On this page you will find a list of the most frequently asked quesions about the Marvel Database Project.
(Please read this first before consulting a staff member to answer your questions.)
Q: What does MDP stand for?
A: Marvel Database Project.
Q: Where can I learn more about the MDP?
A: The Marvel 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 Marvel Database Project have?
A: We also have a News area where we bring you the latest from the Marvel world.
Q: Is there a DC Database Project?
A: Yes! There is a DCDP site. It is designed and maintained by the same community as the Marvel Database Project.
Q: Where does The Marvel Database Project get its information?
A: The information that started the Database came from personal research from online sources and from a reference-comic series from the early 80s called "The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe". Most of the updates and new submissions you see on our site have come from readers, researchers and hobbists from all over the world such as yourself!
Q: Who started all this nonsense? (and when?)
A: The creator of The Marvel Database Project is Jamie Hari. This site came online in beta-format in January, 2005. It wasn't until March 18th, 2005 the site was released in production format.
Q: Who runs the project now?
A: The project is run by members of the community. Hundreds of members make up all the different roles. We have administrators which control specific areas of the site behind the scenes, but the database is maintained by its readers. This wouldn't be possible without your contributions!
Q: Is this site approved/sanctioned/funded by Marvel?
A: This site is officially approved by Marvel Comics Inc. and it runs by the guidelines as set out in the Official Fan Site policies. We are not funded in any way by Marvel.
Q: How can I help?
A: You can contribute content, pictures and/or text, to any article you are knowledgable about.
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, namely 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 generousity of our community members. Spread the word!