Episode Page Guidelines

After writing up well over 500 episode pages and brushing up the remaining ones I (Atkelar) thought it was time to put up a description of how I chose what to put in them and why - so others could expand on the pages without causing too much formatting errors. During a recent restructuring, Yappy Fox has moved the episode pages into a namespace. The links now should read :episodes:episode_xxx - e.g. :episodes:episode_123 to link to Episode 123 - also, the wiki's last update causes the page title to be displayed instead of the page's name. So instead of listing Episode 123, the new version will show episode_123 which still can be overridden using the pipe-syntax.

The title

Since the episodes don't have any official title, some funny tagline fitting in with either a major event during the show or a distinguishable theme throughout the show gets chosen.

First pick: if the IRC channel during the show comes up with something (fitting the PG-rating!). Second pick: theme or running gag throughout the show. Third pick: biggest highlight.

If all three choices fail, the episode title is set to TBD1)

Quotes

The searchable text version of Garrison Skunk's quotes were remoed during a wiki cleanup, as were the links to them.

Overview section

Right under the title/quotes link there is a section of text with general episode notes. General information about the show - like missing cast or staff members - are mentioned here. In general any information that would not fit the “show highlight” title goes here as a paragraph.

Section overview

The main sections and the order in which they appear are:

  • Cast - always present. Any character appearing on stage who has lines. Karaoke doesn't count here, but otherwise it doesn't matter how many lines or how long they are on screen. Listed in order of appearance.
  • Staff - always present. Any person behind the scenes, pulling strings.
  • Guests - only present if there are live studio guests. Call in does not count here!
  • Show Highlights - always present. Include any memorable moment as a brief description, including linked character names and episode references.
  • Art Jam topic(s)/Caption Picture description - Only present when either of which is done during the show2).
  • Videos shown - only present if there are any videos played during the show. Any video material that is NOT live at the studio and longer than one or two seconds counts.
  • Specials: Ass beating hour - only present if a cast member (typically Poink) tells a story about their childhood experiences with parenting…
  • Specials: Nutshot of the week - only present if there is a nutshot video played by the cast (video submissions don't count)…
  • “Last Words” (and Actions) - alwys present. Quote the characters last words before the stream cuts out. Inlcude notes if the stream/download cut out early or late.

All character names, episode references or similar cross reference items have to be linked. Note that Wikipedia only requires the “first occurance” of a word to be linked, FPS wiki doesn't have nearly enough links to warrant that. It is deemed better to be able to click wherever you are reading at the moment without having to look for the first use of the word.

1)
To Be Defined - which currently causes the episode list to display a “topic not found” style link
2)
some older pages still show the text “none was announced” which should be removed during edits