Please READ this before editing the wiki:Edit
This is a list of grammatical rules for the English language. They MUST be followed:
- Do not capitalize words in mid-sentence, unless they are proper nouns. Proper nouns are usually names, places or species. Nouns however, must not be capitalized. Capitalizing every single word in a sentence can be irritating for other uses, so please refrain from it.
- This applies to article titles. "Gun" should always be corrected to "gun" even in an article title. Words that are proper nouns should always be capitalized.
- Please leave a space after any punctuation used in sentences - however, spaces cannot be placed after quotation marks and apostrophes.
- Punctuation must be placed before any quotation marks.
- Article titles that refer to Copyrighted Nouns must also be italicized. The page title itself should not be italicized, but there is a way into making the article title italicized. Type in Template:Title and replace the parameter with the article title italicized in wikicode.
- Apostrophes should only be used if indicating possession or filling in missing letters.
- Remember always that when making a word a plural, do not add an apostrophe before the s.
- There are many TVs in this room.
- There are many TV's in this room.
- It's and its are different!
- It's should only be used to abbreviate it is. Its indicates possession. This is confusing because an apostrophe would usually indicate possession, but that is false in this case. Here's an example.
- It's a newb.
- Its a newb.
- Another example intended to be possession.
- Its colour is grey.
- It's colour is grey.
Wiki editing tipsEdit
This is a list of different tips that can help you use wikicode efficiently in articles. Wikicode uses the MediaWiki language, and it can be used to format the page. It can be from simply bolding a word to creating a table. Wikia's built in text editor also has these functions, and how to use them will be explained here:
- If you want to make text italic (that means slanted), place two apostrophes on each side of the text:
- Italic will result in: italic, when published.
- If you want to make text bolded, place three apostrophes on each side of the text:
- Bold will result in: bold, when published.
- You can combine these two text styles together to make them both italic and bold. The first two buttons on your text editor's toolbar are bold and italic buttons. Click on them, and type up the text in between the apostrophes, that are highlighted.
- If you want to make an inter-wiki link (that means a link to another article in the wiki), you have to place two square brackets around the name of the article:
- If you want to link to an article, but you don't want the article's name to appear as the link, and instead want something else you will have to place two square brackets, then the article's name, followed by a vertical line, and then the text you want instead.
- If you want to insert a external link (a link to a different website), you have to place one square bracket around the link's name:
-  will result in: , when published. Note the "". You can prevent this from happening by using the method for internal links above. To change the link text's name but keep the same link, you have to put a space in between the URL and the link's text. Remember that you need to include the "http://" prefix before the website name, and that you must use underscores (_) instead of spaces in URLs.
- If you want to add a category to a page, there are two ways to do it - manual and automatic:
- The automatic way is to click on the "add category" button below the editing box. There, just type in a valid category name.
- The other way is to place two square brackets around the category name (like a link) on each side. Remember to include the "Category:" prefix!
- will add a category to the article.
- On the category page will be a list of articles categorized under that category. The names of the articles are in alphabetical order. If you would like the article to have a different name in the category page, use the link method of placing a vertical line after the category name. This doesn't change the link in the article, but it will change the link to the article in the category page.
- Headings structure an article. This section has a heading as well. You can tell if a page has a heading or not, if there large text above a vertical line. You have probably heard of this before. There are 2 main types of headings. Level 2 headings and Level 3 headings. These all change the size of the heading itself, and a higher level heading will be placed underneath a lower level heading. Level 3 headings are often called "sub-headings". You can also get "sub-headings" under "sub-headings", by created a Level 4 heading and so on.
- To make a Level 2 heading, you must place two equal signs (=) around the text you want to become the heading's name.
- To make a Level 3 heading, you must place three equal signs around the text. Remember, the more equal signs - the smaller the heading.
- You can also make lists in mainspace articles.
- To make a list of bullet points, place an asterisk (*) to the left of the text that you would like to be part of the bullet point. You can make numerous bullet points underneath each other to make a list.
- To make an indent (pushes the text further to the centre), you have to place a colon to the left of the text that you would like to be indented. Multiple indents pushes the text further to the right. You can combine indents with bullet points to make indented bullet points. When doing this, remember to place the colon before the asterisk.
- To make a numbered list, place a hash key (#) to the left of the text that you would like to be numbered. Places numerous hash keys underneath each other will create a numbered list, but it can be broken if there is something in between two hash keys.
Any further wiki editing tips can be found in the official HELP wiki.
This is a list of editing tips that can aid to complete coherent and well-written, informative articles. An article that doesn't follow these guidelines should be changed to do so, or should be left with a cleanup template:
- Always title a page by its actual name in Uberstrike. This also includes the use of capitalization in titles.
- Words must always be correctly capitalized. Words cannot be capitalized in mid-sentence, unless they are proper nouns (such as names of people, places or species).
- Either British English (BrE) or American English (AmE) can be used in articles. The Uberstrike Wiki allows both spellings, and has no preference over one another. However, regional names cannot be used for nouns, only the original word shall be used. For example: Football or association football should be used instead of soccer, unless it is spelled soccer in UberStrike.
- If a user types up something in BrE, then the "first come, first serve" policy will come in hand. An allowed spelling that is either BrE or AmE cannot be changed further.
- Please refrain from using all-capital letters or (CAPS) in mainspace articles. It will be considered as spam, and may put off the reader.
Article layout guideEdit
The sub-headings below are the typical sections that should be used in an article, to maximize it's quality. The sub-headings are in order, so please place infoboxes above templates, and so on. Please make sure the majority of these are used, otherwise they will be considered as stub articles:
Infoboxes*An item article without an infobox should be tagged as a stub.
Infoboxes should be used where possible. They provide easy navigation for users, and can recreate a whole article in a nutshell. Always put the infoboxes above any other text or template in the page, for layout reasons. If you are unable to find an image for the infobox, please use: "File:No Image.png", as a placeholder image in the infobox. Please attempt to fill in all of the fields in the infobox. If you are unable to, just leave the field out, as it automatically fills it in as "?". If they are inapplicable to the article, put "N/A".
Templates such as cleanup should be placed at the top of the page (unless there is an infobox in the page, in which they should be placed below the infobox), because they are relevant to the whole of the article. If anotherarticle box (sometimes abbreviated to ambox) is in the article, but only relevant to one section of the article, they should be moved to the top of their corresponding section.
- An article without the article text should be tagged as a stub.
The article text is usually one paragraph that is the first piece of text information in the article. Within the paragraph is the article's name, it's function and description. Usually other aspects such as its location are placed here. Firstly, the name of the article is included (the article name is always bolded, an example being at the top of this page). To make a page more structured and easier to read through, try keeping the article text to one paragraph, and other information in their corresponding sections.
Try to the describe the article's subject in more detail in this section. Appearance is also an alternative section name. Try to go beyond describing it's appearance though.
Other information that is relevant to the article is always needed. Please make a separate section for each different piece of information. For a character this could be sightings and for a room it could special events and parties.
- An article without this section must be tagged as a stub.
Trivia is always a popular section in articles. In this section, you can list down interesting pieces of information. Please try to refrain from making this the largest section in the article however, and please refrain from placing information that isn't considered trivia. Info that isn't trivia can go in any of the above articles.
- An article without this section must be tagged as a stub.
In the see also, you can list down internal links that link to other related articles.
In this section, you can list down external links that link to other websites. Please use the coding instructions explained above.
- Every article should have at least one category. If it doesn't, leave a CatNeeded template at the top of the page.
- Use our wikicode tips to help you with adding categories.
- Category pages themselves act like mainspace articles. You can categorize categories! This is helpful, an example would be that the category "Head Items" would be categorized under "Items".