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.

General

Self-praise

Please understand that the pages on this Wiki are not to be used for self-promotion. If you are the originator of the aesthetic, your name should be included as a Creator; however, self-praise and links to social media are discouraged unless they are relevant to the aesthetic. Including these may result in the deletion of your page.

Word count

All newly created pages must meet a minimum word count of at least 100 words in content. If you cannot meet that requirement it will be assumed that your aesthetic is not developed enough to be on the wiki.

Aesthetic requirements

Aesthetics must meet these standards before becoming the subject of a page on the Aesthetics Wiki.

Notability

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 have varied, coherent, consistent visuals able to be found and exemplified repeatedly online or in real life. For example, Cottagecore has coherent, consistent visuals, such as fields, sun, toads, mushrooms, and freshly baked bread, able to be found and exemplified repeatedly online in communities on Tumblr, images on Pinterest, and various other sources.

Visual diversity

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 pre-existing aesthetic. See Differentiation.

Uniqueness

The aesthetic subject of your page should be recognizably distinct from all existing aesthetics. If your 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.

Pre-existing media

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.

Sections

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.

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