The following states the rules which are to be adhered to about the editing pages on the RWBY Wiki. If you have any questions, suggestions or comments, please contact the RWBY Wiki staff.
All edits are also subject to the Community Policy.
1. Grammar and Spelling
This wiki follows the conventions of American English to keep the wiki consistent.
Images on articles are to be in a .png format and of the highest quality possible (1080/720p). Images are to be from an official source, no fan made content is to be placed on the wiki pages. When possible, link the source to the image in your Edit Summary. Fan art may be uploaded but only for use on your profile and the forums. In the special cases when Rooster Teeth has hired a fan artist, artwork related to what they were hired to do counts as official, but otherwise their artwork remains fan art and not suitable for articles.
Screenshots from the show are not to be cropped unless the cropped image is being used in a template.
Speculation is to be kept to a bare minimum on the articles. Speculation must be moved to the forums or blog posts.
Whatever is seen or said in the show is what will be written in the articles. There may be situations where a popular fan theory that contradicts what the show is saying or showing has a high likelihood of being true, but until the show itself reveals that the theory is correct, the articles should reflect what the show is currently saying. One major example is the character Vernal, from Volume 5. The Vernal article continued stating what the show was telling the audience until the misdirection was revealed.
Main article: Spoiler Policy
Edits involving new content are not permitted until that information is available to the public through legal means. For new episode content, this is once the episode is viewable for Registered users on the Rooster Teeth website. For more information about spoilers, see the Spoiler Policy.
5. Edit Warring
If an edit has been undone, contact the user who undid it rather than redoing it. Comment on the page or the other user's wall for discussion and come to a joint conclusion. If a mutual decision cannot be reached, contact a Content Moderator, Rollback, or Administrator for assistance. Going back into the article without discussion or ignoring discussion can constitute an edit war.
Vandalism is not tolerated and may result in a temporary or permanent ban depending on the situation. If a new user begins vandalizing articles shortly after arrival, staff may assume malicious intent and issue a lengthy or permanent ban. Vandalizing pages with racist, transphobic, homophobic, or any other hateful and intolerant material will be met with a permanent ban.
7. Impersonation of RWBY Crew
It is against policy to impersonate a member of the RWBY crew.
A Request to Actual RWBY Crew:
If you are a member of the RWBY crew, a.k.a cRWBY, please use a registered account and provide a way to verify that it truly is you. We would love to have contributions from cRWBY, but we need to know that the information we are receiving is legitimate and not from an impersonator or a troll. It is highly inadvisable to make edits without an account, as it is harder to track who is making the edit, and we need to create a citation that links to the page's Edit History to show that a member of cRWBY provided the information.
If the user wishes to rename an article in other cases than a typo, the user must inform a bureaucrat or administrator, stating the reason why it should be renamed. Renaming an unofficial article is to be discussed and agreed upon by staff majority. Keep in mind that, whenever an article’s name is changed, every page that links to the article must be edited to include the new name.
If information is revealed on the wiki via sources other than the show itself (e.g. A Rooster Teeth Staff's Twitter account), please add a reference tag to the source location. The reference’s text should also be bold formatted.
No article, forum, blog, profile, or other page on the wiki shall contain audio that automatically plays.
Tips and Guidelines
Editing Courtesy - When making an edit please try to leave a note in the Edit Summary box detailing what you changed and why. This helps staff to double check new edits and makes the page history easier to browse.
New pages - If making a new page please refer to others of its type for the layout, the best way would be copying the other page over and replacing its content. If no pages of its type (or similar to it) exist, contact a staff member for advice.