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This page is a TESWiki guideline
It illustrates standards of conduct that are generally accepted by consensus to apply in many cases. Feel free to update the page as needed, but please use the discussion page to propose major changes.
Not to be confused with The Elder Scrolls Wiki:Style and formatting#Emphasis.

Who can edit pages on The Elder Scrolls Wiki? You! Anyone with knowledge, appropriate images, or reliable sources can add information to articles. In fact, we encourage it. How else would our encyclopedia evolve?

Where did my edits go?Edit

Editors will, under almost all situations, change or improve what you edit. This is part of the natural process of the wiki. Don't take it personally! You, also, will change other people's edits.


Always Assume good faith when reviewing the edits of others, and they are expected to do the same to you.


Avoid adding or removing information that may create a "Conflict of Interest" or be considered a bad faith edit. If you are unsure about whether to add or remove information, add a section to the article's talk page, where other editors can speak their mind about the changes.

Name spacesEdit

Any article without a prefix is considered a main space article. We encourage the editing of these articles. Categories with prefixes such as The Elder Scrolls Wiki:, Template:, Category: are special namespaces that are perhaps better left to editors with prior knowledge in this type of editing. Suggestions can always be made to Staff members, if you are unsure about what types of pages to avoid editing.

Removing informationEdit

Blatant vandalism should be removed instantly, either by reverting or undoing the edits or by clicking the "Edit" button and removing the content manually. Any information considered contentious or likely false should probably be removed as well. If information seems dubious but could be true, perhaps flagging the sentence/paragraph with {{Citation}} is more appropriate. If contentious, but sourced information seems dubious to you, inspect the source, read through it, and remove the statement and source if the information sourced falls out of context.

Stub templates can be removed at any time when the article begins to offer sufficient coverage of a topic.

Maintenance templates that are no longer needed should be removed. However, make sure you check the article's talk page first, to see if editors left additional notes on why the article was flagged. Please make sure the issue has been resolved before removing the template.

Infobox templates should almost never be removed (but can be added to articles), unless the template is obsolete and you are replacing it with a new and improved version.

Large volumes of content should not be removed from an article without leaving some form of rationalization, justification, or explanation in the edit summary window. Failure to do so may incur an immediate reversion. An administrator or rollbacker may misconstrue the edit as "page blanking", a severe form of vandalism, and give an editing block as a result of this. Large additions should be considered in the same light. "Communication is key", as the axiom goes.

Tools for editingEdit