The Achievements is just to show what you have done here. And you are supposed to get them by editing as you would normally on a wiki that doesn't have badges. Do not edit to get badges by removing something and reading it and do not edit a page several times in a row changing barely anything.
The badges are meant to be earned (by your good contributions to TVD & TO Wikia), are not to cause vandalism or other inappropriate actions.
- General - Don't remove information, images, videos, templates, etc., intentionally - If one or more users remove the information of the pages without any justification, in order to restore the information removed, and get badges is inappropriate and can be blocked.
- Categories - The categories are added to the pages according to their purpose. However, sometimes try to justify other possibilities to add categories to pages that "should" have some categories, have the purpose of acquiring badges, or to create new categories that are unnecessary. You must not add categories and then remove them in order to get a badge.
- Images - Add images not belonging to the character, episode, event, etc., is inappropriate, as well as add unnecessary images to pages. (Saturate the texts with images is not a good idea, is frowned upon and the format of the page may be harmed by this action). You must not add images and then remove them in order to get a badge.
- False information - Some users add false information and they themselves remove this information, to prevent anyone knowing of this action. It is wrong and can be blocked.
Depending on the pages that were deleted, the insistence of the user, as well as cause and effect on other users, she/he can be blocked from a few hours to infinite.
The Achievement Badges are a way to encourage users to keep editing and rank up on the leaderboard. Certain wikis have chosen to add the badges, however, some do not for personal reasons. Excluding custom badges, there are currently 36 badges, though this number is raised to 49 when counting the unreleased and retired badges.
- Bronze Badges - Bronze Badges are a type of Badge that gives the editor 10 points when they are received. They tend to be the easiest to obtain. Typically, these badges are obtained by performing around 5 to 20 edits
- Silver Badges - Silver Badges are a type of Badge that gives the editor 50 points when they are received. They are the second easiest to obtain. Typically, these badges are obtained by performing around 25 to 100 edits
- Gold Badges - Gold Badges are a type of Badge that gives the editor 100 points when they are received. They are the second hardest to obtain. Typically, these badges are obtained by performing around 100 to 500 edits
- Platinum Badges - Platinum Badges are a type of Badge that give the editor 250 points when they are received. They are the hardest to obtain. There is currently one platinum badge. Specially made platinum badges for a wiki can be created by requesting it from Wikia Staff. Unlike other badges, Platinum only be obtained with a single edit (minimum) per day for an entire year. If you could not edit at least once during a single day, all the count will return to 0. The day is on wiki, not in reality, to find out what day and time is it in wiki, look at the clock at the top.
These are basic rules and actions taken for most of the cases for users who have tried to acquire badges inappropriately. This does not mean that only applies to these situations also can be extended to other situations unsuitable.
“I don't break Marcel's rules.”
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