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On the wiki, fanon refers to non-canonical concepts, theories, interpretation, ideas, or setting, such as universe or continuity, created by a member of the series' fandom. On this page is a guide for new fanon authors on the wiki. If you have any questions or suggestions, don't hesitate to approach an active administrator.

General Rules

  • All fanon stories in this wiki should have a link with the "Shadow World" somehow.
  • Canon pages are not permitted on this fanon wiki. To link to canon characters, use the {{MW}} template: {{MW|The Shadowhunter Chronicles}}.
    • Pages for characters who appear in the canon universe but are also included in your fanon, however, can be recreated into this wiki if the character is significantly different in many ways (i.e. when your fanon events result in character history/future/information deviating from canon, or if something from the series contradicts your fanon). To be acceptable, add your fanon's title enclosed in parentheses after the name. As much as possible, you must use the page name used in the main wiki (if name change takes place in your fanon, clarify this within the article).
  • Pages of other authors are not to be edited, unless with the original author's permission.
  • Feel free to link back here if your work also on any other external hosting site, and vice versa!

Format

Check out this Sample fanon for more info.

Each fanon page has formats needed to be followed. When creating these pages, it is recommended that you use the creation page which provides a simplified guide to creating a fanon, where you will be linked to corresponding creation page/s with preset content.

In case you prefer not to use the preset creation page, a breakdown is every fanon page should:

  • Hold the {{Property}} template at the top of the page, making it clear to every passerby that a certain page belongs to a certain author and/or a series/fanon.
  • Contain its respective infobox.
  • Be named and categorized accordingly. See separate sections below.

Naming

  • No obscenities in titles.
  • There are some cases when your page title should have an additional attribute enclosed in parentheses.
    • The fanon title: [example: Sample (fanon)]
      • If you feel like it.
      • If it shares a name with another page on the wiki.
      • If the page you are creating, whether for chapters, characters, or locations, exists is the canon-verse. [example: Jace Lightwood (My Story)]
    • Your own username: [example: Sample Redwall64)]
      • For stories with a similar name as another story on the wiki.
    • Enclose an applicable abbreviation, anagram, or alternate title: [example: Jace Lightwood (MS2)]
      • For other elements where the page name AND story titles are similar with another on the wiki.

Categorization

For more help, see the sample story page.

Pages:

Fanon main page:

  • Stories
  • <insert name here> (stories)
  • Fanontitle (fanon)
  • Genre
  • Rating

Characters:

  • Characters
  • <insert name here> (characters)
  • Fanontitle (characters)
  • Species

Chapters:

  • Fanontitle (chapters)

Locations:

  • Locations
  • <insert name here> (locations)
  • Fanontitle (locations)

OtherElements (e.g. Objects)

  • Objects
  • <insert name here> (objects)
  • Fanontitle (objects)

Categories:

Main fanon category - Fanontitle (fanon)

  • Stories
  • <insert name here> (stories)

Fanon chapters categ - Fanontitle (chapters)

  • Fanontitle (fanon) - All your fanon's categories should be categorized into the fanon's main category

Fanon characters categ - Fanontitle (characters)

  • Characters
  • <insert name here> (characters)
  • Fanontitle (fanon)

Fanon other elements categ, same as characters' one above - e.g. Fanontitle (locations)

  • TypeOfElement (e.g. Locations, Objects, etc.)
  • <insert name here> (TypeOfElement) - e.g. <insert name here> (locations) / <insert name here> (objects)
  • Fanontitle (fanon)

Personal stories category - <insert name here> (stories)

  • <insert name here> (fanon)

Personal elements category - e.g. <insert name here> (characters)

  • <insert name here> (fanon)

Personal fanon category <insert name here> (fanon)

Rating

On the Shadow World Fanon Wiki, users are required to use the {{Property}} template to make known the general content of their fanon.

Common ratings are as follows:

  • G (all ages): content free of any coarse language, violence, and adult themes. Appropriate for all ages.
  • PG (parental guidance): contains material with mild coarse language and minor action violence without serious injury which some children may find confusing or upsetting. Should not contain any adult themes. It is not recommended for viewing by persons under 8 without guidance from parents or guardians.
  • PG-13 (thirteen years and above; also known as T in some rating systems): contains some violence, minor coarse language, and minor suggestive adult themes and is not recommended for persons under 12 years of age.
  • M (mature; seventeen years and above): contains references to violence, some coarse or adult language, themes and suggestions, but non-explicit suggestive adult themes. Not suitable for children or teens below the age of 16.
  • B (banned; content suitable only for adults ages 18 and up): any fanon that does not apply to any of the above classifications; includes stories with content that may contain explicit language, adult themes, detailed descriptions of physical interaction of sexual or violent nature, and is only suitable for adults. This type of fanon is not permitted to be hosted on Shadow World Fanon Wiki and could also potentially violate Wikia's Terms of Use, and thus must be uploaded else where such as on an external hosting site. Users may still create a main page for the series and links to it, providing the recommended age or maturity of the content through the property template.

Genre

  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Alternate universe
  • Angst
  • Background stories
  • Comics
  • Crossovers
  • Drama
  • Horror
  • Humor
  • Mystery
  • One-shots
  • Poetry
  • Romance
  • Suspense
  • Tragedy

Notes

Listed above are the community policies that everyone is to base their editing on. Please note that there are a set of globally applying rules on Community Central.

Should you have any requests that only bureaucrats or admins will be able to do (e.g. delete or completely rename a story and all of its subpages without redirect), leave a message on my wall. Please be aware that I may also sometimes make minor edits to your fanon work to make it conform to the format rules without having to bother you.

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