MarioWiki:Subpages

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The Super Mario Wiki does not use subpages in the main article namespace. The reasons are because:

  • Article titles should be as logical and readable as possible
  • Articles should be able to exist on their own merit and not just as an extension of an existing page

Instead of subpages, list pages are often used.

Naming convention

The default convention for list pages is "List of {title} {topic}" (e.g. List of Super Mario Galaxy glitches). For specific items, places, or species within a game world or TV show, "List of {topic} in {title}" is used (e.g. List of Boos in Luigi's Mansion).

For lists related to a series, the format becomes "List of {topic} from/in the {title} series" (e.g. List of quotes from the Mario Kart series).

Introductions

The six different kinds of ex-subpages, in addition to Gallery pages, all have a specific format that should be used for their introduction. Different types of pages have slightly different wording, which allows for some variation while also maintaining consistency across all the ex-subpages and galleries. In addition, certain parts of the introductions change to match the subject matter; for example, a page about the quotes from a game would read "This is a list of quotes from the game..." while a quotes page for a film would read "This is a list of quotes from the film...".

Allowances are also made for when a game has been remade or ported, as the reissue game's ex-subpage should be linked to on the ex-subpage of the original game (or the section of the other game's article, if not enough content exists for a separate page) and vice-versa. For example, on the Super Mario Bros. 3 pre-release and unused content page, the introduction reads:

This is a list of pre-release and unused content for the game ''[[Super Mario Bros. 3]]''. For pre-release and unused content pertaining to the remake, ''[[Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3]]'', see [[List of Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 pre-release and unused content|List of ''Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3'' pre-release and unused content]].

And on the Super Mario Advance 4 pre-release and unused content page, the introduction reads:

This is a list of pre-release and unused content for the game ''[[Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3]]''. For pre-release and unused content pertaining to the original ''[[Super Mario Bros. 3]]'', see [[List of Super Mario Bros. 3 pre-release and unused content|List of ''Super Mario Bros. 3'' pre-release and unused content]].

If it is not clear from the name that a game is a reissue of another game, such as Super Mario Advance, the intro can specify that is it a remake or port:

This is a gallery of images for the game ''[[Super Mario Advance]]'', a remake of ''[[Super Mario Bros. 2]]''. For images pertaining to the original game, see [[Gallery:Super Mario Bros. 2|Gallery:''Super Mario Bros. 2'']].

Similarly, galleries and any ex-subpages that pertain to special subjects or otherwise have unique circumstances (i.e. Gallery:Rosalina's Storybook or List of Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels glitches) can have extra information or completely unique introductions to suit the specific situation, however these exceptions are few and far between. In almost all cases, the galleries and subpages can be given an introduction following the outline below. Please note that the remake/port lines are included by default, but if a game does not have a reissue, obviously these lines will be omitted; other common situation-specific options are included in brackets (i.e. use "the" when talking about an item, but not a character).

Glitches
General:
This is a list of glitches in the game ''[[X]]''. For glitches found exclusively in the port/remake, ''[[Y]]'', see [[List of Y glitches|List of ''Y'' glitches]].
Reissue games:
This is a list of glitches found exclusively in the game ''[[Y]]'', a remake/port of ''[[X]]''. For glitches found in the original game and possibly ''Y'' as well, see [[List of X glitches|List of ''X'' glitches]].
Staff
General:
This is a list of the staff involved with the game/film/etc. ''[[X]]''. For the staff who worked on the remake/port, ''[[Y]]'', see [[List of Y staff|List of ''Y'' staff]].
Reissue games:
This is a list of the staff involved with the game ''[[Y]]''. For the staff who worked on the original ''[[X]]'', see [[List of X staff|List of ''X'' staff]].
Pre-release and unused content
General:
This is a list of pre-release and unused content for the game ''[[X]]''. For pre-release and unused content pertaining to the remake/port, ''[[Y]]'', see [[List of Y pre-release and unused content|List of ''Y'' pre-release and unused content]].
Reissue games:
This is a list of pre-release and unused content for the game ''[[Y]]''. For pre-release and unused content pertaining to the original ''[[X]]'', see [[List of X pre-release and unused content|List of ''X'' pre-release and unused content]].
Media
General:
This is a list of media files for the game/film/etc. ''[[X]]''. For media files pertaining to the remake/port, ''[[Y]]'', see [[List of Y media|List of ''Y'' media]].
Reissue games:
This is a list of media files for the game ''[[Y]]''. For media files pertaining to the original ''[[X]]'', see [[List of X media|List of ''X'' media]].
Quotes
Singular media:
This is a list of quotes from the game/film/etc. ''[[X]]''. For quotes from the remake/port, ''[[Y]]'', see [[List of Y quotes|List of ''Y'' quotes]].
Series and serialized media:
This is a list of quotes from the ''[[Z]]'' (video game/cartoon/comic/television) series.
Reissue games:
This is a list of quotes from the game ''[[Y]]''. For quotes from the original ''[[X]]'', see [[List of X quotes|List of ''X'' quotes]].
Characters:
This is a list of quotes by [[character]].
Galleries
General media:
This is a gallery of images for the game/television show/film/etc. ''[[X]]''. For images pertaining to the remake/port, ''[[Y]]'', see [[Gallery:Y|Gallery:''Y'']].
Reissue games:
This is a gallery of images for the game ''[[Y]]''. For images pertaining to the original ''[[X]]'', see [[Gallery:X|Gallery:''X'']].
Subjects:
This is a gallery of images featuring (the) [[character/item/species/gaming system]]/[[X Mario|X form]].
Profiles and statistics
Character:
This is a list of profiles and statistics for [[character]].
Species:
This is a list of profiles and statistics for [[species]]s.