FactoidStyleGuide

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Factoid Style Guide

This guide contains a few useful tips on how to format factoids for Ubottu

General Style

* Separate sections of a factoid with a - * Don't put punctuation directly after links as some clients can interpret it as part of the URL * Prefix references to other factoids with a ! where relevant * When referencing other channels think about prefixing /join to the channel, so new users know how to join a channel.<br />This is mostly for language/LoCo channel factoids * The length of a factoid is limited (as are all messages in IRC), it is better to add a link to the Ubuntu Wiki or Help pages than to put too much in a factoid

Examples

!channels: <nowiki>A list of official Ubuntu IRC channels, as well as IRC clients for Ubuntu, can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InternetRelayChat - For a general list of !freenode channels, see http://freenode.net/faq.shtml#channellist - See also !Guidelines</nowiki>

!de: <nowiki>In den meisten ubuntu-Kanälen wird nur Englisch gesprochen. Für deutschsprachige Hilfe besuchen Sie bitte #ubuntu-de, #kubuntu-de, #edubuntu-de oder #ubuntu-at. Geben Sie einfach /join #ubuntu-de ein! Danke für Ihr Verständnis.</nowiki>

UbuntuBots/FactoidStyleGuide (last edited 2012-01-20 20:00:10 by alanbell)