Project Gorgon Wiki:Formatting

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This page and the associated talk page is to help editors agree on conventions for standardized formatting of the articles. This should helps us reduce the number of edits, avoid arguments, and have a really good wiki on the long run.

It's the early days of the wiki during alpha. Much of this is still up for discussion (Talk:Project Gorgon Wiki:Formatting).

General formatting

Note: as with programming "styles", everyone has a different opinion. Which style we agree to is not very important, but I think consistency is good. If you don't like some of these conventions make suggestions in the talk page.


Capitalize each word for named entities in the game (creatures, items, areas, ...). eg. "Crystal Cavern". Except for "in", "of" etc. (eg. "Word of Power").

Capitalize the first word only most everywhere else:

  • In categories, eg. "Orc bosses".
  • In headings, eg. "How to get there".


This section gives an overview of the common categories:

Category:Elite (Elite Bosses)
Category:Serbule NPCs
Category:Eltibule NPCs
Category:Kur Mountains NPCs
Category:Beast Forms
Category:Combat Skills
Category:Other Skills
Category:Trade Skills

Article guide pages

The following pages have been created to ducment the desired structure of the articles. Note that not every section of the page needs to be in the articles. They are an example page in which we can discuss what the structure of the articles should look like. These should be used as a guide for creating new articles. For now I recommend to "watch" the pages below (click the star icon). It helps, as we otherwise don't get notifications when commenting in the talk pages.


See Category:Template demos for examples. See Formatting templates category for a full list of templates you can use.

If you have some template ideas, or something you'd like, drop me a message at User talk:Gorgonzola.

Template Demos Description
Quote Demos Quote in-game text (NPC talk, lore items, etc) and official sources.
Hint - Hides light spoilers inside a tooltip. This helps keep the layout nice as these fit "inline". Keep these hints short because they appear as a tooltip. You can not use double quotes inside, use single quotes 'like this'.
Spoiler - Hide big spoilers in a collapsible block. Unfortunately we can not format a table inside those! Consider using lists (bullet lists, definition lists).
ItemT Demos This is a fun template that gives the appearance of an in-game item description. Its goal is to liven up the pages with some visuals. As for all templates, its value is that we can change the appearance later for many pages just by editing the template, so if the in-game appearance change, that is not a problem. Icons are not yet supported until the Wiki has better Extensions installed (a default "empty" icon is used).
MOB infobox - Create an attractive "infobox" (as is commonly used in Wikipedia) for enemies and bosses. This is another way to liven up the pages. The info card does not document everything as that is in the body of the article. TODO More parameters will be added but are limited atm due to lack of proper Wiki Extensions.
MAP infobox - Create an attractive "info card" for dungeons and sub-areas (do not use for zones yet, may use a different template).