Fallout Wiki
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Fallout Wiki
This page contains Nukapedia's content policy. It describes criteria and rules for all or specific types of content.
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  • Policies set general rules for the wiki's administration and its content.
  • Any registered editor is free to edit this page to improve its readability as long as the essence of the article remains unchanged.
  • If you would like to suggest content changes or propose a new policy or guideline, please use the wiki discussion forum.
  • See the policies and guidelines page for an overview of this wiki's policies and guidelines.

General

  • All content should relate to the Fallout series, its setting or the SPECIAL character system.
  • All content needs to be accurate. Fallout Wiki aims to provide reliable information. In particular, adding speculation and original content (fan fiction or fan art) to articles is not allowed.
  • All content needs to be verifiable. Other editors need to be able to check and verify it.
  • All content needs to be informative. Information which is only of interest to the writer or to other editors (as opposed to readers) should not be included in articles.
  • All content needs to be objective. Opinions, gameplay strategy, and "my favorite"-style passages should not be added to articles. Accordingly, guides may only be posted as subpages of one's user page or as a blog.
  • All content needs to relate to the games as delivered by the developers; user modifications are not covered by this wiki.
  • All content needs to abide by copyright regulations. Generally, content from other sites should not be copied unless permission has been granted. Do not upload images, scans or illegally-obtained information.
  • It is not allowed to create red links that have no relation to the Fallout game franchise and its articles. Red links that are related to Fallout are allowed if the article is intended for creation.
  • Comments that are considered spam will be deleted by the staff and are grounds for blocking.
  • Pages that do not fulfill the content criteria should be redirected or deleted.

Infoboxes

Infoboxes should follow best practices to keep them user-friendly and efficient. They should include confirmed information only, with no "unknown" statements. Data and concise, succinct information is allowed. References, long explanations, extensive lists and content should be not be placed in infoboxes but instead placed in the article itself.

Canon policy

The policy is intended to serve as a guideline for authoring wiki articles, resolving conflicts between sources, and providing references. It is a policy for the purposes of authoring articles. The Fallout Wiki makes no judgment on canon or non-canon status of the series' elements, recognizing the sole prerogative of the current IP holder to define what is binding for them and what is not.

Page protection

Most pages should remain unprotected, exceptions being:

  • Critical parts of the site. This includes pages like the main page or widely used templates.
  • Articles that are frequent targets of vandalism.
  • Pages that are the "battleground" for an edit war. If a set of editors repeatedly reverts each other's changes, an administrator may protect the page to encourage them to resolve the dispute by way of communication.
  • User pages may be protected at the request of the respective user.
  • Page protection should only be applied as long as necessary. Mainspace content articles should not be protected indefinitely.

Notable loot

In order to keep articles about locations useful for readers, special interest items are listed under the subheader. In order to be considered notable, they must fit into specific categories.

Redundancy

There should only be a single article (or section of an article) where a given topic is presented in full detail. Other pages should link to the page or transclude the details instead of repeating them. Only information that is directly relevant to the subject of a given article should be included in that article.

Bugs

The policy describes criteria and rules for reporting, verifying, and editing bugs sections of articles and overviews.

Images

The policy describes guidelines for images which are uploaded to the wiki including quality and naming structure.

Behind the scenes

"Behind the scenes" information in the form of cultural references is acceptable page content only if there is developer confirmation or when there are obvious direct visual or textual correlations.

Similarities to real-world weapons

Similarities between in-game weapons and real-world weapons are not to be included in articles, with the following two exceptions:

  • If there is a sourced quote from a game developer stating which real-world weapon the in-game weapon is based on. If there is a sourced quote from a developer, only real-world weapons they explicitly mention can be included. Comparisons to weapons other than those mentioned by the developer will be removed.
  • If the in-game weapon shares the exact name of the real-world weapon.

Pages on real-world countries

  • Pages for countries/nation states can be created where a Fallout game has been based within the boundaries of that entity (in either the normal, or Fallout universe). This includes released and unreleased games regardless of canon status.
  • Pages can also be created if a character present in a Fallout game claims to be from there, or a character references that location. This page should contain in-game content referencing that character. The page should contain information on that country as it is known to exist in the Fallout universe. It may also contain information of characters that are from that location or who discuss the location.
  • Using a language or accent common to the place does not merit inclusion on a page in its own right, nor does an ancestral link or name/world etymology justify a page.
  • Items that may trace their origin to that location should only be listed if that object provides insight on the location's representation in the Fallout universe.
  • These rules are subject to the general guideline that all articles need to be "strong" enough to stand on their own, meaning there is enough content to justify their existence.

Creation Club

Creation Club content have their own articles, which are separate from the Fallout 4 game content. When linking these articles to non-Creation Club articles the following must be applied:

  • All content is categorized as non-canon and all information must be enclosed within the {{CCC}} template.
  • Quests, notable loot and images should be marked with the Creation Club at the end of each item or caption for images.

Spoiler policy

  • In general, the whole wiki is considered a spoiler, and specific instances should not be marked in articles.
  • The only exception to this rule is information relating to upcoming games or add-ons which have not been released yet. This information should be marked as a spoiler with the {{upcoming}} template.

Attribution policy

Nukapedia's content available under a Creative Commons license. The specific version of this license is known as "CC-BY-SA"; this means you can use it and reuse it for whatever you like, as long as you credit us as the source and make whatever you make available under the same license. When using content created by editors, such as templates, use the following template, to indicate the origin of the content: {{Copyright Nukapedia|Fallout Wiki}}. If you are unsure if you can use our content, or if you need to attribute it, please ask a member of administration. The following does not need attribution:

  • Raw game files and data taken from the game
  • Raw dialogue files
  • Texture or graphics files, as exported
  • Sound exported from a game (Note: Commercial music may still be subject to the owner's copyright)
  • Simple lists of information
  • Raw references

See also

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