Dragon Quest Wiki:Policies

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This article describes how policies are managed on the Dragon Quest Wiki.

Policy creation

  1. Policy/revision is proposed on this page
  2. Review and discussion period (minimum of 2 weeks, can be longer depending on the policy)
  3. Vote and/or final feedback from users
  4. Acceptance or rejection of policy/revision

Existing policies

Style policy

See main article: Dragon Quest Wiki:Manual of Style

Localization policy

  • Article titles should use the most recent North American localization name wherever possible. This applies to characters, items, spells, equipment, locations, and enemies.
  • Redirects to the official article title should exist for any and all other localization names including original Japanese names.
  • When an article refers to a specific version release of a game, the localization names for that particular version should be used. For example, the Ice Cave dungeon only appears in the Game Boy Color release of Dragon Quest III. It therefore makes sense that names from that localization should be used on that article.
  • For other potential exceptions, details should be discussed on the article's talk page prior to changing/updating the content.

Deletion policy

  • Articles to be considered for deletion should have {{delete}} placed at the top of the page, as well as a new heading on the talk/discussion page telling why the article should be deleted.
  • After a minimum period of 2 weeks, the article can be deleted if there is a consensus that it should be removed. This period may be longer depending on the article in question.
  • In trivial cases (vandalism, misspelled article names, unnecessary redirects), the admins have the right to immediately delete an article without undergoing the typical 2 week waiting period. If a normal user finds an article they believe to be trivial, they can mark it with {{speedy delete|reason for deletion}}. The admins can then delete it at their disposal.
    • Redirects for File and Category namespace count as unnecessary redirects, after revising the articles in its "What links here" to the File/Category's correct name, the redirect should be deleted.
  • Talk pages of deleted pages should be deleted if not already done.

Spoiler policy

  • Template:Spoiler should be used around sections which discuss specific plot and ending elements of a game. This will typically be in game, character, and location articles. Typically, items, equipment, enemy, and list articles are not considered spoilers. Users are to use their best judgement when making a determination.
  • When new games are released, there may be a period of time when spoiler warnings are heightened until a certain time after the release date. This period will be determined by the staff and users and will be announced to all users/visitors.

Proposed policies

The following is a list of proposed policies on Dragon Quest Wiki. Please discuss them on the discussion page. If you want to suggest a policy, add it below and include your name and a brief or detailed description of the policy you are proposing.