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This page will give an idea of how to write articles so they are consistent with this wiki's practices.

For rules on what kind of articles are allowed, please see Chowder Fan Club:Rules.

Article titles

The article title must be the subject's official name, e.g. "Chowder" instead of "Main Character." The article title should be official but also concise.

Article titles must also be written in singular instead of plural, e.g. "Book" instead of "Books" - exceptions are only when the article is about a species or a list, e.g. "List of books."

General article guide

  • Always include at least a sentence about the subject when starting an article.
  • The first sentence should give a brief definition of the article's subject, and the subject has to be written in bold.
  • When writing the article content, episode titles should be italized but the episodes in infoboxes are in quotation marks.
  • The definite article (the) and indefinite articles (a/an) should be avoided in article titles except when they are part of an official title.
  • Please write in third person: use "the viewer" instead of "you."
  • Linking is usually limited to the first occurrence of the word or phrase in each article, not counting links inside infoboxes. This is because spamming too many wiki links makes articles difficult to read. Adding multiple links for the same term might be acceptable in very long articles, where linked instances of the term are very far apart.

What should an article have?

This depends on the page. Some things are meant for some pages.

For characters

For locations

For location parent

For episodes

Stubs

Do not add "Article stubs" directly to an article. Instead use the Stub template by adding {{Stub}} to the top of the article, after any infobox template. Articles should only be marked as a stub if the article is incomplete and is missing some basic information.

When adding a quotation

Capital letters

Capitalization of article titles and section headers should include the first letter of the first word being a capital letter, but it should otherwise follow the normal English rules of capitalization. For example, a section title should be "External links" instead of "External Links."

An exception is the capitalization of article titles for characters. Because official Adventure Time documents generally capitalize all words (except for conjunctions, prepositions, and articles) in character names, we follow the same convention.

Spelling

There have in the past been edit wars over the territorial spelling of a word (i.e. words spelled differently in between Europe and the United States). For the purpose of maintaining consistency, and because the subject of this wiki originates from the United States, words on this wiki should conform to the spelling used in U.S. English. This applies only to main namespace pages, not talk or user pages. Although no user should be harassed or punished for using other regional spellings of words, editors are encouraged to conform text in articles to U.S. spelling. If you come across a word spelled the way it is in another country (for example if you see "color" spelled as "colour"), just change it to the U.S. English spelling and be done with it.

Point of view

On most Wikis, there is a policy to give a "Neutral Point of View" (NPOV). More on this can be found on the Neutral Point of View page.

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