Undertale OC Wiki
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Overview:
Policies

Manual of Style
Page organization
Templates Policy

This page outlines how the pages on the wiki should be organized.

General article organization

An article is a main namespace page explaining the content of, or closely related to Undertale OCs. All main namespace pages are considered articles with the exception of the Main Page.

The first paragraph (introduction) of an article should be a short description of its topic, stating what it is. Empty sections are to be omitted from the article. The first mentioning of the article's topic is always bolded.

Article header

TITLE

{{Title}} is a template used to change the title that is displayed on the article from the actual article name.

Tocright

{{Tocright}} is a template that puts the Table of Contents to the right. It is used on pages where the Table of Contents is too large and putting it on the right side does not obstruct the other content. Pages containing infoboxes in the header mustn't use this template as it will push the infobox to the bottom.

Templates

The templates section as found on the Templates Policy page in the specific order found on the same page.

Page body

Page body is the main content of the article, containing all the information about the topic. Sectioning of the body is done depending on the type of the page. More information can be found below.

Article footer

Trivia

Trivia sections are bullet-point lists located at the end of the main content of an article containing interesting, little-known facts that cannot be incorporated into an article effectively. Trivia takes the lowest priority, meaning any information should be attempted to be added to the main text before being placed in trivia. If several trivia points can be lumped into a category, do it. (ex: if Sans's trivia mentions there is a connection to Gaster 3 times, add a "Gaster" subsection in Relationships). Trivia must be true.

References

References and citations are placed at the end of an article, above navboxes but below Trivia.

Navboxes

Navboxes are templates used for navigation. They contain links to articles related to the article they are placed on. Navboxes are meant to be placed below all sections. List of all navboxes can be found here.

Categories

Categories are displayed at the bottom bar on pages and are useful for grouping information as well as navigation. Note that some templates auto-add categories to an article, so additionally adding categories to an article is unnecessary. Adding irrelevant categories to articles is prohibited by the wiki rules.

OC Pages

OC pages should use {{Infobox OC}} template as an infobox and the respecting Navbox to the Type as a navbox. They all need to be in the OCs category as well as in the subcategories of it.

OC page body should be divided the following way:

- Introduction
== Biography ==
== Profile ==
=== Appearance ===
=== Personality ===
=== Abilities ===
== Relationships ==

Introduction

A brief description of the character.

Biography

An account of the notable events in the character's life. The level of detail in this section is up to the individual author. A middle-ground between succinct and lengthy is preferred. If needed, this section may be divided into subsections if too lengthy; the appropriate sectioning of this is left to the author.

Profile

Appearance

The physical characteristics of the character, including their clothes.

Personality

Traits and qualities of a character, this may include their likes and interests.

Abilities

Powers the character possesses.

If there is information relevant to the character, but not applicable to any of the three subsections, it should be put after Profile and before Appearance.

Relationships

This section should list and describe the relevant relationships of the character in question, divided into subsections per each character. This description should include how the character in question regards and behaves toward the character of its subsection.

Files

File Name

All files should be given a sensible name that describes the content, the AU it is from, and be consistent. A good file name would be: "[OC NAME] - [ACTION IN IMAGE]". If there are multiple subject characters in frame, list them in alphabetical order.

Example
Error!Sans - Tying up SOULs
Koykoyvagia & Minerva - Reading
S.K, S.T, & Swap - Coffee Break

File Credit

All files on the wiki must be credited to the original posting. Original files are discouraged from being uploaded, please post them on DeviantArt, Tumblr, or some other site before adding them here.

Please review the {{Credit}} template for information on how to use it. Take note that, when crediting, you should always use this template.

Side note

When using {{Credit}} in an image caption, it is recommended, though not required, that you separate content relating to the caption and the contents of the Credit template with a hyphen surrounded by spaces. Crediting in the image caption is not required, but crediting on the file page is.

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