Site Guidelines & Rules

From Cheese-E-Pedia

1. Standard Rules

Standard wiki rules, breaking any will result in an immediate ban with no questions asked.

  • No vandalism of pages, removal of important (or in general any) info, or any edits to main pages without admin permission.
  • No harmful beliefs, harassment, illegal activities, or other such behavior.
  • No NSFW/NSFL images, links, or discussions.
  • No harmful or otherwise suspicious links on pages.
  • No creation of pages or edits with excessive grammar issues or low quality writing.
  • No creation of pages or edits that fall outside standard wiki formatting.
    • Creation of a page to dump in a gallery of photos is fine, as long as it eventually gets proper writing and formatting.
    • Noting what was changed is required, and important changes must be given sources or discussed with Admins for approval.
    • Changes must be described when pushing any contribution to the wiki.
  • No uploading of Creative Engineering Premium Service videos or screenshots. Documenting info on them is fine.
  • No harassment of staff, previous employees, corporate workers, or any other associated figures with any of the documented companies to obtain information.
  • No pictures of stolen objects or leaking of private info. This includes sensitive company and store documents.

2. Standards

  • Pages listed under a Category Page will all have generally the same formatting. For example, Showtape pages will always have a Template:Showtape info box, a segment list, new segments marked with a special "New" image, and headers with specific names in specific placements on the page. Excessive page creation or edits that fall outside the format for the category (to a certain extent) may lead to bans and reverting of changes.
  • Standards Pages give a general outline to the page's structure. If there is not one, use already created pages as a guideline. If there is a category with no created pages to go off of, users are allowed to follow standard wiki formatting. Admins will eventually edit and create a Standards Page once that category begins being worked on by users.
  • A category of Standards Pages can be found here: Category: Standards Pages
  • Some categories with pages that would not be compatible with a specific formatting, such as Category: Animatronic Control Systems or Category: Animatronic Shows, should be created and maintained with standard wiki formatting.
  • Category pages should sort items by year. Items with unknown years should be at the top under the label 'Unknown Year'. These labels should use the 'Sub-Heading 1' font size, unless the list is long enough to need to be further subcategorized, in which case the labels should use 'Heading', while the needed categories use 'Sub-Heading 1'.
  • Every page should start off with the page's name in bold italics. The first sentence should give a brief description of the item, and the years it was used in. After this single sentence a new paragraph must be started if more details are to be described. Only a single paragraph at maximum should be at the top of a page, anything further should then be separated by a header.
  • Every page should include a right-side main image when possible- using the Template:Generic infobox as it uses the photo for embeds of the article, and when the item has multiple photos, or is complex enough to need multiple photos to visually describe in full, a Gallery section should be created near the mid-to-bottom part of the page.
  • All things dealing with Creative Engineering should be labeled as by Creative Engineering, not Aaron Fechter. Despite Aaron being the sole employee of Creative Engineering to current day, things could change in the future, whether he brings on new official employees, or gives up the brand to a new owner. It is best to keep the formatting consistent, and have anything Fechter has made be listed as 'by Creative Engineering'.
  • The same applies to the names of brands based on their time period. CEC Entertainment Corp was once Showbiz Pizza Time Inc., which was also once separately Showbiz Pizza Inc. and Pizza Time Theatre Inc.. Creative Engineering is also notably separate from Showbiz Pizza Place, as they were a licensee, not a subsidiary.
  • Pictures should attempt to blur faces of customers and guests where possible without blurring any possibly important details around them. Its not strictly prohibited to upload unblurred photos, but it is encouraged they be blurred- and to update other photos to include blurring later on.

3. New Pages & Categories

New pages must be listed under a Category Page. For example, a user cannot link to a new page for a showtape on a page without also creating that link in the Category: All Showtapes category.

New categories for the Main Page are not to be made by users. If a user would like to suggest a category, or feel they have a new page that doesn't fall under any of the current categories, they may contact the admins.

4. Showtape Downloads

Direct audio, video, or signal downloads for showtapes will not be currently hosted on the wiki. There are exceptions for certain audio and video, such as cut content, earlier renditions of tracks, raw recordings, ect..

5. Separation of Companies

The wiki covers 4 main companies in its topics (alongside many minor companies), this being Pizza Time Theatre, Showbiz Pizza Place, Creative Engineering, and Chuck E. Cheese's. There may be some confusion into which company a topic should be put under:

  • Anything Showbiz Pizza Place published related to the Rock-afire Explosion goes under SPP categories and not CEI. This includes everything from their inception up until Concept Unification. CEI endeavors with the RAE that was unrelated to SPP go under CEI, such as the 1986 Mini Billy Bobs, IAPPA trade shows, FEC licensing, or anything done after Concept Unification.
  • Pizza Time Theatre is specifically categorized to anything done before the 1984 merger with Showbiz Pizza Place. In some categories with loose dating, this can be generalized to anything in 1984. Anything after goes under Chuck E. Cheese's.
  • Showbiz Pizza Place categories will generally end between 1990 and 1992, depending on the subject discussed. These are the years when stores began switching over to being Chuck E. Cheese's branded entirely. If the topic at hand was made for use in a "Showbiz" branded store still, then it is still Showbiz.