The following restrictions apply to article titles.
- You cannot edit the title of an article after it has been posted.
- You cannot post more than one article with the same title on pixiv Encyclopedia.
- If there is already an article with that title and a corresponding pixiv tag, a link to the article will be displayed on the pixiv search results page for that tag.
If you posted an article with a mistake in the title, such as a typo or missing letter, please copy the content into a new article with the correct title, and then use the "Report a problem" feature on the page for the mistitled article to request that the article be deleted.
Guidelines for article titles
- Easily recognizable
- Clearly and accurately describes the scope of the article
- Uses the same style as similar articles and follows the rules
To meet these guidelines, we recommend that you title your article as shown below.
Use official names
For example, when posting an article about pixivFANBOX, use pixivFANBOX instead of the abbreviation FANBOX. All proper names should be official names correctly spelled.
Using abbreviations increases the possibility of confusion with different topics. If you use an abbreviation in an article title, use it only for a "transfer article" that does not contain content, but rather redirects readers to the article with the official title.
(Exceptions can be made if the official name or title is very long, or an abbreviation is more well-known and would increase the number of views.)
Add disambiguation information in the title to limit the specific scope of the article
For example, "London" could refer to two different cities, "London (city in England, UK)" and "London (city in Ontario, Canada)"
Please title your articles so that the content can be clearly distinguished, e.g. "London (city in England, UK)" or "London (city in Ontario, Canada)"
If the title of an article could have multiple meanings, consider posting a "disambiguation page" article.
A disambiguation page is an article that explains the different possible meanings for one term in a single article and directs readers to the different articles about each topic. For example, an article simply titled "London" , with links directing to the articles "London (city in England, UK)" and "London (city in Ontario, Canada)".
In the case of people's names, common names can often refer to more than one person, which makes a disambiguation page especially important.
Please decide whether to include a description of the content on the disambiguation page or whether to link from the disambiguation page to a separate article based on whether each individual topic is large enough to constitute its own article.
Refer to the policies used in existing articles
There are multiple different methods for deciding what content to write in a given article, which articles to use as "transfer pages", and how to best summarize article content in an article title.
Before you post an article, please check other articles in the same genre to see how other contributors titled these articles in the past, and do your best to conform to previously established policies.
When deciding on a policy, please discuss with other editors which writing technique would make the article optimally user-friendly to readers.
* About consistency between article titles and pixiv tags
pixiv tags have a number of limitations, including not being able to use spaces or full-width alphanumeric characters or symbols.
The benefit of pixiv tags, though, is that if you make a popular pixiv tag into the title of an article, the article can easily be linked from the pixiv main site.
On the other hand, a disadvantage of using pixiv tags as titles is that if you leave out spaces in English-language titles, Google and other search engines will have difficulty searching for the article.
There is no rule requiring that article titles be exactly the same as pixiv tags.
Please do not write an article from scratch simply because the title isn't used as a tag, or contains characters that cannot be used in tags. Instead, add links to pages with relevant explanations.