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The Manual of Style is a set of rigorous standards that should be followed when editing articles, adding images, and manipulating content.

HeadersEdit

All headers should be in lowercase, except for the first letter and the first letters of pronouns. For example, All about Evangelions would be acceptable, whereas All About The Characters would not.

ContentEdit

When possible, use terms which apply to the Evangelion universe. For example, Tokyo-3 instead of Tokyo 3 or the third Tokyo.

Genders and capitalizationEdit

All characters are considered to have a gender (Shinji is a he, Misato is a she). However, all Angels should be referred to neutrally (it, they), with the exception of Tabris (Kaworu Nagisa) who should be referred to as he. Evangelions should be referred to the same way; when referring to either the Evangelion or its soul, it should be referred to only as it.

EvangelionsEdit

When referring to any Evangelion unit in the longhand, it should be referred to as Evangelion Unit-XX, with a few exceptions:

  • Evangelion Provisional Unit-05.
  • Evangelion Mark.06.
  • Evangelion Mark.09.
  • Evangelion 13.
  • Mass Production Evangelion(s).
  • Evangelion Unit-α.
  • Evangelion Type β.

In shorthand, most Evangelion names can be written as Unit-XX. Additionally, the word "Evangelion" can be shortened to "Eva" in some cases. For the respective units above, their shorthand notations would be:

  • Unit-05.
  • Mark.06.
  • Mark.09.
  • Evangelion 13 or Eva 13.
  • MP Evangelion(s) or MP Eva(s).
  • Unit Alpha or Unit-α.
  • Unit Beta or Type β.

The shorthand forms Unit XX and Eva-XX should be used only when they are found this way in translations of official material.

Companies and corporationsEdit

Some companies, by convention, must be capitalized. It should be noted, however, that some of these are *not* acronyms. The correct and incorrect spelling are listed below:

  • NERV, not Nerv.
  • SEELE, not Seele.
  • WILLE, not Wille.
  • Gehirn, not GEHIRN.
  • UN or United Nations (both are common).
  • IPEA.
  • JSSDF.

TemplatesEdit

Pages should always have their templates in this order:

  • {{icon}} (icon template) first, if applicable.
  • Maintenance templates, such as {{suite}}, next.
  • Infobox templates (one or more from the infobox category), next.
  • {{q}} (quote template) next, if applicable.
  • Page content should follow.
  • If the page is a stub, {{stub}} should be next.
  • Lastly, any navigation templates, such as {{Evangelion List}}, should be last, but before categories.

Any {{sec-stub}} templates should be at the foot of their section.

Content formattingEdit

PunctuationEdit

Qutoes should contain all text that pertains to them, including punctuation. However, if a quote does not include that punctuation, it should remain outside of the quotations.

  • Acceptable: Someone once said: "I love potato chips."
  • Acceptable: The last word he heard was "hello".
  • Unacceptable: Someone once said: "I love potato chips".
  • Unacceptable: The last word he heard was "hello."

Additionally, quotation marks should only be the character ", not ' (unless within other quotes), or any stylized quotation marks.

In lists containing more than two items, the final "and" should be preceded a comma, as in Potato chips, broccoli, and fries.

The em dash should be used for splitting statements, as in There were seven houses—but none was unlocked. The use of hyphens (even double hyphens) or en dashes in this context is not permitted. Additionally, it should not be surrounded by spaces.

In image thumbnails and galleries, captions should not end with a period (.).

TitlesEdit

Episode names should be wrapped in quotes, such as Episode 10, "Magma Diver", is .... This also applies to song names.

Any names of series, albums, or movies should be italicized, such as The Rebuild of Evangelion series starts with Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone.

MarkupEdit

Formatting that applies to a link should always be outside of it, unless the formatting applies only to a part of it. For example, ''[[Neon Genesis Evangelion]]'' and [[Neon Genesis Evangelion|''Neon Genesis Evangelion'' franchise]], but not [[Neon Genesis Evangelion|''Neon Genesis Evangelion'']].

NumbersEdit

Dates should be formatted as Month Day, Year, such as September 08, 2005. Using abbreviated months, such as Sep or Sept, is often preferred.

Currencies can be presented in yen or USD. However, providing both currencies (at the relevant conversion rate) is ideal.

CitationEdit

Citations should be from reputable sources; fansites often contain incorrect or false information, and cannot be relied upon. Translations of sources which are not available in English are allowed if they are accurate and direct translations of the original source. The original, official or reputable source must also be cited in the reference tags.

Websites do not have to be cited if the information is general knowledge among those who follow the series (e.g., we do not need to cite "Ireul is an angel"). Any specific citations for episodes, however, need not be included, as they are mostly considered common knowledge. In the unlikely event that an episode, movie, or chapter should need to be included, simply a reference with a link to that page will suffice (such as <ref name='nge22'>[[Episode 22]]</ref>).

Other notes on citing sources can be found on Wikipedia.

CategoriesEdit

Categories should be provided for all pages and images. If a page is a category's base (such as Rebuild of Evangelion in Category:Rebuild of Evangelion), |  should be added to the category, such as [[:Category:Rebuild of Evangelion| ]].

Categories should all be categories, but pages and categories should never fall within a category which is a subset of it. For example, Category:Technology is within Category:Science, not the other way around.

Common categories for pagesEdit

Common categories for imagesEdit

Other categoriesEdit

A list of all categories is available; for usage examples, click each one to find its contents. Some categories, such as Category:Article with section stubs‏‎, should never be inserted into an article, as the {{stub}} template will add it automatically.

See alsoEdit

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