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  • Any registered editor is free to edit this page to improve its readability as long as the essence of the article remains unchanged.
  • If you would like to suggest content changes or propose a new policy or guideline, please use the wiki discussion forum.
  • See the policies and guidelines page for an overview of this wiki's policies and guidelines.

This page is intended to provide a reference point for writing articles for the Command & Conquer Wiki. When in doubt, read it up!

General article style guidelines

  • Professional style is encouraged. While not as strict as Wikipedia in this regard, the Command & Conquer Wiki is also an encyclopedia and as such needs to represent a certain level of quality.
    • Use third person when writing about the player. Keep in mind that this is a website addressed also to those, who don't play Command & Conquer games and just want to learn about the series.
    • Use formal English. Articles are supposed to be encyclopedic entries, not forum posts. The occasional sarcastic comment or jab is fine, but don't overdo it.
    • If you really need to make a joke, make it a smart one. If the article really needs a humorous part, then ensure that it is subtle and tasteful.
    • Link to articles once per section. To make reading easier, limit the amount of linking to the same articles. For example, if a character's name is mentioned once in the infobox and five times in the article, then link to that character's article once in the infobox and once in the article.
    • Infoboxes are good. When creating or editing an article that doesn't have one, check the infobox template category and add an applicable one to the article.
    • Use suffixes. If the article subject exists in multiple universes or games, use the proper suffix to differentiate them, eg.: Conscript (Red Alert 2), Conscript (Red Alert 3) and Conscript (Renegade 2).

Layout tips

Try to create articles according to this layout:

  • Overview
    • An overview of vehicles and buildings.
  • Background
    • Background, non-gameplay information related to the unit/character
  • Game Unit
    • This section may be further subdivided by game.
  • Storyline/character development
    • Applicable to characters; how the character and his storyline develop during play.
  • Gallery
  • Notes or Trivia
  • See Also
    • Links to related articles.
  • References
    • This includes the <references/> tag.


  • This wiki has a decapitalization rule: capitals are reserved for proper nouns. Common nouns, like armour, can, rifle, weapon or stalker should not use capital first letters.
  • Proper nouns include terms like the White House or Leviathan.

Spelling tips

  • When game titles are used in articled, spell them with all the capitals and dots included (e.g. Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun.
  • It is acceptable to omit the Command & Conquer title when referring to a game in the context of its content.

General talk page and forum style guidelines

  • Be polite. Everyone you respond to is a human being. Keep that in mind and show them the courtesy you'd show to other humans in real life.
  • Use proper English. Leetspeek and other perversions of the language are considered an abomination in the eyes of Kane. Avoid unless absolutely, positively, incontrovertibly necessary.
  • Be brief. Avoid posting walls of texts if it's not necessary.

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