Each editor should abide by these rules or overarching guideline for the benefit of the Guilty Gear Wiki and its community. Failure to do so will result in a warning or a block depending on the offense.
The following rules are based on Wikipedia's simplified ruleset:
- Be bold in updating pages and encourage others, including those who disagree with you, likewise to be bold, but don't be reckless.
- Don't be a jerk above all. Be civil to other users at all times.
- Ignore rules if they discourage you from improving or maintaining the wiki's quality. Still, it doesn't mean that anything can be done, or that discussion is not necessary to explain one's decision.
- When in doubt, take it to the talk page or Discussions. Everyone knows that their writing may be edited mercilessly, but mutual respect should be our guiding principle. It is usually easier to accept changes if the reasons for them are understood. If you discuss changes before you make them, you should reach consensus faster and happier.
- Respect copyright.
- Decent edit summaries are universally appreciated. Other editors need to understand your process, and summaries may also help you remember what you did after a long leave of absence from an article. Please state what you changed and why. If the explanation is too long, add more on the discussion page.
- Assume good faith; in other words, try to consider that the person on the other end of the discussion is a thinking, rational being who is trying to positively contribute to the project — unless you have firm, solid, and objective proof to the contrary. Merely disagreeing with you is no such proof.
- Don't revert good faith edits. Reverting is too powerful sometimes. Don't succumb to the temptation, unless you're reverting very obvious vandalism. If you really can't stand something, revert once, with an edit summary something like "(rv) I disagree strongly, I'll explain why in talk." and immediately take it to talk.
- No personal attacks. Don't write that user such and so is an idiot, or insult him/her... even if they are. Instead, explain what they did wrong, why it is wrong, and how to fix it. If possible, fix it yourself (but see above).
- Be graceful. Try to accommodate other people's quirks the best you can, but try to be as polite, solid, and straightforward as possible yourself.
- Sign your posts on talk pages using ~~~~, which gets replaced by your username and timestamp when you hit Save. But don't sign on mainspace articles.
- Use the preview button; it helps prevent edit conflicts and mistakes.
It's important to have fun when editing... but try to make sure those around you have fun too.