Here at the Mortal Engines Fanon Wiki, we aim to ensure that everyone has fun while creating content. Despite this, all users are bound to certain rules both inside and outside of their articles, which everyone must abide by in order to create a fun, closely-knit community. As such, this Wikia has several sets of guidelines that need to be upheld. Reading all of these rules is required, in order to ensure that nothing you do violates our content guidelines and that you do not offend any users, as such acts may result in you having your rule breaking content deleted or perhaps even you being banned from the Wiki should you break multiple rules repeatedly. For more information on the punishments of breaking these rules, it is recommended that
We Are Not Affiliated With Philip ReeveEdit
Despite the fact this is his universe, we are not in any way connected to the staff at Game Workshop. All characters used in his books or any other medium which he has endorsed do not belong to us and we do not claim ownership of them. Any works placed on this site are not intended with intents of breaching copyright laws, and we receive solid proof that the creator of the setting wants us to remove anything, then we are legally obliged to do as such. Use or mention of characters should cause no harm overall, but content must not breach any laws when dealing with content ownership.
If Writing Fan Content, Use Proper Spelling And GrammarEdit
As many people view and critique articles with the intention of helping the author improve, it is strongly recommended that anything you place on the site uses proper spelling and grammar. Articles that are majorly unreadable due to spelling and grammar errors will no doubt be criticized for this, and no one except the user is obligated to fix it. However, due to this being for the main part a minor issue, an article will not be deleted for this reason with the exception of specific circumstances. Additionally, there is no standard of English used on this site, so articles may use British-English, American-English, Australian-English, or any other type of dialect.
What Is Deemed An 'Acceptable' Article?Edit
An article should be a minimum of two decent sized paragraphs, or a third of a page in a Microsoft word document (Size 12 font at most). An article with less than this may be deleted (Depending on spelling, grammar and obviously length). Small articles create clutter around the wiki, and such a thing will not be tolerated for very long unless they are clearly marked with the Stub Template.
All members of this site are required in all of their content, to ensure that no existing Games Workshop content is contracted. For example, there is to be no saving of canon cities such as London from disaster, needless destruction of canon cities such as Murnau or the breaching of the great Shield-Wall of Batmunkh Gompa.
What Is Canon?Edit
All publications and works written by Philip Reeve that are established to be set within the Mortal Engines universe, including: (NB: The short story Urbivore is not regarded as canon).
- Mortal Engines
- Predator's Gold
- Infernal Devices
- A Darkling Plain
- Fever Crumb
- A Web of Air
- Scrivner's Moon
We Are Not A Gossip CenterEdit
This one is pretty simple to understand. If you want to talk to someone, use their talk page. Redundant articles made simply for the purpose of socializing will be deleted, and repeated breaking of this rule will result in warnings and possible banning. If you desire to create something which can result in community input, than make a blog for that purpose. Keep socialization of the mainspace.
We Are Not A Pornographic/Sexually Explicit WebsiteEdit
This means that not only are you going to get a permanent ban for posting pornographic videos, you are also going to get a temporary ban for post scenes with sexually explicit content in your Fan Fiction. Sexual references in your content or alluding to sexual scenes is fine, as long as no detail is added. Should you post explicit enough detail in your content, you may receive a warning ban for your actions. Sexual references will be given some leighway due to each person having a different idea of how far such things can go before being explicit, but this is the extent of getting off for breaking the rule.
We Are Not WikipediaEdit
This is a Fan Fiction site, where you can create guns, stories, swords, weapons, vehicles, characters, and the like. We are not a Warhammer encyclopedia, so please do not create articles on already existing canon content. If you really have the desire to put more information into canon content, go to the Warhammer 40,000 Wikia, which can be found here.
We Are Not A Gateway To AdvertisingEdit
If you are a person with intentions to spam this wiki in order to gain revenue for products or to simply degrade the overall wiki quality, then you can expect a ban which will range for several months. Should the links be malicious, then the ban will be a permanent IP block, the most serious block you can receive. It will stop anyone in the general vicinity of you from being able to edit forever. That is the consequence you will bring upon yourself for an attempt to harm others. Joke sites are not malicious, but viruses and spyware are.
No Racial/Sexist/Ageist RemarksEdit
This rule is only applied to comments between users, and will not be enforced upon articles with the exception of those that go overboard. Racial remarks are prejudice or hatred directed at specific people due to their birthplace, skin color, or specific features that are targeted in an attempt to make the people seem lesser than others. Sexist remarks are prejudice or discrimination applied to a particular gender, with the intention of degrading a person. Ageist remarks are comments made in aggressive or hateful terms, applied to people due to their age. None of these three will be tolerated on the site.
A very important rule to follow on this website. Flaming is the act of directly insulting or attacking another user's works in order to get them to bite back. If someone is Flaming you, report them to an admin, and don't respond aggressively; you will just be giving them what they want. Trolling is the act of directly attacking another user. Flaming will get you a warning at first, while Trolling; depending on the severity, will get you a ban. Admins will use all tools at our disposal to see if there were any actions that brought this on, but it is not uncommon to be trolled or flamed with no provocation. If however, you have brought this on yourself by trolling the abuser in the past, then you will both be given a warning ban for doing such an action.
No One Is Exempt From The RulesEdit
These rules are applied to all members of the community, regardless of their status, position, article standards or even time spent here. No favoritism will be shown amongst members, and breaking the rules will still result in warnings or bans even for administrators. By editing and using this wiki, you hereby agree to follow these rules and agree to accept the consequences of breaking them.
Roleplaying games set in the age of the Traction Era may be permitted in the future as the site expands. At this current moment they are not allowed on this wiki without first being sanctioned by an Administrator.
Alterbate Timelines that are focused on "What if?" events are not permitted on this site unless the idea has been approved by an Administrator
If you have made it here and have read all of the rules through, than you are on your way to being an outgoing, positive community member. If you have not already, it is suggested that you read the guidelines (linked on the left hand sidebar at the top of the page) in order to better get a feel of the website. Remember to have fun, now go make some outstanding articles!