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This page documents an official eRepublik Wiki policy.
This is an administrative page. Please notify Admin when editing this page.


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Page Policies

References & Fictional Content

General Disclaimers and Legal Stuff


This policy is applied to all non-fictional content.

The threshold for inclusion in eRepublik Official Wiki is verifiability, not truth—that is, whether readers are able to check that material added to the Wiki already exists or has already happened in the New World, not whether we think it is true. Contributors should provide a reliable source for quotations and for any material that is challenged or likely to be challenged, or the material may be removed.

Also, the content of the Wiki should be written from a third-person view, in a neutral and encyclopedic manner.

What can be used as a reference

Only eRepublik content can be used as reference. If an article/topic/comment is deleted, then the material in the Wiki that used that reference may be considered fictional.

When you find questionable material

If no fictional announcement is placed on an article/paragraph/sentence and you consider to be untrue, you can mark it as unreferenced.

Marking unreferenced content

There are two ways to mark unreferenced content on the Wiki, with each method designed to work best with the situation that calls for their use.

The integrity of the entry is important to the authors, so take care in deciding which solution to use when marking content.

Template:Unreferenced

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Question book.jpg Unreferenced

This article has a lack of references or sources! Please see the discussion on the talk page.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources or by marking the fictional content in it.



This template can be used to mark an article or paragraph that is entirely unreferenced. It should not be used multiple times in the same article and it should always be put on top of the article/paragraph. If you want to mark multiple paragraphs as unreferenced, use the Unreferenced Template once on the top of the page.


Template:Ref

  • Code
This sentence serves as an example for this template.{{Ref|?}}
  • Result
This sentence serves as an example for this template.[?]


This template is used to tag individual sentences from a paragraph or individual sections from an article as unreferenced. Clicking this tag will direct the reader to this page.


Reference debates

If you wish to answer to a debate regarding references, respond to the questions in the talk page. Removing these types of tags without consensus being reached in the talk page may be considered vandalism.

Consensus not reached

Always try to reach consensus and, if the original questioner is not satisfied with the evidence provided, then anyone involved in the discussion can call a mediator to resolve the issue.

Mediators

Mediators should always state their opinions in a neutral way and always have in mind the following directions:

  • Source is available and therefore required - mediator should ask for them.
  • Source is unavailable and article in question should be edited - mediator should ask for proposal on edits or state their own proposals for improvements.
  • Source is unavailable, but consensus agrees that the information is as close to fact as possible based on the memory of those who witnessed it - in these cases, the mediator should be one of the witnesses of the event.

Quotes

  1. All quotes must be referenced at least with the link to the source and the author.
  2. Quotes that are not from eRepublik are allowed, but only of if the source is given and the relevance for the New World is proven in the talk page. These cases will be analyzed by Syops.
  3. It is forbidden to use html tags or wiki language inside the main body of the quote.

Biased content

The above guidelines also apply for non-neutral content, but the goal in these cases is not asking/searching for references, but rewording/rephrasing, even removal if that content has no connection or adds no value to the article.

There are two ways to mark non-neutral content on the Wiki, with each method designed to work best with the situation that calls for their use.

Template:Neutrality

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Balance.png The neutrality of this article is disputed

Please see the discussion on the talk page.

Please do not remove this message until the dispute is resolved.


This template can be used to mark an article or paragraph that is entirely biased. It should not be used multiple times in the same article and it should always be put on top of the article/paragraph. If you want to mark multiple paragraphs as biased, use the Neutrality Template once on the top of the page.


Template:Ref

  • Code
This sentence serves as an example for this template.{{Ref|X}}
  • Result
This sentence serves as an example for this template.biased


This template is used to tag individual sentences from a paragraph or individual sections from an article as biased. Clicking this tag will direct the reader to this page.


Other issues

  1. Keep in mind that the best solution to finding and referencing a source is to find them yourself.
  2. Also, the best solution when you find non-neutral content is to propose (and even apply yourself) a rewording/rephrasing.
  3. Any case that cannot be resolved using the "Reference policy" will be resolved by Sysops.