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The following are a set of guidelines users are expected to follow when writing articles. Also included are how to edit, as it can seem quite overwhelming at first, especially for a new user. Of course, this does not apply to the social aspect of the wiki (comments, blog posts, etc.)
- Use the correct spellings of words in articles. For example, don't type "suprise", but instead write "surprise," the accurate spelling of the word.
- Avoid the use of run-on sentences; instead, add a semi-colon or period and start your next sentence.
- Capitalize the first letter in all character names; do not type "bessie," but rather "Bessie." The same applies to places, such as Hilary's Café.
- When using episode names, add " at the beginning and end of the title, like so: "So Happy Together".
- Should you describe fictional works, please use two (2) of ' ('') before and after the word; for example: ''The Mighty B!''.
- To bold an article name, use three (3) of ' (''') at the beginning and end of the title.
- In order to link to a page, you must use brackets ([[ and ]]) to go to the destination. Example: [[Ben Higgenbottom]]
- However, try to avoid overlinking; only link when necessary, i.e. the first mention of a character in the article or in an entirely new section.
- To create section headers, use == at the beginning and end of the section. If necessary, a sub-section using === can be used, but this should only be done sparingly.
- Describe the subject of the article in as much detail as you can add. Too little detail, i.e. "Happy is a character in The Mighty B!" with nothing else added is unsatisfactory; conversely, do your best to avoid going in excessive detail (for example, recounting an entire episode if it has little to do with a major character's development or personality). A link to the episode will usually suffice should a reader want to know more.
- A notable exception to this are one-time characters, due to the scarcity of information on them. K.G. Bianca is exempt due to the backstory of her character requiring such detail.
- Templates are useful tools that provide readers a summary of information on the subject. However, do keep in mind that its purpose is to show vital statistics, not minor aspects of the person, place or thing. Those details can be added elsewhere in the article if a reader wants to know more.
- If a parameter in the template does not apply to the subject, simply don't use it. Adding "None" will cause the parameter to display the phrase, thus there is no point adding the parameter to the page.
- On pages, please add any applicable categories to the page in question. For example, a character should always be included in the Characters category.
Though not mandatory, it would be appreciated if users added a source to where they found information regarding the franchise on the page. This allows readers to understand the validity of its source content.
- In order to convert your findings in Wiki text, do this: <ref>(author's name, last name first and given name last). (date the source was published, if known). (name of source). (origin of the source, such as website). (the date you retrieved it, for example: Retrieved May 2, 2021).</ref> If the author is not listed, type the title first, date and then the site.
- To cite books, the process is the same, only you add italics to the book title, adding the page number and its international standard book number, if applicable.
- Most sources are acceptable on this wiki, such as blogs made by crew members, newspaper articles relating to the show and books covering The Mighty B!; however, do not cite the following websites in your sources: Wikipedia, the Internet Movie Database and other Fandom wikis. The reason being, all sites are user-generated and thus are not considered reliable, especially if no sources are present. IMDb in particular is very unreliable for personal information, and thus one should only use the site for its credits.
Articles on characters should have a brief introduction to the character, with three paragraphs summarizing who they are.
- Personality: Describe the quirks and habits of the character in question. However, for one-time characters, please use Biography instead, and discuss the events of the episode pertaining to the one-time character.
- Physical appearance: What does the character look like? Tell the readers how they appear. This is especially important for those with disabilities regarding sight, as it helps them understand what the character looks like.
- Gallery: Images of the character; if the character appears frequently, it is recommended a gallery page be dedicated to them. One-time characters usually don't have gallery pages and the images can simply be hosted on their page, unless they play a large part in the episode.
- Trivia: Note any interesting details of the character that don't fit in the above columns. So long as trivia is not redundant (i.e., excessive counting trivia: "This is the seventh time Bessie didn't earn a badge"), most trivia is acceptable.
All episode articles should start out with the title, its season and the original air date, mentioning it as an episode of The Mighty B!.
- Summary/Synopsis: A brief sentence or two describing the episode's basic premise. Don't use too many words, as that is what the Plot section (see below) is for. The only exception to the rule is full-length episodes, in which case two paragraphs are allowed in the short summary section.
- Plot: Detailed recap of the episode's events. Try to remain concise and use terms most people know, however, and avoid going into excessive detail or using large words few people would understand without looking them up.
- Cast: Showing readers the voice actors and their roles in this episode. It is recommended you use a template instead of simple bullet points, as it looks more professional.
- Trivia: Same idea as the Trivia section for characters; however, for episodes, they are split into four categories:
- General: Interesting facts within the universe of the series. Typically used to house character specific trivia revealed in the episode.
- Cultural references: This section should list any references to real people or events contained in the episode, and explaining to the reader its origin with a Wikipedia link.
- Production information: Behind the scenes information about the making of the episode.
- Goofs: Any errors within the episode, whether they be animation errors or mistakes made by the writer regarding facts present in the episode.