Wikiquette

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Wikiquette (n.) - The etiquette of wikiing.

General Wikiquette

Stemmed from gatiquette. RS terminology for editing the Plotpedia in a specific style, as coined by Face and Mish.

It is proper wikiquette, when writing a wiki, to make the first mention of anything that is or should be in the Plotpedia into a link by putting double brackets on either side of it

For example:

"[[Janson]], [[Iella Wessiri]], and [[Kettch]] are the only three creatures in the known universe who consider a plateful of [[Meat Surprise]] as anything other than an especially cruel and unusual method of torture" turns into...

"Janson, Iella Wessiri, and Kettch are the only three creatures in the known universe who consider a plateful of Meat Surprise as anything other than an especially cruel and unusual method of torture"

Without exception, links within the wiki should be done via wikilinks, as shown above, and never with URI links (that begin with http:). URI links should be reserved for external referencing.

For example:

Wrong:

[http://plotpedia.com/Face_Loran Face Loran] is the commanding officer of Wraith Squadron.
Face Loran is the commanding officer of Wraith Squadron.

Right:

[[Face Loran]] is the commanding officer of Wraith Squadron.
Face Loran is the commanding officer of Wraith Squadron.

The forum is located [http://www.erality.com/sites/rs/board_2/index.php here].
The forum is located here.

The Fourth Wall

In fictional context, the concept of the fourth wall is that the relevant fiction and non-fiction elements should not directly mix. For example, the character Kai should not speak about the real person Mish as though she were a real person. Mish does not exist in Kai's world, and thus Kai should keep that separate. Violating this concept is known as "breaking the fourth wall," and is frequently used in meta-humor, such as a comic strip featuring a character pushing against the edge of his panel, ridiculing his writer, or referencing "the script."

The concept of the fourth wall extends into wikiquette in that articles that pertain directly to fictional elements should not contextually reference non-fictional elements. Put another way, articles about fictional elements should be considered a continuation of the fiction, and be written as though written within the fiction. For example, in Kai's article, I should not mention that Kai got even crazier in Plot 15. Instead, I should mention that Kai got even crazier when given command of the Sacul, and reference Plot 15 in a superscript, or other out-of-context notation. For example:

Wrong:

Kai's insanity soared to new heights in Plot 15.

Right:

Kai's insanity soared to new heights when Face granted her command of the Sacul during the assault on the Queen's Pearl.(ref)

This convention applies only to articles that pertain directly to fictional elements, such as an article about the character Face or the ship Sacul. Articles that pertain directly to non-fictional elements, such as an article about Mish or Plot 15, may freely reference fictional elements.