CLG Wiki Tutorial Guide

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Tutorial descriptions by YingYong and mr3urious
Editions by Eric S., mr3urious
, Shadeed A. Kelly, and kidinbed

Hello, there! Welcome to the CLG Wiki; we're glad you've joined!
Now, what's the most important thing you do to improve the site? Why, writing articles, of course! This tutorial will show you how to write a suitable entry for the site, and how to improve your page. For a demo of a example closing logo description, click on this link.

The Template: All pages have a basic form that everyone follows. They are:

(optional): This shows the history of the company whose logos you're describing. They can include when the company started, their business practices, who runs it, business acquisitions they've made, or when they shut down (if they have). You do not have to include this on your page, but it's VERY informative.

Year: The date of release and retirement of the logo. For example:

??? Logo/ID/Open

Nickname(s) (optional)
: Just something people call the logo by. Nicknames are made from a certain theme shown in the logo; more often than not, however, they're made from how cheesy or scary the logo is. These are on many logos, but do not necessarily have to be on a description.

Logo/ID/Open: The heart of it all. This is used to describe what happens in the logo. Be very descriptive on this part - use colorful adjectives as much as possible, and try to describe every little detail. Start by saying what color the background is, and then whatever animations are in the logo. For still logos, just name the background color and whatever is on the still image.

Take your time on these, and make sure you revise, because if you leave an important detail out, you can easily confuse people.

Trivia (optional): If there is some trivia about the logo, put them in this section. This is optional, so can do it if you want to.

Variant(s) (optional): If there are different variants of a logo, post them here.

FX/SFX: This is a short section. Say what is moving in the logo, and what kind of effects or special effects are being used (and don't just be lazy and put "Everything" or "All the animation in the logo"). If it's still, simply say "None". Also try to state what looks professional in the logo.

Music/Sounds: Say what kind of sounds are being used, or what genre the music is in the logo.

Music/Sounds Trivia (optional): If there is some trivia about the logo theme or sound, put them in this section.

Music/Sounds Variant(s) (optional): If there are one or more variants of the logo theme or sound, post them here.

Availability: This section is important - gather all of the information about where this logo can be found. State whether it is rare or not, tell where it can be found, and where it was last seen. Don't forget to italicize titles (of use quotation marks for episode names of television shows) from where the logo can be found. And please don't predict if they'll appear in upcoming films, because they may very well not use the logo.

Scale of Availability:
Use this
nomenclature for your future logo descriptions:
  • Ultra common/Very common: When you find this logo everywhere (also if this logo plasters everything).
  • Common: You find that logo on newly produced shows/movies of that company, or is left intact on reruns/DVDs.
  • Uncommon: You may find that logo on some prints of produced films/shows of that company.
  • Rare/Very rare: It appeared few times on some releases/prints.
  • Scarce: You may find it on several prints/releases.
  • Extremely rare: Appeared on some old releases/prints that hasn't been widely distributed.
  • Ultra rare: Difficult to find or appears on a very special release or print.
  • Extinct/Near extinction: Has been replaced by other logos and/or is beyond hard to find, but can be found on very old releases/prints.
  • Unknown: If you don't know on which films/shows the logo has appeared.
  • Brand new: For newer logos.
  • Coming soon: For future logos.
  • TBA: To be announced.
Do not put vague or incoherent descriptions like "common but rare" or "current but common". Phrases like these can confuse readers. Also, for any upcoming movies or shows, don't make predictions on when the logos will appear as they may not even use them.

Editor's Note: Write about how the logo has effected the logo community and how much of an impact it's left, whether it's scary, cheesy, beloved, etc. If not that important, put "None".

Notes: When having two or more logo descriptions, make sure you hit "Enter" four times in between each one so each description will have enough breathing room. Plus, if there is only one logo image with the video, place the video on the side of the image rather than placing it underneath. Only do that when there are two or more images. For tips on how to revise your logo description, check out this page. And to find out about credits, take a look at the Guide to Using Credits.

For sizing, keep the descriptions to a 12, company names to 14 and photos and videos a 7.

That's about it. Have fun!

- The CLG Wiki Team