Conservapedia:Editing article and talk pages

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The Conservapedia Manual of Style contains standardized information regarding how to edit pages on Conservapedia. This helps keep a consistent tone in most articles.

Creation of a new article

At Conservapedia it is easy to create a new article as can be seen by our resource: How to create a new article.

When you create a new article, please do one or both of the following so people can find your article:

  • Link your article from one or more other articles as appropriate.
  • Put one or more Category tags at the bottom of your article, preferably for a category that already exists.


It is recommended that science topics be described in terms a 9-year-old child could understand.[1]

Date style

  • The style "July 4, 1776" is preferred.
  • If the day of the week is involved, e.g., "Sunday, December 7, 1941", the comma after the day of the week is optional ("Sunday December 7, 1941" is allowed).
  • US Military style is tolerated in context: "4 July 1776".
  • If it is necessary for clarity to show the era of the year, Always use BC and AD (as opposed to BCE and CE). See Anno Domini for a full discussion.


Use correct spelling as often as possible. Some browsers can be equipped with a in-browser spell checker. If you have one of the following browsers, please download the spell checker at the link provided:

  • Internet Explorer - download at iespell
  • Opera - download at GNU Aspell
  • Mozilla Firefox - download at Spellbound or update to the latest version of Firefox, which has a built-in spelling checker.


  • American English spellings are preferred but Commonwealth spellings, for de novo or otherwise well-maintained articles are welcome, and edit wars over the subject are seriously discouraged. The context of the article should help resolve edit wars; an article about Britain would use Commonwealth spelling, while an article about the United States would use American English.

Citing Sources and Using Footnotes

Always cite and give credit to your sources, even if in the public domain. Please do not cite wikis as sources, except when specifically talking about that wiki.

Please also see: Conservapedia: footnotes - technical help

Discussion page

Conservapedia: Discussion page - technical help

Other Topics

Conservapedia:Manual of Style/Politicians