This page exists to create and maintain a consistent style across all pages of OpenArgsWiki

Episode Referencing

  • When in a list, like the ones which generate automatically, it is Episode #100: Title.
  • When referred to within a sentence, use Episode 100, as in:

Follow-Up
In Episode 100, Andrew was right that Stormy is great

Headings

  • Use Title Case1
  • Do not use colon in headings except when preceding a block quote
Amendments to the Constitution
  • Use 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc., (not First, Second, Third)

List

  • Use sentence case. (Sentence case is when you only capitalise the first letter of the first word in a heading – like you would in a sentence. Proper nouns also have a capital)

Punctuation

Periods/Full Stops
  • Opposing Party Separation in Law Cases: Use U.S. abbreviation style "v." (not Commonwealth countries style "v")
  • Initials for names: Use periods/full stops for middle initials and initialized first/last names, i.e. "Listener Thomas S." or "George W. Bush"
  • Original Content: Don't use periods/full stops at the ends of sentences; OK to use colons, semicolons, em-dashes, commas, parentheses, etc, whatever you need, just don't end sentences with a period (This applies to Lists, Times, and Follow-up on episode pages, and to Description, History, and Major ReferencesA for Reference, Segment, and Segment/Reference pages)
Other
  • End each video descriptions with a colon ":", italicize names of films/movies and TV shows, put episode titles in quotation marks
  • Summary and Notes & Links section): Texts are copy/pasted from the official OA website, keep their punctuation

Titles

  • Use Title Case1

1 Title case means that the first letter of each word is capitalized, except for certain small words, such as articles and short prepositions)