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Policy status and phases

Category policy
Copyright policy
Deletion policy
Speedy deletion
DNP policy
NDA policy
Editing policy
Disruptive editing policy
External links
Fan fiction
Guild pages policy
Images policy

Items policy
Lore policy
Naming policy
Neutrality policy
Personal articles
Player character pages
Stub policy
Three revert rule
User naming
Vandalism policy
Voting policy

See also: guidelines, administrators
Policysign

This page is an official policy on WoWWiki.

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 WoWWiki:Policies for an overview of WoWWiki policies.
  • See Category:Policies for a list of proposed and adopted policy articles.
  • Shortcut: WW:FANFIC

While fan fiction is certainly a rather open field, there are some things that we would prefer to not see on WoWWiki 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 WoWWiki.

In general, fan fiction is also considered personal material, so it is also governed by the personal article policy.


Clearly marking fan fiction Edit

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

Player Character Edit

Main article: WW:PC
  • Follow article naming policies. Generally, the page should be a server subpage (i.e. Server:servername/PC_article_name; where servername includes either _US or _Europe at the end) or a user subpage (i.e. User:username/PC_article_name).
  • 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:
General

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 Edit

  • Follow article naming policies. Generally, the page should be a user subpage (i.e. User:username/fanfic_article_name).
  • 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:
Roleplaying

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, places, 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 Edit

  • 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:
Roleplaying

This article is an observation
The contents herein are entirely player made and in no way represent official World of Warcraft history or occurences 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 WoWWiki must be about WarcraftEdit

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 Edit

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