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This page is a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a quality article on Wikitubia using the source editor!

Before creating a new page, check if the YouTuber you're creating a page for has a set username (has user/ in the url) or an unset channel name (has channel/ in the url).

Then, load in the appropriate infobox, by reading and selecting the prompt at the top of your screen.

Infobox

Filling in the infobox

This is an example of the source version of an infobox about PewDiePie.

{{YouTuber
|title = PewDiePie
|username = PewDiePie
|image = PewDiePie.png
|style = Gaming
|join date = December 28, 2015
|Twitter = pewdiepie
|Facebook = pewdiepie
|other media = [https://www.instagram.com/pewdiepie Instagram]
|vids = 4.1K+
|update = Daily
|status = Active
|collab = Markiplier • Jacksepticeye • MrBeast
|full name = Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellburg
|nationality = Swedish
|residence = United Kingdom
|channel trailer = [[File:filename|210 px]]
|most viewed video = [[File:filename|210 px]]
|first video = [[File:filename|210 px]]
}}


Above, is an example of the PewDiePie YouTuber infobox. Please keep the order of the parameters the same (eg. Facebook under Twitter and most viewed video under channel trailer).

NOTE: Do not jam this infobox together, keep it spread out like above. If you do not know some of the information in the infobox, leave the paramater blank, do not remove it. Remember to create your infoboxes in source mode only!

title

The title is what will be above the infobox. Simply put the name of the YouTube channel. 

username

An username is a definite phrase or a random assortment of letters and number in the URL of the YouTuber's channel. For example, in the URL https://www.youtube.com/user/jacksepticeye, the word jacksepticeye is the username and in the URL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDpAJMYiqRtwJpIcYD2Vd8w, the assortment UCDpAJMYiqRtwJpIcYD2Vd8w is the username. For YouTubers who have a set username, use the template YouTuber, and for those who don't have a set URL, use YouTuber1.


image

Here, add an image using the button to the right. After you upload the image, remove the [[File:]] code so it looks something like this: PewDiePie.jpg.

If you have multiple pictures (i.e. appearance picture or logo of the YouTuber) please put them in this order:

<gallery>
Filename.ext|Appearance
Filename2.ext|YouTube Icon
Filename3.ext|Logo
</gallery>


style

Here, add the YouTuber's style. If your YouTuber does more than one style, separate them using commas.

join date

Here, add when your YouTuber first joined YouTube, in the format [Month name] [date], [year]. You can find this on the 'About' section of their channel.

Twitter

Here, add the @ of the YouTuber's Twitter account, without the @ symbol. For example, to write T-Series' Twitter account which is @TSeries, you would write TSeries without the @, which will give @TSeries in the Twitter label on the infobox. If they have more than one account, make another parameter by adding |Twitter2 = underneath the original one.

Facebook

Here, add you YouTuber's Facebook account. If they have more than one account, make another parameter by adding |Facebook2 = underneath the original one.

other media

Here, you can link some of your YouTuber's other media. Some common other media are their official website, their Sub-reddit or their Spotify. To link their other media use the following format: [url Website name]

vids

Here, add the number of videos your YouTuber currently has. This information can be sourced from Social Blade or beside the YouTuber's icon if you search for them on YouTube. If your YouTuber is active or semi-active, add a + after the number of videos to show that the amount may increase over time. You can shorten it (e.g. 1K+, 1.7K+, etc.) to save more time.

update

Here, add your YouTuber's video upload schedule. If they do not have one, type Unscheduled in. Some common schedules: Daily, Twice a week, Weekly, Fortnightly, and Monthly.

status

Here, add your YouTuber's status. Acceptable statuses: Active, Semi-Active, and Inactive. If your YouTuber is inactive, type in how long they are currently inactive for (eg. 5 months+).

collab

Here, add your YouTuber's associates. If they have more than one, separate them using the code.

full name

Here, add your YouTuber's real name. If they have not released this information, leave this blank. This is not necessary for companies, YouTube channels (that are not revolving around the owner[s] of the channel), etc.

nationality

Here, add your YouTuber's nationality. Example: American, English, Australian etc.

residence

Here, add where your YouTuber is currently residing (eg. City, State, Country)

channel trailer

Here, add your YouTuber's channel trailer. Do not just add the link to it, upload it to the page, and make it 210 pixels for it to be centered.

most viewed video

Here, add your YouTuber's most viewed video. You can source this from "Videos>Uploads>Most popular". Do not just add the link to it, upload it to the page, and make it 210 pixels for it to be centered.

first video

Here, add your YouTuber's first video. You can source this from "Videos > Upload > Date added (oldest)". Make it 210 pixels for it to be centered.

Icons

Icons are the little pictures at the top right corner, which can help readers understand the channel's background and stats.

Different types of Icons

  • Nationalities
    • Example: American, English, Australian etc.
       
NOTE: *Only add where your YouTuber was BORN in, not residing in.
  • If the name of the country has two words (eg. South Korea, Sri Lanka), type the nationality and cancel the space between the words (eg. SouthKorean, SriLankan).
  • Style of YouTuber
    • Gaming
    • Vlogger
    • Commentary
    • Prankster
    • Animator
    • Cooking
    • Artist
    • Anime
    • Reviewer
    • Reactor
    • Pooper
    • Film
    • Beauty
    • Musician
    • News
    • Sports
  • Milestones
    • 1 million subscribers (1)
    • 5 million subscribers (5)
    • 10 million subscribers (10)
    • 20 million subscribers (20)
    • 50 million subscribers (50)
    • 100 million subscribers (100)
    • 1 billion video views (Billion)
  • Gender
    • Male
    • Female
  • User joined in
    • 2006-2020
  • YouTuber
  • Wikitubia-related
    • perm-p (fully protected page)
    • semi-p (semi protected page)
    • halloffame (Hall of Fame member)
    • featured (was featured on the main page)
  • Other
    • LGBT
    • Wiki (page uses material from Wikipedia)
    • Deceased
    • Interview (links to YouTuber interviews)

Order of Icons

The following is the order in which Icons should normally be used:
{{Icons|Wikitubia-related|Wiki|Milestones|Style|Nationality|Gender|Join year|LGBT|YouTuber}}

NOTE: You do not have to use all of the above icons, just the ones relevant to your YouTuber.

Example of Icons

BlackLock IconWiki 1 5 One Billion Views Gaming Anime USFlag 2020 LGBT icon YouTuber
Check out the top right of this article.

First paragraph

The first paragraph in your article should summarise your YouTuber.

Format

'''[REAL NAME]''' (born: {{Birthdate|||}}) better known online as '''[CHANNEL NAME]''' is a(n) [nationality] [style] YouTuber. [Some of their background and cool info].

Example

Main article: MrBeast

Jimmy Donaldson (born: May 7, 1998 (1998-05-07) [age 22]), better known online as MrBeast (formerly MrBeast6000), is an American YouTuber residing in Greenville, North Carolina. He is known for his videos that often consist of him either donating a lot of money, saying or reading long words or repeating them, or doing a specific task for hours or even days on end. With unrelenting passion and devotion to finishing arduous, yet creative, challenges, Jimmy has become an extremely popular YouTuber in recent years.

The rest of your article

The rest of the article is up to you! Make sure to keep the article interesting and relevant for your readers. If you have a writers' block, feel free to check out the bigger pages like PewDiePie and MrBeast. Make sure to add pictures along the way to make the page look more attractive.

Templates

Templates have been made by either other editors of this wiki or by Default.

Stub

Main article: Template:Stub

This template tells readers that your page is a short page with less than two paragraphs. Place this template by typing in {{Stub}} below the {{Icons}} template.

Delete

Main article: Template:Delete

This template is for pages that don't meet either the rules, the manual of style, or both. It automatically adds the page to Candidates for deletion, where admins can delete the page. Place this template by typing in {{Delete|[reason for deletion]}} at the very top.

Quote

Main article: Template:Quote

This template makes a quote-box in which editors can place one of the YouTuber's well-known quotes. Place this template by typing {{Quote|[quote]}} below the YouTuber infobox or the {{LinkWiki}} template.

Cleanup

Main article: Template:Cleanup

This template makes a notice that the article or section that they're reading doesn't meet Wikitubia's quality standards and should be updated. Place this template by typing in {{Cleanup}} anywhere in an article that you don't feel is high-quality.

Main

Main article: Template:Main

This template is for linking one page (or subpage) to another. Place this template by typing in {{Main|[article you're linking to]}} under any section heading.

Wikipedia

Main article: Template:Wikipedia

This template is a notice that the article uses material from Wikipedia. Place this template by typing in {{Wikipedia}} at the very bottom. If the page on Wikipedia uses a different name use {{Wikipedia|<Wikipedia page name>}} instead

W

Main article: Template:W

This template makes linking to Wikipedia easier than typing in [[wikipedia:[article name]] every time you want to link. Place this template by typing in {{W|[article name]}} whenever you want to link to Wikipedia.

Reflist

Main article: Template:Reflist

This template is a customized substitute for </references>. Place this template by typing in {{Reflist}} under your last section heading (which should be References).

LinkWiki

Main article: Template:LinkWiki

This template links from a YouTuber article to another wiki, particularly a wiki just about the YouTuber in question. Place this template by typing in <center>{{LinkWiki|[wiki url]|[wiki name]}}</center> above the YouTuber infobox.
NOTE: Do not link the template to wikis with less than 5 pages!

Categories

Categories are a way to sort similar pages together. List of all the categories on this wiki: Special:Categories.

Approved categories

  • Style
    • Anime YouTubers
    • Beauty YouTubers
    • Cooking YouTubers
    • Film YouTubers
    • Gaming YouTubers
    • News YouTubers
    • Sports YouTubers
    • YouTube Animators
    • YouTube Artists
    • YouTube Commentators
    • YouTube Poopers
    • YouTube Pranksters
    • YouTube Reactors
    • YouTube Reviewers
    • YouTube Vloggers
  • Gender
    • Male YouTubers
    • Female YouTubers
  • Nationalities
    • Example: American, English, Australian etc.
NOTE: Only add where your YouTuber was BORN, not residing in.
  • Users who joined in:
    • 2006-2020
  • Milestones
    • One billion video views
    • One million subscribers
    • Two million subscribers
    • Three million subscribers
    • Four million subscribers
    • Five million subscribers
    • Ten million subscribers and all the way up to One hundred million subscribers every 5 million subscribers.
  • Other
    • Hall of Fame
    • Featured Channels
    • Most Subscribed Channels
    • LGBT YouTubers
    • Verified YouTubers
    • Stubs
    • Candidates for cleanup
    • Candidates for deletion
    • Deceased YouTubers
    • Citations needed
  • YouTube
    • History of YouTube
    • Google

Non-article categories

  • Staff
    • Rollbacker
    • Moderator
    • Administrator
    • Bureaucrat
  • Wikitubia-related
    • Administration of this site
    • Community
    • Templates
    • Userboxes

What you should do

  • Use all of the information above to create a great article!
  • Provide sources for not well-known stuff like quotes.
  • Write edit summaries for bigger/controversial edits so other editors know where your stand is.
  • Think of edits from other editors as good faith ones.
  • Listen to other editors and users.

What you shouldn't do

  • Vandalize or spam.
  • Undo war with other editors.
  • Abuse other editors.
  • Repeatedly ask for user rights from an admin or bureaucrat.
  • Use bots without a bot flag.

Common mistakes

  • Stub template: Please do not put the {{Stub}} template above the {{Icons}} template, put it underneath it.
  • Capitalizing: Please do not capitalise vlogger or gamer etcetera as they do not need to be capitalized.
  • Language: As YouTube is an American site, please write your articles in the American variant of English. Example - capitalise should be capitalize.
  • References: Please do not put in the </references> code in. Instead, use the {{Reflist}} template.
  • Linking: Do not add the whole url to link to another page on this wiki, simply add a link to it by putting the article name inside [[]].
  • Numbers: If you are writing the YouTuber's position or mentioning about numbers in an article, remember to write them in words instead of numerals, unless you are mentioning about one's subscribers.
  • Credit Footers: You can credit yourself at the bottom of the page you created, but do not write so if you only edited it.
  • If the YouTuber's name has been mentioned in the article, use the word who when mentioning their genre or other information. Otherwise, use that.
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