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These are the site's rules and guidelines in regards to categorizing articles, as well as details on special categories, adding categories, etc. For a list of all categories we use, check out the Category Listing.

General Category Rules

  • Minecraft pastas do not go in the Computers/Internet or Video Games categories.
  • Mario, Pokémon, Zelda and Sonic pastas don't need the Video Games category.
  • BEN pastas do not need to go in the Zelda category or the Video Games category.
  • File Extensions don't go with the Computers/Internet category.
  • Lost Episodes and MLP do not need the Television category.
  • Jeff the Killer and Jeff-Inspired articles do not need the Mental Illness category.
  • Anyone can add Marked for Review.
  • Marked for Review should only be tagged under pages that have multiple spelling/grammatical errors, wall-of-texts, and/or stories that do not meet the Quality Standards.
  • Delete Now should only be tagged under pages that are Trollpastas, have very low quality, are blacklisted subjects, and/or contain numerous clichés that are indefensible/not used properly.

Marked for Review/Delete Now Rules

Marked for Review

  • The Marked for Review category is not to be added just because you don't like the pasta.
    • It must have at least enough errors that you can't edit it.
  • If you can fix it, fix it. If you can't, add the category and it will be reviewed by an administrator or RCaDC member.
  • If you are unsure about the quality, whether it is good or bad, add this category and an admin/RCaDC member will check it. Admins can add the category, if they are uncertain if it's worthy or not.
  • You may not remove Marked for Review from your own pasta. Doing so will result in a one-day ban.
  • If it is a trollpasta, or seems to be one but you are unsure, feel free to mark the article for review.
  • You may only remove the M4R category if you are certain that the article is fixed of its errors. If you are unsure, leave the category alone.

Delete Now

  • Only add the category only under these circumstances
    1. If the article's quality is poor.
    2. If the article is unfinished.
    3. If the article is a wall-of-text.
    4. If the article is filled with Clichés.
    5. If the article is a Blacklisted subject that hasn't been appealed in the Blacklist appeal.
    6. If the article is a Spam page or Trollpasta.
    7. If you are certain that the page you are marking is a re-upload of a page.
    8. If the article hasn't been appealed in the Humor appeal.

Other Rules

  • Meta, Admin, and Site Rules are Admin-Only categories. If you are not an admin and you add these, you will receive a warning on your talk-page. If you ignore the warning, it will result in a three-day block
  • You must categorize your article within thirty minutes of adding it, UNLESS you are unsure of what categories it belongs in. In this case, contact an admin via their talk page and they will assist you.
  • If you think a category should be added, leave a message on a bureaucrat's talk page. They will look at it and check its validity.
  • Add Categories ONLY if they are on the Category Listing. If they aren't, they will be considered False Categories and dealt with accordingly.

Penalties

Removing the Marked from Review Category

  • First offense is a one day ban from editing.
  • Second offense is a one week ban from editing.
  • Third offense and on- We will double your block for each time you do it.

Failure to Categorize Articles (without notification to an Admin)

  • First offense is a warning plus categorization by an admin.
  • Second offense is categorization by an admin accompanied by a one-day ban.
  • Third offense will be a 3 day ban, and the article will be marked as Unfinished.
  • Fourth offense and on- Page given the "Unfinished Page" category, accompanied by a one-week ban.

Adding Administrator Categories without Admin rights

  • First offense will be a warning on your talk page.
  • Second offense will be a three-day block.
  • Third offense is a one week block.
  • Fourth offense, and afterward, the block will double.

Adding False Categories

  • First offense will be a warning on your talk page.
  • Second offense will be a one-day ban for each category added not on the Category Listing.
  • Third offense will be a two-day ban, and afterward, the block will double.

Disclaimer

In the event you write, upload, or transmit via any means a story, page, blog post, or article about a subject matter that is determined, at an admin's/RCaDC member's discretion, to be 1) in a highly clichéd genre/category/subject and 2) poorly written, clichéd, generic, or terrible in general, then the admin/RCaDC members are free at their discretion and leisure to delete the page at any time without warning or recourse on their part.

The admin, editors, and any members associated with this site are not and will never be responsible or liable for any loss of data or stories that happen on this site for any reason or in any manner they may occur. All content is licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0 except where otherwise noted.

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