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DariaWiki:Guidelines

Daria Wiki: Guidelines

Daria Wiki is a database of information on Daria, its fandom, its history, major personalities and fanworks. Original research (such as message board surveys) in articles is okay if it applies to the show, fandom, or fanworks and should be appropriately cited as a source.

General guidelines for articles

All articles must be written from a neutral point of view, representing fairly, proportionately, and as far as possible without bias, all significant views that have been published by reliable sources. This is non-negotiable and expected of all articles and all editors.

The Manual of Style and Wikipedia:NPOV tutorial covers this quite well.

Format

Categories

With the exception of the four meta-categories (Administrative, Canon, Fandom, and Fanworks) all categories and pages should be listed under one or more categories.

Templates

As most of the information on this site is nonrepetitive and the total database size should be fairly small, templates should be kept to the absolute minimum needed for administrative necessity.

Notability

Notability determines whether a topic merits its own article. If a topic has received significant coverage in reliable sources that are independent of the subject, it is presumed to satisfy the inclusion criteria for a stand-alone article.

An article should meet at least two of the requisites mentioned below.

Fan community members

  • Time spent in the fan community
  • Level of participation in the fan community
  • Quality of fanwork
  • Quantity of fanwork
  • Controversy
  • Award winners (nominees aren't necessarily notable)

Fan works

  • Quality
  • Novelty
  • Influence (referenced on other works)
  • Longevity
  • Controversy
  • Award winners (nominees aren't necessarily notable)

Canon

  • To be determined

Miscellaneous entries

  • To be determined

Content

Canon

Articles in the canon section should contain just enough information to establish where the topic of the article comes from in canon, an image if appropriate to establish its appearance, then proceed to explain its relevance in fanworks, list fanworks where it played a significant role, etc. At the end of each of these articles should be a section containing off site links to further canon information on that topic (such as on Outpost Daria).

Fandom

Articles in the Fandom category and any of its subcategories should provide an appropriate history of their topic with what makes that particular person, place, et al significant to the fandom. The article should finally provide any appropriate off site links.

Articles on fan community members

Suggested template for biographies:

  • Introductory paragraph (X is a fan fiction author...)
  • Biographical information
  • Fandom history
  • Fanworks
  • Daria Fanworks Awards (if any)
  • Other interests
  • External links

Trivia sections are discouraged and should be integrated in the article.

Fan works

Fanworks breaks immediately into two separate areas which need separate guidelines.

Fan characters and locations

These articles should, as with those of canon, establish the topic with a basic description and any appropriate image, then explain its significance in Daria fanworks. Finally should be a list of the fanworks where it played a significant role.

Stories, art and series

These articles should begin with a basic synopsis of the work in question, provide both a positive and negative criticism, or space for them, provide a listing of characters in the work, then finally link to the articles about the individual stories in the series or link to the off site location of the work (if one is available).