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The Manual of Style is the Five Nights at Freddy's Wiki editor's guideline that outlines a standard of clean, consistent formatting for articles within the wiki.

Officialism

The wiki is made to cover everything about the official Five Nights at Freddy's franchise by Scott Cawthon along with associated companies, including Steel Wool Studios and Illumix.

Anything that is unofficial or unlicensed should be kept out of the pages. These include but not limited to: Fanarts, fan fiction, OCs (fan characters), unlicensed fan games, and bootleg merchandise.

Franchise

Pages with content related to anything about the franchise (games, books, etc.) made by Scott Cawthon and other official companies are acceptable. Although there are tons of distinctive series that belong to their own continuity and canon, as listed below:

Fanverse

The Fazbear Fanverse games are fan-made games that were officially licensed for the Five Nights at Freddy's franchise, so any related articles are also allowed. What series' content we permit include:

Keep in mind that not everything can be published as pages for this wiki, but still can be mentioned in articles. This includes:

  • Pre-rebooted or older versions of the games. POPGOES' 2016 version and the pre-remastered Five Nights at Candy's are some of the examples. This also applies to non-Fanverse images, excluding images for the Fanverse series' pages.
  • Cancelled projects, including One Week at Flumpty's, POPGOES: Reprinted, POPGOES Finale, etc.
  • Projects of the franchise that were not a part of the Fanverse. The Joy of Creation: Halloween Edition is a prime instance.

Merchandise

The Five Nights at Freddy's brand has a massive batch of merchandise products and are totally much accepted as long as they were produced by official brands, including Funko, Sanshee, and more others. However, merchandise made as unlicensed bootlegs or by fans are unacceptable, which also goes to any sort of apparels with the only exception of T-shirts.

Templates

To use templates, see Category:Templates.

Article Type Templates

The portal template is used in pages with content focusing on a single universe/continuity. They must be used at the very top of every pages.

Notice Templates

Please make sure to place the notice template between the article-type template and the disambiguation text when adding.

  • SpoilerNotice - For pages with content related to the newly-released games, books, etc. Same applies to archive pages (e.g: Animatronics).
  • Stub - For pages with smaller info.
  • Cleanup - For pages with disorganized or missing content, load of poor-quality images, cluttered with speculations, etc.
  • Conjecture - For pages with the unofficial name title.
  • RejectedMaterial - For pages about unused and removed materials.
  • Speculation - For pages' sections with lists of popular theories and speculations.
  • UpcomingContent - For any pages that contain content related to the franchise's future installments.
  • EmptySection - Only for sections that has no content.
  • Noncanon - For pages or sections that contain content deemed as not canon to any series' lore.
  • Non-Fanverse - For sections or pages that contain non-Fanverse content.
  • Delete - Only used for pages that fell under rule violations.

USA Spellings

The Five Nights at Freddy's franchise is created in USA (United States of America), and thus traditional American spellings must be used when editing pages. For instance, use "color" instead of "colour", "theater" instead of "theatre", "organize" instead of "organise", and so on.

Third-Person Edit

Pages should always be written in third-person by using the protagonists' names (or player for common uses) instead of second-person (e.g: "you" or "we"). For example, it should say "The player must pay attention to the animatronics' movements." rather than "You must pay attention to the animatronics' movements.".

Sourcing

Information on every pages must remain as unbiased and reliable as possible. Sourcing all the facts may help prevent future rumors, confusions, and possible controversies. Best examples of official sources include:

Inserting References

To use the correct reference codes, here's how it work:

<ref>''Five Nights at Freddy's: The Ultimate Guide'' | Page 5</ref>


If you're using insertion points of citation, use the following code as an example:

<ref name="The Freddy Files">''The Freddy Files: Updated Edition''</ref>


This is placed at the second and all insertion points of citation:

<ref name="The Freddy Files"/>

Inserting Reference List

When using references, please add the "References" section at the very bottom end of the pages:

== References ==
{{reflist}}


If you are still not sure, read here.

Theories and Speculations

As suggested by the sourcing guidelines above, adding confirmed information while using sources from guidebooks, developers' official comments, and any media (games, books, etc.) is absolutely needed, but theories and speculations are not allowed to be inserted unless supported by evidences and listed in the "Theories and Speculations" section while using the speculation template under this section. Furthermore, just because there are multiple evidences to back up the theories does not mean they can be treated as solid facts for the pages' standards. Head-canons are permanently prohibited, however.

If there is enough solid evidence to confirm such claims, they will be accepted as facts in pages. For example, the Puppet in the primary series was revealed to be possessed by Charlotte Emily, as first evidenced by Pizzeria Simulator's Completion Ending, and was later officially confirmed in The Ultimate Guide; this also reveals that the name of Charlotte's father (who was referred as "Cassette Man" ingame) is Henry himself, the same man from the novel trilogy universe who also had a daughter named Charlotte Emily.

Text Style

  • Italic - Please make sure that every titles of the franchise are in italic by clicking the bent-shaped "I" button (which is between the bold-text button and the underline button) or adding two apostrophes on both sides. For example: Five Nights at Freddy's instead of Five Nights at Freddy's.
  • Bold - All articles' names from the intro information part must be in bold text by clicking the capital "B" button or adding three apostrophes on each sides. For example: "Freddy Fazbear is the main antagonist..." instead of "Freddy Fazbear is the main antagonist...".

Images

Acceptable images include:

  • Official screenshots. Same applies to screenshots made from scratch, but please ensure they have high quality and do not have nearly-duplicated camera angles.
  • Ripped game files. These include textures, sprites, audio files, etc.
  • Concept arts.
  • Promotions and teasers.

Unacceptable images include:

  • Poorly-made screenshots taken from YouTube videos, especially with Let's Players' faces and channel icons.
  • Fanarts, SFMs, memes, and photoshopped images.
  • Duplicated files.
  • Stolen model renders.

Trivia

The purpose of trivia sections are to add interesting notes. Although, you would not add something that actually fits better in the main article. Main acceptable notes for trivia sections include:

  • Easter eggs
  • Prototype designs, old concepts, and early ideas
  • Developers' commentaries
  • Strong, non-coincidental allusions
  • Confirmed inspirations or references to other media
  • Observations

List of identified bugs/glitches and bloopers/errors are also needed but must be included under their appropriate sections.

Sub-Pages

If the pages earn enough amount of content, like if the character, object, or location made an appearance in two or more games with a major role, as well as huge amount of images, audio files, and/or trivias, sub-pages should be necessarily created to prevent from leading to a huge, cluttered mess. Note that if the gallery section for pages about anything (characters, locations, etc.) that has a single appearance was big enough, use the minimize bar.

When making sub-pages, create a new PageNavigation template for them, but must be placed between the infobox and quote template.

Overall sub-pages in the following order include:

  • Overview - The main page.
  • Histories - Archived list of roles.
  • Gallery - Archived list of images.
  • Audio - Archived list of sounds and dialogue clips.
  • Trivia - Archived list of trivias. List of bugs and errors also applies.

Video game sub-pages include in the following:

  • Overview - The main page.
  • Gallery - Archived list of images.
  • Updates - Archived list of update patch histories for all consoles.
  • Credits - Archived list of names of developers and collaborators.

Categories

Please make sure that the main categories, including Characters, Bots, Locations, etc, only contain sub-categories in order to prevent disorganization.

The example for the page's category order should go like this:

Core Series: Bots | Core Series: Animatronics | Core Series: Classic Animatronics | FNaF1: Bots | FNaF2: Bots

Galleries

The galleries must remain in centered positions along with captions when adding. Here's the following codes to use:

<gallery captionalign="center" position="center">
</gallery>

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