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The current Standards for the Graceling Wiki.

Editing Standards

Before Clicking Publish

As a corollary to the above, if you're making a minor edit (e.g. fixing a spelling error or tweaking formatting), check the "Minor edit" button above the Summary box before saving the page. Also be sure to give a brief summary of your edit; this is incredibly helpful. Finally, use the "Preview" button. This is right next to the "Publish" button, and is there for a reason. It's your own personal spell checker, link checker, whatever-else checker.

Don't use conversational style

This is an information site. It should read like Wikipedia, not like your diary.

  • Check your spelling and grammar. Don't use internet slang (ex. "How r u?" or "c u 2nite"). If you're not 100% sure about the way a word is spelled, type it into Google or Dictionary.com. If you know that you're not the strongest speller, compose your edits in a word processor like Microsoft Word or use an Internet browser like Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, which have spell-checking built in.
  • Don't use "smileys" or "emoticons".
  • Don't "reply" to content others have posted. If you think a particular point warrants discussion, post on the article's comments section, or make a forum page. If you're 100% sure that something should be changed and don't think a discussion is necessary, just change it. 
  • Never abbreviate the names of characters, places, or anything. Wherever possible, use the full name of a character the first time they are mentioned.

Links

Don't link to the current page. In other words, a page should not link to itself. If it is attempted, the link will simply turn into bold text. A given page should only contain one link to any other page. If a page links to Katsa in one place, then that should be the only link to Violet Baudelaire on that page. Typically this link should be the first instance of the term in the article. Also, never link a header. Instead, use the following directly under the header:

: ''Main Article: [[ARTICLE NAME HERE]]''

Stubs

If you don't know enough information on a topic, or you know there's more, add a stub to it. To do so, try this:

{{stub}}

And people will know that it's a stub by looking at the stub category. Generally the {{stub}} template is put at the bottom of the page.

Don't sign your edits

All contributions are appreciated, but if every user left their mark on every contribution they made, the Wiki would be nothing but signatures. Your contributions can still be seen on the "History" page for a given article, and under "Contributions" on your profile.

Article Standards

Books

Main Article: Standards/Book

Characters

Main Article: Standards/Character

Image Standards

When uploading an image, be sure to give it a descriptive name. Don't worry about adding Licensing Information or a Summary.

Fan art should not be uploaded to the Wiki, as it is not canonical.

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