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Fire Emblem Wiki:Quality standards/Draft

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These are just some quick observations/notes I'm putting down here for now; I'll turn them into something more formal later on. Still, feel free to comment on these, or suggest changes, on the talk page --Moydow (Support) 23:29, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

Naming articles

  • For subjects whose primary appearance is in an officially localised Fire Emblem series title, the name given in that game should be used.
  • For subjects whose names differ between games, the most recent should be used; e.g. Dheginsea rather than "Deghinsea".
  • For subjects whose primary appearance is in a game without an official localisation, but who have received an official English name via other Fire Emblem media (such as Awakening or Heroes, the most recent should be used; e.g. Lachesis rather than "Raquesis". However, when referring to a character's appearances in a game that uses an older title, that title should be used then: e.g. do use "Raquesis" when referring to her appearance in Awakening.
  • For subjects without an official localised name, a Japanese romanisation should be used. Fan translation names should not be used, but they may be created as redirects, and they may be referred to in an article's etymology section.
  • When subjects have different names between US and European English localisations, the US name should be preferred; e.g. Navarre, rather than "Nabarl".
  • Except where they are later used in an actual Fire Emblem title, localised names given in the Super Smash Bros. series should be generally ignored, as Smash localisations have a history of frequently being overruled by canonical Fire Emblem material. Example: Rutger, instead of "Rutoga".
  • Similarly, localised names given in the Fire Emblem Heroes "Choose Your Legends" poll should be avoided, unless these names are subsequently used in-game.
  • Avoid using abbreviations for article titles, even if something is abbreviated in-game; abbreviations typically appear in-game as a result of space limitations, and such limitations do not exist here. For example, you should use Wyvern Knight instead of "Wyvern Kn.", or Spur Attack instead of "Spur Atk". The abbreviated form may optionally exist as a redirect instead. Certain exceptions may exist, such as Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Article body

  • An article must be correctly categorised; if you are unsure which category to use, please contact an admin. Example: characters will be categorised according to which game they appear in, and their status in that game (playable, boss, NPC, etc.); Forrest should be categorised under Category:Playable characters in Fire Emblem Fates. Certain templates, such as {{Character Infobox}}, will automatically place an article in certain relevant categories.
  • Citations should be used liberally, in order to back up the accuracy of an article's content. Sections with insufficient citations are liable to be removed or heavily edited. An article with insufficient citations will be ineligible for featured status.
  • When creating a new article, you should ideally aim to provide as much information as possible. You should not create an article that is merely a "skeleton" - a list of section headers, and nothing more. Details such as character stats and growth rates are easily sourced, and should be the bare minimum that is provided. Articles containing anything less are likely to be deleted.


Main article: Help:Naming images

General language considerations

  • Outside of article titles, no preference is given to any particular dialect of English (US, British/Commonwealth, Canadian, etc.), as long as an article is internally consistent; i.e. if an article's original author used British English spellings such as "colour", the article should continue to use British English throughout.
  • When referring to a character whose gender cannot be discerned from dialogue (don't judge a book by its cover!), use "they" instead of "he" or "she".
  • If referring to Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia in a shorter form, use "Echoes: Shadows of Valentia", or just "Shadows of Valentia". Do not use just "Echoes"; the developers have indicated that they may use the "Echoes" title for future remakes, so using "Echoes" to refer to FE15 specifically will just lead to confusion and needless clean-up work in future.