Hello, mappers, a message from Eklas.
Recently, there has been an increase in new users on the website editing the map where they're not allowed to, citing that they couldn't access the wiki About page, where important information about our rules is stored. While the admin team doesn't consider that an excuse for not following the rules (because you can always stop the loading after a few seconds and then read the plain HTML version), it is becoming a problem. This is why I have put together a document which compiles all of the essential information stored on the wiki not only regarding the rules, but also other information and resources. I've named it the User Bluebook, in reference to, well, the usual color of guidebooks.
The OGF Bluebook, linked below, compiles all of the essential information about rules of the website, territories and mapping, and it is strongly recommended that all new or recently joined users read it.
Quick advice: which territories can new users edit?
More information is listed in the bluebook.
Quick advice: what are the basic rules of the website?
- Being realistic — no fantasy, science fiction, joke countries, etc.
- Being original — no copying of real world maps or other people's mapping, no using of real world company names and well known place names.
- Being respectful — no mapping in others' countries, no drawing new islands on the open sea, no vandalism
- Only one account per user
More information is listed in the bluebook. Please be aware that violating the rules may result in suspension or termination of your account.
The wiki is broken. What now?
As explained before, the admin team is well aware of the issue, but has limited ways of dealing with it, because the one critical member who has all the necessary access is currently away. This post is a makeshift effort to at least somewhat relieve the situation, making the essential contents of the wiki available elsewhere.
Until the situation is resolved, please limit the amount of new diary posts as it is very important that new users see this. The document will be updated and reposted periodically, but I can't promise that I won't hide new entries that I won't consider helpful or relevant in order to make more space for it.
From the admin account — Eklas