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WiKirby:General content policy

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Generally speaking, there is content that does and does not belong on WiKirby. The following will outline the general content policy of WiKirby.

Non-Kirby content

Main article: WiKirby:Non-Kirby content

Mainly, content that does not relate directly to the Kirby franchise should not be covered on WiKirby. More information can be found on the non-Kirby content page.

Spoilers

As WiKirby seeks to be a full repository of Kirby knowledge, a lot of that information will contain details regarding game plots, Easter eggs, unlockable content, and other such material. Coverage of such material is unavoidable, and as such, readers are advised to take caution when browsing the wiki if they do not wish to be spoiled. Any content in a released Kirby game is free game to be covered on this wiki without restriction. However, spoilers for games that are to be released in future and were not obtained through official channels should not appear on the wiki (see the "Datamined content" section for more details).

Reception

WiKirby strives to be objective in its coverage whenever possible, and as such, seeks to minimize platforming subjective opinions on games and other content in articles. While it is traditional for wikis to have reception sections on games - laying out the verdicts and opinions of review organizations, critics, and aggregate public polls - WiKirby has decided that these sources are by and large not objective enough, and in the case of review sites specifically are too often colored by personal biases.

In light of this, WiKirby strongly discourages adding reception sections to articles. If reception is to be mentioned at all in wiki text, it should be to highlight a given subject matter (such as developers' reactions to reception), or be kept to more objective standards such as game sales figures.

Datamined content

WiKirby welcomes any datamined content and information from Kirby games into articles, with the proviso that the dataminer in question (and/or the second party uploading the mined material) owns the game being mined.

Coverage of datamined content should deal exclusively with providing insight into the development of the game in question. Any such content that suggests unannounced info on upcoming games or content from games that have not yet been released (and have not been canceled) should not be covered on this wiki under any circumstance. Any users caught violating this standard will be blocked immediately. Contact an administrator privately (via emails or Discord) if you don't know whether a certain datamine meets this standard.

Plagiarism

WiKirby seeks to be a unique resource for Kirby content. As such, editors should not seek to lift text or doctored files from other wikis. Editors caught doing this will be severely warned for the first offense, and blocked for repeat offenses, especially if that content came from another Kirby wiki like the Kirby FANDOM.

In addition, editors should never lift text from other websites or official media without properly attributing it with plain text or with the {{Quote}} or {{Cite}} templates.

When using files from another source, it is necessary to specify where the files came from using the appropriate notation depending on subject. More information about that can be found in the formatting file pages guide.

Links to illicit content

WiKirby seeks to operate within the bounds of the law. As such, any links posted within articles to pirated material such as music, scanned Manga pages, episodes of TV shows, or game ROMs not released by the authors/copyright holders is not allowed, and users caught doing this will be blocked.

"Adult" content

WiKirby seeks to be a resource for all ages, much like the Kirby series itself. As such, use of profane language, mature themes, or violent rhetoric is not allowed except in the rare case where it directly describes something being covered in the series. Examples of such exceptions include the following:

Such content is always marked as such using the Mature template.

Inaccurate content

WiKirby isn't infallible, and its editors are only human, so sometimes factual errors are made within its articles. When coming across information on WiKirby that is inaccurate or incorrect, feel free to correct it as soon as possible, and preferably include a source in the text or edit summary. Do not remove inaccuracies if it's better served to correct them instead. Otherwise, the edit will just be reverted if no reason is given.