Wowpedia:User naming policy

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Policy status and phases

Category
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Deletion
Speedy deletion
Disallowed content
NDA
Editing
Disruptive editing
External links
Fan fiction
Images

 

Item articles
Lore
Naming
Neutrality
Personal articles
Player character pages
Projects
Stubs
Three revert rule
User naming
Vandalism
Voting

See also: guidelines, administrators
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This page is an official policy on Wowpedia.

This policy has wide acceptance among editors and is considered a standard that all users should follow.

  • Feel free to propose any changes to this policy, but please make sure that changes you make follow the official process and reflect consensus on the discussion page before you put them into practice. Any big changes need to be Adopted or Decreed to be enforced as policy.
  • See Wowpedia:Policies for an overview of Wowpedia policies.
  • See Category:Policies for a list of proposed and adopted policy articles.
  • Shortcut: WP:UN

An account's access to edit Wowpedia may be blocked if its name violates Wowpedia policy.

Harassment and discriminatory names

User names should not have any racial or ethnic connotations. They should not be defamatory (or particularly carry any connotation whatsoever) towards any person, or any religious or ethnic group, or against any gender, sexual orientation, race, or creed.

Vulgarity

Names should not refer to sexual acts (or other inappropriate bodily functions) of any kind. They also should not inappropriately refer to human anatomy.

Names referring to drugs or other controlled substances, or any illegal activity, are forbidden.

Impersonation, multiple names, or trademarks

Impersonation of a Blizzard employee or another Wowpedia user, Sock puppetry (or creating/using multiple accounts), or creating pages in the User namespace under the name of a user whose account does not exist (thus giving the appearance that the user exists) are not permitted.

Using registered trademarks in names is not allowed. Names which advertise a brand (or otherwise promote a certain product) are against policy.

If there are indications the account in question is intended for use in spamming, it will be blocked, and further accounts will be automatically blocked from editing.

Enforcement

Unless otherwise indicated, violations will result in the account being blocked from editing indefinitely, but the user can make another account to continue editing under a username which abides by policy.