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VOCALOID related templates

Vocaloid and voicebank infoboxMusic featuring VocaloidDemonstration tableVoicebank LibrariesDevice CapabilitiesReputation

Navigation

Voicebanks by Gender factorVoicebanks librariesNavbar Voicebanks

Tutorials for VOCALOID articles

Examples of usage sectionsReputation sectionsVoicebank libraries sectionsSong Translating and Mistranslating

MUSIC related templates

Song box infoboxSeries box infoboxDerivativesDerivatives tabberGame list

Album infoboxAlbum navigationNotable song infobox

Event boxLive event

Navigation

Live Events

SONG LIST related templates

Navbar SonglistsSong id

Tutorials for song listings

Featured song listings guideSong list layout

PRODUCER templates

Producer infoboxSong infoboxDiscographyAlbum list

Tutorials for Music articles

Song article guidelinesSeries article guidelines

ASSORTED templates

SoftwareCompanyWebsite

Mascot template

Navigation

SoftwareCompanies

WIKI PROJECTS

To-do listSong pages of priorityTranslation project‎

Song article in progressProducer article in progress

General policesManual of StyleImagesTemplatesMusic templatesYouTube templateSandboxHelp:ContentsWebsitesColor Guide

This is the Vocaloid Wiki's Manual of Style, these policies are ultimately guidelines. If contributors find a policy restrictive to a pages growth, please use the forums to start a discussion.

Please do not do any reorganization and cleanup of wikitext on the wiki unless you are fixing things to follow this style guideline. Vandalism is strictly prohibited and will be dealt with by this Wiki's Administrators.

Section order Edit

VOCALOID mascots/charactersEdit

A VOCALOID mascots/characters layout can be loaded using the preload template {{subst:Vocaloid article/preload}}.


  • Introduction - The beginning of the article will hold introductory information. This includes, the {{Infobox Vocaloid}}, a summarization of the character in question.
  • History - Historical and background information on the character. Depending on the character's product status this section will not remain on a character's main page, it will instead be transferred to the Voice bank page.
  • Concept - Development and background information on a character's purpose/creation.
    • Etymology - Information on a character's name.
    • Appearance - Physical description of the character.
    • Relations - Information on related character's to the main character/subject.
  • Music featuring <PAGE NAME> - Information and links about a character's music status on the Wiki. This section uses the {{Music featuring}} template.
  • Additional information - The beginning section to accumulate sub-headers.
  • Marketing - Information on how a character was marketed to the public. If this section continues to grow, it will require a separate article.
  • Trivia - Information that usually could not be worked into the main article sections. This section is to be done in a listing form using an asterisk " * "
  • Reputation - The beginning section to mark the usage of the {{Reputation}} template. See Help:Vocaloid Reputation for more information.
  • Polls - Trivial information that will display a poll exclusive to the character in question. This section uses the {{Poll vocaloidpage}} template.
  • Gallery - This displays an accumulation of official images of a character. Depending on the character's product status this section will not remain on a character's main page, it will instead be transferred to the sub-page gallery using the {{Gallery page}} template.
  • Reference - Just the ==References== section with a <references/> tag below it. To collect the <ref></ref> tag info in the page. Individual bits of info should be tagged with specific citation other than just the general sources section.
  • External links - This displays a listing of external links to official websites in relation to the character/subject. This section uses the {{Website cell row}} template.
  • Navigation - The beginning section to mark the usage of the Company and {{Nav Voicebanks libs}} templates. This section uses a <h2>Navigation</h2> header format. See {{Nav 1stplace}} template for an example.
  • Interwiki linkage - This is a non-header section that uses the {{Interlang}} template. It is to be placed between the navigation and category templates, it is used to link to other Vocaloid Wiki's.
  • Category - This is a non-header section that uses the [[Category:]] wiki code. It will sort a page into one of many Wiki categories. Beaware that RTE(Rich Text Editor) errors can happen with the default Wikia skin.


VOCALOID voicebankEdit

A VOCALOID voicebank layout can be loaded using the preload template {{subst:Vocaloid article/preload}}.


  • Introduction - The beginning of the article will hold introductory information. This includes, the {{Infobox Vocaloid}} and a summarization of the voicebank in question.
  • History - Historical and background information on the character's voicebank development. This section should be a transfer of what was on the main character page.
  • Product Information - The beginning section to accumulate sub-headers.
    • Demonstrations - This displays a listing of external links to various video and audio hosting services. This section uses the {{Demo table}} template.
    • Recommended - Information the required computer specs to run the product. This section is to be done in a listing form using an asterisk " * "
    • Voicebank Libraries - Information about a character's voicebank status. This section uses an exclusive {{<VOCALOID'S NAME> V# voicebank}} template. See Help:Vocaloid Voicebank libraries for more information.
  • Reference - Just the ==References== section with a <references/> tag below it. To collect the <ref></ref> tag info in the page. Individual bits of info should be tagged with specific citation other than just the general sources section.
  • Navigation - The beginning section to mark the usage of the Company and {{Nav Voicebanks libs}} templates. This section uses a <h2>Navigation</h2> header format. See {{Nav 1stplace}} template for an example.
  • Category - This is a non-header section that uses the {{[[Template:|]]}} template. It will sort a page into one of many Wiki categories. The template is used to prevent RTE(Rich Text Editor) errors that happen with the default Wikia skin.


Song listsEdit

The layout for song list pages can be found here.


  • Introduction - The beginning of the page will hold the {{Navbar Songlists}}.
  • Subject header - This will hold the header ==Original songs== or ==Cover songs==.
    • Sub-headers - The sub-headers follow alphabetical order i.e ===A=== and so on.
  • Navigation - This section uses the template {{Nav Music directory/Songlist}}. And depending on the subject of the page, the parameter should contain the word ' originals ' or ' covers '.
    • Doing this automatically sorts the page into the proper category without manually doing so.
  • All song list pages use the {{SongID}} template.


Songs featuring...Edit

  • Introduction - The beginning of the page will hold the {{Notablesong intro}} template.
  • Notable original songs - This will display notable original songs featuring the mentioned character and beginning with the ==Notable original songs== header format. This section uses the template {{Notable song}}.
  • Notable cover songs - This will display notable cover songs featuring the mentioned character and beginning with the ==Notable cover songs== header format. This section uses the template {{Notable song}}.
  • Navigation - This section uses the template {{Nav Music directory}}. It automatically sorts the page into the proper category without manually doing so.


Song articleEdit

A song article layout can be loaded using the preload template {{subst:Song article Romanization}} and {{subst:Song article NoRomanization}}. However, there are specified layouts based on language of a song.

See Song Article Guideline for further information.


  • Introduction - The beginning of the page will hold the {{Song box 2}} template.
  • Background - Information significant to a songs existence.
  • Lyrics - The lyrical section of the page. Romanization requires table formatting,- and English requires the {{Lyrics}} template.
  • External links - This displays a listing of external links to official websites in relation to the character/subject. This section is to be done in a listing form using an asterisk " * ".
  • Category - This is a non-header section that uses Wikia formatting to sort the article into the proper category. i.e. Japanese songs and so on.

Album articleEdit

A song article layout can be loaded using the preload template {{subst:Album article Romanization}} and {{subst:Album article NoRomanization}}.

See Infobox album template for further information.


  • Introduction - The beginning of the page will hold the album synopsis.
  • Album - This section uses the {{Infobox album}} template.
  • Category - This is a non-header section that uses Wikia formatting to sort the article into the proper category. i.e. Albums featuring <VOCALOID> and so on.


Producer articleEdit

A song article layout can be loaded using the preload template {{subst:Producer article}}.

CURRENTLY A WORK IN PROGRESS DUE TO REFORMATTING.


Writing style Edit

  • Articles are preferably written in US English.
  • Articles about mascots/characters should be written in past-tense, not present or future tense.
  • Articles about the mascots/characters should be independent of any point in the franchise, it should not be required that pages be updated every time a new event happens. This means things such as marketing, concerts, updates and the like, because these are handled by separate pages.
    • Only articles having a character with simple stats should have their page up-to-date.
  • Walls of text in articles should be avoided where possible. Shorter paragraphs are easier to read and are more concise for readers of the wiki. Articles containing walls of text should be fixed to ensure readability.


WikiText styleEdit

  • Things like [[Vocaloid|Vocaloid]] and [[Vocaloid|VOCALOID]] are pointless, only [[VOCALOID]] should be used.
    • This also applies to links written to denote a plural: don't write the link as [[song|songs]]; instead use [[song]]s.
  • Don't bypass redirects using things like [[Voice provider#Saki FujitaSaki Fujita]] make use of the redirect properly with [[Saki Fujita]].
  • Do not use level 5 headings in articles, as they cannot be edited without editing the previous heading and can't be distinguished as a heading at all.
  • When using galleries, include hideaddbutton=true in the parameters of <gallery>: this prevents violations of the Image guidelines by the addition of bad images.

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