Like any other wiki in existence, the main purpose of a wiki is to be an online encyclopedia except anyone can contribute. We here at Walkingpedia have set up a Manual of Style so that the wiki is of a high standard.
Creature page layout
- A Physical appearance and biology heading. Describe the animals physical appearance in the series. If its appearance varies between series, describe its different appearance, too.
- A Behaviour and traits heading. Describe how the animal behaves in the series.
The In... heading is a little more complicated. As a primary heading, write In [name of series you are writing about]. As a secondary heading, write the name of the episode it appears in.
- A Behind the scenes section. Here, write about any miscellaneous, trivial information about the creature.
- Beneath that section, there should be a List of appearances subheading where a list of appearances should be noted.
- Also, there should be a Palaeontological inaccuracies subheading showing the mistakes in the show/book.
- Lastly, there should be a Notes and references subheading where you can list any references with the reference template; this should be very easy, even for new editors.
- The main image of an infobox should be the size of 1,017 × 569 pixels, or, if such an image is not available, a smaller image of the same proportions. The image should provide a good, clear view of the pages animal, with no other species prominent in the image.
- All other screenshot uploaded should be this same size. Promotional images and similar images can be left as found.
- If an animal has appeared in more than one series- for example, the Deinosuchus in Walking with Dinosaurs and in Prehistoric Park - the tabber system should be used. Some series' take precedency over others, meaning that their photos should be used as the first image in a tabber;
- Walking with Dinosaurs
- Walking with Beasts
- Walking with Monsters
- Walking with Cavemen
- Chased by Dinosaurs
- Sea Monsters
- Walking with Dinosaurs 3D
- Prehistoric Park
- Wild New World
- Monsters we Met
- March of the Dinosaurs
- Highest priority
- High priority
- Mid priority
- Low priority
This priority can be ignored if an image from a high-priority source is not as 'good', so to speak, as one from a low-priority source. For example, Deinosuchus appears in Walking with Dinosaurs, but only the top of the head is seen. It appears in full in Prehistoric Park, so the lower-priority series takes precedence.
- In attributes, list notable physical and behavioural attributes of the animal. Use a semi-colon (;) to seperate each attribute.
- In diet, simply list what the animal eats;
- Other animals (here, you can extend by specifying what exact animals they eat)
- In fossil finds, list each location where the animal is found, seperating each location with a break.
- In temporal range, write down the time period(s) where the animal is found. Do a break, then list how many years ago said period was.
- In notable individuals, list any notable individual of the animal, e.g., the Female Deinosuchus in the Deinosuchus' infobox.
- In appearances, list all the episodes that the creature has appeared in. Since this wiki covers several programmes, please state which programme the episode is from like this: Sea Monsters: Dangerous Seas.
- Write from an in-universe perspective. Save for articles about actors, actual episodes and TV series', and real people, articles should be written as if everything presented in the series is fact.
- Do not guess animal names. Many animals in the series' are identified unofficially based on appearance and animals known to have lived in the right place/time period. Here, animals are named based on official statements.