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This page is used to list the guidelines of articles on the SpongeBob SquarePants Wiki.

Guidelines

I. General

  • A. The guidelines of Encyclopedia SpongeBobia refer to content, layout, and design of articles across the wiki.

II. Formatting

  • A. This section outlines the guideline pages for layouts of specific groups of articles.
Category Guideline name Officially adopted
Episodes Articles

April 15, 2013 (general)
May 12, 2013 (music)
May 28, 2013 (names)
June 13, 2013 (infoboxes)

Transcripts

May 28, 2013 (names)
June 13, 2013 (infoboxes)
April 21, 2014 (simultaneous dialogue)

Galleries

May 28, 2013 (names)
June 5, 2013 (general)
June 13, 2013 (infoboxes)

Credits July 19, 2013 (general)
Universe Characters

September 23, 2013 (galleries)
May 25, 2014 (general)
June 2, 2014 (sections)
July 13, 2014 (names)
July 14, 2014 (hover design)
July 17, 2014 (infobox)
July 17, 2014 (infobox)
July 17, 2014 (infobox)
July 31, 2014 (infobox)
August 14, 2014 (infobox)
August 31, 2014 (infobox)
September 8, 2014 (infobox)
November 12, 2014 (names)
March 1, 2015 (unsourced relationships)

Locations

October 27, 2013 (galleries)
May 3, 2014 (locations)

Objects Unofficial
Series Person credits Unofficial
Cast and crew Unofficial
Merchandise Home video July 7, 2013 (general)
Video games

February 10, 2015 (gallerymaps)
April 27, 2015 (production)

Online games Unofficial
Music Music Unofficial
Associated production music July 9, 2015

III. Page names

  • 1. All page titles and headers may only use capitals if:
  • a. The beginning word in the title and/or header
  • b. Proper nouns in the title and/or header
  • 2. The only exception is that only a word directly after a colon (:) or slash (/) may or may not use capital letters.

Examples:

Correct Incorrect
Bikini Bottom bikini bottom
Galley Grub Galley grub
SpongeBob SquarePants:Discussions/Page titles and headers SpongeBob SquarePants:Discussions/Page Titles and Headers
List of food and drinks List of Foods and Drinks
Plankton's cousins Plankton's Cousins
List of instances in which the fourth wall is broken List of Instances in Which the Fourth Wall is Broken
==External links== ==External Links==
==See also== ==See Also==

IV. Stubs

  • 1. A stub is an article that is less than 1,000 bytes.
  • 2. Any article that is defined as a stub but also is an article in which all information is complete, is no longer considered a stub, no matter the length. Example: Since a stub is considered to be less than 1,000 bytes, and a certain article is 700 bytes, yet it is almost impossible to add any more information, the article can no longer be considered a stub.

V. Grammar

Main article: ESB:Grammar Guide

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