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There has been an influx of blogs over the past week, and i thought it might be a good idea for me to remind everyone about our blog policy.

Blogs must be on-topic – This means they must discuss something related to the site, whether it be new material coming out that will impact our articles and what changes will need to be made, announcing changes to the site structure or content, organizing a project for improving the site or an article, or discussing potential changes in policy.

Lets take a closer look at that shall we?

"Blogs must be related to the site" There have been no blogs lately that have had anything to do with the site, whatsoever. Yes, it's all well and good that you want to tell everyone your new ideas, but blogs like that would be better placed in our new forums: http://silenthillwiki.forumatic.com/index.php

Blogs should not be short – Blogs should not consist of a single sentence. Blogs should try be be detailed and in-depth. Avoid creating pointless blogs such "I like Silent Hill, who else here does?"

Many blogs have been deleted because they have been simple one lined blogs. You need to write at least a paragraph for a blog. Again, small blogs like that should be moved to our forums.

No fan fiction – This is a canonical wiki, and not the place for fan fiction. It serves little purpose to ban its inclusion in the main wiki, but allow it to blossom in the blogs. There are many Silent Hill fan fiction sites across the internet, and even a Silent Hill Fandom Wiki. Users will be redirected to these sites. In the case of abuse, the user can be banned under administrative authority.

This is the one rule that hasn't been broken lately.

Keep it civil – Civility is expected to be maintained in all blog posts and comments. Blogs are not to be used to make a point or make personal attacks against users.

Now, the same here goes for commenting in blogs. You are not to attack other users. Simple

No objectionable material – Please remember that this is a wiki that children and parents are likely to read. No foul language, or content of a sexual nature.

A basic rule. it is surprising how many users here are under fifteen, but there are many. So watch the language. No sexually suggestive stuff either. I know this is a silent hill site, but try to keep it PG rated, not R.

Blogs do not replace forums – Blogs should not be used to ask for help or other site questions that would be more appropriate in one of the Forums. These blogs will be moved to the appropriate forum before being deleted. Similarly, blogs do not replace article talk pages in being used to talk about changes to a specific article.

And the big one. We are not suppose to treat our blogs like forums. We have a perfectly good forums.

Any blogs that do not follow the rules will be deleted, no exceptions. If your blog is breaking a rule, you will be notified before it gets deleted.

Please note: All blogs created before this one will be left alone. Any blogs created after this one which do not abide by the rules will be deleted. A note will be left on your talk page, asking you to move it to the forums

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