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Read the following guidelines to keep your contributions consistent with our wiki.

Writing Articles

  • Only create a new article if there is enough unique information to warrant one. For example, articles containing in-game items have individual pages due to exclusivity and varying methods of obtainability. If contributors are unsure whether or not a new article needs to be created, an administrator should be contacted.
  • Make sure a file or article hasn't already been posted before creating or uploading one.
  • Please title the article after its NTSC name.
  • Articles have to be written in third person.
    • Do not add "You" when writing articles. Putting "The player/owner" is fine.
  • Type in American English. Some exceptions (Like quotations from PAL versions of the video game) apply.
  • Do NOT add any rumors, speculation, or false information. If you have information that is useful but unconfirmed, keep it in the comments.
    • There has never been any "breeding" feature in Nintendogs.
  • If a page mentions another article multiple times and the user wishes to add a link, only use a link the first time it is mentioned.

Spelling and Punctuation

  • Always add a period at the end of a sentence.
  • Check for spelling mistakes and grammatical errors.

Stay on Topic

  • Do not upload fan content-- such as information on one's own dogs-- to a wiki article. Players should put their pets in one of these places instead:
    • In the comment section of an article
    • On one's own user page (message wall or main page)
    • As a blog post

Article Formats

Pet Breeds

  • An infobox (Pet).
    • All entry fields in the infobox should be filled except for the English Breed Name.
    • The photo needs to be a small profile of the breed, from the first applicable game in which that breed appeared, unless it is a mascot for a later version.
  • An opening paragraph.
    • This paragraph should begin with the breed's name (and if applicable, its name in the breed's native language).
    • It should tell the reader what games the breed is available in.
    • If applicable, this paragraph must contain what games the breed has been the mascot of. For example, a Labrador Retriever has been the mascot of Nintendogs: Labrador & Friends.
  • A small bit of their real-life breed information if possible-- not too detailed.
  • Their in-game description, that is completely taken from the video game(s).
    • It must be a direct quotation, with no liberties taken.
    • Some dogs have multiple descriptions in the same game, depending on region. If this is the case and a quotation comes from an American-English version of the video game, put "(NTSC):" before it. International versions should put "(PAL):" before the quotations.
  • How to obtain the breed.
    • Please use the community infoboxes for this section.
    • Include the breed's starter version and the requirements for unlocking it in other versions.
  • A paragraph of the breed in Nintendogs. (Leave that out if they haven't appeared in Nintendogs at all)
    • It must describe the appearance and/or behavior of the breed.
    • It must have a clear picture of all of the coat colors.
  • A paragraph of the breed in Nintendogs + Cats.
    • Same as the last part. Only document differences from the predecessor if it shows any difference.
  • Trivia, including facts which do not fit in any of the previous sections.
  • Gallery
    • Try to make these collapsible.
    • If a breed appears in Nintendogs and Nintendogs + Cats, they should have separate galleries for each game.

Items

  • An infobox (Item).
    • The following entry fields should be filled:
      • Japanese Item Name
      • Image - should feature a high resolution photo of the item taken from a location that displays it fullscreen (i.e. a recycle store), from the first game in which it appeared
      • Type - what category of Supplies the item can be found under
      • Price - includes the price at which the item can be purchased from a store
        • Fill with "N/A" if the item is not purchased with Money.
      • Materials - if made from recycled materials, includes quantity and type of materials needed to make the item
      • Resale Value - includes the price at which the item can be sold to a recycle store
      • Rarity - tells the reader how common the item is
        • Very Common - included as a starter item
        • Common - can be bought in a store or appears on walks frequently as a low value item
        • Uncommon - can be found only on walks, with a relatively equal chance of being found compared to other items, though less often than common
        • Rare - difficult to obtain, or can only occasionally be found on walks at further distances from the house, such as the edges of the map
        • Very Rare - same as Rare, but highly improbable to encounter; very difficult to obtain
        • Limited - an event item that is no longer obtainable unless through Bark Mode
      • Location - tells the reader where they can get the item from
      • Appearances - what games the item has appeared in (i.e. Nintendogs, Nintendogs +Cats)
      • Versions - whether the item is version exclusive
        • Answer "All" if the item can be found in all versions of the games it appears in, or if it is version exclusive, include which version it is exclusive to.
      • Music File - includes a soundcloud button if there is an audio file associated with the item. Only applies for Music.
  • An opening paragraph.
    • This paragraph should give any alternative names for the item.
    • It should also state what games the item has appeared in.
    • Include a brief description of the item's appearance and how pets interact with it.
  • The item's in-game description, exactly as it appears in the game.
    • It must be a direct quotation, with no liberties taken.
    • Some items have multiple descriptions in the same game, depending on region. If this is the case and a quotation comes from an American-English version of the video game, put "(NTSC):" before it. International versions should put "(PAL):" before the quotations.
  • Only include an information section if the item has a complex set of controls, such as the Keyboard.
  • How to obtain the item.
    • Please use the appropriate template for this section.
    • Include the requirements for unlocking. Do not name the price of the item, only the location where the item can be found and the amount of time needed to unlock it in other versions.
  • Trivia, including facts which do not fit in any of the previous sections.
  • Gallery

Characters

  • Do not make individual pages for characters unless it is a redirect page. Searching a character's name in the navbar should redirect readers to the Characters page.
  • Characters have separate pages for their Galleries and Quotes to ensure that the Characters page itself is clean enough to give a basic overview of all characters and still load on weaker networks. Do not add pictures or quotes to the Characters page unless the character does not already have a single icon and quote.

Each character has a table with their general information. More specific details, such as appearance, are listed outside of and beneath the character's table.

Here are the following appropriate formats for the three varieties of characters:

Humans

  • Humans' tables should include
    • Name (and PAL name), 50px icon of their face, and their status (role in the game; for example, a clerk at ___ store or a neighbor
    • Which pet they own, and a link to that pet
    • A quote of theirs, with a link to the Quotes page.
    • A link to their specific gallery on the Gallery page.
  • More specific details, such as appearance, are listed outside of and beneath the character's table.

Pets

  • Pets' tables should include:
    • Name (and PAL name), 50px icon of their face
    • Breed, which should link to that breed's page
    • Owner, and a link to that person
    • A link to their specific gallery on the Gallery page.

Special Pets

  • Special pets' tables should include:
    • Name (and PAL name), 50px icon of their face
    • Breed, which should link to that breed's page
    • Encounter Information, which includes what makes them a special pet
    • Owner, and a link to that person
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