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==Italics==
 
==Italics==
* Always use italics for titles of books, series, movies, games, etc. (e.g., ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', ''The Lord of the Rings'', etc.)
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* Always use italics for titles of books, series, movies, games, etc. (e.g. ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', ''The Lord of the Rings'', etc.)
 
* Use italics for "isolated words and phrases in other languages". In terms of Tolkien-related articles, this would include anything in the [[Languages]] (e.g. [[Quenya]], [[Sindarin]], [[Rohirric]], [[Khuzdul]], etc.)  as well as [[Old English]] (e.g. "a rope made of ''hithlain''").
 
* Use italics for "isolated words and phrases in other languages". In terms of Tolkien-related articles, this would include anything in the [[Languages]] (e.g. [[Quenya]], [[Sindarin]], [[Rohirric]], [[Khuzdul]], etc.)  as well as [[Old English]] (e.g. "a rope made of ''hithlain''").
  
 
==Punctuation==
 
==Punctuation==
*For quotations, use "double quotes" and 'single quotes' for nesting quotations; thus "quotations 'within' quotations". Additionally, place sentence punctuation outside of quotation marks, unless the punctuation is part of the quoted material.
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*For quotations, use "double quotes" and 'single quotes' for nesting quotations; thus "quotations 'within' quotations".
*Write formally. Avoid using contractions such as ''don't, can't, won't, would've, they'd,''.
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*Write formally. Avoid using contractions such as ''don't, can't, won't, would've, they'd,''.
 
*Avoid using slashes to join words.  Instead, spell it out.
 
*Avoid using slashes to join words.  Instead, spell it out.
  
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*Categorize the image properly. These include "Category:Images by (artist's name)", and categories for all characters, objects and events.  
 
*Categorize the image properly. These include "Category:Images by (artist's name)", and categories for all characters, objects and events.  
 
*If you are an artist yourself and you would like your work featured on this website, it is advisable to upload images of minor characters only. We have sufficient pictures of [[Aragorn|Aragorn II]], but none for [[Aragorn I]].  
 
*If you are an artist yourself and you would like your work featured on this website, it is advisable to upload images of minor characters only. We have sufficient pictures of [[Aragorn|Aragorn II]], but none for [[Aragorn I]].  
 
==Plagiarism==
 
:''See also: [[Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Plagiarism|Wikipedia:Plagiarism]], [[Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Copyright_violations|Wikipedia:Copyright violations]], and [[Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Close paraphrasing|Wikipedia:Close paraphrasing]]
 
Textual content should be written exclusively by Tolkien Gateway contributors. Text should not be copied verbatim or closely paraphrased from Wikipedia, The Encyclopedia of Arda, books, or other sources, and contributors should remove or rewrite any copied or closely paraphrased text they discover on Tolkien Gateway.
 
 
Limited quotations of reliable sources are permissible so long as the quotations are surrounded by double quotation marks and followed by an inline citation.
 
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

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