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A Wowpedia guideline refers to the etiquette and common practice observed involving the creation, editing, and management of articles on Wowpedia to make management and presentation more consistent and streamlined. Guidelines are not generally enforced by other users or admins, unlike policies.

Guidelines include ways of organizing information and creating and using shared resources such as categories and templates. Many articles in the Wowpedia category are guidelines.

Shortcut to this page: WP:G

Miscellaneous guidelines

Guidelines too small to have their own pages.

Undead is a race, not a status

There was formerly some controversy on whether being Undead is considered an aspect of race or just a "status" for the purposes of {{Npcbox}}. Blizzard basically settled this by listing Sylvanas Windrunner's race as "unique undead"[1] in an official bio released for the Icecrown Citadel patch. These guidelines are based on that decision:

  • "Undead" is part of race information, not status, even if completely unassociated with the playable Undead faction, or indeed any humanoid race
  • Various undead races:
  • Various statuses: "Alive", "Active" (when referring to gods, demigods and related beings), "Imprisoned", "Deceased", "Killable" or "Unknown".