Difference between revisions of "Cunnan:Naming conventions"

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m (Ok, checked dictionary - yep, ballistae - with two l's as well ;))
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This is a bit more important than style as article are only easy to link to if named in a consistent manner.
 
This is a bit more important than style as article are only easy to link to if named in a consistent manner.
   
Onlt use capital latters for proper nouns. E.g. <nowiki>[[Kingdom Of The West]] should be [[Kingdom of the West]]</nowiki> (capitalisation of the first word in a link is ok for all words though).
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Only use capital letters for proper nouns. E.g. <nowiki>[[Kingdom Of The West]] should be [[Kingdom of the West]]</nowiki> (capitalisation of the first word in a link is ok for all words though).
   
Try to use the singular form of nouns as article titles. This allows people to link to the singular form (<nowiki>[[Balista]]</nowiki>) as well as the plural form (<nowiki>[[Balista]]e</nowiki>). Exceptions would be cases where the article must always be plural (eg. [[Other re-enactment sites]]).
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Try to use the singular form of nouns as article titles. This allows people to link to the singular form (<nowiki>[[Ballista]]</nowiki>) as well as the plural form (<nowiki>[[Ballista]]e</nowiki>). Exceptions would be cases where the article must always be plural (eg. [[Other re-enactment sites]]).
   
 
If you're linking to a page that has a title that may be ambiguous you can append the subject to the end surrounded by brackets. E.g. <nowiki>[[Joe Bloggs (person)]] and [[Joe Bloggs (song)]]</nowiki> would be better than one page containing both. The use of subpages is no longer supported.
 
If you're linking to a page that has a title that may be ambiguous you can append the subject to the end surrounded by brackets. E.g. <nowiki>[[Joe Bloggs (person)]] and [[Joe Bloggs (song)]]</nowiki> would be better than one page containing both. The use of subpages is no longer supported.

Revision as of 09:21, 24 June 2003

Remember this is only the current Cunnan opinion on Style and Naming. If users find it limiting or difficult to use then fell free to make changes!

Article Naming

This is a bit more important than style as article are only easy to link to if named in a consistent manner.

Only use capital letters for proper nouns. E.g. [[Kingdom Of The West]] should be [[Kingdom of the West]] (capitalisation of the first word in a link is ok for all words though).

Try to use the singular form of nouns as article titles. This allows people to link to the singular form ([[Ballista]]) as well as the plural form ([[Ballista]]e). Exceptions would be cases where the article must always be plural (eg. Other re-enactment sites).

If you're linking to a page that has a title that may be ambiguous you can append the subject to the end surrounded by brackets. E.g. [[Joe Bloggs (person)]] and [[Joe Bloggs (song)]] would be better than one page containing both. The use of subpages is no longer supported.

Numbers should be reserved for years only (eg. 1066). AD isn't needed in titles but BC is (eg. 5000 BC) this seems fair as most dates Cunnan will deal with are AD anyway.

Don't use 'the' in article titles. Your links should look like "The weather in London" and not "The weather in London"