Doom Wiki:Criteria for people articles

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The Doom community contains a large number of people. However, not all of these people are worthy of an article in a Doom encyclopedia.

Some guidelines for pages about specific people in the community follow. These are soft and determinations must be made on a case-by-case basis in many instances. A hard rule, however, is that if you are writing your own person article, you will not be given the benefit of the doubt and must immediately demonstrate meeting all of the points below.

  • The person being written up should have done something notable. For example, they have contributed to successfully released projects (including WADs, source ports, editing utilities, or other such items), won a well-known tournament, recorded a number of speedruns for Compet-n or similar sites, operated a website or popular social media outlet, or other significant activities. If they have not done anything of note in the Doom community, they should not be written up. Examples that do not qualify as notability are simply playing in a clan or having a forum account on Doomworld.
  • The article should primarily be about their contributions to the Doom community. Information about other interests (eg. "ÜberDooMer likes to play the guitar and play Counter-Strike") is usually not appropriate, but this is handled on a case-by-case basis (e.g., when the person is a professional game programmer, it is appropriate to name, although not discuss in-depth, projects they have handled before and after in their career).
  • The name of the article should take the form Real name (nickname) when possible: for example, John Carmero (ÜberDooMer). Sometimes the real name is not known, in which case the nickname alone will suffice, and occasionally a nickname is unnecessary even if it exists, especially if the person uses his or her real name most of the time, or the nickname is not generally used for relevant game related activities.
  • List the person's achievements (e.g. projects they have been involved in) in a bullet-point list, giving the year, with wiki links to articles about the mod or its individual levels, even if those articles themselves have not yet been created.
    • Unfinished and unreleased mods should not be listed, unless they have already been determined to merit their own article due to notability of the project's failure.
  • Include a link to their website or social media account(s) in an "External links" section at the end of the article.
  • Photos can be included, but be sure to get permission from whoever owns the copyright on the photo. Photos are more appropriate on long write-ups, however.
  • The article should not be placed in Category:People directly. Instead, categorize the person under any and all subcategories of the People category under which they fall.
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