Stellaris Wiki talk:Style

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Capitalization[edit]

Can we create an exception to the header capitalization rules for Traits, Governments and Ethoses (whatever the plural of that is), since all seem to have second words (if present) capitalized in-game. --Ben Kerman (talk) 00:54, 30 March 2016 (CEST)

The name of traits, governments, and ethics are proper nouns, so they should be fully capitalized (as covered by "capitalized grammatically", yes. E.G., "Military Republic", not "military republic". ~ Meneth (talk) 00:56, 30 March 2016 (CEST)

Use of "you" for Beginner guides[edit]

This is what the EU4 wiki does and is in place in the beginner guide here. Is this an intended exception to the general style rule to avoid first and second person? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sir Garnet (Talk) 13:15, 6 May 2016 (CEST)

Minor copyedits suggested[edit]

The example that reads, in part, "attack their neighbour in order to obtain more base tax and manpower" should be revised to "attack their neighbour to obtain more base tax and manpower". Virtually every style guide ever written excoriates inflated bureaucratese phrases that mean the same thing as short plain-English terms but use unnecessary verbiage, and many of them list "in order to" specifically. It's best to illustrate actually good writing when telling editors how to write. :-) Another example is "Wikis work due to the use of internal links to other pages," which would be better as "Wikis work via internal links to other pages," (which should also be followed by a semicolon, not a comma). Or "wikis depend on", or "wikis are built by", or some other replacement for "wikis work due to the use of". Other minor glitches: "The name of game mechanics do not count as proper nouns" should read "names" (plurality agreement). I also note, in my article reading here so far, that this is generally ignored. People appear to be capitalizing to match the in-game usage (and that's pretty normal on game wikis). "Please use gender neutral language" should read "gender-neutral". "The wiki views both US and UK English as acceptable languages and there is no need to correct between the two, however consistency through a page is appreciated" should read "dialects" not "languages" (they are dialects [or, technically, dialect continuums] of the same language), and the comma between "two" and "however" should be a semicolon, with a comma after "however", then "through" changed to "throughout" (they are not synonyms). — Darklocq  ¢ 08:44, 16 October 2020 (UTC)