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The following is a glossary of terms.
- 1. Administrator - any user of the wiki with sysop privileges.
- 2. Article - a piece of writing included with others in a newspaper, magazine, or other publication.
- 3. Assistant - any user of the wiki with the assistant right.
- 4. Bureaucrat - any administrator of the wiki with bureaucratic privileges.
- 5. Chat - a form of communication between users of Fandom, including, but not limited to: ESB Chat, Skype, and IRC.
- 6. Chat moderator - a user that has the ability to kick and ban other users from the chat.
- 7. Compilation - a thing, especially a book, record, or broadcast program, that is put together by assembling previously separate items.
- 8. Demotion - a removal of a user from a user right, either through user rights review, resignation, or removal by a user of higher power.
- 9. Discussion moderator - a user with the ability to manage threads and the forum.
- 10. Edit war - a dispute in which two or more editors revert changes to an article between opposing revisions.
- 11. Editing role - a role that has to do with the editing aspect of the wiki, including rollbacks, administrators, and assistants.
- 12. Gallery - a collection of image/video files on an article.
- 13. Impersonator - a user who pretends to be someone who they are not.
- 14. List - a number of connected items or names written or printed consecutively, typically one below the other.
- 15. Main namespace - informational content of the wiki.
- 16. Namespace - group of pages with similar purposes.
- 17. Page header - the top of the page, which features the name of the page.
- 18. Page title - the title of the article that appears in the page header and the URL.
- 19. Partial revert - reversing only part of a prior edit, while retaining other parts of it.
- 20. Resign - the voluntary act of giving up a promoted position.
- 21. Retire - the voluntary act of giving up a promoted position and ceasing activity on the wiki.
- 22. Revert - reversing a prior edit, which typically results in the article being restored to a version that existed sometime previously.
- 23. Rollback - any user that has the user right to quickly remove several edits on a user that are continuous on a single article.
- 24. Sandbox - a page for testing.
- 25. Social role - a role that has to do with the social aspect of the wiki, including chat moderators and discussion moderators.
- 26. Transcript - an article composed of a written version of an episode, short, special, movie, ride, or video game cutscenes.
- 27. User - any member of the wiki's community.
To be merged with the above
- A. The definitions in this section apply to this entire policy page.
- B. Definitions
- 1. Administration - includes only administrators and bureaucrats.
- 2. Ban - a permanent removal of a user's ability to contribute to the wiki.
- 3. Block - a temporary suspension of a user's ability to contribute to the wiki.
- 4. Chat ban - a temporary or infinite removal of the user right to access the chatroom.
- 5. Chat flooding - posting many messages in a row.
- 6. Chat invasion - inviting a large group to chat, normally to troll and/or spam.
- 7. Consensus – when 70% or more of the participants of a discussion are in favor of the proposal after seven (7) days or more of discussion.
- 8. Doorspamming - coming in and out of chat repeatedly.
- 9. Drama - an exciting, emotional, or unexpected series of events or set of circumstances.
- 10. Fanon - any SpongeBob SquarePants in-universe or merchandise-related content not officially released by Viacom via a press conference or the Nickelodeon TV channel, and information that can be derived from that.
- 11. Necroposting - replying to a forum thread, message, or blog post that has not been replied to in at least three (3) months.
- 12. Proposal - a typed plan or suggestion put forward for others to discuss and vote on.
- 13. Sockmaster - a user who creates sockpuppets.
- 14. Sockpuppet - an alternate account used for deceiving purposes or to evade admin scrutiny.
- 15. Sockpuppetry - the act of making multiple accounts for deceiving purposes or to evade admin scrutiny.
- 16. Spam - a form of purposeful advertising.
- 17. Speculation - any content that is theorized by users or fans, rather than taken from official content.
- 18. SpongeBob SquarePants fansite - any website that contains SpongeBob SquarePants-related information.
- 19. Suspension - the temporary removal of a promoted user's privileges.
- 20. Termination - the forced removal of a promoted user from a particular position.
- 21. Trolling - a deliberate, provocative, online posting that is intended to cause an angry response.
- 22. Vandalism - any change in content that is intended to be negative.
- C. User activity. These policies define user activity for leaders at ESB as listed at ESB:Crew for informational purposes only, so that users are aware of which leaders are more likely to respond at a certain period in time.
- 1. Active User - Any user who has made at least one hundred (100) contributions within one (1) month preceding the present date and/or is actively involved in any of the ESB official discussions as well as ESB Discord or Chat (not including Skype). By actively involved, meaning participating in conversations on a regular basis.
- 2. Semi-Active User - Any user who has made between fifty (50) and ninety-nine (99) contributions within two (2) months preceding the present date and/or is occasionally involved in ESB official discussions as well as ESB Chat (not including Skype). By occasionally involved, meaning participating in conversations on a not-so-much regular basis.
- 3. Inactive User - Any user who has made fewer than fifty (50) contributions within three (3) months preceding the present date and/or is rarely involved in ESB official discussions as well as ESB Chat (not including Skype). By rarely involved, meaning participating in conversations every once in a while.
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