Burnout Wiki:Contributor guide

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Basic guidelines for the creation and editing of articles are listed below.

General[edit source]

  • All content must be related to Burnout.
  • Pages should be as objective, clear, and unbiased as possible.
  • Sources should be referenced whenever possible.
    • In the instance original research is conducted and the games themselves are the source, the aspect of the game that was used should be mentioned.

Example content[edit source]

In regards to objectivity and sources, sentences should be structured following these guidelines. For example, take the following sentence:

The Rai-Jin Turbo is the fastest car in Burnout Paradise.

This may be true, but it is also ambiguous and potentially subjective. A more appropriate sentence for the wiki would be:

At 201 MPH, the Rai-Jin Turbo has the highest top speed attribute of any vehicle in Burnout Paradise.

Here the user is informed of the source (the vehicle's attributes), the specific field being referenced (MaxSpeed), and the value (201). All of these things help to create a clearer understanding of what is meant by the text and where the information came from.

Format documentation[edit source]

See the format documentation guide for details on how to document technical information on assets.

Style[edit source]

  • File extensions for file names from all Burnout games before Paradise should be written in uppercase, as the original casing is inconsistent, both between platforms and between files on the same platform.
    • In cases where the file name contains a parameter, such as EXPORT/VALUEDB/VEHICLEPHYSICS/%s.CFG, leave the parameter string - in this case, %s - with its original capitalisation.
  • When adding a new build to the prototype documentation article, be sure to use the ISO 8601 (YYYY-MM-DD) standard for the build's compilation date.

Game names[edit source]

The following names should be used for each game:

  • Burnout
  • Burnout 2
  • Burnout 3
  • Legends
  • Revenge
  • Dominator
  • Paradise
  • Crash

Copyrighted content[edit source]

Do not upload or link game ISOs or archives, even if they have been modified.

Prerelease/development documentation[edit source]

Content along the lines of prerelease footage and screenshots for documenting game content over the game's development should be included separately in a subpage.