The Marvel Database Project (MDP) is a fan-based site which relies on the Marvel Comics fan community for support. Our goal is to build a complete reference tool for all official Marvel Inc properties, and we can't do it without you! We encourage you to create an account and help us achieve this goal. This page describes some of what we are currently working on and what you can do to help.
Join the Team Edit
- If you are ready to get started contributing your research to the Database, log in or create an account and get started right now!
- If you would like more information before signing on to the project, email us your questions.
- Alternatively, you can also visit the Forums to talk to current members about any questions and issues you've found.
- Before You Edit - Please read this before you contribute to the database.
- Editing - The most commonly used help page.
- List of Main Categories - This list is by no means exhaustive, but most articles should include of them, if not more.
- List of All Available Templates - We designed these article templates as a guide to facilitate building your articles.
- Sandbox - The place to practice your new-found wiki editing skills.
- Tasks - A more complete 'to do' list of things we need to do on the site.
Project Policies Edit
- Copyrights - Self-explanatory... No?
- General Guidelines - The MDP's Golden rules.
- Image Policy - Guidelines regarding image use, uploading and licensing.
- Naming Conventions - The place to reference how to name an article to keep things tidy around here...
- Plagiarism - This goes hand in hand with the copyrights link above.
- Protected Page Guidelines - A brief explination as to why a page you can't edit is protected.
- Vandalism Policy - How we keep things tidy around here.
- Administration - A central location for all the tools available to administrators to keep the site running smoothly.
- Donations - Do you think the MDP is a worthwhile cause? Want to see us around for a while? Toss a nickel in our cup...
- Firefox/Mozilla Plug-ins - Add these plug-ins to your Firefox/Mozilla and you can search the MDP and DCDP directly from your web-browser! (Courtesy of Sleeper)
- MDP Staff - If you have a concern or question that only a senior member can answer... ask someone from the staff. They are always glad to help!
- MDP Statistics - Some fun facts about the MDP site.
- MDP Traffic - Detailed graphs on site traffic.
- Suggestions - Have an idea to our improve our site? We would love to hear it!
- Top Contributors - Just for fun... We appreciate everyone equally!
- Current Events: Archives - A look back through the events and milestones in MDP's history.
Related Communities Edit
- DC Database Project - Our Sister-Site, the largest DC Comics wiki on the internet.
- Wikipedia - The largest online encyclopedia maintained by its users. They also utilize the MediaWiki software that the MDP uses.
- Marvel Comics Official Website - Its' always a good thing to see what's new over at Marvel Comics Inc.
- The Marvel Directory - A site that strives to build a great resource for Marvel fans from around the world.
- The Marvel Universe Appendix - The most comprehensive list of Marvel characters on the net, focusing on the lesser known characters.
- Uncanny X-Men.net - Detailed comic summaries and character profiles
- Marvel Chronology Project - Dedicated to putting the Marvel Universe in order... Chronologically.
- Marvel Infinity Project - Fantastic resource on hundreds of Marvel characters.
- The HERO Initiative - Dedicated to supporting those who create the comics we all enjoy.