This page contains our standards for new pages on the Wiki. Pages will be allowed one week from the day they are created to meet these standards. Pages that do not meet these standards by then may be deleted or folded over into other pages.
Note that all pages must follow the guidelines in our style guide.
All newly created pages must meet a minimum word count of 100. If you cannot meet that requirement it will be assumed that your aesthetic is not developed enough to be on the wiki.
Pages about national cultures are not permitted on the Aesthetics Wiki. Exceptions are made for wiki pages that are more complex and have a detailed and specific grasp on the national culture's "aesthetic." The quality should be akin to that of a page on Wikipedia, with professional language with an emphasis on accuracy and respect. Additionally, these pages should not encompass multiple historical periods. For example, there should not be a page on "Japancore" that contains both kawaii and Ukiyo-e. Rather, those should be two separate pages that mention Japan on the page and have a category assigning them to Japan.
We are not currently accepting pages for personal aesthetics (this includes any aesthetic that does not exist outside of one person’s mind and creations). To meet our requirements for notability, an aesthetics must be found and exemplified repeatedly online in communities on Tumblr, images on Pinterest, and various other sources. What the wiki will consider "existing" is that searching up the name brings up multiple Pinterest boards, tumblr posts, instagram posts, etc. If the name does not bring anything up, it will largely be assumed to be nonexistent.
The wiki does not allow created aesthetics because this site serves as a place to know information about online and offline trends, communities, fashions, etc. Personal aesthetics are hyper-specific to the creator of the page's tastes and ideas. The best comparison as to what not to do is creating a work of fiction. Many deleted pages were approached as if they were inventing or writing a story. The wiki articles that are kept are best described as noting similarities to a name that already exists.
Promoting a personal aesthetic, trying to form a community, and making something for a marginalized community should be done on another social media platform, not a wiki.
There are multiple aesthetics that can qualify a page but do not have an official name. For example, Vintage Parisian and Auroracore. In this case, the creator of the page can create a name but not claim credit for inventing it. Specifying that the name was created for the wiki is encouraged. The moderators know that the aesthetic "exists" because of the visual and thematic consistency.
Aesthetics must have more than one photographic subject. There need to be at least five distinct, separate visuals. For example, a non-existent "Rosecore" page exclusively focused on images of roses or rose printed fabrics will be deleted. Of these five visuals, four of them cannot be copies of a preexisting aesthetic.
The aesthetic subjects of a page on the Aesthetics Wiki should be recognizably distinct from all existing aesthetics. If the aesthetic is inspired by existing aesthetics, at least two aspects should be significantly and obviously different. These aspects can include, but are not limited to, philosophy, color palette, time period, fashion, and visual focus.
Do not add aesthetics centered around pre-existing media. Pre-existing media includes TV shows, movies, books, video games, comic books, graphic novels, and fictional characters. Pre-existing media almost always has elements of different aesthetics, so it’s useless to add a completely new aesthetic that is already too similar. Examples include StarWarscore and Harrypottercore, which have elements of Spacecore and Retro-Futurism, and Witchcore and Dark Academia respectively.
If a particular piece of media (e.g. the original Star Wars trilogy or the Harry Potter series) is a good example of an aesthetic, it can be cited on the aesthetic's page. This rule applies to all forms of media.
New pages must have an introduction, an aesthetic Infobox, a Visuals section, a Gallery, and preferably at least one other section.
There should be at least one sentence in the introduction and the Infobox should have an image and 3 of the main fields filled out. The Visuals section should list at least 5 distinct visuals, four of which cannot be copied from another aesthetic. The gallery should have at least 1 image that is different from the image used in the infobox.