Nonbinary Wiki:Content policy

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    VisualEditor - Icon - Advanced - white.svg This page documents a Nonbinary Wiki policy and all editors are expected to follow it to the best of their abilities.
    Please, do not add or remove content from this page unless there is consensus.

    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 allowed or 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 strictly and consistently male or female.

    Illegal and out of scope content[edit source]

    Any kind of content that promotes or encourages activities illegal in Quebec, Canada 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 mainstream society often lacks representation of nonbinary gender, 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 this policy demands it.

    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.

    In any case, original research is not allowed; the Nonbinary Wiki is not a place to coin new terms or pronouns, but to document existing ones. References that are tied to the editor who adding the content or that have been created specifically to work around this policy will be removed, together with the referenced content.

    Inclusion of biographies[edit source]

    A person is considered notable and acceptable in the wiki if some kind of media or source has talked about them and one of the following conditions is true:

    1. Their identity somehow falls outside the gender binary.
    2. They are relevant to the nonbinary community, even if they have a binary identity (such as activists, authors of stories with representation, etc).

    Social media (such as Twitter or personal blogs) are not enough justification for the inclusion of a biography.

    Inclusion of gender identities[edit source]

    In order to keep the wiki accurate to the lived experiences of nonbinary people, identities should only be included in the wiki if they cite from at least two separate external sources showing:

    1. Origin (such as a source about how the term was coined, or at least history of the term's use)
    2. Evidence that the identity has actually been used as someone's own identity. Acceptable evidence includes presence in at least one Gender Census result, a news article or published nonfiction book describing an actual person using it.

    A design for a pride flag does not count toward origin or evidence of use. A personal blog written by the person who coined the term or claiming to use the term does not count toward evidence of use. A source citation of a web page counts if it is either a live link, or an archived page of a dead link, but dead links by themselves are not acceptable. A source citation of another wiki is not acceptable.

    This policy should be followed for both stand-alone pages and identities included in lists such as list of uncommon nonbinary identities.

    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 contain 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.