Grand Theft Wiki:Vandalism

Vandalism is the act of deliberately 'damaging' content on Grand Theft Wiki.

Vandalism includes:

  • Adding "offensive material" - including swearing, offensive comments, racism, homophobia and pornography. This covers any form of content (whether text, links, images, video or audio) that our Administrators deem to be offensive.
  • Removing large quantities of content from pages with no clear explanation.

Vandalism does not cover: edit wars over legitimate content, advertising, or adding irrelevant content. For those offences, see the Deletion policy.

Vandalism is usually committed either by someone 'playing' with the edit functionality (with no regard for our content), or a user deliberately setting out to damage this wiki (perhaps after an argument or suspension).

Please read the deletion policy for more information. The decision of Administrators determines what happens to vandalised pages and users who commit vandalism. In any dispute, the decision of a Manager is final. Users deemed to be vandalising may be blocked from the site temporarily or permanently.

Pages that are repeatedly vandalised may be protected temporarily to prevent further vandalism

The NSfV policy (No Shrines for Vandals) states that vandals and spammers should not have monuments to their "success". This means that there should not be big warnings exclaiming about attacks, nor public outcries about how the Staff may not be coping. The main purpose of vandals is to cause disruption, so if the disruption they cause is dealt with quickly and quietly, that will discourage them from continuing.