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In order to create a tidy, unified feeling across this Wikipedia, it is necessary to have some standard stylistic and formatting practices.
 
*Use good grammar! Be careful to make sure you are using the appropriate case, the appropriate tense, etc., and that you are actually represented these cases and tenses properly. Poor grammar is confusing, misleading to a learner, and difficult to read. Also, do not just assume that a particular grammatical structure existed in Old English just because it does in Modern English or another related language.
 
*Don't just assume that a cognate word has the same or a similar meaning in Old English as it does in another language - look it up in credible dictionaries and/or historical source texts.
 
*Sources are good. They help verify information in an article.
 
*All neologisms should be documented on an article's talk page using [[template:wordgetæl|this template]], and ideally also [[Wikipedia:Full getæl nīwra worda|here]] to make it easier for other people to find and understand. When documenting neologism, give appropriate grammatical information (to see how, look at the template). Also, we explicitly mark palatalization in neologism lists, to make the words easier to read for beginners.
 
*Need a neologism? Check to see if there is one already in use before you create another one. All neologisms should be documented on the talk pages of the articles they are used in (giving their Modern English translations with them), so if you use "advanced search", mark "talk pages", and search for the Modern English equivalent, you should be able to find an already exisiting neologism, if there is one. Also, see this page: [[Wikipedia:Full getæl nīwra worda]], which is not necessarily absolutely comprehensive. If those two methods fail, also check obvious articles such a neologism might be used on (for example, for "solar system", you could look on one of the articles for the planets). If you still can't find one, you might then need to make one, but make sure you document it in the talk page! Also, it is best to use historically precedented methods for word formation to create new words - otherwise the words will be less likely to be understood well, and will look out of place.
 
*Names for pieces of software or a website should not be translated (for example, [[Ubuntu]] and [[Windows 8]] instead of "Menniscness" and "8. Ēagduru"), unless that is the usual or a common practice in the case of that specific piece of software (for example, [[Wikipǣdia]]). A literal translation for the name of software may be given within the article (for example, see [[World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King]].