There are very few policies which apply across all Wikia. These can be found on the Central Wikia at Wikia:Category:Policy. Other than assume good faith see our editing policies below.
Topics of orchid wiki
What is allowed
Here is a list of topics allowed on Orchid wiki
- Orchid species & Hybrid
- Specific taxonomic orchid genus and families
- Orchid growing info --Please do a detailed search before creating these or ask an admin if your page would be significant
- AOS Awards on a plant
- Features of a specific orchid
- Significant large organizations and Magazines -- Must be large and should not be a vending company. Must not be a small orchid society.
- Orchid shows <-- Should not be articles but added to Events and removed when events are over.
What is not allowed
- Orchid vendors
- Specific vendor branded or created potting mix -- it is too hard for people to locate and difficult to buy. ie: Synthetic clay pellets are ok, but OrchidWiki© clay balls not allowed.
- Very Opinionated description of a plant --You can do this on your blog.
- Companies, Places, or products named after orchids
- Fictional orchids -- ie: Tuvok orchid
- Your local town's orchid society
- No botanist pages, they can be found on wikipedia and you can link them ie. wikipedia:John Lindley
- No book articles because they are too insignificant (but books can be discussed on forums and used as references)
Pages that can be protected include:
- Logo and favicon to maintain the integrity of the site. If you want to change or have a different logo from time to time discuss on the forums
- Enforcing a "cool down" period to stop an edit war, upon request.
- Vandalized pages and images
- Help page (only to non users)
- See Wikia Protection for additional rules
- For more information on our image policy see Help:Image copyright tags.
- Images must be clear and not fuzzy
- Permission MUST be given by user
- Image must be identified (sorry no images with sp.)
- Images should NOT have copyright or text tags (Tags belong on the Image description)
See also Project:Simplified ruleset