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Candy Crush Saga Wiki

Hello and welcome to the Candy Crush Saga Wiki community! We sincerely hope that you have a great time here during your visit or more permanent stay.

The Candy Crush Saga Wiki (frequently abbreviated as CCSW) is an online encyrclopedia dedicated to information about the 2012 match-3 game Candy Crush Saga and managed by fans unaffiliated to the developer King. Anyone with knowledge about the game, including you, can contribute by adding information to articles or by interacting with other users. The wiki platform is hosted by Fandom, who own the website and licence its content under the CC-BY-SA licence (see full legal code here.

By creating a Fandom account, you also agree to its Terms of Use, Licencing, and Privacy Policy. In addition, we here at CCSW enforce certain basic policies applying to user behaviour throughout the entirety of the wiki (including the Discussion forums) in order to promote a fun, healthy, civilized and safe environment for everyone.

General

  • You must be at least 13 years (16 years in EEA zone excepted United Kingdom and in California) of age to join any Fandom community in order to adhere to the Wikia and the United States's Children Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). While local administrators will never block you for being underaged *if discovered*, your username may be reported to members of Fandom staff.
  • Be civil and assume good faith for all editors. In general, treat others as you as you would like them to treat you, even if they are new or make obvious mistakes. Every contributor here was new once. Such a substantial project could not grow without this golden rule.
  • Treat others with respect. No one should be subjected to cyberbullying. Using any discriminatory or offensive slurs is prohibited and will result in stern warnings up to a ban. Note that conversing in an online environment differs from doing so in real-life, such that irony, sarcasm and certain jokes may not be perceived as they would in a face-to-face setting, especially when accounting for possible language barriers. With that in mind, carefully consider your choice of words because what you think you mean might not be what others understand them to mean. This may happen to others and their messages might similarly be prone to misinterpretation.
    • Users are not to harass, manipulate or threaten others.
    • Using profanity should be refrained from. While profanity may be permitted on other wikis, this wiki does not because of its appeal to younger demographics (an exception to this is CCSW's official Discord server).
    • Do not promote any NSFW content by any means (an exception to this is the #nsfw channel in CCSW's official Discord server).
  • Users' personal information – including your own – should never be divulged. Users are strictly forbidden from disclosing any other's personal information. This includes but is not limited to personal photos, home addresses, credit card numbers and social security numbers. In addition, no one may force another user to reveal personal information that they are not comfortable with sharing.
  • Do not advertise other websites, services, products or other ideologies, especially if they are not affiliated with King or cause controversy. Exceptions to this are Fandom sites to other games affiliated to King.
  • In general, you are only entitled to one Fandom account. There are exceptions to this rule, in which best practices are to declare any legitimate alternative accounts you control so that they can be linked back to your main account.
    • Lost password: If you have lost the password to an existing account, or you know or suspect that someone else has compromised your account, you may well want to create a new, uncompromised account, especially if you cannot gain access to the original account. You may well wish to ask an admin to block the old, compromised account.
    • Maintenance: An editor might use an alternative account to carry out maintenance tasks.
    • Bots: Bots, controlled by another account, are permitted if approved by a bureaucrat.
    • Test accounts: A ranked editor who changes site-wide or permission settings may have a test account to log onto the wiki as an unranked user.
    • You may not use multiple accounts to conduct prohibited activities without them being traced back to your primary account, evade a ban, or manipulate the outcome of a vote. This also includes simply logging out and editing from an anonymous IP to avoid recognition. In the event of proven sockpuppeting, all accounts associated with a single person will be blocked, depending on the severity of the activities for which the sockpuppeting was used.
  • All users are held fully responsible for their own accounts, including if it is compromised or hacked. Be sure to create a secure password and keep it safe and away from all other users.
  • It goes without saying, but do not impersonate another person's identity, whether or not that be another user, King staff, or a celebrity.
  • All informal messages on any message wall, comment, or the Discussions forums can be moderated by any staff member, even if the messages were not originally addressed to them. Staff may close or remove posts if necessary, respond to messages on other users’ walls (especially if the messages pertain to something bigger than casual conversation), or block users if one of the above rules is in violation.
  • Do not remove warnings from message walls left by staff if the last warning posted is less than 3 months old. However, keep in mind that even if the message is removed, it is not erased from history and can still be cited when necessary.
  • If you notice that a user is in violation of one of the rules, it is best to report them directly to administrators for them to deal with it and leave the situation for them to deal with it. Do not engage with the user or send them a warning - this is known as backseat moderating - as it can lead to unnecessary conflict and so is prohibited. Let the staff do the moderating - cleaning up their actions generally only require a click of a button and not much more than that, so it is best not to draw unnecessary attention to this behaviour.
  • If a staff member sends a warning to stop a certain action, they most likely have good reason for doing so. You may appeal to a couple others, but in general ignoring their warning can result in further action taken.

Editing

Anyone is allowed to edit most pages of CCSW by clicking on the edit button near the top of the page or next to any header in an article. In fact, you are encouraged to do so if you believe you can genuinely improve it! For the most part, no permissions or other special tools are required. Feel free to use the handy Candy Crush Saga Wiki:sandbox or preview your edit if you would like to experiment first without the risk of messing up. The following are a few guidelines to keep in mind:

  • Your userpage is the place to tell us about yourself. No worries, it’s not a job interview, but it's a quick space for others to get to know you. This is a great place to get creative, tell us something interesting, and talk about your pet dragon for example.
    • Refrain from adding images unrelated to Candy Crush to your userpage. It is generally allowed but frowned upon.
    • Because a userpage is one's creative space, you are not allowed to edit other people's userpages, even for typos and grammatical errors, unless the page is in severe violation of the rules or the user requests you to themself (proof of this may be asked).
    • Do not edit the userpages of blocked users. This is better left alone or handled by an administrator's bot, as the usernames do not need to be publicly displayed all at once in Recent Changes.
    • Do not add categories to your userpage. You may use templates if they do not automatically add categories - if you want to use one that does, feel free to copy the source code or ask an administrator to help you instead.
  • Mentions about hacks, mods, or apks are generally frowned upon (in any game) and need to be kept off of the website. This is including, but not limited to, how to receive infinite gold bars, view unreleased content, and get infinite lives or moves.
  • Refrain from editing pages for content that is unreleased or leaked without good reason. Usually, the objective information will be added in rather quickly and edits afterward are speculation that belong in the comments section. Some information is also purposefully left off of the wiki until it is officially released on at least one platform.
  • It goes without saying, but no spamming or vandalism is allowed.
  • Refrain from creating pages for articles that already exist or can be added to an existing page. Check to see if the wiki already has a related article for the information you want to add.
    • Do not create pages in the Candy Crush Saga Wiki namespace without permission from an administrator.
  • Do not create new categories that are not already added and then apply them. The wiki is at a point where the general categories generally cover what is already needed.
  • Do not frequently move pages to a different name without the aid of a content moderator or an administrator, especially if the destination page name was accidentally incorrect or if the previous name is no longer needed. This is because renaming pages generally leaves behind redirects, which are annoying to clean up.
  • "Fluff editing" refers to the action of changing pages just for the sake of doing so, or with the ulterior motive of producing a higher edit count or obtaining badges. This includes breaking apart edits that can easily be done in one, removing content just to add it back, or unnecessarily changing adjectives. In general, do not fix something that is not broken or change wordage when nothing is wrong with what is already on the page. Doing so will result in warnings or block as they disrupt page history.
  • No autoplaying music is allowed.
  • In order to not enumerate every detail, basically just act on here with the same common sense that you would have when being a member of real-life society, and you will be fine. We are all guilty of occasionally not following the best conduct by saying things we later wish we had not- in these cases, be prepared to forgive and learn.
    • Just because something is not explicitly listed on here, it doesn’t mean it is not against the rules of civil conduct.

See more about civil conduct in the CCSW’s code of conduct.

See more specifically about editing in the CCSW's manual of style.

Discord

Only the official Discord server found on this page, because it is affiliated with CCSW, adheres to these general rules as well (with a few changes as listed on the first channel of the server). All other servers are “off-site” and not considered to be an official part of the wiki.

While it is treated as a separate entity, with other staff members and its own rules set, there are a few instances where disciplinary actions for the wiki can be conducted on Discord. Take a look at the above linked page for more.

Rules for Staff

No one, including staff members, is immune and above the rules. A bureaucrat has the right to demote or block any ranked user without warning if they have proven to be unworthy of the position, provided that they have at least one support from another staff member.

Most of these specifications below purely derive from common sense and good faith protocols.

Rollback

  • You may not rollback edits without a justifiable reason. Unless the edit is clearly spam/vandalism or you have clearly explained yourself before, at least one edit must be undone manually with an edit summary assuming good faith.
    • If a user comes to you requesting for a reason you have reverted their edits, you must respond assuming good faith.
  • Rollbacks should not specify how long a user should be blocked if needed when sending a warning - this is at the discretion of an administrator.

Moderators

  • You may not remove posts unless it is spam or vandalism, breaks a rule listed above, is your own, or are requested to by the original poster.
    • A moderator may deny a post from being removed in the latter case, and in such a case, the user may contact another moderator.
  • You may not close posts especially to prevent users from posting or before the thread has 300 replies (due to lag).
  • However, in the case where a conflict arises, at least one thread or other location must be kept open for the users to work out their differences. All other posts may be closed in order to centralize discussion. Before closing the thread, it is highly suggested to post the link of the location that will be kept open.
  • Moderators should not specify how long a user should be blocked if needed when sending a warning - this is at the discretion of an administrator.

Administrators

  • You must adhere to other rules stated above.
  • Do not add unfair rules.
  • You may not block a user if they have not at least been warned once.
    • Exception to this if the account was obviously created only for vandalism, spam, or to cause disruption.
  • If wanting to remove a block, an admin must contact the blocking admin and obtain consent before doing so.
  • A length of block is determined solely by the discretion of the administrator but should not be blown out of proportion because they can. For example, if someone commits petty theft at a convenience store, the punishment should not be the loss of an arm.
  • If deciding to block a user (as a last resort), the first two blocks issued should not be of indefinite length, unless the account is obviously made for vandalism-only, to circumvent an already established block, or is a user having multiple accounts. In general, 1-3 days suffices for a first block, 1-2 weeks for a second.
    • Because it is currently not possible to communicate with IP addresses, you are allowed to issue non-preventative blocks of 5 minutes in length in order to communicate with them via block summary if they do not seem to be reading edit summaries.
  • An admin, while given full discretion to block users and protect pages, may not silence others to win a rivalry.
  • Dictatorship is not allowed, which includes forcing someone to do something they might not want to do.
    • Abusive users who unjustifiably block others (including themselves) will result in the loss of rights and possible further action.

Bots

Bots are generally used to perform repetitive tasks across large numbers of pages or files that would be too mundane for users to change by hand. Because a bot can edit far faster than humans can, it can easily cause disruption if something goes wrong. Each task should be guaranteed to perform at a high standard before executing fully.

  • Bot accounts must be properly promoted.
  • The user page of each bot should clearly list its owner.
    • All owners are solely responsible for all of their bot’s actions.
    • While bot actions are hidden from an initial search on Special:RecentChanges, it doesn’t mean that they can be tracked. If a bot account is caught performing an act of malfeasance or by breaking a rule, it is considered an extreme form of sockpuppeting and both accounts will be held responsible along with the possibility of revoking rights.
  • Users should not use a bot to change something unless they have very good reason to and have preferably gotten permission from a bureaucrat.
  • Each bot edit should contain an edit summary stating exactly what it has done.
  • Administrators will temporarily block a bot if it malfunctions or something goes wrong.

Bureaucrats

  • Bureaucrats must follow the rules above pertaining to their role, with an emphasis of the last two bullet points in the administrator section.
  • Bureaucrats may not threaten to remove the ranks of a user in order to force someone to do something they may not want to do.
  • Bureaucrats may not permanently promote someone to the rank of administrator or lower without having first gone through the nomination process (see here).
    • An exception to this rule is if a user is promoted for at most 24 hours to perform duties in restricted namespaces or areas that require additional privileges, such as Mediawiki:Common.css. If it takes longer than 24 hours to finish the task, the user must ask again for the promotion or request for a longer period.
    • Bureaucrats may temporarily promote someone to administrator or lower if a trusted user is interested in performing duties in a section of the wiki that desperately needs help. The user may keep the ranks as long as it takes to finish the project, but must demote themselves or have the bureaucrat demote them after they are finished with their work or lose interest.
    • In both of these cases, these members are not considered members of staff, and these users must go through the nomination process officially to be considered.
    • Bureaucrats may not temporarily promote users to administrators to deal with vandalism, as this type of vandalism can generally be fixed very quickly, even if moderate damage has been done.
  • Bureaucrats are allowed to remove and shorten blocks without notice, but are generally not allowed to lengthen a block, unless something else violated was originally missed. They may, however, request for the blocking admin to lengthen a block if necessary.

Adding or changing rules

  • While administrators and bureaucrats have full authority to add and change rules (that are not the staff rules), they must do so with discretion: not unreasonably and without announcement to the rest of the wiki (if publishing a major addendum).
  • In order to add/suggest rules that may result in a substantial change in how the wiki functions (such as Mediawiki/system pages, not including organizational mainspace changes for admins, for example), a user or administrator must get consent from another administrator and bureaucrat (or two bureaucrats). Then a post must be created in Discussions calling for a vote of all users for a period of 3-15 days.
      • A minimal voting period of 3-15 days is required.
      • At least five autoconfirmed users (preferably have been registered for at least 7 days and made around 100 edits) not including the original poster must support the action (neutrals do not count as supports or opposes).
      • IP users do not count in order to ensure maximum security of the vote.
      • If the vote receives 85-100% support, then the proposal automatically passes.
      • If the vote receives 51-84% support, then the proposal is then decided based on the vote of staff members and wiki regulars. If 70% of these members in the voting pool support, then the proposal passes.
      • If the vote fails by a slim margin, then the neutral voters will get another chance to change their votes, and then the decision will be made by the active bureaucrats).

Note that this is very similar to the process of how to become an administrator.

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