Minecraft Wiki

This page is an archive of rules which were in effect until March 01, 2015.

  1. Anything that is against the Minecraft TOS and/or brand guidelines is not allowed on the wiki, no matter what.
  2. Spam/vandalism is an absolute no-no.
  3. Articles about very simple things ("House", "Deleting", etc.), subjects that are outside the wiki's scope, or do not provide viable information that doesn't already fit on existing pages are not allowed. These articles are very unnecessary as they are do not help players or fit better on existing pages.
    1. Minigames are only allowed to be added if Mojang AB claims to have played them.
  4. When creating an article, include as much text as possible and, preferably, an image. Pages that don't meet these requirements may be removed without warning for lack of content.
  5. Harassment, insults, ad hominem is not allowed on the wiki. Keep discussion as civil as possible.
  6. Articles about people are only allowed if the person in question is part of, or closely related to, Mojang AB.
    1. Pages in the User: namespace are exempt from this.
  7. Stick to the facts - don't create parody/comedic/nonsense/hoax articles or articles that could mislead players.
    1. This includes content based on speculation!
  8. Gameplay strategies, guides, how-tos, etc., should be subarticles of Tutorials (for example, Tutorials/Beginner's guide).
    1. These pages may be linked from other articles as long as they are related to the article.
    2. This includes any navigational features of blocks, items or textures.
  9. Articles about custom server modifications/topics should be linked to their main article. For example, a mod called "Lots'o'booty" for the server "Yarrcraft" would go into "Yarrcraft/Lots'o'booty".
  10. Articles created for the purpose of advertising specific servers are not allowed.
    1. Server IPs are not to be posted on articles. This does not apply to tutorials and the userspace.
  11. Articles about fan communities are not allowed due to advertising issues and stuff like that.
    1. Links to external communities within articles are not allowed, unless it is a cited reference. This does not apply to tutorials, mod pages and the userspace.
  12. Please add a summary to all of your edits - this will make the wiki more organized.
  13. Do not directly copy over content from other websites that discuss Minecraft.
  14. Articles regarding custom servers are only allowed when the server is released to the public.
  15. Articles containing information about client mods are only allowed when the client mod cannot contribute to cheating or griefing in multiplayer.
    1. These pages should be subarticles of Mods.
  16. Linking to videos is only allowed if it's the only way to show a certain event (like the void) or if they are official videos. For further information, please see the video policy.
  17. We are not a file-hosting service. If an image is uploaded and not integrated into a useful article soon after, we reserve the right to delete it without notice. Using our hosting for GUI screenshots, userspace images and general wiki-related images is allowed.
  18. Always sign your posts on talk pages with ~~~~.
    1. If you see a comment without a signature, look into the page's history to find the username of the person who made the comment and the date and time the comment was posted, then use {{Unsigned}} to remind them for next time.
  19. Things that are not in the game and have simply been thought up by people ("legends", hoaxes, religions, etc.) are not allowed. This is because they have nothing to do with the game itself and are primarily used by trolls.
  20. When adding screenshots to an article, make sure the screenshots use vanilla textures and UI. Screenshots that use custom texturepacks, UI mods and other custom content are not allowed.
    1. This rule does not apply to articles covering mods.
  21. Abusing multiple accounts will not be tolerated.
    1. Unacceptable usernames will be blocked indefinitely. Independent actions against IPs may be considered, depending on the severity.
    2. Editors may have more than one account only if all accounts used by an editor are clearly marked, though maintaining more than one account is generally discouraged regardless of the reason or identification.
    3. Conversely, each account should only be used by one person. If a group or organization wishes to edit on-wiki, each individual member that will be editing needs to create their own account.
  22. Signatures should not use templates unless the template is always substituted, as long as the resulting code is no longer than 250 characters.
  23. Pages containing a list of miscellaneous builds the user can make are not to be considered a tutorial. They are to be kept in the Userspace.
    1. This includes user-created activities and challenges.

Please note: Articles in the User: namespace can be used for anything, provided rules 1, 2, 5, 13, 15.1, 21.1 and 22 are still followed.