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Hello, and welcome to Animal Jam Clans Wiki! This site is dedicated to providing the most accurate information possible about the Clans that roleplay in the virtual world of Animal Jam.

Like any wiki, we have Policies that all editors, including righted users (rollbacks, chat moderators, administrators, staff, bureaucrats) and regular users are expected to follow or face a warning or block on their account.

Regarding Page Creation

  • No spam pages.
  • Creating an article and leaving 'wip' as its only content is considered spam.
  • Creating an article and leaving 'waiting til [insert group name] disbands' is also considered spam and the page will be deleted. You can store these pages as blog posts or user pages.
  • "Adoptables" pages are also considered spam. Please make them blogposts.
  • Use the forums, blog posts, or user pages for announcements, fanfictions, signups and pages for ideas/etc.
  • You may create Clan, Pack, Group, and Tribe pages.
  • Pages that have their primary focus/theme revolve around death/mental-illness/violence, religion, or a commonly disliked/touchy subject are not allowed.
  • Non-Animal Jam related pages/sub-pages are not allowed. This includes (non-AJ related) character pages and roleplay pages (use the forum for roleplaying instead).
  • Any pages that stray away from the original focus of the wiki (i.e. unrelated pages, joke pages) are not allowed as articles. Though they are allowed as personal blogposts or user pages.
  • If a page by the name of "____Clan" for example already exists, make it a disambiguation and have all pages of that name renamed "____Clan (Animal Jam Username)". Don't put something like "___Clan OFFICIAL". This applies for OC pages, which should be named the OC's name and your username, "Name (Username)". OC: Name, OC - Name, etc. should not be used.
  • You may not create pages about characters or groups heavily base off of copyrighted content or existing people like celebrities. This includes characters from books, tv shows, movies, etc. Remember, there's a difference between being "inspired by" something, and copying it.

Regarding Page Editing and Content

  • Absolutely no vandalism. Vandalism, as directly defined by the dictionary, "is the deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property".
  • Be thoughtful when editing another user's page. It is not recommended you do unless it is removing vandalism, correcting categories, or fixing minor mistakes such as grammar. Otherwise, being reported for vandalism is a possibility.
  • If someone vandalizes your page, don't vandalize it back or you are both in the wrong. Simply report it to a staff member.
  • No extreme/graphic violence in pages. Which means keep blood/gore to the lowest possible limit
  • Do not spam-edit to earn badges. This is called badgefarming and is prohibited.
  • Use grammar to the best of your ability.
  • Please do not put emoticons ("o3o", "XD", ":D", ".-.", "._.", ":(", ":)", etc) in articles or on votes.
  • If Soundcloud URL tags are being used, do not have them set on "autoplay". This goes for anything and everything on the wiki, userpages, articles, blogposts etc.

Regarding Coding

  • Coding should be kept to a minimum. Sometimes having too much coding on an article can lag users.
  • This includes borders; too many borders can still cause lag. The border limit is 4 borders maximum. These borders must equal less than 25 pixels. This doesn't include box shadows.
  • Having a background on articles is also prohibited. Images or tables serving as backgrounds will be removed as they are considered loopholes. This is most commonly seen by putting an image into a cell with a background.

Regarding Images and Media

  • If a photo is not allowed for use by the photographer/creator, don't upload it. Not all images are for stock use.
  • Similarly, do not upload art unless it is yours, or you have credited and received permission from the original artist.
Copyright diagram made by EliteNinjaWarrior
  • Off-topic photos or spam photos are not allowed on articles.
  • Images (regarding gifs) that are flashy or contain epileptic movement are not permitted. They will be removed. In the case of videos, please give a warning.

Regarding Categories

  • You are not allowed to create new categories. Please contact a staff member first.
  • Do not add categories to blog posts. A category is automatically added and that is the only valid category for blog posts.
  • Allowed categories on blog posts are: Blog posts, Open To Criticism, and Candidates for Deletion.
  • Please do not categorize pages incorrectly. If you are unsure about a category, ask a Staff Member.
Categories List

Group Page/Subpage Categories

Groups

For any group pages that do NOT classify under Clans, Packs, or Tribes.

Group Subpages

For any subpage where the original is categorized "Groups".

Clans

For any group pages that are clans.

Traditional Clans

For any clans directly based off the books.(Such as ThunderClan, RiverClan, SkyClan, etc.) Used with the Clans category.

Nontraditional Clans

For any clans indirectly based off the books. (Such as made up names like FireClan or LavenderClan.) Used with the Clans category.

Clan Subpages

For any subpage where the original page is categorized "Clans".

Packs

For any group pages that are packs.

Pack Subpages

For any subpage where the original page is categorized "Packs".

Tribes

For any group pages that are tribes.

Tribe Subpages

For any subpage where the original page is categorized "Tribes".

Multi-species

Used on group pages for groups that allow multiple species. Used with one of the group categories. (Clans, Packs, Tribes, or Groups)

Systems

Used on System pages, this should be the only category unless the page is a sub-page.

Light-Realmed

Used on Light-Realmed group pages with a group category. Not used on sub-pages.

Neutral-Realmed

Used on Neutral-Realmed group pages with a group category. Not used on sub-pages.

Dark-Realmed

Used on Dark-Realmed group pages with a group category. Not used on sub-pages.

OC Page Categories

Original Characters

Used on any page about a character.

Cats

Used on any OC page where the character is a cat. Used with the "Original Characters" category.

Wolves

Used on any OC page where the character is a wolf. Used with the "Original Characters" category.

Dogs

Used on any OC page where the character is a dog. Used with the "Original Characters" category.

Big Cats

Used on any OC page where the character is a big cat. Used with the "Original Characters" category.

Nontraditional Species

Used on any OC page where the character is not a species listed above (Cat, Dog, Wolf, or Big Cat). Used with the "Original Characters" category.

Roleplay Element Categories

Roleplay Elements

Used on any page that describes an element of roleplay outside of characters. This includes roleplay guides, locations, medicines, religions, etc.

Guides

Used on any page that serves as a guide to roleplay or something else AJCW-related. If the guide is role-play relative, then it should be used with the Roleplay Elements category.

Religion and Beliefs

Used on any page that describes a religion or belief of a group. Used with the Roleplay Elements category.

Locations

Used on any page that describes a location. Used with the Roleplay Elements category.

Medicine

Used on any page that describes subjects related to healing and medicine. Used with the Roleplay Elements category, and occasionally the guides category.

Article Management Categories (Often added with templates, see the template section below for more info on those)

Disambiguation

Used on pages that serve as a Disambiguation, along side the Disambigation template. This is an example of a Disambigation page in its correct format.

Article stubs

Used on pages that lack content. Should only be applied through the {{Stub}} template. (Add the stub template and it will automatically appear.)

Candidates for Deletion

Used on pages that should be deleted for a valid reason. Should only be applied through the {{Delete}} template. (Add the deletion template and it will automatically appear.)

Candidates for Speedy Deletion

Used on pages that should be deleted quickly for a special valid reason stated on the template. Should only be applied through the {{SpeedyDelete}} template. (Add the speedy delete template and it will automatically appear.)

Open To Criticism

Used on pages are looking for constructive criticism so they can be improved. Should only be applied through the {{Critique}} template. (Add the critique template and it will automatically appear.)

Some categories are not listed, but are not intended for use on a regular basis, such as the "Policy" category, which is strictly for the AJCW Policy pages. If you are unsure if a category should exist or not, contact a staff member.

Regarding Templates

  • When marking something for Deletion, use the Deletion Template. If you do not know how to use it, ask either an administrator or content moderator.
  • Although you are allowed to create templates freely for your personal use, please do not create a template with the intention of wiki-wide use without permission from a staff member.
  • The current templates used on articles are: Delete, Speedydelete, Stub, Critique, and Art Theft.