Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, is the largest and most successful wiki. This page lists some of the overarching guidelines that have helped make Wikipedia a success. These rulesets should be considered. A core principle is Ignore All Rules. The spirit of the law trumps the letter of the law, and our goal to build an comprehensive wiki about The World Ends with You trumps both. If any of these rules listed prevents you from maintaining or improving the wiki, ignore it.
- All articles should follow the Manual of Style.
- Articles should be written from a neutral, third-person view.
- Information in articles must be verified and cited.
- Be bold. Feel free, or even encouraged to make improvements to articles to a wiki anyone can edit. Nothing can be permanently broken and everything can be improved. Instead of lamenting an error or problem in an article, or feeling too nervous to add something, be bold.
- Decent edit summaries and clear and transparent explanations are universally appreciated. Other editors need to understand your process, and it also helps you yourself to understand what you did after a long leave of absence from an article. Please state what you changed and why. If the explanation is too long, add more on the discussion page.
- Use the preview button; it helps prevents edit conflicts and mistakes.
Interacting with other editors
- Assume good faith. Assume that every editor, unless clearly proven otherwise, is a thinking, rational being who has the best intentions and is not trying to harm the wiki out of malice.
- Be civil to other users at all times.
- No personal attacks. Comment on the content and not the contributor.