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Policy status and phases

Category
Copyright
Deletion
Speedy deletion
Disallowed content
NDA
Editing
Disruptive editing
External links
Fan fiction
Images

 

Item articles
Lore
Naming
Neutrality
Personal articles
Player character pages
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Stubs
Three revert rule
User naming
Vandalism
Voting

See also: guidelines, administrators
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This page is an official policy on Wowpedia.

This policy has wide acceptance among editors and is considered a standard that all users should follow.

  • Feel free to propose any changes to this policy, but please make sure that changes you make follow the official process and reflect consensus on the discussion page before you put them into practice. Any big changes need to be Adopted or Decreed to be enforced as policy.
  • See Wowpedia:Policies for an overview of Wowpedia policies.
  • See Category:Policies for a list of proposed and adopted policy articles.
  • Shortcut: WP:FANFIC

While fan fiction is certainly a rather open field, there are some things that we would prefer to not see on Wowpedia simply because we feel it could ruin the Warcraft experience for our audience. This policy is an attempt at e.g. keeping the Protoss away from Ironforge and Diablo out of Molten Core. You are of course free to write fanfic like that elsewhere, but please, not on Wowpedia.


Clearly marking fan fiction

All fan fiction pages are required to use certain templates that denote that players created them. These tags ensure that users of Wowpedia will be aware of when they are reading information from official WoW lore and when they are reading player created material.

Player Character

Main article: WP:PC
  • Follow article naming policies.
  • For a biography of a Player Character you must include the {{PC}} template to the top of the article. This template will add a banner at the top of the page that looks like this:
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This article is a player character biography page

The contents herein are entirely player made and in no way represent official World of Warcraft history or occurrences which are accurate for all realms. The characters and events listed are of an independent nature and applied for roleplaying, fictional, speculative, or opinions from a limited playerbase only.
Please make sure player character articles are named properly - see the player character articles policy.

Generic fan fiction

  • For fan fiction that does to meet one of the specific categories above, add the {{Fanfic}} template to the top of the article. This template will add a banner at the top of the page that look like this:
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This article is fan fiction

The contents herein are entirely player made and in no way represent official World of Warcraft lore or history. The characters and events listed are of an independent nature and are applied for roleplaying purposes only.

  • It will also add your article to the fan fiction category.
  • Do not add any other categories to your fan fiction articles.
  • Do not add your fan fiction to articles in the Lore category.

Fan observations and speculation

  • For fan fiction includes some non-fiction observations and recounting of actual events, add the {{Observation}} template to the top of the article. This template will add a banner at the top of the page that look like this:
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This article is an observation.
The contents herein are entirely player made and in no way represent official World of Warcraft history or occurrences which are accurate for all realms. The characters and events listed are of an independent nature and applied for roleplaying, fictional, speculative, or opinions from a limited playerbase only.

Fan fiction on Wowpedia must be about Warcraft

Fan fiction cannot state that the Warcraft universe is shared with a contradictory gaming universe. For example:

  • The Protoss cannot invade Azeroth. The Starcraft universe has complete interplanetary travel, conflicting with the existence of the titans due to the fact that these entities would have had contact with each other.
  • The Diablo universe posits the literal existence of Hell and Heaven, conflicting with the Warcraft universe's make-up.
  • The Dungeons & Dragons universe has multiple planes and planar entities, while the Warcraft universe has three elemental planes. If the Dungeons & Dragons Tarrasque were to attack Azeroth, it would necessitate the shared universe of both gaming worlds, contradicting the planar realities of the two.

See also