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This page outlines how the pages on the wiki should be organized.

General article organization

An article is a main namespace or category page explaining the content of, or closely related to Undertale. All main namespace pages are considered articles with the exception of the Main Page.

The first paragraph (introduction) of an article should be a short description of its topic, stating what it is and its role in Undertale. Empty sections are to be omitted from the article. The first mentioning of the article's topic is always bolded.

Article header

DISPLAYTITLE
DISPLAYTITLE is a magic word used to change the title that is displayed on the article from the actual article name.
Tocright
{{tocright}} is a template that puts the Table of Contents to the right. It is used on pages where Table of Contents is too large and putting it on the right side does not obstruct the other content. Pages containing infoboxes in the header mustn't use this template as it will push the infobox to the bottom.
For
{{For}} template is used for simple disambiguations. It should be put above infoboxes
Infoboxes
Infoboxes are templates used in articles to outline important information about a topic. They are put on the top of the article, below other templates and magic words, or on the top of an article section if the article also covers some sub-topics. Some infoboxes auto-add categories to articles. A list of all infoboxes can be found here.

Page body

Page body is the main content of the article, containing all the information about the topic. Sectioning of the body is done depending on the type of the page. More information can be found below.

Article footer

Trivia
Trivia sections are bullet-point lists located at the end of the main content of an article containing interesting, little-known facts that cannot be incorporated into an article effectively. Trivia takes the lowest priority, meaning any information should be attempted to be added to the main text before being placed in trivia. If several trivia points can be lumped into a category, do it. (ex: if Sans's trivia mentions there is a connection to Gaster 3 times, add a "Gaster" subsection in Relationships). Trivia must be true.
References
References and citations are placed at the end of an article, above navboxes but below Trivia.
Navboxes
Navboxes are templates used for navigation. They contain links to articles related to the article they are placed on, and very often auto-add categories to the articles. Navboxes are meant to be placed below all sections. All navboxes use the {{Navbox}} template as a base. A list of all navboxes can be found here.
Translation links
For more information, see Project:Translations.

Translation links are links to the same article translated into other languages. They are put below the navbox but above categories of the article.

Categories
Categories are displayed at the bottom bar on pages and are useful for grouping information as well as navigation. Note that some templates auto-add categories to an article, so additionally adding categories to an article is unnecessary. Adding irrelevant categories to articles is prohibited by the wiki policy.
Other magic words
Other magic words, such as should be at the very bottom of an article.

Character and Monster pages

Character and Monster pages should use the {{Infobox character}} template as an infobox and {{Navbox characters}} as a navbox. They all need to be in the characters category or in one of the subcategories of it.

Character page body should be divided the following way:

— Introduction
== Profile ==
=== Appearance ===
=== Personality ===
== Main Story ==
=== Neutral Route ===
=== True Pacifist Route ===
==== Epilogue ====
=== Genocide Route ===
== In Battle ==
== Relationships ==

Regular monster page body should be divided the following way:

— Introduction
== Profile ==
=== Appearance ===
=== Personality ===
== Main Story ==
=== Neutral Route ===
=== True Pacifist Route ===
=== Genocide Route ===
== In Battle ==
=== Appears With ===
=== Attacks ===
=== Strategy ===
=== Quotes ===
=== Flavor Text ===
== Relationships ==

Introduction

A brief description of the character, stating what they are and their role in Undertale.

Profile

Appearance

The physical characteristics of the character, including their clothes.

Personality

Traits and qualities of a character, this may include their likes and interests.

If there is information relevant to the character, but not applicable to any of the two subsections, it should be put after Profile and before Appearance.

Main Story

Summarized narration of the plot without much detail and closely related to the character in question. Before the subsections should be the events that happened before the protagonist fell into the Underground.

Neutral Route

Events that happen in all routes of the game. Due to the nature of the Genocide Route, there may be exceptions.

True Pacifist Route

Events that happen only in the True Pacifist Route. Since this route differs from the Neutral Route only towards the end, it is not necessary to restate what has already been stated in the previous subsection.

Epilogue

Events that happen in the epilogue after defeating Asriel, and during and after the credits sequence.

Genocide Route

Events that happen only in the Genocide Route.

In Battle

Depending on the length of this section, it may be forked into a subpage. In Battle should be divided the following way:

  1. Attacks
  2. Strategy
  3. Quotes
    1. Pre-Battle (if applicable)
    2. Post-Battle (if applicable)
  4. Flavor Text

Relationships

This section should list and describe the relevant relationships of the character in question, divided into subsections per each character. This description should include how the character in question regards and behaves toward the character of its subsection.

Location pages

Location pages should use the {{Infobox location}} template as an infobox and {{Navbox locations}} as a navbox. They should all be in the locations category.

Location page body should be divided the following way:

— Introduction
== Features ==
== Main Story ==
=== Neutral Route ===
=== True Pacifist Route ===
=== Genocide Route ===
== Geography ==

Introduction

A brief introduction to the location, stating how it can be accessed and its role in the main story, if there is any.

Features

A bulleted list summarizing what can be found in this location. This may or may not be necessary depending on the content of the article.

Main Story

Neutral Route

Events that transpire as the protagonist travels through the location on the Neutral Route.

True Pacifist Route

Changes to the location during the True Pacifist Route or during the epilogue. Since this route differs from the Neutral Route only towards the end, it is not necessary to restate what has already been stated in the previous subsection.

Genocide Route

Changes to the location during the Genocide Route.

Geography

Detailed descriptions of each room in the location. Depending on the content of this section, it may be divided up into subsections for sublocations.

Item pages

Item pages should all be in the items category or subcategories of that category, and should use {{Infobox item}} as an infobox and {{Navbox items}} as a navbox.

Item page body should be sectioned in the following way:

— Introduction
== Additional Uses ==

Introduction

States what type of item it is, where is it found, and (if applicable) its counterparts. Any special effects of its intended use that may not be clear from the item's infobox should go here as well.

Additional Uses

A bulleted list stating any special uses an item may have, and their effect(s).

Soundtrack pages

The {{Infobox music}} template should be used as an infobox. Documentation for this template can be seen here. All soundtrack pages should use {{Navbox soundtrack}} as a navbox, and the {{Navbox soundtrack demo}} navbox should be used for tracks that appear in the Undertale Demo. All sountrack pages have the music category as a root.

Soundtrack pages do not have a correct sectioning, which means any section can be added between the Trivia and introduction section as long as it contains enough information in it.

In Battle pages

In Battle pages are pages where in battle information of several characters is moved, so it does not clutter the original page. They must be subpages of the character whose battle they are describing. The infobox used on those pages is {{Infobox in battle}}, and no navbox should be used. All In Battle pages must be categorized in the In Battle category.

Body of In Battle pages should be structured like this:

— Introduction
== Attacks ==
=== SOUL Modes ===
=== Patterns ===
== Strategy ==
== Mechanics ==
== Quotes ==
== Flavor Text ==

Introduction

The beginning of the article is the summary. For those who do not want to look through it all - convenience.

Attacks

Any unique elements applying to all attacks are stated here.

SOUL Modes

If a SOUL Mode other than red is used in the battle, the colors used and the points in battle when they appear are detailed. Otherwise, this header and section are not present.

Patterns

Patterns should, as much as possible, be stated in chronological order.

[color] Mode (This header is used only if multiple SOUL Modes are present.)
* Each bullet includes the appearance of bullets, the way the bullets move, the color of the bullets if they are not white, and the damage dealt if the protagonist is LV 1 and wears the bandage or no armor. Damages in the Genocide Route are not detailed.

Strategy

How to end the encounter is recorded here. Violence is only mentioned if it is required to be used.

Mechanics

Unique mechanics are listed here. This section is only used if there are at least four sentences worth of content.

Quotes

Quotes from the battle are detailed here. Pre-battle quotes are included, but only enough to provide immediate context.

Flavor Text

Flavor text that appears before choosing an action is detailed here.

Files

All files on the wiki need to have a proper description, licensing information, categories, etc. added to them. That can be achieved using the {{file}} template. Additional information can be found on its documentation page.

Templates

For more information about how template and template documentation pages should be structured, see Template:Documentation/doc or Template:Documentation page/doc.

All templates on the wiki also must have standards, like other pages. Every template needs to contains a brief documentation on how to use it, along with some samples. Documentation should be on a separate page in the template namespace, suffixed with /doc, so if the original template was located on Template:A its documentation would be located on Template:A/doc page.

All templates are categorized in one of the subcategories of the templates category. Template documentation pages are categorized under the template documentation category

Categories

Categories on Undertale Wiki are an easy way of grouping information and navigation. They sometimes behave like articles, as mentioned above.

All categories must be categorized in other categories, except Category:Undertale Wiki, which is the root category of the wiki.

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