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The following encompasses Holby Wiki's user conduct policies and editing guidelines. In the absence of a large community on the wiki, these policies have been created by Lythronax — Holby Wiki's sole administrator as of July 2021 — to keep the site running smoothly. These policies are open for discussion and possible amendments; users may voice any issues they have with any current local policy on the Discussions board or to an active administrator. However, you must adhere to current policy until it is changed.

Policies

General conduct

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All users must follow the user conduct policies laid out in the "User Conduct" section of FANDOM's Terms of Use. The following is a summarisation of the wiki's view on acceptable user conduct.

  • Be civil. Personal attacks are totally unacceptable and will be met with a block.
    • As an extension, deliberately misgendering users and dismissing their expressed preferences regarding their identity will be met with an automatic block. Your personal convictions are not an excuse.
  • Treat others with respect. You are not above any of your fellow editors, so don't belittle them when they bring something to the table that you disagree with. Afterall, a fundamental part of building a successful wiki is cooperation.
  • Make constructive edits. It is obvious when you're just trying to jump up the leaderboard. Vandalism, persistent page blanking[1], plagiarism[2] and other bad-faith edits will be met with a block.

Editing

Spoilers

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Spoilers refer to details from episodes that have not been broadcast yet. Spoilers can be included in out-of-universe articles and sections, but they must be accompanied by a {{spoiler}} transclusion at the top of the article. They should not be included in in-universe articles or sections (e.g. character articles).

Editing guidelines

General points

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  • All content must be written from a neutral point of view.
  • Characters should generally be referred to by their first name or nickname. If a character is generally referred to by their surname (e.g. Henrik Hanssen), you should stick to one style of address per article.

References

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  • Episode citations should be formatted like so:
([[Casualty|CAS]]: "[[Charlie's Anniversary]]") → (CAS: "Charlie's Anniversary")
([[Casualty|CAS]]: [[Episode 1200 (Casualty)|]]) → (CAS: Episode 1200)
([[Holby City|HC]]: "[[Elliot's Wonderful Life]]") → (HC: "Elliot's Wonderful Life")
([[HolbyBlue|BLUE]]: [[Episode 6 (HolbyBlue)|]]) → (BLUE: Episode 6)

Perspective

In-universe articles

Character articles

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  • With respect to the titling of character articles:
    • Articles about characters currently appearing in Casualty or Holby City must use the character's current name as it is formatted in the credits.
    • Articles about past characters should use their most frequently used name, unless that name is a deadname.
    • For characters with nicknames, double quotation marks (") should be used.
  • An infobox (see Template:Character Infobox for documentation) should be included with all of the necessary fields filled.
  • An introduction stating the character's dates of birth and date (if known), occupation (if known) and relation to Holby City Hospital (if known) should be written. Generally, a brief overview of the character's history (see Alicia Munroe) would be a worthwhile inclusion, but it is not required, especially if the article is incomplete.
  • A section called Biography should be included which details the character's known history. This section should contain multiple sub-sections for each significant point in that character's life).
  • A Personality section can be included; its content should be supported with citations.
  • A Trivia section can be included with bullet-pointed tidbits about a character that are interesting but not significant enough for a mention in their biography.
  • The Behind the scenes section should include information about the character's conception, casting and their appearances.
  • The article's categorisation formatting should be adjusted if necessary. This can be done via {{DEFAULTSORT: ... }} or the {{NameSort}} template.
  • A character article must contain the relevant navboxes and categories at the bottom.
Subpages

As many characters have appeared in so many episodes that their articles would be cumbersomely large, sections such as Relationships, Quotes and Appearances must be given their own subpages.

Location articles
Event articles
Time articles

Out-of-universe articles

Show articles
Series articles
Episode articles

Notes

  1. Blanking a page is an easy mistake to make, so a one-off case may be met with a revert and a brief reminder from a moderator.
  2. Copying content from resources such as holby.tv and Wikipedia is forbidden and will be met with an immediate ban. Using synopses from the BBC is permissible.
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