Help talk:Furry Book of Style/Archive

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I think it would be good to separate some of the sections, such as Stubs and Categories, out into their own pages, to be listed at Help:Contents. At the moment this is a very complete document but rather long. Thoughts? -- Sine 17:08, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

Capitalization style[edit]

I haven't seen this mentioned before so I'm asking now. I've been thinking of how we should capitalize "furry" when writing articles. The best I've come up with is that it depends. Sometimes caps: "So-and-so is a member of the Furry Fandom." Sometimes no caps: "So-and so is a furry." Agree/disagree? --Rat 22:07, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

I don't see any reason to capitalize the word, and never do myself, but, equally, if someone else does, I don't see a need to change it. -- Sine 22:21, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

where to put stub tag?[edit]

What is the preferred location of a stub tag? I've seen (A) some WikiFur articles with stub tag before External links section and (B) other WikiFur articles with stub tag at the very end of articles. --EarthFurst 18:47, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

I think I usually put the stub tag at the ned of the article, but I don't have any issues with either location. --Douglas Muth 18:54, 7 November 2006 (UTC)


Which types of articles should should use the Address(es) format included in Help:Furry Book of Style#Websites section? And which types of articles should not? Example: if a movie has an official website, should that URL be in Address(es) format? or should that URL be in External links section? --EarthFurst 19:19, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

Dummy user template (very rough first draft...)[edit]

First mock-up of an entry user template for inclusion on the Furry Book of Style. Please tear to pieces before the final is put up for vote for inclusion Spirou 07:21, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

Articles about people[edit]

(Existing information) Generally speaking, a fan name (or personal furry) should be used in preference to a RL name for articles about people, unless they only go by their RL name. Be careful about adding the real name of someone to an article about them, even as a redirect. If they include it on their website or generally use both a real name and a fan name, that's fair enough, but if it's not something they obviously want known it may be inappropriate to include it.

At the start of the article, give the person's full name, along with any public alternative names they may have in parentheses. Use bold text for all such names, especially if you have created a redirect from that name to the current article. In subsequent paragraphs, start with whatever name is commonly used to refer to them (often the first part of their name), and then use an appropriate personal pronoun for the rest of the paragraph.

Do not give a person's current age, since it will become outdated over time. Give their year of birth instead.

Note that articles about people should be written in the third-person. If you are writing about yourself, avoid the use of "I" (and be careful to keep a sense of objectivity :-).

User template[edit]

(additional explanation/info)

  • --Start--

(tags: Clean-up/wikify/speedy delete/others)

Image description
(image of persona/fursona, if available. Images must be thumbed, with an added description)

John Doe, also known as Jane Buck (born January 1st, 1999 in Walhalla, Washington, USA) (real name: Mac In Tosh) is a [occupation]/[fursona] [who resides in Candyland, Sweden] [additional information].

[additional user information. Other headers may apply: == Nickname ==, == Professional works ==, == Other ==]


(if any) John Doe is a white stag


(if any)

Literary works[edit]

(if any - "Written works", "Books",...?)

(Note: Set sections start here)


(if any) John Doe doesn't exist[1]


  1. really (if any)

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

(person-stub) if needed (category:people) (category:occupation) if available/known (category: species) if available/known (category: birth-date) if known (category: death date) if any/known (category: location) if known

  • --End--

Additional notes[edit]

  • Additional images may be placed on either side of article, as long if it's aesthetically pleasing, and don't interrupt the flow on the article.


I've created Help:Example person article for easier futzing with, and copied the above over. -- Sine 07:32, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

links in headers?[edit]

Have Furry Book of Style include bit about links in headers? (I think it is unnecessary to include a link in a header) Example: Suneccubus article currently includes header "Rocket City Furmeet Conshirts". --EarthFurst 19:21, 7 September 2010 (UTC)