Halo Alpha
Halo Alpha

This page is an official Halo Alpha information page.

This page lists wiki-wide projects that are currently in progress or ongoing. Projects are coordinated undertakings that are done with the aim to improve the state of the wiki. Some projects may involve the creation of entirely new articles, while others may simply require improving existing ones. Projects can concern any area of the wiki, such as the mainspace articles, files, categories, templates, forums or even the CSS, JS or HTML code of the wiki. The Manual of Style still applies across all wiki projects, so it is recommended that users become acquainted with it prior to working on a project.

Those wishing to start a new project should pitch it to an administrator, who will be able to guide them through the process of setting it up.

Project Rebirth (In Progress)[]

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Project Rebirth is a coordinated effort to revamp Halo Alpha, in order to not only get it up-to-date with all existing Halo media, but also to establish a more consistent layout, style and naming scheme for articles, files, categories and templates, with the aim of making it easier to maintain the wiki. The project concerns all corners of the wiki besides the forums, and does not have a specific target namespace - only general aims for the entire wiki. Rebirth does not have any target end date; it will finish when its aims are met.

Currently, Rebirth phases two, three and four are underway. More information on the project and its aims can be found on the announcement blog, here.

Project MOS (Ongoing)[]

Main article: Halo Alpha:Manual of Style

This Manual of Style for Halo Alpha is a guide for editors on how to properly format Halo Alpha articles and an effort to overcome these problems by providing an itemized list of examples of the right way to write articles. In the interests of keeping the articles as clean, concise and professional as possible, all wiki contributors should strive for consistency of content. That is, articles of a similar type should follow a similar layout in order to be consistent.

As any experienced editor can tell you, some things can be written dozens of different (and, arguably, correct) ways. Inevitably, everyone has a different opinion on which way is best. Without some kind of established policy on these issues, wiki articles quickly become untidy and inconsistent as each contributor chooses to do things their way, and this may also give rise to arguments between contributors about which way is best.