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This Manual of Style is a guideline for how articles should be produced and presented on Six Flags Wiki.

Language

Although Six Flags parks are found in North America, Mexico, and formerly in Europe, Six Flags Wiki mandates American English for grammar, punctuation, and word usage.

For example, if the name of a subject differs between English and Spanish then the English version of the ride will be used as the name of the article with the Spanish name being a redirect.

Grammar

Always use correct grammar when writing or editing an article. Visit a grammar site (such as Grammarly) for help.

Naming

There are some rules regarding how articles should be named on Six Flags Wiki.

The name of the article should be bolded in its first usage in an intro, as should any alternate names mentioned in the intro. These bolded titles should not have links within them.

Using a # for sections

Do not use a # in a link unless you intend to direct to a section of that article with the title after the # as a section.

Headings

Use the == (heading) markup for headings, not the ''' (bold) markup. Example:

===This is a heading===

Which produces:

This is a heading

If you mark headings this way, a table of contents is automatically generated from the headings in an article. (The table of contents can also be removed with the NOTOC if it is deemed unnecessary.) Sections can be automatically numbered for users with that preference set and words within properly marked headings are given greater weight in searches. Headings also help readers by breaking up the text and outlining the article.

  • Capitalize the first letter only of the first word and of any proper nouns in a heading, and leave all of the other letters in lower case.
  • Avoid links within headings, with the exception of articles such as M&M's where the links to different parks are included in subheadings in the "Sponsorship" section.
  • Avoid overuse of sub-headings.

Linking

A subject should be linked once upon its first mention in the article's infobox, once upon its first mention in the article's intro, and once upon its first mention in the article's main body. For example in the article Screamin' Eagle, the roller coaster's opening year of 1976 is listed in the infobox and linked once. It is linked again in the intro, and just once in the article body after the "History" heading.

Layout guide

For more information on what each section of an article should contain, see the Layout Guide.

Theme parks

All articles on Six Flags theme parks should be structured as follows:

  1. Dedication
  2. History
  3. Lands for theme parks or Areas and attractions for amusement parks (Substituted for just Attractions if the park is not divided into any areas)
  4. Special events
  5. Awards (Don't include if none)
  6. Use in media
  7. Trivia
  8. Gallery
  9. References
  10. See also
  11. External links

Characters

All articles on characters appearing in Six Flags parks should be structured as follows:

  1. Background
  2. History
  3. Attractions
  4. Shows
  5. Gallery
  6. Trivia
  7. References
  8. See also
  9. External links

Attractions

All articles on roller coasters and other attractions should be structured as follows:

This also includes seasonal attractions for events such as Fright Fest or Holiday in the Park.

  1. History
  2. Attraction plot
  3. Experience (Ride experience if there is no queue experience)
  4. Characteristics (Can be divided into subheadings such as Trains, Ride system, etc.)
  5. Cast
  6. Changes
  7. Trivia
  8. Awards (Don't include if none)
  9. Gallery
  10. References
  11. See also
  12. External links

Shows

All articles on shows should be structured as follows:

  1. History
  2. Sypnopsis or Show description for full show breakdowns
  3. Characters
  4. Changes
  5. Trivia
  6. Awards (Don't include if none)
  7. Gallery
  8. References
  9. See also
  10. External links

Person

All articles on people should be structured as follows:

  1. Biography (Career if primarily a businessman/woman)
  2. Projects
  3. Trivia
  4. Gallery
  5. References
  6. External links
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