The Resident Evil Wiki is subject to a Spoiler policy regarding key plot points.
What is a SpoilerEdit
A "spoiler" is a piece of information that can have an enormouse impact on the reader/viewer/gamer's immersion into the plot if revealed ahead of its intended event by a third party. The Resident Evil Wiki, as an encyclopaedia, uses spoilers heavily. However, in the context of the page, all other usage of "Spoiler" will be in reference to primarily Plot-based information (such as character-development) regarding new releases.
When to add SpoilersEdit
When not to add SpoilersEdit
Major spoilers released some time before the game or film's launch should not be inserted without citations to back-up that information. The reason for this is simple - it's not out yet, and we can't verify what you are saying. Because of this, it is best not to add in content from Leaks unless suitably-verifiable. For example, a text-only leak spreading along forum posts is not reliable, even if the contents of it are revealed to be true. The reason why it should not be accepted is because, due to Forum sites' nature, the post is probably a copy-paste from another. It is possible that one of the copy-pasters added in fanfiction into his entry in order to fool readers. Because of this, unverifiable information should not be accepted, because it would require clean-up if inaccurate.
Even when a major leak has occured, we cannot accept that they be released onto the wiki. Firstly, a number of SysOps and Rollbackers may 'go-dark' in the hopes of remaining spoiler-free. To protect them and anyone else who happens to use the wiki, but without having experienced the leak, it is advised that major Spoiler-additions be reverted outright. If their version points out a factual error in the old/new version of the page, it is advised that such a piece be blanked, rather than replaced with Spoilers.