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== What does it mean to "Name" an article? ==
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Naming an article means that you create a title for the article or page. Naming articles usually happens by searching for the combination of words you want to make up the title, and then clicking on the red link for the new article. For additional information, see '''[[Create_a_page_not_linked_from_an_existing_page|Creating a new article]]'''. Taking time to think of the correct title for a new article can be very helpful to users.
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Name a new article with the following concepts in mind:  
 
Name a new article with the following concepts in mind:  
  
# 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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#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..  
# Avoid descriptive adjectives  
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#Avoid descriptive adjectives  
# Do not capitalize regular nouns  
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#Do not capitalize regular nouns  
# Category names for topics should be singular  
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#Category names for topics should be singular  
# Do not use abbreviations  
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#Do not use abbreviations  
# Titles should be gender neutral  
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#Titles should be gender neutral  
# The first letter of proper nouns capitalized  
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#The first letter of proper nouns capitalized  
# Do not start titles with "''A''", "''The''" or "''An''" if possible  
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#Do not start titles with "''A''", "''The''" or "''An''" if possible  
# Replace "''&''" with "''and''" unless it is part of a formal name  
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#Replace "''&''" with "''and''" unless it is part of a formal name  
# Do not include characters such as / + { } [ ]  
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#Do not include characters such as / + { } [ ]  
# Avoid the use of pronouns
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#Avoid the use of pronouns
  
 
== Related Content  ==
 
== Related Content  ==
  
[[Edit a page]]  
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[[Edit a page|Edit a page]] [[Help:Renaming a page|Renaming pages]]  
[[Help:Renaming a page|Renaming pages]]  
 
  
 
[[Category:Help]]
 
[[Category:Help]]

Revision as of 16:00, 31 December 2008

What does it mean to "Name" an article?

Naming an article means that you create a title for the article or page. Naming articles usually happens by searching for the combination of words you want to make up the title, and then clicking on the red link for the new article. For additional information, see Creating a new article. Taking time to think of the correct title for a new article can be very helpful to users.

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

Related Content

Edit a page Renaming pages