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Name a new article with the following concepts in mind:  
 
Name a new article with the following concepts in mind:  
  
  1. Avoid descriptive adjectives  
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# FamilySearch Wiki is "international" so any article with a general title such as "Surnames" should really cover the entire globe! If you are writing an article which applies to one country only, then this should be made clear in the title of the article, such as ''Surnames in England'' or ''Scottish surnames'' etc..
 
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# Avoid descriptive adjectives  
  2. Do not capitalize regular nouns  
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# Do not capitalize regular nouns  
 
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# Category names for topics should be singular  
  3. Category names for topics should be singular  
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# Do not use abbreviations  
 
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# Titles should be gender neutral  
  4. No abbreviations  
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# The first letter of proper nouns capitalized  
 
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# Do not start titles with "''A''", "''The''" or "''An''" if possible  
  5. Titles should be gender neutral  
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# Replace "''&''" with "''and''" unless it is part of a formal name  
 
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# Do not include characters such as / + { } [ ]  
  6. First letter of proper nouns capitalized  
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# Avoid the use of pronouns
 
 
  7. Do not start titles with A, The or An if possible  
 
 
 
  8. Replace "&" with "and" unless it is part of a formal name  
 
 
 
  9. Do not use characters such as / + { } [ ]  
 
 
 
10. Avoid the use of pronouns<br>
 
  
 
== Related Content  ==
 
== Related Content  ==
  
[[Edit a page|Edit a page]]  
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[[Edit a page]]  
 
 
 
[[Help:Renaming a page|Renaming pages]]  
 
[[Help:Renaming a page|Renaming pages]]  
  
 
[[Category:Help]]
 
[[Category:Help]]

Revision as of 16:06, 24 December 2008

Name a new article with the following concepts in mind:

  1. FamilySearch Wiki is "international" so any article with a general title such as "Surnames" should really cover the entire globe! If you are writing an article which applies to one country only, then this should be made clear in the title of the article, such as Surnames in England or Scottish surnames etc..
  2. Avoid descriptive adjectives
  3. Do not capitalize regular nouns
  4. Category names for topics should be singular
  5. Do not use abbreviations
  6. Titles should be gender neutral
  7. The first letter of proper nouns capitalized
  8. Do not start titles with "A", "The" or "An" if possible
  9. Replace "&" with "and" unless it is part of a formal name
  10. Do not include characters such as / + { } [ ]
  11. Avoid the use of pronouns

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Edit a page Renaming pages