RH Wiki:Policy

From Rhythm Heaven Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Policies and guidelines have been developed on Rhythm Heaven Wiki to further our goal of creating a freely editable Rhythm Heaven database.

Policies have community consensus and apply to all editors. Rhythm Heaven Wiki strives to create a welcoming and fun environment for those who are civil to and assume good faith in others, seek consensus in discussions, and work toward the goal of creating an increasingly comprehensive database about everything in the Rhythm Heaven universe.

Policies need to be approached with common sense; adhere to the spirit rather than the letter of the rules, and be prepared to ignore the rules on the rare occasions when they conflict with the goal of improving the wiki.

Rhythm Heaven Wiki's Manual of Style

Rhythm Heaven Wiki is a place where those who are fans of Rhythm Heaven can gather and share their knowledge of the series. We have two goals: The first being the best site to get accurate information on everything and anything to know about the official Rhythm Heaven series, and the second to form a friendly community where fans can gather and discuss with one another, about the series or not.

What we do expect

Like the very first Wiki that has originated, we would like to keep the tone in the articles more on the formal side. This will help keep our pages more accurate and less biased, and its just overall easier to read and understand. We want a nice community who is willing to help each other out and edit regularly (Obviously not required but definitely encouraged).

What we do not expect

  • As a wiki dedicated to the original series, we do not accept fan art on any articles or main pages. Please try to find the official artwork for adding photos to pages.
  • Any biased or influential comments in any way that express your opinion on something. Again, we are only looking for true, raw information on the games.
    • Example: "Glee Club is a funny game."
    • If the opinionated comment or rating is quoted by a popular game review site such as IGN or something said by a game developer, these are okay because they are not comments influenced by the editor of the articles.
  • Any information regarding tips, strategies, or cheats. Rhythm Heaven Wiki is not a strategy guide nor a walkthrough. It is an informational site for knowledge on the actual series.
  • Talk pages being used as a forum for discussing the subject of a page. Talk pages for articles should only be used for talking about how to improve quality on the page, not about the subject of the article. Please take talking about the subject of the article to the discussion page or your own talk pages.
  • Trivia sections being used for anything editors think is interesting about the article's subject. Trivia sections are meant for facts and info about the article's subject that does not fit in anywhere with the rest of the article. It is not meant for comparisons, speculation, fan theories, etc... Trivia sections should actually be eliminated whenever possible and have its info integrated into the article properly.
    • Comparisons of used content with unused content or things that are changed in other regions should be relegated to a subpage. See here for more information.
  • Anything unrelated to the series.

Essential tools

Here are some resources to get you started:

Wiki etiquette

We at the Rhythm Heaven Wiki want to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome to edit here. So, we ask a few things from our fellow editors to be cautious of:

  • Inserting false or opinionic information
  • Removing or greatly changing content on a page or article
  • Spamming links to external or non-affiliated sites
  • Inserting nonsense/gibberish to pages
  • Having intimidating behavior
  • Harassing or insulting another user
  • Abusing multiple accounts (in other words, "sockpuppetry")
  • Creating an account with an unacceptable username

Where do our policies come from?

Generally, Rhythm Heaven Wiki policies come from multiple sources:

  1. From a standard or good practice that has been followed subconsciously for some time because it is common sense and has become an established precedent.
  2. From a deliberate proposal by a user or a group of users, usually from a forum discussion. Such proposals must achieve full community consensus before being formalized as a policy.

Most of the policies that fall under the first category are derived from similar practices on other wikis.