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Topic started by gia on Dec. 7, 2008. Last post by LordAndrew 5 years, 9 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
When writing up wiki submissions, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read over your stuff for typos, misspellings, and grammar before you submit. In particular, I'm seeing these a lot:

- Capitalization. The first word of a sentence and proper nouns (usually just the names of people and places) should have their first letter capitalized, but that's pretty much it.
- Punctuation. If your paragraph consists of one sentence broken up by five commas, it is probably a run-on sentence. Please use a period here or there...
- Tense. Past tense ("Naruto found Sakura...") is preferable to present ("Naruto finds Sakura...").

The better your writing is, the less correcting (and denying!) we mods have to do, and the faster we can approve stuff!
Post by Little_Sparrow (1,220 posts) See mini bio Level 12
Sounds fair. We will do our best:D
Post by Kuro (559 posts) See mini bio Level 5
Hahahahaha, Naruto.
Post by Baku_Sensei (464 posts) See mini bio Level 10
Should I call Peanutmans for you?
Post by Devilly (5,329 posts) See mini bio Level 10
i Havent really started with that yet, but thanx for the heads up :)
Post by Jlynnana (3,293 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Sorry, a lot of mine were done in the wee hours of the morning.
Post by Rain_Man (1,318 posts) See mini bio Level 7
lol , alright Gia, i'll make sure to keep in mind cause the Staff and Mods RULE !
Post by darkcyder (142 posts) See mini bio Level 8
@Baku: I will kill you, also ignore anything labeled with that moniker.

@Jlynnana: That was actually funny for me cause I could see how odd capitalization got worse as the night went on haha.

But yes, we love punctuation and grammer.
Post by Desisashi (1,801 posts) See mini bio Level 8
i'll promise to do that
Post by LordAndrew (152 posts) See mini bio Level 11
Tense is one of those style-type things. You can't really blame someone for writing in present tense instead of past tense when such rules haven't been specified yet.

The others should be obvious and it pains me whenever I see them.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
LordAndrew: That's why I mentioned it. :)
Post by Jlynnana (3,293 posts) See mini bio Level 13
darkcyder said:
"@Baku: I will kill you, also ignore anything labeled with that moniker.

@Jlynnana: That was actually funny for me cause I could see how odd capitalization got worse as the night went on haha.

But yes, we love punctuation and grammer."
LOL
Post by LordAndrew (152 posts) See mini bio Level 11
You should write a manual of style or something.
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