The Halopedia Discord Server is athat allows Halopedians to communicate with each other via instant messaging and voice chat. A registered nickname is required to access the channel.
Joining the server
- Click "Connect" to the right.
- Follow all on-screen instructions:
- If you are new to Discord, you will be prompted to create a username, enter an email address and a password.
- If you are a returning user, click "accept invite".
Moderators use their discretion when applying these rules, and understanding of the rules depends on moderator conception of the rules, and particular exceptions may be granted by specific moderator approval. These rules and regulations, however, should be followed strictly by users. Any breach of these rules and regulations may lead to punishment by a moderator.
Upon accessing the server, it is expected that all users have reviewed the rules and understand the consequences for breaking them.
Users are required to use their wiki username or a variation thereof. Anyone attempting to impersonate another will be immediately kicked and if they continue, will be subsequently banned. This rule will not apply to users without a wiki account.
The only bots allowed on the server will be those controlled or approved by administrators. Any unapproved bot on the channel will be immediately banned and depending on the circumstance, the user may be punished.
- Personal attacks/Harassment will not be tolerated.
- This means racism, homophobia, sexism, sexual harassment, and etc.
- No tagging 343i employees unless its related to a serious issue or they ask for it.
- Profanity is allowed, so long as it is not excessive nor directed at any user.
- Sexual content, such as pornography, innuendos, and etc. are not permitted at all.
- Roleplaying on the channel is allowed, so long as it does not become excessive and is stopped when requested.
- Violation of personal privacy is not permitted. This includes revealing personal information about users (e.g. real name, location, age, gender, etc) and violating confidentiality on particular issues (such as issues asked to be kept confidential by other users or administrators).
- Linking to external sources, such as websites, which violate the aforementioned rules, is also not permitted. Notably, publicly linking to websites such as Facebook or MySpace that violate personal privacy, is not permitted without prior consent from the user whose privacy will be violated.
- Posting invite links to other Discord servers is not permitted.
- Spoilers relating to recently released media are not permitted outside the "spoilers" channel and will have a general one month limit from its release.
- An example would be keeping spoilers for the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe movie in the "spoilers" channel till one month has passed.
- Halo spoilers, due to the purpose of a wiki is to be up to date fast, Halo Spoilers may be had in the "wiki-discussion" also, with a one month time limit also before other channels can discuss it.
- Trolling or general irritation or disruption of other users is not permitted. This often includes, but is not limited to; excessive usage of capital letters, punctuation marks, and deliberate or in-deliberate distortions of the English language (such as "133t speak").
- Spamming is considered the posting of unneeded, repetitive, or meaningless links, images, comments, or anything else. Spam may take up one or more lines; it is at the discretion of the Moderator or Administrator to deem what is spam.
- Language - Individuals are expected to use English while talking on the channel. Any other language being used is not permitted.
- Controversial topics, like politics, religion, illegal activities, and etc., should not be discussed
- Discord =/= wiki: An individuals' actions on the wiki do not affect the individuals' rights/status in the server, and vice versa.
Moderators have a wide discretion relating to the issuing of warnings and bans which infringe on this rule. The content of messages will greatly impact on the severity of the punishment. In certain particular cases, there may be exceptions.
Typically, the following hierarchy will apply to infringements on the above regulations (with the exception of specifically implied consequences).
- First offense: Warning
- Second offense: Kick
- Third offense: One day ban
Further offenses will result in an extended ban, at the discretion of the mod administering the ban. Pending on the severity of the offense steps in the hierarchy may be skipped, or a lifetime ban might be placed.
Discord Citation Policy
Discord can not be cited on Halopedia. Any attempts will be removed as they can not be verified.
Users may appeal admin/mod decisions at any time. Generally appeals should follow the below steps:
- First off, through private message or wiki means, appeal the ban to the mod/admin in question.
- If you disagree with the mod/admin's decision, appeal the decision to another admin listed here.
- If you disagree with the decision of the neutral admin, appeal to the server contact, CIA391, who will make the final decision at his discretion or discuss with the other admins present. You may contact CIA391 via DM or by talk page.
If you appeal in a manner that's considered confrontational, antagonistic, uncivil, or malicious, the appeal will be ignored and additional punishment may be given.
The Discord server has a staff of users based upon their wiki ranks. The permissions assigned to these roles are detailed here.
- Contact - Owns the server and has access to all settings.
- Admin - Halopedia Administrators
- Moderator - Moderators are selected from the Halopedia community on an as-needed basis but will typically be patrollers.
Roles and permissions
|Contact||Kick/ban, manage all server settings, send invites, all other permissions||Halopedia Admins|
|Admin||Kick/ban, send invites, manage emojis, manage messages||Halopedia Admins|
|Verified User||Send and read messages.||Those with an account on Halopedia|
|Guest||Send and read messages.||All other users|
|343i||Send and read messages||343 Industries staff|
|VIP||Access to private VIP channel.||Notable community members outside Halopedia|
- Only notable permissions are listed.
- We ask all users to NOT ping or pester 343i staff with questions.
|Read Messages||Send Messages|
|#general-discussion||For all discussions from Halo to non-Halo related discussion.||Discussion||@everyone||@everyone|
|#wiki-discussion||For all discussion pertaining to matters concerning the wiki.||Discussion||@everyone||@everyone|
|#halo-chat||For all discussion pertaining to the Halo universe.||Discussion||@everyone||@everyone|
|#off-topic||As per the name.||Discussion||@everyone||@everyone|
|#spoilers||For discussing game spoilers.||Special||@everyone||@everyone|
|#vip-chat||Channel exclusively for those with VIP role.||Special||Staff/VIP/343i||Staff/VIP/343i|
|#staff||Channel reserved for all private administrative matters.||Staff||Wiki Staff||Wiki Staff|
|#logs||Private non-disciplinary logging channel.||Staff||Wiki Staff||Wiki Staff|
|#warnings||Private channel logging all disciplinary actions.||Staff||Wiki Staff||Wiki Staff|
|#server-info||General information about the server.||Informational||@everyone||Admins|
|#news-and-announcements||For wiki announcements and news about the Halo franchise.||Informational||@everyone||Wiki Staff|
|#community-news||A list of community-based news from our friends all around the community.||Informational||@everyone||Wiki Staff|
|#bot-commands||A list of commands available for the Superintendent bot.||Informational||@everyone||Admins|
|#trusted-discords||A list of Halo community-related Discord servers.||Informational||@everyone||Wiki Staff|