PCB:Contributing

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The 3 Ns

Before you contribute to PCB, please ensure your contribution is:

  • Notable
  • Neutral
  • Needed

Articles that do not abide by these guidelines will be modified or outright removed.

Notable

Your page should be something that matters to PCB. Notable articles include:

  • Warps
  • Server Events
  • Server Maps

Non-notable articles include:

  • Individual players
  • Bans or griefs

Neutral

The page should be neutral and written as a 3rd party

Good: SomethingTown is a town owned by Player1 and Player2

Bad: SomethingTown is a town owned by Player2 and I.

The page should also be written in a neutral tone, that is not praising or disparaging.

Needed

An article should be something that is required. An article about Minecraft itself is not needed, Minecraft has its own wiki. An article about a town is needed, there is no other source on it.

Use Documentive Style

Write your articles to document, not to tell a story. The wiki is intended to be a complete list of factual articles about Project City Build. However, you can include fiction in it's own section, which helps prevent conflict with fact.

Good: "SomethingTown is a city in the north-eastern region of the map, owned by Player2."

Bad: "SomethingTown is a major port, with many varieties of items sold here."

Help

If you need help using PCB Wiki, check the Help pages.

Fictional history guidelines

This is a list of guidelines intended to help players write their fictional history in an wiki-like manner. It is by no means rules meant to be enforced, but rather a way to ensure that your stories remain sensible and logical.

  • Try not to exaggerate - "the world ended" vs "the world was in a state of economic crisis"
  • Check your grammar and spelling
  • Don't present a timeline, rather, write in an paragraphic manner - "1973: Oil was found." verus "Oil was found in the north-eastern region of the city in 1973."
  • Present political references sanely - do not dramatise your writing by involving large amounts of mergers, wars, and independence struggles. While these help make a story more exciting, it may sound irrelogical when overused.