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CONSENSUS POLICY has been added, allowing the community the chance to have a voice on wiki matters! Announcement post with details: https://marvelcinematicuniverse.fandom.com/f/p/4400000000003700417

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe Wiki is continually revising our policies.
If you locate any unwritten rule that should be clarified, use the talk page to make a proposal


The Talk Page Policy describes rules pertaining to talk pages and other pages on the Marvel Cinematic Universe Wiki where discussion and conversation between users may take place.

Talk Pages

The Talk Page of a particular article is used to make proposals for the page itself that may require discussion, in terms for formatting, maintenance and any major changes that require administrators' and/or other editors' attention. This is particularly important to propose major changes to the page itself before making them. All comments deemed not relevant for this general purpose of Talk Pages are subject to deletion.

As such, a Talk Page is NOT the appropriate place to make questions about the article or its content, or to defend edits that may have been removed. This goes in line with the overall purpose of the wiki being an informational tool, while redirecting any other social interaction among editors to the appropiate tools and spaces.

Proposals and comments within the Talk Page must always be an example of Healthy Discussion, sticking to the general rules of behaviour explained in the Vandalism or Blocking policies, or the overall code of conduct detailed in the "No Personal Attacks" rule.

On formal level, talk pages have a particular set of standards:

  1. Talk pages containing messages should have a Talk page header. Remember to add it when creating the talk page.
  2. DO NOT make the talk page just for the sake of making it. Creation of an empty Talk Page without any actual proposal is an action that will be SANCTIONED.
  3. All comments must be accompanied by a signature. Signatures can be easily added by typing ~~~~ at the end of the comment.
  4. No user may edit another user's comment, unless explicitly allowed by an administrator.
  5. Comments should be properly archived instead of being simply removed, especially when a talk page grows too much to be of use. Links to the archive pages must be visibly placed at the top of the original page.
  6. Sometimes, comments may be removed without being archived, especially when they follow any of these subjects:
    • Requests for additional content to the article. (e.g. When is somebody going to add this things from this movie?)
    • Accidental duplicate posts.
    • Comments erroneously posted on the wrong page.
    • Posts made directly to an archive page or archived discussion
    • Spam, vandalism, or test edits
    • Off-topic posts and replies to such posts
    • Comments that consist solely of personal attacks, with no content of substance relevant to the topic being discussed.
    • Potentially defamatory and/or calumniating comments, regardless of who the subject of the accusation is or whether they can be identified.
    • Posting of private personal information.
  7. Retracting an otherwise comment should not be made by removing the comment. The author of a comment that wishes to retract it may instead strike it by placing <s> before the portion to the retracted and </s> after that portion, which will display the comment like this.

Proposals are manually archived once they are solved. Archived proposals are not meant to be replied or reopened, unless new information has been published after its end. Personal disagreement with the outcome of the discussion is not a reason to reopen a thread.

Also, given the manual nature of the archiving feature, some discussions that have been finished may still look as active when they are not. Please do check the dates of the messages to assess if the discussion is still ongoing before replying, as discussion whose last message is months old are, most likely, over.

Discussions

Discussions, and previously Forum Threads (now discontinued), are the place to make general questions about articles, the wiki, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the media, fan theories, ideas for future content; either they are about the entire wiki, or a very specific subject. The Discussions section has its own guidelines published and accessible at its main page.

Alternatively, the wiki's Discord server is also a major centre for this kind of questions.

Blogs

Articles in a wiki are meant to be collaborative efforts, not written by a single person, but by a lot of them. On the other hand, blogs are meant to be written by a single person, and as such, be personal articles owned by its author. Also, given its status as unofficial articles, they can have things that normally a wiki article cannot have, such as opinions, personal stories, news articles, reviews...

Basically, something you would write in a blog in blogger, blogspot or any other page, but with related in some way to the purpose of a particular wiki.

There is a notable exception to this: Blogs made to resemble articles with fanon content such as characters or media are NOT allowed anymore. Instead, this content belongs to the Marvel Cinematic Universe Fanon Wiki, a dedicated site for this kind of content.

Keep in mind that starting a blog with a simple question, so that people answer in its comment section is not desired, that purpose belongs to discussions.

Message Walls

Message Walls are users' personal talk pages. Their main purpose is to communicate personally with a particular user, regarding their opinion about a subject, asking doubts, giving or seeking advice...

The Message Wall can be edited by anyone who has a question or comment about the user. Please, respect the user though. Also, a particular thread in a message wall is considered a private conversation between the two people involved, even if it is publically available for others to read. Akin to a private conversation that happens to be heard by others, bursting into it is as rude as when it is done in real life.

Don't remove the message (unless it was left by a vandal) from the message wall, as the history of the message wall shows exactly what the user has done. This history is important when assessing the user's contributions.

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