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A namespace is a group of pages that can be differentiated between searches and page lists. They are indicated by having the name of the namespace preceding the article title, separated by a colon. Each namespace also has an associated talkspace, which adds a space and talk between the namespace and colon, and it holds the talk pages associated with pages in those namespaces.

List of namespaces

Non-series namespaces

Name Purpose Notes
The main namespace, also known as mainspace or (Main). On Fanon Wiki, it should only be used for redirects and disambiguation pages. This is the namespace used for articles with no prefix, and as such the name is intentionally blank.
User Userspace, for personal information about users, as well as any personal tests and user CSS or JS. See Help:User page. Edits to pages in the talkspace of the user namespace will result in a notification bar for that user the next time they load a page, and possibly email them if they have that enabled.
Fanon Wiki Official policy pages for Fanon Wiki, as well as formal votes. Technically considered the Project namespace by the MediaWiki software, this is the same as the site name on any wiki.
File Uploading images/audio/video and putting the relevant file info and license template. See Help:File. Should only be created via Special:Upload. To link to a file description page, put : before the namespace ([[:File:Example.png]]).
MediaWiki System messages and CSS/JS. Only editable by admins.
Template Holding templates that can be transcluded into pages.
Help Pages that explain how to edit the wiki (like this one).
Category Pages with lists of related pages. See Help:Category.
Module Pages that use Lua code to make more complex versions of templates. Normal wikitext should not be added to actual modules, although documentation of modules (in an automatically linked to subpage with /doc) use standard wikitext.

There are also pages whose prefix is Special:, which are not creatable by normal users, including admins, so Special: is not considered a namespace in the traditional sense.

Series namespaces

  • Angry Birds
  • Animal Crossing
  • AoE
  • Beyblade
  • Earthbound
  • Fire Emblem
  • Fullmetal Alchemist
  • Kirby
  • Mario
  • Metroid
  • Mii
  • Minecraft
  • Pokemon
  • Sonic
  • Splatoon
  • Star Fox
  • Super Smash Bros
  • The Elder Scrolls
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Wii

Other namespaces

  • Crossover (for combining multiple franchises)
  • TV (for TV shows not part of a greater franchise)
  • Movie (for movies not part of a greater franchise)
  • Misc (for any series without a dedicated namespace)
  • OC (short for Original Content/Creation)

These are namespaces made for putting fanon works in. If a namespace does not exist, DO NOT try to put a page into it. This will cause a glitch that makes the page inaccessible if the namespace is later created. (For the same reason, try to avoid putting colons after the name of something in article titles.)