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506624 This page documents an official The Suite Life Wiki policy.

It is a widely accepted standard that should normally be followed by all editors. Discuss potential changes unless the edit is minor.

This is a full list of conventions and policies for writing content for The Suite Life Wiki.

Writing conventions

  1. There should be no double links in pages' main content.
    • This rule does not apply to the infobox.
    • This rule does not apply to tables used as lists.
  2. When writing the possessive form of a name, it is always followed by apostrophe-s. This includes names that end in "s".
    • Right: Zack's, Mr. Moseby's, Marcus's.
    • Wrong: Marcus'.
  3. When writing something in quotes, normal English writing conventions should be followed. This means that sentences including punctuation should retain their punctuation, and words (and publications) should not.
    • Right: "Come over here, Joe."
    • Right: He said "hello" to me.
    • Right: Though he was not very practiced in his field, the kids called the hotel "doctor".
    • Right: That episode is called "The Suite Life Sets Sail".
    • Wrong: "Come over here, Joe".
    • Wrong: He said "Hello," to me.
    • Wrong: Though he was not very practiced in his field, the kids called the hotel "doctor."
  4. Publication names should NEVER be abbreviated in pages' main content.
    • Right: The Suite Life on Deck.
    • Wrong: SLOD, TSLOD, TSLoD.
    • Abbreviations are unavoidable when using the {{SLOZAC}} or {{SLOD}} templates. This is the one exception.
  5. When writing the name of a large publication, such as a movie title or TV series, it should be italicized.
    • Right: The Suite Life on Deck.
    • Wrong: "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody", The Suite Life Movie, Wizards of Waverly Place.
  6. When writing the name of a minor publication (usually a part of a larger publicaton), such as an episode name, it should be in quotations.
    • Right: "Hotel Hangout".
    • Wrong: Graduation, French 101.
  7. The start of a page should always detail the name of the content, bolded.
    • Right: Zack Martin is ...
    • Right: "Odd Couples" is ...
  8. When referring to an episode number in an ordinal fashion, the number should be used.
    • Right: "Hotel Hangout" is the 1st episode.
    • Wrong: "Maddie Checks In" is the fourth episode.
  9. When referring to any other number in an ordinal fashion, the word should be used.
    • Right: Cody was the second twin born.
    • Right: The last episode of The Suite Life on Deck is in the third season.
    • Wrong: The 2nd season of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody is the longest.
  10. All headers on a page should be lowercase.
    • The first word, of course, should be capitalized.
    • Any proper nouns, such as names, should be capitalized.

Image conventions

When uploading an image, please follow the conventions outlined in MediaWiki:Uploadtext. It is detailed at the top of the page when uploading an image.

Also, please give the destination filename an understandable name, such as "My Sister's Keeper - Cody and Bailey.jpg".

NOTE: Images not following these policies may be deleted!

Video conventions

This Wiki will NOT host the following:

  • Full episodes. This is a violation of Fair Use copyright law.
  • Content unrelated to the The Suite Life series. Embedding of these videos from their respective links from YouTube is allowed.
  • Any content that has been stolen or leaked from noncanon sources.

No articles may link to full episodes on other sources, such as YouTube.

In the "Media" header section of an article, things such as trailers, short clips (of importance to the episode, such as Cody and Bailey's first uniting), and opening credits may be hosted.

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