Nonbinary Wiki:Content Policy

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The goal of the Nonbinary Wiki is to educate and provide resources on nonbinary-related topics. This policy outlines the type of content that is not allowed in this wiki.

Note on language: for simplicity, this policy uses nonbinary as a catch-all term that includes all gender identities that are not included in the gender binary in any way.

Illegal and out of scope content[edit source]

Any kind of content that promotes or encourages activities illegal in the Netherlands or California is strictly forbidden. Additionally, any page that is not related to LGBTQIA+ topics is considered "out of scope" and will be deleted without further notice.

About LGBTQIA+ content[edit source]

Not all LGBTQIA+ content is allowed. This wiki is about nonbinary identities specifically, which means that articles about identities that are not directly related to nonbinary identities are likely to be deleted. For example, transgender is allowed because, even though not all trans people are nonbinary, some of them are. However, articles describing sexual orientations like homosexual or asexual are only allowed if they focus on the way they affect nonbinary people.

Giving advice and complements[edit source]

As a wiki, our content should be as objective as possible. As an exception, advice can be included in articles about practical resources. We consider a "complement" any element of an article that is not part of the article text itself. Currently, this includes images, videos, personal quotes and side templates. The following points should be kept in mind when adding or editing them:

  • All images should be free of rights or be licensed under the CC-BY-SA 4.0 license (or a compatible one).
  • Any on-topic video from one of our partners (also called Friends) can be included in the relevant page. Currently, we are Friends with the Phoenix Animations channel. Other channels and individual videos should be discussed in the General discussion page before being included.
  • Personal quotes, written using the {{personal story}}, should never be edited in any way as they were written by someone else in a survey.
  • All articles within a certain topic should contain the same side template (if any). For example, nonbinary gender identities should include the {{Infobox identity}} template, and language glossaries should include {{Glossary list}}.

Notability[edit source]

Because of the lack of representation, the Nonbinary Wiki is not as strict regarding references as other wikis (such as Wikipedia). Blogs and other social media may be used as references if they are the only available source. If an identity is considered uncommon, it should be tagged with the {{uncommon identity}} template, but it should not be deleted unless it's clearly a joke or false information.

A person is considered notable and acceptable in the wiki if their identity somehow falls outside the gender binary and if some kind of media has talked about them. Social media (such as Twitter or personal blogs) are not enough justification for the inclusion of a biography.

Pages that are not about a person or an identity are acceptable as long as they provide more information on nonbinary or transgender topics (such as transition). If you think an article shouldn't be here, open a new thread in the article's talk page exposing your arguments.

Project and user pages[edit source]

This policy is only partially enforced in pages outside the main namespace. Pages with a namespace prefix (mostly Nonbinary Wiki:, User: or talk:) shouldn't containt illegal or out of scope content either, but the rest of the policy is not applied. Here is a general usage guide for content namespaces:

  • Nonbinary Wiki: pages detailing policies, guides or any kind of content that affects the project as a whole should go here. Examples: Nonbinary Wiki:General discussion or Nonbinary Wiki:Publications.
  • Help: this namespace can contain help pages. We currently have no local help pages. If you need help, you can read the MediaWiki official documentation.
  • Template: pages in this namespace can easily be transcluded into other articles, meaning that their content can appear in multiple pages and be immediately updated when the template page is updated too. Examples: Template:Stub and Template:Side list
  • Category: content on this namespace should be kept at minimum, as it is used to keep an organized index of all wiki pages. Any page containing a wiki link to a category will automatically appear indexed in that category. Examples: Category:Maintenance and Category:Nonbinary identities.
  • User: user pages are the personal page that all registered users have. Every user is free to add the content they feel that is best for their user page. It is a bad practice to edit another user's page without their permission.
  • * talk: talk pages are where wiki users can talk about their associated main pages. Article talk pages are just marked with talk:, but pages of any other namespace are called "namespace talk:TITLE". For example: User talk: Foobar.