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The Style Guide is intended to give Weezerpedia a uniform style by making decisions about aspects of language that have more than one answer.

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Naming conventions

Band names and titles of songs or albums

In band names and titles of songs or albums, capitalize words that are not coordinating conjunctions (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so), prepositions (in, to, over), articles (an, a, the), or the word to when used to form an infinitive. Note that short verbs (Is, Are, and Do) and pronouns (Me, It, and His) are capitalized. Do not replicate stylized typography in logos and album art, though a redirect may be appropriate (for example, =W=eezer redirects to Weezer).

When necessary, disambiguation should be done using (band), (album), or (song) (such as Welcome to Vas Llegas (album); use further disambiguation only when needed (for example Mykel and Carli (Black Market Flowers song), Mykel and Carli (Weezer song). Unless multiple albums of the same name exist, they do not need to be disambiguated any further. For example Pinkerton (Weezer album) is unnecessary. Disambiguate albums and songs by artist and not by year unless the artist releases multiple albums with the same name. For Weezer's self-titled albums, Weezerpedia differentiates by the color of their album artwork. For exmaple: Weezer (The Blue Album) and Weezer (The Green Album). When a track is not strictly a song (in other words a composition without lyrics, or an instrumental that is not a cover of a song), disambiguation should be done using (composition) or (instrumental).

Titles

All titles for books, TV shows, magazines, albums, etc. should be italicized, e.g. Pinkerton. On a wiki, this is done by surrounding the word with two inverted commas.

A song name should not be italicized, but rather put in quotation marks, e.g. "Buddy Holly."

Names

When a person is first mentioned in an article, their full names should be used. Further mentions should be abbreviated to surname only. When using the possessive form of names that end in "s", (e.g. Rivers), a second s should not be added. Add the apostrophe after the original s (e.g. Rivers').

Creating pages

Page names should follow Weezerpedia's naming conventions (see above), in regards to word capitalization.

Please make the first appearance of the subject matter in bold (usually the first thing on the page). On a wiki, this is done by surrounding the word(s) with three inverted commas, e.g. '''Rivers Cuomo''' gives you Rivers Cuomo.

Make sure the page isn't orphaned. That is, check what other pages link to it. You check this by clicking 'What Links Here' in the toolbox section to the right of page.

When in doubt, check how another page is formatted.

Links

When writing or editing a page, link everything than can be, or should be linked on the first appearance of a term. Do not link subsequent appearances of the term. Don't be shy in making links. That's the power of the wiki. If a link goes to a page that doesn't exist yet, don't delete the link, build the page instead.

Dates

The format we've chosen to use is Month Day, Year, e.g. September 23, 1972.

Uploading images

Regular images

All new images that are uploaded must fit the following guidelines (Aboutme images not included)

  1. Images must be relevant.
  2. Your image description must include some kind of time frame. Please be sure to put a year in (and a month if possible). For example: Image of Rivers Cuomo recording green c.12/2000.
  3. New images should be added to the appropriate Gallery.

Magazine scans

If you are uploading a Magazine article scan, please be sure to include the magazine and the month/year of the article. There's no need to include the name of the article (as this is fairly worthless when sorting images), but you must include the magazine's name, the year and month, and who the interview is with (if anyone).

Article message boxes

Article message boxes are used to mark page that need attention. An article message box should be placed at the very top of the page or the top of a section.

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Sources

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Upcoming release

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Information on this page is subject to change as more is found about this release.

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