- Keep it civil: Do not make personal attacks on other people. If you need to criticize another user’s argument, do so without attacking them as a person. Do not use bigoted language, including slurs which degrade another person or group of people based on gender, race, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, etc. Comments or edits that violate this will be deleted, and users will be banned for repeated offenses.
- Be a productive member of the wiki: Contribute to the wiki in line with the established processes and conventions. Need help? Ask an administrator! Disrupting the wiki with “edit warring” over differing opinions of a topic with another user or group of users is not productive.
- Do not engage in excessive self-promotion: The wiki is a collaborative community resource for the topic at hand. It is NOT a free place to advertise your related website, YouTube channel, blog, social media account, etc. Have a question about whether your link would be welcome? Ask an administrator!
- Do not harass other users: If somebody asks you to stop posting certain content on their wall, respect their wishes. It is their wall.
- Do follow community guidelines for formatting: When a community has established formatting, it’s important to adhere to that, especially when spoiler content is involved. Editing guidelines are detailed below
Rules for Handling Misbehavior
Users who violate the main rules will be warned that they are violating the rules and will eventually be banned if they cause enough trouble. Users who make small-scale violations will be warned four times before being banned (in chat, warned three times, then kicked once, then chat-banned). Users who make greater violations or violate the rules after being banned for rule violations will get fewer warnings before being kicked or banned. The duration of the ban will depend on the severity of the offense, and how many times that user has been banned before.
Violations that warrant four warnings include: good-faith Constructiveness violations (users harming the wiki when they mean to be helping), being mildly insulting (Civility violation), Neutrality violations, and No Ownership violations. Violations that warrant fewer warnings include bad-faith Constructiveness violations (deliberate attempts to harm the site, also known as trolling or vandalism, these will receive only one warning) and harsher insults (three to one warnings, depending on the severity of the insults; no warnings will be given for certain threats). How mild or harsh insults count as depends on the case in question, and cannot be easily explained here without violating the rules laid out on this page.
All character names and media titles will follow the official captilization, romanization, and styling that is used on official products and materials. In cases of conflicting styles or spellings, such as "Lewis James Moriarty" or "Fred Pollock" the wiki defers to the romanization used in the original Japanese release, or the spelling that is most consistently used. If you believe any of the spellings currently used on the wiki are incorrect please contact the admin to discuss the issue.
For media that does not have an official English/romanized title as of yet, e.g. the light novels, please refer to them using their romaji titles rather than fan translated English titles. In the case of media which has no official English or romanized title but its Japanese name re-uses a title that has been previously romanized (e.g. the drama CD names are taken directly from specific chapter names) then use the translation or romanization seen on the original title.
Please do not upload duplicate images of images that already exist on the wiki; if your image is of a higher size or quality of an image already on the site, please go to the images page and select the "Upload a new version of this file" option. Please refrain from uploading images of low quality, images with vandalism, obscene images, or images with visible logos/subtitles. Images unrelated to the wikis topic are allowed, provided they are only to be used on individual user pages.
For all images uploaded, if the image is not taken directly from an official source (i.e. the image was scanned by a member of the fandom) please ensure that you have permission from the image provider to reproduce the image on the wiki. If an image violates any of these guidelines it is liable to be deleted.
Similar to the usage of images provided by members of the fandom, translations for material that have not yet been officially translated to English (i.e. the light novels, drama CDs, stageplays, musicals, songs, or most recent manga chapters), please only upload direct word to word translations if you have received permission to do so from the translator.
Most translators or image providers within the fandom will ask editors to add a reference to the translation or image in question crediting them appropriately. It is also preferable if editors can add references listing episode/chapter number to indicate to readers where specific pieces of information are taken from, such as when writing plot summaries or character synopses. This is especially important in cases of information that is potentially disputable or subject to "edit wars" on the wiki.
If you are unsure how to reference properly, please contact the admin.
When editing a stub or creating a new page, please try and follow the layout laid out by pre-existing pages of a similar nature. For example, when creating a new chapter page for the latest manga release try and use one of the completed chapter pages, such as Chapter 34, as a reference. Below is a list of potential references for different page types:
- Chapters: Chapter 34
- Characters: Louis James Moriarty
- Episodes: Episode 1
- Image Galleries: Sebastian Moran/Gallery
- Light Novels: "Hiiro" no Kenkyū
- Synopses: William James Moriarty/Synopsis
Where to Start Editing
If you're new to editing and unsure of where to start, please consider helping out with one of the following:
- Creating new pages - any links shown in red indicate a page that is in need of creation, to assist with this you can follow the above page layout examples for help on how to structure a new article of a similar nature.
- Expanding stubs - pages under the stub category, or any other pages that are new and/or lacking in information, please consider adding more information!
- Chapter pages - most chapter pages are currently stubs, having only basic information about the chapters release date and name. If possible, please try and add plot summaries!
- Character synopses/relationship pages - similar to chapter pages, most characters who have synopsis or relationship pages only have the bare minimum layout. Please consider adding summaries of a characters involvement in specific story arcs on the synopsis page, or details of a characters interactions with other characters on their relationship page!