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Listed below are the rules that must be followed on this wiki, whether one has an account or not. All users who do not respect these rules will be warned or immediately banned depending on the severity of the crime and the number of offences. If you see a user breaking any of the rules below, please contact an admin. If any of of the rules below confuse you, please ask an admin for clarification. If you have not done so, also consult the LAYOUT GUIDE.

Note: If a user admits to not having read the rules despite being asked to, they will automatically be banned without warning.

Primary guidelines

The following are absolutely forbidden (and will likely result in an immediate ban):

  1. Bullying; discrimination of any kind.
  2. Vandalism.
  3. Cursing, swearing, spam, or sexual and inappropriate remarks.
  4. Impersonating users or celebrities.
  5. Creating another account during a ban.
  6. Releasing personal information (e.g. full name, phone number, email address).
  7. Plagiarism.
  8. Editing other users profiles.

The following is mandatory:

  1. When you create a page, add it to the "A to Z" category.
  2. When adding links on a page, only link the first mention of something with a corresponding page under each heading.
  3. Write on all pages in the present tense, unless describing something that happened before the show.
  4. Grammar is key! Use it properly and keep it Canadian (while not whilst, line not queue, colour not color).
  5. All content must relate to the show.
  6. All pages with disputable information must have references.

Editing

Before editing, please consult the layout guide.

  1. Only add relevant and needed edits.
  2. If an edit could be disputable, add a reference. For information on adding references, click here.
  3. Do not remove content from pages unless you are removing spam or false information.
  4. Do not add edits that contain spoilers of an upcoming or recent episode without putting the {{Spoiler}} template at the top of the page.
  5. Renaming a page is only allowed with an admin's approval.

Creating pages

Before creating pages, please consult the layout guide.

  1. Do not create a page that is an article stub unless it is absolutely needed.
  2. If you add the page to a category that doesn't exist, please create the category page.

Creating galleries

  1. Only create a gallery if there is more than one photo that is related to the gallery.
  2. Organize images in sequential order of their appearance on the show (if they are not from the show, try to put them in order of the date they were released).
  3. Images in the following types of galleries must have captions: character galleries, episode galleries, pairing galleries (for pairings on the show).

Creating pairing pages

Please consult the pairings page.

Creating category pages

  1. Category pages can only be created if more than one item will be in it, unless it is absolutely needed.

Images and videos

  1. Images that are uploaded must have relevant titles; images with titles that consist solely of numbers are not relevant.
  2. Do not add photos that are identical/similar to ones that have already been uploaded.
  3. If there are characters in an image, add the photo to the galleries of these characters' galleries with relevant captions.*
  4. Add image to ALL relevant galleries.
  5. When adding images to any gallery, organize the images in sequential order of their appearance on the show.**

* The only exception is if the image contains a large group of characters.

**If the images are not from the show, try to put them in order of the date they were released.

Captions

  1. Link only the first mention of anything that has a page in the caption of an image in a gallery, unless it is the name of the object/person the gallery is for (i.e. If you are captioning the Daniel gallery, do not provide a link for his name. Provide a link to the first mention of say, Giselle, but do not link her name again unless you have entered a new subcategory [Season 2, Season 3]).
  2. Use present tense, although in the simple form, not in the continuous form (i.e. "does," not "doing").
  3. Act as though the images are narrated in third person limited. Continuing with the example of the Daniel gallery, instead of writing: "Daniel and Michelle look on," write something along the lines of "Alongside Michelle, Daniel looks on," "Daniel looks on with Michelle," or simply, "Daniel looks on."

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