H+Pedia:Manual of style

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Transhumanist point of view

Articles in H+Pedia are expected to be written either from the point of view of someone who identifies with the transhumanist movement, or someone with an awareness of transhumanism. This position can be a positive or negative approach, so long as it adds transhumanist context.

All articles should have intersectionality with emerging technologies, transhumanism, futurism, life extension etc otherwise they may be considered off topic or improperly written.

Not-so-good Better
$Person is a business person $Person is a business person, known for their involvement in <transhumanist topics>
$Concept is <wikipedia-like definition> $Concept is <short lede> and <relevance to transhumanist topics>
$Film is <general film information> $Film is <short lede> and <relevance to transhumanist topics>
$Technology is <general scientific information about technology> $Technology is <short lede about science> and <social or technological relevance to transhumanism>

Tag pages that need a better transhumanist point of view {{pov}} to place them within Category:H+Pedia:Transhumanist point of view

H+Pedia:Article Ratings

There is an emergent article ratings system.

Advice from H+Pedians

"... pick an approach that works for you. Some like writing up their pet projects, others inter-topic links, some are happy to copy-edit. Even sharing pages contextually via social media for feedback and marketing can help. ...the best way to get involved is to make some small edits bit by bit until your confidence improves. Me or another contributor will likely copy-edit anything you do, be bold, make the change and typically don't wait for permission."

- Deku-shrub Chris Monteiro

"When copy wording from other sources, please make it clear that it is a quote and add clear attribution. In particular, I suggest naming the source in the body of the article and wrapping the copied content in either quotation marks or block-quote tags."

- Haptic Feedback

Wikipedia is not to be used as a reference

Use the reference that Wikipedia itself used potentially. Wikipedia isn't a valid source for content, content must be pulled from Wikipedia’s sources. In the case of ledes where they are composite on Wikipedia, the idea is to write an original lede. Wikipedia may be used for referencing terms that are not fully written up, not for sources.

Wikification - Red and Blue Linking

Blue and red linking will often suffice instead of a citation. ...your link to link page is important.

Copied Descriptive Prose and The 51% principle

Copied Descriptive Prose (CDP) is text taken directly from the source website. It must be contextualized in a blockquote or similar, and that's standard practice. Articles must not be dominated by CDP, hence the fifty-one percent rule.

Accruing Debt

As you write articles, try to write them each to a complete standard without accruing debt. The worse kind of debt is content that will have to be removed due to being completely uncited. Other types of debt where sources are cited are less problematic and give all the necessary tools for a future contributor to improve upon.


You will mostly probably want to use headings like so:

== Example ==

However if you want a second level heading, add another equals sign like so:


This is suitable for a sub topic within a second, but probably only used on larger pages.

=== Subheading ===

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:


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


[[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


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"



You can use inline references like this when you need to cite a reference.

However you might want to write a references using the <ref> syntax, which will make the reference superscript and be referenced at the bottom references section.[1]

<ref>This is a fancy reference!</ref>


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

We use a number of reference templates for popular services:

Please post in this order:

  • Custom links
  • Unstylised templated links
  • Small stylised links
  • Large stylised links
Link Example Creates
Official website [https://google.co.uk google.co.uk] google.co.uk
Facebook group [https://www.facebook.com/groups/Hpluspedia/ Facebook Group or FB Group] Facebook Group or FB Group
Subreddit {{Reddit|hpluspedia}} Reddit logo small.gif /r/hpluspedia on Reddit
Wikipedia {{wikipedia|example}} Wikipedia-favicon.png example on Wikipedia
Twitter {{twitter|Hpluspedia}} on Twitter
Facebook page {{facebook page|https://www.facebook.com/Hpluspedia/}}


Wikipedia prefers external links to come after references, presumably in an effort to discourage use of outgoing links. However on H+Pedia we prefer external links placed before references.

Wikipedia shouldn't be used as a reference, you should use the reference that Wikipedia itself used potentially.

To place a reference, you use the <ref> tags likes so:

This is some information<ref>This is a reference</ref>

References will automatically display at the bottom of the page, or wherever you place the {{references}} template.


  1. This is a fancy reference!