Censorpedia:Naming Conventions

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Articles and their titles are conceptually anchored, whenever possible, to the censored material. The following critera should be used for choosing an article title:

The title of the work

  • For most cases, the page should be named after the title of the censored work
  • If the work is particularly obscure (having few or no significant hits on Google) and has a short and non-descript name, append "(medium)" to the title (without quotes) where medium indicates if the work is a book, film, TV show, etc
  • All instances of censorship of a work should be listed on that work's article page.
  • Add {{DISPLAYTITLE:<span style="font-style: italic;">Title Of Article</span>}} in the Free Text box box of the Censorship incident Form when the title should appear in italics, in accordance with commonly accepted manuals of style
  • If an entire show was banned, or more than one work from the show or exhibit, use the title of the exhibit. If only a single work was rejected, use the title of the work
  • If a work doesn't have a title (or the title is impossible to find), and was not part of an exhibit with a title, use the name of the artist
    • If a work has no title, was not part of an entitled exhibit, and had many creators –such as with a community mural– make a title out of the location and medium (e.g. "West Side High School Mural (Plainesville, OH)")

Special Cases

  • The title of a legislative bill passed to censor or otherwise restrict speech, appending (legislation, Country, State, City) where applicable
    • Court case titles receive italics, legislation does not
  • The title of a literary or artistic movement, where a pattern of censorship of works is apparent. Individual works within the movement should be listed in the article
  • A page about a creator who has been subjected to repeated censorship should be named after the creator
    • Each of the creator's works should have a separate page, linked to from the creator page
    • The creator should have both a page and a category, with each work tagged to that category