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Look this is a nice community we’ve got here. I don’t think we need a huge rule set other then saying “Be Nice”. It’s the Road House rules, be nice.
- Don't youtube spam the boards.
- You can link to other sites IF your topic is not spam.
- No curse words or bad language in Topic Titles.
Wiki Styles and Guidelines:
Please read What is a Plot Summary?
Do not Plagiarize
- This means do not copy and paste text from Wikipedia -- or anywhere else -- into our site.
- If you are caught plagiarizing your points will be brought back to ZERO (You’ll get a PM first).
- Report plagiarism to the mods over a PM here: PM Mods
- More on Rooting out Plagiarism.
Do NOT add the text "Spoiler" to an episode, movie or show's wiki page. The page IS a spoiler, so saying so it not needed.
Where Do I Start
Check out our Wiki Task system to find what we think are important pages that need to be fixed.
The Neflix Rule
We get asked should this anime movie or this foriegn language tv-show be added to Screened.com. So use the Netflix Rule: if a movie/show is something Netflix would have (or blockbuster, etc) then we’d like to have it too.
Are Adult Movies allowed
Short answer is NO. We don’t want pornos cataloged in our wiki. The ONLY exception is if a Staff member adds a movie/show that we feel is culturally significant to the art of film. Netflix does not have pornos, so if you think it’s a porno and it has a Netflix link, then it’s not a porno.
Can I add Anime movies/shows to Screened ?
YES, you can. But just like adult movies, no hentai. If you want to fill anime information out in great detail, do it on our sister-site; Anime Vice.
- Watermarked images should NOT be added to our wiki.
- If you upload screencaps for a movie/show put them in a unique gallery called “screencaps”. This will keep the image galleries organized and useful.
- Nude images acceptable? If they are from the actual movie/show we can have them in our galleries, but never embed them in the wiki or here in the forums.
- Do NOT upload nude celebrity pics from photo shoots or paparazzi to the wiki galleries. This is not The Superficial.
All data for movies and tv shows should be presented from the US/English language release unless there never was one.
- Titles of movies/shows should be in English. If it was not released in the US or not released in the US with an English title then use the original title.
- Release Dates should be US.
- Runtime is without commercial breaks -- the actual length of the movie/show.
Made for TV movies:
Do they go in movies or shows? If its a TV Movie that is part of a series then it should be added to the Show as a 'TV Movie'. If it's a one off made for TV movie, and is not episodic, then add it as a movie.
People’s names should ALWAYS be the name they use as an actor. For example: do NOT change Don Cheadle to Donald Frank Cheadle Jr. even though that may be his real name. Full names may be added as aliases.
Character Pages (thanks Alex for the below rules)
Who doesn't love a good character page? I know I certainly do. Creating and associating character pages is super easy, but in order to avoid unnecessary work, here are a couple of things to keep in mind. One, if a character has multiple identities (IE Spider-Man/Peter Parker) we probably don't need multiple pages for each identity. It seems like it ought to be enough to just create one page dedicated to that character's various personalities. Also, when dealing with a historical character, or a character that appears in multiple, perhaps unrelated films, there should be just one character page for that. So, for instance, the Ghengis Khan character page would be associated with both the Mongol and The Conqueror movie pages, despite the fact that they're unrelated films.
Here's a slightly tricky one. When it comes to the object pages, I have the firm belief that these should be as specific as possible. What I mean is that I don't want to see pages for "gun" or "shirt" or "tree" floating around the site. If it is a specific gun that has a standout appearance in a film (like, say, "Castor Troy's Guns" from Face/Off), then that's a page. Don't do "car," do a specific car from a movie that people will want to read about, like the DeLorean from Back to the Future, or the Vanishing Point car, or Cobra's sweet 1949 Mercury. And yes, a specific object page can be associated with multiple movies, if it appears in multiple movies.
If a movie took place there, even if it's just for a single scene, then we can have a location page for it. Real world and fictional places can both appear here, no problem.
Ah Concepts. These can be so many different things, ranging from the extended take, to the MacGuffin, to the ensemble cast. If it's a concept you frequently find in films, then by all means, bring it to the table. Check the Theme section before adding a concept because stuff like Vampires is already covered in there. Also make sure it's not a cliche, because...
Cliches are not concepts. Cliches are overused ideas in movies that have become so commonplace, they probably will have a YouTube montage dedicated to them (if they don't already). Funny thing about cliche pages: Right now, they're staff only, as far as creating them goes. Users can edit associated movies and wiki info about them, but as of now, only us site overlords can add new ones to the site. Why is this? You'll see soon enough. Don't worry, you guys will have your cliche say...
For more info also see:
Joe’s post on Previously Unwritten Rules on Wiki Formatting.
Gill's post on Rooting out Plagiarism
Alex's post on Some Does and Dont's of Wiki Editing
CrimsonAvenger's post on What Not to do when Adding Similar Movies
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