EsportsWikis:Community/Site Policies

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Notability Guidelines

We can't have a page for literally everyone who has ever played a game of Rocket League -- or even for everyone who has played in a single prized tournament -- we simply cannot maintain that many pages, and most pages would never be visited. So in order to maintain quality within our wiki, we have a set of "notability guidelines" that we follow to determine whether a player (or team) gets a page.

Teams

A team must meet at least one of the following requirements to have an EsportsWikis page created:
  • Top 16 placement in Premier events (including their Qualifiers)
  • Participation in a Major event (excluding their Qualifiers)
  • 2 Wins OR 4 Top 8 placements OR 8 Top 8 placements in Minor or Monthly events
  • Top 16 Power Ranking for at least 3 weeks consecutively
  • Well known high-level team that has been around for a while
  • At least 2 of the players already have an EsportsWikis page, or at least 1 of the players are extremely noteworthy in their regions and already have EsportsWikis pages.

Players

A player must meet at least one of the following requirements to have an EsportsWikis page created:
  • Is currently (or was previously) on the starting roster for a team which:
    • Placed Top 16 in a Premier event
    • 1 Win OR 2 Top 4 placements OR 4 Top 8 placements in Major events
    • 2 Wins OR 4 Top 8 placements OR 8 Top 8 placements in Minor or Monthly events
    • Top 10 Power Ranking for at least 3 weeks OR Top 16 Power Ranking for at least 6 weeks
      • This does not require the player to be on the same team, although it does require the player to have actively participated on the team(s) for the stipulated time
  • Is currently (or was previously) an official sub for a team which:
    • Participates (or participated) in a Premier Tournament (excluding Qualifiers)

Support Staff

We will make pages for a coach or manager who either:
  • Is the primary coach or manager for a team with an EsportsWikis page

Casters

We will make pages for a caster who:
  • Is contracted as caster for the RLCS.

Tournaments

Tournaments will be categorized into Premier, Major, Minor, Monthly, and Weekly by the following rules:

  • Premier Tournaments
    • It is part of the primary circuit of any region
    • For clarification, this currently means the RLCS for Europe and North America and the Oceanic Series for Oceania.
  • Major Tournaments
    • It has a prizepool equal to $2500 USD (or equivalent) or higher in which the premier teams of a region and/or well-known esports organizations participate.
  • Minor Tournaments
    • Tournaments that don't qualify as Premier or Major tournaments.
    • Tournaments that are invite only (this includes tournaments that would otherwise be classified as monthly or weekly).
  • Monthly Tournaments
    • Minor tournaments that take place every month.
  • Weekly Tournaments
    • Minor tournaments that take place every week.

Conflicts of Interest

A conflict of interest arises when a user with an affiliation to the subject of a page that they are editing makes edits to the page that affect the page's neutrality. (For example, if a player incurs a fine, goes to their page, and deletes mention of the fine.)

What to do in the event of a conflict of interest

Generally, we do want players and organizations to be involved in the creation and maintenance of their pages -- that's how we get the best information! However, in order to ensure that neutrality is maintained, we request that you work with a staff member when editing your page. This doesn't mean you have to run every single edit by us, but any major changes should be made in consultation with staff. If you make edits that we deem to be overly self-promotional, they will be removed.
Examples where you're welcome to make a change to your page on your own:
  • Editing a neutral piece of information in the trivia section, for example a favorite food.
  • Correcting a grammar mistake.
  • Correcting a factual mistake, such as the date you joined a team.
  • Adding a link to an interview.
Examples where you should work with a staff member:
  • Writing an explanation for the reason that you left a team.
  • As an organization, writing an explanation for the reason that you removed a player from your starting lineup.
  • As a manager, describing the actions you took to bring a team together.

Not sure how to get in touch with our staff? Look here.

Linking to your own content

You are welcome to link to your own content where appropriate, but please do not replace existing links or delete content. If you think a piece of content is inappropriate, please contact staff instead of removing it yourself. Here are a few specific times you may wish to link to your own content:
  • Articles: Our wiki covers history, but we do not provide analysis. For that reason, we try to link to as many articles as we can that cover players, teams, and tournaments. You are welcome to add your own content to these lists, as long as you only add content in places where it's relevant and also follow the proper formatting. What counts as an article? Articles must contain original analysis of some sort - game recaps and news posts are not articles.
  • Player Content: If you have your own wiki page, you can index your own content in a section on your page called Vlogs, Blogs, and Notable Posts.
  • Quality Control: We reserve the right to remove any self-added content if we believe it to be misleading or of insufficient quality. However, we will only do this in extreme circumstances. As always, if you have any concerns, please reach out to our staff

Requesting deletion of information

Want information about yourself or your organization deleted? In general, we want to provide as complete a body of information as we can (and in particular want to avoid coloring history by omitting details that we're aware of), but occasionally we will delete information for you if:
  • You are being harassed due to information about you on our site, and
  • Our site is the primary location that people learned that information.
For example, if our wiki says that your favorite flavor of ice cream is vanilla, and people are harassing you for not liking chocolate after discovering this fact on the wiki, we will delete that piece of information.
However, if you were officially disqualified from a tournament, then we would consider the tournament the primary source of that information and keep it up on the wiki. If you have any questions, please reach out to our staff!
One thing we will not do is remove your involvement with an organization if there was a public record of your involvement, or if we learned of your involvement through official channels (e.g. Riot, or both you and the team confirmed to us at an earlier date), even if you request that the information be removed due to a conflict with the organization. We understand and respect the fact that you may not want to have your reputation affected by circumstances outside of your control, and will attempt to clarify the exact nature of your position should it be necessary. Such clarification can include but is not limited to linking to statements from all parties involved in a dispute, adding qualifying terms like "unofficially," and writing a summary of events on either the team page or your own page as we deem appropriate to the situation. We are happy to work with you but cannot rewrite the events of history.


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