Uncyclopedia:Ban Policy

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Blue check This page is considered an ignorable policy on Uncyclopedia.

It has wide acceptance among editors and is considered a standard that everyone should follow, unless they don't want to, in which case they are free to ignore it, in which case nobody will care. Please make use of the standing on one knee position to propose to this policy.


See Uncyclopedia:Ban Patrol, Special:Ipblocklist, Special:Log/block for a current list of existing bans.
OffenseRecommended PenaltyComments / Rationale
Ban Patrol Disruption1 week to 1 month depending on severityIncludes deleting sections, changing the headings of pages being voted on, changing other people's votes or comments.
Blanking1 week per pageSame policy for articles, user pages, and admin pages.
Creating useless redirects, categories, templates, or stubs1st: delete & warn, 2nd+: 1-24 hoursNotify users on their talk page.
Edit War / Revert War1st: revert and warn, 2nd: 1 day to 1 weekNotify users on their talk page.
Harassment1st: Warn, 2nd: 1 week to 3 months, depends on severityNotify users on their talk page.
Insubordination1st: Warn, 2nd: 1 hour to 1 weekGo easy. The point is easily made. A long ban probably should be justified by other behaviors.
Open ProxyInfiniteToo much abuse potential to be allowed to live.
Plagiarism and copyvios1st: delete & warn (check it's not about to be sporked), 2nd: 1 weekNotify users on their talk page.
Shock images, tubgirls, goatse links, etc.1 monthNotify users on their talk page.
Spam (Categorization)1 hour for first offenseNotify users on their talk page.
Spam (Commercial)1 week to 1 month depending on severityDelete pages or links. Pages directed to CVP as applicable.
Spam (Quotes)1 hour for first offenseNotify users on their talk page.
SockpuppetsBased on behaviorSee headings for vandalism, voting page disruption, etc.
SpambotsInfinite Yea, we don't like spam!
Tag tampering (ICU, VFD, etc.)1st: revert and warn. 2nd: ban. Length depends on tag. ICU: 14 days, VFD: 1 week to 1 month depending on severity (same as VFD disruption)
Vandalism (major)1 week per pageSame policy for articles, user pages, and admin pages.
Vandalism (minor)1st: warn, 2nd: 1 hour to ?It's to your own judgment what this constitutes: noobish bad edits, user boredom, immaturity, or bad judgment rather than showing intention to do a lot of damage. Notify user on their talk page.
VFD Disruption1 week to 1 month depending on severityIncludes deleting sections, changing the headings of pages being voted on, changing other people's votes or comments.
Voting page Disruption1 week to 1 month depending on severityRanting, baiting, excessive off-topic commentary, deleting sections, changing the headings of pages being voted on, changing other people's votes or comments. Includes the Noob, Writer, Uncyclopedian, or Useless Gobshite of the Month awards, in addition to VFP and VFH.
Anything else1 second to infinite depending on stuffAnything that isn't listed above falls into this category.
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