This page acts as guidelines towards the wiki and will help you follow the basics of creating an article. Failure to follow these will result in warnings and/or bans.

Please make sure you're not creating placeholder pages, they will be deleted without hesitation.

Formatting

This is the basic format of how schedule pages should be. If you're creating a new page, the template should show up under the notifications as "Schedule page". Time-slots and rows should be left empty if there isn't any information present for them.

Here's how pages should be preset:

{{NavboxDate|PREVIOUS DATE HERE|NEXT DATE HERE}}

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! Show
! Episode
! Image
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{{Sources|1=

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If a show is aired for more than a half hour slot, add a rowspan to the Show, Episode, and Image column when necessary.

EXAMPLE:

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! scope=row | 12:30pm
| rowspan=2 | SpongeBob SquarePants
| rowspan=2 | Atlantis SquarePantis
| rowspan=2 | [[Image:xxxx-xx-xx 0000am SHOW NAME.png|250px|center]]
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! scope=row | 1:00pm
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! scope=row | 1:30pm
| The Fairly OddParents
| Who's Your Daddy / Homewrecker
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For the Sources template, use bullet points and link the source if possible. Sources from membership sites, like Newspapers.com, should just be noted in brackets.


EXAMPLE:

{{Sources|1=
* St. Cloud Times (via Newspapers.com)
* [example.com Tape from xxx]
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For the Timeline box, use the Navigation Box. The first date is the previous date from the page you are editing, and the second one is for the day after.

EXAMPLE:

{{NavboxDate|PREVIOUS DATE HERE|NEXT DATE HERE}}

Shows

Please make sure to properly title and capitalize show names, such as:

  • PAW Patrol
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius

For shows with segments/multiple episodes, make sure to use forward slashes in place of semi-colons.

EXAMPLE:

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! scope=row | 3:30pm
| SpongeBob SquarePants
| Sleepy Time / Suds
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Movies

Movies that aired should be formatted like so:

! scope=row | 3:00pm
| rowspan=4 colspan=2 align=center | Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
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! scope=row | 3:30pm
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! scope=row | 4:00pm
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! scope=row | 4:30pm
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! scope=row | 5:00pm
| rowspan=5 | The Loud House
| #226
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Indicator Templates

You can find the indicator templates in Help:Special Templates.

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! scope=row | 12:00am
| rowspan=7 | Friends
| The One With Ross's Teeth {{Nick at Nite 2012}}
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! scope=row | 12:30am
| The One With the Apothecary Table {{Nick at Nite 2012}}
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! scope=row | 9:30am
| rowspan=2 | Ryan's Mystery Playdate
| {{NEW '17|Ryan's Slithering Playdate}} {{Nick Jr. 2009}}
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Times

Make sure times are in Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5 / UTC−05:00).

Images

Titling images should follow this format: [[Image:YEAR-MM-DD 0000am SHOW NAME.png|250px|center]]

Generally, only ‘’’one image’’’ should be used for each respective show/movie in a schedule page so the guides are easy to read. Images are expected to highlight the screenbug/logo (if there is one) and provide a general representation for the content in question.

Most images should feature a show/movie’s characters and not just be empty background/set shots. Title cards are permissible if a screenbug/logo is present, but should be used sparingly. Although we may be tempted to use “meme frames”, images from multiple airings should capture as many scenes as possible, and not just the “popular” ones. This is especially important if multiple broadcasts of an episode are available with the same screenbug/logo.

Images should be close to their native resolution as best as possible. Cam-rips should only be uploaded if they're the only sources available.

Screenshots should be uploaded using the Fair Use license.

Sourcing

The mission of Nickstory is to provide an accurate, research intensive resource that anybody interested in Nickelodeon's past programming can rely on. As a result, Nickstory holds articles to a high standard -- NO content can be added without citing a reliable source.

Acceptable sources include:

  • TV recordings
  • Newspaper listings
  • Firsthand accounts (eg, fan sites and forums that tracked past broadcasts)
  • Internal documentation (trustworthy resources used within Nickelodeon and other relevant parties, only certain users are allowed to use this. Please contact an administrator if you have the need to use this)

Unacceptable sources include:

  • Memories. Unfortunately even the greatest of memories can get a little bit jumbled up over the years, especially when it concerns broadcasts from several decades ago. Therefore, Nickstory requires that all schedule additions be sourced from a tangible resource, such as those mentioned above.
  • Recreated images. To ensure Nickstory's accuracy, all schedule images must be as aired. The purpose of these images is to show how the exact broadcast looked. While a degree of guesswork and faux recreations may prove accurate, only images from the actual broadcast can truly show how a program or movie was aired.
  • Wikipedia / Fandom / Wikis.
    • An exception to the rule may apply if said site has a valid source cited.

Adding sources to a page should look something like this:

{{Sources|1=
* Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota; via Newspapers)
* [http://www.example.com Example Source]

Please do not include just a link, properly title it.

Categorizing

When categorizing a page for a date, use [[Category:Schedules]], [[Category:MONTH YEAR]] and [[Category:YEAR]], replacing MONTH and YEAR with the appropriate month and year.

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