Wiki Guidelines

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[adopted 12/22/02015]

What should be on this wiki

This wiki contains unbiased information regarding the TNC and acts as a working document archive, including rules, regulations, guidelines,tools, research and reference material specific to the TNC and the work of the TNC.

What should not be on the TNC Archive


The TNC Archive, as an official document archive, should contain material written with a reason-based mindset which does not tolerate unverifiable psuedoscientific misinformation represented as factual content. This primarily means mysticism and metaphysical speculation when used in the context of explaining that which could otherwise be described through rational, evidence-based, naturalistic and scientific explanations.

Codes of conduct

  • The codes of conduct for this wiki are simple:
  • Do not vandalism content.
  • Do not post personal information.
  • Follow our writing guidelines.
  • Be polite and reasonable.
  • Do not discuss online sources of illegal or psychoactive goods.
  • Use common sense.
  • All material must be related to the TNC.

Depending on its severity, any violation of these rules can result in a permanent ban based on the personal decision of a site administrator. If you wish to dispute a ban you may contact us via appeal to the TNC board.

Manual of style

  • Always include at least a sentence about the subject when starting a document.
  • The first sentence should give a brief definition of the document's subject.
  • The definite article (the) and indefinite articles (a/an) should be avoided in article titles except when they are part of an official title.
  • Please write in third person: use "the person" instead of "you."
  • Please try to back up and strengthen the validity of any statement with as many citations to relevant studies and explanations based upon logical reasoning as possible.
  • Linking is usually limited to the first occurrence of the word or phrase in each article, not counting links inside info boxes. This is because spamming too many wiki links makes articles difficult to read. Adding multiple links for the same term might be acceptable in very long articles where linked instances of the term are very far apart.
  • Please become acquainted with the Wiki markup/formatting.
  • Please use the "Move" function to move pages, instead of deleting the original page and recopying it manually into the new one, as to not lose all the edit history.
  • The top level header (=Title=) has almost never any reason to be used in practice, as it is the page's title. In other words, top sections should be Level 2 (==Section==). [1]
  • Please use "File:" instead of "Image:" when linking to an image when possible, since "Image:" is the legacy way. [2]
  • Capitalization of article titles and section headers should include the first letter of the first word being a capital letter, but it should otherwise follow the normal English rules of capitalization. For example, a section title should be "External links" instead of "External Links."
  • Try to use simple and easy to understand language.
  • To the best of your abilities, please keep grammar and spelling at a reasonable standard.
  • Please use a proofreading service.