This page is kept for historical reference only. All the points included here are covered in our Manual of Style.
Our Manual of Style is a collection of rules of thumb and guidelines for giving Wikitravel a consistent look and feel. It works well. It's hard to make rules for how to document the entire planet, so the global manual of style leaves considerable room for the judgement of the author.
This Manual of Style for the US adds a few additional rules to improve the consistency of our style when documenting places in the United States. Under no circumstances does this guideline override the Manual of Style.