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For the basic guidelines for creating and adding content to the wiki, please see the Style Guide.

The Article Layout Guide shows how articles should be structured and organized on the wiki. This page will explain the organization of different types of articles, as well as how to properly add content to each section.

For the purposes of this guide, it will be assumed that whoever's reading it knows the basics of editing. If not, there are plenty of tutorials available over at Community Central, as well as in Help:Contents. Asking more experienced users, as well as the wiki's staff, is also a good way to learn.

Please keep in mind that some of the policies on this page may change.

General Sections

These sections can be applied to most, if not all, of the articles on the wiki. Any guidelines listed must be followed regardless of the type of article they appear on.

Article Introduction — The text directly below the article's title that introduces the reader to the subject, usually through a short description or brief summary of the subject's role.

  • If an article requires one, the appropriate infobox should be used for the appropriate page. Infoboxes should be the first thing placed on the page.
  • The first instance of a subject's name, its equivalent, and/or any listed aliases or nicknames should be bold.

History — The history of the subject throughout the series.

  • All events, excluding those that are included in the Background subsection, should be written in the order that they happened in the story.
  • All information should be recorded as it was presented in series. No speculation or opinions should be present in this section.
  • This section should be written in-universe (meaning no mentions of episodes or seasons) and in past tense.
Background Anything that happened in the subject's history prior to the start of the timeline of the series.
  • Events that are shown in flashbacks should be included in this section.
  • For some pages, this subsection may be divided into different sections. For example, Eleven's background is split into “Birth and Early Life” and “Psychokinetic Training”.
  • Some subjects may not have this subsection due to there being no information about their past.
Year — Here is where the events that took place in the timeline of the season will be recorded. This section is usually what takes up a majority of the article.

Behind the scenes — This section is for "real-world" facts. Facts about casting and production should be written here. This section should be written in paragraphs, not bullet points. Also, it should not be written from an in-universe point of view.

Trivia/Notes — A collection of interesting, often little known facts about the subject. All facts should be written in bullet points. For character pages, this section will always be called "Trivia". This section can include:

  • Observations made about the subject by observing background clues or hints present in dialogue.
  • Facts revealed about the subject in interviews, or any other official source.
  • Acknowledgment of fan reactions and fan theories.
  • This section is also one of the few sections where speculation is somewhat acceptable, as long as it is made clear that it has not been confirmed.
  • Any other information that would otherwise not fit into the article.

Gallery — Galleries display interesting images of a subject.

References — A list of sources for information used in the article. This section will always be at the end of an article.

Character Pages

Character pages should be placed in Category:Characters and any appropriate subcategories. The {{CharacterNav}} (character) navbox should be placed at the end of every page.

Page Layout

Character pages should more or less follow this layout:

== History ==
=== Background ===
=== Season # ===
== Personality ==
== Relationships ==
=== Familial ===
=== Non-Familial ===
== Appearances ==
== Memorable Quotes ==
== Behind the Scenes ==
== Trivia ==
== Gallery ==
== References ==

Note: Some characters may not have enough enough information for all of the sections included on the above list. Some characters may even need additional sections depending on the information.

Sections

Article Introduction — Introduces the character, usually by stating their role in the season(s) and a brief summary of the character's storyline.

  • The {{Character}} infobox should be used.
  • Major characters may have a quote above the article introduction. The {{Quote}} template should be used. Quotes should be placed below the infobox and the lengths should be kept minimal.

History — The character's storyline throughout the series written in-universe and in past tense.

  • Background This section consists of events that took place in the character's life before the start of the timeline of the series.
  • Year — The character's storyline throughout the timeline of the season.

Personality — Here the qualities of the character's personality will be described. This section may sometimes be called “Personality and Traits”.

  • It's not enough to just say a character is brave. Give some examples of the character's bravery.
  • The character's likes and dislikes can be noted here.
  • Any other traits, characteristics, and mannerisms can also go here.

Relationships — Here is where the character's relationships will be described. Basically, summarize the characters' interactions.

  • This section usually has two subsections:
    • Familial – This can also include adopted and surrogate relationships.
    • Non-Familial – this includes all other relationships that are not part of the character's family. Friends, romantic interests, enemies, and other relationships should go here.
  • The relationships should be written mostly from the perspective of the character.
  • Only notable relationships should be described here.
  • Because some interactions between characters may have different meanings and interpretations to some people, it can be easy to get carried away with personal opinions. Avoid this as much as possible and instead focus on how the characters' relationships were meant to be depicted in the story.

Appearances — This is where the character's episode appearances are noted. Usually, this section only consists of the Season Appearance templates.

Memorable Quotes Here notable things said by the character will be listed. The quotes should be placed with bullet points and have quotations marks.

  • The Quotes should be important and have impact.
  • Fan-favorite lines and "one-liners" can go here.

Behind the Scenes — Facts about casting and character creation should be written here.

Trivia — Interesting facts about the character.

Gallery — A collection of images of the character during interesting or major situations.

References — A list of sources for information used in the article.

Gallery Pages

In addition to a regular gallery, major characters will have a dedicated gallery page. The page should be named “Character Name/Gallery” so that it will become a subpage to the character's main page. The purpose of a gallery page is not to display every single frame of a character, but to essentially show the character's story visually. These pages should be placed in Category:Galleries.

  • The gallery page will be linked to from the character's main page using the {{GalleryLink}} template.
    • {{GalNote}} — This appears at the top of the page and displays the rules of adding photos to the galleries. This template should be added to the page before anything else.

Episode Pages

The {{Episode}} infobox should be used. Episode pages should be placed in Category:Episodes and any appropriate subcategories. The {{Navbox/Episode}} template should be placed at the end of every article.

Page Layout

Episode pages should more or less follow this layout:

== Synopsis ==
== Plot ==
== Cast ==
== Music ==
=== Soundtrack ==
=== Original Score ===
== Notes ==
== Gallery == 
== References ==

Note: Some episodes may not have enough enough information for all of the sections included on the above list. Some episodes may even need additional sections depending on the information.

Sections

Synopsis — A brief summary of the episode. The official synopsis written for the episode on the Netflix website should be written here.

Plot — This section is much like the History section on character pages, only this time you will just describe what happened in a single episode, as well as the storylines of all characters.

  • All events should be written in the order that they happened in the episode.
  • All information should be recorded as it was presented in the episode. No speculation or opinions should be present.
  • No information from future episodes should be present.
  • Events should be written in present tense and in-universe.

Cast — Here all of the cast members that appeared in the episode will be listed alongside their characters. Major cast members should be listed first.

Music — All the music heard in the episode will be listed here.

  • This section will have two subsections:
    • Soundtrack – All songs produced by others artists
    • Original Score – All songs produced specifically for the show by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein.
  • All songs should have a short description of the scene where they were heard.

Notes — Interesting facts and notes about the episode.

Gallery — A collection of interesting images from the episode.

References — A list of sources for information used in the article.

Season Pages

The {{Season}} infobox should be used. Season pages should be placed in Category:Seasons and any appropriate subcategories.

Page Layout

Season pages should more or less follow this layout:

== Synopsis ==
== Plot summary ==
== Cast and characters ==
=== Main cast ===
=== Recurring cast ===
== Episodes ==
== Development ==
== Production ==
=== Filming ===
=== Special effects ===
=== Music ===
=== Post-production ===
== Marketing ==
== References ==

Note: Additional sections may need to be added depending on the information.

Sections

Synopsis – A brief summary of the season. The official synopsis written on the Netflix website should be written here.

Plot summary – A condensed description of the season's plot. This section should be written in present tense.

Cast and characters – A list of the cast and their characters, along with how many episodes they appear in, in bullet point form.

  • Main cast – All major cast members and their characters.
  • Recurring cast – Recurring cast members and their characters.

Episodes – The season's episodes displayed in a table. The table should include an image from each episode, as well as each episode's title, director(s), writers, and synopsis.

Development – Anything relating to the development of the season, such as conception, crew, and casting. Each aspect of development should be it's own subsection. Subsections may vary.

Production – Anything relating to the production of the season, such as filming and special effects.

  • Filming – Any details about the season's filming, such as schedules and filming of particular scenes.
  • Special effects – Any details about how the season's SFX were accomplished.
  • Music – Details about the music used in the season. Can include details about both the original score, as well as the soundtrack.
  • Post-production – Any details involving post-production, such as editing.

Marketing – Advertising for the season. This section may consist of the season's trailers or posters from social media marketing campaigns.

Other Pages

While all other page types on the wiki don't have specific layouts that should be followed, it is important that they still follow the wiki's guidelines and maintain a certain level of consistency.

Minor Pages

Multiple subjects, such as characters, locations, etc., that alone do not have enough information for their own article can be combined into one article. On these pages, subjects will be listed alphabetically and each have their own section. An image of the subject should be displayed on the right. The {{Clear}} template should be placed at the end of each section to ensure that images don't overlap into another section. Categories and templates for these pages will vary, but should correspond to the subjects listed.

Location Pages

The {{Location}} infobox should be used. Depending on the type of location, there may be a list of inhabitants, staff, students, etc. There may also be a profile listing all of the location's known rooms and areas. Location pages should be placed in Category:Locations and any appropriate subcategories.

Cast Pages

For cast pages, the {{Actor}} infobox should be used. The article introduction will consist of a summary of the cast member's career. Be respectful when adding information. Cast pages should be placed in Category:Cast. Subcategories will depend on the season(s) the cast member appeared in.

  • Filmography – A list of media the cast member has worked on over their career displayed on a table. May sometimes be divided into subsections, such as “Film”, “Television”, etc.

Crew Pages

Director, producer, and writer pages will all use the {{Crew}} infobox. Depending on the crew member, they should be placed in the Directors, Producers, and/or Writers categories.

  • Credits – a list of the crew member's directing/producing/writing credits throughout the series.