Mabinogi Wiki:Wiki policies and guidelines
A policy refers to a set of rules indicating proper use of our wiki, creating, editing, and management of our articles. The violation of a policy will most likely lead to edit or deletion of the article, and in worst case the user will be banned from the wiki.
A guideline, however, includes common organization methods (such as proper use of categories and Templates) and the common practice while editing or creating pages.
What not to do
- Add copyrighted content.
- Add speculation
- This includes rumors and unconfirmed information, such as the Lucky Guy/Girl title increases repair rate.
- This information is automatically added to the History page located on the top.
- Add exploits, hacks, glitches.
- These should not be included in the wiki as they are completely against MabiGuru rules, with the exception being bugs that do not allow players to complete quests, AI bugs, etc.
- Content not related to Mabinogi is forbidden and will be removed.
Pages don't usually reach perfect status upon creation, but that is a point of a wiki: to easily contribute as a community so the article gets better with each edit. However, it is necessary to keep in mind a few things:
- It is essential that all pages are written in proper English so they are easier to understand by readers. If you notice any grammar or spelling errors, please feel free to edit them so they are correct.
- Edits that affect other pages.
- Examples of this are moving popular pages or templates. While a redirect is automatically created upon moving, it is much better to have every link go to the correct page instead of linking to redirects. If you are unsure whether to move the page or not, please discuss it on the talk page instead of doing unnecessary things.
- Every page (except the Main Page) must have a category. Check the list of categories for more categories, although you can link to a nonexistent one and create the category later.
User pages are always good to have to inform others about yourself. You can even create additional pages at User:(username)/(page title) so it does not get cluttered with real articles.However, we would like users to contribute more to the main wiki instead of solely editing user pages. Please note that you should never edit another user's page without their permission.
Always sign your comments on talk pages with four tildes (~~~~), as it will automatically ad your username with a timestamp.
It is ideal to use colons (:) to separate different comments. Each comment should have one more colon than the previous one, though if it is indented too much, it will be better to reset the colons.
Please be polite and don't throw personal attacks. Do not capitalize every single letter either, as it might be taken as shouting.
Templates make everyone's life easier, be it readers or contributors. All templates are on the Templates category, but if you can't find what you need, feel free to make a new one. However, there is no need for a template for every single thing, so please don't be lazy.
Redirects and disambiguation pages
Add redirects of possible misspelling of monsters,items, etc.
Also redirect monster name to the monster pages if you are going to edit those. For example, Giant Spider redirects to Spider Bosses Page.
Always add possible redirects when you might think it might be searched for. For example, readers might search "Counter" instead of the correct name of the skill, Counterattack. To make navigating through the wiki easier, creating a redirect from the first page to the second will be much simpler than having the reader look through related options for the correct article. Redirects may also be created for possible misspellings of monsters, items, et cetera.
Disambiguation pages are used when one keyword may refer to multiple pages. For example, the Spiders page can refer to both Uladh Spiders, Iria Spiders, and Spider Bosses, so the first page informs the reader that what they might be looking for can be found in any one of these pages. These are called disambiguation pages.