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Wiki-wordmark This page documents a Wiki guideline. It is the accepted standard that editors should follow, although it should be treated with common sense, as occasional exceptions will apply. When editing this page, please ensure that your revision reflects consensus.


We here at Smosh Wiki believe in Quality Standards when it comes to writing articles. The Quality Standards are made to keep Smosh Wiki's articles in a similar design manner and to keep the wiki's articles informative, concise, and truthful. More info: Smosh Wiki:Rules

General standards

  • All of the pages should include real, factual content.
  • When adding content, don't add content in a short manner, expand it so it gets detailed, so it can be accepted as a real article. This doesn't mean you need to expand it with meaningless content just to make the size of the content look bigger. We count the quality of the content, not the amount of words.
  • If a page has already too small amount of content, it should be expanded. Articles severely lacking in content should be tagged {{stub}} at the beginning of the article.
  • If a page only has a sidebar (infobox) on the side, it should get content.
  • If an article has a lot of text, it must be divided with paragraphs.
  • If an article has too much of unnecessary text, it should be cut down, keeping its essence, but making for an easier reading with the same facts and satisfaction.
  • If there's an infobox which fits an article and the editor knows how to use an infobox, it has to be used. Infoboxes are made to keep the website cleaner and more visually attractive.
  • All of the pages shouldn't use any complex codes, they all should be easily opened up both in the "Source" option or the "WYSIWYG" option.
  • Pages of original writing are preferred, but copying and pasting from Wikipedia is okay with the {{Wikipedia}} tag at the beginning of the article. However, Wikipedia-sourced pages should eventually be rewritten by Skippy Shorts wiki editors.
  • All misspelling or misleading info should be changed immediately if spotted.
  • If you're interested in uploading a picture onto the wiki, please choose the right License (all licenses are coming soon).
  • There is no tolerance for illegal content on the wiki and all illegal content must be removed (for example: uncensored porn/nudity or hateful or racist remarks or content, links to download illegal file(s), such as songs, videos. etc. etc.)

Rules of style

  • General rules of grammar and spelling apply; exceptions only include titles intentionally misspelled and similar terms introduced by Ian and Anthony themselves.
  • Periods and commas are put inside quotation marks; all other marks of punctuation are left outside unless in the original quotation.
  • Words should only be bolded in the introductory paragraph, specifically only the title and alternative names.

The list gets updated from time to time, so check in weekly to see if there's any new details you can follow to keep the Quality Standard of the Wiki.

Some of the articles that do not meet up with the standards can (or will) be changed to fit the standard by one of the admins. Sometimes an admin may contact the editor that wrote the article, or ask another editor on the Wiki to help out and re-change or re-write the article to fit the Quality Standard of this Wiki.

Keep the Quality Standards and we'll create a magnificent wiki together!

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