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<big>'''Welcome to Erfwiki'''</big>
<big>'''Welcome to Erfwiki'''</big>

Latest revision as of 16:08, 12 May 2011

For an archive of the old talk page, visit Talk:Main_Page/Archive-2009-10-31.

Welcome to Erfwiki

This is a tool. Use it as the Titans would.


[edit] Purpose

This wiki is meant to keep track of information about Erfworld and things related to Erfworld. It is the definitive source of canon, proposed canon, and speculation about the story, setting and mechanics of the Erfworld universe. Our operating principle is to "add useful information." Even trivial and tangential information and topics that pass this usefulness test should be added.

[edit] Terms

This is a community project, by and for the readers, fans, and creators of Erfworld. All work on this wiki is considered a contribution, given freely in the spirit of a supportive, collaborative effort. Anything you post or edit to this site may be used by yourself or others within the terms of a Creative Commons noncommercial license. You also grant unlimited use of any work posted here to the creators of Erfworld, without claim to compensation or attribution. Note that "use" means "we can use it" not "we own it." If you post your own fan art of, say, Bogroll here, you still own it and can use it within the guidelines for fan art. It's just that you also grant license to the community to use it noncommercially, and to the creators to use it in any way.

[edit] Rules

Articles which are not about the Erfworld universe will be a lot like articles in any other wiki. For instance, the article on conventions can be an account of past and future conventions attended by Jamie and Rob, with no special rules other than to keep things reasonably factual and relevant. Do not use rules or policies from Wikipedia. This is not an encyclopedia, but a Tool.

Articles about the Erfworld universe will have one to three sections: canon, proposed canon, and speculation. An article may start out as speculation, but be elevated to proposed canon or canon over time. For instance, say you are wondering about pink dwagons. You have seen them in the comic, using a breath weapon that seems to work like bubble gum. You create an article about pink dwagons with your guesses about the function of their breath weapon, and place all your information in a section labeled Speculation, or some of it in that section, and the parts you are pretty sure are close to the way it really works in Erfworld as Proposed Canon. Rob, Jamie, or someone they appoint will take a look at the proposed canon and possibly elevate it to a section called Canon. Canon information can be generally relied on to reflect "the way things are in Erfworld, according to the creators."

[edit] Making Stuff Up

You are welcome to add your own material to the Erfworld universe. Fan-created material that doesn't conflict with the Canon of Erfworld is called Fanon, and should be labeled as such, to make it clear that it's not part of the official Erfworld body. While there are no hard limits to what kind of Fanon you can make, be aware that the Terms of Use and Fan Creation Guidelines grant full and unlimited use of your ideas to the creators of Erfworld, and that other fans are free to edit anything you post.

[edit] Where to Start

Anywhere. Create or edit the article for your personal favorite thing about Erfworld, or just jump in any place you feel you have something to add. You may pull whole articles from the scratchpad wiki on Wikia as starters, if you like.

Be sure to check what is already there and what is needed.

Check out the To Do list.

[edit] Particularly Significant Pages

  • Descriptive Table of Contents -- A table of contents for Erfwiki's complete, annotated archive of the Erfworld comic and related materials. Each page of the story (whether comics or prose) has its own wiki page, with transcribed dialog, text descriptions of the panels, and footnotes to highlight and explain various points of interest.
  • Guidelines For Fan Art -- A brief word from Rob on the do-s and don't-s of using Erfworld content.

This wiki was started April 4, 2009.

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