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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:PC

The goal of a wiki is to be informative and not to allow self promotion or free advertisement. This policy outlines what is allowed, not allowed, and required when a user creates a page for a player character.

Posting a page including info about a player character in an objective manner is fine, but we don't wish to encourage wikisquatters starting hundreds of player character pages on a site meant to be mostly informative.

Required

All player character pages will be required to follow these specifications.

Naming

The player character page should always be located under the server page (or the author's user page) on which the character is located using that characters name as it is spelled on the server. For example, [[Server:Mal'Ganis US/Johnsmith]] or [[User:Somewowfan/Stumblebum]].

Contents

All player character pages must contain:

  • The {{PC|<name=>|<realm=>|<loc=>|<wwuser=>}} banner tag at the top of the page.
  • The race and class of the player character.
  • The faction the player character is in.
  • At least three (3) sentences in English containing useful information about the player character,, e.g., known recipes, history (RP or otherwise) of the player character, why the character was created, why the character joined or left various guilds, style of play, etc. After these sentences, the main article may be in another language if the intended audience is non-English.

Categorization

The player character page should also be properly categorized:

  • [[Category:Player characters]] - Automatically added by {{PC}} banner tag.
  • [[Category:Server:Mal'Ganis US]] - Automatically added by {{PC}} banner tag, if you use the parameters realm=<realm_name> and loc=<US_or_Europe> like in {{PC|<realm>|<loc>}}.

Not allowed

Posting the following types of information will result in your player character page being edited or deleted:

  • Biased information - The content on a Wiki is meant to be informative; this includes player character pages. Player character pages, like all others, should be written from a neutral point of view and must follow the Neutral Point of View Policy.
  • In general terms: don't put any material on the page that requires it to be updated frequently, or is only meant for the player.

Allowed

The information here is allowed and encouraged in order to create an informative player character page:

  • A screenshot of the player character.
  • The guild the player character is in.
  • The realm/server the player character is on.
  • Talent spec of the player character and planned changes.
  • Short stories or history of your player character.
  • Armory and website links.

This is not necessarily a complete list. We do not mind you publishing other information that is useful or interesting to others, but it illustrates the gist of it. Pages in WoWWiki are there for the visitors!

Player character stubs

Stubs for player characters can be created in preparation for expanding the article with more information. If you create a stub, use the {{Stub/PC}} tag at the top of your article. Player-character pages marked as stubs which have not been edited for 30 days will be deleted. Your player character page is a stub if it does not contain the required information.

Enforcing the policy

Summary

Please remember that WoWWiki is a place where users go to obtain information about World of Warcraft, not get spammed with useless information. Player characters are certainly a large part of World of Warcraft and can be represented here, but they must follow the proper criteria and not participate in spewing useless, biased information or wikisquatting. Your target audience is not yourself; it is people interested in WoW. Your player character page should reflect this!

Create a new character page

Create a new player character page
  • Type in the page name you want inputbox below.
  • Icon-warning-22x22Follow WW:PC policy when naming your article. Options are Server:Your Server US/Character and User:Your user/Character.

If you have questions, leave a comment on the Forums or ask in the IRC channel.

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