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:SUB:Name Order
<p>
- In most English speaking countries, names are given in a "given name, family name" order.
- This is called "Western Order".
- In English, you call someone using their given name if you know them well, otherwise use their title and family name.
+ In most English speaking countries, names are given in a "given name, family
+ name" order. This is called "Western Order". In English, you call someone
+ using their given name if you know them well, otherwise use their title and
+ family name.
<br />
- In Japanese (and some other languages too), names are given in "family name, given name" order.
- We call this "Japanese Order".
- In Japanese you can call someone using either name with an appropriate suffix.
+ In Japanese (and some other languages too), names are given in "family name,
+ given name" order. We call this "Japanese Order". In Japanese you can call
+ someone using either name with an appropriate suffix.
<br />
- To aid English speakers, some resources (e.g. wikipedia) use Japanese names in Western order.
- Here on vndb.org, we prefer to use the order that the original game used.
+ To aid English speakers, some resources (e.g. wikipedia) use Japanese names in
+ Western order. Here on vndb.org, we prefer to use the order that the original
+ game used.
<br />
- That is, if it was originally a Japanese game with Japanese character names, use Japanese order.
+ That is, if it was originally a Japanese game with Japanese character names,
+ use Japanese order.
<br />
- If the game is originally English, or a character has a completely foreign name (Mary Smith), use Western order.
+ If the game is originally English, or a character has a completely foreign
+ name (Mary Smith), use Western order.
</p>
:SUB:Edit Summaries
<p>
- Every edit to any page has an optional "Edit summary" box.
- <br />
- This allows you to explain yourself on what your edit is about without cluttering the main page.
- <br />
- You can say why you've modified the categories, changed a link, or show where you obtained some information (so that other contributors can verify it).
- <br />
- Perhaps you want to add a visual novel to the database but are unable to find more information for it.
- If you say so here, another contributor is bound to finish it off.
+ Every edit to any page has an optional "Edit summary" box, this allows you to
+ explain yourself on what your edit is about without cluttering the main page.
+ You can say why you've modified the description, changed a link, or show where
+ you obtained some information (so that other contributors can verify it).
+ Perhaps you want to add a visual novel to the database but are unable to find
+ more information for it. If you say so here, another contributor is bound to
+ finish it off.
</p>