FamilySearch Wiki:Blocking and Banning

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Users who fail to obey policy and who do not follow the FamilySearch Research Wiki Conditions of Use will be blocked from using the Research Wiki. Disruptive users, those who deliberately fan controversy, or who maliciously attack members of the community or community standards, will be subject to blocking. Blocking may last for a short or long period of time, which length of time will be determined by consensus of the administrators. Users who have to be blocked multiple times, or whose offenses are particularly egregious will be subject to ban. Other community members who are not banned should act responsibly to neither bait the banned user nor assist them.  
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==Difference between Banning and Blocking==
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Banning is a social decision and process. Blocking is a restriction imposed through technical means.
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==Banning Policy==
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==Blocking Policy==
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Users who fail to obey policy and who do not follow the FamilySearch Research Wiki Conditions of Use will be blocked from using the Research Wiki. Disruptive users, those who deliberately fan controversy, or who maliciously attack members of the community or community standards, will be subject to blocking. Blocking may last for a short or long period of time, which length of time will be determined by consensus of the administrators. Users who have to be Banned multiple times, or whose offenses are particularly egregious will be subject to Blocking. Other community members who are not Banned should act responsibly to neither bait the Banned user nor assist them.  
  
 
Administrators are the only users that have rights to block other users. Steps to block a user:  
 
Administrators are the only users that have rights to block other users. Steps to block a user:  
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<br> Please visit the [[Policy Talk:Blocking and Banning|Blocking and Banning Discussion]] page to add comments or suggestions for further development of the blocking and banning policy and procedures.  
Please visit the [[Policy Talk:Blocking and Banning|Blocking and Banning Discussion]] page to add comments or suggestions for further development of the blocking and banning policy and procedures.  
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Revision as of 17:00, 3 June 2009

Difference between Banning and Blocking

Banning is a social decision and process. Blocking is a restriction imposed through technical means.

Banning Policy

Blocking Policy

Users who fail to obey policy and who do not follow the FamilySearch Research Wiki Conditions of Use will be blocked from using the Research Wiki. Disruptive users, those who deliberately fan controversy, or who maliciously attack members of the community or community standards, will be subject to blocking. Blocking may last for a short or long period of time, which length of time will be determined by consensus of the administrators. Users who have to be Banned multiple times, or whose offenses are particularly egregious will be subject to Blocking. Other community members who are not Banned should act responsibly to neither bait the Banned user nor assist them.

Administrators are the only users that have rights to block other users. Steps to block a user:

  1. Click on Special Pages
  2. Click on Block User
  3. Enter username to be blocked


Please visit the Blocking and Banning Discussion page to add comments or suggestions for further development of the blocking and banning policy and procedures.