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1. Don't be a dick!
That's it. Staff of many sites tend to explain in detail what is considered being a dick and what is not and under which circumstances it is OK to be a dick and what circumstances of not being a dick can be treated like being a dick. I'm too lazy for that, so contain yourself and just don't be a dick. If you still are unsure if you are being a dick or not, either take a risk and try it out or read this detailed guide on how not to be a dick.
In addition to the rule mildly highlighted on top of this page, some additional guidelines for translations are necessary:
Before translating an article from a branch into English, make sure you are allowed to. Maybe the author or licensee wants to keep control over the translation or translate their work themselves. Though anything under the license CC BY-SA can be used by anybody, if the branch in question does not have a specific rule for this, we want you to either:
- Be the original author or another licensee
- Ask the author or licensee for permission
- If neither are available ask your staff
Make sure to follow any copyright requirements of the original, especially if images from third parties are used.
Also, this site is for translations considered finished and ready for review. Please use the sandbox of your trust for work-in-progress translations.
When you post a translation here, create a post in the pages discussion containing the following:
- Link to the original
- All authors, rewriters and translators
- Additional credits and licensing information, e.g. for media
All translations are tagged with their original tags + the original language (e.g. fr).
Please translate all tags according to the English tag guide. If your branch is using additional attribute-tags, you may translate and use these too. Please let staff know so we don't delete them by accident. Original in-wiki tags like contest-XY or so are not to be used here.
You also have to set an initial Review Attention Level.
In general, all branches, including this wiki are using the CC BY-SA 3.0 license. Only the russian branch is using CC BY-NC-SA 3.0, which is the non-commercial version of the same license. There are two problems with this:
- The CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license is incompatible and so not interchangeably with the CC BY-SA 3.0 license.
- According to the licensing-team of the EN-wiki, everything SCP-related is based on the same idea, therefore a derivative and therefore under the same license: CC BY-SA 3.0.
This wiki is not the place to solve this issue, so if you are translating content from the russian branch, put the following code at the end of the page:
If you need templates for other licenses, ask staff.