This page articulates what is appropriate and what is not appropriate for Gymnastics Wikia.
- Swearing. Personally, I curse like a sailor so I don't care if you do it and, to quote Jon Stewart, "I'm not going to censor myself to comfort your ignorance." However, gymnastics is a sport geared towards children, so children may come on here from time to time. If someone asks you to watch your language, please comply respectfully.
- Watch-Along Blogs. I've done this before on another wiki, where I start a blog for everyone to watch an episode of a TV show together and talk about it (similar to live blogging on Tumblr). These can be used for competitions (it would also help if people were to provide livestreams for those living in different countries).
- Off-topic Blogs. Yes, some say that gymnastics is a lifestyle. But it's not the only thing in a person's life. It's not like elite gymnasts don't watch TV or listen to music.
- Bashing or hating on an athlete. I understand that it's impossible for one person to please everyone, but if you don't like a particular gymnast, please just stay off their page.
- Bashing or hating on another user. I know people don't always get along. But if you have a problem with someone, discuss it with them civilly and rationally.
- Article additions about gymnasts being robbed of a gold medal, or a medal in general. Believe it or not, whining about how you think your favorite gymnast should've won a particular medal is not going to magically give it to her. It accomplishes absolutely nothing and offers nothing of value to the site.
- Information about injuries, retirement, or NCAA commitments must, must, MUST have a reliable source. No exceptions.
- Sexually explicit material. Yes, this is the Internet and yes this kind of stuff is around every corner nowadays, but this is not the place for it. Remember, minors may come on here and they definitely do not want to see that.
- Along these same lines, there is absolutely NO SHIPPING. These are real people, they're not toys you can bump together and make kissing noises.
- Constant comments about gymnasts that are all in the same vein as "I'd hit that so hard" or anything else like that. We get it. They're gymnasts, they're flexible, they're good looking, blah blah blah. Shut up. That's not what this site is for. Again, there may be children on here.
- When it comes to gifs, if you didn't make it, don't upload it.
- Making false claims about a severe health issue and/or death will result in several consequences. (I have actually seen this happen before on a different wiki, so I had to make it a rule here).
- Posting personal pictures of gymnasts obtained from their personal Facebook or VK accounts (please respect the athletes' privacy).
- Article comments and blogs are for constructive dialogue, not back-and-forth bickering.
- Editing or deleting other user's pages is forbidden, except to correct minor spelling, grammatical, or punctuation errors.
- Not having read these policies is not an excuse.
- It's helpful if you give an edit summary when doing bigger edits (500 characters or more).
- Invite friends to help!
- If you are new to this Wikia, please don't be shy and ask any one of our admins for help.
- It helps if you edit after watching a particular competition, because it's fresh in your mind.
- Be careful about giving out too accurate personal information (like age, exact location, details about where and how you spend your time) or pictures to people you meet on the internet.
- USA Gymnastics
- The Gymternet
- The Couch Gymnast
- Gymnast #391
- FIG website
- Gymnastics Results
- Triple Twist Gymnastics
- Arabian Punch Front
- Russian Gymnastics
- Rewriting Russian Gymnastics
- International Gymnast
- Full Twist
- Romanian Gymnastics Federation
- The World Gymnast
- The Chatty Gymnast
- Information from Tumblr will only be accepted if the post containing the information has a linked source.
- The following Tumblr accounts are considered very reliable sources and are credible.
- Gymnasts' social media accounts (including, but not limited to, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram)
- In order for the source to be accepted, you must link the actual tweet/ page/ post. Screencaps will not be accepted, since those can be faked.
- Make sure the account is real. People tend to create social network accounts to impersonate people in the public eye.
- Screencaps of any kind. Like I said, those can be faked. In order for the source to be accepted, you must provide a link to the actual website.
- Rumors that originate from a social networking site (Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, VK, Sprashivai, etc.) and have no real source.
- Gymnastike/ FloGymnastics. This is a 100%, absolute, unequivocal never. Why?
- They have been known to plagiarize their articles, usually off of Lauren from The Gymternet.
- Back in late August 2014, they wrote about McKayla Maroney's iCloud being hacked, and posted a link to the 4chan thread with her pictures. Bearing in mind that she was underage at the time these pictures were taken, they linked child pornography to their subscribers and made a profit from it.
Repeating one kind of offense after a ban expires will lead to the next ban being raised to the next level.
One Week Bans
- Using warning templates without being an admin.
- Making edits that only have the purpose to get awards. This includes the adding of categories.
- Repeatedly editing another user's user page without being asked to (Unless you're fixing minor errors).
One Month Bans
- Removing content from pages.
- Harassment. This includes:
- Insulting someone's race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or any other part of their person.
- Constantly picking fights with one specific person. If it is not clear WHO starts the fights, both will be blocked.
- Constantly butting in on discussions despite repeatedly being asked to stay out of discussions of a similar style.
- Repeatedly inserting information without a reliable source. Again, screencaps don't count.
- Bashing athletes.
- Threatening athletes.
- Use of multiple sub accounts without permission of an administrator, the block may be extended if they are used to come on chat after a kickban.
Three Month Bans
- Replacing content on pages with insulting phrases.
Six Months Bans
- Any continuous repeat offense from the three-month bans as listed will result in a six-month ban.
- If found guilty from lying about a severe health issue and/or death. The said user will be blocked for up to six months and the blogs, comments and such will be deleted immediately.
- Inserting sexually explicit images or text, or links to porn.
- Shipping and/ or posting graphic fanfiction.
- Plagiarism of another user's blogs.
- Spamming links to external websites (unless they are links to related fansites).
How to Become an Administrator
- You can't ask to be one. You have to show you are one first.
- You must be at least 15 years old. Unlike becoming a chatmod, this is a question of maturity.
- You must be active on the wikia.
- You must make constructive edits and, in general, set a good example for the other users to follow.