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This page documents an Official Policy on Warriors Wiki.
This page was approved via contributer consensus. All edits must be discussed on the talk page prior to a Sysop making changes.
Nutshell
This policy in a Nutshell
  • Essays must add new and/or useful content to the Warriors Wiki without excessive duplication of information.
  • Essays must be stored on User space, and must be marked with templates as appropriate.

Essays are defined as an analytic or interpretative literary composition usually dealing with its subject from a limited or personal point of view according to Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary. While possessing a defined Point of View on a topic generally unacceptable to an encyclopedic environment, the ability of essays to expand knowledge and display viewpoints and interpretations not generally acceptable for a normal article they make excellent secondary additions to the main articles.

Rules & Guidelines

Content Restrictions

Currently the restrictions on essays are loose, but we do require that an essay do more than simply re-iterate information already available on other parts of the Wiki. Such things as explaining why you like a character will also be difficult to keep, as we wish to require that articles add something of note and merit to the Wiki as a whole. Articles discussing theoretic aspects of the world, and things of a similar nature are encourages, while those discussing what makes a character better than all the others will always be frowned upon.
Please use common sense with what you add as an Essay. Inclusion in the Essay Category will subject your essay to meeting content restrictions, even in the case that restrictions tighten. Your assistance in keeping the Essays up to scratch and self-monitoring for suitable content will assist in keeping these restrictions from becoming more explicit.

Essay Inclusion in Articles

This topic is not yet settled in discussion.

Adding Your Own Essays

With an Essay Index

  1. Edit your user page to include a link to an essay index subpage. (CODE: [[/essays|Username's Essays]])
  2. Feel free to place some text describing your essays on your essay index in addition to links for each of the essays you intend to create. (CODE: [[/essays/essay name|essay name]])
  3. Place your essay into the page created for it, making sure to include the Essay Template

Without an Essay Index

  1. Edit your user page to include a link to the essay. (CODE: [[/essays/essay name|essay name]])*
  2. Place your essay into the page created for it, making sure to include the Essay Template

* For consistency, this code will create your page in a directory that will make it easier to decide to create an essay index later, should you become a more prolific essay-creator than you had originally realized.

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