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Candy Crush Saga Wiki

The purpose of CCSW’s manual of style is to strive for consistency and organization throughout the entirety of its mainspace pages. While a single policy page is not perfect and will not cover all aspects in its entirety and exceptions may apply under specific circumstances, this page will hopefully serve as a general guide.

If you have been linked here, you are highly encouraged to familiarize yourself with this to understand more about how pages here are generally structured in order to cut down the amount of time editors need to make corrections. In addition, it is heavily preferred to use source editor to avoid any irregular formatting caused by the visual editor (you can do this via Special:Preferences. While it is okay to make mistakes, showing absolutely no signs of effort after a period of time to adhere to the manual can lead to others assuming that actions were not performed in good faith.

Feel free to contact any administrator who is active on mainspace if you have any questions, and they will be happy to help you out.

General

The following describes formatting that should be present on all mainspace pages. Specific types of pages, such as levels, episodes, and worlds, are further described on separate policy pages linked below.

  • In general, if you are not sure how something should be formatted, follow all of these steps:
  • Check the manual to see if your questions are answered.
  • Check three other pages in the same namespace (for example, if editing an episode page, check the formatting of three other episode pages to see how your section is formatted).
  • Report discrepancies to an administrator if necessary and try to fix them to achieve consistency. This manual was written after most of these pages were formatted, and things could have easily been missed.

Language

  • As this game was originally founded in Italy and Sweden, only formal British English should be applied, even if the game itself uses American English. For example, one should use "colour" when describing the amount of candy colours on the board or "colour bomb" when describing the special candy or booster made in game.
    • When referencing specific dates, include the day before the month, followed by the year without the usage of commas. (Example: 23 March 2012)
  • Always use literary present tense, unless the feature is no longer present.
  • Italicize Candy Crush Saga when referencing the entirety of the game. Refrain from abbreviating, but when doing so, be sure to italicize them. The term Candy Crush does not need to be italicized unless it is referred to the 2011 version of the game or the game show.
  • Contractions are allowed, unless the text is part of a template that will be used on each page.
  • Names of levels, such as level 10, should only be capitalised when it begins a sentence. However, names of episodes, such as Episode 10, should always be capitilised.
  • You can usually either use words or numbers when writing, with exception to the bottom rules, as long as they are consistent.
    • "5 chocolate squares and 4 sour skulls" or "five chocolate squares and four sour skulls" is acceptable, but not "5 chocolate squares and four sour skulls".
  • Use numbers when referring to level, episode or world names, such as such as "Level 5" and "Episode 500" instead of "Level Five" and "Episode Five-Hundred".
  • All templates should always use numbers when requested.
  • Adjacent but non-comparable qualities should be written differently. "3 six-inch guns" is acceptable, but not "3 6-inch guns."
  • Use words for blocker elements, such as five-layered chests, not 5-layered chests.
    • Thus, use numbers when specifying the amount of these blockers.
  • Users should write board dimensions in numbers, such as 9×9 instead of nine-by-nine.
  • Spelt-out numbers over 1,000 should contain commas between every 3 numbers starting from the ones place. This does not apply to page names for level and episode, such as Level 1000 or Episode 1000.
  • References should appear after a punctuation mark without a space proceeding it.
  • Only one space should follow a period if another sentence follows it.
  • Commas and periods should go inside quotation marks, unless more than one punctuation is necessary.
  • Singular possessives that already end with an "s" do not need to be followed by an additional "s."

Point of view

  • All articles, with the exception of strategy sections in level pages, must be written in third person.
    • Use gender-neutral words, such as "they/them" and "the player" instead of "she/her" or "he/him," unless Candy Crush or the official King developers have ever referred to a character having specific pronouns.
  • All pages should be written in a disinterested, neutral point of view.
  • All content should be verifiable. Refrain from adding theories, speculation, and opinions to pages, especially if they do not pertain to unreleased or leaked content.

Lists

  • All bullet points or numbered lists using asterisks (*) or octothorpes (#) should not be separated by a space in between the list indicator and text.
  • No line breaks should be present in between each item of the list.

Headers

  • All headings that use equal signs should not be separated by a space on either end.
    • Headers with two equal signs must be preceded by a line break, while headers with three equal signs do not, unless the section before it is just as long as the header with two "=" signs (then either formatting is acceptable).
  • Only the first letter of the header should be capitalised, unless it contains a proper name - in that case, capitalise those words (e.g. colour bomb booster is not a proper name, while Pepe is).

Templates and tables

  • Templates are generally used in order to insert content formatted in similar ways repeated across multiple pages, while saving the editor the hassle of duplicating the same code repeatedly and also facilitates consistency. See a full list of templates here along with their respective documentations on how to use them, and the below points serve as a way to standardize how templates are used on CCSW mainspace pages.
  • All templates without the need for any parameters involving equal "=" signs do not need to be preceded by a space. They should be followed by a space unless the text after it is coding for another infobox.
  • Templates with "=" parameters should be preceded and followed by a space, unless the text before it is coding for another infobox.
    • The "=" signs of these infoboxes should be lined up, taking the spacing of the longest parameter. One space is needed after the equal sign.
    • The last line of these templates should only contain the closing brackets }} and nothing else.
  • All parameters of templates should be listed in the order they appear for editing reasons, even if they are automatically ordered when displayed.
  • All tables should be preceded by a space.
    • The last line of these tables should only contain the closing brackets |} and nothing else.
  • All line breaks (<br />) require a closing slash with no spaces preceding or following it with one space separating the slash from the "r."
  • Tabber sections and galleries should not have additional line breaks in between; each image and tab contained should be started on a new line.
    • They should be preceded by a space, unless the text above it is a header.
  • Do not change the formatting of templates of tables if other pages of a similar namespace already follow the same consistency.

Files

  • Important: Images that take any name listed in the manual of style can be moved or deleted without notice.
  • When adding files to pages, photos, videos, and audio files should not contain underscores.
  • The first letter of a file should be capitalised (the other letters do not matter, but do your best to either adhere to grammatical logic or book title capitalisation).
  • All images should only pertain to the game and/or company.
  • Images can be preceded or followed by a line break, but are not required.
    • An exception to this is if the line preceding the image is another file or a header, then there should be no space.
  • Photos should always be formatted in a similar mannerism to the following: [[File:Insert Image name here.png|alignment|300px|caption]]
    • If there are an odd number of consecutive files, they should be aligned left first, right, then center.
  • Captions should not contain a URL.
  • Captions can either contain or period or not, although in general it is preferred to use periods for full sentences only. However, users may not spend an edit simply to add or remove periods from captions.
  • See how photos should be named for each individual section below.

Links

  • An internal link can easily be created by surrounding the title of the desired linked page with two brackets.
    • Do not link to pages that do not currently exist.
  • With exception to policy pages, each page should only be linked to once, not including those that are found in any infoboxes.
  • Refrain from using any external links to sites that are not affiliated to topics related to the King Community, other Fandoms with king-related topics, or Wikipedia.
  • All pages in mainspace should always use internal links when possible.
  • Do not link to ambiguous pages or redirects.
  • The capitalization of links should adhere to grammatical sentence structure, unless the link is represents a name.
    • To change the name or capitalisation of a link, use the following: [[Original Link Name#Section of link if necessary|new link name]]. An example of this is [[Liquorice Swirl|liquorice swirl]] for liquorice swirl.
    • If the linked page only contains one word, it suffices to change the capitalisation just by using the lower case version of the original name, such as [[chocolate]] for chocolate.
    • If the linked page only contains one word, it suffices to change the plurality or indicate possession by adding letters after the link, such as [[ingredient]]s for ingredients.
  • To add an external link, use one bracket followed by the entire URL and then the link name, such as [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Assume_good_faith this] to direct a user to Wikipedia's article on assuming good faith.

Level pages

See more about levels pages here.

Episode pages

See more about episode pages here.

World pages

See more about world pages here.

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