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Guidelines are in place mostly to remind others of what they should already know. Sometimes they define matters so there is no ambiguity and everyone knows where they stand. And sometimes they're in place to let others know what will happen if they don't follow the guidelines. Mostly they're about expected and accepted behavior.

General Guidelines[edit source]


  • Jump right in!
    Don't be afraid to get started. Anyone is free to edit here, so simply click edit or add a new page and get started!
  • Create an account before editing.
    Although it's not required, having a login name makes it easier for you to keep track of where you are and to stay in contact with the community. It's free and as private as you'd like.
  • Contribute what you find most interesting and informative.
    Everyone who reads How to be a Werewolf comes away with information that others may have missed. And, of course, the inverse applies: someone caught a detail that you may have skipped past. Here is where you can share what you've read and meet like-minded people.
  • Edit articles with correct and accurate information.
    Information is canon only if it comes directly from either the webcomic How to be a Werewolf, or the author/artist Shawn Lenore. Fan fiction or fan art is not to be included.
  • Encourage article growth.
    If the article is smaller than 300 bytes, please see if you can fill in the article and better define the subject. If you find you don't have the time or interest to do so, please put the {{stub}} template on the article to call it to the attention of other editors.
    Should you edit an article that has been tagged a stub, please remove the {{stub}} tag so that others don't keep coming back.
  • Be sparing of article deletion.
    Do not tag for deletion if it isn't really necessary. Discuss why you feel an article needs deletion in the comment section below the article. If four weeks pass and no one responds, tag the article. An admin will check on it then.
  • The How to be a Werewolf Wiki is not a hosting site.
    We are not Facebook; user pages should contain content about your wiki information and how you will improve the site.
  • Spread the word!
    A community is only as strong as all of its members. The more it has, the stronger (and more successful) it will become. So invite your friends and other users who may be interested in How to be a Werewolf to start spending time here, and give them tips on how to get the most out of their experience.
  • Copyrights and Licenses
    The author/artist has given her permission for us to use any text or upload any graphics that come from the comic, but only for the use and purpose of the How to be a Werewolf Wiki. These data gathered are not licensed to be used anywhere else and are not considered to be in the Public Domain.

Etiquette Guidelines[edit source]


  • Practice open-mindedness & assume good faith.
    Since we are open to editing by anyone, users of all skill levels and opinions are welcome to participate. We assume that most people who work on a wiki are trying to help it, not hurt it. If this weren't true, a project would be doomed right from the beginning.
  • Be nice and treat people with respect.
    Being friendly goes a long way, no matter where you are. Say hello to others, welcome new users, provide help when you can, and ask others if they need assistance. Being nice and treating people with respect can greatly impact the growth and success of this wiki community. One of the best ways to do this is to remember that the user you're speaking to is an actual person, not a computer screen, so treat people as you would if you were talking to them face-to-face.
  • Don't be disruptive.
    When we say disruptive, we mean that your behavior is starting to affect other people and their ability to engage on the How to be a Werewolf Wiki. This includes spam, vandalism, and anything else that takes people's attention away from the matter at hand and towards what you're doing.
  • Don't use foul language anywhere.
    The only exception is if the author included it as part of the dialogue.
    Profane, obscene, or blasphemous language will be removed as soon as it's noticed, and the user doing it will be banned for a period no less than two weeks up to a permanent ban. All actions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Please sign all messages with four tildes (~~~~).
    If a message is unsigned or you forgot to sign it, add the {{Unsigned2}} template to the message.
    • Don't come back to the comment to resign it outside of the same minute frame, signing it later results in an incorrect timestamp.

Administrator Guidelines[edit source]


Administrators are present in this community to help keep things running smoothly. They clean up spam and vandalism, they intervene in disruptive behavior, they encourage participation, and they keep things on track. Here are some general guidelines FANDOM asks that the administrators follow on How to be a Werewolf:

Revert and block simple spam and vandalism. If it clearly doesn’t belong here, make it go away. Remember to erase auto-deletion summaries. If it looks like a user needs to be banned globally, report the situation to a member of the SOAP.

Be fair. Consider situations carefully before acting on them. If a user makes an honest mistake, give them the opportunity to learn and improve.

Encourage participation. Be friendly and welcoming to members, help them get to know How to be a Werewolf, and support their interactions.

Keep things structured, but not too structured. Do your best to support and maintain the goals and organization of the wiki, but be flexible about growth and change.

Adhere to direction from Fandom Staff. Talk to a staff member before making any major wiki changes, and before blocking any active, regular community members.

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