So far, this tutorial has covered topics that are common to most wikis. But there are a few things you should keep in mind when working on PathfinderWiki in particular.
PathfinderWiki has a number of Policies that cover what content is allowed.
- PathfinderWiki operates under Paizo's Community Use Policy (also known as the CUP), which allows fans to use certain elements of the Pathfinder campaign setting in fan works. For instance, the CUP allows PathfinderWiki to use copyrighted Pathfinder images posted by Paizo to its blogs. However, other copyrighted Paizo images, such as those found on artists' portfolios or scanned from publications, are not allowed under the CUP. The CUP also allows PathfinderWiki to summarize setting information, but not to copy it verbatim.
- PathfinderWiki is a canon encyclopedia of the Pathfinder campaign setting, as well as a reference for real-world people, products, events, and other associated Pathfinder content. Remember to badge real-world articles and spoilers to provide appropriate context to readers.
- Additionally, PathfinderWiki enforces policies on plagiarism, fair use and copyrights, and appropriate scope.
PathfinderWiki can only improve through work from volunteers, and we encourage any and all edits. The wiki software makes fixing or reverting edits quick and simple, and talk pages let chroniclers and administrators suggest improvements and resolve conflicts.
As such, we encourage all chroniclers to be bold in updating pages. Make changes that you believe improve the wiki—there's no need to discuss most edits, especially if you're familiar with PathfinderWiki's policies and style.
Assume good faith
Likewise, remember that other editors are working toward the wiki's improvement. Assume all edits to the wiki, including edits to your contributions, are meant in good faith—assume that people who work on the project are trying to help it, not hurt it. Discuss chroniclers' actions if necessary, but avoid accusing others of harmful motives without clear evidence.