68kMLA Wiki:Manual of Style
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This article highlights the most significant points of Wikipedia's Manual of Style relevant to 68kMLA Wiki, as well as detailing where we differ from it. Where this manual does not address an issue, follow Wikipedia's suggestions.
Article titles, headings and sections
- If possible, an article title is the subject of the first sentence of the article and should be bolded, unless the title is merely descriptive.
- The standard order for optional appendix sections at the end of an article is See also, Notes (or Footnotes), References, Further reading (or Bibliography), and External links; the order of Notes and References can be reversed.
Acronyms and abbreviations
- It should go without saying on 68kMLA Wiki that the correct abbreviation for Macintosh is "Mac" and not "MAC".
- When referring to modifier keys by symbol, you may use ⌘, ⌃, ⇧, and ⌥. These are available in the edit tools block below the text box on any editing page. This is also the preferred order for multi-modifier keystrokes (e.g. ⇧⌥K).
Units of measurement
- We use MB (megabyte) to refer to 1,000,000 bytes. This is the correct unit for storage (e.g. hard disk) capacity. We use MiB (mebibyte) to refer to 1,048,576 (1024×1024) bytes. This is the correct unit for memory (e.g. RAM) capacity, though colloquially called "megs" just like storage capacity.
Please do sign your edits with four tildes (~~~~) on a talk page as this helps clarify discussions, but do not sign changes in any article space. Your signature can be customized in your preferences. (See Attribution.)