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This is an instruction manual that addresses the conventions adopted by Simpsons Wiki in writing, titles, articles, and linking. Please read it before you contribute to the wiki.

Article titles

The conventions for titles dictate that all proper nouns are capitalized, as are all locations, and names unless specifically not capitalized. Any page title that includes a name should not be stored in a biographical format; i.e., "Homer Simpson", not "Simpson, Homer" as the page title for Bart's dad. In cases where only a first name (e.g. Charlie) exists, that should be used as the sole title of the page.

Character articles

Character infobox


At the start of each character article should be the character infobox with a picture of the character, their gender, hair, age, job, relatives, episode they first appeared in, and their voice actor(s) (see right).

The article itself

The article should be written in Simpsons universe view, without mentioning episode names in the text. Episodes should be referenced with the <ref>[[Episode Name]]</ref> and have:


=== References ===
<references/>

At the bottom of the article.

Appearances

For a very minor character, a list would be fine, for a recurring character, the following is used. A list of every Ullman short, eisode, game, comic, and movie this character appeared in. e.g.

Navigational Templates

Below is a list of the templates which can be added at the end of the page. Each page should have {{Simpsons characters}} There are also a number of optional templates that can be added.

What to type Used if
{{Simpson Family Relatives}} Character part of the Simpson family.
{{Mafia Members}} Character is or was part of the Springfield Mafia
{{Series Superheroes}} Page is about a superhero
{{THOH characters}} Characters who only appear in Treehouse of Horror episodes
{{SNPP Employees}} Characters working in the Sprinfield Nuclear Power Plant
{{Krusty the Clown Show}} Characters working on the Krusty the Clown Show
{{Springfield Police Force Members}} Characters on the Springfield Police Force

Categories

Each character should be put into the appropriate categories.

Episode

Main article

  • Tabs on the top
  • Template
  • A general summary of when released and a basic plot
  • A Synopsis
  • Reception
  • References
  • Season Template

References

  • Tab
  • Trivia
  • Errors
  • Cultural References
  • Production
  • Season Reference Template

Appearances

  • Tab
  • Character appearances, in gallery format, in order of appearance
  • Vehicle appearances, in gallery format, in order of appearance
  • Location appearances, in gallery format, in order of appearance
  • Misc appearances, in gallery format, in order of appearance
  • Season appearance template

Credits


{{tabc
|episode=
}}

After that you start with the credits.

Start with boldening the title

'''Blah'''

Then underneath put the person/company

[[Blah]]

Beneath each Screen of the credits (e.g. between Starring and also starring) put 4 spaces





If there are two positions on the screen do this:

'''Blah'''{{space|12}}'''Blah'''
[[Blah]]{{space|24}}[[Blah]]

The values on the second line should be changed depending on the end result. At the end, put the seasons credit template.

Quotes

  • tab
  • Notable quotes
  • Quote template

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