Pikipedia:General content policy

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This page details Pikipedia's policies towards article content in general. More specific policies can be found here. For guidelines, see Pikipedia:General content guidelines.

Objectivity[edit]

Neutral point of view[edit]

Information on Pikipedia is meant to be written from a neutral point of view. This means no opinions.

Don't use "you"[edit]

Outside of guides, never refer to the reader as "you". Use "the player" or something else instead.

No speculation[edit]

Pikipedia covers objective information, not speculation or lies. If you're not sure about something, ask on a talk page, or add some sort of tag like {{game help}}. That said, commonly accepted theories and the like are allowed, as long as they're marked as such.

Canon perspective[edit]

Article format[edit]

General[edit]

  • Articles must belong to as many categories as it makes sense. The deepest category in a tree is preferred; for instance, use 2-Player Battle instead of Pikmin 2.
  • When a subject has multiple names (depending on the game and region), the name of the most recent canon game's US version is used. Articles or sections with info exclusive to an older game may use an old name.
  • For subjects whose name's capitalization is ambiguous, try to follow the guidelines. However, at the very least, the word "Pikmin" must always start with an uppercase P.

Headings[edit]

In all headings (page titles and sections) only proper nouns should be capitalized (however, note that the first letter in a heading will always be capitalized automatically by MediaWiki). The only formatting allowed on headers is italics, which should be used like they would in body text. If you need to link to something, use {{main}} or a relevant link near the start of the section.

Trivia[edit]

Trivia is subjective – what some people consider a fun fact is just normal information for others. However, unlike Wikipedia, this wiki allows "trivia" sections, as long as the information is:

  • Noteworthy: Boring or common pieces of information aren't very interesting to have around, and likely fit in the article's body.
  • Objective: Trivia should be about facts. No unconfirmed information, speculation, or "maybes".
  • Short: In order to be considered a tidbit, it should be possible to explain it in one to three sentences. Anything with a lot of detail is better off explained in its own section.
  • Isolated: Trivia facts should be unattached to most other parts of the subject. If a fact is related to an existing section of information in the article, it likely belongs there.

The did you know section of the main page is not directly related to trivia sections, instead listing interesting facts that newcomers to the series might not know. Spoilers should not exist here, otherwise readers that are just browsing the front page might be accidentally spoiled.

Game modifications[edit]

Articles should not contain information about any Pikmin game running in a way that is not intended. This includes the use of Action Replay and similar devices, as well as changes to the game's internal files. This is because changes are arbitrary: there is no clear line between those that make little difference and those that change the game completely.

Information that can only be obtained through these means but is still true in normal gameplay, however, is welcome on articles. Whether it is important to document how exactly the information is known may vary from case to case.