NewgonWiki:Working standards and technical advice

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Here are some of our working standards, followed by general Wiki-related technical advice.

Style guide

  • NewgonWiki avoids unnecessary capitalization in titles and subsections. For example, titles may read "National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children" for the NSPCC, and "List of organizations supporting child advocacy" for a list article. Some of our material still uses unnecessary capitalization.
  • Over time, we should Americanize out spellings. This is not a major priority, and will obviously require category moves if and when.
  • Project page formats are decided on a per-project basis, and can be observed in the uniformity of project content wikicode concerned. Use the preview to see what it looks like. We tend to go for the more visually appealing styles, and maintain consistent style throughout a project.
  • Encyclopedia article formats/section orders/referencing are almost identical* to Wikipedia's, but with extra checks in place to avoid the ugliness associated with some Wikipedia articles. For a decent flagship article, see Jack McClellan, and click "edit" (or "view source" if you have no account) to see the wikitext that codes for an aesthetic text-wrapped TOC and various image positions.
  • Order of content, if it's not obvious: Introductory sections (and if required, the disclaimers or hatnotes before them) should have no heading, and should mention the subject of the article in bold, somewhere near the start of the passage. Intros should try to avoid using references, and should, in the case of larger articles, simply sum up the topic and what the rest of the article elaborates. The order of the following, headed sections may then progress roughly in the following fashion: 1. Any historical information 2. Any organizational, personal, conceptual features. The meat of the article. 3. Any scrutiny, praise or criticism. 4. Any commentaries, quoted for convenience. 5. Any "see also" list. 6. Any references (see below) 7. Any internal links list, and then external links list if either is required. 8. List of categories (trivial, as categories always migrate to the end, but best kept in one place).
  • Basic aesthetic/format controls: Do not let Tables of Contents act as pillars for wasteful and ugly white space at the head of articles - we're not Wikipedia. For example, to remove a ToC in a short or medium size article, insert __NOTOC__ at the start of an article. To wrap text around a left-floating ToC in a big article, for example, insert <div style="margin-right: 25px; float: left;">__TOC__</div>. Illustrate articles by uploading and then formatting images left or right with captions, for example, inserting [[Image:Imagename.fileextension|thumb|Caption for image]], replacing "thumb" with "frame" for the full size image. Reference lists are made easy by wrapping the material (URLs, Book refs, etc) in ref tags, i.e. <ref>Full book ref, or link</ref>. Then place a references list at the end of the article, or for whatever reason if you need one before the end, just insert: {{reflist}} where relevant. Other useful formatting codes include :text goes here to indent a paragraph, and *text goes here to bullet a paragraph.

Remember to make use of the formatting buttons above the edit window, hovering to reveal each button's function.

Criteria for inclusion

Our overall aim is to become an encyclopedic resource on our given topic - with a few pragmatic exceptions.

We cover topics that no one else does, and also duplicate (carefully, and often with attribution) if the information is at risk of censorship. If Wikipedia's article on a topic is really good, and lacking in bias, we can write a stub on a relevant topic, and link Wikipedia for the full story. If the topic is just too important for us, we can duplicate information from multiple sources, and build our own high quality article. Generally, if a topic is subject to constantly updating information, we will only create a full article if we are able to service those updates. One classic example is a list of ages of consent. In this case, it is far better to link Wikipedia for this information.

Basic wikitext

Our cheatsheet gives basic technical advice about wikicode. See Wikipedia's version here (note, it contains some templates, etc, which we do not use).



Hacks that work anywhere in the text
Description You type You get
Italics, bold, and both

''italics'', '''bold''', and '''''both''''' (Two apostrophes, three apostrophes, and five apostrophes)

italics, bold, and both

Internal link to another page



"Pipe" a link to change the link's destination

[[Judianne Densen-Gerber|JDG]]


Link to a section

[[Peter Tatchell #"BOY" Chapter, Dares To Speak and Paedophile Information Exchange|Tatchell's comments on ''Dares to Speak'']]

Tatchell's comments on Dares to Speak

Red link
red links in articles help by showing notable pages not yet created

[[something missing]]

something missing

References and footnotes
sources in the article will appear where {{reflist}} is put, typically under a level 2 section heading (see below) towards the bottom of the page; text between {{}} is for a template. Otherwise, reflist will appear at the bottom of the article automatically, so just put the title ==References==

Hello,<ref>[ Library of Congress]</ref> World.<ref></ref>

References: {{reflist}}

Hello,[1] World.[2]


sign your contributions when posting to a talk page


do not sign in an article, only on talk pages

Username (talk) 10:22, 24 September 2023 (UTC)

Plain website

Link a website



Link and name a website

[ The Evil Empire]

The Evil Empire

Strike your talk page comment
to show your previous comment is outdated

<s>This topic isn't notable.</s>

This topic isn't notable.

Hide text somewhere for editors

<!--Are you sure he said this?-->

Show an image

[[File:Wiki.png|thumb|Caption]]Content of article.

Content of article.
Internally link any of our files (PDF, Image, etc)



Link a Wikipedia Article

[[Wikipedia: Child sexual abuse|Wikipedia's article on CSA]]

Wikipedia's article on CSA

one of our templates and page tags

{{Template:MAI}}Content of article.

Part of NewgonWiki's series on
minor-attracted identities
Starting Guide | Community | Pediverse
MAP | NOMAP | AAM | Neologisms
Origins | Flag | Movement
Political history: MAP & LGBT Alliances
Philias: Ephebo - Hebe - Pedo - Nepio
Gender and attraction: BL - EL - GL
Pederasty/Gay BL | Korephilia/Lesbian GL
Pro-c | Neutral-c | Anti-c
BLogo | GLogo
Category: Minor-attracted people
Template:MAI - This template
Content of article.
Add a page to a category [[Category:Category name]]

place near the bottom of a page
shows "Category name" in a bar at bottom when the page is previewed or saved

Hacks that work only at the beginning of each line

Description You type You get
Redirect a page to another page

#REDIRECT [[Target page]]

Redirected to the target page, when you search for, or follow an internal link to the object page. Useful for alternative spellings.

Redirect to a section of another page

#REDIRECT [[Target page#anchorName]]

Redirected as above, but to a page section

Section headings
a Table of Contents will automatically be generated when four headings are added to an article

==Level 2==
===Level 3===
====Level 4====

do not use  =Level 1=  as it is for page titles

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Bulleted list

* One
* Two
** Two point one
* Three

  • One
  • Two
    • Two point one
  • Three
Numbered list

# One
# Two
## Two point one
# Three

  1. One
  2. Two
    1. Two point one
  3. Three
Indenting text
this is used when replying on a talk page, to make it easier to follow conversations.

no indent (normal)
:first indent
::second indent
:::third indent
::::fourth indent

no indent (normal)

first indent
second indent
third indent
fourth indent