Blocking is the way admins stop people from editing The Shapeshifter Wiki. These blocks are to prevent damage to the wiki. The duration of a block will vary depending on various factors, but the block should be lifted if the editor agrees to stop what they are doing.
Most blocks are in the range of 1 day to 1 month and very rarely are they longer than that.
Reasons for a Block to Occur
Vandalism – vandalism is ruining an article/disrupting the quality of the wiki on purpose.
Spam – spam is posting irrelevant links/information in articles repeated times or overloading a user with too many irrelevant messages.
Move vandalism – Moving a page for no reason is move vandalism.
Inappropriate account naming – Creating an inappropriate account name for rudeness/insult/impersonation is not allowed.
Disruption – Users who disrupt the wiki (be it via changing other people's comments, making misleading edits, or harassing other users) should be blocked.
Copyright violations – Users who keep on adding copyright documents will be banned.
Blanking pages – Blanking is where a user deletes all the text on a page.
Fanon – Fanon is adding fanfiction in articles. However, this is permitted on profiles.
Personal attacks – Users attacking other editors personally (in regards to anything) should be given one warning prior to a cool-off ban.
Posting personal information – The posting of personal information regarding other people (i.e. their home address, phone number, etc.) is unacceptable, and will be enforced with blocks.
Sockpuppetry – Sockpuppetry is where a user makes multiple accounts, this is not allowed.
A note to AOL users
AOL uses a shared IP system (meaning they give out the same IP addresses to several people), so if you use AOL and are blocked for vandalism you didn't commit, contact an admin for assistance. Due to the fact that many of the acts of vandalism to this wiki come from AOL IPs, we block each AOL IP that made the offense. The only way not to get blocked due to the actions of others is to switch Internet Service Providers (ISPs). If this is not an option, then just refresh your page until the block message goes away and do any major edits offline.