Help:Formatting

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These are the basics for formatting the text and the articles.

Article basics[edit]

Note: Please do not create articles merely for the sake of filling red links. Remember to put as much effort as you can, even when creating a short article. Otherwise, the article will be deleted.

To create an article, you can do a few things.

  • You can type the name of the article on the search bar. Then, you can click on the red link and start editing.
  • If there is a red link in an article, click on it and start editing.

Once you create an article, keep in mind of the basic criteria for each article.

  1. Bold and repeat the title name in the first sentence.
  2. Please avoid referring directly to the reader. The second-person perspective is strongly discouraged. This means no you's and no imperatives (in other words, orders such as "Do this"). Use third-person terms such as "the player" or "him or her".
  3. Link to as many articles as you can. Try to link a subject only once per section.
  4. Italicize any game titles. You can use the appropriate templates such as {{PG}}, {{WW}}, {{CF}}, {{NL}} to automatically create a linked, italicized game title.
  5. Use navigation templates when necessary.
  6. Write in a neutral tone. Never state your opinions about a villager in the articles or else it will be a quick revert.
  7. Use categories for the page to aid navigation for our editors.
  8. Add essential information and details and avoid stating the obvious.
  9. Never sign your edits in main articles; your edits are already recorded in the article's history and the signature is disruptive.

Articles benefit from the following:

  • Images that illustrate the subject.
  • Tables and templates such as infobox templates to organize information neatly.

HTML Tags[edit]

These tags are basic HTML tags. You can wrap a begin tag with <tag> and the end tag with </tag> around the desired text to produce the effects below. For instance, using <b>Text></b> makes Text bold. Logical tags are an alternate way to format the text, so <strong> still makes Text bold.

Physical Tag Result Logical Tag
<b> bold <strong>
<i> italic <em>
<u> underline <ins>
<s> strike <del>

<big>

big text
<small> small text

<sup>

superscript

<sub>

subscript
blockquote
<blockquote>

Note: You can also use double apostrophes ( ' ) around text to italicize it, from ''Animal Crossing'' to Animal Crossing. Triple apostrophes (''') are used the same way, but they are used to bold the text.

Colors[edit]

You can change the color of the text with the following:

<span style="color:(color)">Text</span>.

Make sure you remove the parentheses while you are filling in the parameters.

For instance

<span style="color:red">Nintendo</span>

results in

Nintendo.

An alternate way is to use <font color="(color)">(text)</font> to create colored text, but since it is considered deprecated, it is not recommended over the the first method.

Note: For additional colors, you can visit the list of web supporting colors to change the text into any color. You can use the hex code or the color's name to change the text into any color from that list. If you are using the hex code, make sure it has the # mark and that there are no spaces between the number.

For instance, if you want to use magenta, use #FF00FF.


To change a link's color from the default blue, you can format it like this:

[[(Article name)|<span style="color:(color)">(text)</span>]]

For instance, this format

[[Animal Crossing|<span style="color:limegreen">This awesome game</span>]]

results in this:

This awesome game.

Sections[edit]

You can add sections to an article with two ==. Adding three === creates subsections, and adding four ==== creates subsections within subsections and so on. Obviously, you need to create sections to organize the article. Usually, however, smaller articles do not need to be divided into sections.

To clear sections so images and infoboxes do not interfere with the next section, you can add <br clear=all>. You can also add {{clear}}, but keep in mind that {{clear}} is not supported in all wikis.

Images[edit]

Nookipedia

The basic method to place images and similar files to an article is to use double brackets [[ ]]. A common additional parameter include |thumb, which reduces the image to a thumbnail and allows a caption to be displayed below. Images can be resized with the |xpx paramter such as |109px.


 
     
 
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