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A common issue at Scratchpad occurs when various users claim ownership over articles, or parts of articles. This occurs most often with parodies, spoofs, cast lists, etc. This is inconsistent with the standards and norms of the wikiverse.

The following is official policy at Scratchpad.

Ownership of parody cast lists

Generally, there is no ownership of the pages on a wiki.[1] At the very heart of the wiki ethos is the concept that anyone can edit almost any page on a wiki.

At Scratchpad, we make an exception to the ownership rule when it comes to cast lists, parodies, etc. Therefore, at Scratchpad

  • Editors[2] may add their own version of a parody cast list to an existing page
    • Editors must create these as new sections to the existing pages
  • Editors can only edit their own versions of parody cast lists
    • Editors cannot edit anyone else’s parody cast list
  • Editors can only remove their own versions of parody cast lists
    • Editors cannot remove anyone else’s parody cast list
  • Editors cannot edit other people’s parody cast lists unless the creator of that list has clearly indicated that it is okay to do so.

Attention niels epting Attention IP-only editors:  Because IP-only editors (i.e., so-called “anons”) have no name attached to their edits and parody cast lists, and because their IP addresses change regularly, IP-only editors are not permitted to create Do not edit notices on parody cast list pages. Therefore, IP-only editors are only allowed to edit “unclaimed” parody cast lists (i.e., those not “owned” by anyone). However, IP-only editors are invited and encouraged to sign in and edit under a username of their own creation. N.B. Any edits made by an IP-only editor to an “owned” parody cast list ought to be reverted by the very next editor to come across such edits, whether signed-in or not.[3]

Warnings

If an editor does not want his version of a parody cast list edited by anyone else, then he must indicate this by placing the cast list warning template on the line immediately below that version’s heading.

Example
=== Version 14 (by [[User:Example User|Example User]]) ===
{{cast warning}}


which produces …

Version 14 (by Example User)

Attention niels epting WARNING: Do NOT edit or otherwise alter: Edit YOUR cast list ONLY. (See SP:CAST)


Ambox important Important: Warnings are not allowed at the top of the page. Anyone can add their own version of the parody cast list to the page.

YouTube cast lists

YouTube cast lists can only be added by Scratchpad members. Additionally, the name of the YouTuber must also be indicated, as follows:

Example
=== Version 14 (by [[User:Example User|Example User]]) ===
{{cast warning}}
(YouTube creator: KingThomas)


which produces …

Version 14 (by Example User)

Attention niels epting WARNING: Do NOT edit or otherwise alter: Edit YOUR cast list ONLY. (See SP:CAST)

(YouTube creator: KingThomas)


Ambox important Important: Warnings are not allowed at the top of the page. Anyone can add their own version of the parody cast list to the page.

Template for shared cast list pages

As a reminder to people that this policy applies, insert the Cast lists template at the very top of such pages, as well as atop that article’s talkpage.

When placed at the top of a page with multiple parody cast lists, {{Cast lists}} produces the following:

Ambox notice Note:

This template will categorize into Category:Cast lists, monitored.

Bold, revert, discuss cycle

Where all editors are free to edit, the bold, revert, discuss cycle applies. That is, be bold in your edits. If another editor does not like the bold editor’s edit, he reverts it. At that point, everything moves to the article’s talk page where we discuss the direction of the article, arrived at by consensus.[4]

The three-revert rule

Where all editors are free to edit, the three-revert rule (3RR) will be vigorously enforced here at Scratchpad.

Any editor reverting any other editor in a given article three times in a 24-hour period will be automatically blocked, upon the filing of a report at the Noticeboard.[5]

The first block will be for three days. Blocks will escalate as and when necessary.[6]

Where an editor has added a parody cast list, and indicated that he does not want others to edit it, others must respect that. The creator of that parody cast list may revert without 3RR applying. He should, if it persists, report the offending editor at the Noticeboard.

Enquiries

If you have any questions about this policy, or its application here at Scratchpad, please ask at User help.

References

  1. Usually, the only exception to the general rule are pages in a user’s own userspace. See the policy at Wikipedia:Ownership of content
  2. In this policy, editors means logged-in users. IP-only editors (i.e., “anons”) may not edit parody cast list pages to which this policy applies.
  3. Further note to IP-only editors: While such editors are often referred to as “anons”, they are, in fact, less anonymous than editors who create an account and edit while logged in. IP-only editors have their IP and location revealed with every edit, which unscrupulous hackers can trace right to their front doors. Please see “Why create an account?”.
  4. See Scratchpad:BOLD, revert, discuss cycle (shortcut → SP:CYCLE) for a better understanding of the bold, revert, discuss cycle.
  5. A block is a removal of a person’s editing privileges on the wiki, either temporarily or permanently.
  6. For more information on the three-revert rule, please see Scratchpad:Three-revert rule (shortcut → SP:3RR).

See also

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