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These are the standards for the articles, pictures, and any other item on the Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day WIkia. If you need any help, our administrators are Silly1!Nada mohamedJunatina and Perfectdisasters

      Also see: Site Policy.

Rumors and TheoriesEdit

There is a difference between a rumor and a theory. (Definitions from dictionary.com)

  • Rumor: "gossip; hearsay; a story or statement in general circulation without confirmation or certainty as to facts." Rumors are generally leaked information with uncertain or unknown sources believed to be a part of the production team. They generally refer to the happenings of future seasons, powers, and characters.
  • Theory: "a proposed explanation whose status is still conjectural, in contrast to well-established propositions that are regarded as reporting matters of actual fact." Theories are created by fans and based on prior actions, circumstances, and the like. They will sometimes be predictions of future seasons, powers or characters, and they are sometimes alternative interpretations of past actions.

Rumors and theories are both allowed on this wiki, but should be specified as such. Passing rumors or theories as fact, without appropriate qualifiers, is unacceptable.

Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation and TitlesEdit

When writing articles it is important to follow these rules of the English language:

  1. Don't use netspeak or any similar slang and avoid abbreviations in articles. We are compiling a professional resource for Alexander and the Terrible, horrible, No Good very bad Day fans.
  2. Keep your writing around a 6th Grade reading level. You don't need to fill it with big words just to make it sound smarter, especially if you're not certain how the word should be used.
  3. Vary your words. When writing, try to vary the words you use and the length of your sentences. It makes things sound more interesting.
  4. Capitalize words when appropriate. (see below)
  5. Use correct punctuation. This includes commas, periods, quotation marks, and apostrophes. (see below)
  6. Know the difference between homophones: there, their, and they're; here and hear; it's and its; who's and whose.

CapitalizationEdit

The following words do not need to be capitalized unless they are the beginning of a sentence or part of a proper noun: ant, teen, smart, mom, dad, etc.

We have all taken English classes and standard English grammar has not changed in the last few years. The English language, especially in a wiki, is not the place to make up your own new rules.

ContractionsEdit

A contraction is a shortened form of two words. For example, "will not" is shortened to "won't," "cannot" is shorted to "can't," and "they have" is shortened to "they've." (This is not an exhaustive list; there are many more common contractions.) Contractions are never used in formal writing and therefore will not be used in this wiki guide. Any contractions must be spelled out completely.

BiasEdit

All descriptions must be impartial. Sentences containing editorial bias must be rewritten objectively. Bad: Cece is a girl with long red hair and beautiful brown eyes. Anthony is the annoying brother of Alexander.

Good: Cece is a girl with long blond hair and brown eyes. Anthony is Alexander's brother.

Descriptive adverbs and adjectives with connotations that convey the author's bias or personal feeling should be left out. Beauty is a matter of opinion. Use pictures along with descriptions to get your point across.

TitlesEdit

  • While some characters have a title, their titles are not to be included in the article name. Use their given name only.

SpacingEdit

Web pages do not look the same for everyone. Different web browsers will display things different from one another. For example, Firefox may show a sentence wrapping around a picture while Safari does not. Internet Explorer 8 will show a transparent background in a PNG picture while Internet Explorer 6 does not.

Monitor sizes and resolutions will also affect how much can be seen at one time. A 15" monitor isn't as wide as a 19" monitor, so web pages will be longer on a 15" monitor than they will on the 19" monitor. Pages on a 19" monitor can also be longer if the resolution is set low. For example, 800x600 instead of 1280x1024.

When editing a page, use the following rules:

  • Keep article content as close to the top of the page as possible.
  • Put one blank line in between paragraphs.
  • Put two blank lines if you need to separate things with a little more space, such as certain templates.
  • Larger spacings should be created with different commands rather than adding more blank lines.

Character Info BoxEdit

Alexander
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Biographical information
Full Name
Alexander (surname unknown)
Gender
Male


Age
11
Physical Description
Hair Color
Light Brown
Eye Color
Dark Brown
Personal Information
Family
Ben (Father)

Kelly (Mother)
Emily (Sister)

Anthony (Brother)



Production Information
Portrayed By
Use the following template at right:

Profile pictures must be approximately 400x300 pixels and good quality. An example of the appropriate size is below.

The infobox should include the following information. If one or more categories is unknown, leave it blank.

  • Name: Specify the name of the character
  • Nicknames: Specify the character's nicknames (if applicable)
  • Gender: Specify the sex of the character
  • Born: Specify the birth date of the character
  • Occupation: Specify the characters' job
  • Location: Specify where the character lives
  • Age: This is how old the character was in their first appearance
  • Hair Color: Specify the character's hair color
  • Eye Color: Specify the eye color of the character
  • Family: Specify the family of the character
  • Friends: List the people who the character is friends with (in the movie)
  • Likes: Specify what the character likes
  • Dislikes: Specify what the character dislikes
  • Portrayed by: Specify the actor who plays the character

PicturesEdit

GeneralEdit

The quality of a picture depends on how well you are able to see its contents. If the picture seems off (for example, it is too bright, too dark, or too grainy and you are not able to make out details) it is not acceptable and should not be used anywhere on the site. {C}Only put pictures on the pages after all of the information has been added. If the description is good enough, then adding pictures won't be a necessity until later.

SizeEdit

Super-small pictures are acceptable for user icons only. If the gallery thumbnail is too large for the picture, the picture is too small, and cannot be used on this site.

ScreenshotsEdit

Screenshots are wanted and needed; however, there are some criteria.

  1. Screenshots cannot have watermarks or labels.
  2. Screenshots should not have a border on them. (This does not apply for userpage pictures.)
  3. Screenshots do not have to be of super fine quality; however, it must be clear what it is a screenshot of. Again, the quality of a picture depends on how well you are able to see its contents. A screenshot in which no detail whatsoever can be made out is not acceptable.
  4. If the picture is a replacement for another picture, please upload it to the same name by clicking 'upload a new version' on the file page.

*Credit to the ANT Farm wiki for these standards

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