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This page documents the Manual of Style guidelines of the GTA Wiki.
It concerns standards that all users should follow.

This article lists the Manual of Style for road articles on the GTA Wiki. We advise to use this as a guide if you wish to create or improve articles that fit this category.

Overview[]

The manual of style for road articles is relatively basic when compared to other types of articles. It advises to use a range of media, including images and audio, presented in an array of formats, including a table, infobox and navigation box. Where possible, lists are advised.

Format[]

Expand each section for a detailed overview, guide and examples of how to format the corresponding section. Section formats marked * are mandatory sections.

Lead description*

The lead description is a short paragraph of information at the very beginning of an article, typically accompanied by an infobox to the right. The lead description of any article should be no more than around 200-250 characters (excluding whitespace).

For streets and roads, the lead description should:

  • Title the name, without prefixes such as "the" or "a". Should be in bold to represent an official piece of game content.
  • Mention the type of road, with a category link to a related category such as Category:Streets. Types include:
    • Street
    • Road
    • Avenue
    • Way
    • Boulevard
    • Highway
  • Mention the game(s) it appears in.
  • Mention its location; since roads typically traverse through several districts or neighborhoods, mention only a common area or city, followed by the state.
Infobox*

Main article: Template:Infobox road

The infobox displays relevant information at the right-hand side of an article. It usually contains information that is numerical or generic.

For streets and roads, the Infobox road template is used. Please see the template's documentation for information on its use.

Description*

The description contains the main body of text. It should generally explain anything that other forms of data documentation can't (such as imagery, infoboxes and tables). Try to describe anything as much as you can, but remember to use correct spelling and grammar, punctuation, and most importantly, paragraphs. Paragraphs are important in descriptions as they break up large bodies of text, making it easier to read. Paragraphs should be used to split up text into relevant parts of information.

As with most articles, the description should be under a header "Description".

While the descriptions for roads can be varied, its generally a good idea to follow a structure:

  • Where does the road start and end? Where does it pass through?
  • What can be found on the road? Names of particular buildings and landmarks?
  • Describe the geography of the road. Hills, curves, bends, tunnels and bridges. Describe the journey.
  • What type of road is it? How does it work? Are there special junctions or intersections? How/in what direction does traffic flow?
  • Does it resemble any real-life road?


Throughout the description, any high-quality images of notable areas or features of the road may be used alongside the description. Make sure not to clog the description with images and try to make them fit best; i.e, not shift into other sections of the article.

Intersections*

A table containing a flow plan of the road and its intersections is necessary on all road articles that have more than one intersection. Cul-de-sacs or rural tracks are excluded from this requirement.

The table should have columns titled:

  • Location: Where a specific range of intersections are located with regards to district or neighborhood.
  • Type: The type of intersection. This is to include an image of the intersection type from the {{Jmark}} template.

road crossing t / blank - generic crossing
freeway exit fe - freeway entrance
freeway rest area ra - freeway rest area
road begin rb - road beginning
road end re - road end
road bridge br - road bridge
road terminus rct - road terminus
road tunnel rt - road tunnel
road crossing ri - road intersection


  • Road: The road it is intersecting with.
  • Direction: The direction(s) the road it intersects with is travelling.
  • Image(s)': High quality 16:9 image of the intersection.
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Landmarks
Businesses*
Collectibles*
Navigation*

A navigation box (navbox) is a box containing related articles, often sectioned down into categories of a relevant genre.

If possible, use a "Navigation" section with a corresponding game navigation box:

Categories*

Roads are part of the "Structures" category tree. These are sorted by game and location; the article should be added to the appropriate game and location "Structures" category, such as Category:Structures in GTA V in Los Santos.

Additionally, roads should be added to at least one appropriate road type category, such as:

These are not game or location specific.


Recommended articles[]

Feel free to use these recommended articles as an example:

Want to add more recommendations? Head to this article's talk page to make suggestions!

Last amended: 09/04/2024 by Monkeypolice188 (revision | history)

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