Conservapedia:Commandments

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The Commandments

  1. Everything you post must be true and verifiable. Do not copy from Wikipedia[1] or elsewhere unless it was your original work.
  2. Always cite and give credit to your sources,[2] even if in the public domain. Please see Conservapedia's Manual of Style which assists new wiki users on how to put footnotes in an article.
  3. Edits/new pages must be family-friendly, clean, concise, and without gossip or foul language.
  4. When referencing dates based on the approximate birth of Jesus, give appropriate credit for the basis of the date (B.C. or A.D.). "BCE" and "CE" are unacceptable substitutes because they deny the historical basis. See CE.
  5. Do not post personal opinion on an encyclopedia entry. Opinions can be posted on Talk:pages or on debate or discussion pages. Advertisements are prohibited.
  6. The operation of unauthorized wiki-bots is prohibited.[3]
  7. Unproductive activity, such as 90% talk and only 10% quality edits, may result in blocking of the account.

Edits which violate these rules will be deleted. Users who violate the rules repeatedly will be blocked. A blatantly inappropriate entry, such as vandalism or obscenity, can result in immediate blocking without warning. Sockpuppets are also blocked.

Notes

  1. It is appropriate to quote or cite Wikipedia to illustrate the liberal view of an issue.
  2. Sources should be authoritative works, not merely published opinions by others. No sources advocating or supporting unlawful activity of any kind are allowed.
  3. Search engine and read only bots are exempt from this Commandment. To get authorization please post a note on User_talk:Aschlafly, stating what the bot will do, what username it will be under, and whether you have a working prototype. Bot owners are responsible for their bots' actions.

Blocking Policy

The administration team at Conservapedia may block suspected wrong-doers before they even make an edit. Such reasons may include: inappropriate username, long username, a username that uses other language fonts, along with usernames that user repeated symbols such as "!!". Conservapedia administration may also user the Checkuser feature to trace any suspected sockpuppets.

Blocking rules are this: admins may block someone immediately for obscenity for infinite duration. No warning, no questions asked. The same rule applies to blatant vandalism. If there is a mistake in blocking a certain user, administration may unblock the user as it is an easily-reversible process. For silliness or inappropriate edits, Sysops on this site will often warn the user on their user talk page, and block the user if the inappropriate behavior continues.

Ideological disagreements do not result in blocking except in the rare case of someone who repeatedly and senselessly interferes with the work of others, after repeated warnings.

Comments

This page is the only rule page on Conservapedia. These guidelines are kept simple in order to avoid the arbitrary and biased enforcement that is rampant on Wikipedia. If you would like to propose an amendment to the Conservapedia Commandments click here. Read how our rules differ from Wikipedia here.

Minors under 16 years old use this site. Posting of obscenity here is punishable by up to 10 years in jail under 18 USC § 1470. Vandalism is punishable up to 10 years in jail per 18 USC § 1030. The IP addresses of vandals will be reported to authorities. That includes your employer and your local prosecutor.

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