- Note: Policy pages are also listed in Category:Policies.
Formal Policies of the Terraria Wiki are briefly described on this page, as well as a few very important Wikia policies which users should generally be aware of. Note that policies are decided upon by the current administrators. However, where possible, they should reflect consensus of the community.
- Changes to policies can be proposed on their respective talk pages.
- All policies should have a /summary subpage that can be transcluded.
- Main article: Terraria Wiki:Editing Policy
The editing policy applies to all editing across the entire wiki, and encompasses mostly basic wiki editing concepts. However, there's a few fine points, so both newcomers and seasoned editors should review this policy.
Summary: Always write an edit summary and always preview before publishing. Use proper spelling and grammar. No personal opinions on content pages, those belong in comments or blogs.
Manual of StyleEdit
Work in progress, follow these in the meantime:
- Main article: Terraria Wiki:Image Policy
The image policy governs the usage of all images/pictures used on the Terraria Wiki.
Summary: Do not upload non-Terraria images. Do not overwrite images uploaded by other users. Do not augment screenshots with text. Images should be clear and easy to see.
- Main article: Terraria Wiki:Video Policy
The video policy applies to all videos used on the Terraria Wiki.
Summary: All videos must be proposed for review at Terraria Wiki:Proposed Videos prior to inclusion on the wiki. Videos should be informative and free of inappropriate language.
- Main article: Terraria Wiki:Blocking Policy
The blocking policy describes the manner in which administrators block users who are harming or disrupting the community, repeatedly fail to follow policies, or do not heed official warnings issued by an administrator.
Summary: Blocks may be issued to deconstructive or vandalous editors. If you feel you have been unfairly blocked, you can appeal your block by contacting the person who blocked you.
Admin and Bureaucrat PolicyEdit
- Main article: Terraria Wiki:Admin and Bureaucrat Policy
The admin and bureaucrat policy lists the qualities and responsibilities required of administrators and bureaucrats on the Terraria Wiki. It also describes the manner in which new leadership is chosen.
Summary: Administrators are to serve leadership and maintenance roles on the wiki, and are to act in the best interests of the community. A bureaucrat does not really "outrank" an administrator, they are one and the same. New administrators may be nominated at Terraria Wiki:Admin and Bureaucrat Nominations.
Some policies affect all Wikia wikis, the Terraria Wiki included. There are a handful few of these — the full list can be found here — but some of the most important ones are:
- Licensing (Summary: Wikia is CC-BY-SA, meaning content can be redistributed with attribution.)
- What Wikia is not (Summary: Wikia is not part of the WikiMedia project, nor is not Wikipedia, nor is it a place to advertise other websites.)
- Ownership (Summary: The site itself and the Wikia trademarks belong to Wikia Inc. No single person "owns" a wiki or a particular article on a wiki, content belongs collectively to the community.)
- Community Guidelines (Summary: Jump right in and start editing, because it's all about collaboration! Welcome new users, ask for help, respect administrators, don't vandalize, don't feed the trolls, don't make personal attacks. Most importantly, have fun!)