Gallowpedia:Original research

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The following policy is based on the consensus of Gallowpedia editors and is thus subject to change.

Unlike Wikipedia, Gallowpedia welcomes original research, so long as it is based on evidence and is verifiable.

On Wikipedia, the phrase "original research" (OR) is used to refer to "material—such as facts, allegations, and ideas—for which no reliable, published sources exist." Due to the niche nature of the topic, it is unlikely that research into MediEvil would find its way into such sources as considered by Wikipedia. Gallowpedia thus accepts original research directly on its articles.

Types of original research

The primary form of original research on Gallowpedia involves discovering the inner workings of the MediEvil games. This is mainly done via examining game files using hex editors or tools like FrogLord, examining the RAM while playing, decompiling the executables using software such as Ghidra, or even just playing the games the old-fashioned way.

Crediting and verifying original research

For examples on how to credit original research and how to add your verification to an original research reference, please refer to the MediEvil Rolling Demo article.

To verify someone else's research, please try to reproduce their steps (ask for them if not provided; either on the user's talk page or the article talk page) and add your name to the reference after you are satisfied that the information is correct. The more verifications on an original research reference the better.

In some cases, e.g. if hard evidence such as a video is provided, it may not be necessary to verify original research. However, as modding the games becomes more and more possible, it may be necessary to verify such evidence anyway.