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Style Guidelines

  1. Use start case (capitalization of all words, regardless of the part of speech) for page and image names (e.g. Carrot On A Stick).
  2. Page titles should use the exact name from the game, but not necessarily the same case (see the first guideline).
  3. Page titles should be singular except when the name of a single unit of the item in the game is plural.
  4. Internal links should display grammatically correct case (e.g. the link for the page 'Carrot On A Stick' at the start of a sentence would be: [[Carrot On A Stick|Carrot on a stick]]).
  5. Images should have captions describing the subject of interest for the page.
  6. The word "blockhead(s)" should only be capitalized if at the beginning of a sentence or when referring to the game. (e.g. A blockhead can sail across using a boat. The Blockheads features oceans.)

Basic Structure of Articles

Item Articles

  1. New articles should begin with a {{Stub}} tag. It will be removed or replaced by an administrator when the article is complete.
  2. The second inclusion should be the Template:Item Infobox. All applicable parameters should be filled out, and all that don't apply should not be on the page.
  3. The third inclusion is the quote taken from in-game crafting menus, if any.
  4. The fourth inclusion is a simple, concise description of what the article is about (the lede). Include the article's title in the lede and make sure it is in bold.
  5. The fifth inclusion is an "Appearance" section.
  6. Next, a "Where Found" section, which includes how an item is crafted or otherwise created.
  7. Following that are sections on "Crafting" (using the item to make other items, if possible) then "Use".
  8. "Notes" covers miscellaneous information that doesn't fit the above.
  9. "Trivia" is for real-world information about the item that might be of interest.
  10. A Gallery is the final section, should there be any additional images concerning the subject that aren't appropriate elsewhere in the article. Do not include the section header if the gallery is empty.
  11. Finally, don't forget to include all appropriate categories.

Other Articles

  1. New articles should begin with a {{Stub}} tag. It will be removed or replaced by an administrator when the article is complete.
  2. The second inclusion should be an appropriate and filled-out infobox. If no infobox fits, an appropriate image or thumbnail positioned to the right is preferred.
  3. The third inclusion is a simple, concise description of what the article is about (the lede). Include the article's title in the lede and make sure it is in bold.
  4. The fourth is the information needed about the topic.
  5. A Gallery is the final section, should there be any additional images concerning the subject that aren't appropriate elsewhere in the article.
  6. Finally, don't forget to include all appropriate categories.

Grammar

  1. Nouns within articles should not be preceded with possessive determiners. (e.g. Incorrect- "your blockhead", "his shoes". Correct- "a blockhead", "a blockhead's shoes").
  2. Articles should be written using third tense. No second tense pronouns should be used (e.g. Incorrect - You should first build a campfire. Correct - A blockhead should first build a campfire). It is understood that it is a player who controls the device, game, and initiates a blockhead's actions. However, it is blockheads that ultimately perform the action in game. Articles should be written with this in mind.
  3. Numbers should be written out if lower than thirteen (one, three, five, ten, etc.) but written using numerals otherwise (100, 200, etc.). Do not put both the word and the numeral. (e.g. Incorrect- "one (1) copper coin", "fifty (50) sticks". Correct- "one copper coin", "50 sticks").
  4. Use logical quotation marks. (e.g. Incorrect- the tin foil hat prevents "mind control." Correct- the tin foil hat prevents "mind control".)

Using Images

Additional information can be found here.

Taking Screenshots

On iOS

You can take in-game screenshots in two different ways.

  • Simply take a screen capture on your device (quickly press the home and lock buttons at the same time).
  • Use the camera (usage instructions) This is recommended as images taken with the camera do not include any user interface buttons, icons, menus, or windows.

On Android

Methods of capturing the entire screen will vary by device. However, the camera item will still function.

Editing Images

Firstly you need to ensure that you have transferred your images from your device to your computer and then continue with these steps.

  • Make sure you are using some software which is suitable, such as Photoshop, paint.net or Pixlr
  • Open the image and make sure it is on a suitable canvas size if required
  • Edit the image - usually cropping is the only thing needed
  • Export as a high quality .png file

Uploading Images

If it's an image to be used on an article
  • Go to the upload page and choose the image (10MB Max)
  • Choose a suitable file name. For example "Blockhead On Donkey.png" and not "Screenshot 27405350473750.png"
    • Some types of images have standardized filenames. Examine previously uploaded images for the precedence already set.
  • Type a short description and categorize the image.
  • Click upload file.
If it's an image to be used on your user page
  • Upload the image to an external site. MediaCrush is recommended.
  • Currently, external images are disabled. Please link to them instead.

Using the Wiki Software

Additional information on wikicode can be found on Help:Editing. Consult the MediaWiki User's Guide for information on using the wiki software.