H+Pedia:Manual of style

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Contextual naming

In order to for subjects to be accessible to a wide range of readers, occasionally use of less scientific, more accessible terms will be preferred. Examples:

Naming

Where possible, pages should be 'Wikipedia compatible' without use of implicitly shortened names.

e.g.

[[Category:Political transhumanist organisations]] not

[[Category:Political organisations]] (and assuming the transhumanist element is implicit)

Where the page doesn't need to be disambiguated on this wiki, the simpler name is okay, e.g.

David Pearce

not

David Pearce (philosopher) as exists on Wikipedia

Regional styles

This wiki accepts most dialects of English, e.g. US and British. As such some spelling variants may have established themselves. e.g.

[[Category:Transhumanist organisations]]

rather than:

[[Category:Transhumanist organizations]]

Should the page be focused on an area which has a specific dialect, native dialects are preferred, e.g.:

The Transhuman National Committee is a United States is a community based political party organization

However it is in the category "Transhumanist organisations"

Linking

Right now we don't have the references templates installed, but we will! Simply use inline references like this when you need to cite a reference for now.

When it comes to external links, policy is far more liberal than Wikipedia. Use the following shortened link syntax:

Link Example
Official website google.co.uk
Facebook page Facebook Page or FB Page
Facebook group Facebook Group or FB Group
Twitter @example
Subreddit /r/example