Wikipedia:WikiProject Television

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This is to guide the structure and normalize the standard of articles dealing with the Television medium and television series or other forms of episodic programs.

Project-specific guidelines[edit]

Descendant WikiProjects and task forces[edit]

Category:Inactive TV-related WikiProjects

Related WikiProjects[edit]

Participants[edit]

User WikiProject Television
Wikiproject:Television This user is a participant of WikiProject Television.

A list of participants can be found at Category:WikiProject Television participants.

Technically speaking, anyone who edits / contributes to TV related articles is a participant, and there are no requirements other than that. If one wishes one can further identify oneself with the project by listing one's name as a participant. This helps spread the word about the project and can help other editors see what types of articles that user is interested in editing.

To add yourself to the project listing add the following to your user page:

[[Category:WikiProject Television participants|{{subst:PAGENAME}}]]

Or, if you wish to use the userbox, add {{User WP TV}} to your user page instead as it includes the above wikicode.

Writing and editing television related articles[edit]

Further information: WP:MOSTV

This project deals with a lot of television related articles, but they are not all the same. Therefore we have created separate pages with information for each type of television related article.

Guidelines[edit]

First of all, be sure to read these guidelines, policies and discussions if you want to write good articles on fiction.

Characters and fictional elements[edit]

TODO Wikipedia:WikiProject Television/Fictional elements (includes characters)

Featured articles[edit]

See these featured articles for examples of well written articles on characters and elements from fiction:

Naming a character[edit]

There is no guideline or policy about naming an article about a fictional character. See the essay Wikipedia:Naming character articles.

People working in television[edit]

Actors, producers, writers etc. are all real people. Turn to WikiProject Biography for help on writing such articles. Here are some quick guidelines and tips for you however.

Categories[edit]

As a rule do not create categories for "People by series", because they can potentially work on numerous series or movies etc. You should categorize by profession. See the higher level Category:Television actors, Category:Television directors, Category:Television producers, Category:Television writers, Category:Television presenters in the top level Category:Television people.

Images[edit]

Fair Use images on pages of real people that are still alive are not allowed, because these images are replaceable. You also cannot use an image from a television program, etc., because you are not illustrating the character but the actor.

Featured articles[edit]

More television templates[edit]

Tasks[edit]

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Television:
To do list:
Major discussions/events:
Incubators:

Important Alerts[edit]

New articles[edit]

InceptionBot has been set up to identify new articles that are potentially within the scope of this project, based on the rules defined at User:AlexNewArtBot/Television. It is likely that some are false positives, in which case the log at User:AlexNewArtBot/TelevisionLog should be examined for more information.

Article alerts[edit]

Please watch Wikipedia:WikiProject Television/Article alerts, for important alerts related to articles of this Wikiproject. "Article alerts" will be updated daily, and will also be transcluded here.

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  • 22 Feb 2017 – Intan (soap opera) (talk · edit · hist) was PRODed by ArdiPras95 (t · c): Lacks sources and fails WP:NME.
  • 22 Feb 2017 – Winston Steinburger and Sir Dudley Ding Dong (talk · edit · hist) was PRODed by Onel5969 (t · c): Does not appear to meet notability criteria.
  • 21 Feb 2017 – Garage Dreams (talk · edit · hist) was PRODed by Boleyn (t · c): Doesn't meet WP:NOTABILITY
  • 21 Feb 2017 – Kelly Peyton (talk · edit · hist) was PRODed by 172.56.2.54 (t · c): illegitimate entry, info is uncited. Article has zero citations for any of its data. Entry is written horribly with several grammatical errors as well as structural flaws. Plz nominate for deletion. Such inadequacy and borderline vandalism parent art ...
  • 21 Feb 2017 – Thomas Grace (Alias) (talk · edit · hist) was PRODed by 172.56.2.54 (t · c): illegitimate entry, info is uncited. Article has zero citations for any of its data. Entry is written horribly with several grammatical errors as well as structural flaws. Plz nominate for deletion. Such inadequacy and borderline vandalism parent art ...
  • 20 Feb 2017 – Sunday Football (AFL) (talk · edit · hist) was PRODed by Whats new? (t · c): Not notable television broadcast. Tagged notability and lacking sources. Nothing remotely distinguishable and appears nothing more than a routine broadcast of a football game each week. Created by a user now banned
  • 19 Feb 2017 – Nashar-e-Yaat (talk · edit · hist) was PRODed by Bonadea (t · c): No sources, no mention of the series at Hum TV's website. Trying to find it by looking at the cast and looking at their websites, FB pages etc, also yields nothing, and I find it unlikely that actors starring in a TV series would not mention it a ...
  • 19 Feb 2017 – Kar (TV series) (talk · edit · hist) was PRODed by Bonadea (t · c): No sources, no mention of it at the Hum TV website = no indication of notability. The image, supposedly a promotional poster for the series, does not look very convincing.
  • 18 Feb 2017 – Ironman: Deep Water (talk · edit · hist) was PRODed by Whats new? (t · c): Not notable television show. Fails WP:N and WP:V. Article created by a user now banned
  • 18 Feb 2017 – Yes Chef (talk · edit · hist) was PRODed by Whats new? (t · c): Not notable television show. Tagged since 2012. Fails WP:N and WP:V. Article created by a user now banned
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