On C.Syde's Wiki there are a few rules of style to create a standard feel to all of our articles. The formatting described here is a guideline and can be overridden where circumstances warrant it. However, please try your best to keep to the advice outlined in this article so others may use your edits as an example when creating and editing their own articles.
These guidelines are a summary of the most important guidelines for this wiki, but a more expansive set of style guidelines can be found on Wikipedia at Wikipedia Manual of Style.
Wikipedia's naming conventions state that each word in the title and headers should be lowercase unless it is the first word or it is always capitalised, such as names. The same rules apply to categories, section headings, etc. They also state that nouns should always be in singular and verbs in gerund-form (verb + -ing: "making a cake") unless the words are only used in one particular form ("Scissors", for example).
Articles should be named in such a way that each has a unique title. Articles' titles usually indicate the name of the topic. When additional precision is necessary to distinguish an article from other uses of the topic name, over-precision should be avoided. This can be done by adding a disambiguation tag in parentheses (or sometimes after a comma); however in certain cases it may be done by choosing a different form of the title in order to achieve uniqueness.
Designing a template for the layout of all pages helps to keep things organised and working well so that information can be found more easily. Remember that an outline is generated based on which headings you use (Headings range from level one to six, and are represented as a section title with as many equal signs on either side as the level). The article title is level one, so you should only use level two and higher (
Before editors save an article, particularly before adding a new one, the following points should be considered:
Basic info about the topic. If this topic also exists outside of C.Syde's Wiki, a link to Wikipedia might be in order. ==Section== A description of this section. A section should be about a certain aspect of the topic at hand. If there is only one main aspect, the basic info above should suffice. ===Sub-section=== More details about a certain subject of the current section. More than one sub-section may occur. ====Sub-sub-section==== Should rarely be needed, but in some cases further division of a subject may be required. ==See also== *[[Relevant article]] *[[Relevant article]] *[[Relevant article]] ==External links== *[[wikipedia:Example|Relevant wikipedia article]] *[https://www.example.com/ Relevant external document/site] *[https://www.example.com/ Relevant external document/site]
Adding categories to an article makes it easier for the reader to find information within a specific area. Categories are added by putting
If your article has a large amount of images that are clumped together, making a gallery is generally a good idea. The syntax for a gallery is simple:
<gallery navigation=true> Wiki.png Wiki.png|Captioned Wiki.png Wiki.png|[[Wikipedia|Links]] can be put in captions. Wiki.png Wiki.png|Full [[MediaWiki]]<br />[[syntax]] may now be used… </gallery>
Galleries should be left-aligned, including captions and width set to either 120 or the default (no defined setting)