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This page is considered an official policy on the Trapped in the Closet Wiki.

It has wide acceptance among editors and is considered a standard that everyone should follow. Except for minor edits, please make use of the discussion page to propose changes to this policy.

This page, much like Wikipedia: What Wikipedia is not and Wikia: What Wikia is not, attempts to define what is and is not proper use of this wiki. Hopefully, this will serve to help new users understand what we are trying to do here.

What Trapped in the Closet is notEdit

Trapped in the Closet is not WikipediaEdit

On Wikipedia, it is common for small, trivial articles like Joe or Odale to be deleted as trivial fancruft. Here, such articles are allowed. Any article that discusses a canonical character, place, or item in the Trapped in the Closet story has a place here.

Also, some of our rules, policies and article standards differ greatly from those of Wikipedia; please see Category:Policies on Trapped in the Closet, Layout Guide and Manual of Style for more details.

Trapped in the Closet is not the official siteEdit

This means two things. First off, the information here is not official or definitive. Articles may be incomplete, inaccurate, or not up to date with the current state of the Trapped in the Closet canon. This means that the casual browser should not accept our articles as the final word. Though we will strive, as much as possible, to be the most accurate and complete online source for Trapped in the Closet information, we will not be as authoritative as the original sources.

Copying entire blocks of text from any official website of Trapped in the Closet or other copyrighted source is not allowed on this wiki.

Trapped in the Closet is not any of the Internet's other unofficial sitesEdit

Just as we cannot copy blocks of text directly from the a copyrighted Trapped in the Closet source, we cannot copy text from another fansite such as the "official" Trapped in the Closet Fan Wiki.

Trapped in the Closet is not the place for fanfictionEdit

The In-Universe part of the wiki is for canon information only. Any articles identified as fan fiction will be deleted. This includes both characters from fan fiction and/or false chapters of Trapped in the Closet.

Trapped in the Closet is not an all-inclusive trivia siteEdit

Behind the scenes sections in articles should contain useful, pertinent information. The number of factoids and pieces of trivia related to Trapped in the Closet are boundless, but not necessarily encyclopedic or helpful. Be mindful of what information you add to these sections.

Trapped in the Closet is not a free host or webpage providerEdit

While registered users can create their own user page, this page is not a place for unlimited free storage of files. In other words, your user page should only contain information relevant to your work on this wiki. If you wish to put up a weblog, post your fanfiction, or advertise your business, neither your user page nor any other Trapped in the Closet or Wikia page is the proper place to do so. You can find out more about your user page at Project:User page policy.

(On the other hand, users have historically included a few personal images for their user page. The policy on this is to be found at Project:User image policy.)

What Trapped in the Closet user pages are notEdit

Your user page is not your primary contribution to this wikiEdit

Your user page and any associated sub pages are meant to give some information about yourself, and to help organize your contributions to Trapped in the Closet. For example, you may wish to include a list of the the Trapped in the Closet DVDs you own, list some articles you worked on that you're proud of, or mention the articles and projects you intend to work on. You might also want to give personal information like your favorite characters, what languages you speak, or a link to your personal page on another site. See our user page policy for more information on proper use of user pages.

Your user page should not be thought of as a personal homepage (as mentioned above, Trapped in the Closet is not a free host or webpage provider.) In particular, writing a long imaginary biography of your persona in the Trapped in the Closet universe, or putting up a "collection" of dozens of userboxes or images, is not particularly helpful to Trapped in the Closet. Your user page should help you contribute to writing and editing articles for this project—it is not a substitute for improving the articles on this wiki.

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