- 1 General Rules
- 2 Coiner Consent and Integrity
- 3 Editing
- 4 Allowed With Restrictions
- 5 Redirects
All articles and edits must follow FANDOM's community guidelines (https://community.fandom.com/wiki/Fandom_Community_Guidelines) as well as those for this wiki (https://lgbta.wikia.org/wiki/LGBTA_Wiki:Community_Guidelines).
You are responsible for making sure your page meets the standards listed here and in the style guide. If minor aspects are wrong, it can be edited, but if major sections are wrong or missing, or the page is incomprehensible, then it will be deleted.
- Articles cannot promote hate speech. This includes anything that promotes TERF, truscum, or exclusionist ideology or anything that implies that these ideologies are legitimate. Making such articles can result in an indefinite ban.
- Vandalism of pages is not allowed in any form.
- No pages that imply paraphilic disorders are LGBTQ+.
- Do not make pages to promote accounts/discord servers/other websites, etc.
- Absolutely no "joke pages/edits" or "satire pages/edits". These pages/edits will be treated with the same severity as if it were serious, regardless of your intentions.
- No pages for "identities" that were created with the purpose of passive-aggressively complaining about, or to give an excuse to hate, other identities.
- You do not have to ask to make a page; you do not have to personally identify with a term to make a page for it (unless it's exclusive to a group you're not part of).
- Terms cannot be coined via the creation of an article on this wiki (as of 10th November 2021).
- New pages must have an acceptable resources section and history section (see the style guide) within 24 hours of creation, else it will likely be deleted (as of 10th November 2021).
- Do not directly copy/paste the definition of a term from somewhere else without checking if the grammar is correct and that it follows our style guide (eg: making sure it's in third person).
This wiki is for LGBT+ identities and terminology that is used by the LGBT+ community or is relevant to the existence of the LGBT+ community. All pages must be relevant to this. Additionally we have other rules on what is and is not within the intended scope of this wiki.
- No pages about kinks, fetishes, BDSM terms, or sexual preferences are allowed outside of the imprisexual and sexual diversity pages.
- Alterhumans, systems/neurodivergent individuals, disabled individuals, furries, regressors, and POC are not inherently LGBT+ and we do not allow pages for specific subsets to these unless they are queer-related.
- No pages for individuals, couples, or small groups. This wiki is for identities, terminology, and occasionally large or significant groups.
- No pages for LGBT+ sub-groups based on ethnicity, nationality, religion, politic affiliation, or ideologies (eg. Israeli transgender, queer anarchism, etc).
- No pages for specific subcategories of objectum as this is outside the scope of this wiki. We only allow pages for attractions to humans, humanoids, representations of humans/humanoids, or beings of human-like intelligence.
- No pages for: alternate spellings/names for terms (aside from, potentially, redirects), or flags/alternate flags or symbols.
- No pages for individual pronoun sets (as opposed to pronoun-related terminology such as neopronouns). Any pages for terms that are just defined as someone who uses a given pronoun set, or pages that are just "a connection to [pronoun set]", will be deleted. No pages for subsets of (pronoun)gender aside from shegender, hegender, theygender, itgender, neogender and nounselfgender.
- Do not coin identities exclusive to minority groups you don't belong to/have no experience of.
- Do not make pages for exclusive identities which are exclusive to groups you're not part of.
- Do not coin terms that explicitly exclude people of minority groups you don't belong to (and are not on the basis of gender or sexuality).
- Do not edit pages that are exclusive to groups you're not part of (aside from minor grammatical edits/edits to make the page conform to the style guide).
Terms And Individuals
Pages may be created for [specific movie/TV show/character]gender or [specific song/album]gender. However, pages may not be created for genders connected to any specified real-life individual(s), including any genders related to:
- A band/singer/another type of artist.
- Independent creators such as YouTubers, online "personas", and other "personas" that are directly tied to an individual creator (however characters in media such as videogames, TV shows, books, etc, are allowed as long as the connection is to the character, and not an individual portraying said character).
- Genders related to the attributes of any individual, such as someone's voice or appearance, even if they are playing a character.
Pages may not be created for identities that are [specified individual(s)][attraction type], regardless of whether said individual(s) are real or fictional.
- Pages for ficto- orientations can only be created if they do not specify any particular individual(s) that one is attracted to. One may make a page for the exclusive/almost exclusive attraction to characters from [genre of media], (eg: anime characters), but one may not make a page for exclusive/almost exclusive attraction to characters from any given piece of media (eg: attraction to characters from [insert show] or [insert game]).
Though one's gender can certainly be related to/influenced by real-life individuals, and one may only experience attracted to a specific individual/group of individuals, pages for these identities may not be created, as this would be inappropriate and disrespectful to said individual(s).
Coiner Consent and Integrity
Variations And Combinations
- Pages for counterparts to/variations of existing terms (eg: -romantic, -tertiary, -girl, -flux, demi- variations/counterparts) and pages for combination identities will be held to the same standards in terms of their history sections and resources as any other identity. Counterparts/variations and combination terms may not be coined via the creation of an article.
- Pages should not be created for counterparts to/variations of terms where the "original" term or it's counterpart/variation is exclusive to a group that the creator is not part of; pages should not be created for combination identities where one or more of the terms being combined are exclusive to a group that the creator is not part of.
- It must be clear which term the counterpart/variation is based on, or, for combination identities, it must be clear which terms are being combined.
- It will be at the discretion of a given coiner whether to separate variations/counterparts onto separate pages or not, though counterparts/variations should ideally be mentioned in the body of a term's article.
- Pages for combinations of two terms may be created if significant or unique information is provided (i.e: the page cannot simply state that [combination term] is when one identifies with both [term 1] and [term 2]). Pages for three terms may be created if the three identities are thematically connected due to having the same prefix (eg: aroace agender).
- Credit must be provided wherever appropriate. All coiners involved in creating identities must be credited, including the coiner of the term that the variation/counterpart is based on or the coiner(s) of any identities that are being used to create a combination term. The coiner - if there is one - of the the variation/counterpart/combination term should also be credited.
- One must have created the term that the counterpart/variation is based on, or both/all three terms being combined, and/or have received explicit permission from the coiner(s) of any terms that one did not coin oneself to create a variation/counterpart/combination identity using said term(s) (proof of permission must be provided via screenshots uploaded to a gallery or an archived link provided as a resource).
The only exceptions to this are cases where there is no concern over coiners having their terms used without permission:
- If the terms are exceptionally well-known, old and/or common and there are no concerns over a coiner having their terms used without permission (eg: lesbian, non-binary, androgyne, neutrois, agender, greygender, demigirl, m-spec, bi, demiromantic, omnisexual, xenogender).
- If a coiner has publicly stated that their terms may be used in this way (in which case one must provide a reference confirming as such).
- Pages for systems of terms will be held to the same standards in terms of their history sections and resources as any other pages. Terms systems may not be coined via the creation of an article.
- Pages should not be created for systems of terms where the system or the terms within it are exclusive to a group that the creator is not a part of.
Term systems cannot include terms that the creator of the system didn't also coin themselves, unless they have received explicit permission from the coiner of the term (evidence of which must be uploaded to a gallery at the bottom of the page or linked as a resource). This applies even if said terms would technically "fit" into the system by definition. This also applies to adding other coiners' term systems as "sub-systems" without consent, and anything similar.
- Terms in a system must be listed on the main system page, and any pages for terms within a system should mention and link the main system page.
- As long as all pages contain proper resourcing, history sections and crediting, and the terms are all unique, the creator of a system and its terms can decide whether to create separate pages for each term in their system, regardless of the number of terms in the system or how much information is contained in the terms' definitions (as long as it's more than "[term] is a term in the [term system]").
- If on a separated page, further variations or subsets of a term in a system (eg, terms where the definition is just that it is a -flux, -girl, -demi, etc, version of the term) should ideally be kept on the same page as said term rather than separated onto another page, unless said variations/subsets contain a significant amount of different/unique information, in which case they may be separated. This is, however, largely up to the discretion of the coiner.
Other Coiners' Systems
- One may not coin terms or create "sub-systems" and add them under other coiners' term systems without consent, unless there are no concerns over coiners having terms added to their systems without permission, such as if a coiner has publicly stated that their terms may be used in this way (in which case a reference confirming as such should be present on the main page for the term system).
- If a term is added to a system without explicit coiner consent, terms should still "make sense" within, and be appropriate additions to, that system.
- Do not edit pages in a way that (fundamentally or otherwise) changes the definition of a term unless you are the coiner, or are doing so with permission from the coiner. This includes: adding additional aspects to the term that wasn't intended in the coining, removing information regarding the term's definition, completely changing the definition, etc. This will be taken very seriously.
- Do not "coin" terms with the same name as a term that has already been coined, regardless of whether said term has a page on the wiki. This especially applies to terms being "coined" after November 10th, 2021, and it applies regardless of where the term was "coined". For example, do not make a page for a term someone coined on Tumblr two days ago, if a term by that same name was actually originally coined six months ago.
- Do not make a page for an identity where the definition is identical to that of a pre-existing term, unless there is a significant reason for doing so.
- Do not rename pages or change the primary name used in a page, unless: you are the creator of the term, the community has widely agreed on the new name, the name is incorrect/spelled wrong, or you are otherwise making it compliant with the style guide.
- You may add alternate names for terms, however, this should only be done with coiner consent if possible, and if a coiner does not want alternate names created for their terms, this should be respected.
Archiving Recoinings And Independent Coinings
- Any coiner should reserve the right to have recoined information/secondary definitions removed from their terms' pages.
- To emphasize, alternate definitions and recoinings should never be created intentionally, and will not be accepted in any form if added/coined after November 10th, 2021 - any information that wasn't present at the original coining should only be recorded if necessary for the sake of archiving and preserving a term's history and/or at the request of a term's coiner.
- For terms that were independently coined by multiple users before November 10th, 2021, it may be possible to include said multiple definitions on a page, however, the different definitions must be clearly separated and individually credited, rather than combined in any way.
- A term should be archived with its original intended definition, aside from in exceptional circumstances where additional information is very significant, in which case information added via recoinings may potentially be included on a page. However, there must be a clear distinction made between the original definition and any recoined information, and this should only ever be included if it is significant to the evolution of/the widely-accepted understanding of a term.
- The first/original coining of a term should always be listed first in an article if possible, unless another definition is widely accepted as the definition of the term, or the definition has evolved over time to a point where it would make much more sense to list it as the first definition on the page (though this should be avoided except in exceptional circumstances), in which case the original definition should still be clearly stated and credited on the page as the original coining).
- You do not need to ask to edit a page; you do not need to have created a page to edit it; and you do not need to personally identify with a term to edit its page (as long as the term is not exclusive to a group you are not part of and you are making edits in accordance with the guidelines).
- Do not repeatedly remake a page that has been deleted without consulting moderators to know why it was deleted.
- Do not participate in "edit warring"- repeatedly creating/adding/changing content that is unnecessary, unproductive, or goes against the style guide or article guidelines.
- Do not remove major amounts of information or content that you did not write. Only remove things that go against the the style guide. Even if information is outdated, it is still relevant and should be put in the history section. If you feel like an article in its current form is inaccurate, contact a moderator before making major changes.
- Do not add random "comments" on a page; please utilise the page's comments section (eg: do not add, "wow, I can edit this", or "this is valid").
- Do not remove existing flags from a page unless you are the creator of the flag or are doing so with permission from the creator.
- Do not change which flag is at the top of the page unless the community has widely accepted it as the new flag.
- If a page states that the coiner does not want others to create alternate flags for their terms, respect this request.
- Fixing minor spelling/grammar mistakes; adjusting presentation and formatting; adding (appropriate) captions to images that don't have a caption; and adjusting minor instances of language use (as long as these edits do not in any way alter the definition of a term) so that the article is compliant with the style guide.
- Adding flags or alternate flags if you find one/make one (as long as the coiner consents to this and the term is not exclusive to a group you are not part of).
- Ensuring that the information in articles is correct (aligned with the original coining of a term) and adjusting text accordingly.
- Adding information to a page left that the original coiner has given, or changing something at the coiner’s request.
- Removing recoinings and information that was not present in the term's original definition (make sure you report instances of recoining to a moderator).
- Rolling back any vandalism (make sure to report instances of vandalism to a moderator), if you know how to do so (please do not attempt to perform rollbacks if you do not fully understand how to do so correctly).
Allowed With Restrictions
Some pages that are allowed, but have certain guidelines regarding them.
- The "beware", "bigoted groups", and "exclusionist groups" categories are strictly for terms that exist and are used. Do not attempt to "create" new identities specifically to go in this category or create names for "new" groups.
- We DO allow pages for identities that are reclaimed slurs. However, the page must firstly and primarily focus on it's usage as an identity. The usage as a slur should be mentioned but should not be the main focus of the article.
Redirect pages should only be created:
- Possibly for alternate spellings/names for a term, if both said term being redirected to is common and multiple spellings/names for the term are commonly used.
- Possibly for popular pages that have moved (not if the page was moved due to a grammatical error).
- Possibly if many links already exist to this page and it would be hard to change all of them to the main page.