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Some Simpsons Wiki members have formed a project to better organize efforts to write and improve articles about episodes. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page, or sign up below.

Project EpisodesEdit

AimsEdit

Project Episodes aims to write articles on all episodes of the Simpsons cartoon.

ParticipantsEdit

To join the project, simply add your name to the bottom of the list.

Active Edit

InactiveEdit

Structure of an articleEdit

Every article should be tabbed. This is done by putting {{tab}} on the top of the article. For the references, credits, appearances and quotes, {{tab|Ref}}, {{tab|Cre}}, {{tab|App}} and {{tab|Quo}} are used.

Note that while "ordinary" episode titles work just fine, spaces and non-alphanumeric characters can be replaced with their Percent Encoding counterparts for code neatness / nerd points. An example is "Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One)", which can also be written as "Who_Shot_Mr._Burns%3F_(Part_One)", as seen in the address bar for the page. (This method is not preferred because it makes updating links more difficult.)

Main TabEdit

The {{episode}} info box should be included, ideally with an image at the top of it and as many fields filled out as possible. Information can be taken from Wikipedia for this, but longer parts (such as 'Couch Gag'), try to rewrite it so it's original to this wiki.

The introductory line is a standard format. An episode summary can be added, but keep it to two sentences maximum.

The main plot description of the episode comes under the heading 'Plot'. It has been seen listed [incorrectly] under 'Synopsis', a word which means 'short overall summary'.

Items listed in the plot should be linked to their respective Simpsons Wiki article, when they first appear, and only once. If for example, Chief Wiggum is mentioned three times in a plot section, only add a link to the first mention.

For special celebrity guests, it has been undecided whether to link to their Wikipedia Page, or create a Simpsons Wiki stub. Currently, the first option is preferable.

Season boxesEdit

Each episode page should have a "Episodes in Season X" box at the bottom of each tab. For example, for an episode in season 7, this is done by putting {{Season 7}} at the bottom of the article. A letter is added to the code for use in each tab:

  • {{Season 7|Ref}} - for the references tab
  • {{Season 7|Cre}} - for the credits tab
  • {{Season 7|App}} - for the appearances tab
  • {{Season 7|Quo}} - for the quotes tab
  • {{Season 7|Gag}} - for the gags tab
  • {{Season 7|Gal}} - for the gallery tab

References TabEdit

  • Items should contain a link to their own Simpsons Wiki page if possible. If not, link to their Wikipedia page.

Appearances TabEdit

The Appearances should be split into the following sections:

  • Characters
  • Locations
  • Vehicles (if applicable)
  • Media (if applicable)
  • Groups/Organizations (if applicable)
  • Sports (if applicable)
  • Other (if applicable)

Characters, Locations and Vehicles should, if possible, be in a image gallery format, with the following files doubling for missing images:

Credits TabEdit

Formatting not finalized yet.

Quotes TabEdit

  • Quotes should have the first instance of a character's name linked to their character page.
  • The character name should be in bold, and each line of the quote within quotation marks ( "" ).
  • When a new character speaks, start a new line.
  • The quotes should be separated onto separate lines by putting an invisible bullet point in front of each line, using a colon ( : ).
  • When a non-verbal action is occuring, place it in brackets and italics, on its own line.
  • Each quote should by a line break, like so: <hr width=50%/>

Other templatesEdit

What to type What it makes Notes
{{Article Project Episodes}}
The simpsons tv This article is part of Project Episodes.


To be put on the talk page. Informs users that the page is part of Project Episodes.
{{Stub}}
Homer-simpson D'oh! This article is a stub. You can help the wiki by embiggening it.
To be put on episode pages that are a paragraph or less.
{{User Project Episodes}}
The simpsons tv This user is part of Project Episodes, a Simpsons Wiki Project that aims to write good articles on all Simpsons Episodes.
Tells other users that you are a member of Project Episodes when put on Userpage.


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