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standarised on "name" rather than "title"
== What does it mean to "name" an article? ==
Naming an article means that you create a 'title ' for the article or page. Naming articles usually happens by searching for the combination of words you want to make up the titlename, and then clicking on the red link for the new article. For additional information about how to create a new article with a new name, see [[Create a page not linked from an existing page|creating a new article]]. New titles names may also be created for existing pages by [[Renaming pages|renaming a page]].
== Guidelines for naming articles ==
Before creating a new article, take the time to think of a title name that clearly explains in a few words the content of the article. Remove any unnecessary words or punctuation. The correct title name for a new article can be very helpful to users.
Name a new article (or rename an existing article) with the following concepts in mind:
#FamilySearch Wiki is "international" so any article with a general title name such as "Surnames" should really cover the entire globe! If you are writing an article which applies to one locality only, then this should be made clear in the title name of the article, such as ''Surnames in England'' or ''Scottish surnames'' etc..#Make sure that the title article name clearly and concisely communicates what a user may find in the article
#Keep article names short
#Avoid descriptive adjectives
#Do not capitalize regular nouns
#Avoid the use of pronouns
#Category names for topics should be singular
#Do not use abbreviations
#Titles Article names should be gender neutral
#Do not start titles with "''A''", "''The''" or "''An''" if possible
#Replace "''&''" with "''and''" unless it is part of a formal name
#Do not include characters such as / + { } [ ]
#Category names for topics should be singular
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