This is the Manual of Style for the How to Train Your Dragon Wiki. Please refer to the below rules about editing on here.

  1. When making pages, please make sure that they are about things related to the franchise and/or books.
  2. Always fill a new page you create with the correct information, proper infobox (if needed), and proper categories.
  3. Always title pages with sentence case rather than title case. To create an article title in sentence case, simply capitalize a letter if it would be capitalized in a normal sentence.
    1. However, make sure media titles are properly capitalized.
  4. When putting a word or sentence directly on the next line below a following word, please use <br> instead of <br /> to separate them.
  5. Do not make walls of text. Please separate paragraphs every 10-20 lines.
  6. Please italicize the titles of movies, seasons, novels, and graphic novels. Put "double quotation marks" around episode, comic, and song titles.
  7. When dividing a page into seperate pages for the books and the franchise, make the original page the "Books" page and the new one the "Franchise" page, because the books came first. Then ask a bureaucrat, an administrator, or a content moderator to remove the redirect.
  8. Please add "Trivia" and "Gallery" sections to every page that is not a gallery or transcript page. However, if a page has a seperate page for its gallery section, do not put a gallery section.
  9. Always put the conjecture template at the top of articles that have a conjectural title.
  10. For specific types of pages, refer to the examples listed in the category Article Standards Examples.
  1. When adding an infobox to a page, only SourceEditor is allowed. For a list of good and bad examples of infoboxes, take a look here.
    1. All sections of the infobox must be in order of what shows up first from the top to the bottom. Every infobox used on this wiki has the coding set up in the order it has to be place on the pages on it's template page. For example: on the Dragon Infobox, there is a heading called Coding and under that is the code for that infobox, in the order it should be used on a page. Copy and paste that coding onto a page and add the information from there. When VisualEditor is used to add infoboxes to articles, the sections don't end up in the right place usually.
    2. Please do not clutter infoboxes. That once again means no VisualEditor for adding infoboxes. Please set infoboxes as explained above^, or please just don't add them at all. Leaving them straight out on the editing screens makes it easier for us to find what we want to add/remove/change. When VisualEditor is used, the sections end up cluttered together.
  2. If you would like a section to be added to an infobox, please contact an admin about it, or if you've already added a section, at least let an admin know. And when you add sections to an infobox, please add it to the coding both what you would copy and paste from under the Coding header and in the example infobox below in the order you placed it in.
  3. When adding an image to an infobox always make sure to put in |Image = , just place the name of the image and .whatever after it. For example, to put [[File:Toothless!!!!!!!!!1.jpg]] onto an infobox, just put it like this: |Image = Toothless!!!!!!!!!1.jpg.
  4. Please make all text in parentheses small, unless it's part of a quote. You can make text small by typing this <small>(example)</small>.
  5. The picture in the infobox can not be changed without first conducting a vote on what the picture should be changed to.
    1. In terms of the voting on changing a picture in the infobox, multiple images should be nominated by the user proposing the change, for users to vote on to choose which one they think should be the new image in a specific infobox.
  1. Any new page that's created must have at least one relevant category added to it.
  2. A category sould only be created when at least 3 articles can be added to it.
  3. Please do not add/create the same categories that have already been created.
  4. If you create a category, please capitalize every word of what you titled it.
  5. With adding a category to a sub-category, please ensure that every article in it is also relevant to that particular category, or that the 'criteria' or 'requirement' of the subheadings should, logically speaking, apply to that category.
  6. All gallery categories, when added to an article, should be added via [[Category:(Category Name)|(Page Name/Target Name)]] so that it is not named under a G in the category.
    1. For example, adding the following categories should be done as so: Gallery: Hookfang (Franchise) / Dragons: Race to the Edge, Season 2, [[Category:Dragon Character Gallery|Hookfang (Franchise) / Dragons: Race to the Edge, Season 2]] [[Category:Hookfang (Franchise) Gallery|Race to the Edge, Season 2]], the latter because many season titles start with a 'D', and starting with 'Dragons: Race to the Edge' in categories would be harder to spot.
  7. All transcript pages should have a category naming the season in which the episode of the transcript appears. For example, if the transcript is of an episode from Dragons: Race to the Edge, then it should have the category Dragons: Race to the Edge Transcripts. If it is the transcript of a short or of a movie, the categories Shorts Transcripts or Movie Transcripts should be added.
  1. All images must be titled exactly what they are, and preferably where they're from. Please do not just upload images with useless titles. This also means do not title images with a random configuration of numbers or letters.
  2. All images uploaded must be in HD, if possible.
  3. Images must not have black bars above and below the picture.
  4. Images must not have any words on it that are not a part of the picture.
  5. No pornographic images. They will be deleted immediately and you will be warned/blocked.
  6. Photos that are uploaded should be uploaded as jpgs, because they load faster than pngs, and in terms of file size are smaller than pngs.
    1. To do that when saving a screenshot save it as a jpg instead of a png.
  1. Galleries are only to be created when there are at least more than 20 images on a page under the Gallery section.
    1. One exception to this policy is that bureaucrats, administrators, and content moderators have the right to create gallery pages when there are less than 20 images to add.
  2. When a gallery page is created, {{Gallery|[[<page title for the Gallery>]]}} must be placed at the very top of the page.
  3. Headings must be created for each movie, series, or book that a character has appeared in.
    1. However, when the images in the gallery page are disorganized, headings for each of the peices of media must not created and all images must be placed under a "Gallery" heading until the images are organized.
  4. Make sure to always add the category Gallery and <Gallery Type> Gallery to a gallery page.
  5. If the Gallery page that is being created is for a page with an infobox, it'll have a Gallery section at the bottom of the infobox template on the editing screen, and please make sure to add a picture, a different one from the picture on the infobox itself, to create a direct link from the page to its gallery. For pages that don't have infoboxes, please create a Gallery heading on the page that the Gallery page is for and use the template {{Galleries|<picture from the gallery>}} below it.
  1. Only films, shorts, episodes and interviews should have transcripts.
    1. DO NOT create a transcript for a book, a comic or a graphic novel. It is considered copyright content.
  2. When a transcript page is created, {{Transcript|<name of the transcript page>}} should be added at the top of the page.
  3. Each line said by a certain character must have the name of the character, in bold, at the beginning of it, linking them if it is the first time that character speaks.
  4. If a song appears, it must be in italics and the verses should be placed one after the other instead of one under the other.
  5. Nothing should be linked inside a line, be it a dragon, a location or anything else.
  1. Quotes in the quote template should come after the infobox in regular articles.
  2. Quote sections or pages should only contain memorable or significant quotes, not every line of dialogue the character has spoken.
    1. However, if a character has less than 10 quotes (exclamations excluded) or has appeared in a single media, all the lines spoken by the character should appear.
  3. Quote pages should only be created when there are at least 10 quotes.
  4. Much like galleries, headings must be created for each movie, series, or book that a character has appeared in.
  1. Use credible sources for any information added.
  2. Please do not use internal <reference/>s. They're for external uses only. That means do not create references to pages on this wiki.
  3. References should be cited in APA format, like a bibliography. The APA format is as shown below, editable fields are in blue.
    1. Books: Last Name of Author, First name. (Year of Publication). Title of Book. Location: Publisher.
    2. Newspaper Articles: Last Name of Author or Journalist, First Name. Title of Article. (Date Published - Month Day, Year). Title of newspaper, page number.
    3. Online News Articles or Webpages:Last Name of Author or Journalist, First Name. (Date Published - Month Day, Year). Title of page/article. Title of site.
    4. Website Main Pages: Site Name. (Date Updated - Month Day, Year).
    5. Interviews: Last name of interviewer, First name. (Year). Title of Interview. [Interview transcript if available].
    6. YouTube Videos: Title of Video. (Date Posted - Month Day, Year). YouTube.
    7. Social Media: "Name of Thread/Text in Post". (Date Posted - Month Day, Year). Site Name.
  4. All references cited that were retrieved online should have be linked directly to the webpage.
  5. Excessive use of information from another wikia should not have any references, instead, a Creative Commons Licensed template like this should be added below the reference list. If the template for a particular wiki does not exist, inform a bureaucrat, an administrator, or a content moderator.
  6. Examples of good and bad reference citations can be here.
  1. Please put equal signs next to each other on each side of the words to create headings.
    1. Eg. ==Example Heading== produces what you see at this page.
    2. When creating headings, do not put spaces after the equal signs.
  2. Just like article titles, make all headings in sentence case.
  3. Do not bold headings, there is no reason to.
  4. Custom headings, such as these headers, should only be used on How to Train Your Dragon Wiki pages, for special emphasis only.
  1. A page should only be linked to the first time it appears in the Infobox.
  2. A page should only be linked to the first time i##t appears in the article.
    1. One exception is that headings should always be linked, no matter if the page was linked to before
  3. If a page is long enough than there can be reminder links starting 2/3 or 3/4 of the way down the page, depending on the exact length of the page.
    1. For example, on this page, reminder links should start 2/3 of the way down the page.
Final Notes

The administrators and bureaucrats reserve the right to:

  1. Add new rules as well as change pre-existing rules.
  2. Warp Rules as need be, so all wrongful acts are punishable.
  3. Change lengths of blocks/bans.

By editing this wiki you agree to follow all of the rules listed and to behave in a reasonable and respectful manner.

Please report any rule breakers to the admins.