ErfWiki:Style Guide

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Purpose

We have to remember that any wiki (including Erfwiki) is a collaboration project. We must respect our fellow contributors and their point of view (even if we believe that they are wrong).

It would benefit Erfwiki if all contributors would agree on and commit to common style guidelines. This is by no means a final version - only a suggestion. If you believe that something should be changed, please start a discussion on the talk page.

General Guidelines

We should avoid deleting information if possible. If you believe it is necessary to clean up the page, take redundant information to the talk page and discuss whether it is useful or correct there.

We must follow guidelines or suggestions provided by the creators. (It is their wiki, after all.)

Canon, Proposed Canon, Speculation

All articles containing information about Erfworld should have one to three sections: canon, proposed canon, and speculation. All information should be under one of these sections. We should place information under Proposed Canon only if we have no doubts that this information is correct. It is always safe to put information under Speculation.

Section Headers

At the moment Canon, Proposed Canon, Speculation sections have level 1 headers. (e.g.=Canon=)
(Good thing about it is that no other header will be of the same lelel.
Bad thing about it is that the headers are of the same size as the article header.)

Your ideas are welcome.

Other sections should have lower level headers.

Categories

Categories make sorting and finding information easier. We should use it.

Links to Other Articles

Words that have corresponding articles should be entered as links to these articles.

References

External references confirming information about Erfworld should be made either to comic pages (located at the comic archive on erfworld.com), to the erfworld.com forums or to Word of God.

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