Wiki standards

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Here are the basic standards for posting and editing in the wiki. Discussion and questions are in the discussion page.

Book Titles

Do not italicize or underline the titles of NKL books or individual Revelations. If you must highlight them, put them in boldface. (I find I must. --Mary s 06:45, 15 May 2014 (PDT)) No comma between title and number in the series, as in Wisdom from the Greater Community Volume One or Allies of Humanity Book One.

Quotation Marks

All direct quotes should be wrapped in quotation marks, to differentiate them from paraphrases or summaries.

Capitalization, punctuation and square brackets

Punctuation and capitalization should be edited as needed for clarity, so long as it does not corrupt the meaning of message. There is no need to put [S]quare brackets on a capitalization, and probably not for ellipses to prematurely end a sentence... However, please do use ellipses to remove segments from the middle of a quote. eg. "God has... spoken again."

Page titles are a special case. They are cap sensitive (except for the first letter in the title). It's more suitable to use lower case in all words when creating a page title, for the capability of making links to that page, unless the word is usually capitalized. All links to Wisdom from the Greater Community appear red, though correct, until we correct the cap error on that page.

Quote size

All quotations should be as brief as possible: two paragraphs maximum. In longer quotations, each paragraph needs a citation (in case the the two paragraphs get separated); combine the two paragraphs into one or add the ref tag to each, even when the paragraphs are consecutive.

Original writing

Please avoid all original writing for now. However, members of the Society will be writing summaries or blurbs on some pages, so please do not delete those.

Outside material

Outside material should be kept to a bare minimum, carefully sourced, directly (and helpfully) supporting a statement from the New Message, and not in violation of copyrights.

New pages

Every page should be a topic, a subject, referred to in the New Message. The clearer and more direct, the better. There are a few exceptions: the feeds page, and this one, for example.

Optimal page layout

There is not yet a standard, but the following sequence could work as a guide: Sections for a page

Headings at Level 2 (as on this page) are sufficient; no need for further sub-division in headings.


All quotations should be cited: if it's from a book, then please include book title, Chapter number and chapter name. If it's from a CD or individual Revelation, please include the title and date of the Revelation.

Ideally and ultimately, ref tags can be used to make footnotes. To do this, wrap the reference like so:

<ref>The New God (January 5, 2025)</ref>

and then make a single reference list for the page, in the References section, with:


"Which winds up looking like this"[1]

  1. The New God (January 5, 2025)

For speed and convenience, the reference can be indicated below the quotation with indentation, using four colons instead of using ref tags. For example:

::::The New God (January 5, 2025)

Then ref tags can be added in later.

Personal Testimony

Personal testimony should not live on the New Message Wiki. If it is relevant, it can be linked to or referred to on another web site.