On this page you will find a list of the most frequently asked questions about the DC Database Project.
(Please read this first before consulting a staff member to answer your questions.)
Q: What does DCDP stand for?
A: DC Database Project.
Q: Where can I learn more about the DCDP?
A: Apart from the numerous resources located on our Help and Policy pages, we have a Chat, where the administrators tend to hang out. Likewise, the DC Database Project Forums are filled with friendly community members who would love to tell you more about our project.
Q: What other information does the DC Database Project have?
A: We also have a News area where we bring you the latest from the DC world. Users can also write blogs to share their reviews and ideas with other community members. We're also working on even more supplementary content for the future.
Q: Is there a Marvel Database Project?
A: Yes! There is an MDP site. It was designed by the same team that founded the DCDP, and it has a large and supportive community.
Q: Where does The DC Database Project get its information?
A: The vast majority of our information comes from primary sources, i.e. the comic books themselves. That research is supplemented by reference titles like the DC Comics Encyclopedia. Additional information could also come from interviews given by creators in the comic book industry. Most of the updates and edits you see on our site have come from readers, researchers and hobbyists from all over the world such as yourself!
Q: Who started all this nonsense? (and when?)
A: The founder of The DC Database Project was Jamie Hari. This site came online on October 7th, 2005.
Q: Who runs the project now?
A: The database is maintained by its users, and without their contributions, the project wouldn't be possible. There are hundreds of areas within the site open to be worked on by anyone. That said, the database has administrators who maintain a standard of quality on the database, and make sure everything runs according to plan.
Q: Is this site approved/sanctioned/funded by DC?
A: This site is not officially sanctioned by DC Comics Inc. nor does it receive any funding - at all. It's a non-profit project.
Q: How can I help?
A: You can contribute content, pictures and/or text, to any article you are knowledgeable about. Additionally, we have a number of tasks available to be completed by users like you.
Register and create your own Database Editor's ID and you can get credit for what you contribute!
Q: Must I register to contribute?
A: Yes. For a time, anyone could contribute without registering an account, but this setup came with a few unfortunate side effects, like vandalism. Requiring registration reduces the amount of vandals and vandalism. Also by forcing people to put their name to their work, it adds a sense of accountability to edits.
Q: Does it cost anything to join/read the database?
A: No way! Our project will always be free of charge. If you notice, our site does not have any ugly advertisements either. We are committed to bringing you the best information without the hassle. Our community survives solely on the generosity of our community members. Spread the word!