Talk:Editing guide

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Tips and tricks

  • The authors voice is usually formal for lists and tables, but much more loose and informal for prose. Mad science articles especially have a large margin for wild moods and other fun.
  • Reference a Wikipedia page by using [[w:Wikipedia|Wikipedia page]], where "Wikipedia" is the article name in this example and "Wikipedia page" is the text to display.
  • If an article makes an assertion outside the realm of common knowledge without a citation, then please add a [citation needed] notice by using {{Cn}} at the end of the assertion.

Avoid giving medical advice

We are not trying to provide medical advice for people on this site.

Things that we do want to provide
  • Known risks involved with treatments.
  • How the relevant biochemistry and anatomy works.
  • How the treatments affect these biochemical and anatomical systems.
  • Summaries of official treatment standards.
  • Collections of hypothetical experiments that professionals could use to advance trans healthcare.
Things that we should not provide
  • Suggestions that non-professionals should try our hypothetical experiments.
  • Explicit directions for self medication.
  • Information on treatments that is not either very clearly either a hypothetical experiment or a direct quote from official treatment standard.


  • The language should be as inclusive as possible, ideally taking into account a wide range of gender identities, and intersex conditions too.
  • Try to use gender neutral language wherever possible, for example:
    • Avoid binary pronouns where they can be replaced by gender neurtral alternatives like singular they pronouns in order to include as many people as applicable.
    • Use AMAB/AFAB and potentially AXAB as the X gender marker becomes gradually available on birth certificates, when specifying the gender someone was assigned prior to transition.
    • When talking about transition methods that may only be effective for a specific sex, accurately describe the anatomy involved as assigned genders can involve various anatomical variants in the case of intersex people.
    • Use feminizing/masculinizing (rather than MTF/FTM, which assume binary genders and ignore trans people born with intersex bodies).

Official colors

  • If adding color, keep in mind that we are trying to avoid the stereotypical male=blue female=pink enby=purple trope
  • Instead we use the secondary colors: orange, green, and violet. Usually with the hex codes #ed9d53, #3ad769, and #bd6dbd respectively.
  • None are assigned to any where on the gender spectrum in particular, in order to avoid the odd concept that arbitrary colors are somehow bound to gender.


  • Put an {{Experimental}} notice at the top of the page if it covers very experimental trans health stuff. This looks like so:

Highly-Experimental Research

PLEASE DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME! This is highly experimental and incredibly dangerous stuff.
Though if you are a professional looking for some new research idea, then by all means you're welcome to use our hypothesis in a study. ❤

  • Put a {{Diy}} notice at the top of the page if it covers DIY trans health information. Facts and conjecture are fine without it, but anything that looks like a guide needs this. This looks like so:

This is not a Guide

We strive to provide non-biased, well cited, and accurate information, but this wiki is written by people who may or may not be professionals.
Therefore this is not medical advice, and any information you find here should be verified through professional sources before regarding it as fact. ❤

  • Put a {{Notes}} notice at the top of the page if it is largely incomplete and needs to be filled in more. You should also add {{Category:Notes}} to the bottom of the page so we know which pages to work on. This looks like so:

This is a note!

It contains the early rough scribblings of an article, which you could grow to a more thorough page, or simply deranged science musings!
If you are on the hunt for incomplete articles to fill in you can check the notes category for a list of all articles that have this banner.

  • If you have created a new article that has not yes been peer reviewed pleased add an {{unreviewed}} notice, you should visit our peer review article if you want to know how to get an article reviewed.

Unreviewed Article

This article hasn't yet been peer reviewed by the site's contributors, as such it may be more likely to contain mistakes and/or inaccurate information.
If you wish to learn more about this process the please visit the article on our peer review system. ❤

  • If another wiki has an article on this topic, declare {{anotherwikialsohas|URL}}. Example:

Another wiki also has an article on this topic.

  • If there's a Wikipedia page on this topic, declare {{wikialsohas|Topic}}. Example:

Wikipedia also has an article on this topic.

  • If you are creating an article on a drug, please fill in a Drugbox template to transclude, below is an example template you can find at {{Drugbox}}
Drug class: {{{class}}}
Dosage range: ROA1: low1 - high1
ROA2: low2 - high2
Brand names: Brandname1; Brandname2; Brandname3