Netflix Wiki articles are formatted differently dependent on the type of content shown. For example, reality TV articles are not formatted the same as series' articles.
To minimise the hassle, we have included pre-load templates that will appear whenever creating an article. Please click these and use the format that appears — this way we can make sure format is upheld and standardised.
As an example, when creating an article for a TV series such as Luke Cage, you would click the SERIES PAGE pre-load template. Likewise for a movie such as Bright, you would click the MOVIE PAGE pre-load template.
There are unique situations where it can be unclear which template to use. An example is for Stand-up Specials, such as Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable, which are one-off shows. In this case, please use Template:Movie. Please post in Discussions or message Spongebob456 if you are at all unsure about which template to use.
Finally, please complete correctly all pre-load sections in article you create. It finishes the article off nicely and makes it easier for other users to contribute to the article as well.
We ask that all articles are written in past tense, and assuming that they have aired. For example do not write "season four will air November 1, 2055", instead write "season four aired November 1, 2055", even if the date is in the future. This minimises the hassle of having to change air dates to past tense when they have aired.
Articles should have good ledes — also known as introductions — to allow for better performance in search engines and to keep the reader engaged when reading. Briefly, the introduction should comprise of the genre, director and/or writer, and a brief summary of what the series or movie is about. It is highley likely that readers become dis-interested if they do not find out what the programme is about from the lede.
In terms of categorisation, we have core categories for TV Series and for Movies. We then split those further down into genres, all listed in Category:Genre. To help, Netflix itself breaks down its original programming into genres, the same ones we use for our categories. We want to keep things efficient and only use categories needed for intuitive navigation for the time being, therefore users are asked not to create new categories until further notice.
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We are actively linking to those communities and pointing users in that direction. All the links to characters and episodes link to the respective character and episode articles on those wiki, and we have a prominent notice in the article infobox:
For example, on the Elite article, you can see that prominent area in the infobox, asking readers to go to the dedicated Elite community for the more detailed information. The characters listed link to Elite Wiki's character articles.