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Introduction

The BI Community Wiki is attempting to maintain a consistent appearance with articles and categories. Please adhere to the following naming conventions when editing or creating an article. When creating new topics or categories, use the common practice of GameTitleName: Subject.
For example, List of Actions OFP does not sound as good as Operation Flashpoint: Actions List; this format is clearer about the concerned game and the mentioned topic of the article. It also makes linking to those articles much easier for editors.

You can use templates in the category name, e.g [[Category:{{arma3}}: Functions]] (result: Category:Arma 3: Functions)


Sorting Keys

When defining a category for an article you should include a search key in that definition:

[GameTitleName: Subject|Sort Key]

If not defined, the automatically created table of contents will sort everything, sometimes unsuccessfully.

One can use the following:

[[Category:{{arma3}} Functions|{{uc:{{PAGENAME}}}}]]

The uc: template will uppercase the given value, which is {{PAGENAME}}.

See the interest of defining a custom key on a Functions page: if custom keys were undefined, every function would be sorted under B, for BIS_fnc_*.


Wiki name templates

Long Names Short Names Template
Arma 3 Arma 3 Template:arma3 (Arma 3)
Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead Arma 2:OA Template:arma2oa (Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead)
Arma 2: British Armed Forces Arma 2:BAF Template:arma2baf (Arma 2: British Armed Forces)
Arma 2: Private Military Company Arma 2:PMC Template:arma2pmc (Arma 2: Private Military Company)
Arma 2: Army of the Czech Republic Arma 2:ACR Template:arma2acr (Arma 2: Army of Czech Republic)
Arma 2 Arma 2 Template:arma2 (Arma 2)
Armed Assault Arma Template:arma (Armed Assault)
Bohemia Interactive BI (rather than BIS)
Operation Flashpoint OFP Template:ofp (Operation Flashpoint)
Operation Flashpoint: Resistance OFP:R Template:ofpr (Operation Flashpoint: Resistance)
Operation Flashpoint: Elite OFP:E Template:ofpe (Operation Flashpoint: Elite)
Virtual Battlespace VBS1
VBS2
VBS3
Template:vbs1 (Virtual Battlespace 1)
Template:vbs2 (Virtual Battlespace 2)
Template:vbs3 (Virtual Battlespace 3)
Take on Helicopters TKOH (rather than TOH) Template:TKOH (Take On Helicopters)
Take on Mars TKOM (rather than TOM) Template:TKOM (Take On Mars)


Mod tag convention

Naming conventions for Mod names (so-called TAGs) can be found at OFPEC.