What to do
Here are some guidelines for what you should do:
Jump right in!
Don't be afraid to get started. Anyone is free to edit a wiki, so simply click on edit and get started.
Collaboration is key
Wikis are based on the idea that the crowd, collectively, has a greater sum of knowledge than just one individual. That means collaborating with others is the key to creating a successful wiki. Collaboration means you work together to build, design and make decisions on a wiki. No one person owns or rules a wiki. Rather, it is built, supported and owned by all participating community members.
Welcome new users
Everyone has to start somewhere, so if you meet a new user who accident made an improper edit, be nice! It's better to help explain what they did wrong, so they can learn from you, than to leave them a mean message. Remember back to when you were new, and how far friendly advice can go.
Ask for help
Being friendly and nice goes a long way, no matter where you are. Say hello to others, provide help where you can, and ask others if you need assistance. Simply being nice can greatly impact the growth and success of a wiki community. If you disagree with someone, stay calm! We will work things out. Refrain from name-calling and obscene language.
Always discuss before inserting information and/or moving them. Pages are always set up the way they are for a reason. This also applies to inserting the delete tag. If you think the page needs to be deleted, then leave a topic in Category talk:Candidates for deletion in order for a better community.
What not to do
Don't plagiarize content
If you are bringing content to Wikia or taking it from here (or to another wiki), please remember to cite the authors properly. Don't assume that everything on the Internet is open for the taking. Make sure you have permission to use something before you copy it, and follow the rules for attribution when you do reuse. Everyone likes credit for their hard work!
No Spam/Adult Content
This should go without saying, but it must be said. Absolutely no spam or adult content of any kind. That includes instances like linking to your website if it contains no vital information, or putting in multiple links where they are unnecessary. Any Adult Content will be removed immediately and the contributer will be blocked and/or banned.
Do not insert any vandalism into pages. Any vandals will be blocked immediately after contributing with vandalism, or maybe even worse. Global blocks partly happen because there are many vandals around the internet. If you found any people creating vandalism, then please report it to the VSTF Wiki.
No perishing blocks
Do not let block reasons contain mean words. Administrators have their rights because they are trusted to have a few more buttons than regular users. Anyone who creates block reasons that are not unreasonable should be caught to a staff, VSTF, or helper. No words such as suck or fuck should be considered as a block reason no matter how harmful the contributer is.
Don't make personal attacks
Don't insert false information
Though other contributers might insert false information, we don't want you to be it. Anyone who has inserted false information (including administrators) can lead to their user being blocked. If you find anyone inserting them, then please contact an admin listed in Special:ListAdmins.
No Intimidating behavior/harassment
You should not ever create harassment to other contributions. Intimidating behaviors are also banned. One of the major block reasons are intimidating behavior/harassment which nobody want to happen on their wiki/wikis.