Sidebars are created by inserting the following BBCode into your article:
[float=right][div=side]your content here[/div][/float]
Insert the sidebar's content where it says "your content here". Continue with the body of your article immediately after the closing float tag.
The following information should be included in a sidebar along the right side of the article, if it is available or applicable. If it is not, please leave the entire segment out.
Birth, Death, & Age
List the date of birth and the date of death for the person, if known. If the person is deceased, list their age at the time they died. Do not list the age of a person still alive, as that information will need constant yearly maintenance.
For D'ni individuals and their descendants, list their birth and death dates in D'ni Time, linking to the month and year of their birth and death in the Distributed Timeline. If the person is human, list their birth and death dates on the Gregorian calendar ("surface time"), again linking to the year and month of their birth and death on the Distributed Timeline, if known.
Include a single representative image of the character from an official source. If more than one actor has portrayed the character, indicate which actor and game the image is taken from below the image. If the character has changed significantly between games, you may include an image from each for comparison purposes. If you do this, be sure to label which game each image is from.
If the person belongs solely to a single race, just use the name of the race, and optionally, link to the article detailing that race. If the person is mixed-race, indicate the proportion of each race. For example, Gehn's race is listed as "1/2 Human, 1/2 D'ni".
List the person's known lineage, from grandparents to grandchildren. Be sure to link to each person you list, and list each generation on its own line.
List any sources where the person has "screen time" (e.g. they appear directly in the source) using the source's full name, separating sources with commas.
List any source where the person is mentioned. Fir example, Gehn is mentioned in Yeesha's journal (though not by name) in Myst V: End of Ages, so that source would be listed in the References section of his sidebar.
Link to any journals or notes the person has written in the games, each on their own line.
Link to any major monologues that the person has given in the games, again with each on its own line.
List any actor who has portrayed the character, either in voice only or in person, being sure to attribute which source they portrayed the person in.
Article Content & Sections
There are no hard rules for how to break up a person-oriented article. Generally, there is no need to do this in the first place as most people do not have a lot of detailed information about them available for archiving. References should be split into their own section, as with any other article, being sure to use the Citation Guidelines for each reference cited.
Any person's article should contain at least a brief summary of their life, their personality, and their relationships with other people. Care should be taken to write these articles as objectively as possible. There are some very serious villains in the Myst universe, but even they deserve a fair and even-handed summary of their lives. The value of their actions should be left for the reader to judge, not the author.
As an example, "Veovis was a very bad person who killed millions of D'ni for personal revenge" is not an objective description of the character, while "Veovis was a D'ni aristocrat and politician who brought about the Fall of D'ni by working with A'Gaeris to release a poison gas into the Cavern and Ages" is more even-handed, without glossing over the severity of the actions he took (note that these one-sentence summaries are for illustrative purposes only; a more thorough examination of Veovis and his actions would not only be warranted, but strongly advised).