Help:Rules

From Fan History Wiki

Jump to: navigation, search
Image:Fan history wiki.png Policy
This article defines official Fan History policy.
If you're looking for the information on having an article deleted, please read Help:Article deletion.
If you're looking for the information on having an article deleted, please read Help:Article deletion.
If you're looking for the information on having an article deleted, please read Help:Article deletion.

Rules and advice

When participating on Fan History Wiki, there are a couple of rules and some general advice that should be followed:

Not to do

  • No profanity unless you're quoting some one else;
  • Do not edit article pages to criticize the wiki. That's what talk pages are for;
  • Do not blank pages if you don't like the content or the fact that the article exists. Make a deletion request or edit the content to better reflect a factual reality;
  • Do not remove information in existing articles because you think the information isn't notable unless you're moving that information to another page on the wiki and the page you're editing includes a see this new page note.
  • Do not remove information in existing articles because you think the article is too long unless you're moving it to another page on the wiki and the page you're editing includes a see this new page note.
  • Do not add content unless it has some relevance to fandom history that is apparent in the context of the article;
  • Do not editorialize or place value judgments on additions to articles;
  • Do not post your own fan fiction on the main name space. Use your user page if you want to do that;
  • Do not create articles that relate to gold selling for WoW or other video games unless you first contact an administrator to get permission;
  • Do not set up redirects to articles on wikis that are not Fan History Wiki;
  • Do not add random jibberish;
  • Do not link spam to sites that have nothing to do with fandom. Irrelevant links will be removed by our administrators and links from completely unrelated sites do not provide to SEO bump that you think they do;
  • Do not sock puppet to get around a ban; and
  • Do not include addresses, phone numbers, work information, and other information that the individual the page is about would consider personal. See Help:People for more details regarding this rule.

Violating the the rules regarding blanking, gibberish and link spam will lead to banning. Bans generally last for two weeks but the length is at the discretion of system administrators.

Do

  • Do use Help:Contents when you have questions about using the wiki;
  • Do add content to make the wiki better;
  • Do use templates like Template:Person, Template:LiveJournal and Template:Episode to help make new articles;
  • Do add information which includes obscure fandom facts because Fan History has no notability requirements;
  • Do correct any factual inaccuracies you see;
  • Do correct any grammatical errors you spot;
  • Do move information off a main page article on to a separate page if that information isn't relevant or is drowning out information on the main article;
  • Do use talk pages to discuss any issues you have with page content that you have questions with or disagree with;
  • Do comment when you remove information so that people know why it was removed;
  • Do use third person to write articles. First person isn't quite the content and style the wiki is going for and those articles will eventually be written in third person;
  • Do use {{POV}} if you think an article is not neutral;
  • Do use {{Fact}} to point out parts of a wiki entry that you feel need citations;
  • Do use {{POV-statement}} to point out parts of a wiki entry that you feel are biased;
  • Do assume good faith;
  • Do add links to sites and articles that would be of interest to people reading that article in the external links section;
  • Do edit articles to make them more neutral; and
  • Do cite sources as often as possible.

By following those pieces of advice, you'll help to make the wiki a better place, and a better tool for everyone.

Additional Questions

If you have additional questions regarding the rules on Fan History, please see Fanhistory.com:Philosophy which explains the thought process behind the rules and that explain why certain things are organized the way that they are. If your questions still are not answered, please use the talk page or contact one of the administrators.



Fan History Wiki
About | To do list | Help | Privacy policy | Administrators | Userboxes | General disclaimer | Sandbox
Personal tools
Support FH