Proteopedia:Page name

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Composing a good name for your Proteopedia page/article is really important, because it will uniquely identify your page and help other people to find and learn from your work. The content below is heavily based on Wikipedia's page on Article titles [1][2]. The name of the page also positions your page in dedicated areas and defines who may read and write on your page [3]

Characteristics of a good Proteopedia article title

A good Proteopedia article title is:

  • Unique - There can't be two Proteopedia pages with the same exact name.
  • Recognizable – The title is a name or description of the subject that someone familiar with, although not necessarily an expert in, the subject area will recognize.
  • Natural – The title is one that readers are likely to look or search for and that editors would naturally use to link to the article from other articles. Such a title usually conveys what the subject is actually called in English.
  • Precise – The title unambiguously identifies the article's subject and distinguishes it from other subjects.
  • Concise – The title is no longer than necessary to identify the article's subject and distinguish it from other subjects.
  • Consistent – The title is consistent with the pattern of similar articles' titles.

Technical restrictions and limitations

There are a few restrictions to consider when composing a title:

  • Titles cannot begin with a lowercase letter. In practice, MediaWiki software behind Proteopedia will convert the first letter of any title into uppercase.
  • Titles cannot contain certain restricted characters. Due to clashes with wiki markup and HTML syntax, the following characters are not allowed to be part of page titles: # < > [ ] { } | ? & ;


  1. Wikipedia:Article titles
  2. Wikipedia:Naming conventions
  3. Proteopedia:Namespaces

Proteopedia Page Contributors and Editors (what is this?)

Jaime Prilusky, Karsten Theis

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