Policy status and phases

Category policy
Copyright policy
Deletion policy
Speedy deletion
AI Policy
DNP policy
NDA policy
Editing policy
Disruptive editing policy
External links
Neutrality policy

Images policy
Naming policy
Personal articles
Stub policy
User naming
Vandalism policy
Writing policy

See also: guidelines, administrators

The Policy

Personal articles should be located as subpages of the author's user page (e.g. User:Anshinritsumai/todo).

A personal article is any article in which the original author wishes to retain primary control over the article or receive credit for the work, regardless of whether or not collaboration from other authors or editors has been invited. These include almost all works of speculation, and pages which are primarily the work of one author who wishes to receive credit for the work, such as User:HairMetalLives/Kose_SASUKE.


  • Any wiki contributor can move personal articles to the author's sub-page.
Icon-exclamationVerify that there is only one significant contributor. Also check the article's talk page!
  • Authors can move them back if they wish to surrender control over the page. Make a note on the talk page that this is indeed the case so it does not get moved again.
  • Conflicts can be resolved by voting.


There are several benefits to locating personal works under one's user page.

  • It helps to provide clear credit for work, and provides a convenient breadcrumb to the writer's user page.
  • It makes it clear that the author retains control over the page. In the general namespace, readers are invited to be bold in editing anything they see, and articles are all open collaborations with no credit given for individual contribution within the article itself. If a writer wants more control over his or her creation, locating it under his or her user page provides clear notice of this intention. The extent to which the owner of the page wishes to invite collaboration from others can be made clear on the page itself.
  • It helps keep works of fan speculation distinct from the articles on official sources, so that a reader can immediately tell whether a link is to an article on official competition information or a speculation article. Also, it avoids possible naming conflicts between articles on official content and works of fan speculation.

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