Tom and Jerry Wiki

Please respect these rules when editing. If you spot a vandalised page, please revert it.

Read all the rules pages before editing, just reading one doesn't cut it.

1- User Conduct

  • Civility is to be exercised among all users, administrator, and user.
  • Any obscene behaviour that is dehumanising, discriminatory, and defaming is seen as harrasement. This applies to both users and administrators.
    • Pornography is disallowed and considered vandalism.
  • Controversial statements concerning religion and politics should be refrained from.
    • Only minor swear words are allowed. This excludes obscene language (these being s**t, p*ss, f**k, c**t, c**ks****r, m****rf****r, and t*ts), racist slurs, homophobic slurs, and sexual slurs.
  • Administrators are not allowed to outright block users unless the latter has outright vandalised. When an administrator wants to block a non-vandal, it must go through all administrators on the website.
  • Any type of vandalism or harassment such as dehumanization, discrimination, and defamation is disagreed upon. Any user or administrator who exhibits any behaviour of the kind will be ousted.
  • Pure vandalism is considered:
    • Removing approved sections of information.
    • Adding irrelevant information and images.
    • Spam
  • Users can request but not be overbearing, and the person being asked has the ability to reject requests. In that case, their decision should be respected. Continuing to repeat your request or intimidation toward them is considered harassment.
  • Cheating people is unacceptable.
  • Random questions unrelated to Tom & Jerry or the wiki should generally be avoided. It is allowed, but should only be in "small doses".
  • Providing uploads to full episodes/specials/movies of Tom & Jerry is prohibited due to copyright concerns.
  • You may not reproduce, distribute, publicly display or perform, or prepare derivative works based on any of the content including any such works without the express, written consent of Tom & Jerry Wiki or the appropriate owner of copyright in such works.
  • False/unverified accusations towards other users are unacceptable. If you have tangible proofs for an allegation, be sure to bring them up for review.

2 - Articles

2.1 - Manual of Style

  • The wiki shall use American English as its standard form of writing. As Tom & Jerry is an American product, the style shall lend itself to the country of origin.
  • Subjective material is discouraged.
  • Articles shall be written in the third person (He, She, It, They). Use of the first (I, We) and second (Thou, You) is to be avoided.
  • Contractions should be avoided (Can not as Can't, Is not as Isn't, etc.) except for titles, names and quotes.
  • Before making drastic changes to an article, an administrator should be alerted to reduce likeliness it will be seen as vandalism. This especially applies to removing large tracts of information.
    • Reverting blatant vandalism is an exception to this rule and is encouraged.
  • Article Creation:
    • Be sure the chosen topic is officially related to Tom & Jerry. Articles on unofficial matters such as fan fiction or unconfirmed staff members should be avoided. If you are not sure if a topic is official, try looking up official sources for confirmation. You can also ask an administrator on his/her message wall, use the forum, or bring it up in chat.
    • Make sure that the topic in mind does not already have an article on the wiki (unless the article is in bad shape, and you think you can do better by starting over).
  • When adding information that may only apply to one aspect of the Tom & Jerry franchise, especially one that is not well-known in the Tom & Jerry fandom, be sure to mention where said information applies.
  • While you are not restricted to making one edit for an article at a time, try to make as few edits as possible. If you keep making multiple edits for an article at one time, you may be interrupting someone else trying to edit the same article around the same time.
  • Plot Length:
    • Cartoons' episode plots should be four paragraphs long, and averagae 3-5 lines in each paragraph.
    • The films episode plots should be four paragraphs long, and average 4-7 lines in each paragraph.

2.2 - Trivia

  • The following types of information are not allowed for trivia sections:
    • Subjective information (e.g.“he is annoying”), even if there are characters who feel likewise.
      • This also means speculative information, no matter how “obvious” it may seem is considered subjective. You may, however, write such information in the comment sections (which can be found below each article).
    • Anything that may be considered ironic (if you feel it is important, an administrator should be alerted).
    • Coincidental information, such as a story resembling that of something else (unless said story is clearly a parody), a Tom & Jerry character sounding like a character from another franchise (particularly if they share the same voice actor), or something occurring on the same day.
    • Some information may be more appropriate on one page than on another; use your best judgement for that, and if in doubt, ask an administrator.

2.3 - Categories

  • Certain categories can be used for articles, while others should not be used. Non-article pages may only use default categories.

2.3.1 - Acceptable Categories

  • "Comic Strip", "Cartoons", and "The Tom & Jerry Show" - used to mark articles focusing on any of those parts of the Tom & Jerry universe.
  • Season specific categories - e.g. "Tom and Jerry Season 1, "The Tom and Jerry Show Season 2".
  • "Male Characters" or "Female Characters".
  • Species - "Humans" or animal species majorly prevelant to the franchise ("Cats", "Dogs", etc.).
  • "Antagonists" (where appropriate).
  • "Protagonists" (where appropriate).

2.3.2 - Unacceptable Categories

  • "Villains" (or anything with that word) - "Antagonists" should suffice.
  • "TV-only Characters" - redundant.
  • "Characters" - more specific categories would be preferred.
  • Combined categories, such as "Male Animals" or "Female Antagonists" - redundant.
  • Very specific categories - those that only apply to one article or very few articles, thus defeating the purpose of having such categories.
  • "Deceased" or anything to that effect (for real life people) - this sort of information belongs in the opening sentence/infobox of pages where appropriate, thus making the category form redundant.
  • Trivial categories.

2.4 - Pictures

  • Make sure that images you upload to articles are in acceptable condition (i.e. not blurry, grainy, overly bright, overly dark). While not disallowed, it is not prefered.
    • Also, avoid using pictures of a screen (e.g. TV, computer) taken from a camera, as these tend to be of bad quality.
  • Watermarked images should be avoided, unless no other possible are available.
  • Only official Tom & Jerry material may be used for articles (including image galleries), not fan-made material (unless on a user profile).

2.4.1 - Comic Books

  • While samples of the comic pages may be uploaded to suitable wiki pages, it is illegal to upload an entire comic issue to the Wiki.

3- Ways to stay Neutral

  • Do not only provide one point of view, but all relevant viewpoints as necessary.
  • Support your article with actual facts.
  • Use reliable sources.