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The Stock Investor Support Wiki style guide aims to make the Stock Investor support Knowledge Base consistent, resulting in a knowledge base that is easy to read and contribute to. These are not rigid rules. If you feel you have good reason not to follow any of these guidelines, feel free not to follow them. Conversely, do not be surprised if your contributions are edited, to comply the style guide.
Note that this kind of signature points to a page where we would expect a presentation of who "WikiSignature" is. This is the joy of hyperlinked text.
One useful wiki-convention when "commenting" is WikiWord in someone's text to create "open links" ("?"-prefixed) when you feel some further clarification or explanation is needed -- You can in fact do this in your own text to invite comment or elaboration from others. A later reader will then (hopefully) be prompted to provide this content. This can be as a new page, or by again editing and adding to the original text (possibly removing the open link).
Horizontal rules can be used to set apart different voices, subtopics or context breaks. (The end-of-page rule is automatically added by the server.)
If you have questions about usage and style not covered here, we recommend referring to Read Me First! A Style Guide for the Computer Industry, or the Economist style guide. Failing that, use the Chicago Manual of Style.
Capitalize the following items:
Use heading 1 (h1) for the highest level headings.
United States English spelling is preferred.
If you're unsure of spelling, refer to Answers.com.
Common Latin abbreviations (etc., i.e., e.g.) may be used in parenthetical expressions and in notes. Use periods in these abbreviations.
Use English-style plurals, not the Latin- or Greek-influenced forms.
Use the serial comma. The serial (also known as "Oxford") comma is the comma that appears before "and" in a series of three or more items.