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The Manual of Style of the Mao Mao! Wiki is an editing guide to construct quality information into a consistent and professional stylization of article pages onset in the wiki. It is preferred for all users to use the source editor over visual editor to edit the articles and users should use the "Preview" button before publishing an edit to ensure the page appears the way it is intended to be.

English Conventions

To write an article, users must have an essential background experience of the English language. This includes the usage of grammar, punctuation, mechanics, sentence and paragraph structures. Title headings and section headings are capitalized except for prepositions and short conjunctions. Grammarly is an example of a grammar handbook that is most commonly referred, although, other grammar handbook sources exist.

Formal writing must be in the neutral third person point of view (no first and second point of views.) Also, avoid the use of contractions, informal diction and abbreviations (except for courtesy titles, latin abbreviations, ones unique in the show).

Articles should be written in the present tense and in active voice for majority of the time. Use past and future tense sparingly if an event happened in the past or the future.

Because spelling, language, and punctuation comes in different English variations, the wiki conforms to the American English variant. The only exception that is allowed on the wiki is leaving the punctuation after the quotation marks of episode titles. For example, The season one finale is "Strange Bedfellows".

Because users have different preferences on whether to include or omit oxford/serial commas, oxford/serial commas should always be used for the sake of regularity and in some cases, to clarify an ambiguous context.

Trivia

Trivia is always the debatable part of writing articles. Trivia has to be a notable piece of information that is relevant to the topic and worth pointing out in the article. Examples of notable trivia information is continuity changes between episodes, distinguished cultural references, interesting production information, etc. Examples of what trivia is not are information already stated in any section of the article, insignificant coincidental resemblances of other media, repeated occurrences, etc.

Bolding & Italicizing

The only instance of bolding is the title of the article page in the leading section. Aside of formal instances of the usage of italics, italics should only be used sparingly on certain emphasis of particular words or a sentence (such as characters singing but must be surrounded by quaver [♪] notes if a single character sings or beamed quaver notes [♫] if more than a single character sings.)

Links

Piped links are links that have different clickable text than the actual page name that is linked to. It's usually used to direct the main article instead of a redirect page ([[Bobo Chan (character)|Bobo Chan]]), when a word has an apostrophe ([[Adorabat|Adorabat's]]), or has a section heading that is relevant for the piped text ([[Mao Mao#Relationships|Mao Mao's relationship]]).

Please avoid overlinking in the article pages as it is redundant. Links to a specific page must only be inserted once. The only exception for duplicate links are sections of the article pages that are formatted in lists, such as the Features section in episode pages.

Transcripts

Use the {{TranscriptH}} and {{TD}} templates for the transcript pages.

Categories & Templates

Categories are always written in sentence case instead of title case. For example, "Main characters" is preferred over "Main Characters". Beware that categories are case sensitive.

The organization of categories goes by "A to Z" and then proceeding categories in alphabetical order.

There are many templates that are used in the wiki. Each templates will come with detailed instructions (pages suffixed with /doc) on the usage.

References

The references section must contain links to any external references relevant to the page. It's preferred for the {{Reflist}} template to have evidence written out such as a Twitter response, quote, etc. instead of displaying just the visual link. If evidence comes from a video/audio source, incorporate the timestamp.

Page Structure

The top matter is for the article management templates, the Main, LookingFor, Quote, and Infobox templates.

The body matter is for the lead introduction section and consequent content. Pages vary on the different sections.

The bottom matter is for the References template, Navbox templates, Categories, Interlanguage links, and the DisplayTitle function.

Wikitext Spacing

This specific guide of spacing is applied to the Source Editor of the pages for readability. Please beware when text is being "wrapped" in the editor as it causes readability issues.

Incorrect Correct
*Bullet
**Point
***List

#Numbered
##List

==Header 2==
===Header 3===
====Header 4====

{{Template with named parameters
|a=a|ab=b|abc=c|abcd=d}}


{{Template with numbered parameters|
A|B|C|D}}

;Bolded
:Indent
* Bullet
** Point
*** List

# Numbered
## List

== Header 2 ==
=== Header 3 ===
==== Header 4 ====

{{Template with named parameters
|a    = a
|ab   = b
|abc  = c
|abcd = d
}}

{{Template with numbered parameters|A|B|C|D}}

; Bolded
: Indent


File Naming

The name of the file is the file itself and should be clear and descriptive without being excessively long so that image searching is easier.

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