In general, content should be written in a style appropriate for an encyclopedia. Descriptions should be clear and precise; speculations or uncertain facts should be avoided.
Do not be overly specific when writing, only as specific as necessary.
Use full sentences where possible.
American English is preferred at this wiki as it is the spelling the Wasteland games use.
Colloquialisms, slang, l33t speak and other informal styles are not acceptable.
Game-specific words should always use the ingame spelling, even in cases when it is incorrect. This does not include capitalization which should always follow the rules in the relevant section below.
Contributions should use second-person ("you") or third-person ("the player"; not "this editor").
Keep first-person sentences out of articles. Talking about your own experiences in a familiar way should be kept to the discussion pages.
Articles should generally be written in present tense.
The only exception are articles relating to events which took place before any of the Wasteland games; these may be written in past tense.
Article page names and links should not be overcapitalized, regardless of whether they relate to in-game subjects or not, and regardless of in-game spelling.
Proper names should be capitalized. But common words or descriptive names should not. This also includes names where part of the names constitutes a proper name.
Generic character names should not be capitalized.
Species names should not be capitalized. In the same way as cat or dog would not be capitalized, waste worm and ghoul are also not capitalized.
Names of statistics, perks, traits, skills etc. (e.g. Charisma) should be capitalized when referring specifically to game mechanics. The same words, however, should not be capitalized in other uses.
If it's not clear whether a name is a proper name or a common one, naming should be discussed and decided on a case by case basis.
Do not overlink. Generally, a page should be linked from a given article only once, on its first occurrence. Links may be repeated if the first link is far up the page or if the manner the word is used in makes it necessary (e.g. in summary lists).
Do not add any attributions (like "written by XYZ") or dates ("written on 14/02/09") to articles. An accurate record of all contributions to an article is available via its "History" page.
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