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Rareware Wiki:Writing guidelines

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Rareware Wiki has writing guidelines that promote consistency in how articles are written and organized.

What are writing guidelines?

Writing guidelines are pages created by users and admins alike in order to educate all editors about certain subjects and establish consistency in how the wiki is written. The guidelines can be about a range of different types of subjects. They can be about specific types of sections found all across the wiki, such as "History" and "Trivia" sections, or they can explain how to write articles concerning certain types of subject matter, such as minor NPCs. They can also be about writing motifs in general, such as what tenses should be used in different situations, and how to name articles.

Writing guidelines are a sub-category of both help pages and Project policy pages. The main difference between regular help pages and writing guidelines is that help pages pertain to general editing tips and information while writing guidelines describe specific subjects on Rareware Wiki. The main difference between writing guidelines and core policy pages is that they are not as strictly enforced. Users are expected to know the basic policies outlined in the Manual of Style, but reading every last writing guideline page is by no means mandatory and users shouldn't feel pressured to memorize everything detailed within them. Admins will not scrutinize and punish every single writing guideline violation, but if a user is seen making many edits contrary to writing guidelines, anyone can correct them and direct them to the appropriate guideline page for future reference. It is simply in everyone's best interests to follow the writing guidelines as closely as possible.

What should or shouldn't be a writing guideline?

Any page regarding articles or aspects of their contents can be a writing guideline. For example, the guidelines for redirects pertain to those specific pages, and the section in the Manual of Style about navigation templates pertains to that important feature of the wiki's articles.

Pages that do not directly address mainspace content on the wiki are not considered writing guidelines. For example, the page describing Autoconfirmed users does not address articles on the wiki and therefore is not a writing guideline.

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