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There are some things to keep in mind when editing one of the Retro wikis.


The Retro wikis encourage an atmosphere of friendliness and openness. Of course, in practice there are sometimes disagreements and even the occasional fight, but members of the community are expected to behave in a generally civil manner.

The most important thing to keep in mind is that you should always assume good faith on the part of other editors. Never assume that someone is acting out of spite or malice. If someone does something that upsets you, leave a polite message on the relevant article's talk page or on the user's talk page, and ask why. You may find that you've avoided a misunderstanding and saved yourself some embarrassment.

Citing sources

Retro doesn't require that you cite sources for the information you contribute, but we do prefer that you do so whenever possible. If you're using a book (or books) to write the article, list them in a section called "References." If you're using a website, make an "External links" section and link to it. This helps our readers verify what you've written and find more information. See Wikipedia:Citing sources for more information on this.

U.S. English vs. British English

Both forms are welcome on the database. An abridged version of the related policy could be stated as:

  1. Do not edit a page simply to "correct" the spelling in either direction.
  2. If the subject is related to the U.S., U.S. English is preferred (e.g., World Trade Center, not "World Trade Centre").
  3. If the subject is related to part of the UK/Commonwealth, British English is preferred. The same applies to most European topics, as people in Europe mostly see British English (e.g., British Labour Party, not "British Labor Party").
  4. If the subject is neutral (for example, science, etc.), the original contributor's usage should be followed.
  5. The usage should be consistent throughout the article.

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