Doom Wiki talk:Style


Write about the subject, do not write as though you are talking to the reader. For example, instead of, "imps will often launch fireballs at you", write "imps will often launch fireballs at the player".

I do not think this style will always work well, for example take walkthroughs (and secrets) in the level articles. Have a look at E1M1: Hangar; wouldn't it be awkward to make it conform to this style? radius 16:26, 24 Jan 2005 (PST)

For walkthroughs it obviously makes more sense, as you are attempting to guide the reader. There will be a few exceptions like this but its best to conform to it where possible. Fraggle 01:15, 25 Jan 2005 (PST)

Maybe the content of this and Doom Wiki:Policies and guidelines should be merged to the same page? Fredrik 18:39, 27 Feb 2005 (GMT)

Seconded.  A lot of information logically belongs in both places (like the formatting of article names), which always makes things harder to maintain, and it would also reduce the number of essential policy articles for new editors to read.    Ryan W 23:48, 12 November 2006 (UTC)