Manual of Style

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Our Manual of Style is a collection of "rules of thumb" and guidelines for giving our wiki pages a consistent look and feel. Most of these guidelines do have exceptions, but to assemble and maintain a good reference work collaboratively, it's best to follow the rules unless they're quite inappropriate for a particular situation.

This manual is broken up into different pages so that this one doesn't get overloaded with a bunch of disorganized text. This method makes it much easier to find and update individual rules or concepts if they're isolated on their own pages. Finally, it's easier for contributors to link to a particular rule being broken from the article discussion and user pages.

If all of this makes your head spin and you don't want to bother reading through it, by all means dig in and start sharing your knowledge. Others will come through later and bring your contributions more in-line with the style guide.

If you have any questions about the specifics of this manual, please use the appropriate discussion pages for the article or category in question.

Structural Style

This section of the manual lists guidelines about the overall structure of our wiki project as a whole.

Formatting Style

These guidelines are about laying out individual articles. In other words, they describe how we take raw information and put it into a format that's easily usable by fellow radio communications hobbyists/wiki users.

  • Article Layout
  • Formatting Content
    • Wiki Markup-describes how to use the special MediaWiki markup language to present information.
    • Text and other formatting options-describes how to format text, add section headers, blockquotes, symbols, preformatted text, etc using the special markup language.