User:Mikado282/Sandbox/Category:Notable persons

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This is a proposed main category for notable persons. For discussion, see Team_Fortress_Wiki:Discussion#Link_pages_for_notable_persons.2Fcontent_artists.

Notable persons are people who whose work through Valve has notably contributed to the Team Fortress series games and supporting media.

A particular indicator of notability is that the Team Fortress Wiki would be incomplete without their mention and their notability cannot be expressed with a single external link. These pages are for acknowledgement and identification of individuals' contributions, not for Trivia.

It is important to understand that notable persons/content artist pages must not be developed into biographies. This wiki’s policy is no biographies of real persons, living or otherwise. These notable persons pages are intended only as augmented disambiguations, indexes, and redirects. Strict adherence to limited content and format policy (below) is enforced.


Notable persons represented with pages in this category are restricted to

  • Team Fortress Comic/Media artists, colorists, and writers
  • Team Fortress Soundtrack composers
  • Team Fortress Voice actors
  • Specific executive and non-artist staff of Valve notable to Team Fortress

Other persons specifically excluded from the pages of the category:

  • Production staff (e.g., video end credits) probably should not be covered as they presently are not covered. It could be discussed whether to add any production staff with an actual Wikipedia article at the time, but one-off contributions (e.g., famous performer sampled in a media) could be handled in Trivia.
  • Community developers (maps, items, effects, etc) should not get notable persons pages on that particular basis alone as Community developers are presently adequately covered with links to their Steam profiles and Workshops.
  • Real persons with no direct personal works within Team Fortress, but who are referenced by content in the game, should generally have their names linked in-line to their Wikipedia biography (e.g., Clint Eastwood, Ennio Morricone) under associated content Trivia sections.


  • Expand usefulness of links from names of notable persons beyond just one external link.
  • For persons linked in multiple places, the same useful redirection is available consistently (for example, Makani was linked a great many times, but inconsistently).
  • For persons with multiple biographical, gallery, or social accounts, all such sites can be linked, consistently and maintainably.
  • For persons with multiple works in the Team Fortress franchise, articles about most/all of their works can be linked.

Content standards:

  • The Page title should be the public name of the person, preferably as it appears in their Wikipedia biography, if available, or would appear for such an article.
    • Name mangling of personal names in Wikipedia need not be duplicated within this wiki; e.g.,
    • If there is no Wikipedia biography page for the person, consider creating one there if the person meets Wikipedia notability criteria.
  • The Infobox image should be the best neutral profile image used in the person's Wikipedia profile, if available. These should be close to 3:2 aspect ratio.
  • List of links in the {{OtherWikis}} box about the person or their work (where available):, such as:
    • Wikipedia (Pictogram plus.png encyclopedic Pictogram plus.png independently curated and reviewed Pictogram plus.png neutrally biographic Pictogram plus.png configuration controlled)
    • Team Fortress Wiki user profile
    • Steam account (Pictogram plus.png the subject's intended public presence within the Steam Community)
    • Workshop (Pictogram plus.png Gallery of Valve art Pictogram plus.png targeted relevance to TF2 and Valve content)
    • Deviant art account: (Pictogram plus.png intended by subject to present artist's own work)
    • Twitter: (Pictogram plus.png popular platform, more for following Pictogram neutral.png sometimes more active)
  • Prose is limited to at most a two sentence lead for living persons:
    • The first sentence should state the public name of the person (as in the page title), any alias or Steam ID the person uses in the context of Team Fortress content, and their occupation(s).
    • The second sentence, if used, briefly states one or two of the most important reasons the person is notable to the Team Fortress franchise.
    • For deceased persons, an additional sentence may acknowledge their death, but the provided links above should be the source of details beyond mention of the year -- the same sentence may link to tfwiki coverage to any Valve memorials.
  • A Team Fortress works section may list only those works directly related to the Team Fortress franchise.
  • A small Gallery can be included, but because the person's work is covered elsewhere, such examples should be limited to supporting the statements made in the lead or links under Team Fortress works, if they are not already covered elsewhere.

Coverage of Valve executive and non-artist staff:

Limited to the following list, expandable only through discussed and recorded consensus. Their steam account identification should be included only if it is public knowledge.

Category tree:

Category:Topics covered better by other wikis
Category:Notable persons
Category:Media artists, colorists, writers
Category:Soundtrack composers
Category:Voice actors
Category:Valve employees
Category:Valve executives