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Discuss Article III here.

Article III: Content

  • A. General
  • 1. Do not speculate anything unless it is an implication. If this is the case, then add {{Citation needed}}
  • 2. All guidelines (listed at ESB:Guidelines) in regards to article formatting, content, and layout must be followed.
  • 3. Refer to everything in the third person (i.e. do not use "we," "I," "you," etc.) , unless it is in quotes.
  • B. Article relevance
  • 1. Do not create articles that are not relevant to SpongeBob SquarePants. This is not Wikipedia.
  • a. A person, place, or thing is relevant to SpongeBob SquarePants if it has appeared in episodes, shorts, films, games, merchandise, and the like.
  • b. People, places, or things that are relevant but not sufficiently relevant enough for their own articles may be included in a list or some other related article.
  • c. Linking to non-existent articles about people, places, or things that aren't relevant will be treated the same way.
  • 3. Definitive content includes all content that is defined as having relevance to merit their own articles. This includes, but is not limited to:
  • a. All episodes, films, and shorts and their respective transcripts, galleries, and credit lists.
  • b. All games, including console video games, PC games, and online games, and their respective galleries and transcripts.
  • c. All books that are considered merchandise.
  • d. All members of the cast and crew that have worked on the show and/or have provided their voice to portray character(s).
  • e. All seven main characters and their respective galleries and appearance lists
  • i. Those designated as main characters are SpongeBob, Squidward, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Sandy, Gary, and Plankton
  • f. All major and minor characters that contain a sufficient amount of information.
  • g. All home video releases, including VHS, DVD, Blu-Ray.
  • h. Common objects with a sufficient amount of information (i.e. Krabby Patty)
  • 4. Definitive content which is not relevant to have their own articles includes but is not limited to:
  • a. Some very minor characters/characters with little information, such as only a single line or two.
  • b. Certain objects, especially those with little information, such as only a single line or two.
  • c. Insignificant products that do not have a sufficient amount of information.
  • d. Any implied content that does not have a sufficient amount of information. That can be included here: List of implied content.
  • C. Crossover content. All crossover characters, locations, and objects that are not native to the SpongeBob SquarePants universe do not merit their own articles. Instead, they belong on a list.
  • D. Fanon. Fan-made content is not allowed, unless it is discussed in chat, forum, or blog. Articles on fan-made content may be created at Fanonia SpongeBobia.
  • E. False/unsourced information. Do not intentionally insert false information.
  • F. Content from other websites
  • 1. Content from Wikipedia is allowed to be copied to ESB. See Licensing at Community Central.
  • 2. Publishing content (including reverting) from other websites to ESB without the author's permission is prohibited.
  • 3. If required, all copied content must be tagged.

Discuss any proposed changes below. — AMK152 (Wall • Contrib) 00:10, November 13, 2018 (UTC)


Created subtopic: Minor object galleries


I think episode subgalleries for minor objects should be added to #4 ("Definitive content which is not relevant to have their own articles...").

Recently, I've noticed many subgalleries for minor objects being created, such as Galley Grub/gallery/The Ballad of Filthy Muck, Squidward's workstation/gallery/FarmerBob, and so on. These two example objects are both parts of the Krusty Krab, so their galleries consist of every time they are seen in the background of the Krusty Krab. Having an individual article for a part of the Krusty Krab could be seen as too specific/unnecessary (this is why Mr. Krabs' office was deleted), so why are these galleries allowed to stay? Krusty Krab/gallery/FarmerBob has their images from a specific episode covered already. It works much better when the particular objects have just one gallery that includes a collection of the scenes that actually focus on the object. Subgalleries make up a majority of the 20,100 pages on the wiki, and I think something should be done to control the amount of unnecessary ones. Sheldon_J._Plankton.png Sheldon J. Dankton (Talk!) Sheldon_J._Plankton.png

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