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This is the manual of style for the Big Nate Wiki. Please do not do any reorganization or cleanup on the wiki unless you are fixing things to follow this guideline.

This page should include the rulings for any editing conflict. If not, you could make a proposal for the addition of a rule on the forum.

Writing

1. Articles must be written in an in-universe style and not refer to the reader or viewer when talking about events unless the subject of the article is from out of universe (Big Nate, Lincoln Peirce, etc.). This means that you cannot mention the novel or comic the character appeared in unless you mention it under the "Behind the scenes" section of an article.

2. Do not use an opinionated style of writing, unless you are quoting a character. This includes words such as "amazing", "horrible", etc.

3. This is an encyclopedia. Write and use words to make it sound like an encyclopedia. Try to avoid a passive writing style.

3. Do not fix what is not broken. If a sentence is perfectly fine, you should leave it like that.

4. Do not add last names to the display text of a link. You may use full character names only the first time they are mentioned in an article.

5. Do not list a book title without italicizing the title and using a colon.

6. Use American English spelling and grammar; Big Nate is based in the United States.

7. You may edit an article solely, but if the contents get reverted by an administrator, try not to edit that part anymore, and instead discuss possible issues with them. 8. No trivia sections.

WikiText

1. At the beginning of an article, make the name/subject of the article bold (example: Nate Wright is...). The word "The" or "A" should not be bold unless it is explicitly part of the article name.

2. At the very beginning of an article, add {{Background}} and at the very end of the article, add {{Navigation}}. It is very important that you do this step to make our wiki look cleaner and nicer.

3. Links such as [[Nate|Nate]] and [[Nate|nate]] are pointless. Only links with a different display text and target page such as [[Nate Wright|Nate]] or links including just the target page such as [[Nate Wright]] should be used.

4. When creating a WikiLink, only link it to the article the first time it is mentioned in the article. Instead of "Nate went to Francis' house and Francis pranked Nate", say "Nate went to Francis' house and Francis pranked Nate."

5. Do not add the "Stub" template to articles over 300 bytes, as those are not considered stubs.

Article structure

Characters

  • An infobox with all known information
  • The lead paragraph stating most basic information
  • ==Biography== A character biography; only include if there is too much information to fit in the lead paragraph.
  • ==Description==
    • ===Physical description=== Paragraph(s) about physical features such as hair, skin, clothes etc.
    • ===Personality and traits=== Paragraph(s) about personality traits
  • ==Behind the scenes== This is the only section in which you may write in an out-of-universe style (if the character is unseen, etc.).
    • ===Appearances===</code> List of novels and comic strip dates the character appeared in using bullet points. If character appeared in more than 5 novels and/or more than 15 comic strips, do not include.

Books

  • An infobox ({{Book infobox}}) with all known information
  • The lead paragraph, stating most basic information
  • ==Plot==
    • ===Chapter 1===
    • ===Chapter 2===
    • ===etc.===
  • ==Characters== Bulleted list of characters featured in the book, ordered chronologically by their appearance in the book
  • ==Errors== List errors in the book here

Comic strips

These articles must be titled as so: "Comic strip: January 1, 2000".

If you need help creating these articles, take a look at Comic strip: January 8, 1991 which is a perfect example of a comic strip article following all the criteria.

  • The previous and following comic strips, as so:

'''Previous:''' [[Comic Strip: January 7, 1991]]

'''Following:''' [[Comic Strip: January 9, 1991]]

  • An image of the comic. Make sure it's to the right and 500 pixels, as so:

[[File:January 8, 1991.PNG|right|500px]]

  • ==Plot== Summary of the comic strip in a couple sentences.

Summarize the storyline of the comic strip in just a few sentences, including information from the last comic strips, if needed to understand the story arc. In this section, only use first names (unless in unique instances). For example: [[Nate Wright|Nate]] ran for a touchdown, while [[Francis Pope|Francis]] and [[Teddy Ortiz|Teddy]] cheered him on. At the end of the summary, include a reference to the GoComics page for the comic, like so: <ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.gocomics.com/bignate/1991/01/08|title=Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce for January 08, 1991|date=January 8, 1991|last=Pierce|first=Lincoln}}</ref>

  • ==Behind the scenes==

Do not make this section bulleted. This is for information about the comic strip from an out-of-universe perspective. Information about behind the scenes topics, such as first-appearances, go here.

  • ==External links==

This section is a bulleted list of links related to the comic strip. Include the link to the GoComics comic strip in this section, like so: *[https://www.gocomics.com/bignate/1991/01/08 Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce for January 08, 1991]

  • ==References== The only content in this section should be {{Reflist}}

Make sure to add "{{Background}}" at the very beginning of the article, and "{{Navigation}}" at the very end.

Categories

Do not add categories to articles that are not listed below.

Please make sure that you follow the specific capitalization when adding categories. (Adding "Main Characters" as "Main characters" won't help.) Also, do not include the parts in parenthesis.

Characters

  • Individuals
    • Males
      • Men
      • Boys
    • Females
      • Women
      • Girls
  • Main Characters • Major Characters • Frequent Characters • Occasional Characters • Minor Characters • Characters out of Universe
  • Timber Scouts
  • P.S. 38 students • P.S. 38 staff
  • Jefferson students • Coolidge students • St. Pat's students • Jefferson staff
  • Wright family • Ortiz family • Pope family • Godfrey family • Applewhite family

Other

  • Objects • One time objects
  • One-time events
  • Card Games
  • Locations
  • Games
  • Sports teams
  • Teams
  • Foods
  • References
  • Clubs
  • Novels
  • Poems
  • Entertainment
  • Sports
  • Writing
  • Music
  • Big Nate Products
  • Products
  • Organizations • Programs • Systems
  • Nates Comics • Comic Characters (NOT used for any character drawn in Big Nate, but rather characters that appear in comics in Big Nate, such as Femme and Doctor Cesspool)
  • Imagination
  • Ideas
  • Art
  • News
  • Collections
  • Groups
  • Schools
  • Television Shows
  • Websites
  • Instruments
  • Utilities
  • Thoughts
  • Media
  • Communication
  • Trademarks
  • Features

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