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==User Notices, Cautions and Warnings==
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==User Warnings, Cautions, Notices==
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[http://en.Wikipedia.org Wikipedia] employs a daunting variety and number of levels of User notices and warnings. (See: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Template_messages/User_talk_namespace Wikipedia:Template messages/User talk namespace].)
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All User ''warnings'', ''cautions'' and ''notices'' are categorized as warnings. So, just because it's classified as "warning", don't fret... if you find a User warning template has been placed on '''''your''''' User/talk page, simply read it and then, remove it from your user/talk page; this will signify that you've read it and will comply. Then, go back and look for any your recent "contributions" that were "reverted" or "rolled-back" (or, possibly, just re-edited... but, due to you edit).
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Even so, you really don't want to get more than a couple of these. In other words, even though we really, really want you to contribute to the wiki, it's best to familiarize yourself with the [[policies]], [[help]] pages, Community portal, and current events, etc.
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Conversely, our need for such notices, cautions and warnings, is much, ''much'' more simplified. (Well, at least comparatively. More may be created as necessity may require.)
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{{Info|'''NOTE:''' All '''''User Notices''''', '''''Cautions''''' and '''''Warnings''''' are categorized under [[:Category:Warnings]]. So, just because it's categorized under [[:Category:Warnings]], that does not ''necessarily'' means it's bad. (See: [[MeritBadgeDotOrg:User warnings|User warnings]] for details.)}}
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===Level 1===
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All "Level 1" User warning templates are placed on the user's talk page.
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[http://en.Wikipedia.org Wikipedia] has '''four''' warning levels... ''Levels 1-4'' (not including ''Level 0''); we only have one (also, not including ''Level 0'').
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If you find a ''Level 1'' User warning template has been placed on '''''your''''' User talk page, here's what to do:
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* Once you have read and understand it...
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:* if you intend to comply, simply remove it from '''''your''''' talk page. (This will signify your understanding and intent to comply.) Then, go back and look for and review any of ''your'' recent "contributions" that were "reverted", "rolled-back" or, possibly, just re-edited (due to your edit).
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:* if you cannot ''or'' do not intend to comply, simply do nothing. (This will signify you cannot or will not comply.) Then, send a [[request for account deletion]] to a Bureaucrat explaining why.
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With that being said, you really don't want to get more than a couple of these, because... even though we really, ''really'' want users to contribute to this wiki, we expect you to take it upon yourself to read and understand '''''our''''' [[policies]], [[guidelines]] and, if necessary, [[help]] pages, '''''before''''' editing/posting.
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==User warnings - Level 1==
 
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{{Info|'''''Note:''' See each template for details.''}}
 
====User warning: Chat (Level 1)====
====User warning: Chat (Level 1)====
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:'''{{tl|Uw-chat1}}''' &mdash; For minor, (and also, probably unintended) use of ''talk'' pages for chatting, etc.
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:'''{{tl|Uw-chat1}}''' &mdash; For '''''minor''''', (and also, probably unintended) use of ''talk'' pages for chatting, etc.
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====User warning: Edit summary (Level 1)====
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:'''{{tl|Uw-editsummary}}''' &mdash; For failing to provide an [[edit summary]] when submitting/committing any edit.
====User warning: Vandalism (Level 1)====
====User warning: Vandalism (Level 1)====
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:'''{{tl|Uw-vandal1}}''' &mdash; For minor, silly or harmless (and, probably unintended) vandalism. (Note, however, ''real'' vandals don't get any warning; they just get booted.)
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:'''{{tl|Uw-vandal1}}''' &mdash; For '''''minor''''', silly or harmless (and, probably unintended) vandalism. (Note, however, ''real'' vandals/spammers don't get any warning; they just get banned.)
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====User warning: IS-PII-YPT (Level 1)====
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====User warning: YPT-IS-PII (Level 1)====
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:'''{{tl|Uw-ypt1}}''' &mdash; For violation of BSA or MeritBadgeDotOrg ''[[internet safety]]'', ''[[personally identifiable information]]'' or ''[[youth protection]]'' policies.'''
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:'''{{tl|Uw-ypt1}}''' &mdash; For '''''minor''''' violation of BSA's and/or MeritBadgeDotOrg's ''[[youth protection]]'', ''[[internet safety]]'', and/or ''[[personally identifiable information]]'' policies and/or guidelines.
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==User warnings - Level 0==
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===Level 2===
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Profane, disrespectful, or otherwise abusive editing causes a user to simply be blocked (banned) by an administrator. "Level 0" indicates a user has been blocked (by an administrator) and merely specifies the reason why. So, "Level 0" User warning templates are administrative reporting tools, rather than actual warnings.
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===Level 3===
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===Level 4===
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All "Level 0" User warning templates are placed on the user page &mdash; ''not'' the user's talk page. Additionally, the User's page is blanked ''and'' the user's page and talk page are both edit-protected by an [[administrator]].
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Profane, disrespectful, abusive, or otherwise inappropriate editing will cause a user to be blocked (or "banned") by an administrator, with or without prior warning; it is almost always permanent; and, it merely specifies the reason why. (In other words, "Level 0" User warning templates are more or an administrative reporting tool, rather than an actual warning to the user.)
====User warning: Vandalism (Level 0)====
====User warning: Vandalism (Level 0)====
:'''{{tl|Uw-vandal0}}''' &mdash; Self-explanatory.
:'''{{tl|Uw-vandal0}}''' &mdash; Self-explanatory.
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====User warning: YPT-IS-PII (Level 0)====
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:'''{{tl|Uw-ypt0}}''' &mdash; For '''''serious''''', even if unintentional, violation of BSA's and/or MeritBadgeDotOrg's ''[[youth protection]]'', ''[[internet safety]]'', and/or ''[[personally identifiable information]]'' policies and/or guidelines.
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This article or section documents a MeritBadgeDotOrg guideline. It is a generally accepted standard that editors should follow, though it should be treated with common sense and the occasional exception. When editing this page, please ensure that your revision reflects consensus. When in doubt, discuss first on the talk page.

User Notices, Cautions and Warnings

Wikipedia employs a daunting variety and number of levels of User notices and warnings. (See: Wikipedia:Template messages/User talk namespace.)

Conversely, our need for such notices, cautions and warnings, is much, much more simplified. (Well, at least comparatively. More may be created as necessity may require.)

NOTE: All User Notices, Cautions and Warnings are categorized under Category:Warnings. So, just because it's categorized under Category:Warnings, that does not necessarily means it's bad. (See: User warnings for details.)


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Level 1

All "Level 1" User warning templates are placed on the user's talk page.

If you find a Level 1 User warning template has been placed on your User talk page, here's what to do:

  • Once you have read and understand it...
  • if you intend to comply, simply remove it from your talk page. (This will signify your understanding and intent to comply.) Then, go back and look for and review any of your recent "contributions" that were "reverted", "rolled-back" or, possibly, just re-edited (due to your edit).
  • if you cannot or do not intend to comply, simply do nothing. (This will signify you cannot or will not comply.) Then, send a request for account deletion to a Bureaucrat explaining why.

With that being said, you really don't want to get more than a couple of these, because... even though we really, really want users to contribute to this wiki, we expect you to take it upon yourself to read and understand our policies, guidelines and, if necessary, help pages, before editing/posting.

User warning: Chat (Level 1)

{{Uw-chat1}} — For minor, (and also, probably unintended) use of talk pages for chatting, etc.

User warning: Edit summary (Level 1)

{{Uw-editsummary}} — For failing to provide an edit summary when submitting/committing any edit.

User warning: Vandalism (Level 1)

{{Uw-vandal1}} — For minor, silly or harmless (and, probably unintended) vandalism. (Note, however, real vandals/spammers don't get any warning; they just get banned.)

User warning: YPT-IS-PII (Level 1)

{{Uw-ypt1}} — For minor violation of BSA's and/or MeritBadgeDotOrg's youth protection, internet safety, and/or personally identifiable information policies and/or guidelines.

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

All "Level 0" User warning templates are placed on the user page — not the user's talk page. Additionally, the User's page is blanked and the user's page and talk page are both edit-protected by an administrator.

Profane, disrespectful, abusive, or otherwise inappropriate editing will cause a user to be blocked (or "banned") by an administrator, with or without prior warning; it is almost always permanent; and, it merely specifies the reason why. (In other words, "Level 0" User warning templates are more or an administrative reporting tool, rather than an actual warning to the user.)

User warning: Vandalism (Level 0)

{{Uw-vandal0}} — Self-explanatory.

User warning: YPT-IS-PII (Level 0)

{{Uw-ypt0}} — For serious, even if unintentional, violation of BSA's and/or MeritBadgeDotOrg's youth protection, internet safety, and/or personally identifiable information policies and/or guidelines.

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