This Page is an Example Page to show how new pages should be formatted. All words in a page's title should be capitalized. The title of the page should be the first word or nearly the first word in the article and it should be capitalized and bolded. Any alternate names or abbreviations should be mentioned as soon as possible (in the first sentence) and should also be capitalized and bolded. Do not bold anything other than this. Only use italics if you really want to emphasis something.
The main image should appear at the top of the page. Any alternate flags and other images can appear wherever. All images must be captioned. The default caption for a flag is "The [name] flag."
Add links to the first instance of a different topic mentioned in the article. Do this by highlighting the text and pressing the link button (next to the bold and italics buttons). Sometimes it will automatically link to the article. Other times you will have to retype the name and choose it from the list (especially if the name contains a space or a dash). If you can't find the page check that you've spelled it correctly. Also check alternate spellings, or alternate names of the same thing (ie: gender presentation and gender expression). Do not link to pages outside of this wiki, instead use references.
Language Usage[edit | edit source]
It should go without saying but use formal writing. Capitalize the beginning of each sentence and proper nouns. Do not capitalize random words. Names of genders and sexualities are not proper nouns, do not capitalize them. Put a period at the end of sentences. (Do not use exclamation points.)
Don't use words like "you", when talking about a hypothetical person with the identity in question. Remember that the proper third-person singular pronoun in English is technically "one", so when one is writing in a formal style one should attempt to use it in place of "you" when talking about a hypothetically person.
Other language use cases are:
- American English spelling should be used unless it's in a direct quote.
- The months in all dates should be spelled out. Do not use abbreviations.
- The word non-binary should be spelled with a dash. (The exception is when the word is part of a larger word such as deminonbinary.)
- Do not say "NB" or "enby". Say "non-binary".
- Do not say "enbys" or "non-binarys". Say "non-binary people".
- It is always written as trans men/trans women, never 'transmen'/'transwomen'.
Categories[edit | edit source]
All articles must have at least one relevant category. The currently used categories are:
- Sexuality: For (non-aspec) sexual orientations.
- Ace-spec identity: For asexual spectrum identities. Do not tag something as both 'sexuality' and 'ace-spec identity'. (The one exception is asexual itself.)
- Aro-spec identity: For aromantic spectrum identities.
- Microlabel: For micro identities. (Must have a second tag.)
- Gender: For genders. Do not put xenogenders in this tag.
- Xenogender: For xenogenders. Do not tag something as both "gender" and "xenogender" unless it's genuinely unclear which category it should fall into.
- Identity: For things that one can identify as, but are not sexualities or genders. Examples include butch, sex-repulsed, and gender non-conforming.
- Terminology: Terminology used by the LGBT+ community. This is a good place for articles that don't fit into any of the other categories.
- Neurogenders: Genders associated with and influenced by neurodivergency.
Additional[edit | edit source]
Read our new page guidelines for more specifics on the different sections of articles and what should be in a page.
If you have any questions about something feel free to ask. It's better if you ask and find out how to do something than to do it wrong and need someone to fix it later.