Wyfopedia:Writing a person-article

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Wyfopedia welcomes articles about people who have contributed anything to the Wyre Forest. There are already a significant number of person-articles written, but there is certainly scope for more.

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Questions to ask before you start

Who is eligible for an article?

The number one objective of Wyfopedia is to build a free and extensive on-line encyclopaedia of all things connected with the district of Wyre Forest (or the area covered by Wyre Forest for historical subjects). With this in mind a person is eligible for a person-article if they have some notable connection with Wyre Forest. This could be that they were born here, lived here, or did something for Wyre Forest that gave then notoriety in the first place. As a general rule-of-thumb if the person has been noted in a local newspaper, a local public document or local book then they should be more than worthy to be in Wyfopedia.

Guidelines

The first paragraph

The first paragraph should introduce the person, stating there full official name, their life span (place and date of birth and, if applicable, the place and date of death), and their reason for notoriety.

The full name should be in bold text using notation ''', for instance:

'''Richard Baxter''' (Rowton, 12 November 1615 - Ludlow, 8 December 1691) was a Puritan church leader, divine scholar and controversialist, called by Dean Stanley "the chief of English Protestant Schoolmen".

will read...

Richard Baxter (Rowton, 12 November 1615 - Ludlow, 8 December 1691) was a Puritan church leader, divine scholar and controversialist, called by Dean Stanley "the chief of English Protestant Schoolmen".

The birthplace and date (if known) should be placed in brackets after the name of the person. Then if the person is no longer living, the place of death, a comma (','), and then the date of death should also be shown in brackets, as shown with the Richard Baxter example above.

Stubbing the article

Wyfopedia uses a stub concept. Basically a stub is an article that editors believe is unfinished. This may mean it barely a shell of an article (just one sentence for example) or an article that perhaps needs a quick web search to touch up on some points raised.

If you believe the article needs some more work then at the bottom of the text enter:

{{person-stub}}

This will alert other editors that the article is a stub and required more work to get it into a more fulfilled state.

Categorising the article

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