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The Wallflower Wiki

These are the standards, rules and procedures overseen on this wiki. We ask that all users respect these rules and policies in addition to FANDOM policy, and edit in good faith.

Community rules[]

  1. Keep it civil and treat people with respect: Remember there is a human on the other side of the screen. If you are in a disagreement with someone, keep it civil and refrain from making personal attacks. Do not use bigoted language, including slurs which degrade another person or group of people based on gender, race, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, and so on.
  2. Be a productive member of the wiki and assume good faith: Contribute to the wiki in line with any established processes and conventions, and assume good faith when reviewing edits by other users. If you feel like an article or section could be improved, consider helping out. If you think a user may be editing in contrast with wiki policy, contact them and discuss possible changes that could be made to improve their contributions.
  3. Do not engage in or instigate edit wars: Disrupting the wiki with "edit warring" over differing opinions of a topic with another user or group of users should be avoided at all costs. You should first try to discuss any issues and reach a compromise. If the situation continues or worsens, contact an administrator.
  4. Do not be disruptive: Disruptive behavior is not limited to spam and vandalism, but includes any action that negatively affects other people and their ability to engage with the community.
  5. Do not post or upload inappropriate content: Fandom users must be at least 13 years of age to use the platform. Keep in mind that wikis are a place meant to be used by a general audience, and profane and explicit content should not be allowed anywhere on the site.
  6. Do not engage in excessive self-promotion: The wiki is a collaborative community resource for the topic at hand. It is not a free place to advertise your related website, YouTube channel, blog, social media account, etc.
  7. Ask for help: If you are confused or need help, don't be afraid to ask! Getting help from the community is always encouraged, and administrators are also here to assist. For Fandom-related issues, use Special:Contact to reach support.

Editing guidelines[]

  • Use the Edit summary: The summary shows up in Recent Changes and to any editor that has previously edited that page if they are following it, so it is helpful to add a summary and let the community know what has been changed on a page, even if it is something small. Do not use the Edit summary to converse with other users or point out problems that need to be fixed by a moderator or administrator, use the appropriate user's Message Wall instead.
  • Use the Minor edit checkbox: Minor edits include small changes, such as grammar and punctuation, and any edit that does not add to or change a significant amount of information on a page.
  • Follow article layouts: Most articles are generally structured a certain way. Make sure you follow the basic layout standards of every page to make it easier for others in the community to find what they are looking for.
  • Avoid creating blank or stub articles: Creating stubs is fine if you plan on expanding the article later on. However, do not create blank articles or stubs for the sake of creating them just because the page does not exist yet, especially for subjects that have little to no information about them and have merely been mentioned in the game.
  • Avoid creating inappropriate or unrelated articles: Do not create articles containing unofficial content, such as fanart, which is better saved for your User Page. Do not create articles that are not related to The Wallflower. Duplicate articles should also be avoided unless they were created to redirect to an existing article.

Grammar[]

Use plain English[]

If a sentence becomes too wordy or complex, it is best to rewrite it into plain English to keep ideas clear and concise. Long, drawn-out phrasing should also be avoided, and editors should aim to use wording suitable for a general audience that is easy to understand.

Perspectives[]

In general, articles should be written from third-person perspective. The only exception to this rule are walkthroughs, which use second-person perspective and commonly refer to the player as “you.”

Contractions[]

Contracted forms, such as "don't" or "isn't," should be largely avoided in place of writing out each word separately.

Neutrality[]

Articles must be written with a neutral point of view, regardless of the topic. This means that articles must be free of opinion and must only contain facts from the source material.

Tenses[]

Most articles should be written in present tense with the exception of articles about deceased characters, or past events and items that no longer exist in the game.

Formatting[]

Naming conventions[]

  • Article names should be short and concise. Title capitalization should only be used for characters, items and locations.
  • Section names in articles should be short and descriptive. Do not precede sections with "a" or "the." Only important words should be capitalized, such as the name of a character, item or location.

Strong text[]

Strong or bold text should only be used to define a word or statement of strong importance. The subject of an article, for example, is generally bolded. In walkthroughs, strong text can be used to define an item, area or function as important. In regular articles, strong text should be used to define the subject of the article and should otherwise be used sparingly.

Emphasized text[]

Emphasized or italicized text should be used for titles of works, foreign or unfamiliar words, and technical terms. Parts of larger works should not be italicized but instead should be surrounded with double quotes.

Images[]

Images add points of interest in an article. Only official images are allowed on this wiki. Do not upload full galleries of story text or images that do not add relevant or necessary information to an article.

Image names should be short and descriptive, and use an appropriate file extension (i.e., JPG or PNG). GIFs are not allowed on the main wiki, but they can be used on User Pages, Message Walls, Blogs, and so on.

Links[]

Linking to other articles on the wiki is strongly encouraged. In most cases, it is best to only link the first mention of the article, even if it is mentioned in a different section. However, there are two exceptions to this rule observed on this wiki:

  • In the case of infoboxes, both the first mention in the infobox and the first mention in the main part of the article should be linked.
  • In tables displaying data, each mention in the table should be linked in addition to the first mention in the main part of the article.

References[]

References are required when using content outside this wiki. Content that comes directly from The Wallflower should be attributed as explained in the Licensing section of this page.

Other policies[]

Fan-related works[]

Fanart, fanfiction, and other fan-related works are only allowed on User Pages, Message Walls, and Blogs. Fanart should not be used in articles. If no official image exists, then no image should be used.

Trivia[]

The trivia section can include some speculation, but only if it is heavily supported based on canon content from the game. Trivia that is based merely on opinion with little or no support will be removed.

Licensing[]

Media from or derived from The Wallflower manga series, anime series, and live-action series is copyrighted to Tomoko Hayakawa and parent companies associated with those works. We believe all copyrighted media is here under fair use as it is used to depict, discuss, and promote the original work itself without impeding its owner's rights or profit.

Proper attribution must be included for all files.

Most content of this site is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 (Unported) unless otherwise specified. See FANDOM's Licensing for details.

How to attribute a licensed file[]

Selecting a license on upload[]

  1. Go to Special:Upload.
  2. Choose the source file to upload.
  3. Give it a descriptive destination filename.
  4. Select the appropriate license from the Licensing dropdown menu and upload the file.

Editing the file's page after upload[]

  1. Follow steps 1-3 above and then upload the file.
  2. Click Edit at the top of the file's page.
  3. Type “Licensing” using a level 2 heading.
  4. On a new line, type or include the appropriate license template and save the page.

Blocking user accounts[]

Main article: The Wallflower Wiki:Blocking policy

Users that consistently violate one or more rules of this wiki, engage in disruptive behavior or fail to adhere to their warnings will be indefinitely blocked. Block durations will vary based on the severity of the infraction and whether warnings were issued beforehand.

Users who have been blocked are welcome to try and appeal their block by posting a well-written message on their Message Wall if they feel the punishment was unjustified or warrants more investigation.

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