Hollow Knight Wiki:Rules of Conduct

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Welcome, future wiki contributor!

Please make sure you also familiarise yourself with the Editing Guidelines and How-To!

You are encouraged to join the Wiki Discord where contributors of the Wiki have a better line of communication.

In order to combat certain problems, these rules have been established.

Users whose behaviour does not meet the standards of the wiki may receive a warning. If problems with the user persist, they may have their editing right revoked, be suspended, or even banned, depending on the severity of the issues.

Not knowing the rules will not make you exempt from punishment.

Our Purpose

We want the wiki to be well-known for being the best place to come for information about Hollow Knight and Silksong. Our aim is to maintain the wiki with a clear focus of providing reliable and fact-checked information about the content of the games.

What the Wiki isn't

  • Not a fan content site: the Hollow Knight wiki does not host fan fiction or fan art. Mods are accepted as long as they follow the Guidelines. If you want to share fan art or write fan fiction, please do so on the Hollow Knight Fanon wiki.
  • Not social media: the wiki is not a site where you should talk more than edit. We encourage users to socialise on the Discord server, but discussions on the wiki itself should be focused primarily on suggestions and discussions of edits.
  • Not complete: Every wiki, including this one, is never complete. There are still incomplete pages, links that have not been created and articles in need of improvement. Every user can contribute to the wiki if they see something that is incomplete.

What the Wiki is

  • A place for reliable information about the contents of Hollow Knight and Silksong.
  • A place for meaningful discussion about Hollow Knight and Silksong. Low effort discussions, memes, and joke posts are not welcome anywhere on the wiki.

Editing Rules

1. Registered users may receive a month ban for first offences, depending upon the severity of the vandalism and mod discretion.

1.1 Vandalism includes both the addition of objectionable items, as well as destructive deletion.
1.2 Do not leave messages in the article.
1.3 Do not include opinions in the article.
1.4 Do not leave jokes or memes in the article.

2. No edit warring. If you and another editor disagree, discuss it on the wiki or on the Wiki Discord.

3. No use of bots unless authorised by an admin.

4. Do your best to use proper spelling and grammar when editing. Please refer to the terminology section of the editing guidelines for reference.

5. If you are unsure if something should be added to the wiki, post it on the discussion page first or address it on the Wiki Discord, and let the Wiki team or community decide.

6. One editor, one account. Sockpuppetry, the act of creating one or more alternate accounts, will result in an immediate, permanent ban on all accounts.

7. Assume good faith: when someone makes an edit, assume that it was to help the wiki, not an act of vandalism. If a mistake is made, assume it was an accident, correct the edit and ask the user to be more careful next time and if applicable, show them how to work a sandbox.

7.1 If a user adds incorrect information, assume that they believe it is correct, and discuss it to settle the matter. If you have information to prove the claim wrong, please present it.
7.2 If there is a disagreement, you should use discussion pages to explain yourself and give others opportunity to do the same. You must work together with the rest of the community to come to a consensus on the correct content for this wiki.
7.3 Remember to be patient with newcomers. They may not know how to edit a wiki or what's supposed to be added as content.
7.4 Suspected deliberate vandalism should be reported immediately to an Administrator who can work to prevent it from happening again.


You are welcome to discuss Hollow Knight and the wiki in these places:

Thank you for your understanding.

Wiki Team