Welcome to Standard Editing Procedure - Sasukepedia Competitions. Here, we will be going over the ins and outs of editing an article for a competition. Everything from basic introduction to structuring stages into separate sections, results subsections, obstacles, notes, any sort of controversy or trivia. In addition, details on the use of the Competition template will be explained in great detail here.


They are what, in the essence of all things Sasukepedia, drives this wiki and the shows involved. The competition is why we're here. Some people may be here to learn more about a specific competitor or an obstacle, but in one way or another they are invariably tied to a competition of some sort. With that in mind, it's only natural that competitions should get their own pages. What we want to do here, is give you an in-depth guide to writing an article for a competition.

Competition Infobox

As previously mentioned in the competitor pages, infoboxes are the absolute beginning of an article. No matter how much information is known about the competition, all competition profiles should at the very least have one of these with as much information filled out as possible. In addition, infoboxes should be placed at the very top of the article, before anything else. Doing so will place the infobox at the top of the article, and aligned to the right side, to allow for text to wrap around it without problem. Putting it below the introductory paragraph while editing the article will cause the infobox to be placed oddly in the middle of the article and text won't wrap around it as nicely. For the purposes of this manual however, the infobox is placed further down in the article.

Infoboxes are used for a quick summary of the competitor, competition, or obstacle in question. With that in mind, the competition infobox is designed to provide the absolute basics of competition information. Seriously, it has less information and fields than the competitor infobox simply due to the fact that you're not going to put biographical information about an event, that would just be stupid.

Seeing as how Competitions are events, we have some basic information to deal with. The name of the event is pretty self explanatory; however it can be a bit tricky. In most cases we're going to use the English title of the competition, for example, SASUKE 17; but if known we should use the original Japanese title of the competition. SASUKE 17's Japanese title would be SASUKE2006秋. Since we know the Japanese title for SASUKE 17, we would use that instead of SASUKE 17 in the "name" field of the infobox.

Images are important for any wiki, regardless of subject, as they help readers identify what they are reading and helps them to not only visualize but understand what is going on. In the case of Sasukepedia competitions, we need to show off the event in a way that is memorable. The most iconic way to do this would be to put that competition's logo as the image in question. Note however, that we're not talking about the 'general' logo that all the competitions use, but the specific logo for that specific competition. Confused? Well, think of it this way... for SASUKE 20, you're not going to want to put the general Monster9 / SASUKE logo, you're going to want to put the SASUKE 20 logo. You need a way to differentiate it from the other competitions (SASUKE 4 for example). The same applies to everything else here on Sasukepedia. If a logo of that specific competition cannot be found, it would be best to include something as iconic as the logo, such as the start pad with the competition # in the background (as is the case for most SASUKE articles).

Dates, are of course important when bringing information into an article. Putting the dates in both paragraph text and the infobox is not a bad thing, as it can help increase a reader's ability to retain information they read through the idea of repetition. However we don't want to over-due it and post it every other line, that's just excessive and unnecessary. If an exact date isn't known, try to get as close as possible. For example, if the date is supposed to be sometime in October of 2010, then put October 2010 in the field. If we later find out that it was October 17th, 2010, but we didn't know that originally, it's fine to put the general month-only date in there. If the date isn't known at all, it would be absolutely better for everyone for the field to have N/A rather than a guess with no factual evidence to back it up. We're here to present what is known, not what is speculated. In addition to dates, we have ratings. Ratings are typically not added till post-broadcast, as such it's better off left blank until the results of the broadcast's ratings are made known.

Announcer chairs are next. While they may not seem important if you're looking at the blank fields of the template, it's easy to tell that announcers play a very large role in the competition environment for competitors and spectators alike. Their presence is what helps move the competition along. Keep in mind that competitions are long, and going with that logic, one person alone would probably tear out every strand of hair on their head if they had to go at it alone. Most if not all competitions have had at the very least, 2 separate announcers that share the responsibilities of introducing competitors, explaining a bit about them during their runs, as well as making the calls on the play-by-play of a competitors run on the course. Unlike other fields which are pretty straight forward for filling out, announcer fields are a different breed. The standard of which can be seen in the examples below (both code and design); the announcers are placed in their respective chairs, and in parenthesis, we assign the portions of the competition that they had announced. There's not much more to say for announcers in this regard, so if you are still a little bit confused, take a look below at the code and then at the compiled design below that to see what becomes what in the finished product.

Results on the other hand are a bit easier. For the clears, we're just going to put the number of clears for each stage in each appropriate stage field. If a stage was not attempted (ie: no one cleared the previous stage), then a simple "Not Attempted" will suffice. For the "best" result, you will want to bring it down to who went the farthest in that specific competition, regardless of the "last man standing." Last man standing doesn't mean best in the competition unless everyone else was knocked out in a previous stage. So for the best result, whoever made it to the third ledge of the Ultimate Cliffhanger of the Third Stage, did better than whoever made it to the first ledge, and would thus be the best result. When it comes to adding the result to the infobox, simply state the name of the competitor, followed by the stage that of where they had their best result, and then the obstacle of their best result. In the event of Kanzenseiha ("Total Victory" in Ninja Warrior), simply put the competitor's name, followed by Kanzenseiha, without the need to worry about stages or obstacles as Kanzenseiha is automatically telling us that someone was able to complete the entire course.

Also, if there happens to be an official website available for the competition, feel free to post a link to it in the website field. Footnotes should be limited to reference information or minor details given by Monster9 or TBS in regards to the competition.

| name = SASUKE 21
| image = 
| imagesize = 
| caption = 
| tbs_date = September 21, 2008
| tbs_ratings = 12.2%
| g4_date = N/A
| s_chair_1 = [[Hatsuta Keisuke]] ([[First Stage|Stage 1]] (#51-100), [[Third Stage|Stage 3]])
| s_chair_2 = [[Ogasawara Wataru]] ([[First Stage|Stage 1]] (#1-50), [[Second Stage|Stage 2]])
| s_chair_3 = Loltest.
| s_best = [[Nagano Makoto]], [[Third Stage]], [[Gliding Ring]]
| s_clear_s1 = 9 Clears
| s_clear_s2 = 3 Clears
| s_clear_s3 = 0 Clears
| s_clear_final = Not Attempted
| website = [ Official Site]
| footnotes =

Introductory Paragraph

Unlike competitor or obstacle pages, the pages for competitions are generally much more barren in terms of paragraph text, as the information that we want to primarily focus on is when, where, and how things happened. We're not so much concerned with the why of it. For example, we want to know when the competition happened, such as the filming date and the broadcast date (both TBS & G4). While we pretty much always know where in the case of SASUKE and KUNOICHI, it's not always the case for other shows such as Sportsman or VIKING. Keep in mind that location plays a bigger role in those rather than our primaries. How, goes along the lines of how well competitors did in the competition. We don't want to start listing where and how everyone failed at certain points in the paragraph text, but we do want some information regarding high-tier competitors and their results; examples being anyone who was able to make it to stage 3. Keep it brief however, don't explain their results in detail, and it's better that you don't post results at all in paragraph text. Keep it simple.


The obstacles section is really quite short and almost non-existent. Note the keyword there, almost. It's still a necessary part of the article regardless however. For an example, take a look at any competition page for a bit more detailed look at how it's done, but the general gist of it is to list in order, the obstacles of that stage with both their English and Japanese names, and the time limit of the stage. Special symbols such as carrots or stars can be used to denote an article that has been slightly modified but remains largely unchanged, or a completely new obstacle that has never been seen before. Such examples of an obstacle that has been modified would be the Cliffhanger, where an article that would be entirely new could be the Rolling Escargot.


Just like competitor pages, results are a must for competition pages. Like the competitor pages though, the competition pages have their own version of results tables. Competition pages use a format that is capable of listing all competitors, with their name and age (if available), a basic profile, their result in the stage, and any notes if needed. Like the competitor results, they do use the same color scheme, which is reflected in the examples below.

Competitor #, Name (Age), Profile, Result, Notes.

For example, the following code will produce the following table.

{|width="100%" class="wikitable sortable"
!width="5%" style="background-color: #4D0503;"|Number
!width="15%" style="background-color: #4D0503;"|Name (Age)
!width="30%" style="background-color: #4D0503;"|Profile
!width="25%" style="background-color: #4D0503;"|Result
!width="25%" style="background-color: #4D0503;"|Notes
|align="center" style="background-color: #721410;"|87
|align="center" style="background-color: #721410;"|Nagasaki Shunsuke (19)
|align="center" style="background-color: #721410;"|Trampoline Player
|align="center" style="background-color: #721410;"|② [[Tsuna Nobori]] 綱登り (10m)
|align="center" style="background-color: #721410;"|Time Out. About 18m up
|align="center" style="background-color: #530B09;"|99
|align="center" style="background-color: #530B09;"|Nagano Makoto (34)
|align="center" style="background-color: #530B09;"|Captain of the 28th Konpira Maru
|align="center" style="background-color: #BC8A1F;"|'''Kanzenseiha'''
|align="center" style="background-color: #530B09;"|2.56 seconds left.Last man standing
|align="center" style="background-color: #721410;"|
|align="center" style="background-color: #721410;"|Total
|align="center" style="background-color: #721410;"|2 Attempts
|align="center" style="background-color: #721410;"|1 Clear
|align="center" style="background-color: #721410;"|
Number Name (Age) Profile Result Notes
87 Nagasaki Shunsuke (19) Trampoline Player Tsuna Nobori 綱登り (10m) Time Out. About 18m up
99 Nagano Makoto (34) Captain of the 28th Konpira Maru Kanzenseiha 2.56 seconds left.Last man standing
Total 2 Attempts 1 Clear

Note the alternating colors of the rows. This is to produce a table that is easier for readers to view and understand. With that in mind, you will see all the code required to produce tables with this alternating color scheme, as well as the color required for the title row, in the example above.

As previously stated, while the results tables are functionally the same as the results tables from competitor pages, the content contained within them are fundamentally different. Keep this in mind as you will be learning how to use results tables in competition and obstacle pages as well.

See Also

This is an interesting section. It's the final section that separates the article from the bottom of the page. Here, you will want to place bulleted links to other, similar or related articles. Such example would be links to other SASUKE competition pages. In addition, you could put links to pages such as List of SASUKE competitions. Regardless of the addition of article links, always add the navbox of the show the competition is a part of, at the very bottom. To do this, you would simply add {{show-name-here}}. For SASUKE, it would be {{Sasuke}}, while for KUNOICHI, it would be {{Kunoichi}}.

See Also

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