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Advent of Ascension Wiki:Style guide

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This is a comprehensive style guide for all Advent Of Ascension Wiki articles to follow. There are often disputes over which style rule or formatting to use and hopefully the inclusion of an official style guide will help resolve these disputes as well as in helping to reach a consensus.

If you wish to request changes to this style guide, please request them on the talk page.

Notability

Articles are only allowed in the main namespace if they meet the following criteria:

  • They have to relate to Advent Of Ascension in some way.
  • Hoax articles and articles about fan-made content are not allowed.
  • Progress Guides should be a subarticle of Guides.

Redirects

  • Redirects to the Minecraft Wiki should use mcw: (e.g.: mcw:Stick)
  • Redirects with typos, and bad formatting are not allowed.

Article names

When naming an article: if the article is about an in-game feature, the name of said item as seen in-game is to be used as the article's name. If the article is about a feature in-game that does not have an in-game name (such as a structure), then the following should take place:

  • Naming should be taken out of the mod's files. If this is not possible (as in this example), a conjectual name may be used in its place until an official name is found. Note that when creating an article with a conjectual name should have a {{Conjectual}} template written on it.

Articles named with the above bulletpoint should written in sentence-casing (i.e.: Lelyetian tower not Lelyetian Tower). This does not apply to in-game items written in capital-casing (e.i.: Purple Punisher, not Purple punisher).

Articles about not in-game content (such as Xolova) should be named based on an official source. If neccasary, the conjectual rules listed above may apply here. In most cases, a source may be required for an article's name.

Writing

When writing a wiki article:

Trivia

  • Adding Trivia is discouraged. It's best to place any info possible into the article.

References and based offs

Other mods

  • Mentioning other mods in mainspace articles (e.g.: suggesting to use a modded feature in a situation, comparing something to another mod, etc) is not allowed.
    • The only exception is if a mod conflicts with another/ produces a fatal crash (e.g.: Battlegear crashing with Quickpockets).

Other Writing Rules/Tips

  • Do not put smiley faces/emojis in articles.
  • Avoid using personal pronouns, such as 'I' or 'You'. When referring to the player, say "the Player". Only use personal pronouns in unavoidable situations.
  • Do not use exclamation or question marks unless the in-game feature uses it.
  • Avoid refering to something as "early-game","mid-game","late-game", or "end-game". These terms are subjectural, and mean different things to different people.

Media

See Advent of Ascension Wiki:Media policy

Citations

Information in articles that cannot be found in the game itself must cite an official source. Examples of information that must have cite a source:

  • Upcoming content should cite a source when appropriate (see Exception).
  • Information regarding updates to the mod, such as release dates or alternate names, should have a source, especially if the information is not present in the mod itself.
  • Anything stating that a part of the mod is based off something else must have a source to support it.

If information added to an article is found to be unverifiable, it may be removed without notice.

Official sources

Official sources that may be cited include:

Xolova

Any information added by Xolova is an exception to the above rule. Being the mod developer, Xolova may add information regarding upcoming content (see here for example) that has not been shown nor seen anywhere else. In this case, the above rules do not apply.