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The Manual of Style is a set of guidelines for producing exemplary articles with consistency, professionalism, and organisation on Two Point Hospital Wiki. The Manual of Style does not have to be followed, but it is recommended for success. All articles are subjected to the Manual of Style; articles not up to the standards will be revised to meet such standards.

To understand the Manual of Style, some guidelines will show correct or incorrect.

  • Correct will be coloured green.
  • Incorrect will be coloured red.

Language

The typical language of Two Point Hospital Wiki is modern English. It is important to note that English is different among each English-speaking countries, where spelling and grammar usage, such as "colour" in British English and "color" in American English, may mean the same but have different spelling. To remain consistent, we will be using the British English language, therefore "colour" is the correct form.

Formality

As a professional database, formality is a necessity. Grammar must be of proficient level, yet understandable. Words and acronym need to be spelled out completely, unless otherwise noted. Slang and non-official abbreviation must be avoided.

Contractions must be written formally.

Incorrect: don't, won't, it's
Correct: do not, will not, it is

Furthermore, rarely shall the word "it" be used in an article as "it" is vague unless a subject is noted beforehand. The word "it" is not completely banned from the wiki, but we suggest using a more-appropriate, descriptive term in replacement.

Incorrect: It is coloured yellow. (What is "it"?)
Correct: The Toxic-Waste Bin is coloured yellow.

Third-Person Writing

Third-person writing allows for more flexibility, credibility, and objectivity. First-person and second-person should be avoided as it becomes narrative, directive, or opinionated (biased). As a professional wiki, information should be factual and unbiased (not favouring one or more sides) and should not narrate the writer or reader nor direct the reader to "take action".

Incorrect: I train my Staff. (First person)
Incorrect: You train your staff. (Second person)
Correct: The player trains their staff. (Third person)

Quotes and dialogue are exempt from the third person rule, as these must be written as given.

Capitalisation

Capitalisation is when all articles are subjected to sentence-case, where capitalisation is written in a way it would be written in a sentence. Non-proper nouns need to be lowercased. Proper nouns or the first letter of a sentence need to be capitalised. Avoid unnecessary capitalisation.

Incorrect: the room becomes Available.
Correct: The room becomes available.

Definite articles are the words "the", "a", and "an". Definite articles should not be capitalised, unless it is the first word of a sentence or title.

Conjunctions and prepositions should not be capitalised either, unless it is the first word of a sentence or title.

Numbers

In most cases, numbers need to be written out as words or as numerals depending on the situation.

Numbers from one to nine (1-9) need to be written out completely. Some exceptions apply:

  • Dates (ex: 1 April, 2019)
  • Currency (ex: $1,250) ($ is used throughout this wiki because the game uses this currency symbol.)
  • Or as noted by the editor, if appropriate

Whole numbers that can be said in two words or less can be written as words or numerals. Numbers that take more than two words to say should be written as numerals to get to the point.

Two words or less: 1/2 or one-half, 42 or forty-two
More than two words: 394 (not three hundred ninety four), 3.14

Numbers that contain five digits or more should be delimited for clarity by placing a comma after every third number starting from the right. A comma should also be used when writing four digits.

Example: 574,000 or 1,000,000 or 1,250

Articles Titles and Headers

Article Titles

Words to capitalise in article titles are all words except conjunctions (and, or, but, nor, yet, so, for), articles (a, an, the), and short prepositions (in, to, of, at, by, up, for, off, on).

  • Titles should be in singular form at best. If completely necessary to be pluralised, then exceptions may be placed.
  • Use parenthesis to distinguish articles with the same name but different purposes.

Article Headers

Article headers, such as sections, should never contain links, images, nor citation. Headers follow the article title rule. Headers may be singular or plural form, whichever makes sense.

Article Bodies

The article body is the main content space of an article, including descriptive information, usage of various tools, and more.

Bold

Bold is the process of making a text appear like this. To bold, the text or texts should contain three single quote marks (') at each end. Do not use double quote marks (").

Example: '''Bold'''

Bolding is commonly used for the first appearance of the subject's name.

Example: '''Training''' expands your staff skills.

Bolding should not be used for emphasis or attention-grabbing.

Italics

Italics allows texts to appear like this. To italicise, the text or texts should contain two single quote marks (') at each end. Do not use double quote marks (").

Example: ''Italic''

Italicising is commonly used for emphasis, quotes, or for long works. Do not italicise surrounding punctuation marks or words that do not require it.

Incorrect: Two Point Hospital
Correct: Two Point Hospital

Links

Links should be added to the first appearance of a word, if applicable. Do not link multiple times.

  • To add a link, add double brackets on each end. For example: [[Bin]]
  • Avoid linking unnecessary words or punctuation.
    • Words next to the brackets will be included in the link. For example: [[Bin]]s will appear as Bins.
  • Captions and images should contain links if possible.
  • Different names for links can be added for clarity if needed. For example: [[Bin|different name]] will appear as "different name".
  • Be clear when adding links. Do not use a different name that puts the subject out of context.
Incorrect: This and this are important aspects of a hospital.
Correct: Staff and Training are important aspects of a hospital.

Colours

Here is a list of Two Point Hospital colours available to use on the wiki for boarders, headers and tables. Videos and images should have standard green boarders where possible.

Colours Hex Codes
Standard Green #349685
Standard Blue #46a9d2
Blue #236bb0
Pink #b54e8b
Purple #41316f
Green #94c249

Files

Files are images, videos, or audio that help readers visualise the subject better. They should be high quality and pertain to the article. Avoid redundancy, irrelevancy, clutter, or otherwise unnecessary or obtrusive.

Articles do not need to have multiple images of a hospital. If necessary, galleries can be used to place all relevant images together without cluttering the article body.

Additionally, follow these principles pertaining to files:

  • Avoid "sandwiching", or the act of placing text between two or more images.
  • Avoid "stacking", or the act of placing images on top of each other. If an image is right-aligned, the next image should be left-aligned, unless there is a clear amount of distance between each image.
  • Captions should be clear and to-the-point.
  • File names should be clear and named properly. If you can't find an image through the search, then the file name is not appropriate. Name the file in a way it is relevant, clear, and can be easily searched in the wiki.
  • Videos and images should have standard green boarders where possible.
<div style="display:inline-block; border:2px solid #COLOUR CODE">[[File:FILENAME]]</div>

Specific Image Style

Placeholder Image

When creating a new infobox without having an appropriate image, please use the placeholder image.

Placeholder-Image.jpg

Icon Images

  • Icon files should be .png files only.
  • Icon image files should be named following the format; Iconname-Icon. This makes it easier to distinguish them from infobox or other images.
  • Always make icon images sized 94x91px

Examples:

DNA-Lab-Icon.jpg

Super-Computer-Icon.jpg

Preview Illness Images

In order to replace preview images on the Illnesses page the following criteria must be met:

PREV-Placeholder ->
PREV-Light Headed
  • File format must be .jpg as all other formats will not display correctly.
  • Always make the preview illness image 80x94px in size. Other ratios will not fit or display correctly.
  • The preview illness images should be named following the format; PREV-Illness Name.

Examples:

PREV-Monobrow.jpg

PREV-Light_Headed.jpg

Templates

Main article: Two_Point_Hospital_Wiki:Templates

Templates should be added when necessary and avoided where it would detract from the actual content. All infoboxes need to use the infobox tags.

  • The prefix Template: inside curly brackets {{ }} are not necessary.
  • Infoboxes should be placed at the top.
  • Maintenance templates, such as Template:Stub, should be placed at the bottom of an article, with one exception. The Template:Construction must be placed at the top of an article during use.

If limited in what you can add to a page or you see a page that does not follow this manual of style, please use a maintenance template relevant to the problem. This will allow other editors to make sure it meets the standards expected. The maintenance templates also add related maintenance tags to the article automatically. These templates are:

Trivia

Trivia are miscellaneous facts that are relevant to the article but do not meet the standards of being placed in the main body of the article.

  • Opinions are not allowed to be added. Opinions include but not limited to: "I think", "most players think", etc.
  • Do not be redundant. If the fact is already in the article, do not add it again.
  • All pertaining facts should be grouped together.
  • Do not add speculation.

Categories

Categories allow readers to navigate to different, related articles on the wiki. Add only related, relevant categories. Do not add redundant categories.

Category Pages

Category pages are the navigator pages of a wiki. They list all articles containing the category, allowing readers to read other related articles.

Like articles, category pages should be categorised under specific categories and should never be categorised under themselves.

Here is a list of current categories available on this wikia

Miscellaneous

Numbered List

To add a numbered list, use a hashtag (#) at the beginning of a line. Do not separate each line with a space as it will break the numbering system.

Correct Incorrect
#Line 1
#Line 2
#Line 3
#Line 1

#Line 2

#Line 3

Bullet Points

To create bullet points, use an asterisk (*) at the beginning of the line. Do not separate each line with a space.

Correct Incorrect
*Line 1
**Indented line 1
*Line 2
**Indented line 2
***Further indented line 2 of indented line 2
*Line 3
*Line 1

*Line 2

*Line 3
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