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Spoilers on this site are regarded as any summary, description, remark, image, or other means of submitting information which reveals important plot elements and/or outcomes of a piece of fictional media. Such information has the ability to "spoil" the enjoyment of such media for the article reader by taking away the suspense and dramatic tension the reader would have otherwise experienced with the media.

Because the Descendants Wiki sustains a non-written respect policy to its readers and contributors, we want the community to show that same respect to those who haven't yet seen, played, or read a particular piece of Descendants media.

Marking spoilers

  • All qualifying spoiler content on this wiki must be marked via the appropriate marking method.
  • All wiki contributors reserve the right to add Kung Fu Panda information that may or may not be considered spoilers, and to do so without consequence. However, to qualify for this right, that information must be marked. Not doing so will result as such:
    • The unmarked spoiler content will either be marked or removed on the spot, depending on the specific circumstances and/or conditions of the content.
    • The contributor who added the unmarked spoiler content, whether intentionally or not, may face consequences.
  • Rule of thumb: If you're not sure whether something is considered to be a spoiler or not, mark it anyway. Someone else will come to decipher it later.

What to mark

The following are what should be marked as spoilers:

GreenCheck All images and sections of text involving and/or including plot information from qualifying spoilers. All mainspace articles (media, character, location, object, etc.) apply to this policy.
RedX EXCEPTION: Pre-released content from Disney or any other official source. See third bulletpoint in "What NOT to mark."
GreenCheck Remarks on discussion pages (comment sections, message walls, forum threads, article talk pages, etc.) that refer to important plot details from qualifying spoilers. Please be respectful to passing-by readers by marking spoilers in all discussions.
In addition, all topic names must not contain spoilers. When naming discussions about spoiler media, please be mindful of what words or phrases could be considered spoilers. Be specific, but also ambiguous.
GreenCheck Anything else under the discretion of an administrator.

View current qualifiers of these conditions here.

What NOT to mark

The following should not be marked as spoilers:

RedX Everything from the original film, Descendants. Because this site was originally created after the first film, the information is formatted under the assumption that readers and/or contributors of this site have already seen the film in its entirety.
RedX Media that has been out for a substantial amount of time. Spoilers shouldn't stay marked forever, so this policy follows upon the amount of time it takes for a movie to be released on DVD—which is roughly around 3–5 months.[1]
RedX Pre-released content from DreamWorks or any other official source. Because this kind of information has been made available to the open public prior to its respective media's release, it is not regarded on this site as spoilers. This includes plot synopses, character information, promo images, screencaps from trailers/spots/clips/etc., and all other content originating from an official source.
GreenCheck EXCEPTION: If something is considered by the fandom, community, and/or media to be leaked, it will automatically qualify as spoilers.
RedX Anything else under the discretion of an administrator.

View current qualifiers of these conditions here.

How to mark spoilers

Spoiler tags

STATUS: ACTIVE

  • Description: Uses the templates {{spoiler}} and {{endspoiler}} to "box in" spoiler content. The templates' appearance and functions allow the reader to be warned ahead of time when spoiler content is coming up, and to give them the ability to automatically skip over the information.
  • Conditions of use: Default method for marking text spoilers.
  • What to use it on: Articles, comments, messages
  • Instructions:
  1. On a separate line before the spoiler content, copy and paste the template name "{{spoiler}}".
  2. On a separate line after the spoiler content, copy and paste the template name "{{endspoiler}}".
  3. If there is already another set of the same spoiler markers somewhere on the page, edit {{spoiler}} and {{endspoiler}} to contain the same unique ID. E.g. "{{spoiler|e1}}", "{{endspoiler|e1}}". This will make it so that clicking on "Skip section" will skip to the right endspoiler tag and not any of the other ones on the page. The ID can be anything as long as they are unique and exactly the same.
  • Example:

Code:

{{spoiler}}
(Spoiler text). (Spoiler text). (Spoiler text). (Spoiler text). (Spoiler text). (Spoiler text). (Spoiler text). (Spoiler text). (Spoiler text). (Spoiler text). (Spoiler text). (Spoiler text). (Spoiler text). (Spoiler text). (Spoiler text). (Spoiler text). (Spoiler text).

(More spoiler text). (More spoiler text). (More spoiler text). (More spoiler text). (More spoiler text). (More spoiler text). (More spoiler text). (More spoiler text). (More spoiler text). (More spoiler text). (More spoiler text). (More spoiler text). (More spoiler text). (More spoiler text). (More spoiler text).
{{endspoiler}}

Which gives...

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(More spoiler text). (More spoiler text). (More spoiler text). (More spoiler text). (More spoiler text). (More spoiler text). (More spoiler text). (More spoiler text). (More spoiler text). (More spoiler text). (More spoiler text). (More spoiler text). (More spoiler text). (More spoiler text). (More spoiler text).


Spoiler filler text

STATUS: ACTIVE

  • Description: Marks a comment or other discussion message as a spoiler by placing filler text before the spoiler comment text. This helps to not display the spoiler comment text in the wiki's Recent Activity feed that isn't able to generate the spoiler tags.
  • Conditions of use: Alternative method for marking non-article text spoilers.
  • What to use it on: Comments, messages
  • Instructions:
  1. In a separate paragraph before your comment text, copy and paste a line of "spoiler" filler text (containing the word "spoiler" at least 19 times).
  • Example:

Code:

SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS 

(Spoiler comment text). (Spoiler comment text). (Spoiler comment text). (Spoiler comment text). (Spoiler comment text). (Spoiler comment text). (Spoiler comment text). (Spoiler comment text). (Spoiler comment text). (Spoiler comment text). (Spoiler comment text). (Spoiler comment text). (Spoiler comment text).

Which gives...

SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS

(Spoiler comment text). (Spoiler comment text). (Spoiler comment text). (Spoiler comment text). (Spoiler comment text). (Spoiler comment text). (Spoiler comment text). (Spoiler comment text). (Spoiler comment text). (Spoiler comment text). (Spoiler comment text). (Spoiler comment text). (Spoiler comment text).


Page spoiler warning

STATUS: CURRENTLY INACTIVE DUE TO TECHNICAL ISSUES

See also: SpoilerAlert extension
  • Description: Marks an entire page with a spoiler warning that covers all of the page content and prompts the reader to choose whether or not they want to view it.
  • Conditions of use: Only to be used in special circumstances with administrator approval.
  • Example: Click here.


Image spoiler mask

STATUS: CURRENTLY INACTIVE DUE TO NON-USE AND MAJORITY CONSENSUS

  • Description: Marks an image as a spoiler by covering the original image with a masked version, helping readers to not immediately see the spoiler contents of the image.
  • Conditions of use: Default method for marking image spoilers.
  • What to use it on: Image files
  • Instructions:
  • Requirements: Adobe Photoshop or a similar image editing program that allows layering and transparency controls.[2]
  1. Using Photoshop (or a similar program), create a slightly transparent (between 50%–75% opacity) white layer on top of the entire spoiler picture. On top of the white layer, create a text layer with the word "SPOILERS" repeated across it (preferably in bold red).
  2. Save the image as a separate file, making sure you have both the original image and the new masked version on your computer.
  3. Upload the original spoiler picture to the wiki.
  4. Go to the picture's file page, and under "File History," select "Upload a new version of this file."
  5. Upload the masked version of the picture.


Content qualifiers

This list was last updated August 20, 2016. Recent changes are highlighted in blue.

Non-spoilers

Spoilers

Notes

None

Footnotes

  1. This isn't to imply that something (a movie, for example) must be released out on DVD (or in other various formats) before having spoilers unmarked. There is just a general assumption that around that time, it's been released long enough for most readers to have the chance to view, play, and/or read it. May still be left at the discretion of an administrator.
  2. If you do not have any of these tools and are therefore unable to create an image spoiler marker, DO NOT upload the picture to the wiki and instead make a request to have someone mask it for you.

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