Help:Style Guide

From Animated Damsel Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

This guide will explain how articles on the Animated Damsel Wiki should look. It is always under construction. If something is unclear, please ask a question on the official Discord server.

Notability and article names

Scenes

Every scene catalogued on the wiki should be contained in an article for the instalment it occurs in (e.g. an episode for a show, an issue for a comic, etc.) If there are multiple scenes within the same instalment, they should be contained on the same page.

Articles for instalments should be titled as follows:

[property name] [instalment] [number]

For example, a scene from episode 2 of the anime Bungou Stray Dogs would be titled as follows:

Bungou Stray Dogs Episode 2

The title of the property (show, comic series, etc.) should match the title of its series page if there is one.

In a medium where things are not usually counted as instalments (e.g. video games), the title of the article can simply be that of the work itself. For video games in particular, it should be noted that it is not required to include the console in the title unless it is useful for disambiguation.

Series

A series does not always need its own page, but it can be useful to have one if there is a lot of content to cover (e.g. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). Generally, if a series has at least three DID scenes, it qualifies for a page. If there are at least five DID scenes, the page should be considered important to make.

A series should be titled by its common English name wherever possible. If there isn't one, the show should be titled by its original title. However, if the original title is rendered in something other than the Latin alphabet, it should be transliterated to make searching easier and avoid technical difficulties.

If there are multiple series with the same name, they should be disambiguated as follows:

  • If there is a difference of medium, add that to the article name (e.g. "Lupin III (TV)", "Lupin III (movie)", "Lupin III (OVA)")
  • If they are both the same medium, use the year to disambiguate instead (e.g. "Lupin III (1971)", "Lupin III (1978)")

If there is any title difference at all, please use that instead. For example, the two anime adaptations of Record of Lodoss War are an OVA and a TV series, but the OVA is simply titled "Record of Lodoss War" while the TV series is called "Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight". In this case, those should be the titles.

Franchises

If a franchise is big enough to have a lot of DID content, it may warrant its own page (e.g. Lupin III or Detective Conan).

People

If a person is involved in a lot of DID content, it may warrant giving them their own article. However, we don't need an article for every single person who has ever been involved in a DID scene.

Characters

If a character gets into peril often (think Fujiko Mine or Daphne Blake), an article may be useful.

Article content

General style notes

In the intro paragraph, the first mention of the subject should always be in bold text. Additionally, titles of franchises, episodes, etc. should be in italics whenever mentioned.

Of course, appropriate use of capitalization, punctuation and paragraph breaks is required.

Scenes

The following content can be included in a scene article. Please maintain the order given.

Required

  • Infobox (use the appropriate infobox for the medium in question)
  • Description (a description of the scene)
    • The description does not need to be in exquisite detail, but context for the scenario and the specifics of bindings are desirable
  • Gallery (a set of images using the <gallery></gallery> tags)
    • The primary goals of a gallery are to provide an impression of the scene in question and to highlight particularly artful illustrations
    • There is no hard limit on the amount of images, but please exercise common sense and restraint
    • Screenshots or scans are the main content of a gallery, but it can also include related content such as stitched panning shots, concept art, etc.
    • Please do not use letterboxed screenshots (i.e. screenshots with black bars on the sides or the top and bottom).
    • Please use descriptive filenames. Generic filenames can cause conflicts with other uploads.

Optional

  • Quotes
  • Adaptation notes (if the scene is adapted from another medium, or notably isn't)
  • Trivia
  • External links (link to a video of the scene and/or any other relevant materials)
  • Navbox (for franchises that have one)

Templates

Infoboxes

Infoboxes are the rectangular templates often seen at the top-right of articles. Please use the following as appropriate by placing them at the top of an article and filling them in appropriately:

Consider the following notes for individual fields:

  • For the "title" fields, the "Title Main" field should always match the page title, which should in turn be the English title if there is one, the original title if there is not. There does not need to be a separate English title field in this case.
    • An exception can be made on a case-by-case basis if few English titles are available across a series for consistency (e.g. Suske en Wiske, where a few volumes were sporadically translated)
  • For the "image" field, please pick a screenshot that represents the scene well and add it by typing "File:" followed by the filename of the image.
  • For the "scenes" field, one "scene" is generally considered for our purposes to be one captivity, but this is a loose guideline. Most importantly, do not count it as a new "scene" every time the camera cuts back and away. Think, what would you consider as "a DID scene" when discussing it or posting a clip of it?

Navboxes

Navboxes are the big templates sometimes seen at the bottom of articles that link to other related articles. They should only be made for franchises that have enough articles to link to. When a navbox exists, feel free to include it on any of the relevant articles.

A list of available navboxes can be found here:

Message boxes

These are the colored, centered templates found in articles to give warnings or indicate content that needs to be improved. Please use them as appropriate.

A list of available message boxes can be found here: