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In general, a battle must be written in blog format. This allows users the chance to criticize/offer their opinions about the warrior. Battles written on a page will be deleted after a span of 1-2 days at the discretion of the administrator to give the user a chance to move the information. Do not have unfair match-ups. If the general audience or administrators agree that the battle is unfair, it will be deleted, ie. Assyrian vs. SWAT.
For help creating battles or blogs see Creating a Battle.
Any characters posted by the user in a battle will be considered a warrior out of our good faith policy. However, if a user discovers that a character is not truly a warrior, ex. Spongebob Squarepants, then all battles/articles relating to that character will be deleted immediately.
How to Tell
To tell whether or not your character is a warrior, see the definitions below; a character has to match at least one of the following criteria:
1) Fights for a living
2) Fights on a daily basis
3) Has being a fighter a core part of their character*
4) Leads other fighters in battle
5) Has superhuman powers allowing them to fight, and has used those abilities for that purpose
6) Commands a warrior/weapon like unit to fight
7) Is a representation of a user on this wiki
*Killing people can be considered "being a fighter," but only if the killer is fictional (i.e., someone like Dexter Morgan is a warrior, but Jack the Ripper isn't)
Try to limit images on your battles to pictures of their respective weapons and of the character themselves. This is to reduce image trafficking and slow loading time.
Tips on how to attract a large audience/attention
For the Author
Users must have voting periods of a minimum of three days before closing their battles. Disregarding the valid votes of the audience toward a particular warrior is not allowed. The author of the battle will be issued a warning. After three warnings, the author is expected to follow the rules. However, if the author continues to disregard the votes, then he will be blocked for a month and will not be allowed to write a battle/blog post for two weeks after the block has been terminated. For battles that have ended in a tie, the author can:
a.) Choose which warrior will be the victor
b.) Extend the voting period
c.) End the battle in a tie, so that both warriors are victors
As the author, you are allowed to give yourself a vote if you like. However, if the battle ends in a tie along with your vote, you must end the battle in a tie, as choosing your preferred warrior under these circumstances would essentially be giving yourself two votes. The one and only exception to this is in a proper tournament, where there MUST be one victor, so the author is allowed to determine the outcome if there is a tie.
For the Voter/Audience
If you are going to vote, please use the voting method the author provides and states you should use. If voting in comments, please try to provide a good and strong reason why that warrior should win. This is highly recommended, especially for battles lacking a voting poll. Creating multiple accounts to vote for one warrior more than once in a battle, or "sock-puppeting" is strictly prohibited. Doing so once will result in all alternate accounts being permanently blocked, and the main user given a 45-day block. Twice will result in the same but with the main user being given a 100-day block. And after the third time, the sock-puppets, along with the sock-puppeteer, will be permanently blocked.
User battles are fictional battles between two or more users, ie. Omnicube1 vs. MrPacheco101. If you are planning to write a user battle, please consult the user(s) you will be facing in your battle. They must provide the weapons, training, or any forms of debate they will be using. Failing to list the appropriate weapons/provided items will result in a deletion of that battle. In order to prevent the wiki from being flooded by a torrent of user characters, individual user warriors do not qualify for pages.
User Tournaments are held one at a time. Tournament ideas are proposed by the authors in a forum during a defined entry period and the Admins would choose the author to have the spot for that period, the author would need to complete it in that time and an award could be made and given to the winner.
Note that additional policies will be added as needed here, due to the unpredictable nature of User Tourneys.
At the start of the period, the Admins would post a forum in the Bounty Board forum. This thread would be a place for all users interested to pitch their tournament plans. Example User one pitches a Superhero tourney. User two pitches a Army battle tourney. User three pitches a western style tourney.
Any proposed tournament would have to have as many details as possible, including details, the number of expected participants, and rules to make sure the tournament is viable.
In addition to one normal-styled tourney at a time, one massive tourney - akin to the User Siege Tournament in length - may run as well.
Once several tournaments are pitched, or after large amount of time passes from thread creation, the Admins would elect to choose one to go with. The choice can depend on how creative the idea is, how well its pitched, but also the Author's record.
If we know the Author to not finish their tournaments or battles, or they've previously had the spot and failed, or didn't do so well, etc. it would weigh in on whether or not that user gets the spot for the three months.
After a tourney is chosen, the tournament's author can create their intro and/or sign-up blog. The blog must be kept up to date with all of the battles linked on it.
The author has a predetermined period to finish the tournament, depending on how many entries they get, and to complete the battles. If completed, an award can be made if the Author chooses and given to the winner. If the Author completes the battle earlier, the thread for new pitches will be made right away.
Rematches must be done with the original author's approval. If the author disapproves, then the rematch cannot happen, unless the user requesting the rematch can gain the publicly written support of at least three other users and at least two admins who support the cause of the rematch, which will override the disapproval of the author. If the original author has had his disapproval overridden, but still feels that a rematch should not be done, he is allowed to gain the publicly written support of other users against the rematch. The side with the highest number of supporters wins, with ties going to the original author. In the case of inactive or retired authors, the three supporters rule still applies, and an admin approval is needed as well.
If at any point, even after a rematch is done, sockpuppets are found to have been used as supporters, the side using them automatically has their position revoked. If the rematch was already done and found to have been invalid, then the original outcome will be posted in the battle status and the section will have a notification that the rematch was considered void due to sockpuppetting for votes.
Battles Featuring Wizards, Super Heroes, etc.
Wizards, super heroes, god warriors, force users, and other warriors with natural abilities cannot be limited to a certain set of powers. All powers cannonically used by that warrior are to be accounted for in all of his/her battles. Linking to other sites that provide a full list of the warrior's abilities is allowed.
Unfair Battle Rebuttal