Grammatical person, tense Edit
As this is an informal encyclopedia, the issue is minor but still nags at me; what is the proper tense to use for this wiki for describing The Protagonist's (Isaac et. al.) actions in the game? At times, second person is more appropriate for conciseness and clarity ("If you choose the left path, Isaac will die"), but in others third person works more fluidly ("Isaac is unable to board the shuttle in time, and Kendra abandons him on the Ishimura").
Also, tense is another issue. I believe when writing about works of literature convention states to use present tense unless logic dictates otherwise. ("Isaac walks to the tram repair station"/Logic exception: "Isaac was locked in the room with the Hunter before he freezes it") Before now I have been using whatever grammatical tense/person was more prevalent in the article I was editing.
This is all exceptionally minor (yeah, call me a Grammar Nazi) - but a proper answer should probably be included here. My reference material is the The Keables Guide on Writing About Literature. I am hesitant to add to the MoS article myself as it is a major link, and probably should only be touched by those who set wiki policy. Civil Protection C13-06A 03:52, November 11, 2009 (UTC)
- Refer to the Dead Space universe from a third-person perspective.- 5əb'7aŋk(7alk) 13:22, November 11, 2009 (UTC)
Removal of "Regional Differences in Grammar/Spelling " Edit
I am proposing the removal of the "Regional Differences in Grammar/Spelling" section of the Manual of Style based on the following facts/reasoning:
- Because DeadSpace is made by an American Company, we should respect the developer's origin/country and apply the language system used in the said country. Also, we cannot dismiss the fact that most DeadSpace players/fans originated from America, thus this wiki/encyclopaedia should be written in the said language.I am aware that it was released to the rest of the world, but we cannot dismiss this fact
- All products should be written in American English, unless it has been specifically said/stated that the product is written in British English.
- The removal of the section is to ensure that we have a standardised language system.