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The Rules is an official policy on the Ranma Wiki. Created by your mod team in order to keep users safe and in-line. It is considered a standard that everyone should follow. Please make use of the discussion page to propose changes to this policy.

The RulesEdit

BehaviourEdit

  • Be bold in updating pages. Go ahead, it's a wiki!
  • Be civil to other users at all times. We are all here because we are fans of Ranma ½. The community should work together as a team.
  • Please do not, under any circumstances, start edit wars. Not only are they rude, but they also clutter the Wiki Activity page. If you think something is incorrect, politely discuss it with other members on the article's comments section.
  • Do not harrass other users.
  • Be polite.
  • Decent edit summaries and clear and transparent explanations are greatly appreciated. Other editors need to understand your process, and it also helps you remember what you did if you come back to the page at a later time. Please state what you changed and why in the Summary line above of the Publish button.
  • Assume good faith; in other words, try to consider that the person on the other end of the discussion is a thinking, rational being who is trying to positively contribute to the project — unless, and only unless, you have firm, solid, and objective proof to the contrary. Merely disagreeing with you is no such proof.
  • Sign your posts on talk pages using ~~~~, which gets replaced by your username and timestamp when you hit Publish.
  • Don't spam.
  • We have a three strike system. If you break any of these rules three times, you will be banned. However, you may be banned in less than three warnings, depending on the severity of the offence.

User PagesEdit

  • Please do not edit other people's user pages. Unless you are reverting vandalism, spam, or correcting spelling mistakes.
  • Please avoid uploading fanart for your user page, even if it's yours.
  • Fanart is not allowed in the wiki. Fanart in your avatar is okay though, as your avatar is used throughout the Wikia system.
  • Do not post anything on your user page that is hurtful or offensive, because it will be removed. If you continue to put it back, you will be banned.

Talk PagesEdit

  • Use the talk pages only to discuss article improvements, or welcoming users and such. Anything not pertaining to the project (off-topic chatter) may not be posted there. Use the blogs feature for that.
  • Please don't forget to sign your posts!
  • Do not edit other people's comments. This is considered bad behaviour and consequences will follow. The only time removing comments is allowed, is for archival purposes.
  • You may ask an admin] to archive previous conversations in your talk page if it is too cluttered.

ArticlesEdit

  • Since this is a Ranma Wiki, all articles must be related to the franchise.
  • Articles must be written in English, however, blogs and talk pages can be written in any other languages. If you are not a native speaker of English, you are still free to edit like everyone else.
  • To help keep this place organized, we encourage our users to use categories. If you're unsure what category to use, look at other similiar pages to see what kind of categories they have.

Canon PolicyEdit

Here at Ranma Wiki, we only use information gathered from the areas of series itself (e.g. Manga, Anime, Video Games etc). We do not use any information from fan written fiction, otherwise known as fanon.

  • In regards to relationships, please only add relationships and information that is canonical to the Ranma ½ universe. Also, please avoid using fanart in these articles. Use an anime or manga image, if possible.

FanonEdit

Ranma Wiki does not allow fanon-based articles, including:

  • Fan-made characters
  • Fan fiction
  • Non canon slash pairings
  • Non canon shipping of any kind
  • Cosplay of any kind

Manual of StyleEdit

Point of View Edit

Articles should be written as if you are there watching the events take place as they happen, and should indicate some familiarity with the characters. This is called "writing in-universe". For the most part, descriptions are written in present tense, though past tense may also be used when describing something that has already taken place.

Example:
  • On bent knees and being held by the hand, Ranma allows Akane to gently lead her around the rink, exhorting her to stand up.

Galleries and PhotosEdit

  • When uploading or adding photos to pages, please make sure the file is not already stored in the wiki, or posted somewhere else in the same article.
  • When taking screenshots, we highly suggest you do not crop or edit the image. Capture the whole area of the video.
  • All manga images should have all text removed from speech bubbles. Text used to signify sound effects or chapter titles etc is allowed to remain in the image.

Grammar and PunctuationEdit

When writing articles it is important to follow these rules of the English language:

  1. Don't use netspeak or any similar slang and avoid abbreviations in articles. We are compiling a professional resource for Ranma ½ fans.
  2. Keep your writing around a 6th Grade reading level. You don't need to fill it with big words just to make it sound smarter, especially if you're not certain how the word should be used.
  3. Vary your words. When writing, try to vary the words you use and the length of your sentences. It makes things sound more interesting.
  4. Capitalize when appropriate.
  5. Use correct punctuation. This includes commas, periods, quotation marks, and apostrophes. Please don't abuse semicolons.
  6. Know the difference between homophones: there, their, and they're; here and hear; it's and its; who's and whose.

CapitalizationEdit

For the capitalization rules for article headings please see the the Layout Guide.

  1. Capitalize the first word of every sentence.
  2. Capitalize proper nouns.
  3. Capitalize the first, last, and important words in a title.
Example:
  • The Demon from Jusenkyo, Part I

LinksEdit

Only the first appearance of a term with an existing page should be hyperlinked per article.

To link to another article inside Ranma Wiki, you must put [[link page here]] around it. To link to an article in Wikipedia, use [[wikipedia:link page here|text to display]]. If an article does not exist by that name, the link will show up as dark red, like this.

You only need to link to another page once in any given article. Most of the time this is the first time that article's title comes up.

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