Nexus Wiki rules
The Nexus Wiki has the same rules as most other Wikis, including Wikipedia. Any time that people work together it is important to make rules that they should agree to follow. Most of the rules written here must be followed by everyone, and some of the rules are still being decided.
Most of the time if a rule has not been made here, or if something that happens is not covered by the rules that are here, we will look at the rules on the main English Wikipedia or other Wikimedia projects. We should also use common sense.
When someone makes a creation (like a book, movie, picture, song or website), they can say how this creation should be used. This is called copyright and there are laws that protect it. For someone else to use the creation they need to get permission from the creator or pay a fee.
Laws about copyright were created so that people who write books or songs or make web pages or movies could get money for their work.
Someone writes a book and want to sell it. People who want to read the book have to pay the author to get copies of it. He would not want someone else to sell a stolen version of the book and get money for the work he had done. The author also wants people to know that he was the first person who could write a book like that one; if the book is good, it means the author is good at writing; people who know the author is good at writing may hire the author to write things for them.
The rule of all the Wikipedias, including this one, is that nothing in the Wikipedia can be copyrighted by someone else. The exception is if Wikipedia editors (including named and unnamed editors) have permission to use it. This means that we are only allowed to copy things from books or from other web pages into the Wikipedia if the writer has said that anyone can copy these things and make changes to them.
The text contained in Wikipedia is copyrighted (automatically, under the Berne Convention) by Wikipedia contributors and licensed to the public under the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL). The full text of this license is at Wikipedia:Text of the GNU Free Documentation License.
Vandalism is about making changes to Wikipedia content so that it becomes incorrect or does not make sense. This also includes removing content for no reason. Vandalism is a very bad problem. Simply put every action you do on the Wiki is logged and you will be banned very quickly if you are found to be deliberately vandalising pages. Getting banned on the Wiki means you're banned on the Wiki, all the Nexus sites and the forums for good.