Guideline: Town Articles

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For more overall recommandations and tools about how to write an article, see Creators Manual.

Please follow these guidelines for writing a town article. This will help to keep the wiki clean and consistent. Feel free to be as elaborate or as concise as you want.

IMPORTANT: Use the {{Town}} template. This will make the article look nicer and will automatically categorize it as an equipment article.

For complete info on how the {{Town}} template can be used, read the documentation at Template:Town.

Structure for writing a town article

Step 1: Use the {{Town}} template

Fill out the words in the Town Template. This gives a reader the important information in a concise manner. It should also reduce your writing time.

You can copy and paste this code into your article and fill the blank with your content:

| image     = 
| caption   = 
| milestone = 
| code      = 
| features  = 
| motto     = 

Step 2: Add a Picture

Add a picture of the town's emblem (In Template). If you cannot add a picture, leave it blank. A default image will be used, and the {{picture}} template will automatically be shown at the top of the article to mark it as requiring an image.

Step 3: Write an Introductory Sentence

Write the first sentence using this format: "name of the town in bold font is a [[town]] of Godville that <insert remainder of sentence here>. Here is an example: "The Generic Town is a town of Godville known for being perfectly generic."

Starting with a brief summary sentence provides the reader with a quick piece of information. For further examples of first sentences, see any wikipedia article.

Step 4: Write the Substance

Give background information about the town's distinctive features such as monuments and natural marvels and where it is located in relation to other places such as towns and landmarks and talk about the surrounding landscape and weather.

Give a background history of the town and what it is famous/infamous for, how it was founded, and/or any rumours/legends surrounding the town.

Step 5: Add a See Also, if Applicable

Add a "See Also" section if there are other wiki articles that contain similar or relation information.

Note: If you cannot fill all of the necessary points of information, mark the article as a stub so other people can fill it in. Place "{{stub}}" in the first line of an article to flag it accordingly.

Examples of Town articles

If you are struggling to find inspiration or still don't know how to structure your article, look at one of the following completed articles for inspiration or guidance:

Good luck and happy writing!

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