Terraria Wiki:Video policy

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The Video policy describes when and how a video can be included in an article on the Terraria Wiki. This policy applies only to Main space articles. For Guide space articles the authors of the article may add videos at their own discretion.

Embedded videos

When to use them

Embedded videos are only permitted in articles when an animation is necessary to illustrate some of the mentioned concepts, and a static image cannot fulfill this role alone. Examples of this would include the movement or attack patterns of enemies, the particle effects of certain game elements, the run distance before the Boots of Hermes kick in, etc.

Video Contents

Embedded videos should be completely neutral, entirely for illustrative purposes, preferably without voiced (or written) comments, and re-usable on the alternative-language Wikis. The video at Parallax is a good example of an article that follows these specified guidelines.

How to Embed Videos

We use the Extension:EmbedVideo to display videos. This is a short usage description, a fuller description can be found at the Extension page:

  • {{#ev:service|id}} <-- Recommended
  • {{#ev:service|id|width}}
  • {{#ev:service|id|width|align}}
  • {{#ev:service|id|width|align|desc}}
  • {{#evp:service|id|desc}} <-- Recommended
  • {{#evp:service|id|desc|align}}
  • {{#evp:service|id|desc|align|width}}

The recommended usage is with default position and sizing.

Other Videos

As a general rule, no other videos are allowed on mainspace articles. There are two exceptions though:

  • References: If a video is the direct reference to the content of an article, then it may appear in the references (as a textual external link).
  • Strategies: A lot of our pages have a "Strategies" section. These section should actually be transformed into a proper Guide. However, until that is done, as a convenience and to help start the guide, videos can be allowed in that section.
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