Forum:Styleguide plz?

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Hey, I'm just wondering about some aspects of how an article should be set up. Since I haven't found a style guide yet, I'll post my questions here as they come:

  • How is the "First appearance"-field in the Character infobox to be used? In Fast Headcrab it states the first appearance in both Half-Life 2 and Episode One (not Two, though..), and furthermore there is an Appearances-section explaining that the "first appearance" was in Half-Life 2. This is a rather confusing approach IMO. Should we decide upon one way to do this? Also, I tried another strategy in Classic Headcrab. --ligemeget 08:02, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

As I understand it, first appearance = the game and chapter in which the creature makes it's very first appearance. I feel this is the best way as listing it's first appearance in each game it appears in rapidly becomes cumbersome and it's a lot of work for comparatively little gain.

So this is how I'd fill in the Headcrab's first appearance field.

''[[Half-Life]]'', Chapter Three<br>[[Unforeseen Consequences]]

So it looks like this:

Half-Life, Chapter Three
Unforeseen Consequences

--MattyDienhoff 14:11, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Just thought I'd add, I've started work on updating the Manual of Style, so watch that space. Once it's up to scratch I'll look into adding a link to it somewhere more visible. --MattyDienhoff 17:30, 27 May 2008 (UTC)