BattleTechWiki:Template messages/Counter-Vandalism

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These templates are placed on talk pages to warn a user against vandalism. You are responsible for ensuring that the template's text is appropriate to the violation: if the template's tone isn't appropriate, don't use the template. There is not a formal system that you have to use: they are a shortcut to typing, nothing more. If you cannot find a template that says what you want to say then go ahead and say it normally.

Remember:

  • always substitute messages by adding subst: before the name of the template, so that the message does not change from what the user originally saw and perhaps responded to,
  • always sign (with --~~~~) the template, and
  • try to give the level of the template you have used in your edit summary, so that other users know what templates have been used.


Warnings[edit]

  • Level 1 – Assumes good faith. Generally includes "Welcome to Wikipedia" or some variant.
  • Level 2 – No faith assumption
  • Level 3 – Assumes bad faith; cease and desist
  • Level 4 – Assumes bad faith; strong cease and desist, last warning
  • Level 4im – Assumes bad faith; strong cease and desist, first and only warning

Vandalism[edit]

Level 1: Considered Unhelpful or Unconstructive[edit]

To paste this tag onto a user talk page:
Emblem-important.svg Your Test Worked and Has Been Removed
Welcome to BattleTechWiki. We invite everyone to contribute constructively to our encyclopedia. Some of your recent edits have been considered unhelpful or nonconstructive and have been reverted or removed, as they could be considered to be vandalism. Please use the sandbox for any test edits you would like to make and take a look at the Getting Started page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Thank you.


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Level 2: Do Not Add Unhelpful and Non-Constructive Information[edit]

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Nuvola apps important.svg Level 2 Warning: Please Do Not Add Unhelpful and Non-Constructive Information
Please do not add unhelpful and non-constructive information to BattleTechWiki. If you continue to do so, it may be considered vandalism. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Thank you.


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Level 3: Please Stop Now[edit]

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Nuvola apps important.svg Level 3 Warning: Please Stop Now
Please stop adding nonsense. If you continue to vandalize BattleTechWiki, you will be blocked.


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Level 4: Last Warning[edit]

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Stop hand.svg Level 4: Last Warning
This is your last warning. The next time you vandalize BattleTechWiki, you will be blocked.


copy this: {{subst:Template:Vandalism-4}}

Level 4: Only Warning[edit]

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Stop hand.svg Level 4: Only Warning
This is your only warning. The next time you vandalize BattleTechWiki, you will be blocked.


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Blanking[edit]

Level 1: Please Do Not Remove Content From BattleTechWiki[edit]

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Emblem-important.svg Please Do Not Remove Content From BattleTechWiki
Welcome to BattleTechWiki. It might not have been your intention, but your recent contribution removed content from the encyclopedia. Please be careful when editing pages and do not remove content from BattleTechWiki without a good reason, which should be specified in the edit summary. Take a look at the Getting Started page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. If you would like to experiment again, please use the sandbox. Thank you.


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Level 2: Please Do Not Delete Content[edit]

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Nuvola apps important.svg Level 2 Warning: Please Do Not Delete Content (Level 2 Warning)
Please do not delete content from pages on BattleTechWiki. Your edits do not appear to be constructive and have been reverted. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox for test edits. Thank you.


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Level 3: Please Stop Now[edit]

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Nuvola apps important.svg Level 3 Warning: Please Stop Now
Please stop. If you continue to blank out (or delete portions of) page content, templates or other materials from BattleTechWiki, you will be blocked from editing.


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Level 4: Last Warning[edit]

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Stop hand.svg Level 4: Last Warning
This is your last warning.
The next time you delete or blank page contents from BattleTechWiki, you will be blocked from editing.


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Level 4: Only Warning[edit]

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Stop hand.svg Level 4: Only Warning
This is your only warning.
The next time you delete or blank page contents from BattleTechWiki, you will be blocked from editing.


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Spam[edit]

Level 1: Guidelines For External Links[edit]

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Emblem-important.svg Guidelines For External Links
Welcome to BattleTechWiki. We invite everyone to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia. However, the external links you added do not comply with our guidelines for external links. BattleTechWiki should not be used for advertising or promotion. Since BattleTechWiki uses "Nofollow" tags, additions of links to BattleTechWiki will not alter search engine rankings. If you feel the link should be added to the article, then please discuss it on the article's talk page rather than re-adding it. Please take a look at the Getting Started to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Thank you.



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Level 2: Please Do Not Add Inappropriate External Links[edit]

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Nuvola apps important.svg Level 2 Warning: Please Do Not Add Inappropriate External Links
Please do not add inappropriate external links to BattleTechWiki. This community encyclopedia should not be used for advertising or promotion. Inappropriate links include (but are not limited to) links to personal web sites, links to web sites with which you are affiliated, and links that attract visitors to a web site or promote a product. See the guidelines for external links for further explanations. Since BattleTechWiki uses "Nofollow" tags, external links do not alter search engine rankings. If you feel the link should be added to the article, then please discuss it on the article's talk page rather than re-adding it. Thank you.



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Level 3: Please Stop Now[edit]

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Nuvola apps important.svg Level 3 Warning: Please Stop Adding Spam Links
Please stop adding inappropriate external links to BattleTechWiki. It is considered spamming and this community encyclopedia is not a vehicle for advertising or promotion. Since BattleTechWiki uses "Nofollow" tags, additions of links to BattleTechWiki will not alter search engine rankings. If you continue spamming, you will be blocked from editing BattleTechWiki.


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Level 4: Last Warning[edit]

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Stop hand.svg Level 4: Last Warning
This is your last warning.
The next time you vandalize BattleTechWiki, you will be blocked from editing.



copy this: {{subst:Template:Spam-4}}

Level 4: Only Warning[edit]

To paste this tag onto a user talk page:
Stop hand.svg Level 4: Only Warning
This is your only warning.
The next time you vandalize BattleTechWiki, you will be blocked from editing.



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