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Style guide and naming[edit source]

Before this project gets too big, I should probably set down a few style guidelines so that the Wiki formatting looks consistent.

Titles[edit source]

Shows should be listed under the most common title.

  • If the show is more commonly known by a short title, then the short title should be used. (Ex. Greed instead of Greed: The Series, The Price is Right instead of The New Price is Right)
  • Abbreviations or short titles (TPiR, WoF, LotHT, GUTS) should redirect to the appropriate game show, if the abbreviations are unambiguous.
  • If a show has multiple runs under the same or similar titles (Match Game, Password), then, as a rule of thumb, the different versions should be put under the same title.
  • If multiple unrelated shows share the same title, the shows should be listed separately, with a number in parentheses following each title. (Ex. Break the Bank (1), Break the Bank (2) and Break the Bank (3))

Page Layout[edit source]

The topics should be presented in the following order. More well known shows can have the first three entries in a box in the upper left hand corner of the article.

(A brief summary of the show can be listed here)

  • Hosts - Host(s) of the show
  • Broadcast - Broadcast dates. A graphic of the show's title card can be included above each version. Please scale it to 160 points (160px) for a fullscreen show graphic and 200 points (200px) for a widescreen show graphic
  • Packager - The company that made the show
  • Gameplay - General information about the show: gameplay, rules, etc.
  • Music - Company or people that made the show's music, as well as titles for the themes if possible.
  • Inventor - People or companies that made the show
  • Merchandise - Items related to the show sold to the public, such as board games, video games, home videos, etc.
  • Trivia - Fun facts about the show
  • Links - Links to other sites with more info on the show, as well as to video clips and other resources
  • Categories - Rmember to categorize the show for easy looking up in the future. Use the Categories page to see which categories the shows should be grouped under. A link to the page is available on the main page.

Neubauer 22:13, January 15, 2011 (UTC)

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