Forum:Getting ready for SSBB

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With SSBB's release date only about a month away, I think it would be good idea to make a list of important things to do to get ready, so that people searching the web for SSBB info will find the info they need here.


  • Categories - let's make sure all pages are, not just categorized, but categorized properly. For example, the pages for stages should not only be designated as a stage for the game that it appears in, but i'd also suggest putting them Category:Stages. Another thing I noticed was that a few stages were only listed in Category:Stages (SSB). I think the better way to categorize those stages would be the general Category:Stages plus the stages category for each game that they appear in.
  • Infoboxes - let's also make sure that all stage pages use Template:Infobox Stage. Infoboxes are a great utility. They provide useful information and make the page look better.
  • Red Links - Minimizing red links is always important, because having a wiki filled with links to pages that don't exist looks bad. While examining the wanted pages, first determine if the wanted page really does need to exist. In other words ask yourself "does that really need it's own page?" If so, create it. If not, remove the brackets that are causing the red links.
  • Orphaned Pages - A wiki should never have orphaned pages (pages in which no other pages link to them). Every page on a wiki should have at least one other page that links to it. While looking at that list, the only page that I see that doesn't need a page linking to it is the (unused) Community events page, because it is linked to from the navigation sidebar.

SSBB specific

  • The Subspace Emissary - since it has been announced that SSBB will have a single player adventure mode, I think it would be a good idea to create a walkthrough for it. Even if the adventure mode is very simple, people who are thinking about buying the game would probably be interested in finding details of it. The walkthrough could be placed here, as well as having its own page, linked to from the main SSBB page and even the main page once the game is released.

Between now and SSBB's release, I'll be actively helping out with these things. I respect and welcome any input from the existing SSB wiki community, so feel free to add things or discuss anything I've listed. JoePlay (talk) 02:04, 4 January 2008 (UTC)


  • Thanks for the suggestions! I thought about making a topic about this and this is perfect. I'll get started. Bonko24 03:43, 4 January 2008 (UTC)
    • I've "adopted" all orphaned pages as of now. Bonko24 05:28, 4 January 2008 (UTC)
      • Stages are all now properly categorized. Bonko24 16:33, 4 January 2008 (UTC)
        • There are no longer any red links on the Modes page and all N64 SSB stages have been improved and have infoboxes added. Brawl stages from Battlefield to Frigate Orpheon now have infoboxes and have been visually improved. Bonko24 23:27, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

Great work Bonko, and fast too! Keep it up! I spent today creating a few pages and categories, as well as fixing red links on Super Smash Bros. Brawl and other pages, plus a few other minor fixes. JoePlay (talk) 00:07, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

  • Thanks, good work to you to. I just finished categorizing all items properly. I also made an items template a few days ago that I'll start applying. Bonko24 01:49, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Other notes[edit]

List of items in the Super Smash Bros. series is WAY too long for a page title, so I copied the contents of that page to Items and redirected the long titled page to it. Similarly, I saw no need for a separate page for a list of each game's items, so I redirected List of items in Super Smash Bros., List of items in Super Smash Bros. Melee, and List of items in Super Smash Bros. Brawl to the appropriate section of the main items page. I also did this for Stages and the related pages. JoePlay (talk) 23:04, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

  • Great, Thanks. Bonko24 19:18, 7 January 2008 (UTC)