Cursebreakers Wiki
Advertisement
Cursebreakers Wiki

This guideline page will detail the requirements in an article and an edit to be considered appropriate.

General

  • Articles or pages made must all be directly related to the series or the wiki.
  • Before creating new pages, make sure it does not already exist by searching for it or asking an admin if in doubt.
  • Other pages should only be linked on its first instance and only once per section on a page. If the article is considerably short, do not keep linking anymore.
  • Do not, however, link headings. This is quite inconvenient for mobile users because the link will be clicked when they try to expand a section.
  • Italicize the series title (except in headings) and the book titles.
  • When moving pages, make sure a staff member has approved of it, particularly since sometimes if you are redirecting to an already existing page, a delete is necessary. If you don't think approval is necessary, at least make sure that the move is reasonable like if it's misnamed, misspelled, or if there's a better name for it.
  • Fanfiction stories, non-canon topics, opinions, assumptions and theories, rumors, and other false information do not belong to articles. However, you are free to share these through blogs or your user pages.
  • Be careful with categorizing articles. As much as possible, before you start a mass categorization, try to familiarize yourself with the other articles in the category first, or even approach the admins to be sure.
  • Changes and/or additions to the article format should be discussed with the site's administration before being added or implemented throughout the wiki.

Style

Spelling

  • American English spelling, grammar, punctuation, and word usage will be the standard on this wiki's official content (unless the official term or source is of another language).
  • Formal use of language is mandatory on all canon mainspace articles.

Capitalization

  1. Unnecessary capitalization should be avoided, particularly when the word(s) or phrase is not a title or a proper name (e.g. Physical description, instead of Physical Description).
  2. In general, do not capitalize articles in the middle of a sentence (e.g. "Grey is the heir of the Kingdom of Emberfall."); however, some idiomatic exceptions, including titles of artistic works, should be quoted exactly according to common usage (e.g. "We don't know who wrote A Testament of The Toll.)
  3. Generic names, titles, and other insignificant terms should also not be capitalized unless it is capitalized in the books.
  4. If in doubt, always refer to your own copy of the book/s, or contact an admin.

Linking

Linking should be limited to:

  1. The infobox
  2. The first occurrence of the word or phrase in each article
  3. Linking to the page again if the first mention and link is under a different term or alias, and
  4. At least one scroll/page/window's distance from the previous link (in its first instance under the section that's around a page or scroll down). This is because spamming too many wiki links makes articles difficult to read. Likewise, headings should not contain links.

As much as possible, link using the whole article name (as opposed to linking using redirects), and simply rename the linked word if deemed necessary (e.g. [[Captain Sen Domo|Sen Domo]], [[Emberfall|Kingdom of Emberfall]], [[Rhen|Prince Rhen]]). Include apostrophes in links (e.g. [[Harper|Harper's]]).

Tense

The tense varies in the articles, such as articles of characters, locations, events, and objects. Events that occurred in the past should also be in the past tenses, such as in sections like a character's Biography, or an item, location, or event's History. However, present tense should be used for details that are current or a consistent description of the topic, such as Relationships, Personality, etc. for living characters. For deceased characters, most of the page, if not the whole thing, will be in the past tense.

Present tense (literary present) must be used on recaps in book articles.

Editing conflicts

Assume good faith

This rule is a fundamental rule of all wikis. Since we allow anyone to edit, it follows that we assume that most people who work on the project are trying to help it, not hurt it.

Particularly, avoid reverting good-faith edits. Only resort to reverting on very obvious vandalism or something that not only you would disagree on. When you disagree with someone, consider using message walls to explain yourself, and allow others to do the same. This can avoid misunderstandings and prevent problems from escalating. If there is a problem, it's best to ask the user about the issue first, then take any additional steps if need be.

There are, of course, limits to these. In the case that edits are clearly vandalism or that edits against the wiki's policy persist after a warning, contact an admin to consider blocking the user.

Protection

Administrators can protect and unprotect pages. Protection of a page or image can mean that a non-admin cannot edit or move it.

The majority of pages on all Fandom should remain publicly editable, and not protected. Pages may, however, be temporarily or permanently protected in cases of extreme vandalism or edit warring.

Uses

  • Protecting highly vandalized pages, such as the main page on busy wikis.
  • Maintaining the integrity of the site's logo and favicon.
  • Maintaining the integrity of key copyright and license pages.
  • Maintaining the integrity of past press releases.
  • Enforcing a "cool down" period to stop an edit war, upon request.
  • Protecting a page or image that has been a recent target of persistent vandalism or persistent edits by a banned user.

Image policy

This wiki has a policy against using fanart. Fanart and personal pictures are allowed on user pages, but do not belong in articles; fanart placed in articles will be removed without notice. Images depicting vulgarity, nudity, or other inappropriate themes will be removed and may result in user banning without notice.

Advertisement