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Fallout Wiki

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 canon policy is intended to serve as a guideline for authoring wiki articles, resolving conflicts between sources, and how to format references. The Fallout Wiki makes no judgment on canon or non-canon status of 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 or 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 succinct, special interest items are listed under the notable loot 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.

Real world individuals

For real world people who have independent articles, the content of their pages must focus on their involvement in the Fallout series only. Unrelated career or personal information such as birthdate, spouse, family members, social media accounts, images, and/or place of residence is not allowed. Articles should only be created for individuals appearing in official credits. Any requests for changes up to and including deletion of articles made by the individual will be honored. (Per MotM October 2021)

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 two exceptions.
  • If the in-game weapon shares the exact name of the real-world weapon.
  • 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.

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 including released and unreleased games.
  • Pages can also be created if a character present in a Fallout game references the 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 about characters that are from that location or who discuss the location.
  • Items that may trace their origin to that location should only be listed if that object provides insight into the location's representation.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Creation Club

  • Creation Club content have their own articles, which are separate from the Fallout 4 game content.
  • When linking these articles, 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 icon at the end of each item or caption for images.

Spoiler policy

  • The wiki in its entirety is considered a spoiler, and specific instances do not need to be marked in articles.
  • Information relating to upcoming games, add-ons, and updates that have not been released yet. This information should be marked with the {{upcoming}} template.

Attribution policy

Nukapedia's content is available under a Creative Commons license. The specific version of this license is known as "CC-BY-SA." Content can be used so long as it is sourced and the content created is made available under the same license. Templates should utilize the {{Copyright Nukapedia|Fallout Wiki}} template. Data from game files (dialogue, texture or graphics, exported sounds) do not need to be attributed.

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