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General practice

Please read and understand the spoiler policy.

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Similarities and Differences

Seltanikor, like Seltani, uses the Sorts Mill Goudy typeface. Some of the best practices for Seltani therefore apply to Seltanikor as well.

The order of arguments to a link like [[foo|bar]] is reversed between Seltani and Seltanikor:

  • When coding an Age in Seltani, the above code would display foo and point to a property called bar.
  • When editing an article on Seltanikor, the same code would display bar and and point to an article named Foo.


In order to maintain a consistent style, and to avoid the various issues presented by maintaining the same information across multiple pages, please use appropriate templates:


To add an Age to the wiki, create an article with the same name as the Age. For example, an article for the age “Dusty Hill” would be named Dusty Hill.

At the top of the new article should be the code for the Age template:

 | name = Dusty Hill
 | author = Fred Schmedt
 | instancing = Standard

instancing” should almost always be one of Standard, Solo, or Shared.

If you prefer, this can be shortened somewhat:

{{Age|Dusty Hill|Fred Schmedt|Standard}}

In the short version, the order of the arguments matters; in the long version, the three arguments can be in any order.

If there's a spoiler article for the Age, then the Age template in the spoiler article should have an additional parameter, to prevent the spoiler page from being listed on category pages:

 | name = Dusty Hill
 | author = Fred Schmedt
 | instancing = Standard
 | nocat = true

{{Age|Dusty Hill|Fred Schmedt|Standard|nocat}}

(Technically the additional parameter could be anything – the code just checks for whether there is a fourth parameter given or not.)

If the existence of the Age is a spoiler (for example, “reward” Ages that can only be found through exploration) then you should change “Age” to “Secretage”:

{{Secretage|Misty Vale|Fred Schmedt|Standard}}


Articles about Explorers and Writers are category pages, so Fred Schmedt's page would be at Category:Fred Schmedt. As far as possible, this should be written exactly the same as the username in Seltani, so someone you know as “Fred Schmedt” might actually be at Category:Fredschmedt, for example.

Edit the appropriate category page, and put the User template at the top:

 | name = Fred Schmedt
 | pronouns = He
 | desc = an ordinary explorer.
 | wikiname = Fred

{{User|Fred Schmedt|He|an ordinary explorer.|Fred}}
  • name is Fred's username on Seltani. This is somewhat redundant, but doesn't suffer from the same technical limitations as article names.
  • pronouns accepts single pronouns (he/she/it/they/name) and pretty-prints the same pronoun example-pairs as the changing room. For example, entering he will display “He, his”, and name will display “Fred Schmedt, Fred Schmedt's”. The template code is fairly forgiving about what you can enter.
  • desc is the user's in-world description. The “[$Name] is ” will be added automatically, just like in the changing room.
  • wikiname is Fred's username on the Seltanikor wiki, if any.

For a user's spoiler page (Category:Fred Schmedt/Spoilers), use Template:UserSpoilers instead. This takes only the name argument:

 | name = Fred Schmedt

{{UserSpoilers|Fred Schmedt}}