Also see: Bans and Warnings.
All new information MUST link to an external page, and you cannot coin a term using the wiki article itself.(why?) If coined in a private site/channel that is not accessible by the public (such as Discord), screenshot the coining and add it to the page.
Articles must also follow these general wiki rules:
- All content should be written and read from a neutral perspective. Some controversial topics may be present but it should not be automatically taken as morally accepted by the author or reader. The wiki is designed to host information no matter what the stances are, and it is up to the author and reader on how they would like to process that information.
- All content should be written in a standard wiki formatting. This includes but is not limited to:
- Written in formal American English.
- Text taken from a source must be rewritten, paraphrased, or quoted (do not plagiarize).
- Bold text must only be used for the first mention of the title/term and any alternate spellings.
- Italic text must only be used for the titles of books, movies, games, and other media.
- Text must be readable by a speech-to-text program (no symbols, caps, typing quirks, etc).
- One space/line between each paragraph only.
- Add links to any other mentioned terms in your article, including interwiki sites.
- Dates should follow either format: DD of MMM, YYYY or MONTH DD, YYYY.
- Never write in first or second person unless quoting.
- Numbers twelve and less should be spelled out (with the exception of dates), and numbers above 13 should be written with numerals.
- Do not address the reader.
- All information that is not common sense should have an external source/citation.
- All content should follow these LGBTQIA+ editing rules additionally:
- Genders and sexualities are not proper nouns, and therefore should not be capitalized.
- A hypothetical individual should be referred to as 'one' or 'they', unless specific pronouns are relevant to the term's explanation (eg. He/Him Lesbian).
- Use the term 'individual', as this is more inclusive to alterhumans than 'person'.
- Do not add possible or recommended pronouns on gender pages.
- Do not add a 'creator's notes' section.
- Do not include unnecessary information such as "this is a new term" or "this is valid".
- Do not make edits that change the original definition of a term without the coiner's consent. If wanting to adjust an existing term, coin a new term/variation instead and ensure it's resourced.
- We will not accept content created by artificial intelligence, including (but not limited to) pages partially or entirely written by ChatGPT or Notion AI and/or images created by Midjourney or Stable Diffusion.
Creating a Page
Before creating, please research:
- Is the term already coined elsewhere?
- Is the term name appropriate? (historical/cultural/informational labels are exempt)
- If the term is not your own, does the coiner consent to sharing/posting of their terms?
Below is a list of articles that are generally prohibited.
- System/regressor/alterhuman/etc terms, unless they are queer related. Kinks and fetishes are not inherently part of the LGBT umbrella.
- Paraphiliac terms, including pedophilia, zoophilia, incestual attraction, etc.
- Potentially harmful terminology unless it is correctly categorized.
- Overly specific terms. The point of the wiki is to promote sharing and usage. It is unlikely that a flag for 'purplespottedbreezecatgender' will benefit others. These cases should be kept to one's own personal blog/space.
- Overly specific combinations, unless it involves in depth explanation or history such as Bi-Lesbian or AFAB Transfem. Otherwise, it's a given that Demisexual Lesbians exist and do not need their own term added.
- Pronounset pages.
- Attraction to specific objects or concepts (Objectum).
- Attraction to specific real or fictional individuals. (eg: Sonicsexual).
- Genders based on real or fictional individuals, or their specific characteristics (eg: BillGatesgender).
- Genders based on unique songs (eg: Tangledupgender).
- Do not include alternate terms or spellings in the title. If an alternate term exists, your article description should start with the most common name, followed by least common. If both names are equal in popularity, the name coined first should be written first. (eg: Term, also known as Label...)
- Coining an orientation page should always use its adjective form (eg: Asexual, NOT Asexuality).
- All separate words should be capitalized (eg: Non-Binary, but NOT CatGender).
- Do not use an en-dash or em-dash in the title. Use a hyphen when a dash is needed.
- The title should be relevant to the term. (eg: Beegender should be about Bees, not Cactus).
Once you're ready, you can create the page in a few ways. The easiest method is to use the search bar on the wiki, searching for the title you want to create. It will state the page doesn't exist, and provide a link to create the new page. An alternate method is by changing the wiki URL: http://www.lgbtqia.wiki/wiki/Your_Title_Here We recommend you use the Wiki's visual editor, as it simplifies the process without needing knowledge of wiki formatting.
Do not create a header for the description! After the title, simply use the space below to describe the term. Who is it for? What is it for? Is it similar to any other existing terminology? Refer to existing articles for some examples.
For the below headings, use WikiTide's "heading" option. For subheadings, use "sub-heading 1".
Include who coined it, when they did, and on what site (using the coiner's preferred pronouns). Writing should not be speculative. These sentences should always be cited (use WikiTide's 'cite' editor function) and sourced to the original site of coining. Cited resources must also be archived using Template:Archive. If you are not familiar with templates, then add the page to the Category:Identities_With_unarchived_resources.
Using the cite function (as per the History section above) will create an auto generated list of resources at the bottom of the article (though you may not see it until page creation). Just create the Resources header at the bottom of the article in advance.
(Optional header) Import a flag into the article and set it as a Thumbnail, ensure the flag/image caption on the page includes the creator's name. Under the header itself, again cite the creator's name, where it came from, and address any flag meanings. Only create this heading if a flag exists. Please do not upload JPEGs as they are of lower quality and do not look presentable. If you only have a JPEG copy of a flag, use a convertor such as this one: https://jpg2png.com/. We prefer PNG formatted images.
(Optional header) What is the meaning behind the name, suffix, and/or prefix? There is no need to point out the obvious (eg. cat- in catgender relates to cats).
Categories should only be created for moderation purposes, or to hold an umbrella of labels. When adding a page to a category, it should be placed in its lowest possible category(s). As an example, a -coric gender sits in the Aesthetigender category. But there's no reason for that that -coric gender to also fit under the Xenogender category, because the Aesthetigender category already does. A page CAN have multiple lowest categories, such as Bingender which would be categorized under Masculine and Feminine genders, however it should not also fall directly under the Gender category.(why?)
Why was my edit rejected?
Because it doesn't follow our guidelines as per above. We reject many edits per day so we don't have the time to provide a talk page explanation for each one. If you want to discuss the reasoning for rejection, feel free to talk on the staff talk pages or ping us in Discord.
Why do you require resources for articles?
Data integrity is a must, as well as proof of coining. Wiki articles can be edited by anyone, and false information can unfortunately be added. By providing an external resource, you are securing the coiner's definition, promoting the coiner, and providing a backup of the term. One popular case of data loss is the deletion of the LGBTQIA FANDOM wiki. It was up to the wiki editors to preserve as much information as possible in a very small amount of time, but information was lost nonetheless. Any pages that were created on FANDOM itself are lost forever (excluding archived pages). We do not want to fall to the same fate.
Why the specific categorization rules?
One of the main goals of the wiki is to help individuals find the right term. Imagine a label that only fits under the Gender category, piled in with other specific genders like Fingender, and Non-Binary. It becomes almost impossible to find. By restricting specific terms to specific categories, it avoids article crowding, meaning that more obscure and general labels are more easily found.
For an example, using the Wikipedia article Cricket. This page belongs to the Team Sports category. However if it were to inherit every other category above it, it would belong to Team Sports, Team Activities, Teams, Social Groups, Society, Humans, Hominina, Hominini, Homininae, Apes, so on, so on - you get the picture. It's unnecessary and messy. Categorizing Cricket simply as a Team Sport is fine as it's already implying that it's an Activity, Team based, a Social Group, etc. The same goes with something like a -Coric gender, that is an Aesthetigender, Xenogender, and Gender, by nature.
Why was my page removed from the Kingender category?
As is the nature of Alterhumanity, ANYTHING has the potential to be a kintype. Even an orientation itself could be considered a concept-kintype. If we went by this method, then every single page on the wiki would be added to the Kingender category. Thus, we reserve the category for Kingender exclusives (Kingender, Catkingender, etc). If it's not exclusive, it shouldn't be added to the category (Catgender, Cloudgender, etc).