ARK Survival Evolved Wiki:Wiki rules/Video Policy

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The video policy describes when and how a video can be included in an article on the ARK: Survival Evolved Wiki. This policy applies only to mainspace articles, tribes may post videos to their own pages. Official Curse and ARK videos are exempt from these rules, within reason.

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, but are not limited to, the behaviors and attacks of certain creatures, the particle effects of certain game elements, or the demonstration of a complicated process (such as taming).

Video contents

Embedded videos should be completely neutral, entirely for illustrative or explanatory purposes. Self-promotion, advertising, donations, or offensive language are not allowed.

  • Exceptions
    • The video end card may contain self-promotion of the channel.
    • The video description may contain any of the above.

It should also go without saying that the information in the video should be correct - please know what you're talking about.

Video Suggestions

While you are not required to adhere to the following suggestions, it is very unlikely that your video will be in-line with the rest of the policy if you do not:

  • Keep the video under 10 minutes and to-the-point
  • Try to give each page its own video. Avoid using the same video on multiple articles, unless it is appropriate to be used in such a manner, such as the pieces of an armor set or a weapon and its new ammunition.
  • If you are unsure whether or not a video is appropriate, post a it on the talk page with a brief explanation for a review.

How to embed videos

YouTube videos should be embedded using {{#ev:youtube|id}}. The id of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wrt21WitQBc would be Wrt21WitQBc. The video should be placed near the bottom of the page, just above the image gallery if the page has one.

Other videos

As a general rule, no other videos are allowed on mainspace articles. However:

  • 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).