Hello everyone, today I'd like to draw attention to a few regulations and policies we have that are being often overlooked.


Regarding signature pictures, the wiki's UCG says:
Custom signatures which are obtrusive, annoying or unnecessarily large should be avoided as they detract from the purpose of talk and forum pages. A signature should not affect surrounding text to a great extent. Only one image is allowed per signature, and it must be no larger than 40 pixels in width and 20 pixels in height.
A quick survey of the forums showed that out of the 20 sigpics I evaluated, there were 17 offending ones. Including mine, as I embarrassingly learned. One problem, including in my case, is that defining the pic parameters as 20px will only define the width as 20 pixels, not the height, so many people may have thought that they were making their pics compliant by adding the 20px code, when they were in fact not. The code to define height is x20px. So everyone please check your signatures to see if they conform properly with the current regulations, and if not then please add the 40px parameter to fix the width, or x20px to fix the height. Also, please keep in mind as well that only one picture is allowed per signature. So signatures with 2 or more pictures should be remade.

Discussion of illicit activities

According to Wikia's ToU, it is forbidden to:

Post or transmit any content that is obscene, pornographic, abusive, offensive, profane, or otherwise violates any law or right of any third party, or content that contains homophobia, ethnic slurs, religious intolerance, or encourages criminal conduct

In particular, that means encouragement of piracy and of the use of illicit recreational drugs is explicitly prohibited within Wikia's wikis. While it's not the mods' and admins' jobs to enforce Wikia's ToU, if this sort of thing becomes widespread in Nukapedia, we might start seeing an increased oversight from Wikia staff and general interference, which, I believe, everyone agrees as being against the wiki's best interests.

For this reason, while the discussion of piracy or drug use for instance is not in itself prohibited, conversations encouraging said acts, specially when an user is admitting to practicing them, should be cut short immediately in chat, and blog comments along these lines deleted on sight. If warned by a mod or admin to halt this kind of discussion, please comply immediately.

Image categorization

When uploading an image to the wiki, please remember to always categorize it. Personal images for use in userpages or sandboxes in particular should always be tagged under the user page images category. To do that, just add [[category: User page images]] on the summary box when uploading. Also try to use something descriptive as a name, all the better if it contains your name on it. Lastly, keep in mind that unused images will be deleted the next day by the admins without warning.