Template:Popng This page will explain the basic principles behind D&D Wikia as well as its differences from other projects you might have come across.
This is a place for official information
Some of the Wikipedia limitations still apply, meaning you should write consistently and try to stay neutral. If you cannot stay neutral and a particular point of view must be maintainted, it is allowed as long as no false information is provided. It is also a good idea to give a link to another article which describes the same subject from a different point of view. No direct bashing of basic D&D principles is allowed: if you don't like it, don't contribute.
This is a place for gaming-specific information
There are a lot of articles that can possibly be written but will never be accepted at English Wikipedia because they will be deemed "unrelevant" and deleted quickly. In D&D Wikia anything is welcome if it is related to D&D, no matter how small is the topic. Those who do not need your article will not read it and link to it, but they will not delete it.
This is a place for your own stuff
You! Yes, you! If you're role-playing, I bet you have something to share. It can be anything from home rules that improve your game and home-brewn spells and monsters to campaign settings descriptions and adventures. You also have unlimited space for images (provided they have legal license status).
We do not have a strict naming convention as dandwiki.com does, so you can name your articles as you want without using brackets. Of course, if you want a page about history, you'd better name it "History of Settingname" to avoid confusion.
This is a part of Wikia community
Wikia community is huge, and this wiki is just a part of it. There are more than 2000 other wiki, and some of them are related to D&D in one way or another. There is a very simple wiki syntax for linking to them (not to Wikias as a whole, but to particular pages in them). There is no equivalent feature in English Wikipedia, dandwiki.com, Wikidot, PBWiki or whatever other service you might use.