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The Crash Bandicoot Wiki is an online wiki compendium about the Crash Bandicoot series. It consists of articles and other content created by a collaborative community whose aim is to curate accurate and comprehensive content for Crash Bandicoot fans.

Structure and functionality

The Crash Bandicoot Wiki's content (articles, pictures, etc.) is added by its editors. By virtue of being a wiki, any visitor can become an editor. While some visitors create an account to edit, it is not required and some do not (however it is free and easy and comes with several benefits). All content is created, revised, and monitored in accordance with the site's policies and guidelines and scope to ensure they are up to standard in quality, reliability, and encyclopedic value.

The site is managed by a group of contributors known as administrators, who have the ability to delete and undelete pages, protect pages, rollback edits, block users, and edit the site's interface pages (see Project:Administrators for more information).

All decisions are made according to or with respect for consensus, determined by discussion among editors (usually via talk pages, discussion boards, or a dedicated chat room). Not the status of the contributor to the discussion nor the number of votes on a particular issue determine consensus—rather, the cogency of the presented arguments win out through a process of concession and good faith. However, regardless of any consensus, the dependence upon reliable sources to maintain the integrity of the site remains invariably paramount.

History

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Scope

This section documents an official Crash Bandicoot Wiki content policy.
It approximates a widely accepted standard that all editors should normally follow. Changes made to this page should reflect consensus.

While the Crash Bandicoot Wiki aims to be a comprehensive resource for Crash Bandicoot fans, it does not devote coverage to everything conceivably related to the Crash Bandicoot series. On the contrary, it primarily focuses on the canon and gameplay of the series, with everything else required to supplement such a focus. As such, it does not cover:

  • Real-world biographies about people involved with the creation of the series (as a sufficiently comprehensive article dedicated to them would exceed their involvement with Crash Bandicoot).
  • Cut content, except that which supplements canonical material (such as unused dialogue), or is directly relevant to used content (e.g. unused variations of a used element).
  • Articles otherwise entirely dedicated to "behind the scenes" information, or information related to franchises which feature Crash Bandicoot elements but are not installments to the Crash Bandicoot series.
  • Content that is unverifiable against canonical material.
  • Articles whose topics are not sufficiently notable (unique or distinctly relevant to the Crash Bandicoot series).

What the Crash Bandicoot Wiki is not...

This section documents an official Crash Bandicoot Wiki content policy.
It approximates a widely accepted standard that all editors should normally follow. Changes made to this page should reflect consensus.

As a site whose stated goal is to be a comprehensive resource for Crash Bandicoot "fans", it is possible to misconstrue the means to that end. The Crash Bandicoot Wiki is not:

Content
  • A place for discussion concerning the games or topics therein that are not relevant to the improvement of the wiki itself (e.g. theories, speculation, requests for help with the games, etc.) These things may be discussed elsewhere, such as on a relevant subreddit or the wiki's forum board.
  • An indiscriminate collection of information. Content must have practical and encyclopedic value. Merely being true is not enough to be included on the wiki (see § Scope).
  • Censored. Despite the Crash Bandicoot series' target demographic being young children, the wiki's is 13 and above. Therefore, there may be potentially offensive content that will not be censored.
  • Spoiler-protected. It should be a basic expectation that an encyclopedic site about a topic will have spoilers about it.
Community
  • An experiment in democracy. While straw polls can be helpful in determining consensus, they themselves do not establish consensus. Majority rule leads to unresolved discussions and weakly established consensus not sustainable under future scrutiny.
  • A bureaucracy. The wiki does not have formal, rigid processes for the establishment of new rules or procedures. Instead, it is governed by an organic and dynamic body of consensus established through discussion, and enforced only where intervention is necessary.
  • Compulsory. Do not make the mistake of taking things too seriously. Remember, editing is not required.

See also

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.