Guides, FAQs, & Your Mod Squad - The Compounded Thread

Topic started by RedRoses on May 8, 2009. Last post by Bigheart711 4 years, 8 months ago.
Post by RedRoses (1,437 posts) See mini bio Level 14
Welcome to the encompassing thread where you can find various lists and guides for the site made from those that dedicate their time to serve this fabulous community. If you have any comments regarding the guides or something else, feel free to comment or PM a mod.


The forum guide and FAQ is located here.
Acer has briefly explained how to deal with spoilers in topics. 
A qucik run down of the forum rules are below 

  • No porn/hentai on the forums.
  • No racism or other comments that incite hate between users.
  • No explicit discussions about sex, illegal drugs or other illegal activities.
  • No trolling or flaming.   
  • No advertisement.
  • No abusing the rating system, this system is used to help the mods pick through the bad posts.
  • Do not rate someone down just because you disagree with them, keep this feature strictly for those who post spam, or are doing anything of the prohibited activities above.
  • No linking to illegal scanlation that involve sites that have translated scans of licensed manga and fansubbed anime.
  • No linking to pornography unless it has to do with the anime at hand, linking to a pornographic website and not properly labeling it as so is means for immediate, permanent, forum ban.



Currently, we are working on the wiki guide for this site so please bear with us. If you want a general outline, you can read the general site FAQ until the Wiki specific guide is up. For now, here is some additional information that you should read.

Little_Sparrow has kindly outlined the general Do's and Don'ts of wiki editing which is pasted here:
  • Do spend ages on a sub and then go back to check the spelling errors. :D Trust me, they sneak in.
  • Do sSb your own work  and make sure it makes sense.
  • Do write it in MS word so you can pick up on mistake(s) and then copy and paste it into the wiki page you are working on.
  • Do add pictures. We are sad pandas when there are no pictures in wiki entries.
  • Do ask for help if you need it. We wiki mods don't bite. =]
  • Do give the mods time to clear the queue. We are just as busy as anyone else and we're trying to build the best wiki possible.
  • Don't copy and paste from another site (only do this if it is your own work and HAS BEEN CLEARED BY STAFF). And even if you do copy it over... don't be so lazy as to leave the links in from that site. We're even more likely to catch you.
  • Don't make a page without checking it. If you're like me and you have dyslexia, than it can be hard. So I ask other people to check my stuff.
  • Don't Plagiarize work (yes it gets bulleted twice). The site can actually get in trouble for it. Don't think that information is just for the taking just because it is on the net. almost all work on the net is copyrighted to some degree. Just don't do it.
  • Don't annoy a mod when arguing about a denied wiki submission. Let them state the reason and move on and re do the page. Mods do what they do for free so do not attack them. We're trying to help you.
  • Don't resub something that has been denied. We did it for a reason... don't keep doing it!

For a very informative lesson on plagiarism, Lan has outlined examples of things we look for right here. We strongly suggest that you read this because wiki mods are on the lookout for plagiarism while reviewing wiki submissions. 
For more helpful blogs about the site please vist the below links: 
Forum Search Tool
Comments for Wiki 
Subbing Do's and Don'ts

Mod's We Are Here to Help  

Your Mod Squad

Despite having the moderator list, we have outlined who is what type of mod. Some mods have both wiki and forum powers while others only have one power. If you have any questions, feel free to ask any of the mods if it corresponds to their powers. We are happy to help you to the best of our abilities and we want to work with you to make the best community possible. The best way to reach a mod is through PMing (Private Messaging) them. If you have a big issue, make a large group PM for the mods to read.

WIKI & FORUM: These mods have powers for BOTH the wiki and forums.

WIKI MODS: These guys only have wiki powers
 FORUM MODS: These guys only have forum powers.

Updates to this Post

  • February 1st, 2010 - Moderator list updated
  • May 8th, 2009 - The compilation thread has been made.
  • May 9th, 2009 - Added link to spoilers in threads.
  • June 22nd, 2009 - Alphabetized the Mod Squad list since it was randomly made and I'm being nitpicky. Also fixed some inconsistent capitalization/grammar in the "do's and don'ts" list. Added a couple words here and there. Added the "updates to the wiki guide."

Updates to the Wiki Guide

Last updated: June 29th, 2009
This is an ongoing project with a couple mods right now and while we busily do things both on this site and IRL, we are trying to make the wiki guide up as soon as possible. It has been a while since we worked on it but it'll get done eventually. If you're curious of the progress, the sections we have left to write are: locations, people, concepts, anime series, objects, movies, and companies.
The sections we have so far: Introduction; The Dos and Don'ts General list; the guidelines/rules of images in wiki galleries and pages; the plagiarism section; and wiki page guidelines for franchises, manga series, and characters.

In each wiki page guideline section, there is two minisections labeled "About" and "Suggestions to Include." There are also links to good examples of each section from the site.

This seems like a pretty solid plan for the guide. I hope to get this up and about soon. If there are any suggestions for the guide, feel free to post on here or PM me.

Thank you for visiting this thread and I hope you enjoy your stay here at the Vice. :) If you'd like to introduce yourself to fellow users, feel free to post in our introductory thread.
Post by rocketbomber (226 posts) See mini bio Level 9
Yes, and thank you for streamlining these multiple threads into a single post we can all now easily ignore ;)

I kid, I kid.  The next three dozen users that breeze through here will honestly have no context from which to comment, but I thank you .
I might sound sarcastic but no, really:  thanks for all the hard work.
Post by Nerx (13,843 posts) See mini bio Level 12
Hey how exactly do you become a mod anyways? just curious
Post by RedRoses (1,437 posts) See mini bio Level 14
@Nerx: The staff members on this site have to feel like we need more mods if they think we need more help. If the "workload" is too strenuous on us, then staff are more likely to find mods to help out. I assume we can ask them to get more mods if we feel the need but the submission and forum stuff hasn't been large enough to need more at the moment.

If you stand out amongst others (really active forum user, does quality wiki submissions, etc) then you may get recommended by staff directly and they'll pick your mod position (a wiki mod, forum mod, or have the power of both). Existing mods can recommend other users and staff will decide if they want to "hire" you or not.

That's the gist of it.
Post by Devilly (5,329 posts) See mini bio Level 11
I added Newten to the list congrats again :)

Ninja Edit: I just alphabetized the list and you added him without him being in the middle? *RedRoses has exploded from her slight OCD*
Post by Daniel_Newton (3,321 posts) See mini bio Level 20
Thanks Devily :)

Haha, well I guess her OCD is what makes her such a good moderator! Just kidding RedRoses ;)
Post by Kelleth (7,798 posts) See mini bio Level 20
@RedRoses: Sorry it was late and i`m lazy :P
Edit: switched modship to other account.
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
I haven't seen this updated in a while.  Maybe it's time to update it.
Post by Devilly (5,329 posts) See mini bio Level 11
@JJOR64: No need to update it no new mods no news
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
@Devilly: True.
For some reason the forum guide link doesn't work.  I was going to look at it but, the link is dead.
Post by Kelleth (7,798 posts) See mini bio Level 20
Your right FF is down weird...
Post by Sublime (222 posts) See mini bio Level 6

I think ND should be a mod :P

Post by Newdeath (18,555 posts) See mini bio Level 19
@Sublime said:

I think ND should be a mod :P

I don't think I'm qualified nor worthy of that position. 
Post by haseo_yashimora (5,507 posts) See mini bio Level 14

whats FAQ mean?
Post by Little_Sparrow (1,220 posts) See mini bio Level 12
@haseo_yashimora said:

"whats FAQ mean? "

 Frequently Asked Questions. 
Also made a few minior changes to the page
Post by haseo_yashimora (5,507 posts) See mini bio Level 14
@Little_Sparrow said:
"@haseo_yashimora said:

"whats FAQ mean? "

    Frequently Asked Questions.  Also made a few minior changes to the page "

o, k thanx
Post by AjayRaz (291 posts) See mini bio Level 12
hey guys, we could really use a link to PM all mods at once. That's kind of what I need to do right now and this would be very helpful :) 
Post by Little_Sparrow (1,220 posts) See mini bio Level 12
We have some new Mods YAY, (will sort out the links later XD.)
Post by Kelleth (7,798 posts) See mini bio Level 20
Congrats to the new moderators yay!! =)
Post by Daniel_Newton (3,321 posts) See mini bio Level 20
Hey guys Ethan upgraded me to wiki and forum mod so I used my new powers to edit the first post and put myself in the correct list. Just letting you guys know. I'll do my best to help out on the forums.
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