The Manual of Style is the guide to how to style and format all When They Cry Wiki articles.
Due to this wiki's dedication to a media franchise, summaries are among the most important aspect of any article, especially those pertaining to main-line content story arcs. The following rule should guide any and all summary writing: A summary should not be a thoroughly suitable replacement for consuming the original work. As such, excessively detailed summaries that sacrifice readability for the sake of completeness should be avoided.
Article titles, headings, and sections
Character pages should generally respect the following structure:
== Profile == === Background === === Appearance === === Personality === == Plot == (Any story arcs relevant to the character and summaries of their involvement) == Trivia == (if applicable) == See also/References/External links ==
If in doubt, use the page for Rika Furude as a reference. Any character with a sprite should be given their own article. Characters who appear in anime adaptations or manga adaptations but have no existing sprite should be added to a pertinent "Lesser Characters" page unless there is an adequate reason for them to be given their own page (e.g. Sayo Yasuda).
Episode pages should generally respect the following structure:
== Summary == == Characters == (list of characters in order of appearance) == Trivia == (if applicable)
If a character appears for the first time in the entire anime then add (first appearance) to their name under the "Characters" section. By entire anime, this includes previous seasons (e.g. if Rika Furude first appears in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, do not add a (first appearance) tag to her first appearance in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei, the third season of the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni anime).
Story arc pages
Story arc pages should generally respect the following structure:
== Plot == == Characters == === Villagers === === Outsiders === === Mentioned === == Deaths and Disappearances == All deaths and disappearances are listed only as they are told in [current arc] and apply only for the individual arc, not the overall series. == Poem/Endroll == (if applicable) == Media == (if applicable) === Chapters === === Volumes === === Episodes === == Trivia == (if applicable) == See also/References/External links ==
If in doubt, use the page for Matsuribayashi-hen as a reference.
If these is a "See also" section, it should be the last section on the page, unless there is a "References" section. If there is a "References" section, it should always be the last section on the page.
- Do not upload or provide illegal links to anime episodes or OVAs or movies, live-action episodes or live-action films, manga volumes or chapters, or any music related to the When They Cry franchise.
- If uploading official art, sprites are acceptable as are screenshots pertinent to an article. Do not upload official material wholesale if they have no immediate relevance to an article.
- Refrain from posting fanwork.