Rules, guidelines and tips


Rules

USER CONDUCT:

  • All users engaging in flame wars, trolling, or any other kind of offensive behaviour will receive a ban; repeat offenders will be banned permanently.
  • Do not spam in an article's discussion page; such behaviour will lead to a ban; repeat offenders will be banned permanently.

ARTICLE RULES:

  • Plagiarism will not be tolerated and will ultimately result in a ban for repeat offenders; the entire article must be your own, though direct quotes are acceptable (so long as they don't comprise the majority of the article's content).
  • Articles must be of a competent level of quality, with correct punctuation, spelling, paragraphing, etc.
  • Pieces of lost media are only eligible for an article if they are relevant enough to warrant one, ie. they must be relatively known amongst the general public; if unsure of a potential article's eligibility, please contact a staff member.
  • New articles for pieces of media that have already been found are allowed on a case-by-case basis, as the media in question must have been known about and considered lost for a significant period of time before it was found; if unsure of a potential article's eligibility, please contact a staff member.
  • New articles on lost dubs are also taken on a case-by-case basis; unless it's an English dub, or the original dub for the media in question, they must be OK'd by an admin before posting.

Guidelines

ARTICLE GUIDELINES:

  • The title of your article should abide by the site's article naming convention, ie. Title of Media (status and brief description; year or time period), for example, Mickey Mouse in Vietnam (found silent animated short; 1968).
  • Articles should be written as factually and unbiased as possible.
  • Articles should be around 500 words minimum, unless information on the topic is scarce. Longer articles are perfectly fine if there is an abundance of information on the subject, just try not to include any excessive or unnecessary content.
  • Articles should contain references and/or external links where appropriate.
  • Articles should include an infobox; see the Tips section below for an example of the code used to generate one.
  • Infobox status colours are as follows: Lost, Found, Partially lost/found, Existence unconfirmed
  • Articles should only contain subheadings when there is an overabundance of information available on a particular subject.
  • Font styles and quotation marks should be used where appropriate; bold for the first mention of an article's subject matter, italics for the title of a production (eg. an album or a TV show) and quotation marks for individual parts of said production (eg. a song or an episode).
  • Articles of a pornographic nature should be tagged with a NSFW (not safe for work) disclaimer; see the Tips section below for an example of the code used to generate one.
  • Articles of a disturbing nature should be tagged with a NSFL (not safe for life) disclaimer; see the Tips section below for an example of the code used to generate one.

ETIQUETTE:

  • Please use the search function before creating an article; there may already be one for the media in question.
  • Please do not edit another member's User page; doing so grievously will lead to a ban.
  • Please do not remove content from an article unless you have justifiable proof that said content was either incorrect or irrelevant.
  • Please do not post incomplete articles; if it's not finished, save the incomplete article code to your computer and post it when it's finished. By all means, use the site's page creator to test your code's functionality via the preview button, but don't actually publish it until it's complete.

Tips

EXAMPLE MEDIAWIKI CODE:

Lost media infobox:

{{InfoboxLost
|title=<center>Sesame Street episode 847</center>
|image=Margarethamilton-witch.jpg
|imagecaption=Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West, alongside Oscar the Grouch.
|status=<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
}}

Found media infobox:

{{InfoboxFound
|title=<center>Mickey Mouse in Vietnam</center>
|image=Mickey sarajevo.jpg
|imagecaption=Screenshot originally supplied by the Sarajevo Film Festival.
|status=<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
|datefound=22 Apr 2013
|foundby=[https://www.youtube.com/user/abadhiggins abadhiggins]
}}

Infobox status colours:

<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
<span style="color:orange;">'''Partially lost/found'''</span>
<span style="color:grey;">'''Existence unconfirmed'''</span>

EmbedVideo, centered, 480p:

{{#ev:youtube|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBA2HpqQDcE|640x480|center|Mickey Mouse in Vietnam|frame}}

EmbedVideo, right justified, 240p:

{{#ev:youtube|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBA2HpqQDcE|320x240|right|Mickey Mouse in Vietnam|frame}}

EmbedVideo, side-by-side (max 2 videos per table):

{| class="wikitable" style="margin: auto;"
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
| {{#ev:youtube|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=und9h6i6F-k|320x240|center|tapio1985's bootleg Vincent Price intro.}}
| {{#ev:youtube|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAbAd4QBL1s|320x240|center|Ricsie's VHSRip.}}
|}

See here for further EmbedVideo functionality.

Image, right justified (by default), 300px width:

[[File:Mickey sarajevo.jpg|thumb|300px|Screenshot originally supplied by the Sarajevo Film Festival.]]

Gallery, packed, 175px height (images only):

<gallery mode=packed heights=175px>
File:Mickey sarajevo.jpg|Screenshot originally supplied by the Sarajevo Film Festival.
File:Margarethamilton-witch.jpg|Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West, alongside Oscar the Grouch.
File:SnuffysParentsGetaDivorce.jpg|Screenshot from the episode, taken from Sesame Street: A Celebration - 40 Years of Life on the Street.
File:Giant vulture.jpg|The giant vulture, the short's antagonist.
</gallery>

See here for further images and galleries functionality.

Article category:

[[Category:Lost TV]]

NSFW disclaimer:

{| style="margin: auto;"
|[[File:Lmwtan.png|frameless|300px|link=LMW-tan]]
|This article has been tagged as <span style="color:orange">'''NSFW'''</span> due to its pornographic subject matter.
|}

NSFL disclaimer:

{| style="margin: auto;"
|[[File:Lmwtan.png|frameless|300px|link=LMW-tan]]
|This article has been tagged as <span style="color:red">'''NSFL'''</span> due to its disturbing subject matter.
|}

Needing work disclaimer:

{| style="margin: auto;"
|[[File:Lmwtan cleanup.png|frameless|300px|link=LMW-tan]]
|This article has been tagged as <span style="color:blue">'''Needing work'''</span> due to its lack of content.
|}


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