Emmy The Robot Fandom Wiki:Manual of style

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

General[edit source]

Grammar and spelling[edit source]

Please take care to use correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation. You are not expected to be a professional writer with knowledge of all the intricacies of the English language, but you are still expected to write in a formal, clean, objective and coherent manner to the best of your ability.

Prefer to use American English, as it is the language of this wiki's main canon source material as well as the primary language of its fan community. The use of the Oxford comma is encouraged, but not mandated.

Capitalization[edit source]

Use sentence case, not title case, in page names, section headers, table headers, captions, and lists. In other words, Don't Randomly Capitalize Second and Subsequent Words. Only the first word should be capitalized, except for proper names.

The terms "Nandroid", "Nandroid School" and "Botler" are to be considered proper names and capitalized accordingly.

Formatting[edit source]

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 introductory part as possible, ideally in the first sentence. For example:

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

Story titles should be put in italics, for example: Emmy the Robot, Three Nines Fine. In combination with the above guideline, the first usage of the title of a story on its page should be put in both bold and italics:

Emmy the Robot is a webcomic created by Dominic Cellini.

Dates[edit source]

When adding dates, please use the YYYY/MM/DD date format. Not only it is an easily understandable compromise between the various date formats used worldwide, but it is also useful for automatically sorting dates alphabetically should such a need arise.

Perspective[edit source]

Do not mix in-universe and out-of-universe perspectives.

  • "Emmy is a Nandroid owned by the Delaire family" is an example of a sentence written from an in-universe perspective.
  • "Emmy is the main character of Dominic Cellini's webcomic Emmy the Robot" is an example of a sentence written from an out-of-universe perspective.

In-universe perspective[edit source]

Pages for fictional elements such as characters, locations, or events featured in stories should be written from an in-universe perspective, with the exception of their Behind the Scenes, Trivia and Appearances sections.

When writing from an in-universe perspective, do not allude to the fact that the characters, objects and events described exist in a work of fiction and are observed by an audience. Avoid using phrases such as "The story follows Emmy doing...", "Emmy is shown to be..." or "We see Emmy doing...". Describe these characters and events the same way you would describe real people or events.

However, limited breaking of the in-universe perspective is acceptable in situations where it is necessary to specify which piece of information comes from where, in particular:

  • When the page contains information from both canon and fanon sources, for example: "In canon, all Nandroids have blue optics, whereas in fanon, some Nandroids have green and other colors of optics."
  • When the page contains information from multiple conflicting sources, for example: "In Stress Test Anon, Lulu and Anon live in a small house, whereas in Lulu the Nandroid, they live in an apartment."

Out-of-universe perspective[edit source]

Pages for real-world subjects such as published stories, as well as the Behind the Scenes, Trivia and Appearances sections of pages describing fictional subjects, should be written from an out-of-universe, i.e. a real-world, perspective.

Tense[edit source]

Always use past tense when recapping events or biographies from an in-universe perspective. Use present tense to provide descriptions or factoids for fictional elements such as characters, locations and objects, unless the use of past tense would be preferable in the context (for example, when the subject is deceased or destroyed in their primary ongoing story, or when the description applies to the character's past).

The use of either tense is acceptable when recapping a story plot from an out-of-universe perspective, but should be consistent within the same page.

Neutral point of view[edit source]

Strive to be fair and unbiased. Don't make judgements about characters being "good" or "evil", only present what is given in a story or a source. Don't make assumptions about characters or events on their pages. Any speculation or fan theories should go into the respective page's Trivia section.

Dominic Cellini[edit source]

When mentioning the creator of the webcomic, Dominic Cellini, the initial mention should include both his first and last name, with each subsequent use only being Cellini. A link to his Instagram should be used for his initial mention.

Linking[edit source]

If a subject has an individual page on this wiki, or is notable enough to warrant a page in the future, it should be linked to when it is mentioned in another article. In general, the subject should be linked once upon its first mention:

  • in the infobox
  • in the article itself
  • in individual footnotes

Additionally, it is recommended that you link to the subject again upon repeated mentions at your own discretion. Use your judgement to determine if it has been long enough since the subject was last linked to warrant a new link.

Do not self-link, that is, do not link to an article within the same article, unless you are linking to a specific section or subsection of the article (for example, Emmy#Serving the Delaires).

When using piped links, leave grammatical articles outside of the link tag (e.g. the [[Sterling Robotics|company]], not [[Sterling Robotics|the company]]).

Notes and references[edit source]

Use references to cite sources and leave footnotes and on a page.

Citations[edit source]

Strive to comprehensively cite sources for both in-universe and real-world information.

Use the standard <ref>[Link Text]</ref> syntax to make a citation, and make sure the page includes a References section at the end in accordance with the layout guide. When adding a new citation, make sure that the same link is not already in use. If you need to refer to the same source more than once, the first instance of its citation should be given a unique name (for example, <ref name="first">[Link Text]</ref>), with subsequent instances referring to the same name with a simpler syntax (<ref name="first" />).

Generally avoid using citations in introductory parts (leads) of articles, and instead save them for the main body of the article, where, ideally, the same information should be presented in greater detail. Of course, this guideline doesn't apply to very short articles where there is no difference between the introductory part and main body.

Citation formatting[edit source]

The text on citation links should be written in one of the formats outlined below.

Literature[edit source]

[Author] - [Story title] [Chapter #] on [Site]. Retrieved [Date].
<ref>[LINK Author - Story title Chapter # on Site. Retrieved Date.</ref>

Dominic Cellini - Emmy the Robot chapter 5 on Webtoon. Retrieved 2022/09/01.
WendyAnon - Wendy & Bishop chapter 3 on AO3. Retrieved 2022/09/01.
Social media posts[edit source]

[Poster name or handle] on [Site], [Date]. Retrieved [Date].
<ref>[LINK Posted name on Site, Date. Retrieved Date.</ref>

Dominic Cellini on Twitter, 2022/08/14. Retrieved 2022/09/01.
Dominic Cellini on Instagram, 2020/04/15. Retrieved 2022/09/01.
Dominic Cellini on Instagram (in comments), 2020/10/06. Retrieved 2022/09/01.
4chan posts[edit source]

[Poster name or handle] on [Board], [Post #], [Date]. Retrieved [Date].
<ref>[LINK Poster name on Board, Post #, Date. Retrieved Date.</ref>

Anonymous on /co/, post #109601487, 2019/08/26. Retrieved 2022/09/01.
Indonesian Gentleman on /co/, post #132247295, 2022/08/06. Retrieved 2022/09/01.

You can replace "Anonymous" with a known name or handle of the poster if their identity is obvious from the post or its context, even if they were posting as Anonymous.

Make sure to link to an archival site such as desuarchive rather than 4chan itself, since threads are normally deleted a few days after being archived.

Discord posts[edit source]

[Poster name or handle] in Discord [Server], [Date]. Retrieved [Date].
<ref>[LINK Poster name in Discord Server, Date. Retrieved Date.</ref>

Example to be added

The link should go not to Discord, but to a screenshot of the post, which should be uploaded on the wiki first.

Videos[edit source]

[Author], [Series title] [Part number] [Part title], from [Start time] to [Stop time], [Date]. Retrieved [Date].
<ref>[LINK Author, Series title part number part title, from Time to Time, Date. Retrieved Date.</ref>

Own work[edit source]

You may cite "own work" if you are putting original content directly on the wiki, however, this is not encouraged. Instead, consider putting your work on one of the platforms from the examples above, and then citing it as a source on the wiki.

Footnotes[edit source]

Leave footnotes to provide additional information. This is especially useful for clarifying details in tables and infoboxes, where space may be limited. For example, you may want to leave a footnote on a character's age field in their infobox to explain how the age was calculated.

Use the <ref group="note">Text</ref> syntax to create a footnote. As with citations, if a page contains footnotes, make sure that it includes a Notes section above the References one at the end in accordance with the layout guide.

Reference formatting[edit source]

References should go immediately after punctuation and outside of quotation marks, with no space between the end of a sentence and a reference tag, and with no spaces between multiple tags:

  • This is correct.[1]
  • This is not[2].
  • This is correct.[3][4]
  • This is not.[5] [6]

Images[edit source]

Images should be used to provide a visual reference for the topic of the article or to illustrate information discussed within that article. Images should be used sparingly throughout an article, with a section near the end specifically for a gallery if there are many to share.

See also