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The Manual of Style (abbreviated as MoS or MOS) is the style manual used on the Omniverse Nexus. This is the primary page for the style guidelines. Users are encouraged to follow the Manual of Style to make your pages more readable and navigation easier.

The Manual of Style applies to encyclopedia-style articles which constitute the majority of pages on the Omniverse Nexus, and may not necessarily apply to Stories and pages of other formats. Many of these guidelines are based on those found on the Wikipedia Manual of Style , and have been summarised here for your convenience.

Article titles, headings and sections

Article titles

A title should be a recognisable name or description of the topic that is natural, sufficiently precise, concise, and consistent with the titles of related articles. If these criteria are in conflict, they should be balanced against one another. Note the following when formatting titles:

  • The title's initial letter should be capitalised (except in cases where using a lowercase as an initial is necessary, such as epoa). Otherwise, follow sentence case (United Provinces federal election, 540 TE) and not title case (United Provinces Federal Election, 540 TE). This does not apply where the title would be title case in ordinary prose.
  • To italicise a title, add {{DISPLAYTITLE:''Page name''}} near the top of the article.
  • Do not use A, An, or The as the first word (Economy of the Second Empire, not The economy of the Second Empire), unless it is an inseparable part of a name (The Hague) or the title of a Story (A Schematic for Nostalgia).
  • Titles should normally be nouns or noun phrases: Early life, not In early life.
  • The final character should not be a punctuation mark unless it is part of a name, an abbreviation, or if a closing round bracket or quotation mark is required.