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This article describes the Manual of Style for the wiki. It includes guidelines about anything related to editing or writing content. These rules are subject to change without prior notice.

Please refer any questions to an active administrator.

General Guidelines

Language

All content on this wiki should be written in English. Exceptions may occur for:

  • Japanese/Romanized names.
    • In accordance with official translations, please do not write out long vowels in romanized names (ex. use 'Kato' instead of 'Katou' or 'Katō').
      • Writing the romaji in either the {{Nihongo}} template or an infobox is exempt from this rule, and long vowels should be written with a macron (ex. ō, ū) in these cases.
  • Official titles or object names in the context of the series.

Writing

Content should be written using a third-person perspective and in a factual and formal manner without opionated or biased statements. Profanity and slang should not be used, unless stated directly by a character through a quote. Misinformation and other non-constructive edits will not be tolerated and may result in warnings or blocks from the wiki.

All writing should be done in present tense to promote consistency across articles.

  • However, any flashbacks and the "History" section within a character's synopsis should be written in past tense.

When writing any article, please refer to characters with their first name if known (Haru, Daisuke, Suzue, etc.). Characters should only be referenced by their last name if either their first name is unknown and/or another character is referring to them with their last name in a direct quote. Full names should be used sparingly.

Page Layout

Characters

Character pages are to be laid out as followed:

  • Infobox
    • No infobox elements that are preexisting on the character page should be deleted, as it is possible they may be revealed in the future.
  • Brief character description
  • Overview
  • Appearance
    • Gallery (optional)
  • Personality
  • History (if no synopsis subpage exists)
  • Synopsis (if no synopsis subpage exists)
    • The synopsis should contain subheaders referring to each episode.
  • Relationships (if no relationships subpage exists)
    • The relationships section should include subheaders referring to each character the subject has interacted with in a notable manner.
  • Trivia (optional)
  • Quotes (optional)
  • References
    • Please use {{References}} under the header to generate a scrollbox if there are more than eight unique references on the page. Otherwise, <references /> should be used.
  • Navigation

Episodes

Episode pages are to be laid out as followed:

  • Infobox
    • No infobox elements that are preexisting on the character page should be deleted, as it is possible they may be revealed in the future.
  • Brief episode description
  • Synopsis
  • Costs Incurred (table)
  • Characters in Order of Appearance
  • Events
  • Gallery
    • Should include subsections if applicable.
  • Trivia
  • References
    • Please use {{References}} under the header to generate a scrollbox if there are more than eight unique references on the page. Otherwise, <references /> should be used.
  • Navigation

Referencing

Information should always be referenced from official source material if it is not an obvious fact. If you are unable to decide whether or not to reference, it is best to add in the reference.

  • Official sources include (but are not limited to):

While referencing is expected and encouraged, it is advised to not add a reference after every sentence as to avoid cluttering the writing. Once per paragraph is usually more than enough.

Referencing the anime

Most of the information in character writing will come from the anime. For specific facts provided by the episodes, please reference using:

  • <ref>''[[Fugou Keiji Balance: Unlimited]] Anime'': [[Episode #]]</ref>

Referencing outside sources

When referencing outside sources (such as the anime's official Twitter), please add a link leading to the specific post or page that contains the information along with a description. If it is a Twitter post, it is also recommended, but not required, to link to the original account. This can be formatted as shown below:

  • <ref>[https://twitter.com/fugoukeiji_bul Fugou Keiji Balance: Unlimited Official Twitter] | [https://twitter.com/fugoukeiji_bul/status/1254409901566300161 Character Profile]

Trivia

Trivia consists of facts about the article's subject that may not necessarily belong anywhere on the main page. As such, if there is information on the page that is also included in the trivia section, it should be removed.

Most, if not all, trivia should be referenced if not immediately discernible. Referencing methods can be found under 'Referencing' above.

Additional Information

As this wiki is open to any editors and contain content from many various individuals, it does not 'belong' to any single person and as such, should be treated as a community project. For disputes and violations, please see the conduct policy for more information.

If there is any confusion on how to format or edit pages, feel free to reference any other related page with similar information. Please do not hesitate to contact an active administrator if you have questions.


This page is referenced off of the My Hero Academia and Kimetsu no Yaiba wiki policies.
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