As we grow in numbers, it's important to establish some guidelines, rules, and/or etiquette for the community to follow. The point of this page is simply to set down some good practices that should help everyone maintain consistency and good form.
Understand that this is a wiki, and therefore it belongs to the community as a whole. Respect each others' opinions and try to help others understand your viewpoint. Everyone has the right to discuss and add to any page (including this one!).
In the same vein, try not to remove things that others have written (except where content is blatantly or vandalized). There is usually a reason that something is written on a page. You can always reword or move something if it doesn't sound clear.
Whenever possible, please try to be signed in for your edits. Firstly, because you want credit for your contributions :) But also, because it helps others understand who said what (especially on the forums), helps everyone keep track of changes, and also notifies you if you have messages from fellow community members.
When you make an edit, there is a field for commenting on your changes. Each page does keep its own version history, but the comments make it very simple to understand a) what you changed and b) why you changed it.
The standing canon for the Story is the single-timeline of events, with what we are told later (near the end) being held as truths over what we are told earlier (near the beginning). If you have other ideas you wish to discuss, we would love to hear about them on the Forums.
Establishing consistent visual queues will help readers quickly find the information they desire. "Page Styling" is sometimes not easily discernible to the untrained eye, so the notes below will hopefully aid newcomers and veterans alike.
Bolding the Article Title
This Wikia will attempt to follow the Wikipedia guidelines regarding bolding the first occurrence of Page Titles. The most common use of boldface is to highlight the first occurrence of the title word/phrase of the article, and often its synonyms, in the lead section. This is done for the majority of articles, but there are exceptions.'
The References Heading
If you are not familiar with "References" or "Citations", they are the small numbers that appear in-line and can lead the reader to additional information regarding the topic. When needed, the Subheading "References" should appear at the bottom of the article and contain the <references /> tag, causing Wikia to automatically collect references there.
Some pages contain similar content and should therefore be formatted in a similar way. For example, articles pertaining to in-game enemies should all have the same visual layout (compare Red Nautilus and Jellyfish). It's a good idea to check a few existing pages similar to the type you're working on for their visual queues.