. Standing invitations for anyone to edit a section, such as "guestbooks", count as permission for that section. If you believe a user is breaking a rule on their home page, contact an admin; do not edit their home page on your own.
  • Harassing/insulting other users is not allowed.
  • Do not discuss sexual or pornographic topics.
  • Some specific, mild profanity is allowed, while other profanity is not. See the list of acceptable profanity to use on this site for details: Dragon Ball Wiki:Rules/Profanity for details. Anything not mentioned is not allowed.
  • You may not alter any talk page message left by another user, except to remove any profanity, insults, or vandalism.

On your own talk page

  • You may change the formatting of text and archive old messages.
  • After you have read a message, you may delete the message, in its entirety, at any time. If the message has already been responded to, delete the responses at the same time.

On another user's talk page

  • You may leave any user a message at any time.
  • You may not delete messages from others.
  • You may only edit or delete a message left by you, if it has not been responded to yet.

Ways to stay neutral

  • Do not only provide one point of view, but all relevant viewpoints as necessary.
  • Support your article with actual facts.
  • Use a reliable source.

Ways to detect bias

There are ways to detect if the article is biased. Here's how.

  • The article only provides one point of view.
  • Facts come from the source may be biased.
  • Is the article lacking in diversity?
  • Do the facts in the article have to deal with the article?

Cleaning up bias

Cleaning up bias may be difficult, but it can be done.

  • Gather facts from other perspectives or other points of view.
  • Make sure your sources are not biased.
  • Support your facts with valid sources.
  • Never use user comments.
  • Make sure your facts deal with the article.

Legal threats

Do not issue legal threats on DB Wiki pages.

If you must take legal action, we cannot prevent you from doing so. However, you must not edit DB Wiki until the legal matter has been resolved to ensure that all legal processes happen via proper legal channels. You should instead contact the person or people involved directly, by email or through any other contact methods the user provides. If your issue involves DB Wiki itself, you should contact DB Wiki's parent organization, Wikia.

If you make legal threats or take legal action over a DB Wiki dispute, you may be blocked from editing so that the matter is not exacerbated through other channels. Users who make legal threats will typically be blocked from editing while legal threats are outstanding.

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