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This page contains the Nukapedia's article layout guideline for items. It describes the standard layout for articles about ingame items such as armor and clothing, consumables or weapons.
Policyintro
  • Guidelines describe desired etiquette and common practice in the creation, editing and organization of articles on this wiki.
  • Any registered editor is free to edit this page to improve its readability as long as the essence of the article remains unchanged.
  • If you would like to suggest content changes or propose a new policy or guideline, please use the wiki discussion forum.
  • See the policies and guidelines page for an overview of this wiki's policies and guidelines.

Infobox and categories

A few additional pointers regarding the applicable infoboxes and categories:

  • There are various infoboxes for item pages, depending on the type of item in question. Please refer to Templates for a list of infoboxes. For details on their usage, please refer to the respective template pages themselves.
  • Most item pages are only categorized in one category, although specific exceptions exist (e.g. for weapon pages). The category depends on the game the item appears in (e.g. Category:Fallout items). Please select the right sub-category of Category:Items for the type of item in question. Examples for sub-categories are the game-specific versions of Category:Armor and clothing, Category:Consumables or Category:Weapons.

Item article layout

The layout is composed of three tables. The top and bottom tables are standard layout items found in every article; they are only included here for completeness and are collapsed by default. The middle table contains the actual specifics for item pages.

  • yesIcon check in the "headline" column means that the article should have a headline of that name if you want to include such a layout item.
    noIcon cross in the "headline" column means that this layout item should not have a headline.
  • yesIcon check in the "required" column means that every item article should include this layout item.
    noIcon cross in the "required" column means that not every item article needs to include this layout item.
Item-specific layout items
Layout item Headline Required Explanation
Lead section noIcon cross yesIcon check Short summary that usually looks something like this:

"{{PAGENAME}} is a weapon in Fallout 3."

In general, it should contain:

  • Name of the item (and alternative names) in bold.
  • What type of item it is (weapon, armor, drug, edible etc) with a link to the appropriate overview page for this item and game.
  • Which games this item appears in.
Background yesIcon check noIcon cross If there is any background story/history for the item.
Characteristics yesIcon check yesIcon check Properties of this item. For drugs, these are the effects. For armor, these include damage resistance, effects and what other items they can be repaired with if any. For weapons, these include damage, special effects, what items they can be repaired with (if any) and general properties (such as what type of weapon it is etc).
Variants yesIcon check noIcon cross For weapons/armor; list of variants for this item. If the variants have own articles, these should only be linked to. If multiple variants of this item are described in the current article (on Fallout 3 armor pages, for example), a sub-section (with the name of the variant) should be made for each variant.
Locations yesIcon check noIcon cross Locations where this item can be found (fixed locations only, no random spawns).
Related quests yesIcon check noIcon cross If there are quests which are related to this item, list them here (just link them, no need to go into detail).
Notes yesIcon check noIcon cross For interesting things about the item which do not fit into the other categories. Try to keep this section to a minimum.

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