Gender Wiki

This page directs users to the Gender Wiki's policy pages, and covers the main takeaways (summary) of each set of rules on our wiki.

Users should know that reading just the rule summary isn't enough, that it does not represent every rule specifically, and that if they want to become a fixture on the wiki they must know and understand all our policies.

Summary - Summarizes the main idea of each policy set

What is covers - broad spread of topics the page covers

Necessary to know when - lets users know which rules are necessary for them to know, to do whatever item correctly

Wiki Policies

(Seen here)

Summary:

  • The general rules of our wiki, and are, for the most part, pretty simple.

They cover:

  • An excerpt of Fandom's TOS
  • Normal Wiki Etiquette
  • Content guidelines (staying PG-13 and under)
  • A handful of editing and discussions rules

Necessary to know when:

  • Interacting with this wiki in any way, that isn't just viewing pages.

Editing Guide

(Seen here)

Summary:

  • Rules for editing on our wiki; how to edit and create pages properly.

They cover:

  • All rules for editing on the wiki
    • Formatting policies
    • Content policies
    • Sourcing policies
  • Our rules for coining genders on the wiki

Necessary to know when:

  • A user plans to edit pages.
  • A user plans to create pages.

Citing Standards

(Seen here)

Summary

  • The level of citations the Gender Wiki expects from gender pages.

They cover:

  • Places to cite sources for gender pages
  • Where/how to not cite sources for gender pages (unacceptable sources)
  • Extra notes about citing sources

Necessary to know when:

  • A user is trying to coin a new gender via page creation.
  • A user is trying to add a page for an already-coined gender.
  • A user is trying to add citations to an already-created gender page.

The below sections do not stand exactly as a policy page, but they may stand as important resources to users, that also stand as "rules" to an extent.

Relevant Coiners

(Seen here)

  • Summary: List of Tumblr gender coiners that do/do not want their terms on our wiki, or specify another method of their terms being added to our wiki.
  • Should be used when: A user is trying to add a term to the wiki that originates from a Tumblr coiner; should be made sure that the coiner consents to their terms being here.

Examplegender

(Seen here)

  • Summary: Page-creation template, that helps guide users through making new gender pages.
  • Should be used when: A user is adding a new page to the wiki, but isn't totally sure how to format it properly.

Categories Guide

(Seen here)

  • Summary: (incomplete) list of our wiki's categories, and how they should be used.
  • Should be used when: A user is adding categories to a page(s).