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Preamble

The primary purpose of the Custom Mario Kart Wiiki is to catalog user-made content for Mario Kart Wii. The content listed here is freely usable for the users of this Wiiki.

A second purpose of this Wiiki is to share Mario Kart Wii-related tutorials, software, and technical articles such as file format specifications and network protocol.

Many of the site rules are in place to achieve a uniform look on the Wiiki and to allow easy navigation. Some rules are in place to facilitate the work of the moderators. Even if you aren't a moderator, if you notice problems or rule violations, you should do what you can to improve pages on the Wiiki.

The rules are not meant to be used to organize witch hunts, justify edit wars or to delete pages needlessly.

Wiiki Rules

Follow these rules as you edit the Custom Mario Kart Wiiki. Breaking the rules can result in a warning, temporary ban, or a permanent ban.

  1. Use the SHOW PREVIEW button as you edit a page until you are sure it is correct. Then SAVE. Do not edit any individual page more than 2 TIMES in a row in a 15 MINUTE PERIOD. There is an exception for large and complex edits.
  2. NO EDIT WARS. An edit war happens when two or more users repeatedly override each other's contributions, instead of using the talk page to discuss and resolve the issue. When you undo an edit made by another user, please write a summary explaining the change.
  3. The main download link in an article cannot require registration or a password. Secondary links (mirrors) that require registration can be used, but are discouraged. Pay-per-click services like AdFly are not allowed. Do not provide download links that track IP addresses.
  4. Uploaded images must have long, descriptive filenames (GCN_Sherbet_Land_Tock_Version.jpg) instead of short, meaningless filenames (Image0027.jpg, Mytrack.jpg, avatar.jpg).
  5. Do not upload large, high-resolution images. Image uploads should be smaller than 500 kilobytes (0.5 MB). JPG format is preferred because it creates smaller files.
  6. Images used in articles should not be larger than 400px.
  7. Content articles that have been on the Wiiki for more than 2 months, but never had any download link, may get deleted by moderators.
  8. Users may not blank nor delete pages. Instead, they should contest deletion for the page by using the Delete template and discussing it on the talk page.
  9. Acknowledge moderator messages and warnings. Their purpose is to help ensure the Wiiki runs smoothly and consistently.
  10. Do not make multiple accounts on the Custom Mario Kart Wiiki.
  11. You may request a User Name change after being a member of the Wiiki for at least one year. A capitalization change request can be made after being a member for at least a month. These requests can be made only once per year.
  12. Usernames need to be written using the Latin alphabet, and they may not contain the following characters: # < > [ ] | { } / @ plus control characters, unusual whitespaces or UTF-8 private use characters. Also, they can not be longer than 85 characters.

Rules for New Articles

  1. Use the search box on the left to make sure that an article similar to the one you want to create has not already been made.
  2. Go to the Main Page and look at the red box titled "Making a new page? Use these formats:". If your new page isn't of a type listed, look on the Wiiki for a similar article to use as a guide.
  3. Select an appropriate name for your new article.
  4. Capitalize words and use correct spelling and spacing. Mariossuperfastraceway(textuer hack) contains errors and would be need to be renamed. 'Mario's Super Fast Raceway (GCN Mario Circuit Texture) would be correct.
  5. Follow the Version Number and News rules.

Rules for Talk Pages

  1. You may not remove, modify or censor any part of any talk page with the exception of correcting grammar to your comments or adding more content to your latest comment.
  2. You must use a signature when writing a comment in any talk page. You can do so by typing four tildes at the end of your comment (~~~~).
  3. Talk pages must be kept organized. Replies to an existing comment should be written on the bottom of that comment with an indent, marked with an additional : at the start of the line.
  4. Even though talk pages can be used to resolve conflicts, you should not start fights in there, nor insult other users or post spam and inappropriate content into them.

YouTube Video Guidelines

  1. No more than 3 embedded videos on any page. Tutorials and Distributions are exceptions.
  2. Embedded videos must link to the item's page on the Wiiki instead of a direct download to the file. This is to ensure that people downloading the item will get the most current version.
  3. Videos should:
    • Not have distracting or offensive intros, text or audio.
    • Show normal gameplay with minimal unrelated hacks and modifications.
    • Show at least one full lap or all relevant features.
    • Be of at least decent quality (360p).
  4. Direct video capture from a Wii is preferred, especially for the primary video. Emulated videos are generally allowed as long as the video doesn't hide major flaws that would appear on a real Wii system. Emulated videos also must state that they are captured using an emulator in the title. (Beta 2 (Dolphin))
  5. Custom Track Videos should show Online Play, VS or Grand Prix mode. Time Trials mode is allowed, but it is generally not recommended, as it does not show item boxes, or buggy item and enemy routes.
  6. Secondary videos should show a different play mode or an older major revision of the level.
  7. The video title must not praise the author of the video. (Video by VideoGloryGuy) Instead the title must describe briefly what will be shown in the video. (v1 or v1: Replay Cameras etc.)
  8. Ports and remakes can include a video of the original version of the level. Videos of subsequent ports to other games can be included as well.
  9. Use one of the following keywords for special videos:
  • bug for bugs and glitches.
  • tutorial for tutorials.
  • original for videos of the original versions of ported and remade tracks.
Examples:
  • {{youtube-box||aW5Pxm17vro|Regular Video}}
  • {{youtube-box|bug|aW5Pxm17vro|v1: Lap Count Bug}}
  • {{youtube-box|tutorial|aW5Pxm17vro|Video Tutorial}}
  • {{youtube-box|original|aW5Pxm17vro|Original Game Version}}

Published Works Policy

Please see our policy here: Published Works Policy.

Content Restrictions

  1. Do not post download links to pornographic or similarly offensive materials on the Custom Mario Kart Wiiki.
  2. Do not post download links to copyrighted materials such as ISOs or ROM images on the Custom Mario Kart Wiiki.
  3. Do not post download links to illegally cracked or hacked programs ("warez") on the Custom Mario Kart Wiiki.
  4. Discussion of warez is strictly forbidden.
  5. Tockdom.com is not responsible for links or content posted by users of this website.