Hey there. The stories you've been adding to the wiki are great, but I think you should check out the guidelines for adding categories. Specifically, the uploaded stories all belong in "Historical Archive/PD", which is for public domain stories; "Historical Archive" is for old pastas that are significant. Zarinaaa (talk) 04:05, June 19, 2018 (UTC)
- To piggyback off Zarinaaa, please also be mindful that some categories are not to be added with others. Just a little something extra to be aware of.
At least 4 of the stories you have added recently don't fall under Public Domain. This is not only violation of our rules, but also a crime.
I strongly advise you that you triple check your sources before posting any more stories: the next infringement will lead to a lengthy ban as well as report to Wikia staff
Do not add images to the pages that you didn't create yourself. PD works and your original pages are fair game, but the story that someone else uploaded; no.
I advise you to read the rules once more. I see that you have only the best intentions at heart, but any more infringements and I will be forced to uphold the rules.
For the Historical Archive/PD category it is a standalone one, meaning that no other categories should be present on the page. Exceptions to this rule: Poetry (for poems), Suggested Reading (admin-only).
- Honest mistake. Live and learn. They happen, but learn from 'em and keep on driving forward. Thank you for your contributions.
- I look forward to seeing what you come up with!
- Be mindful that Marked for Review categories are another one of the "special" stand alone categories. If you're ever in doubt, the category page itself or this page will let you know of any restrictive measures.
- Last thing: Remember to sign your posts on people's pages with "~~~~".
Please do not create categories. If you make a mistake in typing a category, click the pencil icon to edit or the garbage can icon to delete. There's no need to publish an edit with a non-existent category. See the Genre Listing page for rules about what categories can and cannot be added to pages together or by non-admin, and also for further descriptions of all our existing categories. If you are confused as to how categories on Wikia are supposed to work, please see the help page on categories. The first offense for this is a warning, but the second offense will result in a 1 (one) day block per the category rules.
If you feel your new category should be added to this list, leave a message on ClericofMadness's talk page stating your proposed category and reasons for its inclusion. It must, though, be applicable to at LEAST 10 (ten) existing pages to be considered.
Enough is Enough
You have been warned. Multiple times. And yet you chose to ignore all the warnings and just keep on doing what you wanted.
But not even Buddha will forgive you if you insult him three times. And I am no Buddha.
For the rule violations of copyright infringement, unathorised image adding, haphazard category adding, and pointsgaming, you have henceforth been sentenced to a ban that is to last 2 months, with no chance of parole.
If you ever plan to return to the wiki, I suggest you read the rules from A to Z. A hundred times if need be.
Your next infringement will be punished with permanent ban.
- Thank you.
- I realize I was most likely (actually, most certainly) quite rough back then, but I hope you can understand the position we were in.
- If you really mean what you say, I look forward to having you back on the wiki.
Your story has been deleted because it doesn't meet the wiki's quality standards. If you feel that it did meet the standards, please state your case on Deletion Appeal. Make sure you follow the instructions to the letter there, or your appeal will be automatically denied.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REUPLOAD YOUR PASTA. If you upload it again, you'll receive a 1-day ban from editing, as per the rules.
For additional help, submit your story to the Writer's Workshop for feedback.
I haven't deleted any of your stories in almost a year. As for them being in PD or not, I really, really suggest you go through them once again, as that almost landed you a permaban yesterday. Go through all of them, mark the inappropriate ones for deletion, and let admins do the rest.
Re: Public Domain
A number of stories were bought to my attention yesterday that were in grey areas (i.e. the author had not been dead the requisite 70+ years and/or the story was published after a certain date to fall in the public domain). As none of those stories I removed had that information and from what I researched, all of the authors had not been dead for 70+ years, I decided to remove the stories rather than risk copyright issues (an occurrence which has led to the shut-down of wikis in the past).
While some may have been added to the public domain through other means, there were no clear indications that this was the case for those stories. I'd finally like to point out that first and foremost, this site is focused on creepypastas from current writers. While having some classic horror is fine, this site really doesn't need to be a compendium of any story that has implications of horror (Like Alice in Wonderland or that one time Charles Dickens decided to write a ghost story that was widely disliked by critics and fans, both of which were posted here) as we're focused more on up-and-coming authors and amateurs. EmpyrealInvective (talk) 10:58, June 10, 2019 (UTC)