Rolie Polie Olie Wiki
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This page is a work-in-process at the moment, so check back later for updates! If you are serious about getting started and working on the Wiki, please reach out to Leo2468, the site admin and bureaucrat.

Getting Started

Make sure to read the Wiki Rules & Guidelines for the Rolie Polie Olie Wiki. Please read them carefully before participating on the wiki, to be aware of what isn't allowed. If we catch you violating any of the following rules, a warning will result. Please note that not reading these policies isn't an excuse. Multiple warnings will lead to a suspension and in some cases a block.

What Needs To Be Done

To be added. If you find a task that needs to be completed, leave a comment with the specifics and it will get added. Also see "Stub Articles" below.

Stub Articles

Many articles on the Wiki are what we call "stub articles." A stub is an article that, although providing some useful information, lacks the breadth of coverage expected from an encyclopedia, and that is capable of expansion. Visit the Articles Category for the current list of pages tagged with the Article Stubs tag. These are pages that need expansion. If you see a page that you think needs more information but you can't do it by yourself, add "{{Stub}}" to the very top of the source code.

Page Deletions

Some pages may need deletion becuase they are irrelevant, spam, or duplicates. To mark a page for deletion, add "{{Delete}}" at the top of the source code.

Templates

Read all about Templates and how to use them here.

Galleries

This is very important information so please read and follow the instructions. Failure to adhere will result in at least a warning.

For Episode Galleries:

  • Images must be named appropriately. Do not upload "Screenshot x.y.z.#.#.#," that doesn't help.
  • Upload images to the proper episode gallery page, not the main page.
  • Make sure to upload the images in between <gallery> and </gallery>, in a list just with the file names.

For Character Galleries:

  • Images must be of the character only.
  • Same uploading rules for the Episode Galleries applies here as well.

Site Styles & Formats

To be added.


Sourcing Information

This wiki is dedicated to being as accurate as possible in all scenarios. However, we face two problems when it comes to finding and sourcing information:

1. Rolie Polie Olie aired twenty years ago.
This means that there is not a lot of information online to use and we have to gather most of it ourselves. Many of the sites that once existed no longer do (e.g. PlayhouseDisney.com). You may have to turn to analogue sources or other places for information.
2. The internet is full of false or incorrect information.
What does exist online, is not always correct. These are some of the things that are not correct or consistent on many other sites:
  • Airdates/locations
  • Episode names
  • Episode numbers/placements in season
  • Credit information
  • Spelling of names
Therefore, it is always best to source your information from the most official places possible— if not the primary sources (the episodes and other content). Think of our work as that of a historian; we are striving to be accurate and thorough.
To make sure you have accurate information, it is always good to cross-reference and see if another source has the same information, as long as they didn't copy from the source you are trying to check.

Some Usable(-ish) Sources

Polie Related Information
This is the Canadian iTunes listing of Rolie Polie Olie (scroll to "More Seasons in Series" for other seasons).
This should be obvious.
  • Any official Disney-owned site
But be careful.
  • Wikipedia
Ahh the master information database that anyone can edit... Well, that's the amazing thing and the problem. Not always correct. People make mistakes. This page] on Wikipedia lists the Rolie Polie Olie episodes, which is great, but it's filled with errors. Use it as a starting point, but not as a source. Double-check spellings, names and credits with the episodes.
  • YouTube
Currently, the Wiki YouTube is under development (if you want to help out with that project reach out to Leo2468). The goal is to fill it with all the Rolie Polie Olie episodes and movies. You can access and watch the content there. Untill then, the TreeHouse Direct YouTube Channel has a Rolie Polie Olie playlist with most of the episodes.
Biographical Information
  • Wikipedia
For information about people who worked on the show and their biographical information, Wikipedia is probably fine. Just be smart and keep a sense of caution when doing so.
  • Official Websites
Find the persons official websites/socials if possible.
Fandom Wiki & Editing Information
This is the Fandom Wiki community center where there's help articles for editing and pretty much anything you can thing of that's Wiki related. All good stuff.
This is a Wiki dedicated to the nitty-gritty bits of code editing on Wikis. Go there for "tutorial about wiki codes, markup and anything technical!"
Reach out to our Admins on their message boards! They are very friendly and willing to offer help for whatever you need! Even if you don't need help specifically, stop by and say hi! A list of the site Admins can be found under Staff.

Referencing

After talking about sources, discussing referencing is only natural. Referencing is something that is very important in the online/academic world (sorry I know but it has to be said). If you are sourcing your information, you should reference where you found it, if it is not from the episode of the page you are working on. Most important, external sources should be referenced and cited. After all, people coming to this site will want to know where we got our information and if it can be relied on, and citations is a way to show our integrity.

A guide to referencing and citing properly will be added here soon, so keep an eye out for the update.


Thanks for taking the time to read this page, we know it is not the most interesting. Please continue to do great work and don't hesitate to reach out!

Thanks! Leo2468 (wall) 22:35, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
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