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Revision 37 . . (edit) June 20, 2009 1:44 pm by Simons Mith [Updated HTML primer link]
Revision 36 . . (edit) June 7, 2009 4:08 pm by Simons Mith [en dashes]
Revision 34 . . May 3, 2007 11:58 pm by Simons Mith
  

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Changed: 3,4c3,4
# A new entry should generally include the term being defined in italics within the first 1-3 sentences of the entry. Second and subsequent mentions of the term being defined need not be highlighted.
# Avoid excessive use of capitalisation. Proper names, station names and terms such as Boris and Brian should be capitalised, but most game modifiers - e.g. spoon or knip should be in lower case. It is advisable to follow a similar convention to that for the SI units - those named after prominent scientists (e.g. Kelvin) are capitalised, others (e.g. metre, kilogram) are not.
# A new entry should generally include the term being defined in italics within the first 1–3 sentences of the entry. Second and subsequent mentions of the term being defined need not be highlighted.
# Avoid excessive use of capitalisation. Proper names, station names and terms such as Boris and Brian should be capitalised, but most game modifiers – e.g. spoon or knip should be in lower case. It is advisable to follow a similar convention to that for the SI units – those named after prominent scientists (e.g. Kelvin) are capitalised, others (e.g. metre, kilogram) are not.

Added: 5a6
# Also when linking, try to make the link self-describing, so that users can tell where it will send them before they click on it. For example, rather than 'To review game 242 at parslow.com, click [here]', use something like 'The following link points to [game 242 at parslow.com]'.

Changed: 12,13c13,14
# Write single-digit numbers in words, numbers of 13 or more as numbers. The numbers 10-12 represent a grey area where either convention may be used as seems appropriate. Number ranges and numbers with decimal fractions should always be written as numbers.
# Use HTML glyphs for specialist symbols. Do not forget the trailing semicolon – while most browsers will still display the glyph even if it is missing, this is not guaranteed to work reliably. Of the sample glyphs given, the ampersand, quotes, and the less than and greater than symbols are the least critical, because the Wiki software will usually automatically alter them to the correct forms. There is a good [summary] of commonly-used HTML codes and glyphs available courtesy of [[DrQu+xum]]. Some of the glyphs already in use within the Encyclopaedia are given below:
# Write single-digit numbers in words, numbers of 13 or more as numbers. The numbers 10–12 represent a grey area where either convention may be used as seems appropriate. Number ranges and numbers with decimal fractions should always be written as numbers.
# Use HTML glyphs for specialist symbols. Do not forget the trailing semicolon – while most browsers will still display the glyph even if it is missing, this is not guaranteed to work reliably. Of the sample glyphs given, the ampersand, quotes, and the less than and greater than symbols are the least critical, because the Wiki software will usually automatically alter them to the correct forms. There is a good [summary of commonly-used HTML codes and glyphs] available courtesy of [[DrQu+xum]]. Some of the glyphs already in use within the Encyclopaedia are given below:

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