Canon Policy

Canon Hub

Canons are categories of articles that exist separately from each other and tend to be self-contained. They are similar to alternate universes except you are not always allowed to write crossovers between them. Each Canon may have its own lore pages; however, only the Baseline Canon's lore pages are linked from the topbar. Any other Canon should keep necessary lore within its Canon hub or linked directly from its Canon hub.

Baseline Canon Rules

  • If your article takes place within Baseline Canon, it cannot take place within any other Canon.
  • Do not make explicit references to articles that exist outside of Baseline Canon.

Lore Submission Requirements

  • For a GoI to be eligible for the Groups of Interest page, the GoI must meet the following requirements.
    • Have at least 3 contributing authors
    • Be prominently featured within at least 5 articles
  • For an AoI to be eligible for the Agencies of Interest page, the AoI must meet the following requirements.
    • Have at least 3 contributing authors
    • Be prominently featured within at least 5 articles
  • For a PoI to be eligible for the Persons of Interest page, the PoI must meet the following requirements.
    • Have at least 2 contributing authors
    • Be prominently featured within at least 3 articles
    • Not be a self-insert

Note that the EoI page itself does not count towards the article requirement.

  • For a Site to be eligible for submission within the Site Index, it must be referenced in at least two articles.
  • For an MST to appear within the List of All MSTs, it must be included in at least one article.
    • An MST must be referenced in at least two articles and be written by at least two authors to appear within the MST Registry.

Lore Team may allow for exceptions to these rules on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Lore Team for any questions regarding these requirements. Lore Team exists to ensure coherent and consistent Canon. They oversee the addition of new Entities of Interest to lore, as well as any potentially contradictory lore.

Lore Team: AscriberAscriber, bXluYW1lamVmZgbXluYW1lamVmZg, Doctor LupinDoctor Lupin, RedtideRedtide, and VizloxVizlox, headed by BlairinBlairin.

Alternate Canons

An Alternate Canon may be formed once it has three connected Non-Canon articles. These Minor Canons are listed at the bottom of this page and may be moved into a concise format if the list becomes extensive. Minor Canons do not get unique tags.

Once a Minor Canon accrues 10 articles with at least 4 contributing authors, it will be illegible for becoming a Prominent Canon. Prominent Canons are different from Minor Canons in that they have a unique tag and have a larger presence on the site. They are also granted a spot in the "RPC Series" on the topbar. RPC Articles that exist within Prominent Canons will have their suffix changed from -NC to a unique suffix.

Canon Managers

Canon Managers are in charge of maintaining each Canon. By default, a Canon's manager is whoever wrote its first article; however, a Canon Manager may transfer the position or expand it to include multiple people. Furthermore, Site Staff may decide to revoke someone's management position for reasons such as inactivity or incompetence. Canon management is not a staff position. It is a volunteer position.

Canon Managers are encouraged to create a hub page for their Canon in order to lay out any writing restrictions and guidelines. These restrictions may be overturned by Site Staff if they are deemed unfair or incompatible with site rules.

Under certain circumstances, a Canon may have no manager, or may not need an active manager.

Primary Canons

Canon Manager(s) Description

Baseline

Lore Team

This is the default Canon for the Site. This Canon is managed by Lore Team in order to prevent contradictions and overtly incompatible content.

None

Articles that do not fall under any other Canon.

Prominent Canons

Canon Manager(s) Description

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