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Well guys, we have some news. We are now allowing non site related blogs.
Because of this, i thought it was best to go over our blog policy with everyone again. Keep in mind, it has been updated, so there are newer points.
Blogs must be on-topic – This means they must discuss something related to the Silent Hill series, or new changes and additions to the wiki. Blogs should not be used for talking about your pet dog, or the really good cup of coffee you've had today.
We still hold the rule that it must have something to do with Silent Hill. I cannot imagine why you would want to talk about anything else (or else why would you be here?).
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?" Blogs should at least consist of a long paragraph.
Short blogs are so booooring. Longer blogs tend to make for a much more interesting read. You get the idea
Blogs should not solely be used as Q and A – This means if your only purpose is to gather input, it does not count as blog material. It is okay to ask questions, but if your blog is only "My favorite character is James, who is yours?" then that is not enough. A better example would be to include a thorough, detailed explanation on why James is your favorite character, and then dropping the question at the end.
If you desperately need to ask a short question like that, head onto our chat and ask any of our chat dwellers that question. All of them are friendly and don't bite (most of the time).
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.
If you want to read or write Silent Hill fan fiction, that is the place to go. There are tons of users there who will make you feel at home.
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. Avoid drama with other members.
Now this is a no brainer. No one likes being attacked, especially online where the world can see it. Be civil, and consider the other persons feelings. There is no merit to being a keyboard warrior.
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.
This is a website anyone can be on at any time. You have no idea who reads what you say. Keep that in mind when you post or reply.
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.
This should be your new best friend. Seriously, go check it out.
No commenting on old blogs – Please check the date when commenting on blog posts. If the blog is a few months old, it's best not to comment on it.
If a blog is over a month old and no one has commented on it for a month, it is dead. Do not comment on it. People will just get annoyed.
Admin discussion belongs on the forum – If two admins disagree on something, they should discuss it on the forum, rather than the blogs which everyone can see.
If an admin has a problem, go discuss it in private. It is between the two admins not anyone else.
No comment whoring on blogs – Blog comments are good for discussion, but if you and another user are constantly commenting on blogs with short statements that is better suited for chat, use the chat. Otherwise, it causes clutter in Wiki Activity and for people who are seriously editing the site.
I know i hate it when i see the wiki activity cluttered with chatter on a blog between two users. It makes it harder to check serious edits. Just don't do it, we have a perfectly good chat to use.
Blog posts failing the above rules will be deleted and the user warned and/or blocked at the administrator's discretion.