From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
VirtueVerse is huge, and keeping the site free of vandalism, spam, and content that is otherwise against the policies is a monumental effort. Because we allow almost anyone to edit and create content it becomes necessary to patrol changes as they are made.
Community patrols are done by individual users and sysops to check various areas of VirtueVerse to look for harmful or malicious edits, content that goes against policy, and to review content for other users and provide feedback. This is an entirely voluntary effort and no individual user is obliged to help, but these patrols are integral to the continued operation and usefulness of VirtueVerse.
Patrols are often our first line of defense against vandalism, and its a quick and easy way for everyone to help out. Patrols also have the added bonus of exposing you to new content and helping to identify exceptional pages to be showcased as a Featured Article.
Various Sysop & User Patrols
- Recent Changes Patrol - Watches recent article edits for vandalism, content that is not in line with policy.
- New Pages Patrol - Watches new page creation for vandalism, spam, advertising or other issues.
- Random Page Patrol - Randomly checks and watches pages for editing or policy issues, vandalism, and spam. Random patrols are also a great way to see new information and find articles to feature
- Deletion Request Patrol - Items here are being requested by the owner for deletion. Ensure the request was made by the owner by checking the item history and delete all valid items.
- Page Protection Request Patrol - Protect articles as necessary when requested by the owner. Ensure the level of page protection matches the necessity.
- Plagiarized and Copyright Infringing Content Patrols - Review content flagged as plagiarized, if it is a blatant act of plagiarism or copyright infringement, delete the page, if not post a thread under Sysop and Admin Activities for discussion. More information is available on Copyright problems including the VirtueVerse official policies.
- Page Help Request Patrol - Help out your fellow users when they need advice, help, or other assistance with their pages.
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