PCGamingWiki:Editing guide/Key points and General information

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Key points and General information serve as the buffer between the Infobox/Series sidebar and the rest of the article. They provide critical information related to the game and its community.

Key points

Explanation on the type of bullet points can be found in the Sample Article

Syntax

'''Key points'''
{{ii}} Information
{{++}} Positive point
{{--}} Negative point

Example

Key points

Information
Positive point
Negative point

Key points summarize important information regarding a game. What is considered important varies from game to game, but there are some general rules to follow:

  • Key points are reserved for very important points. Each article should have at most 5 points.
  • The points provided should be information that regards major issues with the game (compatibility issues, critical bugs/crashes, non-functioning multiplayer, etc.), invasive DRM, availability enhancements/limitations, and any possible benefits (free game, open source, community activity, etc.)
  • As mentioned earlier, any point that could be considered subjective must have a reputable reference.

General information

Syntax

Taken (mostly) from Terraria
'''General information'''
{{ii}} [http://community.pcgamingwiki.com/page/blog/_/features/port-reports/pc-report-wolfenstein-the-new-order-r141 PC Report]
{{mm}} [http://www.terraria.org/ Official website]
{{mm}} [http://www.terrariaonline.com/forums/ Official forums]
{{mm}} [http://www.terraria.org/issues.html List of Issues] - Provided by the Terraria developers
{{mm}} [http://terraria.gamepedia.com/Terraria_Wiki Official Wiki]
{{GOG.com links|terraria|terraria}}
{{mm}} [http://steamcommunity.com/app/105600/discussions/ Steam Community Discussions] 

Example

General information

PC Report
Official website
Official forums
List of Issues - Provided by the Terraria developers
Official Wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

General information is a list of general links that are relevant to the game.

General rules

  • While not as strict as Key points, too many links can create unneeded clutter. Each article should have 10 general links max.
  • If a PC Report or other article by PCGamingWiki is available, provide a link to it at the top of the list.
  • Some potential sites to use:
    • Official websites by the developer
    • Official forums
    • Any thread of general game-specific data
    • Game wikis (official or community)
    • Fan sites
    • GOG.com links (required if available on GOG.com)
    • Steam links (required if available on Steam)
  • The list formatting should be the following:
    • PCGamingWiki articles
    • Official websites (game site, developer-run forums, official wikis)
    • Other official websites
    • Community wikis
    • General community links (fan sites, databases, etc.)
    • GOG.com links tag
    • Steam Community Discussions
    • Steam Users' Forums
    • Source code links (if available)
  • If nothing else can be found, provide a link to the relevant MobyGames article

GOG.com links tag

Syntax

{{GOG.com links| Support page ID | Forums ID | Note for forums link }}

Example

For Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page

A simplified method of providing links to GOG.com pages. With the appropriate page IDs, the tag can auto-link to the game-specific support page and forums.

Full Example

How it should look:

Key points

Information
Positive point
Negative point

General information

Official website
Official forums
List of Issues - Provided by the Terraria Developers
Official Wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions