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Editorial Guidelines (Night of the Living Alternate History Map Game)

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This page lists tips and guidelines on how to make a successful Night of the Living Alternate History article. Because of the vast universe that NotLAH takes place in, it is important to maintain continuity and article quality by using a simple editorial guidelines system.


Once an article is approved by the community, it is noted as canon. All pages that have no major continuity issues are automatically elevated to this status.

Canon means that the article in question is plausible, logical, and an accepted part of the NotLAH lore. It is deemed appropriate, and fits nicely into the NotLAH universe. Once an article is canon, proposals must follow its already established lore, not the other way around.

For further understanding of the idea of canon, proposals, and probability read QSS and QAA.


This NotLAH page is a Proposal.

It has not been ratified and is therefore not yet a part of the NotLAH Timeline. You are welcome to correct errors and/or comment at the Talk Page. If you add this label to an article, please do not forget to make mention of it on the main discussion page for the Timeline.

When you have created a new article and are unsure if it needs to be fixed in any way, or you see an article that is against canon or implausible, it should be tagged as a proposal. This is done by adding {{NotLAHproposal}} to the top of the page. This adds the article to Category:Proposals (Night of the Living Alternate History Map Game). It is also helpful to add a note about your new page to the bottom of Talk:Night of the Living Alternate History (Map Game)#Current Article Proposals.

Tagging the page as a proposal indicates that the page is not yet accepted as canon, and may need some reworking. By tagging it more members of the community will be notified and will be able to work with the original author to make sure it fits inside the established canon. Usually some details will be discussed and debated to find the most plausible option. Once the page has been fixed, if there are no objections after twenty-four hours, Mscoree or another moderator will remove the proposal tag, signifying that it is now canon.

Remember, all new ideas go through this process. Don't feel alarmed if some of the details in your article need to be reworked. The community members are trying to help you, so that the universe as a whole, can be expanded.

Important note: the fact that a page or idea has been accepted as canon does not mean that it is finished or complete. All of NotLAH's pages are undergoing constant updates and expansion. The graduation process simply means that the essentials of the idea are part of the timeline's canon.

Other Conventions

Tolkien Method

The Tolkien Method, named for J. R. R. Tolkien, writer of the Lord of the Rings, is a naming convention for fantasy creatures and species. When referring specifically to the species caused by the infection, or the species as a group, the word "zombie" should be capitalized. When referring to 'a zombie', just like 'a human', it should be lower case. For simplicity this method should be used throughout all NotLAH articles. Capitalizing should be used sparingly.


  • The zombie's was shot.
  • The infection of the Zombie is always fatal

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