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Now, I'm certain everyone is aware of COD:LEAK. And I'm certain most users know why it is in place. For the short story, we were contacted by Activision/Infinity Ward after we posted the plot line to some MW2 missions prior to the release of the game, after which we no longer allowed any leaked material on to the mainspace. I would like to propose that we alter this a bit. I understand the policy is in place for legal reasons, so I do not wish to remove it entirely, but I feel that we can get away with posting some leaked information without violating Activisions legislation. What comes to mind is items such as the leaked achievements, from these we can establish multiple facts, such as mission names, game mode names and achievement names themselves, and since none of these reveal any real plot line we should be perfectly fine to make pages on them, since clearly Activision and Infinity Ward don't seem to mind that these achievements have been leaked (lest Xbox360achievements would have been asked to take them down) then there should be no issues with us taking as much information out of these achievements as possible. Now the real issue that I see is plot line, I feel the main issue that Activision/Infinity Ward had with us was that we posted the plot before release, as such, that should still be banned from mainspace prior to release, however, I feel that we can now be a bit more flexible about the information that we post.

Furthermore, should Activision, Infinity Ward, Treyarch or any other Call of Duty related company disagree with this change then they can simply contact Wikia and/or us again and we can put the policy back the way it was. <rant>However since the Wiki hardly gets any of the fancy things that YouTubers get, such as exclusive beta tests and sneak peaks, I feel we should be able to make this change without any of the companies actually taking any notice</rant>. 09:31, September 24, 2013 (UTC)


Pictogram voting support Support — As forum writer. 09:31, September 24, 2013 (UTC)

Pictogram voting support Support — Agreed. YT guys can post videos, and we cannot make pages? Looks like good ol' greedy ATVI, eh? --Cataphract_%28Civ5%29.png SlavByzantine_%28Civ5%29.pngTalkDromon_%28Civ5%29.png 13:05, September 24, 2013 (UTC)

Pictogram voting support Support — -- laagone (talk)  13:07, September 24, 2013 (UTC)

Pictogram voting support Support — Per Sam. Minor leaked content such as weapon names or achievements should be allowed on mainspace articles, but we should still enforce the policy on anything larger that could be considered "spoilers" and is clearly from pirated versions of the game (Full campaign mission walkthroughs before release, etc). 4XBy83R.pngAntiScootaTwotalk  13:44, September 24, 2013 (UTC)

Pictogram voting support Support — I definitely see Sam's point on this one. Zombie Rank 8 Icon BOII Kylet357 · talk  17:49, September 24, 2013 (UTC)

Pictogram voting support Support — Per Sam. Things that are considered major spoilers, such as an entire video of a leaked mission and its gameplay, should fall under LEAK. But minor things such as achievement names, which in-turn, we obtain mission names and some characters shouldn't be disallowed. 132527029757.gifArgorrath おしゃべり%E7%95%B0%E8%AD%B0%E3%81%82%E3%82%8A.jpg22:20, September 24, 2013 (UTC)

Pictogram voting support Support — Per Argo, if things like Achievements are leaking and not removed, I don't see why not to add the information. GhKJh.pngP90DeathmanuceaHlB.png22:32, September 24, 2013 (UTC)

Pictogram voting support Support — But only if we're voting specifically to allow leaked achievements, and not just a more lenient attitude for when things get leaked. Joe Copp 12:38, September 25, 2013 (UTC)

Essentially when something minor gets leaked we can take all the info from it that we can. Example; if an achievement names a character, weapon, location or mission we didn't already have then we can make a page on it. However we will need to ensure we limit this information so it doesn't post any plotline, so pages may only consist of "X is a Y in the upcoming Call of Duty: Ghosts". 12:41, September 25, 2013 (UTC)

Pictogram voting supportVery Strong Support - Very good idea here. I think we don't really need to keep COD:LEAK like it currently is. Altering it is a good idea. Per Sam and Argo. Personal AndImBatman Sig imageBats a.k.a Rarity Filly  21:52, September 26, 2013 (UTC)

Pictogram voting support Support — Per everyone above me. I don't need to say anything more fennekin_animated_by_thunderboltelemental-d5qw861.gif Maxxis<FENNEKIN!> 04:55, September 28, 2013 (UTC)

Pictogram voting support Support — Per all.  GYKM9PK.jpg feargmtalk  06:14, September 28, 2013 (UTC)

Pictogram voting support Support — Per all. Conqueror of all Zombies (talk) 20:56, September 29, 2013 (UTC)

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