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This page is an Official Policy on the Storm and Silence Wiki.

The following illustrates standards of conduct which are widely accepted among editors and administrators and are considered standards that everyone should follow. Contact any administrators for any proposed changes.

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The following is the Storm and Silence Wiki's Layout Guide, which is to be upheld when making articles on the wiki. The purpose of this page is to serve as a general guide for editors when creating formatted articles. If there are any questions, concerns or issues, then please contact an administrator.

DISCLAIMER:This layout is currently under construction. Anything written here is subject to change, and certain exceptions may apply.

Articles

When editing articles, use the Source mode editor. Formatting of certain elements such as infobox templates may be misordered if edited through the Visual or Classical mode editor.

Articles should have the following elements:

  • Incomplete articles should be given the {{Stub}} template. If an article is incomplete because of one or two sections, those sections should be given the {{Expand}} templates.
  • The first appearance of the article's title within the text should be in bold type.
  • Words that are themselves titles of additional articles should be linked only on their first occurrence per section in the article.
Internal links add to the cohesion and utility of Storm and Silence Wiki by allowing readers to deepen their understanding of a topic by conveniently accessing other articles. These links should be included where it is most likely that readers might want to use them; for example, in article leads, the beginnings of new sections, table cells, and image captions.

Character Articles

Character Template

  • The infobox should only contain canon information, i.e., information stated by the author pertaining to the specified character.
    • If you are unsure of a section, please leave it blank.
  • Images should not be used in a character's infobox as the perceptions of characters' appearances vary throughout the fandom.

Article Body

  • The first instance of the character's full name should be in bold type. Afterwards, the character should be addressed as how they are recently known in the series, e.g. Rikkard Ambrose as 'Mr Ambrose'.
  • Only information pertaining to the Storm and Silence Series should be included in the main article.

Sections

A character article should contain the following sections in order:

  1. Character infobox — This section is made from the character template.
  2. Opening quote — Opening quotes are preferred for character articles. They can be said by the character itself or by someone else about the character. To add a quote, use the {{Quote}} template.
  3. Brief summary — This section comes before any section headings and summarizes what the article is about, e.g.:
Lilly Linton is the protagonist in Storm and Silence. The story is mostly narrated from her point of view. Lilly's main goal in life is always to fight for equal rights for women. She identifies as a staunch, independent feminist and suffragette that is devoted to fighting against chauvinism and patriarchy, making sure that she doesn’t miss the chance to express her aversion to men.
  1. Early Life — This section includes any information given about the character's background prior to the present timeline in the series (written in past tense).
  2. Throughout the Series — This section includes a detailed synopsis of character's role in each novel of the series (written in past tense).
  3. Use tabs to separate each novel including the sub-heading and synopsis, e.g:
    == Throughout the Series ==
    <tabber>
    |-|Storm and Silence=
    === ''[[Storm and Silence]]'' ===
    *write detailed synopsis here*
    
    |-|In the Eye of the Storm=
    === ''[[In the Eye of the Storm]] '' ===
    *write detailed synopsis here*
    </tabber>
    
  4. Physical Appearance — This section has important details regarding the character's physical appearance (written in present tense).
  5. Personality — This section includes crucial traits regarding the character's personality (written in present tense).
  6. Relationships — This section includes information about notable relationships for the character (written in present tense).
  7. Have each character set as a sub-header and separate each relationship by an underline. If possible, include quote or dialogue summarising the relationship using the {{Quote}} or {{Dialogue}} templates, e.g.:
    == Relationships ==
    === [[Rikkard Ambrose]] ===
    {{Dialogue}}/{{Quote}}
    *write information here*
    {{Underline}}
    
    === [[Lilly Linton]] ===
    {{Dialogue}}/{{Quote}}
    *write information here*
    {{Underline}}
    
    === [[Daniel Dalgliesh]] ===
    {{Dialogue}}/{{Quote}}
    *write information here*
    
  8. Trivia — This section includes trivia about the character (if any).
  9. Appearances — This section includes the list of works in the series that the character appears or is mentioned in.
  10. References — This section lists sources of information used in the article body. Items are automatically added to the list by placing <ref>Source goes here</ref> after the information tidbit in the article. To add the list of references under this section, place <references /> or use the {{Reflist}} template.

Book Articles

Book Template

  • The infobox should only contain information pertaining to the specified book.
    • If you are unsure of a section, please leave it blank.
  • An image of the official book cover should be included in the book's infobox.

Article Body

  • The first instance of the book's title should be in bold and italicized type.
    • Following instances should have the book's title in italicized type.
  • Only information pertaining to the Storm and Silence Series should be included in the main article.

Sections

A book article should contain the following sections in order:

  1. Book infobox — This section is made from the book template.
  2. Brief summary — This section comes before any section headings and summarizes what the article is about.
If applicable, trivia should also be included along with general publishing information.
  1. Synopsis — The section includes the official released synopsis. If there are different versions, then all of them should be included.
  2. The synopsis isn't to be edited or added onto. However, links to articles within the wiki may be used if they appear in the description, e.g. characters.
  3. Plot — This section should include a detailed, written out plot of the book in present tense.
  4. Include sub-headings first, then the plot, e.g.:
    == Plot ==
    === Chapter 1: Arrested for Good Manners ===
    *write detailed plot here*
    
  5. Chapters — This section lists the chapters and their titles in the book. If there are different versions, then all of them should be included.
  6. Characters — This sections lists the characters that appear in the book.
  7. References — This section lists sources of information used in the article body. Items are automatically added to the list by placing <ref>Source goes here</ref> after the information tidbit in the article. To add the list of references under this section, place <references /> or use the {{Reflist}} template.

Location Articles

Location Template

  • The infobox should only contain information pertaining to the specified location.
    • If you are unsure of a section, please leave it blank.
  • If available, an image of the location should be included in the location's infobox.

Article Body

  • The first instance of a location's name should be in bold type.
  • Both information from the Storm and Silence Series and real life (if available) should be included in the main article.

Sections

A location article should contain the following sections in order:

  1. Location infobox — This section is made from the location template.
  2. Opening quote — Opening quotes are preferred for location articles for additional description. To add a quote, use the {{Quote}} template.
  3. Brief summary — This section comes before any section headings and summarizes what the article is about.
  4. Description — This section should include a detailed physical description of the location and its activities.
  5. Actual History — This section contains a brief description of the location's real-life history within the time period of the series.
This section should only be added if it is applicable for the specified location.
  1. Appearances — This section includes the list of works in the series that the location appears or is mentioned in.
  2. References — This section lists sources of information used in the article body. Items are automatically added to the list by placing <ref>Source goes here</ref> after the information tidbit in the article. To add the list of references under this section, place <references /> or use the {{Reflist}} template.
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