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Last revision on: 6/01/17


The Looney Tunes Wiki, and its affiliates, are encyclopedia databases, and usually not publishers of original thought (exceptions are always present). We use material that is attributable to RELIABLE published sources, usually not whether it is true. The LT Wiki and its affiliates are not places to publish your opinions, experiences, or arguments, except the off-topic forums and comments.

While almost everything on LT Wiki must be attributable, not all material has to be attributed, such as character descriptions or material that can be watched (ending titles). Editors should provide attribution for quotations and for any material that is challenged or likely to be challenged, using {{Citation needed|date={{{1}}}}} or it may be removed. The burden of evidence lies with the editor wishing to add or retain the material. Should an article (except characters/video games with descriptions) not have any RELIABLE sources, then LT wiki should not have an article on it.

In addition to attribution, citations are needed when a questionable statement needs sources for verification. It is very important you add this onto questionable statements. Even in schools and universities, citations are a MUST when writing papers. Failure to add citations/sources to a quote or even rewording without crediting is plagiarism. Not crediting the original author while copying their content is also plagiarism. Attribution is not only proving something is true with some citations, but also a form of respect to give sources/citations as credits for writing an article on here. Copying from Wikipedia, other Wikia wikis, and other wiki databases is not plagiarism as everything on a wiki is issued under the Creative Commons 3.0 license, although we prefer original writing so it is more creative.

Shorts

Shorts should have a citation if:

  • They won or were nominated for Academy Awards
  • There are different video transfers that have edits or altered title cards
  • A historian/person from WB said something about the cartoon
  • Questionable people who worked on the cartoon that are not listed on the credits

Characters

Character articles should have citations if:

  • New information is released about them
  • A description of the character by a historian/person at WB, example: Mel Blanc said ..... (what did he say? need citation)

TV Shows

  • New information about episodes airing
  • Who worked on the episode, other than on-screen credits
  • Critical reception

Reliable Sources vs Unreliable

Of course there are many sources that are considered unreliable. To look for a reliable source, consider these things.

  • Are there photos or videos explaining their information? (intanibase has photos of censored images, so it is considered reliable)
  • If the website is saying something, is there proof like picture, video, news article, etc? Someone can make up a Space Jam upcoming sequel post on Facebook when it could really not be true. In that case, you should not cite it.
  • What kind of website is it? Is it a website to inform? To deliver information? Usually, articles that have a biased nature, sans personal blogs, are not reliable sources.
  • Who wrote the work? Can you search them up on that website? What have they been writing on the website? Example: if the creator of Cartoon Research is writing articles about cartoon research, then it is a reliable source. If you cannot search up the writer, or if the writer is a red flag, such as by the Toonzone staff, we don't know who wrote this, so it is then most likely an unreliable source.
  • Does the article have any references/works cited? Pictures and video shots count as a reference.

Use sources that directly support the material presented in an article and are appropriate to the claims made. The appropriateness of any source depends on the context. The best sources have a professional structure in place for checking or analyzing facts, legal issues, evidence, and arguments. The greater the degree of scrutiny given to these issues, the more reliable the source. Be especially careful when sourcing content related to living people or medicine.

If available, academic and peer-reviewed publications are usually the most reliable sources, such as in history, medicine, and science. However, we do not require these sources be used. You may also include sources from books, journals, and quotes if they are properly cited.

Editors may also use material from reliable non-academic sources, particularly if it appears in respected mainstream publications. Other reliable sources include:

  • University-level textbooks
  • Books published by respected publishing houses
  • Magazines (not biased)
  • Journals
  • Mainstream newspapers (not biased)

Editors may also use electronic media, subject to the same criteria.

Forums and blogs

Forums are where people come to collaborate on certain topics. Forums can considered being reliable sources, if they include:

  • Photos or videos
  • Photos or video clips of an upcoming episode or upcoming event
  • A person from the studio talking about upcoming episodes, progress, adding photos, etc

Blogs are websites where people can talk about what they like, review a title, or give information to people. Blogs are considered reliable if they include:

  • Photos or videos
  • Updated information, blogs that were last updated 20 years ago might not be a reliable source anymore.
  • Insider information, like experts in their fields. Search them up and also search up what they talk about. If it is not true (after you search) and it is meant to mislead people, then it isn't a reliable source.

Images and Videos

Images and videos may be consider citations if they are:

  • a Warner Bros. picture or video
  • not heavily edited (custom borders, custom drawings, memes)

Why You Should Cite Source/Citation

  • To credit a source for providing useful information and to avoid claims of plagiarism.
  • To show that the edits you make are, preferably, not original research. (there are exceptions to this) (stuff you find in a video doesn't count as original research)
  • To ensure that the content of articles is credible and can be checked by any reader or editor.
  • To help users find additional reliable information on the topic.
  • To improve the overall credibility and authoritative character of the Looney Tunes Wiki.
  • To reduce the likelihood of editorial disputes, or to resolve any that arise.

While we do not ask for an academic citation, we ask that you do NOT use Wikipedia, other wiki databases, or other Wikia projects as a citation for an article. If you need to list their names, add a ==External Links== section and list them there.

Because LT wiki and all of Wikia is based off of other online and non-online (book, scholarly journal) sources, we ask that if you are writing a research paper, that you do not credit us, rather credit the sources we attribute in your article.

Failure to use citations for questionable statements can result in an anvil drop. Please remember to add citations. You make the other editors, heads and wizards happy.

Requesting a source

After a statement, type {{Citation needed|date={{{1}}}}}.

Adding references

Place the title of the source material between <ref></ref> tags.

Here is an example for a book:

Bugs Bunny's first cartoon, A Wild Hare, was nominated for an Academy Award.<ref>Maltin, Leonard. Of Mice and Magic: Revised and Updated Edition, pg. 463, Penguin Publishing, 1987</ref>

Here is an example for a webpage:

Speedy Gonzales will be appearing in the upcoming movie Speedy Gonzales.<ref>http://www.example.com</ref>

Do not neglect to place the <references/> tag or the {{Reflist}} template in a header below all other headers, but before the external links and templates, called "References."

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