Policies » Policy/Writing
This page is an official policy on BRWiki.
This policy has wide acceptance among editors and is considered a standard that all users should follow.
- Feel free to propose any changes to this policy, but please make sure that changes you make follow the official process and reflect consensus on the discussion page before you put them into practice. Any changes need to be Adopted or Decreed to be enforced as policy.
- See the Policies home page for an overview of BRWiki policies.
- See Category:Policies for a list of proposed and adopted policy articles.
General Writing Policy
- The BRWiki language is English. See Do-Not-Post policy.
- Articles should be kept concise, summarizing and objectively presenting the facts directly relevant to the topic.
- As far as possible, avoid repeating information in other articles. For example, an article on King Madoran Bronzebeard can simply state that he was king during the Battle of Deismaar, without duplicating the content of that article.
- Large sections of copied source text are discouraged, as they tend to make articles overly long, create repetition, contain much information that isn't directly relevant, and are problematic to update. Use links!
Citations to an official source should be included where appropriate (especially for Lore) in the form of a link. Following the policy of preferring internal links, the link would ideally be to an internal page containing a complete transcription of the source, clearly identified as Source Text. This should also allow for easier verification and citation of sources.
For the BRWiki guidelines on providing citations, see BRWiki:Citation.
Race name case
Race names ("humans", "elves", "dwarves", etc) are written in lower case in BRWiki. This is in line with standard English writing rules. Note however that this means that nationality is still capitalized; just like "English", "Anuirean" is capitalized.
Other Policies on Writing
Most of the writing policy is written as subsections: