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This page is a reference guide for creating new pages on the Modern Wikia. Use the methods given below to help ensure the site stays looking crisp, clean, and consistent.

Writing Style

We ask that you keep to these guidelines when writing for the Modern Wikia.

Reality

All articles on the Modern Wikia should be written assuming that modern society is real and that the events of modern society have happened.

Time

When writing about an article on the Modern Wikia you should write is as though it has already happened. You should write the article in the Past Tense. For instance, when writing about an incident you should write:

The battle was one of the greatest of the 21st century and was one of the bloodiest in history.

Editing Standards

Use the Minor Edit button

As a corollary to the above, if you're making a minor edit (e.g. fixing a spelling error or tweaking formatting), check the "This is a minor edit" button below the Summary box before saving the page. Again, this will make things easier for the rest of us.

Use the Preview Button

The preview button is right next to the save edit button, and is there for a reason. It's your own personal spell checker, link checker, whatever-else checker. Use it. Users that purposefully do not preview edits as to inflate their edit count are not well regarded amongst Halopedians, and you may find yourself in trouble with an administrator.

Stubs

If you don't know enough information on a topic, or you know there's more, add a stub to it. To do so, try this: {{stub}} And people will know that it's a stub by looking at the stub category. Generally the {{stub}} template is put at the bottom of the page.

Don't sign your edits

All contributions are appreciated, but if every user left their mark on every contribution they made, the Wiki would be nothing but signatures. If you've made an edit that you're particularly proud of (such as a transcript or screenshot), the correct place to take credit is on your own user page. If you do not have a user account, we respect your anonymity, but your edits will remain anonymous, too.

Do sign your talk posts

If you make a post on a discussion page, please sign it. If you have a user account, this is as easy as typing --~~~~ at the end of your post. If you don't have a user account, just sign it with your name or nickname so everybody can tell who's who when reading long conversations. Even better, create an account anyway and use the signature method described. There really is no reason not to if you're going to stick around.

External links

External links are links that point to sites other than the Wiki. The links should be in the form of a bullet list. External links typically look like this:

*[http://www.microsoft.net/filename.html '''The Website''': ''Title of the article'']

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