Gears of War Esports Wiki:Community/Site Policies

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Notability Guidelines

We can't have a page for literally everyone who has ever played a game of Gears of War -- or even for everyone who has played in a single prized tournament -- we simply cannot maintain that many pages, and most pages would never be visited. So in order to maintain quality within our wiki, we have a set of "notability guidelines" that we follow to determine whether a player (or team) gets a page.

Teams

A team must meet at least one of the following requirements to have an Gears of War Esports Wiki page created:
  • Top 12 placement in Major events (including their Qualifiers)
  • 4 top 16, 2 top 8, or 1 top 4 in Minor or Weekly events
  • Well known high-level team that has been around for a while
  • At least 3 of the players already have an Gears of War Esports Wiki page, or at least 2 of the players are extremely noteworthy in their regions and already have Gears of War Esports Wiki pages.

Players

A player must meet at least one of the following requirements to have an Gears of War Esports Wiki page created:
  • Is currently (or was previously) on the starting roster for a team which:
    • Top 12 placement in a Major event
    • 4 top 16, 2 top 8, or 1 top 4 in Minor or Weekly events

Tournaments

Tournaments will be categorized into Major, Minor, Monthly, and Weekly by the following rules:

  • Major Tournaments
    • It has a prizepool equal to $25,000 USD (or equivalent) or higher in which the premier teams of a region and/or well-known esports organizations participate.
  • Minor Tournaments
    • Tournaments that don't qualify as Major tournaments.
    • Tournaments that are invite only (this includes tournaments that would otherwise be classified as monthly or weekly).
  • Monthly Tournaments
    • Minor tournaments that take place every month.
  • Weekly Tournaments
    • Minor tournaments that take place every week.

Conflicts of Interest

A conflict of interest arises when a user with an affiliation to the subject of a page that they are editing makes edits to the page that affect the page's neutrality. (For example, if a player incurs a fine, goes to their page, and deletes mention of the fine.)

What to do in the event of a conflict of interest

Generally, we do want players and organizations to be involved in the creation and maintenance of their pages -- that's how we get the best information! However, in order to ensure that neutrality is maintained, we request that you work with a staff member when editing your page. This doesn't mean you have to run every single edit by us, but any major changes should be made in consultation with staff. If you make edits that we deem to be overly self-promotional, they will be removed.
Examples where you're welcome to make a change to your page on your own:
  • Editing a neutral piece of information in the trivia section, for example a favorite food.
  • Correcting a grammar mistake.
  • Correcting a factual mistake, such as the date you joined a team.
  • Adding a link to an interview.
Examples where you should work with a staff member:
  • Writing an explanation for the reason that you left a team.
  • As an organization, writing an explanation for the reason that you removed a player from your starting lineup.
  • As a manager, describing the actions you took to bring a team together.

Not sure how to get in touch with our staff? Look here.

Linking to your own content

You are welcome to link to your own content where appropriate, but please do not replace existing links or delete content. If you think a piece of content is inappropriate, please contact staff instead of removing it yourself. Here are a few specific times you may wish to link to your own content:
  • Articles: Our wiki covers history, but we do not provide analysis. For that reason, we try to link to as many articles as we can that cover players, teams, and tournaments. You are welcome to add your own content to these lists, as long as you only add content in places where it's relevant and also follow the proper formatting. What counts as an article? Articles must contain original analysis of some sort - game recaps and news posts are not articles.
  • Player Content: If you have your own wiki page, you can index your own content in a section on your page called Vlogs, Blogs, and Notable Posts.
  • Quality Control: We reserve the right to remove any self-added content if we believe it to be misleading or of insufficient quality. However, we will only do this in extreme circumstances. As always, if you have any concerns, please reach out to our staff