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The Manual of Style (often abbreviated as MoS or MOS) is a style manual for all Cities XXL Wiki articles. This is its main page, covering certain topics (such as punctuation) in full and summarizing the key points of others. The detail pages cross-referenced in various sections, and also linked via this page's menu and listed at Cities XXL Wiki:Manual of Style/Contents, provide more specific guidance on some topics. In case of discrepancy, Template:Em over its detail pages and the Simplified Manual of Style.Template:Efn

Template:Anchor The Manual of Style documents Cities XXL Wiki's house style. Its goal is to make using Cities XXL Wiki easier and more intuitive by promoting clarity and cohesion, while helping editors write articles with consistent and precise language, layout, and formatting. Plain English works best; avoid ambiguity, jargon, and vague or unnecessarily complex wording.

Template:Anchor Style and formatting should be consistent within an article, though not necessarily throughout Cities XXL Wiki. Where more than one style is acceptable, editors should not change an article from one of those styles to another without a good reason. Edit warring over optional styles is unacceptable.Template:AnchorIf discussion cannot determine which style to use in an article, defer to the style used by the first major contributor. If a style or similar debate becomes intractable, see if a rewrite can make the issue moot.

Discuss style issues on the MoS talk page. Some of the past discussions that led to decisions on aspects of style guidance are recorded at the MoS register.

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