Rules & Regulations

Rules & Regulations for entering your wiki in the Golden Paint Can Awards

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Section 1: Entry
A. Age of wiki.
  • Your wiki must be at least 30 days old by the time nominations close. Any wiki younger than 30 days will not stand a chance of being selected for any awards.
B. Your wiki must be public.
  • Your wiki must be publicly viewable at all times, otherwise it will be impossible for the judges to visit your wiki and judge them.
  • If your wiki also becomes private at any time after nominations close, it will be disqualified.
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Section 2: Nominations
A. Number of categories.
  • Wikis may only be nominated in one category.
    • The only exception is if your wiki also qualifies for the Emerging Wiki category.
B. Do not second nominations.
  • Not only is it unneccessary to second nominations, it is also distracting to the judges. Seconding nominations makes it harder for us to see new threads for other wikis.
C. Nominate as a registered user, not Anonymous.
  • This well help us, the judges, contact you about the wiki you nominated, for whatever reason, in cases such as the site being private, when it is supposed to be public.
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Section 3: Winning & Losing
A. Be a good sport.
  • If you win, it is alright to brag, but don't flame other sites/users with your boasting.
  • If you lose, don't whine and complain. It is unbecoming. Also, you should take your loss as a chance to improve your wikis for next year!
B. Winning does not disqualify you.
  • If your wiki wins, you may still enter next year!
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Section 4: Voting
A. You may only vote once for Most Popular Wiki award and Most Popular Wiki of the Year Award.
  • If the judge's determine that cheating is occuring in the polls, your wiki may be disqualified.
B. Ties
  • In the event of a tie, the Head Judge is the tiebreaker.
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Section 5: Judges
A. Judges may not vote in a category if they are an active member in any of the nominated wikis.
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