Biblical Survey (literal-normal)/Editing Guidelines
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This page contains editing policies and guidelines for the Department of Biblical Overview.
- All inter-wiki links must conform to a specific format, as seen below. This format allows content to be seamlessly moved from one Wikimedia project to another (for instance Wikibooks), in case such a move is ever desired
- Format: [[MetaWikipedia:(wiki name):(article name)|(link text)]]
- Example: [[w:awesome|awesome stuff]] yields awesome stuff
- A number of page templates have been created to standardize the look and feel of the center. Please use them if you plan to create any new pages.
- While all translations of the Bible may be used, particularly in resolving differences of interpretation or translation, there is a preference for BibleGateway's New King James version of the Bible here. Unless you have a reason not to, try to use BibleGateway's version of that translation for the sake of consistency throughout the department. To obtain a link to the passage, go to BibleGateway.com and search for the passage under "New King James Version". Then use the URL from your browser's address bar as the link URL.
- All interpretation of scripture should be approached from a literal-normal perspective; any content that opposes this practice is outside the scope of the center, and a candidate for revision. Now because literal-normal interpretation can at times be a subjective effort, there is some wiggle room here. If a question concerning the litero-normalcy of a page/section remains unresolved, present to the reader all alternate (literal-normal) interpretations, and backing for each of them.
- A course may (or may not) have a single editor responsible for the majority of its content. If it does, you may consider running any major edits/contributions by him/her, as a matter of etiquette.
- If you consider yourself a major contributor to a study, place your username under the "Major Contributors" section of the study page. A "major contribution" might be a lesson's worth of material, or a long-standing commitment to maintaining a study, etc. Use your best judgement.