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. While the content of upcoming Splatoon updates may leak online from time to time, Inkipedia is not the place to turn to for leak updates. Do not document leaked upcoming content on Inkipedia.
The existence of leaks, including their contents, may be documented exclusively on the rumors and leaks page after they are rendered no longer immediately relevant; this means that if the contents of a leak are expected to be revealed or added in-game at a later date, then they should not be added to Inkipedia. After that period ends, the fact the information had ever leaked can be documented, but remember that no documentation of leaked information should be original content! All leak-related information should include reliable citations. For example, if content had previously leaked through a post on social media about an upcoming feature, that post should be linked as a citation, but only after the leak is no longer relevant to upcoming updates.
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.