This page contains the accepted standards for all content on this wiki. Please visit the talk page to discuss further improvements or ask questions that you might have about how to use the standards.
A standard is a widely accepted guideline for NFWiki usage, article creation, procedures, etc. These standards govern the desired appearance and structure of all articles on NFWiki.
If you are ever unsure about an edit you are about to make, you can do one of three things:
- Look for other existing articles and model your edit after them
- Ask an administrator or experienced contributor.
- Make the edit, and let an administrator or experienced contributor correct it. You do not need to be afraid of being blocked unless your edits are intentionally malicious.
See also: NFWiki:Policy
Locale-Specific Information Edit
All dates should be written in an unambiguous Gregorian format. All years should be written as 4 digits, and the month and day should always be obviously distinguishable from each other.
- 02 Apr 2005
- January 21, 1981
- 05/06/2000 (May 6? June 5?)
- 09/12/04 (Sept 12, 2004? Dec 4, 2009?)
All times should (when appropriate) include a time-zone indicator or offset. Any times written without a time-zone indicator should be in UTC, or should be a relative time.
- 12:30pm GMT (12:30 PM Greenwich Mean Time)
- +5:00 (an additional five hours)
All currency should be written in US Standard notation. Values should be unambiguous, and non-standard abbreviations should be avoided. All in-game values should be in units of "gp".
All ranges of currency values should have the same depth on each side of the range, and the unit indicator should be only on the end of the range.
When used in the content of an article, a text representation of the currency value is acceptable.
- 1,000 - 5,000gp
- This item often sells for more than one million gp!
- 1,000gp - 5,000gp
- 1k - 5k
Nature of Article Content Edit
This wiki contains information about the MMORPG Tibia. All articles should be directly related to the game Tibia, its content, community, documentation and supported fansites. Any articles NOT matching this criteria will be deleted in accordance with NFWiki:Policy. If necessary, articles may contain links to external resources on the world wide web.
Article Accuracy and Reliability Edit
Information added to the wiki should always be true, accurate and complete. False or misleading information added to this wiki may be considered vandalism. Whenever it is possible, citations and references should be included.
Naming Articles Edit
Article names should always use "Title Case." This means that the first and last words are always capitalized, and all internal words except articles, prepositions, conjunctions and forms of "to be" should also be capitalized.
Articles should always be named the same as the in-game content they describe, obeying the case-standards of this wiki. For example, the article for the in-game item "boots of haste" is named Boots of Haste.
Article Naming Conflicts Edit
Sometimes multiple items in-game will have the exact same name, even though the items are different in appearance and/or function. In these cases, the article name should be followed by one or two clearly descriptive words in parenthesis. These words should also follow the case-standards of this wiki. For example, there are multiple items called "Voodoo Doll" in-game. This conflict has been resolved in this wiki by naming one of them Voodoo Doll, and the other one Voodoo Doll (King). If one item/object with the same name appears in more than one direction (e.g. one turned north, one east, one south, one west) the image of the one pointing south should be chosen and only one article should be made.
Renaming Articles Edit
If an article is created with an incorrect name, DO NOT copy the content of the article and paste it into an article with the correct name. Instead, "move" the page. This will retain the edit history of the article, and will automatically create a redirect from the old name to the new, correctly named article.
Images and Other Files Edit
Naming Images and Other Files Edit
File names should always follow the same naming conventions as articles. The only exception is the file extension. The file extension should always be lower-case.
- Image:Warning Icon.png or File:Warning Icon.png -- correct
- Image:My Advancement.JPG or File:My Advancement.JPG -- wrong
Image Formats Edit
Item and Creature Image Formats Edit
Images of items and creatures should always be in GIF format. This allows for transparency and animation. If you are not able to produce an image in GIF format, upload the file (in png) and ask an administrator or experienced user to change it for you.
Screenshot Image Format Edit
Screenshots of game action should always be in JPEG format, and should never be larger than 750 pixels wide. This allows for greater detail with a smaller file size. The width restriction allows the image to be clearly viewable on all computers with 800x600 resolution or better.
Renaming/Moving Images and Other Files Edit
Some time ago there was no built-in facility to "move" an image or other file as can be done with articles. Instead, to rename an incorrectly named image, you had to save the existing image to your computer, and then re-upload it with the correct name. Since the introduction of Mediawiki 1.14.0 it is possible to move images/files and their page like article pages, simply click the move button.
In every article, there should be links to other NFWiki articles that are relevant or related. These links should always give preference to internal NFWiki articles, but it may be appropriate to link to an external website at times.
See also: Wikipedia:Help:Link
Linking to Other NFWiki Articles Edit
Whenever possible, links should be directed to an existing NFWiki article.
Linking to Wikipedia Edit
At times it is appropriate to add a link to an external resource on the web. This wiki has built-in an easy way to link to an article in the on-line encyclopedia "Wikipedia". Simply enter it as a normal internal link, and add "Wikipedia:" before the article name.
[[Wikipedia:Spear]] will produce this link: Wikipedia:Spear.
Linking to External Web Sites Edit
Before linking to an external website, you should think very hard about it. Any links to inappropriate websites may be considered vandalism.
Link Text Edit
The letter-case of all links in NFWiki should always match the context they are in. If the link is in a sentence, then it should be written in sentence-case, if it is part of a title, it should be in title-case, if it is in a bulleted list, it should be title-case, if the link is a proper noun, it should be title-case, etc. Here are a few examples of correct linking:
Standards for Specific Types of Content Edit
Most of the articles on NFWiki contain information about a specific item, creature, etc. For usability in other parts of the wiki, and simplified input and editing, these articles use templates that control the structure and appearance of these pages. The following types of articles should always contain only the specified templates. If other information is needed on these articles, it should always be added between <noinclude></noinclude> tags so that it does not inadvertently affect other pages.
Quest Spoiler Standards Edit
Quest spoiling information is allowed on this wiki, but it should always be added in a way that a user will never "accidentally" read it when browsing through articles. This is accomplished in two ways: (1) creating a separate article for the quest -- see the section Quest Article Standards below -- and (2) adding the information to a normal article inside <spoiler></spoiler> tags.
Any quest spoiling information that is not marked using one of these two methods will be moved or removed, and may be considered vandalism.
Also note the Transcripts (conversation with NPCs) of the quest should be at the bottom of the spoiler page. The following style is required:
- player name italic
- player keyword bold
- NPC name linked once (at the top of the conversation)
Kevin: Greetings player, what brings you here?
Kevin: You are not a member of our guild yet! <...>
Kevin: Hm, I might consider your proposal, <...>
Quest Article Standards Edit
Item Article Standards Edit
There are a few exceptions for articles about certain types of items. Articles for Wands, Rods, Runes, Keys and Books should not use the standards Item template. Please see their specific sections on this page for more information.
Rune Article Standards Edit
Wand and Rod Article Standards Edit
Key Article Standards Edit
The Infobox_Key template must be used for all key pages. Please visit the template page for usage and explanation.
Book Article Standards Edit
The Infobox_Book template must be used for all book pages. Please visit the template page for usage and explanation.
Creature Article Standards Edit
Spell Article Standards Edit
NPC Article Standards Edit
Building Standards Edit
The Infobox Building template must be used for all in-game buildings (i.e houses, guildhalls etc). Please visit the template page for usage and explanation.
Screenshots of houses/guildhalls are preferred with no items on the ground.
In-Game Event Standards Edit
Game World Standards Edit
The Infobox World template must be used for all gameworlds. Please visit the template page for usage and explanation.
Blocking Users Edit
These standards only apply for administrators or higher. Whenever you block someone try to follow the following guidelines:
|Inserting nonsense/gibberish into pages||1 month|
|Inserting false information||3 months|
|Vandalism/crude behavior||6 months|
|Spamming links to external sites||infinite|