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Last revision on: 2/28/18

This is the Manual of Style specific to the Looney Tunes Wiki. To keep the look of articles uniform, please try to follow it as best as you can.

General

  • This is an English-language wiki. No other languages should be used for articles.
  • Because Looney Tunes originated from the United States, American English spellings and punctuation are preferred (i.e., "color" instead of "colour," "favorite" instead of "favourite"). However, quotes are exempt from this. For example, text advertising a video released in the United Kingdom should be quoted as-is, without any changes to British spellings. Users are also permitted to use British spellings on their user page or when conversing with other users.
  • Do not use words such as "We," "I," "You," etc. Refer to everything in the third person; i.e., "the viewer," "the player." The only exception is if those words are used in quotes.
  • Shorthand and abbreviations cannot be used in articles, save for when they are the name of an official property, such as The WB.
  • Where possible, avoid using numbers and symbols in the body of text. For example, use "one" instead of "1."

Naming

Place forwards slashes in front of subpages. Here are examples:

  • A Wild Hare
  • A Wild Hare/Gallery
  • A Wild Hare/Transcript

Infoboxes

Formatting

  • Only bold the title at the start of the article. Bolding should not be used anywhere else in an article.
  • Incorrect: A Wild Hare
  • Incorrect: A Wild Hare
  • Incorrect: "A Wild Hare"
  • Correct: A Wild Hare
  • Italicize names of series, unless the title is already bold; bolding supersedes italics and it is unnecessary to use both.
  • Incorrect: "Merrie Melodies"
  • Correct: Merrie Melodies
  • Place names of shorts and episodes in quotation marks, unless the title is already bold; bolding supersedes quotation marks as well. Do not place punctuation in the quotes unless it is part of the short/episode title.
  • Incorrect: Bugs Bunny's first appearance was in "A Wild Hare."
  • Correct: Bugs Bunny's first appearance was in "A Wild Hare".
  • Correct: "A Wild Hare"
  • Correct: "What's Cookin' Doc?"
  • Correct: Bugs Bunny tries to get an Academy Award in "What's Cookin' Doc?"
  • Correct: "Best Friends"
  • Correct: The "Devil Doggie" segment of the Tiny Toon Adventures episode "The Wheel O' Comedy".
  • Italicize names of movies, TV specials, books, video releases (DVDs, Blu-Rays, VHS tapes, and Laserdiscs), and video games unless the title is already bold.
  • Incorrect: The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle
  • Incorrect: "The Looney Tunes Show"
  • Correct: Space Jam
  • Correct: Bugs Bunny's Bustin' Out All Over
  • Correct: The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle
  • Correct: Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 1
  • Do not link to an article more than once. There will be exceptions made for links in lists and infoboxes.
  • Incorrect: Elmer Fudd is duck hunting at a lake when he shoots a young duckling which falls into his boat. As Elmer examines it, Daffy Duck pops out of the water and grabs the duckling from Elmer.
  • Correct: Elmer Fudd is duck hunting at a lake when he shoots a young duckling which falls into his boat. As Elmer examines it, Daffy Duck pops out of the water and grabs the duckling from Elmer.
  • Do not use piped links for things like [[Daffy Duck|Daffy Duck]] and [[The Looney Tunes Show|''The Looney Tunes Show'']], for it is pointless and redundant. You would get the same result from using [[Daffy Duck]] and ''[[The Looney Tunes Show]]''.

Gallery Images/Videos

  • When it comes to shorts, episodes and movies, place all images in the order that they appeared in.
  • Galleries should be on the article page unless the amount of images in the article is higher than 30, or there are severe loading issues. In that case, create a separate gallery page.
  • If there are more than two videos in an article, and there isn't an option to put the video in the infobox, place them in a gallery.

Grammar and spelling

American English grammar and spelling applies at all times. This section documents formatting specific to this wiki.

  • "Looney Tunes" is not "Loony Toons," "Looney Toons," etc. Users who use these names will be warned and then anvil dropped.
  • Incorrect: Loony Toons
  • Incorrect: Looney Toons
  • Correct: Looney Tunes
  • "Merrie Melodies" is not "Merry Melodies".
  • Incorrect: Merry Melodies
  • Correct: Merrie Melodies
  • Do not use words such as "We," "I," "You," etc. Refer to everything in the third person; i.e., "the viewer," "the player." The only exception is if those words are used in quotes.
  • Incorrect: If you look carefully after Elmer Fudd walks away, you can see Daffy Duck's head in the bushes.
  • Correct: If the viewer looks carefully after Elmer Fudd walks away, they can see Daffy Duck's head in the bushes.
  • Correct: After Elmer Fudd walks away, Daffy Duck's head can be seen in the bushes.
  • Be consistent with pronouns. Also, avoid any use of "he/she" or "s/he," as it is clunky and distracting. If you are referring to a person of unspecified gender, use "they" instead.
  • Incorrect: The player loses if he touches Daffy Duck. If the player loses all her lives, the game is over and she must try again from the beginning.
  • Incorrect: The player loses if s/he touches Daffy Duck. If the player loses all his/her lives, the game is over and s/he must try again from the beginning.
  • Incorrect: The player loses if he/she touches Daffy Duck.
  • Correct: The player loses if they touch Daffy Duck.
  • Correct: Bugs Bunny loses if he touches Daffy Duck.

Maintenance templates

These templates should, in most cases, be placed at the top of the article, before everything else. Exceptions are if only a certain section in the article needs maintenance.

DEFAULTSORT

If the page begins with "The" or "A," use the {{DEFAULTSORT}} tag to change how the article is sorted alphabetically in category pages.

{{DEFAULTSORT:Scarlet Pumpernickel, The}}
{{DEFAULTSORT:Wild Hare, A}}

Names of real people should be formatted with the last name first, followed by a comma and the first name.

{{DEFAULTSORT:Jones, Chuck}}

The DEFAULTSORT tag should always be after the article content (the "External links" section), but before the categories.

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