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The article is a guideline about the manual of style seen on the VOCALOID Wiki.

StyleEdit

Writing styleEdit

  • VOCALOID is a Japanese owned product, so the language should be provided whenever possible.
    • There is currently not standard on writing the articles in a British or American style. But edit warring will not be tolerated.
  • The characters of VOCALOID will adhere to Eastern format unless otherwise noted.
  • The voice providers of VOCALOID voicebanks will adhere to Western format unless otherwise noted.
  • The producers using VOCALOID will adhere to their alias unless otherwise noted.
  • Internet slang (netspeak) shall not be used when it comes to writing comprehensive articles.
  • Grammar, Punctuation, and proper Capitalization is to be expected.

WikiText styleEdit

  • Things like [[Vocaloid|Vocaloid1]] and [[Vocaloid|VOCALOID]] are pointless, only [[VOCALOID]] should be used.
    • This also applies to links written to denote a plural: don't write the link as [[song|songs]]; instead use [[song]]s.
  • Don't bypass redirects using things like [[Voice provider#Saki Fujita|Saki Fujita]] make use of the redirect properly with [[Saki Fujita]].
  • Be aware that level 5 headings cannot be edited without editing the previous heading and sometimes can't be distinguished as a heading at all.
  • When using galleries, include hideaddbutton="true" in the parameters of <gallery>: this prevents violations of the Image guidelines by the addition of bad images.

The following is a guide to writing VOCALOIDs and their software articles, as where to log information on the wiki.

AnnouncementsEdit

When a new vocal is unveiled, mentioned or released, the following places need to be update;

StatusEdit

The page "Status" was designed to log every known Vocaloid voicebank, and later upcoming Vocaloid developments. This acts a guide for readers and editors alike, listing every known project and a brief state on its development. The aim is to aid with further research of VOCALOIDs.

As "Status" is meant to be a look-up page, typically information on each Vocaloid is kept to an minimum. If a Vocaloid has more then 3 paragraphs of information, then a page should be considered for it. It is preferred that Editors avoid making stub pages completely, and use Status to record information on a unreleased, unnamed or prototype vocals.

Another role that "Status" holds is to log fake projects, though not every fake project may be logged to keep down advertisements, personnel plug-ins and spam. This is also part of its attempt to keep all editors and readers on the same level, and avoid spreading false information.

Editors should be aware that "Status" is not necessarily a newbie friendly page. This is due to the fact it holds a great amount of different information on different classifications of Vocals and VOCALOIDs and the amount of wiki-code which may be used in sections.

"News"Edit

The main site page contains a section labelled "Latest news". This records in one or two sentences, up to a paragraph maximum, recent news. This section is broken into different categories, which are subject to change depending on what announcements are made and when The soul exceptions being "New vocals" and "Releases countdown:" which remain permanent even if there is nothing announced for those sections.

Generally, a News is logged when it is known to be intended for release, as such private vocals such as Ueki-loid or hide. Same goes for prototypes and vocals without a company behind them yet, as in both cases the vocals may not end up being released at all. Any upcoming vocal with release down will be transferred to the "Releases countdown:" section of "Latest News".

When there is no news on any upcoming new vocal or new countdowns, the section must have a notice to cover this, rather then removing or leaving the sections blank.

"Upcoming"Edit

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The "Upcoming" section of the front page logs all both known and named VOCALOIDs, their release dates or estimations, as well a image of the upcoming product. It logs announced named projects which are known to be set for release and does not log private, prototype or such vocals.

The image used is subject to change as the development approaches the release date. Initially,if the project is known but no image is supplied to go with it, then the wiki's placeholder image "Unknown-icon.png" is used. If the avatar of the Vocaloid is known, it is used instead of "Unknown-icon.png". Once the product boxart image is released, ten this takes priority over an other image.


General standardsEdit

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Articles on VOCALOID should always be neutral. Sometimes there might be controversial topics or events that the source may be biased. If you see a biased article and you think that may be bias put the {{WIP}} tag at the top of the article. There should always be two points of available on the subject, meaning don't be a hypocrite.

And, at any point, feel free to update the contents of the page.

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