Victoria 2 Wiki:Style

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Overview

All players of the game are welcome to contribute to the wiki. This style guide provides guidance on how to make the best contributions. If these guidelines seem too difficult to follow (non-native speakers, etc) -- don't let these stop you from contributing! It is more important that the wiki has contributions than having everything "done right", and once content is in the wiki, other contributors can participate by putting it into a better style.

Writing Style

  1. Write objectively, not in the first person.
    • Correct: Prussia can focus on cavalry recruitment to have a highly mobile army.
    • Incorrect: I always build cavalry so that I can move my army quickly.
  2. Use a third person narrative when necessary.
    • Correct: The player's next target is France .
    • Incorrect: Your next target is France.
  3. Paradox games allow for limitless possibilities.
    • Correct: The USA has multiple options for the Civil War. One strategy is to...
    • Incorrect: The best way for the USA to wage the Civil War is to...
  4. Write in general, abstract terms.
    • Correct: Infantry can be useful in defending territory...
    • Incorrect: Build exactly 4 Infantry regiments, use them to defend London, then... etc...
  5. Do not emphasize text with CAPITALS, use italics instead.
  6. Write so that everyone can participate: do not personalize articles by signing them or naming game concepts after yourself

Article Organization

  1. Naming Articles:
    1. Do not capitalise any words in the article name, except for words that are capitalised gramatically. Capitalise the first letter of the first word (wiki should do this automatically)
      • Correct article name: A statistical analysis of Japanese naval doctrines
      • Incorrect article name: A Statistical Analysis of Japanese Naval Doctrines
    2. Use full names for any articles you create. Create a #redirect page for any abbreviations.
      • Correct: Battleship as the article, BB as the #redirect page
      • Incorrect: BB as the main article, Battleship as the #redirect page
  2. Article Size: Generally, articles should be big enough that they comprehensively cover a single subject.
    • Minimum size: Any page created should have at least ~2,000 bytes of unique content.
    • Maximum size: Any page should be split after it goes over ~32,000 bytes. Please start a discussion on the article's Talk page how to split the article in the best, non-invasive way.
  3. Templates: Templates are created to help better organize content on the Wiki. See the Category:Template full list of available templates.
  4. Categories: Always group articles into categories. If you are unsure which category fits best, start a discussion on the talk page of the article.

Tagging an article

Cleanup

Content and style problems: articles with these issues should be labeled with the cleanup tag: {{cleanup}}


Delete

If you believe an article does not belong on the wiki, use this tag. {{delete}}

Otherwise, consider merging the content of the article into a more appropriate location, and using: #REDIRECT [[linktogoodarticle]]

Merge

If you believe the content of this article should be merged with another article, use this tag: {{merge}}


Out of Date

If you believe an article's content needs to be updated, label it with this tag: {{OutofDate}} Template:OutofDate

Rewrite

If you believe that an article or a section of an article needs to be rewritten entirely, use this tag: {{rewrite}}


Stub

Not enough content: articles that you think are incomplete and deserve more attention should be labeled with the stub tag: {{stub}}


Under construction

If an article is undergoing an overhaul and you need to warn other users, use this tag: {{Under Construction}}


Wikify

Format problems: articles that are poorly formatted should be labeled with the wikify tag: {{wikify}}


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