Established Standards

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Remember to use the Templates!

A friendly reminder that when adding new pages, please be sure to go to that items category enter the items name into the box in the right hand corner, hit the enter key and then fill in the information on that page.


When you want to create a new page, first go to the correct category page of the item and input the name of the item in the "Create an article in this category" bar and click sumbit. It automatically uploads that items template and all you have to do is enter the info of the item. This is the easiest way to create a page. If you would like to create your own pages please pay attention to the following guidelines.

When spading an item, stats, or opponents please make sure you do not have the following effects or items equipped: fake beard, stilts, Beige Hornet superhero cape, Beige Hornet superhero mask, Beige Hornet superhero ring, Beige Hornet superhero tights, empty alpha launch souvenir goodies bag , flashlight keychain, Merry Christmas 2007 T-Shirt, plastic smiley-face ring, toy water pistol ,Missing Kidney, and Powered Up. Basically Nude Up!

This page contains all formally established standards for creating and editing wiki pages. For standards that are not listed here, see Proposed Standards. This page assumes a basic knowledge of wiki editing. Due to the examples listed on this page, headings herein are messy, so a wiki-generated table of contents is not suitable. For your convenience, the major sections of this page are:


Page Header

  • All pages must contain a page header, insert following text at the start of every page:

{{Page/Header}}


Headings

  • Please, always use "h2" or "==" headings, or smaller sizes thereof.
=A large and obnoxious heading=

yields:

A large and obnoxious heading

Large and obnoxious, see?


Tables of Contents

  • A page will automatically generate a table of contents if there are four or more headings.
  • If you do not wish for your page to have a table of contents, insert the following near the top of your document:
__NOTOC__
  • Insert __NOTOC__ if the page does not scroll or if it is too short to need one.
  • Most pages, like correctly-templated items and adventures, do this automatically.
  • If you have fewer than four headings, but wish to have a table of contents nevertheless, place the following where you wish for the table of contents to appear:
__TOC__

File names

  • Changes in capitalization causes new pages to be created. Please capitalize items just as they are in Paradox when you look at your inventory or the mall. Do NOT create a new page on an item because you mis-capitalized. It WILL be deleted.
  • Do not end a page name with a period, even if the title should have a period. Pages named this way can't be linked to properly, and are difficult to edit, move, or delete. Just don't do it.
  • When uploading images, use the same filename for the image as is used in the game. If you receive an error that the file already exists, then it already exists. Do not change the filename of yours.


Categories

  • For a complete list of categories, see Special:Categories.
  • When you want to create a new page, first go to the correct category page of the item and in put the name of the item in the "Create an article in this category" bar and click sumbit. It automatically uploads that items template and all you have to do is enter the info of the item. Some items fall under two or more categories, just add those at the bottom of the page.
  • A category should be viewed as an organization mechanism of last resort. If information can be more usefully organized by the use of a page or a table, then that should be the preferred organization mechanism. Contemplated new Categories should be discussed in Proposed Standards. As a general rule of thumb, there should be a strong and meaningful relationship between the elements being categorized.
  • When making or editing a page for an item that falls into an obvious category, be sure to put that page into the category. For instance, if you were editing Probably-meat patty, and found it uncategorized, you would put the following at the bottom of the page:
[[Category:Food]]
[[Category:Food (By Fullness)|1, Probably-meat patty]]

The former simply categorizes Probaly-meat patty as a food. The latter categorizes it as a food of one fullness.

  • When categorizing pages whose names begin with an article (such as "a" or "the"), specify the page name with the article moved to the end in the category tag. For example, the Adventure page "The Zweit-Childer Mining Site" should be categorized using [[Category:Combat Adventures|Zweit-Childer Mining Site, The]] so it appears under 'Z' instead of 'T'.
  • All categories that a page is placed in should be grouped together at the bottom of the page.

Page Needs Work

Depending on how thorough you have been, other users may need to do additional work on your page. Alert them to what the page needs by putting one of the following codes at the top of the page.

If the page mainly needs formatting work
{{Page/NeedsWork|comment=Insert your comment here}}
If the page is missing information
{{Page/NeedsContent|comment=Insert your comment here}}
If the page is missing statistics
{{Page/NeedsSpading|comment=Insert your comment here}}

In all cases, use your comment to let future editors know what needs to be fixed. Please try to be as specific as you can be.


Sorting

All sections sorted as shown. Any lists that don't have a special reason to be sorted otherwise should be sorted alphabetically.


Page Type Standards

Item Pages

Item pages should be formatted as such, containing the following elements as needed, in the order shown here.

Additionally, new items need to be set up in a number of other places. All new items need to go in Item Options, and Items by Name. Depending on the item type, there are a variety of other pages that need to be updated (see the Item Types page for details). Enchanted equipment needs to be added to the appropriate pages. Changes to existing items, especially name changes need to be made to all the above pages as well.

Templates for entries are as follows:

Follow the link for information on coding and contents for each element.

Place Pages

Location pages should be formatted as such, containing the following elements as needed, in the order shown here.

Follow the link for information on coding and contents for each element.


Opponents

Combat Adventure Pages

Combat adventure pages should contain the following elements in the order shown here.

Follow the link for information on coding and contents for each element.

Non-Combat Adventure Pages

Due to the highly variable nature of non-combat adventures, no wiki template exists for them. However, please adhere to the following guidelines:

Follow the link for information on coding and contents for each element.


Effect Pages

Effect pages should contain the following elements in the order shown here.

Follow the link for information on coding and contents for each element.


Skill Pages

Skill pages should contain the following elements in the order shown here.

Follow the link for information on coding and contents for each element.


References

  • A reference is incomplete unless it explains how it is a reference. Always explain your reference and add links for more information. If a song lyric is referenced, include the lyric. If a movie referenced, briefly describe the situation in the movie, etc. If a band/movie/album/game/book is mentioned in the reference, link it, preferably to Wikipedia. An unexplained and unlinked reference is useless to everyone and can annoy the makers of the game since they put hard work into thinking these references up.
  • Mention where the reference is located on the page, such as the item description, message when consumed, attack message, etc.
  • Write references in complete sentences, using proper capitalization. You do not always say "is a reference to" or "refers to", for it gets repetitive. Feel free to mix it up using things like "is from", "alludes to", "is a play on", or some other synonym.
  • Always start a reference with a bullet, as more references may be added. Italicize the names of movies, books, poems, albums, and video games. Song titles, lyrics, and quotes should be enclosed in quotation marks.

Choice Adventure Button

  • Inserts a standard format button into a page, for use in a choice adventure article.
{{Misc/Button|text}}

Tables

  • There are two types of tables on the wiki long tables and picture tables. Please check out the link below and follow the instructions on that page.
  • For an example of how to fill in a Table click here

Collections

There is an extension for the wiki that grabs collection information for items and displays it, and you can now include it on any item pages.

To use the extension, first get the item's description ID from the game (go to the item description page, check the page URL, it'll be something like "http://www.paradoxthemusical.com/itemdesc.php?descId=134985768" - the description id is the number at the end).

Then, on the bottom of the wiki page, add:

<CollectionInfo>DescId</CollectionInfo>

Replace DescId with the description ID like so: "<CollectionInfo>134985768</CollectionInfo>"

All items , food , drinks , Equipment , Special Items , Combat Items , and Miscellaneous Items pages must have the collection extension at the bottom of the page.


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