The Particracy Wiki Manual of Style is a manual of style for all articles on the Particracy Wiki. It outlines the basic standards and principles which contributors should aim to follow when editing and creating articles on the wiki.
The purpose of the manual of style is to help make the Particracy Wiki easier and more intuitive by promoting clarity and cohesion, while helping editors write articles with consistent and precise language, layout, and formatting.
Unless otherwise stated, the Wikipedia Manual of Style can be applied. Resources for which can be found here:
All articles should be written in English since it is the language of Particracy. Exceptions include:
- providing the local name as a translation e.g. the Republic of Rildanor (Canrillaise: Rèpublique de Rildanor)
- words which have no suitable English translation
- words, phrases or names which are more popular under their native name (this does NOT include the names of political parties)
Plain English works best. Avoid ambiguity, jargon, and vague or unnecessarily complex wording. The Particracy Wiki does not prefer any specific variant of English (e.g. British English, Australian English or American English) however standardisation within an article is desirable. Additionally, efforts should be made to use the most appropriate form of English where one exists e.g. using British English in Luthori's article since it is the Particracy equivalent of England.
Punctuation and grammarEdit
Use sentence case for article titles and section headings, e.g. 'Government and politics' not 'Government and Politics'. Picture captions should not end in a full stop (a period) unless they are complete sentences.
Italicize names of books, films, TV series, music albums, paintings, and ships—but not short works like songs or poems, which should be in quotation marks.
Both James' house and James's house are correct.
Following naming conventions for certain pages is helpful in helping players to find particular pages. Generally, it is useful to take the lead from Wikipedia in this regard but the table below provides guidance on naming conventions for certain types of pages.
|Cabinet pages||Titles should be composed of the surname of the leader of the government followed by the word "cabinet"||Bal cabinet; Bojarski cabinet; Morvai cabinet||No consistent standard for distinguishing multiple cabinets by the same leader exists, though the method of using a Roman numeral after the surname dominates|
|Election pages||Titles should begin with the election year (and month if there were multiple elections of this kind in the same year) followed by the demonym, the type of election and the word "election"||3989 Gaduri presidential election; 4140 Dundorfian legislative election; 4718 Likatonian general election||The term "legislative election" is generally preferable to a more specific term such as "parliamentary election" or "congressional election" since the name of the legislature may change over time|
|History pages||"History of" then the country's short name||History of Indrala; History of Jakania; History of Kanjor|
|Pages collating opinion polls||"Opinion polling for the" followed by the name of the election that the polling relates to, if it is for an upcoming election then "Opinion polling for the next" followed by the type of election||Opinion polling for the 4747 Likatonia general election; Opinion polling for the Dorvish Artanian Union membership referendum; Opinion polling for the next Likatonian general election|
Various states in Particracy have conflict over naming. Below is a list of the currently accepted short names for the most significant conflicts, a full list of all short names for countries can be found on the main page.
- Badara (al'Badara)
- Barmenistan (Barmenia)
- Dankuk (Dranland; Drania)
- Davostan (Davostag; Davostan-Kivonia)
- Dolgava (Dolgaria; Dolgavia)
- Hulstria and Gao-Soto (Hulstria; Gishoto; Gao-Soto; Mikuni-Hulstria)
- Ikradon (Hawu Mumenhes; Hawu-Ikradon; Ibutho)
- Istalia (Quanzar)
- Kalopia (Kalopia-Wantuni; Wantuni)
- Keymon (Klavia Okeanó; Klavia)
- Kizenia and New Endralon (Kizenia; New Endralon; Kizenia/New Endralon; Kuzaki; New Endralon, Kizenia and Kuzaki)
- Narikaton and Darnussia (Narikaton; Darnussia)
- Seko (Sekowo)
- Vorona (Deltaria Nova)
- Yingdala (Indrala)
Avoid using BC and AD. BCE and CE are preferable since Christ doesn't not exist in Particracy.