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Ghostbusters Wiki:Editing Guidelines

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Manners and EthicsEdit

Before writing articles or editing them, it would be a good idea to think about who is reading this, and if the content is useful to the reader.

Content for FansEdit

Do not address content within the page as bad or wrong. If there is issues with content like say Ghostbusters II, make a Criticism section on the page. Fans shouldn't feel threatened by content.

Respect Fellow EditorsEdit

While not a problem at this wiki, it is better to address it before hand than to clean up afterwords. If you are having issues with edits of another editor or the administrator, you need to address it. There are a number of ways to deal with it including:

  • Using the Talk page for the article
  • Ask an Administrator of the wiki to resolve the ordeal

Credit for a EditEdit

While it is important to acknowledge who made comments on talk/discussion, it isn't as useful to do that on articles. Articles are meant to be a group effort, and the credit is to the Ghostbusters Wiki as a whole, therefore nothing here is owned by any of the editor/supporters of the wiki. Adding credits for users on articles will be seen as a form of vandalism, and will be removed.

Basic Editing RulesEdit

  • When editing an article, take into account the article's current design of information.
  • If a section or more of information is going to be added, make sure the content looks like content of similar articles.
  • It is never a good thing to take text off an article. If more than a sentence of text is being erased, it may be a better idea to go the the talk page of the article and ask to remove the text, and explain why.
  • No information should be directly copied from another website or source. That means even from other wiki projects.

Video AddingEdit

The wiki doesn't want videos posted due to their limited lifespan. Also, some may end up getting taken down as soon as they are discovered due to copyrights. The only videos that should ever be posted are official ones made by Sony. Any videos added should be done by the administrators for this wiki.

Page Design GuidelinesEdit

  • Every wiki page, of course, requires a brief summary at the beginning of every article, beginning with the name of the article in bold.
  • Once the character boxes are up, we'll be able to put in pictures, occupations, list which films/series the character appeared in, and put a link to the IMDB profile for each actor.
  • Beyond this, a personality section is pretty common.
  • Also, there can be some room for describing their role in whichever movie they were in, subdivided into a section for Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II, or The Real Ghostbusters and Extreme Ghostbusters.
  • Some trivia section (or a Notes section) is certainly welcome here, whereas it is not on the main wikipedia.
  • A See Also page that links to relating pages (maybe about toys, the character on the cartoon, etc.)
  • In keeping with the general interest in quotes, I think it is a good idea to have an identifying quote at the top of each character page; something that in some way defines that character.


Coming soon!


StubsEdit

Stubs at this wiki are any article under 320 bytes. Note that even if an article meets the 320 bytes it may still seem unfinished. To know how many bytes an article is, look at the "History" of the article (next to "Edit this page" at the top of the page). If it is at or under 320 bytes, edit the article and add a {{Stub}} at the bottom of page/article.

QuotesEdit

  • I am aware that many of the fans of Ghostbusters' favorite bits of trivia are their favorite quotes. There is already a large amount of quotes gathered in the Wiki Quotes section for Ghostbusters. For the time being, at least, please refrain from adding superfluous quotes into the body of articles.
    • For each article, there can only be a total of one quote box and three quotes in a quote section elsewhere in the article. Note that audio file uploaded quotes don't follow this rule, however they can only be uploaded after permission is given by an administrator. (Please see the Sound and Video Policy‎ for more details.)

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