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For general style guidelines, see Project:Manual of Style.

This page outlines how the pages on the wiki should be organized.

General article organization

An article is a main namespace page explaining the content of, or closely related to Undertale AUs. All main namespace pages are considered articles with the exception of the Main Page.

The first paragraph (introduction) of an article should be a short description of its topic, stating what it is. Empty sections are to be omitted from the article. The first mentioning of the article's topic is always bolded.

Article header

Find more about the Article header here.
TITLE

{{Title}} is a template used to change the title that is displayed on the article from the actual article name.

Tocright

{{Tocright}} is a template that puts the Table of Contents to the right. It is used on pages where the Table of Contents is too large and putting it on the right side does not obstruct the other content. Pages containing infoboxes in the header mustn't use this template as it will push the infobox to the bottom.

For

{{For}} template is used for simple disambiguations.

Infoboxes

Infoboxes are templates used in articles to outline important information about a topic. They are put on the top of the article, below other templates and magic words, or on the top of an article section if the article also covers some sub-topics. Some infoboxes auto-add categories to articles. List of all infoboxes can be found here.

Page body

Page body is the main content of the article, containing all the information about the topic. Sectioning of the body is done depending on the type of the page. More information can be found below.

Article footer

Trivia

Trivia sections are bullet-point lists located at the end of the main content of an article containing interesting, little-known facts that cannot be incorporated into an article effectively. Trivia takes the lowest priority, meaning any information should be attempted to be added to the main text before being placed in trivia. If several trivia points can be lumped into a category, do it. (ex: if Sans's trivia mentions there is a connection to Gaster 3 times, add a "Gaster" subsection in Relationships). Trivia must be true.

References

References and citations are placed at the end of an article, above navboxes but below Trivia.

Navboxes

Navboxes are templates used for navigation. They contain links to articles related to the article they are placed on. Navboxes are meant to be placed below all sections. List of all navboxes can be found here.

Categories

Categories are displayed at the bottom bar on pages and are useful for grouping information as well as navigation. Note that some templates auto-add categories to an article, so additionally adding categories to an article is unnecessary. Adding irrelevant categories to articles is prohibited by the wiki policy.

AU Pages

AU pages should use {{Infobox AU}} template as an infobox and the respecting Navbox to the Type as a navbox. They all need to be in the AUs category as well as in the subcategories of it.

AU Pages will look different depending on the AU Type it is categorized in.


"I've noticed that some users have placed Introduction, as found on Page Organization, as it's own separate heading. I'd like to notify all still doing this that this action is false, and that the introduction is the paragraph, or set of paragraphs, that come before any other heading. On the Page Organization policy page, you'll see that Introduction is not marked with heading marks, so it should not be labeled on the article."
Alphasaith clarifying on Introduction section after some confusion on it - Thread:175359


Switch Up/Crossovers/Self-Insert

Switch up AU page body, Crossover AU page body and Self-Insert AU page body should be divided the following way:

- Introduction
== Character Changes ==
== Location Changes ==
== Additional Changes ==
== Story ==

Introduction

A brief description of the AU written for promotional purposes; AKA, a blurb.

Character Changes

Lists the roles for each character that is different from Undertale. Should use the roles found in the Role Rundown in place of the names of characters.

Location Changes

A brief description of any changes to the locations. Shouldn't be more than 1-2 paragraphs.

Additional Changes

Lists any additional changes.

Story

Tabber listing each part of the story.

Basic Change

Basic Change AU page body should be divided the following way:

- Introduction
== Changes ==
== Story ==

Introduction

A brief description of the AU written for promotional purposes; AKA, a blurb.

Changes

Lists the changes that cause it to differ from Undertale

Story

Tabber listing each part of the story.

Concept Change

Concept Change AU page body should be divided the following way:

- Introduction
== Characters ==
=== Undertale Characters ===
=== Added Characters ===
== Locations ==
=== Undertale Locations ===
=== Added Locations ===
== Miscellaneous ==
== Story ==

Introduction

A brief description of the AU written for promotional purposes; AKA, a blurb. Should also explain how the AU is what it is. For example, if an AU is a Special Event, explain what happened that caused the AU to break away from the path that should have happened.

Characters

Holder heading for sub-headings.

Undertale Characters

Characters originally in Undertale that are changed in some significant way in the AU. Should be listed in either alphabetical order, or in order of appearance.

Added Characters

Characters that have been added to the AU that weren't originally in Undertale. Should be listed in either alphabetical order, or in order of appearance.

Locations

Holder heading for sub-headings.

Undertale Locations

Locations originally in Undertale that are changed in some significant way in the AU. Should be listed in either alphabetical order, or in order of appearance.

Added Locations

Locations that have been added to the AU that weren't originally in Undertale. Should be listed in either alphabetical order, or in order of appearance.

Miscellaneous

Any additional significant additions/changes formatted as a bullet list.

Story

Tabber listing each part of the story.

Character-centered

Character-centered AU page body should be divided the following way:

- Introduction
== Character(s) ==
=== {Character 1} ===
=== {Character 2} ===
=== {Character 3} ===
etc...
== Location(s) ==
== Story ==

Introduction

A brief description of the AU written for promotional purposes; AKA, a blurb.

Character(s)

A quick summary of the character or characters the AU focuses on, including appearance and personality. Try to have it only 1-2 paragraphs.

Location(s)

Any new or changed locations.

Story

Tabber listing each part of the story.

Special Cases

As with everything, there are special cases. However, this only occurs depending on the medium.

Animation Medium

If the medium of an AU is animation, then the Story header is replaced with Episodes, followed by the name of each episode that links to where you can watch it in an additional header. Within this section should be a summary of the episode.

Below Episodes would be a new heading, Videos, which is where any videos uploaded to the wiki will be.

Files

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Categories

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