Community Guidelines

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REMEMBER: Always follow our community guidelines below. If you violate any of these guidelines, our Terms of Service, or our other policies, you will receive a warning. If you repeat two more times, you will be banned.

Creating and editing pages

  1. Do not post, upload, request, or link to anything that is illegal in the United States. If you do, you will be reported to law enforcement.
  2. Avoid using scary images, Not Safe For Work images, videos, or clickable links that lead directly to a screamer or shock site. Instead, use non-clickable links. For example,
  3. Use either the forum, user talk pages, or user subpages to communicate with other users. Do not create pages that are out of subject, or you will get a warning.
  4. Use correct grammar and spelling, and write in American English.
  5. The page name must always be the name of the screamer, without www. or https:// . For example,, and not The name's capitalization may be changed to title case if necessary.
  6. Do not delete, blank, or replace the content of a page. If you want to delete a page, just add {{delete}} but keep the page intact.
  7. Users who spam or add false information on purpose will be immediately banned.

Forums and User Subpages

  • Be respectful to others, no insults, racial slurs (except in the context of a screamer or shock site), harassment, or discrimination will be tolerated. Users making credible threats or doxing may be reported to law enforcement.
    • If other users are being rude towards you, avoid insulting them in return and report them to an admin.
    • Ignore trolls, as giving them attention will only fuel their attempts to pester you.
  • ​Do not post spam or clickable links to screamers to trick other users.
  • Do not edit other people's posts or user pages unless the user is breaking a rule.
  • No advertising or begging.
    • You may post about your own personal site, project, or screamer (e.g. "check out my website" or "check out my screamer"), but you may not spam it. Other types of free advertising are completely forbidden (e.g. "Did you know you can get two Big Macs for the price of one only on the McDonald's app?").
  • Necroposting is allowed and encouraged.
  • Follow United States law. If you break the law, we are required to report you to law enforcement.

Activity outside Screamer Wiki

  • Do not act in a way that would reflect poorly upon Screamer Wiki or its users.

Usernames and Alternate Accounts

  • Do not create accounts with inappropriate usernames. Doing so will result in the account being banned. In this case, you can create a new account with a different name.
  • Do not use alternate accounts (sockpuppets) to break any of the other rules listed.
  • Do not use alternate accounts to circumvent a ban. Doing so will result in a permanent ban, so wait or appeal your current ban.
  • Do not impersonate people. Doing so will result in a permanent ban.

Good practices

  • Remove clickable links that go directly to the website and replace them with non-clickable links.
  • Flag any photos or videos that contain a screamer with {{Delete}} to flag the file for deletion.
  • If you see someone violating any of the rules, tell them by using this template and fix the page.
  • If you see someone vandalizing or brigading, fix the page and contact an administrator.
  • If you see any grammatical or spelling mistakes, correct them or add {{Cleanup}}.
  • If you see any false information, correct it.
  • If there are missing categories, add them.
  • If you are creating pages that discuss 18+ material, please add the {{ContentWarning}} template at the very top of the page first.
  • If you see any articles (or portions) of articles that have been plagiarized, give credit of the portion to the original website (example: Jarsquatter) or delete the portion entirely.
  • If you see any parts of an article that are uncited, cite them or add {{cite}}.
  • Use Wikipedia links (for example [[wikipedia:Example of an article|Example of an article]]) instead of templates (for example {{Wikipedia|Example of an article}}).
  • Make sure articles follow the Manual of Style
  • Remember, once on the internet, always on the internet. Don't post anything you'd regret later!

Ban appeals

If you wish to challenge a ban, you may do so by submitting a ban appeal. This can be done by creating a message on your personal talk page or by sending an email to the appropriate parties. In your appeal, clearly state the reasons why you believe the ban should be lifted. It is important, to be honest and provide any relevant information or context to support your appeal.

Please note that ban appeals are not guaranteed to result in the lifting of the ban and that the final decision on the ban will be made by the administrator(s) who imposed the ban.

Ban forgiveness

Ban forgiveness is a way to appeal a ban after a certain amount of time has passed. This type of appeal is an admission that the ban was justified and a sincere apology for the actions that led to the ban.

The process of ban forgiveness typically involves reaching out to the administrator(s) or moderator(s) who imposed the ban and expressing remorse for the actions that led to the ban. This could be done through a message on your talk page or through an email. It is important, to be honest and transparent about the reasons for the ban and to take responsibility for your actions.

If the ban is lifted as a result of a ban forgiveness appeal, it is important to understand that this is a second chance and that any repeat of the behavior that led to the ban will result in further consequences. It is important to learn from the experience and to make changes to ensure that the ban will not be imposed again in the future.

Minimum Age

  • Due to COPPA, you must be at least 13 years old to post personal information.
    • If you are under 13, you must not post any personally identifiable information (PII) that shows that you are under 13.
    • Those that are acting in an immature way or, in other ways, do not appear to be old enough to responsibly contribute may be banned. This ban is appealable once you turn 13.

Deleting Your Account

Accounts can never be fully deleted. The most you can do is ask an Admin for your account to be vanished.

Templates and examples

  • Here is a list of good pages; they contain images, pertinent info, links, and galleries, and are well structured and follow the criteria on the Manual of Style.

Help Guides

Are you a new user? If this is the case, the Help Guides are here for you. These handy guides show you how to use the wiki more efficiently, from how to edit pages, to adding colors and changing fonts, to becoming a moderator or an admin.

Thank you for following the rules!