Manual of Style

The following is ADVpedia's manual of style; it details how to properly create and format pages.

Creating a page

First, check with the Search box at the top-right of the page to see if the page already exists. If it does not, look to the toolbar at the far-left. At the bottom it says Add a new page, and has a blank text box beneath it. Typing in the page name and click new page. A new page will be created for you to fill in. Make sure that the title is correct (for example, Manual of Style has "of" in lowercase letters, and Shipping is always capitalized [AdvanceShipping as opposed to Advanceshipping]).

Page content

The information on the page should reflect the subject matter. The lead (first paragraph) should contain the bare bones of information, with following paragraphs containing more detailed information. Depending on the article length or subject, headers may also be required (see Formatting below).


The first mention of the subject in the article should be bolded. This is the only part of the article that needs bolding.
Episode titles, film titles, and CD titles should always be italicized. These are the only parts of the article that need to be in italics.
Underlining and strikethroughs are never needed, and should not be used. Links to other articles or websites will be automatically underlined when formatted.

How to format

A full list of the most common formatting that you will use, and how to use them on the wiki can be found here.

Editing an article

To edit an article, scroll down to the bottom of the page. There are several buttons on the bottom, the first one being "edit". Clicking that will allow you to edit the page. You will be given a 15-minute page lock to edit the page, so that two people are not editing the same page at the same time. However, this will cease after 900 seconds of inactivity.

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