New Normal Fan Wiki:Manual

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The Manual is intended to be a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the official policies and guidance of the New Normal Fan Wiki. All editors are expected to be familiar with and up to date with its contents.

Licensing[edit source | hide | hide all]

As noted in the footer, all contributions are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) license unless otherwise noted. Please read and understand the text of the license before contributing.

Style[edit source | hide]

Language[edit source | hide]

All articles MUST be written in English. Spelling SHOULD follow American English conventions. Japanese is permitted when quoting source material and when writing proper names in infoboxes and other introductory sections.

Translation[edit source | hide]

Names SHOULD be translated as per fan consensus until such time as an official English translation is available. At such a time names MUST be updated to reflect the official English translation.

Personal names SHOULD be ordered in western order (Given name first, family name second). Note that when a name is simply romanized it should be written in its original order (typically family name first, given name second).

Romanization[edit source | hide]

Romanization is the process by which a language is systematically written using the Roman/Latin script. Japanese names MUST be romanized using Modified Hepburn Romanization.

Register[edit source | hide]

Articles MUST be written in a neutral, academic, objective register. Reasonable inference is permitted but subjective opinions by contributors are not. The subjective opinion of characters with regards to other characters is of course permitted.

Images[edit source | hide]

Copyright[edit source | hide]

Images from source material are copyrighted by the author and/or publisher. Their use in this wiki is subject to principles of fair use. As such:

  • Images MUST be scaled down (while maintaining their original aspect ratio) such that neither dimension exceeds 512 pixels; and
  • Text in speech balloons and captions are removed.

Conventions[edit source | hide]

  • Volume covers MUST be named NewNormal-vol[N]-cover.png, such that [N] is the zero-padded two-digit volume number.
  • Chapter covers MUST be named NewNormal-ch[N]-cover.png, such that [N] is the zero-padded three-digit chapter number.
  • Inner pages MUST be named NewNormal-ch[ChN]-pg[PgN].png, such that [ChN] is the zero-padded three-digital chapter number and [PgN] is the zero-padded two-digit absolute page number of the page. The page number is absolute in the sense of being the strict page number including covers and other non-content page. For example, the first content page is usually page 3.
  • Character portraits MUST be named [Given][Family]-portrait-[style].png, such that [Given] is the character's given name starting with a leading capital, [Family] is the character's family name starting with a leading capital, and [style] is either masked or unmasked to indicate whether or not they are wearing their mask in the image. In addition character portraits MUST be square cropped (their aspect ratio is 1:1/their width and height are the same length).

Fan Works[edit source | hide]

Fan works are not permitted, except for extremely limited demonstrative or design purposes.

Spoilers[edit source | hide]

The purpose of this wiki is to be an encyclopedia of the New Normal manga and any related works. As such it would impractical to completely shield users from spoilers. However, the following should be taken into account.

Definition[edit source | hide]

For the purposes of this wiki a spoiler is defined as:

  1. Any information about the New Normal manga and any related works that comes from unpublished sources; or
  2. Any plot element in any other fictional work regardless of publication status or age.

Any information is as broadly defined as possible, no matter how seemingly mundane or unimportant. For example, the mere fact that a character wears a t-shirt is considered to be a spoiler if that information comes from an unpublished source. In fact, the mere fact that a character exists is considered to be a spoiler if that information comes from an unpublished source. The veracity (truthfulness) of a piece of information is also irrelevant in determining whether or not it is a spoiler if it is presented as coming from an unpublished source.

Unpublished is also as broadly defined as possible. A source is considered to be published if:

  1. The author or publisher intend the material to be generally available; and
  2. It is presently past the time at which the author or publisher intended the material to become generally available; and
  3. The material is in and of itself complete and not an excerpt or description of a larger forthcoming work.

A source is therefore considered to be unpublished if it does not meet the criteria to be considered published.

Beyond the obvious, the following would therefore be considered spoilers: leaked chapters (even if authentic and complete), preview images, interviews about upublished chapters, et cetera. However, the following would not be considered spoilers: the death of a character on the last page of a chapter immediately after it is published or the author clarifying something that occurred in a published chapter.

In regards to other fictional works, a plot element is defined as:

  1. Any action or event occurring within the story.

Therefore, the fact that a character named Goku exists in Dragon Ball is not considered a spoiler, however any action taken by or against said character is considered a spoiler.

Policy[edit source | hide]

  1. Spoilers MUST NOT appear on any page except user talk pages and user subpages (a user's main page is not considered a subpage).
  2. Users MUST NOT add spoilers to pages belonging to other users.
  3. Spoilers SHOULD be enclosed in a spoiler tag and indicate what they are spoiling, like: {{#spoiler:show=Dragon Ball|Goku is the main character.}} which produces the following:

Guidelines[edit source | hide]

  1. Editors SHOULD refrain from including significant plot details on the main page or in the introductory sections of articles.
  2. Editors SHOULD refrain from including significant plot details in infoboxes for at least one week after publication.

Canon[edit source | hide]

Canon describes the set of elements, events, details, et cetera that are considered to be authentic, generally, or to have occurred, specifically, within the fictional universe of a story.

Definition[edit source | hide]

For the purposes of this wiki something is considered canon if:

  1. It appears within officially published material; and
  2. It is not later contradicted by officially published material and/or official statements; or
  3. It can be trivially inferred by a reasonable person.

To clarify the last point, consider a manga in which a character is repeatedly shown entering a convenience store, staying there for a few hours, and then leaving. It can therefore be reasonably inferred that the character works at a convenience store, even if it is not explicitly stated anywhere in the story. The fact that the character works at a convenience store should then be considered canon until it is otherwise contradicted. Moreover, if the character is also shown going to school it can be reasonably inferred that the character works part-time since a reasonable person would assume a student at a convenience store would be not a full-time employee.

Multiple Works[edit source | hide]

In case there are multiple works beyond the New Normal manga itself, it should be generally assumed that other works within the same medium share canon (e.g. a spin-off manga) and other works within a different medium do not share canon (e.g. an anime). This general assumption would be countermanded by official statements to the opposite effect. In case of contradiction between works in the same medium, the later work is considered canonical unless the contradiction can be reasonably assumed to be the result of error.

Policy[edit source | hide]

  1. Articles SHOULD only reference canonical material.
  2. Articles MAY note information that was formerly considered canonical but later contradicted.