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The guide exists to ensure all edits on The Breaker Wiki are consistent. Although one way is often as good as another, keeping the articles consistent means that they will be easier to read and to use.

Titles

Articles must have appropriate titles. All words major contained within the page title should be capitalized. The only words that should not be capitalized are smaller words, such as "and", "or" and "the". The first word in the title should always be capitalized.

Titles of singular topics should not be pluralized. Therefore, an article about characters should be named after the concerning character and an article about a technique should be named after the concerning technique. Only where the subject's anime/manhwa designation is strictly plural should the article title be pluralized (for example, Walking Techniques).

The subject of the article should be in bold only in the first occurrence of the word. Any subsequent occurrences are left as plain text.

Writing

The following should be kept in mind when writing articles.

  • Nobody owns the articles. This means that words such as 'I', 'you', and 'we' should be left out.
  • Articles should be written in the third person. A simple guideline towards doing this is to imagine writing an article as a reference text for somebody who has never read The Breaker or The Breaker New Waves manhwa.
  • Keep bias out of articles. The Wiki should remain neutral and any personal opinions must be kept out. Useful ideas are allowed in articles.
  • Do not add any unverifiable facts. Link sourcing and add references for proof.
  • Avoid abbreviations in sentences. Some kinds of text abbreviation can detract from legibility. Examples: "12" is not a word; "NE" is not a direction; and txt shorthand, such as "ur", has no place in a full-fledged wiki article.
  • The text must be clear and correct. Before publishing confirm that there are no mistakes in the grammar and syntax of the text. Any unclear and incorrect text will be deleted.

Introductory Sentence

Every article should start with an introductory sentence, naming the thing this article is about (cp. page name), what kind of thing it is, where users may find/obtain it and when it has been released.

Sections

Where appropriate, articles should be split up into sections. This makes them easier to read and edit. Each section should have a title.

The title of each section should follow the same guidelines as article titles. These are as follows:

  • The title should not capitalize all words and should only capitalize titles of items in game.
  • The first word should be capitalized.
  • Only titles of plural items should be pluralized.
  • There should not be links in the title.
  • The title should be as short as possible.

Article Layouts

In order to make the structure of the articles more unified we have decided in certain sections for the articles depending on their contents. The following coding is for use in Source Mode. Simply copy and paste. This includes only the main sections. For sub-sections visit other pages of similar contents.

  • Character pages:
Introduction: A sentence explaining what the article is about.
==Appearance==
==Personality==
==History==
===The Breaker=== (if applicable)
====<u>Volume #</u>==== 
{{Scroll Box}} (use scroll box for the volume's text)
===The Breaker New Waves=== (if applicable)
====<u>Volume #</u>==== 
{{Scroll Box}} (use scroll box for the volume's text)
==Techniques & Abilities==
==Relationships==
==Trivia==
==References==
==Gallery==
  • Technique Pages: (one more section might be necessary to include depending on the technique)
Introduction: A sentence explaining what the article is about.
==Overview==
==Known Users==
==References==
==Gallery==
  • Martial Arts Schools/Clans/Organizations
Introduction: A sentence explaining what the article is about.
==History==
==Overview==
==Known Members==
==References==
==Gallery==
  • Chapters: (no photos apart from the chapter cover)
Introduction: gives the number of the chapter and the Part of the series it belongs to.
==Summary==   a short (a few rows) summary)
==Synopsis==   it is the long detailed summary of the chapter
==Appearances==
===Characters===
{{Character Appearances}} - use this template.
===Others===
{{Other Appearances}} - use this template
==See Also==
*[[Volumes and Chapters]]
*Other possible links
==References== (might be needed if there is something to refer from previous chapters)
  • Terms: pages for terms may have different sections from one another like in the case of Ki page. In this case the structuring should be made cautiously. If you are unsure of how to structure it then seek for advice from other contributors. The standard sections are:
Introduction: A sentence explaining what the article is about.
==Overview==
==References==
  • Location pages:
Introduction: A sentence explaining what the article is about.
==Overview==
===Background===
===Structure===
The structure should contain images for the rooms and facilities of the location.
==Staf/Residents/etc==
Subcategories if necessary
==References==

Markup

In Source Mode use two equal signs (==) style markup for headings. Start with ==, add the heading title, then end with ==. The headings start from level 2 and continue up to level 5.

==Level 2 Heading==
===Level 3 Heading===
====Level 4 Heading====
=====Level 5 Heading=====

Do not use the "Bold" option for Headings. Use underlying only for level 4 and level 5 Headings:

Underlying starts with <u> add the text and end with </u>.
Examples:
====Level 4 Heading without underlying====
====<u>Level 4 Heading with underlying</u>====

=====Level 5 Heading without underlying=====
=====<u>Level 5 Heading with underlying</u>=====

Use of headings

The agreed way. Currently used:

==Heading 2==
===Heading 3===
====<u>Heading 4</u>====
=====<u>Heading 5</u>===== (Avoid using Level 5 Headings)
(only heading 4 and 5 underlined "<u>...</u>")

Not agreed way. Not to be used:

=='''Heading 2'''==
==='''Heading 3'''===
====<u>'''Heading 4'''</u>==== 
=====<u>'''Heading 5'''</u>===== 

Text

Text may be styled to improve the appearance of the article.

Font

In rare cases, font colour can be used in articles. Dark colours should be used to emphasize certain points. Using bold is a preferred alternative to using colours. Use light colours, as they do not show up well on the white background and light colours in dark backgrounds for the same reasons.

Bullet lists

Bullet points can be used to create a list. To use a bullet point, put an asterisk (*) before each point. For example:

*Point 1
*Point 2
*Point 3
**Sub-point 3

Comes out as:

  • Point 1
  • Point 2
  • Point 3
    • Sub-point 3

Numbered lists

Numbered lists are similar to bulleted lists. They should be used to order items or in step-by-step instructions. To create a number list, put a number sign (#) before each point. For example:

#Point 1
#Point 2
#Point 3

Comes out as:

  1. Point 1
  2. Point 2
  3. Point 3

Bold and italics

Put two apostrophes (italics) around text to make it italic. Italics should be used to emphasize single word or phrases. It should not be used for long bits of text.

Put three apostrophes (bold) around text to make it bold. Bold should be used to emphasize longer parts of text, or where italics is not enough. The first appearance of an article's title should be in bold. Any subsequent appearances should be left as plain text.

Links

A link is placed by putting 2 square brackets [link] around words on each side. This will make a link to the article, using the exact words in the link. A link can also be made with a different word as the link, bye putting the title, a | symbol then the word you want to appear in square brackets. For example, Shi-Woon appears as Shi-Woon but is linked to the Shi-Woon Yi article.

  • Links should be added to any articles named on a page.
  • Links should not be made to the same article multiple times. This means that if the word Shi-Woon is mentioned five times, only the first appearance of the word should be linked.
  • The Possessive ('s) can be linked too by placing the 's outside the box. For example, [ [Shi-Woon Yi] ]'s will link to Shi-Woon Yi and will display as "Shi-Woon Yi's".

References

The references must link directly to the page they refer to and only the series name must be in Italics. Bold, underling or other font customization should not be used if not agreed within the Community first.

For example, if an event refers to Chapter 5 of The Breaker New Waves series then the reference must be:

<ref>''The Breaker New Waves'' [[Chapter 5 (NW)|Chapter 5]]</ref>


Note: if there are 9 or more references within a page then instead of the <references/> the References section should use the {{References}} template.

Categorizing

How to add

To add Categories:

  1. scroll down to the bottom of the page
  2. click the "Add category" option
  3. type the name(s) of the category(ies)
  4. and click the "Save" option.

Which to add

Character Pages

When categorizing, include only the appropriate categories at the bottom of the Category tree (the categories with no sub-categories). For example, for a character page you would use the:

  1. Male/Female Category
  2. Murim/Non-murim Category
  3. Deceased/Alive/Unconscious Category

The Characters Category should not be used since its purpose it to group together the categories related to character pages.
Note: For character pages that use the Template:Parent Tab Template due to excessive content, only the Profile Tab will get the above categories. The rest of the Tabs should be categorized using on of the categories from the Category:Character Pages.

Chapter pages

Chapter pages use only the Category:Chapters.

Technique pages

Technique pages only use the Category:Techniques.

Martial Arts Schools/Clans/Organizations pages

Martial Arts Schools/Clans/Organizations pages make use of the Category:Organisation and the category with the name of the organisation from within the Category:Murim.

Term pages

Term pages use only the Category:Important Terms.

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