- These guidelines are based upon the Fandom central guidelines.
Here is some general advice for editing the Saturday Night Live wiki:
Jump right in! Don't be afraid to get started. Anyone is free to edit a wiki, so start commenting, creating new forum threads, and writing blog posts.
Contribute to what you find useful. Saturday Night Live is a show that has covered a forty-year span, with a large number of actors and shows. What matters to some people may not matter to everyone. Focus your attention on topics in which you're interested, and don't worry if others are focusing on other aspects of the show.
Spread the word! A community is only as strong as all of its members. The more it has, the stronger (and more successful) it will become. So invite your friends and other Wikians who may be interested in Community Central to start spending time here, and give them tips on how to get the most out of their experience.
Ask for help. If you are confused or need help, just ask! There are a lot of useful resources here, including our Help Pages and Support Forums. You can contact the administrator at user talk:JeremyGU. No question is too small!
Assume good faith. Absent evidence to the contrary, assume edits were made with good intentions.
No drama. Do not make edits with the intent to antagonize
No grandstanding. Don't make edits with the sole purpose of pushing a political or ideological position.
No personal attacks. Do not attack, bully, stalk, or harass other users.
No impersonation. Do not impersonate other users or famous people.
No sockpuppetry. You may not use multiple accounts, or log out and edit anonymously, to avoid a current block or to deceive other users into thinking the edits are from multiple people.
Explain your reverts. If you use the revert feature, or remove someone's additions without using the revert button, you must explain why in the edit summary. The only exception to this rule is if you are reverting vandalism so blatant that it doesn't require summation (such as the addition of fake middle names or birth dates to articles about real people).
No re-reverts. To prevent edit warring, never revert a revert, or re-add or re-remove content, if you previously added or removed said content, and that edit was reverted. If you disagree with a revert, you must first discuss the changes with the reverting user. If the reverting user does not reply within seven days, removes your post(s) on their user talk page, or otherwise signals an unwillingness to engage in dialogue, this rule does not apply. If a user reverts but refuses to discuss their actions, this will be considered a violation of the above rule about explaining reverts.
Follow the style guide. Do not make edits that go against the editing guidelines as laid out in the style guide.
Don't revert administrators. Administrators have final say in content disputes.
- Note from admin JeremyGU: The above rules exists because of layout issues. The wiki previously had no style guide, and pages were often created with vastly differing styles. This looks ugly. So I have to make changes to ensure all content is of a consistent style, which sometimes annoys the editors who added it. You are responsible for familiarizing yourself with the style guide before making edits.
No hoaxes. Do not add intentionally false information, or remove accurate information under the guise of removing false information.
No blatant vandalism. Blatant vandalism is defined as adding gibberish, or removing large sections of good content without explanation.
Don't create blank pages. Redlinks are fine; don't create pages that are blank or contain only templates or category links.
Keep content politically and ideologically neutral. Do not edit with the intent of creating a positive or negative bias toward any group or political issue.
No mentions of transgender people who transitioned after appearing. Due to Fandom's policy on deadnaming, no mention may be made of, or article created for, any transgender person if they were involved with Saturday Night Live under a previous name. In addition,
- No article may be created for any episode where the host, or a solo musical guest, falls into the above category
- No article may be created for any band if any member of that band falls into the above category
- No person falling into the above category may be named in the Episode Guide or an episode list in any season article
Users violating the above rules may be subject to a block. There is no framework for escalations of block lengths; the action taken is at the discretion of the blocking administrator, based upon the severity of the infraction. Administrators are under no obligation to issue warnings or give blocks of escalating length; violating the above rules may result in an extended block or ban (permanent block of a registered user) on a first infraction.