Emmy The Robot Fandom Wiki:Layout guide

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The following layout guide aims to provide a set of general guidelines regarding the structure of articles on this wiki. For standards and guidelines regarding the style and formatting of articles, refer to the manual of style.

Introduction[edit source]

Header templates[edit source]

The code of the page should begin with the inclusion of appropriate header templates, each on a new line, in this order:

  • Warning templates:
    • {{Warning/Discretion advised}} if the page contains or links to questionable content as defined by our content policy.
    • {{Warning/Needs rework}} if the page requires work to be brought up to the standards set by this guide and/or our manual of style.
    • {{Warning/Needs citations}} if the page lacks cited sources and may be in need of further research.
    • {{Warning/Spoilers}} if the page contains spoilers.
  • {{WIP}} or {{WIP|Additional commentary}} if the page is a work in progress.
  • {{Proofread}} or {{Proofread|Additional commentary}} if you'd like someone to go over your changes or page.
  • Disambiguation templates: More information to be added.

Infobox[edit source]

Articles about certain types of subjects must include an appropriate infobox: a compact template-based table showing a quick overview of pertinent information in the top-right corner of a page.

At the moment, this wiki only supports infoboxes for characters. Please refer to the Character subpage for information and guidelines relating to their usage. Infoboxes for other types of content may be introduced in the future.

When adding an infobox, only fill the fields with known information. For example, if you are filling an infobox for a character whose full name and age are unknown, simply leave those fields blank instead of writing "Unknown" in them.

Lead[edit source]

Article text should begin with an introductory part, also known as a lead, which should provide a short summary of the article's subject. For fictional subjects, this usually means a brief description or a quick summary of their history.

As stated in the manual of style, the name of the article, as well as any known significant alternate names its subject has, should be put in bold in their first usage on the page, and displayed as early in the article's lead as possible, ideally in the first sentence. For example:

Emmy, officially designated 787-E881, is a Nandroid owned by the Delaire family.

Leads can be of varying lengths, but strive to make them concise. If the subject of an article has so little known information about it that it can be expressed in one short sentence, the lead may essentially serve as the entire article's main body, as further sectioning will likely be redundant.

Do not leave an empty line between the last header template or infobox and the start of the actual article text.

Table of contents[edit source]

A table of contents is automatically generated above the first heading if an article contains four or more sections. If an article is short despite having a lot of sections, you can remove the table of contents by including __NOTOC__ at the top of the page code before the header templates. However, long articles should keep their tables of contents in order to let readers easily navigate to any section that might interest them.

Main body[edit source]

The bulk of an article should consist of text typically divided into sections and paragraphs. Sections are created by adding headings and subheadings as appropriate, starting at level 2 headings (== Header text ==). Do not use level 1 headings, as those are reserved for page titles.

Articles on certain types of subjects, such as characters, have established layouts, which can be found on their respective subpages:

Typically, articles about fictional elements will have sections describing the subject and its history first, followed by sections like Behind the Scenes and Trivia providing additional real-world context.

Sectioning should be dictated by the information available, not the other way round. For example, if there is very little or no information about a character's biography, there is no need for their page to contain a dedicated Biography section. As stated above, in some cases the article's introductory part may also serve as its main body, with little to no sectioning.

Addendum[edit source]

Notes and references[edit source]

If the page contains footnotes, it should include the following section in the end:

== Notes ==
<references group="note" />

Then, if the page contains citations (which it should), it should include the following section in the end:

== References ==
<references />

Categories[edit source]

The code of the page should end with inclusions of appropriate categories, a page that will group similar pages based on content. Examples would be: [[Category: Canon]][[Category: Canon Characters]][[Category: Canon Nandroids]][[Category: Canon Locations]], or their respective fanon versions: [[Category: Fanon]][[Category: Fanon Characters]][[Category: Fanon Nandroids]][[Category: Fanon Locations]]