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MOGAI Wiki Rules

Welcome to The Wiki's guidelines! Please feel welcome to leave a message on the Talk Page or ask a question in the Discord if anything is unclear.

Terms of Service

All users must abide by Miraheze's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We ask that users try to look over the entire Terms of Use before making an account. Users who break the Terms of Use may be subject to being banned on sight.

Content Policy

Prohibited Content

  • "Transage" or "transabled" terms: These terms do not have an inherent relation to one's gender or attraction, and both have a history of being harmful to people who are marginalized because of their gender/attraction. Our Wiki is open to discussion about what does and doesn't belong here. If you have concerns about a page, bringing it up in our Discord is the best way to open to open a discussion.

Allowed Content

  • Genders, gender alignments, and gender assignment terms
  • Orientations and attraction terms
  • Terms relating directly to the above
  • Important persons, blogs, or websites relating directly to the above

For example, although an Echidean relationship could be between two cisgender perisex hetero people, it is allowed here because it is a specific term relating to attraction and relationships. Another example is gendiegenic - Our Wiki is about queerness and things associated with it, not plurality on its own, but gendiegenic is a plural term directly associated with queerness, therefore we want to have a page on it.


These three points should be the main focus of every article.

  1. Accuracy - Accurate information is a must. Include sources for coining and definitions.
  2. Inclusion - Assume good faith, everyone who isn't harming anyone is valid. Phrasing describing identities should be neutral and non judgmental whenever possible.
  3. Clarity - Information should be phrased in ways that it's easy to understand.


All articles need to be properly formatted, made following a page guide if one is available. Pages don't have to be perfect at their time of creation, but we generally expect users to follow the page guide. All page guides can be seen in this category, and a guide exists for each major type of page. For example, when making a page on a gender, Guide:Gender should be used.

One can copy the content of a Guide page and paste it into a new page to begin to make it easier. If you don't have something needed for the page's content at the time of creating a page, adding Template:Cleanup and specifying what the page needs is acceptable, or adding Template:CitationNeeded.



  • Sourcing is mandatory. Not having sources for coining or definitions is not acceptable. (Always use a web archived source unless the original can't be archived for whatever reason.) Pages need to have citations, or use the template CitationNeeded to indicate that it needs to have a cited source added.

Unacceptable Sources:

  • Entire Wiki pages (LGBTA Wiki, Ezgender Wiki, Wikipedia, Mogaipedia, etc)

Citing an entire Wiki page is not allowed. If a Wiki page has citations, those citations themselves can be used on the page on our Wiki. Another Wiki's page is a result of up to hundreds of edits by hundreds of different users and not a singular source, and the information within it can be completely changed at any time, making it an invalid source.

  • Page As Original Source: Making a page to coin a term and having it be the original/only source of coining is not acceptable. Wiki pages shouldn't be used for this. Wikis are aggregates of information, not sources of them. Wiki pages are not social media and shouldn't be used as original posts. A coining post can be made in forums, on Tumblr, Twitter, Reddit, or on nearly any other site.

In the instance that a term has been coined by making a Wiki page, the edit history for that Wiki page that includes the page's creation can then be used as a source. However, this is disallowed on our Wiki, and coining terms through making a page is met with the same treatment as breaking another rule of the Wiki.

Acceptable Sources:

  • A tutorial and masterlist of common sources is here! This is not a complete list, and users can cite (nearly) any website or published piece of media. In general, one should feel free to make their own judgement on whether or not a site is trustworthy enough to be cited as a source. Tumblr or other blogging website links are acceptable sources (for example), but web archive or links are greatly preferred to help preserve content, and we encourage archiving any links you might add to an article, especially original coining posts. If you don't have a link at the time of editing a page, adding Template:Cleanup and specifying what the page needs is acceptable.

As a general rule: If Wikipedia wouldn't allow it as a source, neither would we.Repeatedly creating articles with no sources (and no usage of the templates mentioned previously) may result in temporary bans.

TLDR: We prefer web archived links, and entire Wiki pages are not valid sources, nor is it ok to try to coin something with a page as the original source.


Redefining existing terms with the same name is (generally) not acceptable. Coining a new term, like for example, a fairly obscure xenogender like Gendermelt, with the same exact name as an already existing term can only cause confusion. Do not edit articles in a way that fundamentally changes the definition of more obscure terms (unless you are the coiner or do so with their permission). This includes adding other aspects that are not part of the term, deleting information about the definition of the term, or simply changing the definition completely. (If you have concerns about an article's information being inaccurate, you can change this yourself by adding sources or start a discussion in the comments.)


If a term has already been unintentionally recoined with the same name and a different definition, this should be mentioned on the page itself in that page's definitions and history sections. In some cases, it may be chosen to separate the two versions of the term into different pages (such as Dreamgender and Dreamgender (Mcytgender)).

Separating two versions of a term isn't preferable, but is also sometimes necessary to keep information easy to find, accurate, and clear. Choosing to separate two different iterations of an article should be a community decision. Any user who thinks it would be appropriate to do so can start a discussion about this in the comments, and Template:Separation may be added to the top of the article to help bring attention to that discussion. Major reasons a term should get different pages for different definitions:

  • Context of the second coining implies that coiner had no idea of the original one.
  • The second coining shares no relation whatsoever to the first one and is extremely different (such as Dreamgender and Dreamgender (Mcytgender), where one is a mutogender and one is a mcytgender).

Community & Conduct

Important points:

  • Assuming good faith and keeping an open mind is key. We ask that you try to understand that even for identities that seem on the surface "contradictory" and "useless," having a label for experiences is very important to those people.
  • Commenting that someone's identity is "just" another word for a similar term (such as commenting that pan is just the same as bi), or similar microaggressions is not tolerated. Asking questions is accepted, but asserting that something isn't needed isn't.

No overt bigotry. Comments and articles that insult or put down minority groups are not allowed. This includes:

  • Specific erasure or prejudice against portions of the LGBTQ+ community such as biphobia, transphobia, transmisogyny, stellphobia, aphobia, etc.
  • Racism (the unfair treatment of a minority race). (This includes making racist comments such as commenting that a certain race has a negative trait inherently, making exclusionary comments about racially specific identities, refusal to comply when it is explained an action was racist and harmful, and general bigotry/prejudice against minority races. Additionally - Please be aware that racism against white people does not exist, and we will also act against the claim that it does in the same way as we would any other bigotry.)
  • Ableism (Neurodivergent and physically disabled experiences need to be respected and understood, and discriminating against someone for perceived or actual disability is not allowed.)
  • Whorephobia (Although this wiki will not focus on or host NSFW/overtly sexual content, respect should be given towards SWs and anti-SW sentiment is not allowed.)
  • Pluralantagonism (Systems are welcome on our wiki, and content invalidating them, including non-traumagenic systems, is not allowed.)

Information about each of these groups can be found our Wiki's MOGAI Wiki:About. If a user is familiar with MOGAI but confused about why we mention these above points specifically, we suggest they visit the Portal for resources.

Bigotry can often be handled according to a moderator's discretion. A polite first warning being left in reply to bigoted comments should be the typical response if context indicates that the user in question didn't understand the issues with their comment, but comments that seem in bad faith can be dealt with more harshly. This is detailed more in one of the "Dealing With Rule Violations" section.

Slurs and Reclamation

Given that this Wiki is based around gender identities, orientations, and other LGBTQ+ facets of identity - Do not use bigoted language, including slurs which degrade another person or group of people based on gender, race, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, etc.

However, there is a marked difference between someone insulting another person with these slurs, and someone who reclaims slurs that get used against them and incorporating those words into their identity. Some people reclaim slurs and the act of them reclaiming slurs is their own personal identity and not them applying it to someone else. No one should ever apply slurs to others without permission - but that's not the same as an identity including a slur. Reclaimed identities like dyke and faggot are allowed on the Wiki because some people do proudly call themselves these, using these words for those who specifically haven't given you permission is not.

"Not Safe For Work"

NSFW content is generally defined as content one wouldn't show to their boss at work - Pornography, other graphic sexual content, gore, and the like.

Pages for terms that relate to these topics here are allowed for the time being, but these pages in particular need to use the appropriate warning template at the top of the page and not include a serious amount of detail about the subject. There is no reason to go into detail about how a sexual act is performed. We believe in archiving who coined these terms, when they were coined, their flags, and so on - But an intense amount of detail isn't necessary.

Dealing With Rule Violations

The following are warnings and responses that admins may use against users who break the rules. From least serious to most serious:

  • A polite first warning explaining what the user did wrong and asking them not to do it again.
  • Blocks of a duration of 1 to 7 days for minor violations, if the user has continued to break rules after receiving one or more warnings.
  • Blocks of 1 to 4 weeks for more persistent violations and/or serious violations.
  • Blocks of 1 or more months for numerous, persistent violations and/or very serious violations.

Permanent blocking is usually reserved for:

  • Users who have come back from multiple temporary blocks in the past, but still continued to break the rules.
  • Users that have accounts that appear to be made only to troll/vandalize and have no edits beyond that.

Accounts that are confirmed to be sock puppets can be blocked permanently. It is not permitted to create a new account to get around an existing ban here. Such accounts should be blocked permanently, but only if it is known with certainty that the account is used by the same person who used a currently-blocked account.

Generally, if a user continues to break rules, they will incur progressively more serious punishments from this list. However, for very serious offenses, administrators can skip directly from a first warning to a long block. This should be done mainly in cases of accounts that seem to have acted only in bad faith and made by bigots to comment bigotry. (An example could be an account that references TERFs in it's username that makes no edits and has no activity beyond commenting transmisogyny on articles.)

Administrators should provide a clear explanation when performing any block, leaving a comment on the user's wall explaining why they were blocked. (Template text for this is available to the Staff in their channels in the Discord.)


All of these are also mentioned above, but for your convenience, here are the most helpful links to keep on hand: