This is a set of general guidelines to follow when creating and editing mainspace articles concerning a TV Show Episode related to the Sonic the Hedgehog series franchise. Although this is an official guide, editors are encouraged to stray from them if it will improve the overall quality of the article.
Yellow boxes are general guidelines meant to pertain to the main text on the page.
Green boxes are guidelines for headers.
Red boxes are guidelines for anything else.
When setting up an TV episode article, it is mandatory to set up the template Tab at the top of the article. The first tab1 is to be set to "Main page" while the third is to be set to "Transcript", like this in the source code:
Some TV Episode articles may have an abundance of images and screenshots available which make render the page unnecessarily large and difficult to navigate. A separate gallery-tab page from the main page to hold the images is to be included in the Tab template too, like this (but only if the article's "Gallery" section holds sixteen or more images).
Some TV Episodes have corresponding ones coming before or after it. The "Episode order" template is to be placed here to allow quick navigation between and from corresponding episodes.
The "Infobox TV episode" template is to be inserted here. Information in regards to the episode are to be filled as much as possible including, but not limited to: Date(s) of airing (both national and international), next and previous episodes, season number, title and significant personnel responsible for the creation of the episode (eg. writers). A screenshot image of the title card is preferred for the info box image however if unavailable, the utilization of the TV Series' cover art or specifically cover art for that particular season of which the show aired is sufficient.
This is the summary. The purpose of this is to surmmarise the TV episode in in regards to real-world information such as the date it aired/released and who wrote the script. If the show in particular has been released along in a box set within similar episodes and/or seasons, then this information regarding the date of the set's release should also be included.
This is the Synposis. The purpose of this is to surmise the TV episode in particular. The summary should be kept brief, giving a short description of the plot and situation the episode revolves around in. Above all else, the contents of this section must be copied word-by-word from a synopsis written by official medias, like a website written by those managing the TV series, or a DVD synopsis. No changes must be made to the material written here unless it is meant to be replaced by another official synopsis
This is the appearance section. The purpose of this section is to list any and all significant subjects which appear in this particular episode by using bullet points (*). Details should include a link to each character's respective main space article, including notations whether the episode is the subject(s) first appearance, only makes a cameo, or is mentioned but make no physical appearance. All subjects are also to be listed in alphabetical order.
The subjects that appear in the episodes are listed as followed and under the following categories:
[Lists all actual characters, teams and/or groups appearing in the episodes. This includes all entities that can be considered individuals, including robot models. Those characters that appear alongside their team or affiliated entity are listed with extra bullet points (*) under their group, like this:]
This section is the Plot. As its name suggests, the purpose of this is to provide detail of events which occur in the television episode. However, make sure not to go into minor details such as specific actions and quotes. Do not make this section larger than necessary and keep only to specific and significant points.
This section is for TV Episode continuity nods. The purpose of this section is to list any references or throwbacks to events in previous episodes. Oppositely, if a story element from this episode is referenced in later episodes, then this story element and its relation to later episodes is to be listed here as well. This section, however, is not for listing recurring objects or entities which serve more as stage props and has no relevance to the storyline.
This section is for TV Episode goofs. The purpose of this section is to list any visual or continuity inconsistencies within the episode in particular caused by production oversight. Such may include, but not limited to eg. duplicate background characters, the appearance or position of main characters differ in a different frame within the same shot after a back-and-forth cut. etc.
Each goof must be listed down under bullet points (*). Be sure not to confuse "goofs" with "trivia" information (more info below).
The purpose of this section is to provide additional detail in regards to regional difference present in the TV episode. Disregarding obvious information such as different language or use of voice actors, information here could include minor or major changes such may include censorship, after-edits or section cuts and similar information (eg. Firearms edited to look like laser-blasters, references to national culture which may not make sense to another etc.)
A list of mentioned regional differences present can be places here under bullet points (*)
The Production section is about information which may be significant to the creation of the TV episode. Such information could include, but not limited to: milestones, the developing process, legal or financial issues the production crew or the episode faced while under construction or during and after release, or consultation of significant individuals or specialists for the production of the episode.
This section is for listing the name of the title this episode was given in different languages. There, the editors must list the name of the title in the foreign language, what language it is written in, and what it translates to in English. All this is inserted in the table below in alphabetical order.
The Trivia section is about small pieces of information about the TV episode that do not fit in any of the sections above. Here, the editor must make a list of these little-known facts by using bullet points (*), where each piece of information being given its own paragraph. Please note it is required that the Trivia is informative, not lengthy and pointless.
This section is for images from the episode. It is recommended to be limited to insertion of significant images in relation to the stage. Such images should include screenshots from within the episode itself, official artwork, promotional works such as advertisement or other imagery which may feature the episode.
All imagery to be placed in the gallery must be of official sources only (having appeared in at least one officially released, or licensed media.)
It is important to know that this is only a placeholder section. Once this section has sixteen or more images, it is to be removed and its contents are to be moved to the gallery subarticle for this episode (see above).