Guidelines


Change History of Wiki:Guidelines



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Wiki Article Guidelines


All articles on the DSGHQ Wiki must follow DSGHQ's requirements and structure.

General guidelines

  • Think of the purpose of the article before writing.
  • Plan the article, don't write it at once
  • Write in benefit of the community, not to benefit individual members
  • Write in third-person (don't use I, we, us, instead, use he, they, them, etc)
  • Write from a neutral perspective
  • Write clearly and cohesively
  • Follow DSGHQ's rules and community values

Structure



Headings

All articles need to be organised to have main headings. Every main heading needs to be surrounded in
[head][/head]
quotes.

Subheadings

Sub headings are very important to separate information within a main heading. This will also build the contents to refer your readers to their desired interest.

Just like headings, sub headings are surrounded in
[sub][/sub]
quotes.

Grammar


Correct grammar in an article is vital for text comprehension. Using spelling correction on a browser to correct any mistakes and researching words is very helpful when writing an article.

Punctuation


Correct usage of punctuation is also an important part of Wiki writing.

Know where commas ',' are most useful and where ';' semi-colons are not appropriate. Correct quantities of full-stops (.) and sentence lengths are important for the flow of an article.

For example, the usage of the comma in this quote:

Incorrect
In, my life I always have loved to cook.

Correct
In my life, I always have loved to cook.

Also, when mentioning a side-topic in the same sentence, make use of commas. For example, this correction:

Incorrect
Archie an intelligent business man sold his car.

Correct
Archie, an intelligent business man, sold his car.

Another mistake is unusual sentence lengths. These sentences below could be joined together, for example:

Incorrect
She loves puffles. Apart from black ones!

Correct
She loves puffles, apart from black ones!

Another mistake is not including spacing around commas when listing keywords

Incorrect
My favorite countries are Spain,Italy,Germany, France.

Correct
My favorite countries are Spain, Italy, Germany and France.

A big issue is capitalization. Capital letters are only used on words that describe the names of people, places, at the beginning of sentences, titles of work and abbreviations. If the writer is unsure about the capitalization of a word, research the word.

Correction of capitalization:

Incorrect
I Login to dsghq Forums every Day.

Correct
I login to DSGHQ Forums every day.

If there are persistent mistakes in an article, editors will clean them up. Not all mistakes are seen by editors. If an article does not follow the guidelines correctly, it risks being removed.
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REASON FOR EDITS
No reason given

PROPERTIES VAR DUMP
array(4) { ["title"]=> string(10) "Guidelines" ["writeProtected"]=> string(1) "1" ["type"]=> string(7) "regular" ["info"]=> array(0) { } }


Wiki Article Guidelines


All articles on the DSGHQ Wiki must follow DSGHQ's requirements and structure.

General guidelines

  • Think of the purpose of the article before writing.
  • Plan the article, don't write it at once
  • Write in benefit of the community, not to benefit individual members
  • Write in third-person (don't use I, we, us, instead, use he, they, them, etc)
  • Write from a neutral perspective
  • Write clearly and cohesively
  • Follow DSGHQ's rules and community values

Structure



Headings

All articles need to be organised to have main headings. Every main heading needs to be surrounded in
[head][/head]
quotes.

For example, this will create a heading that says 'about'.
[head]About[/head]

Subheadings

Sub headings are very important to separate information within a main heading. This will also build the contents to refer your readers to their desired interest.

Just like headings, sub headings are surrounded in
[sub][/sub]
quotes.

For example, this will create a sub heading that says 'Personality'
[head]Personality[/head]

Grammar


Correct grammar in an article is vital for text comprehension. Using spelling correction on a browser to correct any mistakes and researching words is very helpful when writing an article.

Punctuation


Correct usage of punctuation is also an important part of Wiki writing.

Know where commas ',' are most useful and where ';' semi-colons are not appropriate. Correct quantities of full-stops (.) and sentence lengths are important for the flow of an article.

For example, the usage of the comma in this quote:

Incorrect
In, my life I always have loved to cook.

Correct
In my life, I always have loved to cook.

Also, when mentioning a side-topic in the same sentence, make use of commas. For example, this correction:

Incorrect
Archie an intelligent business man sold his car.

Correct
Archie, an intelligent business man, sold his car.

Another mistake is unusual sentence lengths. These sentences below could be joined together, for example:

Incorrect
She loves puffles. Apart from black ones!

Correct
She loves puffles, apart from black ones!

Another mistake is not including spacing around commas when listing keywords

Incorrect
My favorite countries are Spain,Italy,Germany, France.

Correct
My favorite countries are Spain, Italy, Germany and France.

A big issue is capitalization. Capital letters are only used on words that describe the names of people, places, at the beginning of sentences, titles of work and abbreviations. If the writer is unsure about the capitalization of a word, research the word.

Correction of capitalization:

Incorrect
I Login to dsghq Forums every Day.

Correct
I login to DSGHQ Forums every day.

If there are persistent mistakes in an article, editors will clean them up. Not all mistakes are seen by editors. If an article does not follow the guidelines correctly, it risks being removed.
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REASON FOR EDITS
No reason given

PROPERTIES VAR DUMP
array(4) { ["title"]=> string(10) "Guidelines" ["writeProtected"]=> string(1) "1" ["type"]=> string(7) "regular" ["info"]=> array(0) { } }


Wiki Article Guidelines


All articles on the DSGHQ Wiki must follow DSGHQ's requirements and structure.

General guidelines

  • Think of the purpose of the article before writing.
  • Plan the article, don't write it at once
  • Write in benefit of the community, not to benefit individual members
  • Write in third-person (don't use I, we, us, instead, use he, they, them, etc)
  • Write from a neutral perspective
  • Write clearly and cohesively
  • Follow DSGHQ's rules and community values

Structure



Headings

All articles need to be organised to have main headings. Every main heading needs to be surrounded in
[head][/head]
quotes.

For example, this will create a heading that says 'about'.



Sub Headings

Sub headings are very important to separate information within a main heading. This will also build the contents to refer your readers to their desired interest.

Just like headings, sub headings are surrounded in
[sub][/sub]
quotes.

For example, this will create a sub heading that says 'Personality'
[head]Personality[/head]

Grammar


Correct grammar in an article is vital for text comprehension. Using spelling correction on a browser to correct any mistakes and researching words is very helpful when writing an article.

Punctuation


Correct usage of punctuation is also an important part of Wiki writing.

Know where commas ',' are most useful and where ';' semi-colons are not appropriate. Correct quantities of full-stops (.) and sentence lengths are important for the flow of an article.

For example, the usage of the comma in this quote:

Incorrect
In, my life I always have loved to cook.

Correct
In my life, I always have loved to cook.

Also, when mentioning a side-topic in the same sentence, make use of commas. For example, this correction:

Incorrect
Archie an intelligent business man sold his car.

Correct
Archie, an intelligent business man, sold his car.

Another mistake is unusual sentence lengths. These sentences below could be joined together, for example:

Incorrect
She loves puffles. Apart from black ones!

Correct
She loves puffles, apart from black ones!

Another mistake is not including spacing around commas when listing keywords

Incorrect
My favorite countries are Spain,Italy,Germany, France.

Correct
My favorite countries are Spain, Italy, Germany and France.

A big issue is capitalization. Capital letters are only used on words that describe the names of people, places, at the beginning of sentences, titles of work and abbreviations. If the writer is unsure about the capitalization of a word, research the word.

Correction of capitalization:

Incorrect
I Login to dsghq Forums every Day.

Correct
I login to DSGHQ Forums every day.

If there are persistent mistakes in an article, editors will clean them up. Not all mistakes are seen by editors. If an article does not follow the guidelines correctly, it risks being removed.
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REASON FOR EDITS
No reason given

PROPERTIES VAR DUMP
array(4) { ["title"]=> string(10) "Guidelines" ["writeProtected"]=> string(1) "1" ["type"]=> string(7) "regular" ["info"]=> array(0) { } }


Wiki Article Guidelines


All articles on the DSGHQ Wiki must follow DSGHQ's requirements and structure.

General guidelines

  • Think of the purpose of the article before writing.
  • Plan the article, don't write it at once
  • Write in benefit of the community, not to benefit individual members
  • Write in third-person (don't use I, we, us, instead, use he, they, them, etc)
  • Write from a neutral perspective
  • Write clearly and cohesively
  • Follow DSGHQ's rules and community values

Structure



Headings

All articles need to be organised to have main headings. Every main heading needs to be surrounded in
[head][/head]
quotes.

Sub Headings

Sub headings are very important to separate information within a main heading. This will also build the contents to refer your readers to their desired interest.

Just like headings, sub headings are surrounded in
[sub][/sub]
quotes.

For example, this will create a sub heading that says 'Personality'
[head]Personality[/head]

Grammar


Correct grammar in an article is vital for text comprehension. Using spelling correction on a browser to correct any mistakes and researching words is very helpful when writing an article.

Punctuation


Correct usage of punctuation is also an important part of Wiki writing.

Know where commas ',' are most useful and where ';' semi-colons are not appropriate. Correct quantities of full-stops (.) and sentence lengths are important for the flow of an article.

For example, the usage of the comma in this quote:

Incorrect
In, my life I always have loved to cook.

Correct
In my life, I always have loved to cook.

Also, when mentioning a side-topic in the same sentence, make use of commas. For example, this correction:

Incorrect
Archie an intelligent business man sold his car.

Correct
Archie, an intelligent business man, sold his car.

Another mistake is unusual sentence lengths. These sentences below could be joined together, for example:

Incorrect
She loves puffles. Apart from black ones!

Correct
She loves puffles, apart from black ones!

Another mistake is not including spacing around commas when listing keywords

Incorrect
My favorite countries are Spain,Italy,Germany, France.

Correct
My favorite countries are Spain, Italy, Germany and France.

A big issue is capitalization. Capital letters are only used on words that describe the names of people, places, at the beginning of sentences, titles of work and abbreviations. If the writer is unsure about the capitalization of a word, research the word.

Correction of capitalization:

Incorrect
I Login to dsghq Forums every Day.

Correct
I login to DSGHQ Forums every day.

If there are persistent mistakes in an article, editors will clean them up. Not all mistakes are seen by editors. If an article does not follow the guidelines correctly, it risks being removed.
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REASON FOR EDITS
No reason given

PROPERTIES VAR DUMP
array(4) { ["title"]=> string(10) "Guidelines" ["writeProtected"]=> string(1) "1" ["type"]=> string(7) "regular" ["info"]=> array(0) { } }


Wiki Article Guidelines


All articles on the DSGHQ Wiki must follow DSGHQ's requirements and structure.

General guidelines

  • Think of the purpose of the article before writing.
  • Plan the article, don't write it at once
  • Write in benefit of the community, not to benefit individual members
  • Write in third-person (don't use I, we, us, instead, use he, they, them, etc)
  • Write from a neutral perspective
  • Write clearly and cohesively
  • Follow DSGHQ's rules and community values

Structure



Headings

All articles need to be organised to have main headings. Every main heading needs to be surrounded in
[head][/head]
quotes.

For example this will create a heading that says "About"
[head] About [/head]

Sub Headings

Sub headings are very important to separate information within a main heading. This will also build the contents to refer your readers to their desired interest.

Just like headings, sub headings are surrounded in
[sub][/sub]
quotes.

For example, this will create a sub heading that says 'Personality'
[head]Personality[/head]

Grammar


Correct grammar in an article is vital for text comprehension. Using spelling correction on a browser to correct any mistakes and researching words is very helpful when writing an article.

Punctuation


Correct usage of punctuation is also an important part of Wiki writing.

Know where commas ',' are most useful and where ';' semi-colons are not appropriate. Correct quantities of full-stops (.) and sentence lengths are important for the flow of an article.

For example, the usage of the comma in this quote:

Incorrect
In, my life I always have loved to cook.

Correct
In my life, I always have loved to cook.

Also, when mentioning a side-topic in the same sentence, make use of commas. For example, this correction:

Incorrect
Archie an intelligent business man sold his car.

Correct
Archie, an intelligent business man, sold his car.

Another mistake is unusual sentence lengths. These sentences below could be joined together, for example:

Incorrect
She loves puffles. Apart from black ones!

Correct
She loves puffles, apart from black ones!

Another mistake is not including spacing around commas when listing keywords

Incorrect
My favorite countries are Spain,Italy,Germany, France.

Correct
My favorite countries are Spain, Italy, Germany and France.

A big issue is capitalization. Capital letters are only used on words that describe the names of people, places, at the beginning of sentences, titles of work and abbreviations. If the writer is unsure about the capitalization of a word, research the word.

Correction of capitalization:

Incorrect
I Login to dsghq Forums every Day.

Correct
I login to DSGHQ Forums every day.

If there are persistent mistakes in an article, editors will clean them up. Not all mistakes are seen by editors. If an article does not follow the guidelines correctly, it risks being removed.
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REASON FOR EDITS
Minor corrections

PROPERTIES VAR DUMP
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Wiki Article Guidelines


All articles on the DSGHQ Wiki must follow DSGHQ's requirements and structure.

General guidelines

  • Think of the purpose of the article before writing.
  • Plan the article, don't write it at once
  • Write in benefit of the community, not to benefit individual members
  • Write in third-person (don't use I, we, us, instead, use he, they, them, etc)
  • Write from a neutral perspective
  • Write clearly and cohesively
  • Follow DSGHQ's rules and community values

Structure



Headings

All articles need to be organised to have main headings. Every main heading needs to be surrounded in
[head][/head]
quotes.

For example this will create a heading that says 'About'
[head] About [/head]

Sub Headings

Sub headings are very important to separate information within a main heading. This will also build the contents to refer your readers to their desired interest.

Just like headings, sub headings are surrounded in
[sub][/sub]
quotes.

For example, this will create a sub heading that says 'Personality'
[head]Personality[/head]

Grammar


Correct grammar in an article is vital for text comprehension. Using spelling correction on a browser to correct any mistakes and researching words is very helpful when writing an article.

Punctuation


Correct usage of punctuation is also an important part of Wiki writing.

Know where commas ',' are most useful and where ';' semi-colons are not appropriate. Correct quantities of full-stops (.) and sentence lengths are important for the flow of an article.

For example, the usage of the comma in this quote:

Incorrect
In, my life I always have loved to cook.

Correct
In my life, I always have loved to cook.

Also, when mentioning a side-topic in the same sentence, make use of commas. For example, this correction:

Incorrect
Archie an intelligent business man sold his car.

Correct
Archie, an intelligent business man, sold his car.

Another mistake is unusual sentence lengths. These sentences below could be joined together, for example:

Incorrect
She loves puffles. Apart from black ones!

Correct
She loves puffles, apart from black ones!

Another mistake is not including spacing around commas when listing keywords

Incorrect
My favorite countries are Spain,Italy,Germany, France.

Correct
My favorite countries are Spain, Italy, Germany and France.

A big issue is capitalization. Capital letters are only used on words that describe the names of people, places, at the beginning of sentences, titles of work and abbreviations. If the writer is unsure about the capitalization of a word, research the word.

Correction of capitalization:

Incorrect
I Login to dsghq Forums every Day.

Correct
I login to DSGHQ Forums every day.

If there are persistent mistakes in an article, editors will clean them up. Not all mistakes are seen by editors. If an article does not follow the guidelines correctly, it risks being removed.
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REASON FOR EDITS
Incomplete Information, added general guidelines

PROPERTIES VAR DUMP
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Wiki Article Guidelines


All articles on the DSGHQ Wiki must follow DSGHQ's requirements and structure.

General guidelines

  • Think of the purpose of the article before writing.
  • Plan the article, don't write it at once
  • Write in benefit of the community, not to benefit individual members
  • Write in third-person (don't use I, we, us, instead, use he, they, them, etc)
  • Write from a neutral perspective
  • Write clearly and cohesively
  • Follow DSGHQ's rules and community values

Structure



Headings

All articles need to be organised to have main headings. Every main heading needs to be surrounded in
[head][/head]
quotes.

For example this will create a heading that says 'About'
[head]About[/head]

Sub Headings

Sub headings are very important to separate information within a main heading. This will also build the contents to refer your readers to their desired interest.

Just like headings, sub headings are surrounded in
[sub][/sub]
quotes.

For example,
this will create a sub heading that says 'Personality'
[head]Personality[/head]

Grammar


Correct grammar in an article is vital for text comprehension. Using spelling correction on a browser to correct any mistakes and researching words is very helpful when writing an article.

Punctuation


Correct usage of punctuation is also an important part of Wiki writing.

Know where commas ',' are most useful and where ';' semi-colons are not appropriate. Correct quantities of full-stops (.) and sentence lengths are important for the flow of an article.

For example, the usage of the comma in this quote below is corrected

Incorrect
In, my life I always have loved to cook.

Correct
In my life, I always have loved to cook.

Also, when mentioning a side-topic in the same sentence, make use of commas. For example, this correction:

Incorrect
Archie an intelligent business man sold his car.

Correct
Archie, an intelligent business man, sold his car.

Another mistake is unusual sentence lengths. See how these sentences could be joined together

Incorrect
She loves puffles. Apart from black ones!

Correct
She loves puffles, apart from black ones!

Another mistake is not including spacing around commas when listing keywords

Incorrect
My favorite countries are Spain,Italy,Germany, France.

Correct
My favorite countries are Spain, Italy, Germany and France.

A big issue is capitalization. Capital letters are only used on words that describe the names of people, places, at the beginning of sentences, titles of work and abbreviations. If the writer is unsure about the capitalization of a word, research the word.

Correction of capitalization:

Incorrect
I Login to dsghq Forums every Day.

Correct
I login to DSGHQ Forums every day.

If there are persistent mistakes in an article, editors will clean them up. Not all mistakes are seen by editors. If an article does not follow the guidelines correctly, it risks being removed.
25TH DECEMBER 2014 BY DAMEN , BODY: D449CD4A502891D642DB1FE40F69F154 , PROPS: 1C9718B0839BE6239A2147EF2D8B17A5 [RESTORE]

REASON FOR EDITS
No reason given

PROPERTIES VAR DUMP
array(3) { ["writeProtected"]=> string(1) "1" ["title"]=> string(10) "Guidelines" ["layout"]=> string(7) "regular" }


Wiki Article Guidelines


Well done for reading the Guidelines on how to write and edit articles correctly! The structure of an article is important to help readers browse through the content.

Structure



Headings

All articles need to be organised to have main headings. Every main heading needs to be surrounded in
[head][/head]
quotes.

For example this will create a heading that says 'About'
[head]About[/head]

Good job, you can now create headings in your article.

Sub Headings

Sub headings are very important if you want to separate information within a main heading. This will also build your contents to refer your readers to their desired interest.

Just like headings, sub headings are surrounded in
[sub][/sub]
quotes.

For example this will create a sub heading that says 'Personality'
[head]Personality[/head]

Good job, you can now create headings and sub headings in your article.

Grammar


Correct grammar in an article is important to give the reader a vital impression that you know your topic well. Use spelling correction on your browser to correct any mistakes and research any words and definitions that you aren't sure about.

Also, using the correct words in the right place is important. Ask yourself, would how I am writing this appear in a magazine or story book?

Punctuation


Correct usage of punctuation is also an important part of Wiki writing.

You must know where commas ',' are most useful and where ';' semi-colons are not appropriate. Correct quantities of full-stops (.) and sentence lengths are important for the flow of your article.

For example, see how usage of the comma in this quote is corrected

Incorrect
In, my life I always have loved to cook.

Correct
In my life, I always have loved to cook.

Also, when mentioning a side-topic in the same sentence, make use of commas. See how this quote is corrected

Incorrect
Archie an intelligent business man sold his car.

Correct
Archie, an intelligent business man, sold his car.

Another mistake is unusual sentence lengths. See how these sentences could be joined together

Incorrect
She loves puffles. Apart from black ones!

Correct
She loves puffles, apart from black ones!

Another mistake is not including spacing around commas when listing keywords

Incorrect
My favourite countries are Spain,Italy,Germany, France.

Correct
My favourite countries are Spain, Italy, Germany and France.

A big issue is capitalisation. Sometimes you may be unsure when you need to make a word have a capital letter.

Capital letters are only used on words that describe the names of people, places, at the beginning of sentences, titles of work and abbreviations.

For example, see how this was corrected

Incorrect
I Login to dsghq Forums every Day.

Correct
I login to DSGHQ Forums every day.

If you still make mistakes in your article, editors will clean them up for you. Although, do not expect all mistakes to be seen by editors. If you fail to abide the guidelines correctly in your article, then it risks being removed.
25TH DECEMBER 2014 BY DAMEN , BODY: 1AF594A872761E5F67C4E3F7D1D0C2E7 , PROPS: 1C9718B0839BE6239A2147EF2D8B17A5 [RESTORE]

REASON FOR EDITS
No reason given

PROPERTIES VAR DUMP
array(3) { ["writeProtected"]=> string(1) "1" ["title"]=> string(10) "Guidelines" ["layout"]=> string(7) "regular" }


Wiki Article Guidelines


Well done for reading the Guidelines on how to write and edit articles correctly! The structure of an article is important to help readers browse through the content.

Structure



Headings

All articles need to be organised to have main headings. Every main heading needs to be surrounded in
[head][/head]
quotes.

For example this will create a heading that says 'About'
[head]About[/head]

Good job, you can now create headings in your article.

Sub Headings

Sub headings are very important if you want to separate information within a main heading. This will also build your contents to refer your readers to their desired interest.

Just like headings, sub headings are surrounded in
[sub][/sub]
quotes.

For example this will create a sub heading that says 'Personality'
[head]Personality[/head]

Good job, you can now create headings and sub headings in your article.

Grammar


Correct grammar in an article is important to give the reader a vital impression that you know your topic well. Use spelling correction on your browser to correct any mistakes and research any words and definitions that you aren't sure about.

Also, using the correct words in the right place is important. Ask yourself, would how I am writing this appear in a magazine or story book?

Punctuation


Correct usage of punctuation is also an important part of Wiki writing.

You must know where commas ',' are most useful and where ';' semi-colons are not appropriate. Correct quantities of full-stops (.) and sentence lengths are important for the flow of your article.

For example, see how usage of the comma in this quote is corrected

Incorrect
In, my life I always have loved to cook.

Correct
In my life, I always have loved to cook.

Also, when mentioning a side-topic in the same sentence, make use of commas. See how this quite is corrected

Incorrect
Archie an intelligent business man sold his car.

Correct
Archie, an intelligent business man, sold his car.
25TH DECEMBER 2014 BY DAMEN , BODY: 4703507D21D13A2654F1BB12E4BE17CA , PROPS: 1C9718B0839BE6239A2147EF2D8B17A5 [RESTORE]

REASON FOR EDITS
No reason given

PROPERTIES VAR DUMP
array(3) { ["writeProtected"]=> string(1) "1" ["title"]=> string(10) "Guidelines" ["layout"]=> string(7) "regular" }


Wiki Article Guidelines


Well done for reading the Guidelines on how to write and edit articles correctly! The structure of an article is important to help readers browse through the content.

Structure



Headings

All articles need to be organised to have main headings. Every main heading needs to be surrounded in
[head][/head]
quotes.

For example this will create a heading that says 'About'
[head]About[/head]

Good job, you can now create headings in your article.

Sub Headings

Sub headings are very important if you want to separate information within a main heading. This will also build your contents to refer your readers to their desired interest.

Just like headings, sub headings are surrounded in
[sub][/sub]
quotes.

For example this will create a sub heading that says 'Personality'
[head]Personality[/head]

Good job, you can now create headings and sub headings in your article.

Grammar


Correct grammar in an article is important to give the reader a vital impression that you know your topic well. Use spelling correction on your browser to correct any mistakes and research any words and definitions that you aren't sure about.

Also, using the correct words in the right place is important. Ask yourself, would how I am writing this appear in a magazine or story book?

Punctuation


Correct usage of punctuation is also an important part of Wiki writing.

You must know where commas ',' are most useful and where ';' semi-colons are not appropriate. Correct quantities of full-stops (.) and sentence lengths are important for the flow of your article.

For example, see how this quote is corrected

Incorrect
In, my life I always have loved to cook.

Correct
In my life, I always have loved to cook.

Also, when mentioning a side-topic in the same sentence, make use of commas. See how this quite is corrected

Incorrect
Archie an intelligent business man sold his car.

Correct
Archie, an intelligent business man, sold his car.