WikiFur:Personal exclusion

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This page is an official policy on WikiFur. This policy serves as a place to record previous consensus actions, and should be followed except when consensus dictates otherwise. Significant changes to this policy should first be proposed on the discussion page.

If you do not wish to be included in WikiFur, please contact a curator requesting removal. The request will need to come from a verifiable address. In most cases, your request will be granted. Once a personal exclusion request is granted, a curator deletes the article about you, and replaces it with the notice

{{Protected-Excluded}} which displays as:
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This article left blank by request.

The subject of this article has contacted WikiFur and asked not to be included. To respect their privacy, we have blanked and protected this page.
If you are the subject and wish to be unexcluded, please contact a curator.

This does not include total exclusion from WikiFur (such as mentions of you in other articles). See WikiFur:Personal information.

Note that if there are simply incorrect facts, you can edit them out yourself - help improve the information about yourself! If the facts are correct, then your only recourse is to request removal as above. Also, this policy is restricted to information about you, and does not prevent other pages mentioning you in passing, unless they include information that would properly be on a page about you.

Alternatives to full exclusion[edit]

WikiFur allows privacy of personal information such as exact location, real name (if not the primary name used within the fandom), birthdate, or contact information. Such information can simply be removed without asking for full exclusion. (You should still explain what you're doing in the edit summary for the sake of other editors.)

It's also generally accepted that if one person has multiple personae that are generally kept separate, we are willing to avoid linking the two on WikiFur. This is a common courtesy for groups like MUCKers and fursuiters, but other people may have reasons for wanting this as well. Asking to keep two personae separate is another alternative to full exclusion.

If your concern is that someone can edit the article about you without you knowing about it, you can watch the article and be e-mailed every time the article changes. First, create an account if you haven't done so already. Under "my preferences", enter your e-mail address, and check the box labelled "E-mail me when a page I'm watching is changed" while you're there. Follow the instructions for authenticating your e-mail address. Second, add the article about you to your watchlist (click the "watch" tag while viewing the article you want to watch). You will now receive a notification each time the article about you is changed.

If you are more concerned about external search engines (and the people using them) finding information from an article concerning you or an organization/website/etc. with which you are intimately associated, we can append {{noindex}} to the article in question, resulting in the exclusion of the article's contents from search engine crawlers. "Noindex" leaves the article intact, but makes it harder for people to find it via search engines. Justification for such exclusion may be required, particularly if the subject of an article is not an individual.