Inkipedia:Policy/Rumors and leaks
As with most video games, Splatoon is subject to unconfirmed rumors and leaks. A rumor is a piece of unconfirmed information widely spread through word-of-mouth, while a leak is the premature revealing of a piece of information about a game without prior permission. Inkipedia has rules regarding how we cover these topics.
A leak is classified content that has been revealed without permission from the owner. For video games, a leak usually contains unannounced features and content.
Leaking unreleased content or reverse engineering it from the game's files is against most video game publishers' licensing agreement (including Nintendo's). Inkipedia does not condone leaking content and breaches of agreements. However, Inkipedia does cover leaked information that can be sourced by other, reliable sites. Leaked content should always have a citation to an external site and as such, no leaked information should be original content on Inkipedia. For example, if content is leaked with a post on social media about an upcoming feature, the post should be linked as a citation.
A rumor is an unconfirmed piece of information, particularly one that has spread widely through word-of-mouth. Rumors are sometimes confirmed to be true, but more often are fake.
Inkipedia covers rumors that have gained significant popularity within the Splatoon community. As with leaks, rumors should have a variety of sources (particularly reliable, established sources). Minor rumors that haven't gained significant coverage and discussion throughout the community should not be covered. Live rumors may be covered. Examples of rumors to include are rumors resulting from in-game hints, official social media posts, or theories.
Rumors and leaks that are too brief to have a full mainspace article should be covered in rumors and leaks. If an item, character, or feature is later revealed, it may be mentioned in the article that the subject was first revealed as the result of a rumor or leak. If a rumor or leak is placed in an article, then it should be cited as above.