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The Harry Potter Wiki's editing policy is meant to encourage users to work more on articles, and not spend all of their time on customising their userpages or posting in the forums.

  • The Harry Potter Wiki is not a free host or webpage provider.
  • The Harry Potter Wiki is not the place for fanfiction or roleplaying.
  • The Harry Potter Wiki is not a forum for discussion of Harry Potter.
  • Your user page is not your primary contribution to this wiki.

However, user pages and forums do serve a useful purpose, and regular users are encouraged to create a userpage which gives some information about themselves, and helps organise their contributions to the Harry Potter Wiki. For example, they may wish to list their collection of Harry Potter 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 Harry Potter fan sites, link to a personal page on another site, list the languages they speak, or talk about their favourite Harry Potter characters. For more information on what userpages can be used for, see Wikipedia:User page.

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

Excessive user page / forum 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 15% of a user's total edits are in the User domain.
  • Excessive forum editing, in this case, is defined as over 10% of a user's total edits in the Forum domain.
  • The majority of a user's edits should be in the more useful (Main space)/Template/Category domains.

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. Admins should add the following to the top of the page: {{Locked userpage template}}

In cases of excessive forum edits, admins will offer a warning, followed by a two-day ban. If a user continues to not make edits in useful domains, they will be banned.

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