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These are the guidelines by which we form our articles. They will help explain how and why the Wikia has its own particular style of doing things.

Pictures

When a picture is put on an infobox, it should not be changed unless it is a low quality picture.

Citations and References

When writing information or a fact on a page please put a citation by it. A citation should be added next to a sentence and should contain a link to a video and/or an article related to the fact. An example is, <ref>[[Cody's 10th Birthday!]] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbSBlmYjIQo)</ref>. Please read this Wikia article for more help. Articles must also contain <references/> under the trivia part.

Language, Spellings, Punctuation

This Wikia uses American spellings, grammar rules, and terminology, in keeping with the original Plush Channel being American. As such, words such as "humor" and "favorite" The term "'cause" is used instead of "cos". A car's "registration plate" or "number plate" would be a "license plate". Etc. Indicator would be "turn signal" or Torch would be "flashlight"

The Wikia also uses the standard "school paper" form by not using contractions (don't, isn't, etc.), exclamation points (!), or the word "you" in articles. Instead, please use "does not", "is not", and the like, and simply end sentences with a period. This does not apply to quotations, where the actual phrasing should be used.

When creating article names, please use the typewriter apostrophe.

This is
'
. This is not
. Please look at the difference, as they are different characters. This is in order to prevent duplicates of articles, if you see duplicate articles due to the incorrect apostrophe, please either redirect it to the correct page, or use the delete template.

Establishing Roles

After a list of characters on the episode page, some are followed by either, "(does not speak)", "(cameo)",(mentioned)" "(not named)", or "(voice only)". In the past, there has been some confusion as to what this means. A "cameo" appearance is a minor appearance where a character is seen, but doesn't speak nor is it referred to. A "does not speak" role is where a character appears and is referred to by name or by either another character. When a character does not physically appear, but is mentioned by a character, that is classified as a "mentioned" role. The "voice only and does not speak" tag is most often used for Skits or SuperLuigiLogan videos. This is when a character speaks, but isn't seen in any of the illustrations. A speaking role is, obviously, when a character actually speaks is generally viewed as a speaking role, however there are some exceptions to this rule (Bowser in Bowser's Dinner Date for example). If any other confusions occur, please notify an admin or leave a message to the relevant talk pages.

Additionally, characters must be ordered descendingly from the most important [in the video] to the least important.

Trivia and Errors

The trivia section is strictly for unique information about the episode. This may include fun facts about episode production, cultural significance or references, or relation to the SML videos. The trivia section is NOT for differences in cast among different dubs. The errors section is mainly for production errors.

Edit Summaries

Providing an edit summary is not essential, but it does make an admin's job easier to review your changes. Some things you may think are right which an admin does not, so use the edit summary to explain why you changed an article. If an edit is reverted multiple times by an admin, don't keep adding it back as that could earn you one or more "strikes". What you should do is explain, in detail, the changes on the relevant talk pages. Please make an effort to read edit summaries as well, because an admin may be giving you warning and telling you to stop making a particular edit.

The Stub Template

If a page is just a few lines of text and some images, then it's a stub. If the page has five or more lines of text, images, and another template, then it's not a stub.

Categories

All pages need categories, but not every category goes on every page. Also, "Character galleries" categories only go on character galleries pages.

Biographies

In character biographies, only state significant events the character is involved in. Also, avoid phrasing events in character biographies in a manner such as "In Koopa's New Job...". If possible, use the year instead; "In 2011, Chef Pee Pee made his first appearance...". This helps make biographies look less cluttered.