This article, How to be a Successful New Wiki Member, is part of 40k Fanon's "Guide" articles. It is treated as community project and serves as both hints and guidelines. You are free to edit it, if seemed appropriate.

Hi! If you're reading this, you're probably a new member of the Warhammer 40,000 Fanon Wiki. If so, welcome to the wiki! If you need help with anything, just ask someone, we're all pretty friendly.

This article includes most of the "do's and dont's" of being a new member. Just follow a couple basic guidelines, and you'll quickly become a valued member of the site.

Where to Start

Many users create a space marine chapter for their first article (I myself being no exception). I think this is the best, and easiest, way to get acquainted with article creation and editing. A major advantage to making a chapter is that there isn't much to decide on really. You pick a color scheme, which is remarkably easy if using the Bolter and Chainsword Space Marine Painter (here's a link to that), choose a name that fits the color scheme, throw in a slightly diverse combat doctrine, and you're good to go!

You may also want to read some of our many "Guide " articles, such as "Warhammer 40k fanon:How to Make a Fanon Character ".

To mark an article you have just created as your own, use {{Property|USERNAME}}, and if you want to mark it as still under construction, use {{Construction|USERNAME}}.

"Do's and dont's"

There are a few basic "do's and dont's" that all members should follow.


  • Ask for help when you need it. Users Supahbadmarine, Lither, Khalael, Solomus-BlackWing, NecrusIV and RemosPendragon are the active admins, and are always happy to help, as are most of the wiki's other active members.
  • Ask permission before using another user's character, chapter, or other work in your own article.
  • Reference canon if it gives your article more depth.
  • Read the Rules.


  • Edit someone else's article without explicit permission from the author.
  • Create "stub" articles and leave them there. Only make an article when you are planning to work on it soon.
  • Conflict canon. NCF (non-canon-friendly) articles are usually bad, cliche, and end up being erased by the admins.
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