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This page is considered an official policy on Star Wars Fanon.

It has wide acceptance among editors and is considered a standard that everyone should follow. Except for minor edits, please make use of the discussion page to propose changes to this policy.

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With a few exceptions listed below, you may not edit or use another user's fanon or fan fiction without their permission. This only applies to editing on Star Wars Fanon.

Unlike a wikia based around a collaborative, encyclopedic effort, Star Wars Fanon allows users to write their own fanon and fan fiction stories, so they are the authors and (for the purposes of this wikia) owners of their own pages. The editing policy covers what kinds of edits you are allowed to make to other users’ pages without their permission.

Permissible edits

If you do not have permission to edit another user’s page, the only edits you are allowed to make are as follows:

  • Categorizing the page.
  • Correcting spelling.
  • Correcting grammar.
  • Reverting vandalism or spam.
  • Organizing or correcting the page to conform to the wikia’s policies.

Using other authors’ fanon/fan fiction

You may not add, remove, or change story details from a page you did not create unless you have permission. One notable exception is the {{Free-edit}} template, which allows any user to make additions to a page, though alterations of preexisting material should first be discussed in the page's comment section or talk page.

You also may not use or link to someone else’s story as part of your own without the author’s permission. However, pages that are tagged with the {{Free-use}} template may be referenced by any user in their pages, but this tag does not give you permission to add, remove, or change content from a page without permission. The author may establish terms and conditions for the use of the reference in their page’s comments section or talk page.

If you believe that your fanon is being used or altered without your permission, please contact an administrator and they will review and resolve the situation.

Text copyrights

All text submitted to Star Wars Fanon is done so under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 license. This means that the editing policy only governs behavior on Star Wars Fanon, and cannot be used as a copyright statement about using your content on another wikia or website. As long as the conditions of the Creative Commons license are met, your content may be freely used by anyone on the Internet for any reason. This applies as soon as you post your text, and it is not revocable.

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