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Welcome to Standard Editing Procedure - Sasukepedia Competitors. Here, we will be going into great detail about the ins and outs of editing an article for a competitor. Topics range from order of section headlines, to the various details that should and shouldn't be present. If a competitor is in more than one show (Sasuke, Kunoichi, etc), we will be explaining how the article should be structured in relation to that information. Well detailed explanation on the use of the Competitor template will be explained here.

Competitors

The competitions wouldn't exactly be entertaining if there weren't any competitors to attempt the course. Because of the give and take relationship of competitors to the competition, they are one with each other and nothing without the other. With that in mind, it is these little details that require us to take on another responsibility in editing this wiki. The competition pages are wonderful in their great amount of detail for what had transpired that day. However, there is even more detailed information about each individual competitor that we are missing that may or may not have contributed to his or her success or failure on certain obstacles during certain competitions. In addition, there may be some more backstory and history as to how the competitor may have become involved with competing in the show to begin with. Some competitors have become so frequent, that they now have fans that consider them a favorite, or even have been given nicknames by the producers/broadcasters, such as the SASUKE All-Stars or the Shin Sedai.

Information gathering

First and foremost, as an editor, you will want to gather as much information as possible from as many sources as possible. The more the merrier in the case of wiki. From there, you will want to look through it all, see how it all matches up, and if you've got some winners going on, then start to document it in a clear and concise manner so that everyone can read it, not just other editors.

Competitor Infobox

Infoboxes are the absolute beginning of a competitor's profile. No matter how much information is known about the competitor, all competitor 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 competitor infobox is designed to provide the absolute basics of competitor information.

Starting with personal biographical information such as name, date of birth, current place of residence, occupation, and their height and weight. If an image of the competitor is available, it's highly, highly recommended that it be added to the infobox.

From there, there are sections of the infobox that summarize the competitors history with the varying shows that we document here on Sasukepedia. For example, there's a few fields (options, parameters, etc) that you can use to fill out the competitor's history for SASUKE, as well as fields for KUNOICHI, VIKING, and Sportsman. These sections are in essence the same thing, differentiated only by their prefix; s_ for SASUKE, k_ for KUNOICHI, v_ for VIKING, and ps1_ for Sportsman. The fields for each one are for their nickname given in the competition (if available), theme song (if available), first competition, last competition, total # of competitions, and their best result from all competitions.

And finally, there's a section at the very bottom for links to their website(s). Some competitors have blogs that they post to on occasion, and this would be a good place to place such a link.

Now, for an example of an infobox filled out with information, take a look below. The code is available for you to see, and directly below it is the same code used to create the completed infobox. Note that there are no parameters with "k_" attached to them, since those parameters are restricted to female competitors of KUNOICHI. In addition, you may also want to note that for the VIKING (v_), and Sportsman (ps1_) sections, nicknames and themes are absent, as the competitor does not have either in those two shows.

{{Competitor 
| name = Nagano Makoto
| image = Image327.jpg
| imagesize = 300px
| caption = 
| birth_date = {{birth date and age|1972|3|30}}
| age = 
| home = Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan
| job = Fisherman, Musician
| height = 162 cm
| weight = 62 kg
| s_nickname = King of SASUKE
| s_comps = [[List of SASUKE competitions|19 Competitions]]
| s_first = [[SASUKE 7]]
| s_last = [[SASUKE 25]]
| s_best = [[SASUKE 17]], '''[[Kanzenseiha]]'''
| s_song = ''Last Battle'' from X TV OST
| v_comps = [[List of VIKING competitions|2 Competitions]]
| v_first = [[VIKING 2]]
| v_last = [[VIKING 3]]
| v_best = [[VIKING 2]], [[Final Viking]], [[Vertical Rope]]
| ps1_comps [[List of Sportsman competitions|1 Competition]]
| ps1_first = [[Pro Sportsman No. 1 2010]]
| ps1_last = [[Pro Sportsman No. 1 2010]]
| ps1_best = [[Pro Sportsman No. 1 2010]], [[Monster Box]] (15th level - 2m, 26cm)
| website = http://www.takasui.co.jp/main/sasuke/main.html
| footnotes = 
}}



Introductory Paragraph

A good way to start working on a competitor profile is to start out with an introductory paragraph that explains in summary - who the person is, what their job is, how long they've competed, how well they've done in competitions, and any other "important" (up for debate) details regarding the competitor's competition history such as awards, nicknames, records, etc. In essence, you want to sum up as to why we know this person so well, or give people that don't know them so well, an easy way to remember them later on.

Personal History

Following the "introduction" portion, you're going to want to move into sectioning the rest of the article. Seeing as how you already have the general introduction summary out of the way, it's time to start moving into the details of personal history, as well as competition history.

Personal history however, should be limited to topics that pertain to the person's connection with competitions. An example of this could be Yamamoto Shingo as his personal history has direct ties into his competition history. Promotions and career advancements at work have become a part of SASUKE's definition of Yamamoto, seeing as how he moved from gas jockey to manager to district manager throughout his history. In addition to his personal history of working for the company for many years, he has always worn (except for 2 competitions) his work uniform to SASUKE competitions. Note however, that Yamamoto's personal history is brief, limited to a quick summary of promotions at work and tying them to varying competitions, as well as the building of his home in Tokyo after his marriage, courtesy of his work; which happens to include a SASUKE training course. With this, we don't go too far into his history in the sense that we know all about his childhood and the like - in some way or another, it's all related to competitions.

Competition History

Following the personal history, or if there's no personal history to speak of, moving onto a competitor's competition history is the next step. This is where we don't hold back on detailing every aspect of a competitor's run in a certain competition. What was their number? How well did they fare on every obstacle upto and including their failure, and if they didn't fail a stage, how well was their run overall? Including things such as times, any sort of screw-ups whether they caused a competitor to fail or just be slowed down is crucial in detailing the successes and failures of competitors. Taking a look at Nagano Makoto's page should give some insight into exactly how much detail we're talking about. Anything that could be contributing to the competitor's run, is well documented.

Controversy

In some cases, there is some controversy regarding a competitor's run. Whether this controversy results in a competitor's successes or failures on certain obstacles, or has problems with the rules of Sasuke; can be in essence, some form of controversy. With that in mind, some competitors may have asked for a re-run following an obstacle error (see Nagano Makoto's SASUKE 23 controversy) or a misunderstanding of the rules (see Levi Meeuwenberg's SASUKE 25 debacle).

Speculation, Favoritism, Dislikes

Things such as these should not be placed into an article for any reason what so ever. When writing a competitor profile, it's best to stick to the facts about the competitor, without putting in any sort of personal likes or dislikes. Not only does this help keep the article clean of unnecessary information, it keeps a neutral point of view, which is a policy here on Sasukepedia. Such examples could be Levi Meeuwenberg's "showboating" which as become infamous among fans, or Yamada Katsumi's repeated stage one failures which have split the community into two factions of those still supportive of Yamada's continued participation, and those that believe he should retire for good.

Trivia

This little area is simple and to the point. And by that, I really mean simple and to the point. Any little tidbit or random factoid you'd like to include, you'll want to just list as bullet points. It's really that easy. A simple asterisk followed by your fact and you're done. Obviously, keep it on-topic and related to the topics at hand. Things like holding certain records work perfectly for these sections.

Results

Once all the dust has cleared, and you're finished with the introductory summary, personal history, and competition history; it's time to finish off the article with the results table(s).

Results tables are functionally the same regardless of what article type you're editing, but their content will vary depending on the article type. With that in mind, you will want to utilize the standardized results categories we use here on Sasukepedia for use on competitor profiles.

Competition #, competitor #, best result in the competition, and any potential notes.

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

{|width="100%" class="wikitable"
!width="6%" style="background-color: #4D0503;"|''SASUKE''
!width="4%" style="background-color: #4D0503;"|#
!width="35%" style="background-color: #4D0503;"|Result
!width="45%" style="background-color: #4D0503;"|Notes
|-
|align="center" style="background-color: #721410;"|[[SASUKE 17|17]]
|align="center" style="background-color: #721410;"|99
|align="center" style="background-color: #721410;"|'''Kanzenseiha'''
|align="center" style="background-color: #721410;"|Last man standing. Finished with 2.56 seconds left.
|-
|align="center" style="background-color: #530B09;"|[[SASUKE 18|18]]
|align="center" style="background-color: #530B09;"|96
|align="center" style="background-color: #530B09;"|Failed Shin-Cliffhanger (Third Stage)
|align="center" style="background-color: #530B09;"|Disqualified, Course Out.
|-
|align="center" style="background-color: #721410;"|[[SASUKE 19|19]]
|align="center" style="background-color: #721410;"|100
|align="center" style="background-color: #721410;"|Failed Flying Chute (First Stage)
|align="center" style="background-color: #721410;"|
|-
|align="center" style="background-color: #530B09;"|[[SASUKE 20|20]]
|align="center" style="background-color: #530B09;"|2000
|align="center" style="background-color: #530B09;"|Failed Downhill Jump (Second Stage)
|align="center" style="background-color: #530B09;"|
|-
|}
SASUKE # Result Notes
17 99 Kanzenseiha Last man standing. Finished with 2.56 seconds left.
18 96 Failed Shin-Cliffhanger (Third Stage) Disqualified, Course Out.
19 100 Failed Flying Chute (First Stage)
20 2000 Failed Downhill Jump (Second Stage)

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 competition 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 All-Stars pages if you're working on the article to a SASUKE All-Star. In addition, you could put links to pages such as Recurring SASUKE competitors. Regardless of the addition of article links, always add the navbox of the show the competitor is most related to, at the very bottom. To do this, you would simply add {{show-name-here}}. For a SASUKE competitor, it would be {{Sasuke}}, while for a KUNOICHI competitor it would be {{Kunoichi}}.


Announcers

Announcers of the competition are just as important to the competition as the competitors themselves. Most of the time, it is their job to narrate the play by play of the competition, speaking upon the successes and failures of competitors as they attempt each obstacle and what may or may not occur in their runs. There have been a wide range of announcers across the various shows, some of which have announced numerous competitions and/or shows. With that in mind, it is only right to offer the same light to the announcers as we do to the competitors, especially in the wake of Itō Ryūsuke, who is an announcer that has also been a competitor.

Structuring an announcer's page

Fundamentally, they are going to be structured in the exact same way that a competitor profile should be structured. Sure, they may not themselves have participated in the competition itself, but they are present at the competition from the moment the first competitor prepares at the starting line up until the last man standing has finished and even a little later to provide the conclusion of the competition.

In terms of structure and content, you will want to pretty much follow the exact same setup as a competitor profile, just adapt it from that of a competitor to that of an announcer.

See Also

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