This page is considered an official policy on OreGairu Wiki.
Please read through the policy below to familiarize yourself with our common practices and rules. Except for minor edits, please make use of the talk page to propose changes to this policy.

OreGairu Wiki's Manual of Style is a collection of guidelines which set a rough standard for the appearances of all articles.

Introducing the article

At the beginning of every article, the title or subject of that article should be bold in the first line. Don't forget to also use italicized text when necessary.

If the subject of the article has more than one name, each new form of the name should be in bold on its first appearance.

Infoboxes, images, and related content in this section must be right-aligned.

Table of contents

A table of contents (TOC) will automatically appear in articles with a minimum of four headings (unless forced by the below options). By default this will be left-aligned above the first section heading.

  • To force a TOC (left-aligned): __TOC__
  • To completely remove the TOC from a page: __NOTOC__

The table of contents can be right-aligned—but this should only be done if it is very long (over 15 entries) and an information box is not occupying the top-right corner of the article. Use {{tocright}} to make TOC right-aligned.

Headlines and sections

To create a new section in an article, surround the text with two or more == (equal signs). When you have the header, there is no blank line needed beneath the header.

The wiki engine will automatically create a table of contents based on the headers in an article.

In all cases, you should capitalize the first word and all proper nouns of the header, and leave all other words lowercase.

Avoid using links in headers. Depending on the browser's default settings, some users may not be able to see the links properly. It is much more useful to place the appropriate link in the first sentence after the header.

Paragraphs and formatting

You should have no more than five sentences in paragraph (grammatically speaking) covering one thought or idea or piece of information. Any time there is a change in the thought, idea, or piece of information, there should also be a paragraph change.

When formatting paragraphs, add an empty line between paragraphs. It allows the reader to more easily see that they are reading a new paragraph at that point.


Image galleries should be placed in the corresponding article subpage.


Place <references/> or {{reflist}} under the corresponding section.


  • Place any article-related external links to the separate section. Use bullets to list the links.
  • Navboxes shoud be placed at the end of a page.

See also

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