PikminFanon:General content policy

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This page contains information relating to Pikmin Fanon's policies and guidelines.
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This Pikmin Fanon policy regards article content in general. More specific policies can be found here. For general content guidelines, see here.

Objectivity

Neutral point of view

Information on Pikmin Fanon is meant to be written from a neutral point of view. This means no opinions.

Don't use "you"

Never refer to the reader as "you". Use "the player", "leaders", or a similar alternative.

Speculation

Speculation is allowed but should be present only within fan-made information.

Article format

General

  • Articles must belong to as many categories as makes sense. The deepest category in a tree is preferred.
  • For subjects whose name's capitalization is ambiguous, try to follow the guidelines. However, with very few exceptions, the word "Pikmin" must always start with an uppercase "P".
  • Do not insert emoticons or emojis within articles or their titles. Both are allowed on user pages, however, but not their titles.

Headings

In all headings, including page titles and sections, only proper nouns should be capitalized. Keep in mind that the first letter in a heading will always be capitalized automatically by MediaWiki. The only formatting allowed on headers is italics, which should be used like they would in body text. If a link to another page is needed, use {{main}} or a relevant link at the start of the section.

Trivia

Try to avoid creating trivia sections in articles, especially if they are shared between users. Instead, place them somewhere in its related content, where it would be most appropriate. The most frequent place to mention trivia points is at the end of its related information.

Coverage

Pikmin Fanon encourages creativity, allowing its users to create and share their ideas pertaining strictly to the Pikmin franchise, and at the highest possible quality. Users are encouraged to publish their ideas for games, characters, enemies, and other related elements; alternate endings or versions of the canonical games; stories, views, and thoughts about Pikmin games, fan-made or otherwise; and much more. Information on existing fan art or other forms of media related to the Pikmin series should be kept in the user namespace. ROM hacks and popular fangames can be documented in detail on the main namespace, but please avoid proving directly linking to the sites they can be downloaded from.

Any original ideas that do not relate to Pikmin in any way do not belong here. Even on your own userspace, please keep such creations to an absolute minimum, as they take away from the purpose of the wiki.

In short, please be creative, but please also keep it Pikmin-oriented.

Ownership

Most content, with few exceptions, on Pikmin Fanon is shared between its users, although a page's individual content is not. Users are not allowed to share articles covering games, fanfictions, fanon characters and ships, areas, caves, towers, and dungeons, but can all other articles. Files can be used by any user, although asking their authors for permission beforehand is recommended.

Users should not add to, change, remove, or replace a user's content without their express permission, although they can freely edit it to improve its spelling, flow, and grammar. Additionally, they should not overwrite or change the details of a user's files without the author's express permission. Users should also not sign their work, as their contributions can be viewed from the view history tab.

In the context of the wiki, users own the content they publish to Pikmin Fanon unless another author is responsible for its existence. Either way, they license the content under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license, which allows other users to copy and modify content elsewhere without permission as long as the original author is attributed and the copy does not change the license. Users that do not want their content to be edited mercilessly and redistributed at will should not submit it to Pikmin Fanon.

Canon content

All information gathered directly from existing Pikmin games is considered canonical or official. Pages should include minimal detail about canonical or official aspects of the Pikmin games, as the objective of Pikmin Fanon is for fan-created content based on the Pikmin series. Content regarding it should be at least a sentence long and at most a brief description. The home of canonical information is at Pikipedia. When a new Pikmin game is released, information that is released onto Pikipedia over time will be brought to Pikmin Fanon.

Use {{real}} and {{c}} when referring or linking to Pikipedia's articles, and {{real scrapped}} when linking to Pikipedia's coverage of unused content.