LeakyPedia:Canon policy

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Question: What does the LeakyPedia consider to be canon?

Answer: Books written by J.K. Rowling are considered to be the highest form of canon.


Question: What does the LeakyPedia consider to be lesser canon?

Answer: Information coming from other sources such as the movies, video games, board games, action figures, amusement parks, and other Warner Brothers-sanctioned sources are considered lesser canon.


Question: How do we make the distinction between higher and lesser canon on LeakyPedia pages?

Answer: The main body of each LeakyPedia entry should contain the highest canon available. Lower canon should be in an "Additional Canon" section lower on the page. You can make sub-sections under "Additional Canon" to deal specifically with each type of lower canon. For instance, if the LeakyPedia entry is about a magical object, the "Additional Canon" section might have separate sub-sections for how that magical object differs in the movies, the video games, book art work, etc.


Question: What if the lesser canon is more than just a few paragraphs?

Answer: There can be LeakyPedia pages for movies, actors, video games, amusement parks, etc. Feel free to make a page for the lesser canon and provide a link on the higher canon page to that lesser canon page.


Question: What if the lesser canon is just a line or two? Can't we just include it in the main body of a LeakyPedia entry?

Answer: Absolutely, but please make sure you state where information came from. As much as possible provide references such as the name of the company or creator, creation dates, links to the artists or creators, etc.


Question: So if a page is specifically about one of the movies, would the movie be considered the highest canon for that page?

Answer: That's essentially right. Try to keep the bulk of movie information on movie pages and the bulk of book information on book pages. The same goes for actor pages. Try to keep the bulk of actor information on actor pages instead of character pages. You may run into situations where you have paragraphs about differences between a movie and a book on both the movie and book page. You can use the Discussion page for each LeakyPedia entry to discuss with your fellow editors how best to split up information.


Question: What about J.K. Rowling interviews and quotes?

Answer: Please make sure you properly reference these. Just like with lesser canon, if it's short you may include it in within the main body of the entry. If it's a bit longer or if it contradicts what is in the books, please put in an additional canon sub-section.


If you have further questions about what is or is not considered canon do not hesitate to post a question in our forum.