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Joo Dee This page documents an official Avatar Wiki policy.

It is a widely accepted standard that should normally be followed by all editors.

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Policies and guidelines have been developed on Avatar Wiki to further our goal of creating a freely editable Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra database.

Policies have community consensus and apply to all editors. Avatar Wiki strives to create a welcoming and fun environment for those who are civil to and assume good faith in others, seek consensus in discussions, and work toward the goal of creating an increasingly comprehensive database about everything in the Avatar universe.

Policies need to be approached with common sense; adhere to the spirit rather than the letter of the rules, and be prepared to ignore the rules on the rare occasions when they conflict with the goal of improving the wiki.

What are our policies?

If you're new to the wiki, a good place to start is S.O.S. editing.

Content Interaction User rights Fanon and fan fiction

Where do our policies come from?

Generally, Avatar Wiki policies come from one of two sources:

  1. From a standard or good practice that has been followed subconsciously for some time because it is common sense and has become an established precedent.
  2. From a deliberate proposal by a user or a group of users, usually from a forum discussion. Such proposals must achieve full community consensus before being formalized as a policy.

Most of the policies that fall under the first category are derived from similar practices on other wikis.

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