I propose an addendum to the Example Lobotomy's written guidelines, on the grounds of not reducing a page's quality based on a blanket rule.
- Italics and bold are acceptable when directly quoting print medium.
- Italics and bold are acceptable when grammatically required, as in the case of onomatopoeia.
- Bold is acceptable when it is required during a transcript.
: This is an example
- Italics are acceptable for foreign languages, like Latin.
Generally, these are where you'd find them being used in a professional essay, and I would wager no one would object to seeing them on a page, unless they were following the guidelines literally. Perhaps, in the template, a link to an Administrivia page, detailing when "'"s are acceptable and when not, is in order.
As for why I suggested it, it was during a cleanup of Nightmare Fuel
/Minecraft. I found the current warning label to be intimidating, as if I was being encouraged not to edit. It was actually a very silly thing that brought this to my attention; the word TWANG
caught my eye as I was editing. I thought to myself, should I let it stand, or delete it based on guidelines?
Anyway, not a demand, not an angry letter, just suggesting that we be more specific and, in a way, forgiving of our little friend, the apostrophe.
tl;dr The guidelines deserve their own page, and less blanket bans.
PS: I've done from Minecraft to No More Heroes and am going strong, though spoilers I am not familiar with, or don't know how long they've been around, have been left untouched.
edited 23rd Aug '12 9:42:04 PM by SimplySimple
Yes, I hate the new wiki, too. Who doesn't?