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Policy status and phases

Speedy deletion
Disallowed content
Disruptive editing
External links
Fan fiction


Item articles
Personal articles
Player character pages
Three revert rule
User naming

See also: guidelines, administrators
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This page is an official policy on Wowpedia.

This policy has wide acceptance among editors and is considered a standard that all users should follow.

  • Feel free to propose any changes to this policy, but please make sure that changes you make follow the official process and reflect consensus on the discussion page before you put them into practice. Any big changes need to be Adopted or Decreed to be enforced as policy.
  • See Wowpedia:Policies for an overview of Wowpedia policies.
  • See Category:Policies for a list of proposed and adopted policy articles.
  • Shortcut: WP:PC

The goal of a wiki is to be informative and not to allow self promotion or free advertisement. This policy outlines what is allowed, not allowed, and required when a user creates a page for a player character.

Posting a page including info about a player character in an objective manner is fine, but we don't wish to encourage wikisquatters starting hundreds of player character pages on a site meant to be mostly informative.


All player character pages will be required to follow these specifications.


The player character page should always be located under the author's user page on which the character is located using that characters name as it is spelled on the server. For example, [[User:<insert name here>/Stumblebum]].


All player character pages must contain:

  • The {{PC|<name=>|<realm=>|<loc=>|<wpuser=>}} banner tag at the top of the page.
  • The race and class of the player character.
  • The faction the player character is in.
  • At least three (3) sentences in English containing useful information about the player character,, e.g., known recipes, history (RP or otherwise) of the player character, why the character was created, why the character joined or left various guilds, style of play, etc. After these sentences, the main article may be in another language if the intended audience is non-English.


The player character page should also be properly categorized:

  • [[Category:Player characters]] - Automatically added by {{PC}} banner tag.
  • [[Category:Server:Mal'Ganis US]] - Automatically added by {{PC}} banner tag, if you use the parameters realm=<realm_name> and loc=<US_or_Europe> like in {{PC|<realm>|<loc>}}.

Not allowed[]

Posting the following types of information will result in your player character page being edited or deleted:

  • Biased information - The content on a Wiki is meant to be informative; this includes player character pages. Player character pages, like all others, should be written from a neutral point of view and must follow the Neutral Point of View Policy.
  • In general terms: don't put any material on the page that requires it to be updated frequently, or is only meant for the player.


The information here is allowed and encouraged in order to create an informative player character page:

  • A screenshot of the player character.
  • The guild the player character is in.
  • The realm/server the player character is on.
  • Talent spec of the player character and planned changes.
  • Short stories or history of your player character.
  • Armory and website links.

This is not necessarily a complete list. We do not mind you publishing other information that is useful or interesting to others, but it illustrates the gist of it. Pages in Wowpedia are there for the visitors!

Enforcing the policy[]


Please remember that Wowpedia is a place where users go to obtain information about World of Warcraft, not get spammed with useless information. Player characters are certainly a large part of World of Warcraft and can be represented here, but they must follow the proper criteria and not participate in spewing useless, biased information or wikisquatting. Your target audience is not yourself; it is people interested in WoW. Your player character page should reflect this!

Create a new character page[]

Create a new player character page
  • Type in the page name you want inputbox below.
  • Icon-warning-22x22Follow WP:PC policy when naming your article. Options are User:<insert name here>/Character.

If you have questions, leave a comment on the Forums or ask on the Discord server.

See also[]