Rules

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Preamble

The purpose of the MK8 Wiki is to catalog user-made content for Mario Kart 8. Many of the site rules are in place to achieve a uniform look on the Wiiki and to allow easy navigation. Some rules are in place to facilitate the work of the moderators. Even if you aren't a moderator, if you notice problems or rule violations, you should do what you can to improve pages on the Wiiki.

The rules are not meant to be used to organize witch hunts, justify edit wars or to delete pages needlessly.

Wiiki Rules

Follow these rules as you edit the MK8 Wiki. Breaking the rules can result in a warning, temporary ban, or a permanent ban.

  1. Use the SHOW PREVIEW button as you edit a page until you are sure it is correct. Then SAVE. Do not edit any individual page more than 2 TIMES in a row in a 15 MINUTE PERIOD.
  2. NO EDIT WARS. An edit war happens when two or more users repeatedly override each other's contributions, instead of using the Talk Page to discuss and resolve the issue. When you undo an edit made by another user, please write a summary explaining the change.
  3. Very short Talk Pages and User Pages with fewer than 100 characters are not permitted.
  4. The main download link in an article cannot require registration or a password. Secondary links (mirrors) that require registration can be used, but are discouraged. Pay-per-click services like Adfly are not allowed.
  5. Uploaded images must have long, descriptive filenames (GCN_Sherbet_Land_Tock_Version.jpg) instead of short, meaningless filenames. (Image0027.jpg, Mytrack.jpg, avatar.jpg)
  6. Do not upload large, high-resolution images. Image uploads should be smaller than 500 kilobytes (0.5 mb). JPG format is preferred because it creates smaller files.
  7. Custom Tracks articles that have been on the Wiiki for more than 2 months but do not have any pictures or in-game video will be deleted.
  8. Each author can have a maximum of 2 tracks on the List of Unfinished Tracks.
  9. Acknowledge moderator messages and warnings. Their purpose is to help ensure the Wiiki runs smoothly and consistently.
  10. Do not make multiple accounts on the MK8 Wiki.
  11. You may request a User Name change after being a member of the Wiiki for at least one year. This request can be made only once.
  12. Usernames may only contain letters and numbers (alphanumeric characters.)

Rules for New Articles

  1. Use the search box on the left to make sure that an article similar to the one you want to create hasn't already been made.
  2. Go to the Main Page and look at the red box titled "Making a new page? Use these formats:". If your new page isn't of a type listed, look on the Wiiki for a similar article to use as a guide.
  3. Select an appropriate name for your new article.
  4. Capitalize words and use correct spelling and spacing. Mariossuperfastraceway(textuer hack) contains errors and would be need to be renamed. 'Mario's Super Fast Raceway (GCN Mario Circuit Texture) would be correct.
  5. Follow the the Rules for posting news to the front page.

YouTube Video Guidelines

  1. No more than 3 embedded videos on any page. Tutorials and Distributions are exceptions.
  2. Embedded videos must link to the item's page on the Wiiki instead of a direct download to the file. This is to ensure that people downloading the item will get the most current version.
  3. Videos should:
    • Not have distracting or offensive intros, text or audio.
    • Show normal gameplay with minimal unrelated hacks and modifications.
    • Show at least one full lap or all relevant features.
    • Be of at least decent quality (360p).
  4. Direct video capture from a Wii U is preferred, especially for the primary video. Emulated videos are generally allowed as long as the video doesn't hide major flaws that would appear on a real Wii U system. Emulated videos also must state that they are captured using an emulator in the title. (Beta 2 (Dolphin))
  5. Custom Track Videos should show Online Play, VS or Grand Prix mode. Do not use Time Trials mode, as it does not show item boxes or buggy item or CPU routes.
  6. Secondary videos should show a different play mode or an older major revision of the level.
  7. The video title must not praise the author of the video. (Video by VideoGloryGuy) Instead the title must describe briefly what will be shown in the video. (V1 or V1: Replay Cameras etc.)
  8. Ports and remakes can include a video of the original version of the level. Videos of subsequent ports to other games can be included as well.
  9. Use one of the following keywords for special videos:
  • bug for bugs and glitches.
  • tutorial for tutorials.
  • original for videos of the original versions of ported and remade tracks.
Examples:
  • {{youtube-box||aW5Pxm17vro|Regular Video}}
  • {{youtube-box|bug|aW5Pxm17vro|V1: Lap Count Bug}}
  • {{youtube-box|tutorial|aW5Pxm17vro|Video Tutorial}}
  • {{youtube-box|original|aW5Pxm17vro|Original Game Version}}

Published Works Policy

Please see our policy here: Published Works Policy.

Content Restrictions

  1. Do not post download links to pornographic or similarly offensive materials on the MK8 Wiki.
  2. Do not post download links to copyrighted materials such as ISOs or ROM images on the MK8 Wiki.
  3. Do not post download links to illegally cracked or hacked programs ("warez") on the MK8 Wiki.
  4. Discussion of warez is strictly forbidden.
  5. Tockdom.com is not responsible for links or content posted by users of this website.