As with all other non-fanon wikis, Acepedia is not nor shall ever be a place where fanon is permitted. In addition, advertise Xbox-Live crews on a forum or userpage, not in the wiki. There will always be the odd occasion in which a user adds made-up information (or fan material to be more exact) to the Wikia. Fan material is strictly prohibited on Acepedia, for we are an information site, not a fan fiction compendium. First timers will be warned, and a second infringement of the fan material policy might incur a ban.
What is fanon materialEdit
Fan material falls under the following;
- Making up or exaggerating plots of an Ace Combat game
- Uploading fan art (unofficial)
- Making articles supporting fake Ace Combat-related things as if they were real
Any material that falls under those categories will be deleted, no questions asked. Denying such in a troll-ish matter will incur a ban. If you think something of yours was completely official regarding AC, please make a kind and thought out message to an admin's talk page.
The most famous fan material event in Acepedia history is the HellHawk Incident, in which one particular user (anon, IP unconfirmed) posted an article in August of 2009 concerning a non-existent airplane in the Ace Combat canon, the ADF-37 HellHawk. This posting caused quite a stir amidst the Ace Combat Skies community, which caused this policy to be put into effect. A similar event happened recently in mid-January of 2010, where a user asked about the existence of a so-called ADF-01 FALKEN variant, the ADF-01Z. One of Acepedia's admins, Protostealth, joined the ACS forums & explained the situation to the community, effectively preventing another situation similar to that witnessed during the HellHawk Incident.
Xbox Live SquadsEdit
There are some members that are part of online squadrons, formed over the AC6 multiplayer on Xbox Live. Similar to fan material, XBL squadrons are not allowed to be posted on the site (an example is the New generation of strigon squadron page, which got edited multiple times by members of the team before being rightfully eliminated by the site's directive.) However, you can post anything concerning a particular team on your userpage.
Ace Combat Fanon WikiEdit
However, recently there has been a new wiki constructed specifically for fan material: The Ace Combat Fanon Wiki. There, it is encouraged to post whatever Xbox squadron you have or any other fan-fiction necessary. Those who violate the fanon policy here will be warned, and sent a link directing them to the Fanon Wiki.