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The Spoiler Policy is in effect on new forms of media which are: Comic Books, Films, Episodes in a Series, and Video Games. Depending on the media, there are a different set of rules.

Spoiler Policy for Ghostbusters (2016 Movie)

This addresses all related contents to the film including all coverage and merchandise. Outline written by Mrmichaelt with edits performed by Devilmanozzy.

Note that the wiki overall is on a "Default Spoiler Policy" for spoiling the end of the film. This includes talk pages and the forum. The end being the climax of the film. The Default Spoiler Policy will be lifted two months after the home releases of the film in America.

Film Related Articles

Due to the nature of this event, the wiki has separated content additions into phases.

  • Phase 1: Trailer(s)- All Trailers released by Sony are to be covered on Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Advertising, along with a lite cliff-notes version added to the main film article with a link to the advertising article. This practice will also be used with all trailers. In both cases this is only to be performed by administrators on the wiki. Suggestions by standard users may be noted on the talk pages to the articles.
  • Phase 2: Film Premiere- On July 15, 2016 (tentatively) the film will be released in America. The main article will cover a bare bones summary after the film is released. This will be written by admins only. Suggestions by standard users may be noted on the talk page to the article.
  • Phase 3: A Week Later- On July 22, 2016 (tentatively), to promote the film, incorporation of information from the first 1/3 of the film may be started. This will be written by admins only. Admins will also decide where the cut-off is for first 1/3 of the film. Suggestions by standard users may be noted on the talk page to the article.
  • Phase 4: Four Months Later- On November 15, 2016 (tentatively), to continue promotion of the film, the content will expand to include 2/3's of the film. Content cut-off will be right before climax of film. This will be written by admins only. Admins will also decide where the cut-off is. Suggestions by standard users may be noted on the talk page to the article. Note that revealing the climax even in the talk pages is against the wiki's Default Spoiler Policy.
  • Phase 5: Two Months After Home Releases- On February 6, 2017 (guessing the home releases date is on December 6, 2016, no date actually known yet) Admins will build/place all pre-setup content on pages first; once done, pages will be unlocked for user editing.

Advertising

All advertising will be covered on Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Advertising.

  • Official/Authorized Coverage- For printed magazine articles that in go in-depth such as Cinefex or Entertainment Weekly it is up to the admins but should probably be covered in minimal until the Home Entertainment Releases. Admins may place it under "Default Spoiler Policy" if it reveals key elements from the film.
  • Unofficial/Unauthorized Coverage (TMZ type stuff)- Websites, click-bait news sites etc. are under Default Spoiler Policy. Linking to them for coverage is up to the admins only. Suggestions by standard users may be noted on the talk page to the Advertising page.

Home/Promotional Content Releases

This includes Video and Audio releases.

  • Items such as promotional campaign DVDs, Blu-Rays, DVD-Blu-Rays, Digital releases and soundtracks; will go hand and hand with daily Wiki coverage as they are released by Sony PR. Article about home entertainment releases will be started when it is announced by PR. When an official listing is released, articles about chapters will be started for the 2/3's of the film already covered.All content edited by administrators only.

Books/Print

Print is currently still going to be included on "Ghostbusters Print" in a new section "Ghostbusters 2016 Film Related".

  • The novelizations are under Spoiler policy as part of the film updates listed "Film Related Articles".
  • Other printed work will begin with a 4 month (like Comics) Spoiler rules. There may be issues with some content, and administrators may switch it to "Film Related Articles" Spoiler rules.

Other Forms of Merchandise

The Ghostbusters 2016 Movie Merchandise Wave article will house links to merchandise articles. Unless otherwise noted, merchandise is considered spoiler free other than what is placed in "Default Spoiler Policy" by administrators.

General Rules

Comic Books

The Rule for comics is only give out the synopsis when in the first four months after it has been released. This also means no adding content on other articles that may reveal information that ruins the contents ending.

Episodes in a Series

The Rule for episodes in a Series is only to give out the synopsis when in the first two weeks after has been aired. This also means no adding content on other articles that may reveal information that ruins the contents ending.

Video Games

Note: additional download content is not under spoiler policy.

  • Standard Console: The Rule for Console video games (this includes PC) is only give out the synopsis when in the first four months after it has been released. This also means no adding content on other articles that may reveal information that ruins the contents ending.
  • Mobile Devices: The Rule for Mobile games is only give out the synopsis when in the first (one) month after it has been released. This also means no adding content on other articles that may reveal information that ruins the contents ending. All trailers and videos can be considered before the one month is up.

Exceptions

Before, and during the promotion period of a new item/media there may be information given out in interviews and through magazines. All information may be added that is given if from a official source, even if it goes against the Spoiler Policy.


For discussion of this policy, please use the Talk Page.

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