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Article Style[edit source]

I am a big advocate of a less formal approach to writing pages on wikis, that humor can really help to break up the monotony and seriousness of pages. One of the most effective ways I've picked up is to use the strikethrough function (<strike>...</strike>). To give an example:

"By now, you have probably lost quite a few villagers to brave expeditions silly mistakes." --Source: Getting Started

Any reasons against this writing style? I feel it only suits instructional pages (guides) rather than factual pages (e.g. weapon statistics, zone details). Bone White 03:25, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

Go ahead, I see no problem with using that. That guide is going on well and I personally find the crossed out stuff amusing. Be sure to remember to add links where possible (avoid duplicate links) so people can look up the more factual pages. --Molten2metal (talk) 03:31, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

Another style question I had is capitalization of links. I am personally against it, as I feel the browser's highlighting of links is enough to notify the user that there is a link there on the text (most use blue for unvisited link, and purple/brown for visited link).

I feel that the first one should be the option used. I notice that on "fan" wikis, the second tends to be followed. Perhaps my grammar-nazi side is irked by incorrect capitalization, I wondered what anyone else's opinion of this is. I am an advocate of capitalizing every word in page titles and page headers, just not regular text. This requires a redirect from "Medicine cabinet" to "Medicine Cabinet" but at least it lets us preserve correct grammar usage. You can see Getting Started for an example of me using my preferred method. Bone White 08:14, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

I don't think there are really rules on that here. Most of the pages were done before I became a moderator. I don't mind which option you use, but if you're prepared to go through every single page and fix it then go ahead. --Molten2metal (talk) 08:57, 14 November 2012 (UTC)
It was more for new contributers, eventually as patches get applied I'm sure every article on here will be updated or rewritten. Bone White 08:33, 16 November 2012 (UTC)