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On The Demon's Light Wiki there are a few rules of style to keep consistency across all 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. For more general editing help across Fandom, please see Help:Editing.

Titling

On The Demon's Light Wiki, we use sentence case in our titling. This means that the beginning letter of words should not be capitalized unless it is a proper noun (person, place, or thing) or it is the beginning letter of the title (which is automatically capitalized when you create the title.) The title should basically refer to the subject, generally titles shouldn't be over 5 words long. Articles should be named in such a way that each has a unique title. If two articles have the same title, they should be specified different with parenthesis, ie "The Demon's Light '''(series)'''. A disambiguation page should be made as well.

Article layout

Designing a template for the layout of all pages helps to keep things organized 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 (== This is level two ==). Before editors save an article, particularly before adding a new one, the following points should be considered:

Does the article title and headers comply to naming conventions?
Does the article have a logical structure?
The article should be divided into sections and the sections into paragraphs in a way that makes sense to the reader.
Is the article user-friendly?
The article should not contain a large amount of images, at least not clumped together (Use galleries for that). Only images which are directly relevant, or the most relevant image if there are several, should be used. It is also important that the article is compatible with all major browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari).
Is the article grammatically correct?
Choice of words, spelling, punctuation.
Is the article correctly categorized?
A descriptive category makes it much easier to browse information about a certain subject.

Layout template

Basic info about the topic. If this topic also exists outside of {{SITENAME}}, 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. Place as many sections as needed.
 
=== 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.
 

Writing style

  • Articles should generally be written in present tense.
  • Articles should be written in an in-universe format and not refer to the reader or real-world events.
    • The only exception to making references to real-life events is in the "Trivia" sections of articles.
  • Articles should be written with American grammar and spelling, as opposed to British.
  • When writing the title of an episode, include quotation marks around the title.
  • Do not place punctuation outside of quotation marks. The correct placement is inside. Example: "In Somnis Veritas."

Wikitext style

  • Headers should be in the form == Header ==, not the form ==Header==.
  • Bulleted list should be written in a * bullet, ** bullet2 format and not *bullet, **bullet.

Categories

Adding categories to an article makes it easier for the reader to find information within a specific area. Categories are added by putting [[Category:Category name]] in an article. An article may be in more than one category, but the editor should make sure not to put an article in categories just because it might be remotely related to them, but rather because it is directly related to them.

Image categorization

Images on The Demon's Light Wiki shall be categorized into various subcategories of the main Images category, which should not be located on image files. Current image subcategories are located below:

  • Category:RP images - a category for listing images uploaded for RP-related purposes
  • Category:User images - a category for listing images uploaded for use on user pages, message walls, and other user related area
  • Category:Wiki images - a category for listing images uploaded for use on official wiki/help pages
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