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What Not To Do

At this time, we’re not interested in TV recaps, reviews, fiction and fan fiction, explainers that don’t answer the question posed in the title, and news and opinion that assumes expert-level knowledge.

We also have a zero tolerance policy for pitches and articles that are:

  • Blatantly offensive, prejudiced, or include any kind of hate speech
  • Factually incorrect (no “alternative facts” here on FANDOM, thank you)
  • Plagiarized

A note on plagiarism

Plagiarism is when a writer copies large amounts of text and attempts to pass it off as their own. This is a dishonest act that does irreparable damage to the FANDOM website and reputation.

Articles that copy a press release or the bulk of a press release, take several sentences or paragraphs from published material - whether online or in print, or that do not cite quotes with links to the original quote, all constitute plagiarism.

Plagiarism and quotes

Search engine algorithms pick up plagiarism if too many quotes from the same source appear with little else in the article. If you want to use quotes from another source, make sure you don’t use huge blocks of text and be sure to give plenty of opinion/context to what the person is saying. If most of your article is quotes, you’re leaving it up to someone else’s voice to make your point for you.

While it’s great to have external sources backing you up with quotes - and we encourage you to use quotes when you can - there can be the risk of overdoing it. Ultimately, we want to hear your voice and your opinion, so make yourself heard!