Wiki:General Rules and Guidelines

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In order to keep the Moeverse Wikis well organized, structured, and friendly, we established some rules and guidelines, and expect every member from the community to do their best to follow them. This page presents general rules and guidelines that apply for all the Moeverse Wikis, though specific rules should naturally also be followed.

What is the Moeverse Wiki and how to join?

MediaWiki Manual

Like many others, this Wiki is based on MediaWiki. If you need it, a manual is available in order to learn all the technical knowledge like how to format text, what are categories, how to use templates,... The manual can always be accessed via the navigation menu, just click on the Help about MediaWiki link.

Moeverse Wiki Accounts

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Once your create your Moeverse Forum Account, you can login on all the Wikis of the Moeverse using your Forum credentials and start contibuting. For technical reasons, you need to login separately on each Wiki you want to contribute to.

Like most communities, we expect you to follow standard behavior rules. Do not troll, vandalize pages, harass people, spam, etc. Failure to do so will result in a caution or even the revocation of the Wiki permissions and a ban from the Moeverse places for serious offenses.

Admins have the right to remove or edit any content at any time to fit the rules or for any valid reason. Please do not take this personally or negatively if this does happen. The reasons will always be mentioned in the Edit's Summary.

Allowed Content and Admissible Articles

The Moeverse Projects have different scopes, but the following rules always apply:

  • The content on Moeverse places must be suitable for a general public. Do not post pornographic, violent, mature and other questionable content. Only original content pages may contain strong language, and they must be marked with an appropriate banner;
  • Machine (or AI) generated artworks are not allowed, but the use of tools such as machine translators or summarizers is permitted, as long as you carefully check that what you write makes sense. Such services should not be credited or cited;
  • Uploads must be relevant for at least an admissible article on the Moeverse Wikis, and not be redundant. Artworks made by the original artist or designer, or considered as "official", should be privileged for non-original characters.

Consult the article admission criteria specific to a Moeverse Wiki before creating new pages:

Also take a look at the Copyrights page, notably to be clear about what other people can do with anything you add to the Wiki.

Creators should also read the Original Content Rules and Guidelines.

Page Edition

In general, feel free to improve existing articles by editing them to fix typos, add illustrations, complete sections,... Really, do not hesitate, that is why wikis exist!

However, do not edit another user's original content or user page, even if it is to fix a typo. Instead, try to contact the user about this. If there are structural issues like missing or wrong categories, the administrators regularly look at new changes and will certainly catch them, so let them fix those. If you see a particular problem that remains unfixed, you can always contact them.

When documenting subjects that are not original creations, your additions should if possible be verifiable via reasonably reliable sources, like they would be on Wikipedia. Use Ref tags to properly source your information. That said, we do not have a strict "No Original Research" policy like Wikipedia, so if you have interesting statements that are found nowhere else, feel free to include them.

User Pages

A special User Page is assigned to your account and belongs to the "User" namespace. You can access it by clicking on your username at the top left of the page. Use it to introduce yourself, talk about your projects, put links to your other site's profiles,... Do not create another page for this purpose.

For every user, there is one such page for all the Wikis including the Moeverse Wiki. You might want to only use the latter one and redirect all the other user pages to this one.

List of all Wiki Users.


Every article has an associated Talk Page where you can discuss about it. Please follow the guidelines regarding this, notably: do not forget to sign your messages with ~~~~ and indent your replies with colons.


Templates are pages that are intended to be included in other pages, often to avoid having to rewrite whole structures and instead just have some parameters to set. We will not enter into details on how to use Templates, most of times it is enough to just copy-paste an instance of a Template and adjust the Parameters. If you want to create your own Template or want to learn more, consult the MediaWiki Manual.

All the Moeverse Wiki Templates are categorized here. There are three types of Moeverse Wiki Templates:

  • Common Templates are Templates that can freely be used for both non-Original and Original Content. Though, Common Templates may be updated and occasionally require an update from the content using them;
  • Project Templates are Templates that are intended to be only used for non-Original Content, and may not be used for Original Content. They could for example automatically add articles that include the Template to some Category that should not contain Original Content;
  • User Templates are Templates created by Moeverse Users specifically for their Original Content, and may not be used for non-original content. They must be subpages of the user's User Page. Do not hesitate to start from a copy of another Template, even a Project Template, or start a Template from scratch even if one fulfilling the role already exists, if you for example want Infoboxes with a different style.

Other Moeverse Wikis may have additional Templates for their specific content, and these can be considered as Project Templates. Users should not make custom Templates on these Wikis, only on the Moeverse Wiki, and they should not use them on other Wikis. Moeverse Templates can generally be used there with the raw:moeverse: prefix, and some Templates may be imported to have a local copy and make the use more practical by not requiring the prefix.


To upload a file, click on the Upload file link on the navigation menu, this will bring you to the Upload Form. Please fill the summary with the File Information Template with as much information as you can, though you can also always edit and complete your upload entry later.

The uploads are then available on all the Moeverse Wikis.

Inactive Original Content and Deletion Requests

Should a user be inactive on the Wiki (based on last edit time), Forum (last visit time), and any other platform associated to the Moeverse (last known activity time) for a period of one year, any original content created by the user will be considered as inactive and marked as such, while any internal link and reference pointing to the said content from any other part of the site will be removed. However, the content itself will otherwise be left as is.

You can request the deletion of this original content (pages, uploads, etc.) by doing one of the following:

  • Edit your own personal page and clearly request the deletion of your content;
  • Edit and empty all original content pages you created (do not worry if you miss some pages, we will understand your intention; you can still make a statement in the Edit Summary if you want);
  • Directly contact an administrator on the Wiki, Forum, or another platform associated to the Moeverse with an account that is proven to be yours.

We reserve the right to ask for clarifications if we are unsure about if the account used to make the request is really yours. Unauthorized requests for deletion may result in a permanent ban of your Wiki account, deletion of your Forum account, as well as a deletion of all your own original content in the same way it is done for legitimate requests.

Once the conditions met, we will then make every effort to delete all your original content, as well as your Forum account. Your Wiki account (and some of its edition history entries) cannot be removed completely for technical reasons, but we will block it and rename to something like "Deleted User 123".

This is an irreversible action, so be sure that you really want to do that, or make sure that you have some backups if you want to share your content elsewhere.

Your Forum Posts will remain, unless you explicitly asked for their removal as well.

Note that we cannot do anything regarding archival services or search engine cached pages, it would be something that must be considered before posting any content on our site. Contributions that are not original content will also not be removed (as you agreed to put them here under the CC-BY-SA License).