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The Nikara Wiki has a set of article/editing policies, put in place to make sure editing on the wiki is done correctly, without disruption, and is in the best interest of the wiki, so we can deliver Liv and Maddie information!

Article/editing policies

General editing policies

  1. Please check to make sure that you are not creating a page that already exists or is identical, content wise, to another.
  2. If you want to rename a page, please contact an administrator on the administrator noticeboard.
  3. When editing a page, make sure to use proper grammar and punctuation- this means using standard English, properly placing commas and periods, using appropriate spacing, capitalizing the first letter of each sentence, etc.
  4. Please refrain from using juvenile/immature language in any content you add. Be as mature and professional as possible when writing content.
  5. If you see a page that violates the article rules and calls for deletion, please add the deletion template and/or notify an administrator.
  6. As far as powers or abilities are concerned due to wikia's copyright rule any powers must be linked to the host sight, for example if you want to put Water Manipulation you would put this
    http://powerlisting.wikia.com/wiki/Water_Manipulation link title
    will produce this Water Manipulation. Failure to abide by this rule the first and second time will result in a warning the third time will result in a 2-5 week temporary ban.

Unacceptable editing

  1. Do not remove information unless you know it is false. Removing content for no valid reason is unacceptable. Please add an edit summary for all major content removal.
  2. Do not add any inappropriate material (including offensive, sexual, and explicit material) to pages.
  3. This is a fictional type fanon wiki as such fictional characters are allowed. However if your article names consists of any inappropriate name (see previous) they will be deleted on sight.
  4. Unnecessary editing is classified as making edits that make no contribution to the page whatsoever, often only done to gain edits, badges, and/or points. This is not allowed. These edits include:
    1. Rewording sentences for no reason
    2. Taking periods off pages and putting them back on
    3. Adding extra punctuations
    4. Taking off information then putting it back on
    5. Adding the same information in different ways

Referencing

As said before powers or pages used from other wikis ate to be linked back to that page

Referencing outside sources

To reference sources from sites, please use the Ref template. You can use this in Visual mode (by clicking "add other templates," typing "Ref" into the box, and clicking enter). Here is the code:

{{Ref
|link =
|name = 
|notes = }}
  • In the link section, put the link of the website page you retrieved this information from.
  • In the name section, you must name the reference. Name it anything that pertains to the reference. It could be the name of the website page (preferred) or a small description of what it is citing.
  • In the notes section goes anything that else that needs to be said. This section is optional. It's preferred that you use the name section to put the name of the site page that you are referencing and the notes to explain what it is.

To reference a link that is already being referenced on the page, all you have to do is use the same template as shown above and put the exact same name that the other link used. DO NOT put the link again. The notes section is again optional.

Referencing pages

To properly reference a page on the wiki, just put the name of the page, linked, in parenthesis at the end of the sentence needing the reference. Here is an example:

WIP

Suggestions for editing

  1. Always identify what exactly you are adding and where you are getting your information from. Is what your adding factual?
  2. Make sure to think over whether the information should be added or not. Will it make the page more informative?
  3. Does the content your adding need a reference? If so, make sure you know what to reference and make sure it is a reliable source. Use the verifiability page to help you.
  4. Be bold in editing! Don't be scared to edit a page. If you're not completely sure of what your adding, just go ahead and add it and ask some users about your edit on the forum! If your edit was okay, great! If not, well you learn from your mistakes!
  5. Include an edit summary. Edit summaries help inform users who check the history about the edit you made. Not only does this shape you into a more trustworthy user but it also helps users when they are trying to figure out a problem on the page.
  6. Follow the layout guide! The layout guide is your guide to how the page should look. But if you feel the layout guide should be slightly changed to better deliver information, don't be afraid to bring it up here!
  7. Preview your edit! Always try and do this as much as possible so you can make sure your edit will turn out well. Preview before publish!
  8. Always try and use proper english and punctuation in your edits! Also, make sure to use mature and professional language when writing your edits. Keep away from juvenile or immature language!
  9. Look for errors! Try and find errors in edits that you can fix! Fixing errors can make a page ten times better!

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