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This page is considered a guideline on STOWiki.

It illustrates standards of conduct, which many editors agree with in principle. However, it is not policy.

  • Feel free to update the page as needed, but please put proposals for any major changes to a vote on this article's discussion page.
  • See the Guidelines home page for an overview of STOWiki guidelines.
  • See Category:Guidelines for a list of proposed and accepted guideline articles.

While wikis like Wikipedia and Memory Alpha have been around for quite some time, a large number of the people who visit STO Wiki may still be unfamiliar to wiki editing and contributing.

If you're reading this and are hesitant about contributing, we encourage you to be bold and join our project! While we have guidelines for formatting and laying out various types of article pages, never be afraid to make what you feel may be necessary changes to an STO Wiki article. After all, a wiki's strength is in its members — the more people participate, the stronger the community becomes.

If someone writes what would be considered an "inferior" article, that's fine! It's always better to have some content (as long as it's on-topic and not nonsense) rather than no content at all. Even with an "inferior" article, it's possible to start rewriting it, to develop it further into something that eventually could become epic greatness.

One more important rule: no one "owns" any of the articles here. There's no specific author who can claim that they wrote all of the articles, so it's perfectly all right to dive right in and add your own ideas to make the article better — as long as you follow the rules, of course!

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