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.
General Code of Conduct
- 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.
- Users will be blocked if they:
- Impersonate another user or individual.
- Make troll or satirical edits.
- Post false or misleading information.
- Post spam.
- Are queerphobic.
- Are ableist.
- Are racist.
- Are abusive.
- Redefine or alter terms and flags without coiner permission.
- Repeatedly disregard article guidelines
- 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.
Copyright and Ownership
See here for our standalone copyright page.
As the wiki is hosted by MyWikis it must also comply with their own copyright laws. See their DMCA policy here.
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 and censored as such.
- 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).
- Orientation page titles should be formatted as '[Prefix] (orientation)' such as Bi (orientation).
- 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).
Also read up on the Template:Cite for how to reference.
Information and flags should be cited. Use the Cite template for website based citations. This wiki suggests the MLA format in conjunction with the in built wiki Cite function. This format is only strictly required for popular pages. If no resource exists, use superscript to add citationneeded , and add the page to the Category:Needing Citations. Citations, even for xenogenders, are highly recommended as they provide a method of crediting the author.
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 -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?)
- Be PNG. Alternatively it can be JPG or WEBP with lack of visible artifact compression.
- Be appropriately named. If it's a flag, format it as "label.png", or "label2.png" if it's a variant, or "label_creatorname.png"
- Have a summary that includes the source and creator in this format using the Image template. If the flag contains an image or too many colors to reasonably fit into a summary then describe the flag's appearance below the Image template.
Titles cannot and should not be censored.
Any potentially triggering or harmful content though should be hidden in a collapsible header. See below for code:
<div class="toccolours mw-collapsible mw-collapsed">
'''Content Warning: [content subject]'''
<div class="mw-collapsible-content">Potentially harmful content here</div></div>
Common Referencing Examples
Works Cited List: Author Last Name, First Name. Title. Publisher, Year.
Author's Last Name, First Name. Title. Edition if given and is not first edition, Publisher Name often shortened, Year of publication. Name of Library Database, Permalink URL.
Works Cited List: Author Last Name, First Name. "Title." Journal/Magazine/Newspaper Title, Publication Information [volume, issue/number, year, pages]. Name of Database, DOI, Permalink or shortened URL for article in the database.
Works Cited List: Author Last Name, First Name. "Title of Page or Article." Title of Site, Sponsor or Publisher [include only if different from website title or author], Date of Publication or Update Date, URL. Accessed Date [optional; include date you accessed source if it is likely to help readers].
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).