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People have contributed in many ways over many years to the Eamon community, and are a frequent subject of wiki articles. This page offers guidelines for articles on people.


It's appropriate to create articles for the authors of published adventures (e.g., Sam Ruby), the creators of published software (e.g., Frank Black), or other significant public contributors to Eamon or closely-related projects. Articles on individuals who are not direct public contributors to the Eamon community but who are nonetheless related to it (e.g., Bill Fesselmeyer), may also be acceptable, but should be decided on a case-by-case basis.

Examples of individuals who do not normally merit their own articles include normal users of Eamon, adventure authors whose work has not been publicly released or recognized by the EAG, or individuals who have no obvious public connection to Eamon.


The preferred form for the titles of articles on individuals is first name last name – e.g., Donald Brown, John Nelson, etc. The title of the article should not include the individual's titles (Mr., Dr.), but should include suffixes (Jr., III) where appropriate. Avoid using middle names or initials in the title.

The article title should follow the most commonly used form of the individual's name, not necessarily the individual's true name – e.g., Tom Zuchowski, not Thomas Zuchowski. (However, it's a good practice to create an entry for the proper name that redirects to the common name.)


In the interests of protecting privacy, editors should not add the following personal details to articles about living individuals:

  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • Mailing address
  • Date of birth

Though such private details are forbidden, including information that's less specific (or that's already explicitly public) can be acceptable if it provides useful context to the reader. Examples:

  • Information from or about the individual's public website
  • The individual's year of birth
  • The individual's state or province

The use of biographical details like the school the individual attended, where they worked, etc. should be avoided unless they're directly relevant to Eamon, or unless the individual in question has volunteered the information for use in the wiki, or unless the individual has already chosen to publish it publicly elsewhere.

For deceased individuals

Some of the restrictions above are relaxed for individuals who are confirmed to be deceased: dates of birth and death can be included, as can the individual's city and state, as well as some limited biographical details.


For articles on living individuals, Eamon Wiki prefers that images should not be included in that person's wiki article unless the individual in question specifically grants the wiki permission to do so. This applies even if the images in question are publicly available elsewhere. The one exception the wiki currently allows to this rule is for the article on Eamon creator Donald Brown.


An article about a person should normally include the person template, which adds to the page an informational sidebar. If the person is the author of multiple adventures, he or she may also have a template of their own (like Nelson or Zuchowski) which adds a navigational box to the bottom of the page.

If the person who is the subject of the article is also an editor of this wiki, this can be indicated by adding the MyUserPage template to the top of the article, like so: {{MyUserPage|JSmith}}. This creates a link from the article to the user page. (A corresponding template, MyArticle, can be placed on the top of the user page to link back to the article.)


Articles on people should be placed into one or more categories, which is done by adding category links to the end of the article. For example, the article on Donald Brown is categorized as follows: Adventure authors, Developers, Living people, and Men.

Surname pages

For every article about a person there should be a page for their surname, a practice the wiki follows to make it quicker and easier to get to individuals' articles. If there's only one person with that surname, then the page should be a redirect pointing to that person (e.g., Nelson). If there are multiple people with that surname, it should be a disambiguation page (e.g, Davis).