Uncyclopedia:Ban Policy

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Blue check.svg This page is considered an ignorable policy on Uncyclopedia.

It has wide acceptance among editors and is considered a standard that everyone should follow, unless they don't want to, in which case they are free to ignore it, in which case nobody will care. Please make use of the standing on one knee position to propose to this policy.


See Uncyclopedia:Ban Patrol, Special:Ipblocklist, Special:Log/block for a current list of existing bans.
Offense Recommended Penalty Comments / Rationale
Ban Patrol Disruption 1 week to 1 month depending on severity Includes deleting sections, changing the headings of pages being voted on, changing other people's votes or comments.
Blanking 1 week per page Same policy for articles, user pages, and admin pages.
Creating useless redirects, categories, templates, or stubs 1st: delete & warn, 2nd+: 1-24 hours Notify users on their talk page.
Edit War / Revert War 1st: revert and warn, 2nd: 1 day to 1 week Notify users on their talk page.
Harassment 1st: Warn, 2nd: 1 week to 3 months, depends on severity Notify users on their talk page.
Insubordination 1st: Warn, 2nd: 1 hour to 1 week Go easy. The point is easily made. A long ban probably should be justified by other behaviors.
Open Proxy Infinite Too much abuse potential to be allowed to live.
Plagiarism and copyvios 1st: delete & warn (check it's not about to be sporked), 2nd: 1 week Notify users on their talk page.
Shock images, tubgirls, goatse links, etc. 1 month Notify users on their talk page.
Spam (Categorization) 1 hour for first offense Notify users on their talk page.
Spam (Commercial) 1 week to 1 month depending on severity Delete pages or links. Pages directed to CVP as applicable.
Spam (Quotes) 1 hour for first offense Notify users on their talk page.
Sockpuppets Based on behavior See headings for vandalism, voting page disruption, etc.
Spambots Infinite Yea, we don't like spam!
Tag tampering (ICU, VFD, etc.) 1st: revert and warn. 2nd: ban. Length depends on tag. ICU: 14 days, VFD: 1 week to 1 month depending on severity (same as VFD disruption)
Vandalism (major) 1 week per page Same policy for articles, user pages, and admin pages.
Vandalism (minor) 1st: warn, 2nd: 1 hour to ? It's to your own judgment what this constitutes: noobish bad edits, user boredom, immaturity, or bad judgment rather than showing intention to do a lot of damage. Notify user on their talk page.
VFD Disruption 1 week to 1 month depending on severity Includes deleting sections, changing the headings of pages being voted on, changing other people's votes or comments.
Voting page Disruption 1 week to 1 month depending on severity Ranting, baiting, excessive off-topic commentary, deleting sections, changing the headings of pages being voted on, changing other people's votes or comments. Includes the Noob, Writer, Uncyclopedian, or Useless Gobshite of the Month awards, in addition to VFP and VFH.
Anything else 1 second to infinite depending on stuff Anything that isn't listed above falls into this category.