AoC Wiki:Style Guide

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General Guidelines

  • People from all around the world are probably going to read this wiki, and their first language is not always English. Avoid using colloquialisms and rarely used words.
  • This wiki is about factual information, not commentaries. Be as impersonal as possible and avoid opinionated comments.
  • Link words to articles. If a word in an article has its own page, link it to the page. However, that page should not be linked more than once in a particular section of the page, over-linking a page is unnecessary if the linked page can be viewed at least once on a single section.
  • Be professional. Use formal writing rules. Avoid contractions like Don't and Isn't. Use the full spelling.

Dates

  • For consistency, all dates should be in the following format:
Syntax: YYYY-MM-DD
Example: 2017-05-01
  • Prefix months and days 1-9 with a 0.

Icons

The following icon templates are currently available:

Lists

  • Use list formatting where applicable to make content easier to read and to break up walls of text.

Sources

  • All content MUST reference a source. This eliminates false speculation and misinformation, while providing true facts regardless if the information is subject to change.
  • For Discord comments, post the text, then take a screenshot and upload to your imgur account. Use that imgur image link as your reference.
  • Use the <ref>...</ref> tags at the end of the referenced content.

Templates

Using templates are a great way to save time and provide consistency throughout the wiki.

Frequently Used Templates

  • {{cleanup}} If you see a page that could use some cleanup on grammar and content, insert this template on the top of the page.
  • {{stub}} If you see a page that contains two lines or less, insert this template on the top of the page.
  • {{video missing notes}} If you see a video page that is missing notes, insert this template on the top of the page.
  • {{video missing time indexes}} If you see a video page that is missing time indexes, insert this template on the top of the page.

Videos

  • Twitch videos expire, but are often saved to youtube, which don't. So, always link the youtube video if it exists.