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Wiki This page documents an official ABC Wiki policy.

It is a widely accepted standard that should normally be followed by all editors.

The ABC Wiki Manual of Style is here to ensure all of our articles are at the utmost highest standards and written with professionalism. The following are guidelines which should be followed during the creation and editing of articles.

All pages within the wiki should fit into the following types, and the layout between pages should be mostly consistent. Any stub (short articles which aren't helpful) articles on the wikis will be deleted. This wiki's scope is largely centered around ABC and it's media therefore we will refuse any articles which relate to other companies including Disney and Fox (excluding articles about the companies themselves). Therefore, please mark any articles which are outside of this wiki's scope for deletion (See #Articles for Deletion).

Layout

Shows

  1. Filled Out Infobox w Image of series poster or logo
  2. Introduction paragraph stating the genre
  3. Official Synopsis
  4. Plot
  5. Cast and Characters
  6. Gallery

Episodes

  1. Infobox/Image
  2. Introduction paragraph
  3. Synopsis
  4. Plot
  5. Cast
  6. Trivia

Character

  1. Infobox/Image
  2. Introduction Paragraph
  3. Official Description [1]
  4. Personality & Appearance
  5. Trivia

Episode Articles

  1. Infobox
  2. Introductory sentence
  3. Plot
  4. Synopsis
  5. Cast
  6. Trivia

Cast & Crew Article

This template of style should be used on any article about a real person.

  1. Infobox
  2. Introductory paragraph (should tell nationality, profession, best known roles)
  3. Career (Should highlight all roles, mainly ABC Contributions)
  4. Personal Life (Family, Interest, Views, etc.)
  5. Awards & Honors (If applicable)
  6. Trivia

Location Articles

At this time, we do not accept new articles about locations within a series.

Song Articles

At this time, we do not accept new articles about songs within a series.

Categorization

When Categorizing pages, please add the appropriate category to each page. If it's game show add Game Show, if it's a talk shows add "American television talk shows". When creating pages about actors, producers, and directors add categories such as ActorsActressesDirectorsProducers.

Formatting

Bold is only used once in articles, and that is the first time the article title is mentioned. The title should always be the first part of your introductory sentence. (i.e. Example Actor is an american actor and writer, Example is the third episode of season 4 of ex...) Italics are used when you mention the title of another series, (i.e The Goldbergs, The Middle, Modern Family, etc.) do not use them when mentioning episodes, instead use quotes. (i.e. "Thanksgiving Episode", "A Heck of a Ride: Part Two")

Images

All images uploaded to the wiki must have an appropriate title (i.e. Last Man Standing: Pilot S1 E1.png rather than H7y4uiGIY.png). In addition all images on this wiki must be categorized. The "Images" category should be applied to all images, and more specific one such as "Home Improvement Images" should be added to their respective media.

Gallery's

Typically gallery's should be found at the bottom of a character or actor page, however if a galley has more than ten entries, it may be moved to a separate page. For example if the Page in question was Example Actor the gallery page would be located at Example Actor/Galley. Galleries for TV Show's and Episodes should always be in a separate page regardless of how many images it has. Remember this is a wiki, not a gallery hosting site, therefore gallery's are not our main focus.

Low quality/resolution images will be deleted. Do not add images for every part of a scene.

References/Citing

To maintain Variability, we ask that you provide proof of your statements and cite your work. Unverifiable work may be deleted.

Acceptable Sources

  1. ABC.com
  2. Deadline, Variety, etc.
  3. ABC's, it's shows, and their cast & crews, verified social media accounts.

Unacceptable sources

  1. Wikipedia
  2. IMDB
  3. Other Wikis
  4. Spoiler Sites & Accounts

In an effort to keep all ABC Wiki content original, Plagiarism will not be allowed from any site, including Wikipedia, and may result in a ban if repeated after warnings. You are welcome to rewrite a page and leave a link to the original at the bottom of the page.

Disambiguation Pages

This wiki uses disambiguation page to make finding multiple pages with similar titles easier. As such, any disambiguation page on the wiki must contain three or more entries otherwise it will be deleted by administrators.

Spoilers

Spoilers should not be added to articles without explicit permission and instruction from an administrator. All spoilers must be verified.

Articles for Deletion

Articles which are found to be outside of this wiki's focus or widely off-base with this wikis policies and Manual of Style can be marked for deletion. To do this you can add {{Delete}} to the top of the page but do not remove the content of the page. This will help administrators determine if the page meet the criteria for deletion. You should always leave a reason when deleting a page {{Delete|Example Reason}}. The reasons include:

  1. Spam/Vandalism
  2. Off-topic
  3. Stub
  4. Outside of Wiki Policy/Manual of Style
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