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  • [b]Copy editing[/b] (also [b]copy-editing[/b] or [b]copyediting[/b], sometimes abbreviated [b]ce[/b]) is the process of reviewing and correcting written material to improve accuracy, readability, and fitness for its purpose, and to ensure that it is free of error, omission, inconsistency, and repetition.

    Discovering that pages need basic copyediting may surprise new visitors to the Lexicon, but this is an "encyclopedia that anyone can edit". Articles need simple improvements that you can make without being an expert in the subject. Copyediting involves the "five Cs": making the article clear, correct, concise, comprehensible, and consistent. The following is a guide for new copyeditors.
  • [b]Be bold[/b] can be explained in three words: "Go for it". We encourage users to [b]be bold when updating the lexicon.[/b] [url='https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki']Wikis[/url] like ours develop faster when everybody helps to fix problems, correct grammar, add facts, make sure wording is accurate, etc.. We would like [i]everyone[/i] to be bold and help make the Lexicon a better encyclopedia. How many times have you read something and thought - [i]Why aren't these pages [lexicon=Lexicon:Copy Edit]copy edited[/lexicon]?[/i] We not only allow you to add, revise, and edit articles: we [i]want[/i] you to do it. This does require a certain amount of politeness, but it works. You'll see. Of course, others here will edit what you write. Don't take it personally! They, like all of us, just wish to make the Lexicon as good an encyclopedia as it can possibly be. Also, when you see a conflict in a talk page, don't just be a "mute spectator": be bold and drop your opinion!

    [b]Don't be upset if your bold edits get reverted.[/b] The early advocate of trial and error followed by observation to gain knowledge, Francis Bacon, said "For if absurdity be the subject of laughter, doubt you but not great boldness is seldom without absurdity."[sup][size=8][1] [/size][/sup]Instead of getting upset, read [lexicon]Lexicon:Assume good faith[/lexicon] and [Lexicon]Lexicon:Civility[/lexicon], and be bold again, but after a revision of a bold edit, you might want to be bold in an edit on the talk pages so as not to start an edit war. Think about it this way: if you don't find one of your edits being reverted now and then, perhaps you're not being bold enough.
  • [b]Lexicon:Griefing[/b] redirects here.

    [b]Vandalism ([/b][b]Griefing[/b]) has a very specific meaning: editing (or other behavior) [u][i]deliberately[/i][/u] intended to obstruct or defeat the integrity of the Wiki. The wanton removal of encyclopedic content, or the changing of such content beyond all recognition is a deliberate attempt to damage the Lexicon. There, of course, exist more juvenile forms of vandalism, such as adding irrelevant obscenities or crude humor to a page, illegitimately blanking pages, and inserting obvious nonsense into a page. Abusive creation or usage of user accounts and IP addresses may also constitute vandalism.

    [b]Vandalism is prohibited.[/b] However, even if misguided, willfully against consensus, or disruptive, any good-faith effort to improve the encyclopedia is[i] not[/i] vandalism. For example, edit warring over how exactly to present encyclopedic content is not vandalism. Careful consideration may be required to differentiate between edits that are beneficial, edits that are detrimental but well-intentioned, and edits that are vandalism. Mislabeling good-faith edits as vandalism can be considered harmful.
  • This is the abstract. It acts as a header when viewing the article and is what shows up when you mouse over a link to this article. You should provide a brief summary of the information here so that, at a glance, a user who has not read the article before will have an understanding of the topic. Keep in mind, you have a 2000 character limit. If you get an error saying it must be "under 0 characters", it means 2000. I'll fix that here eventually.....

    If this article was on a particular race, providing a general description of the race, like the example below, will inform the user about the race and then allow them to access more information in the description below.

    A cyclops is a hairless, one-eyed being that typically resides in the dungeons beneath Windsor Castle. These vile creatures have thick, leathery skin and often wield large clubs. Their stature, at over seven feet tall for males and over six and a half for females, combined with the single eye that takes up most of their face, makes these creatures an imposing adversary. While not as intelligent as the common Orc, they have the brawn to make up for it, and can easily beat their green-skinned brethren in any physical match.