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Wookieepedia's User page policy is meant to encourage users to work more on articles, and not spend all of their time on customizing their userpages. As the policy page What Wookieepedia is not states:

  • Wookieepedia is not a free host or webpage provider.
  • Wookieepedia is not the place for fanfiction or roleplaying.
  • Your user page is not your primary contribution to this wiki.

However, user pages do serve a useful purpose, and regular users are encouraged to create a userpage which gives some information about themselves, and helps organize their contributions to Wookieepedia. For example, they may wish list their collection of Star Wars references, advertise contributions they are proud of, or list articles they intend to work on. They may also include their user name on other wikis or Star Wars fan sites, link to a personal page on another site, list the languages they speak, or talk about their favorite Star Wars characters. For more information on what userpages can be used for, see Wikipedia:User page. This does not in any way indicate Wikipedia policies apply to Wookieepedia, and is meant only to provide suggestions for userpage construction.

Many users also enjoy writing about their imaginary persona in the Star Wars universe. This is neither encouraged nor discouraged. However, Wookieepedia users who work exclusively on their fan fiction, and do not wish to contribute significantly to any articles, are strongly encouraged to use the Star Wars Fanon Wiki instead. Wookieepedians who work exclusively on user page content unrelated to Star Wars or Wookieepedia should, likewise, find somewhere else to host their webpages.

Thus, we discourage users from working primarily on user pages. All users and their user pages must comply with the following rules:

Rules for user page use

User pages in violation of the following policies will be edited or deleted in order to comply with these policies. Users repeatedly in violation of these rules may be blocked according to Wookieepedia:Blocking policy's rules for registered users who post fanon.

  1. User page fan fiction must be restricted to either the main user page or a single subpage. This does not mean a user can put fanon on both a user page and a subpage, or on a series of subpages. Users who want to make more than one fan fiction page are encouraged to use the Star Wars Fanon Wiki instead.
    1. It is strongly encouraged that these pages be marked with either the {{Fanon user page}} template, or with the {{Fanonend}} and {{Fanonstart}} templates.
  2. User page fan fiction is limited to 250 words or less.
  3. User pages must comply with Wookieepedia:User image policy.
  4. User pages and images within must be "safe for work": no content which is unsuitable for a family audience or would be likely to disturb or offend other users. Any illegal or inappropriate content or links to such material is forbidden.
  5. User subpages not containing fan fiction may be kept, subject to the user image policy and some usefulness to the project (like a personal sandbox, a to do list, a contributions page (excluding image galleries), or a toolbox linking to maintenance tasks and useful templates.)
  6. User subpages unrelated to Star Wars or Wookieepedia are not allowed.
    1. This specifically includes blogs, guestbooks, and social networking more suited to sites such as MySpace or Facebook. Guestbooks should be put at Wikia Guestbook.
    2. Likewise, a guestbook section or a blog should not be put on a user's main page.
  7. User pages must not be put in categories which would cause them to be mistaken for "real" articles. Likewise, {{Title}} must not be used to make the userpage appear to be a "real" article.
  8. Secondary accounts set up primarily in order to have a second user page are disallowed, according to the Sock puppetry policy page.
    1. If a user wishes to change his or her name, their old pages must be either moved to subpages of the new user name's page, or deleted. The original user page may be kept, if content is restricted to a note redirecting the reader to the new user name.
  9. Users violating the policy on user page fan fiction will be reminded of the relevant sections of WP:NOT, and of the existence of the fanon wiki.
  10. Per a consensus decision on 9/9/2007, all galleries are to be eventually deleted. Userpage and subpage galleries are not excluded from this policy, but may be allowed to exist if they serve a purpose useful to Wookieepedia (per item 5 above), such as an organizational function for expanding or cataloging Wookieepedia content.
  11. Per a consensus decision on 7/14/2009, all users with no contributions for more than 12 months are considered inactive and lose their privileges in regards to user images. Their userpages should be replaced with Template:Inactive to inform other users of their status and allow their images to be deleted.
  12. Per WP:NOT item 2.6 (Wookieepedia is not a free host or webpage provider), WP:BLOCK items 1.2 and 1.6 (spam and copyright violations), WP:VP (adding nonsense), and even in some cases WP:POINT to a certain extent, hiding data on Wookieepedia is strictly forbidden. Wookieepedia may not be used to transfer any data covertly. Attempts to use Wookieepedia for this purpose, including but not limited to steganographic embedding within image files or plain-text encoding or encryption within articles or userpages, will be penalized with an immediate permanent block from editing. Detection and determination of such attempts is at the discretion of the administration, and the administrator who discovers the data trafficking attempt has final blocking authority.

Excessive user page edits

Remember, Your user page is not your primary contribution to this wiki. Users who edit their user pages excessively will be subject to sanction.

  • Excessive user page editing, in this case, is defined as over 500 user page edits to less than 100 useful main space/template/category edits. (To check your edit count, enter your user name at Special:Editcount.)

In cases of excessive user page edits, admins will protect offending pages after a warning. These pages may be unprotected after the user has begun making useful edits to articles.

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