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==No solicitation - Stricter and clearer Advertising Policy, Rules, or Guidelines?==
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== Registration ==
Maybe add a clearer and perhaps even stricter "''advertisement and promotion policy''" to the forum rules "no solicitation" section similar to this suggested [[Kodi Wiki Advertising Policy]]? Mostly copied from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:What_Wikipedia_is_not#Wikipedia_is_not_a_soapbox_or_means_of_promotion [[User:Gamester17|Gamester17]] ([[User talk:Gamester17|talk]]) 09:01, 23 June 2015 (EDT)
 
  
===Kodi's Wiki is not a soapbox or means of promotion===
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By following the link to the forum, you will be able to create a new username. After registration you will receive a confirmation e-mail, which you must accept before being able to post on our forum.
{{Anchor|ADVERTISING|ADVOCATE|OPINION|PROMO|SCANDAL|SOAP|SOAPBOX|PLUG|Kodi wiki is not a soapbox}}
 
  
Kodi's Wiki is not a [[w:soapbox|soapbox]], a battleground, or a vehicle for propaganda, advertising and showcasing. [[WP:Promotional usernames|This applies to usernames]], articles, categories, files, talk page discussions, templates, and user pages. Therefore, content hosted in Kodi's Wiki is not for:
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===Unacceptable usernames===
 
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# We aim to make the the forum a welcoming place for people of all ages and backgrounds. Thus any user account registered using a name that is deemed inappropriate for a public forum or liable to offend, for example: sexual or racial references, could result in that account receiving an immediate permanent ban.  
# '''Advertising, marketing or public relations.''' Information on Kodi's Wiki about companies and company products must be written in an [[Wikipedia:Neutral point of view|objective and unbiased style]], free of [[Wikipedia:Avoid peacock terms#Puffery|puffery]]. All article topics must be [[WP:V|verifiable]] with [[WP:Independent sources|independent]], [[WP:Third-party sources|third-party sources]], so articles about very small "garage" or local companies are typically unacceptable. [[Wikipedia:External links|External links]] to commercial organizations are acceptable if they identify [[WP:N|notable]] organizations which are the topic of the article. Kodi's Wiki neither endorses organizations nor runs any official affiliate programs. See also [[Wikipedia:Notability (organizations and companies)]] for general guidelines on corporate notability. Those promoting causes or events, or issuing [[Wikipedia:public service announcement]]s, even if noncommercial, should use Kodi's [[forum]] instead of the Wiki to do so.
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# The username you want to register '''shall not''' contain "XBMC" / "Kodi"
# '''Advocacy, [[w:propaganda|ropaganda]], or [[w:recruitment|recruitment]]''' of any kind, including commercial (like companies, products or brands, or otherwise). An article can report objectively ''about'' such things, as long as an attempt is made to describe the topic from a [[Wikipedia:neutral point of view|neutral point of view]]. You might wish to start a [[Wikipedia:blog]] or express yourself on Kodi's [[Forum|community forum]] instead if you want to convince people of the merits of your opinions.<ref>Kodi's Wiki pages may not be used for advocacy unrelated to Kodi, however some pages ''within in the [[Wikipedia:Wikipedia namespace|project namespace]]'' may still be used to advocate for specific viewpoints regarding the improvement or organization of Kodi itself. So essays, portals, project pages, etc. are part of what Kodi is.</ref>
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# Do not use usernames to promote your business, product, or website.<br /> Exception: We make an exception when the username is in relation to a legal non-profit or the company you represent is an official XBMC Foundation sponsor. Allowed group names must include a personal identifier (e.g. KodiSponsor-Nate or Nonprofit-Nate).
# '''Opinion pieces.''' Although some topics, particularly those concerning current affairs and politics, may stir passions and tempt people to "climb [[w:|soapbox]]es" (for example, passionately advocate their pet point of view), Kodi's Wiki is not the medium for this. Articles must be balanced to put entries, especially for newly released or future upcoming features/functions, products, or events, in a reasonable perspective, and represent a [[WP:NPOV|neutral point of view]]. Furthermore, Kodi's Wiki authors should strive to write articles that will not quickly become obsolete.
 
# '''Scandal mongering,''' promoting things "heard through the grapevine" or gossiping. Articles and content [[WP:Biographies of Living Persons|about living people]] are required to meet an especially high standard, as they may otherwise be [[WP:LIBEL|libellous]] or infringe the subjects' right to privacy. Articles must not be written purely to [[WP:ATP|attack]] the reputation of another person.
 
# '''Self-promotion.''' It can be tempting to write about yourself or projects in which you have a strong personal involvement. However, remember that the standards for encyclopedic articles apply to such pages just like any other. This includes the requirement to maintain a neutral point of view, which can be difficult when writing about yourself or about projects close to you. Creating overly abundant links and references to autobiographical sources is unacceptable. See [[Wikipedia:Autobiography]], [[Wikipedia:Notability]] and [[Wikipedia:Conflict of interest]].
 
 
 
Non-disruptive statements of opinion on internal Kodi's policies and guidelines may be made on user pages and within the Kodi [[Wikipedia:Wikipedia namespace|project namespace]], as they are relevant to the current and future operation of the project. However, "article talk pages should not be used by editors as platforms for their personal views on a subject." (see, [[Wikipedia:Talk page guidelines]]).
 
 
 
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Revision as of 12:18, 15 October 2019

1 Registration

By following the link to the forum, you will be able to create a new username. After registration you will receive a confirmation e-mail, which you must accept before being able to post on our forum.

1.1 Unacceptable usernames

  1. We aim to make the the forum a welcoming place for people of all ages and backgrounds. Thus any user account registered using a name that is deemed inappropriate for a public forum or liable to offend, for example: sexual or racial references, could result in that account receiving an immediate permanent ban.
  2. The username you want to register shall not contain "XBMC" / "Kodi"
  3. Do not use usernames to promote your business, product, or website.
    Exception: We make an exception when the username is in relation to a legal non-profit or the company you represent is an official XBMC Foundation sponsor. Allowed group names must include a personal identifier (e.g. KodiSponsor-Nate or Nonprofit-Nate).