Nintendo Wiki:Article size

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Article size can be measured in bytes. The article size can be viewed in "Page information" at left.

The device's processing and the internet connection depend on article size.

Article size (bytes) What to do Time taken to load content (s)
Ethernet (100 Mbps) 4G (15 Mbps) 3G (1 Mbps) Dial-up (56 kbps)
>250,000 Place a notice reminding that the article is too large. Consider spliting into sub-articles. <0.1 >0.1 >2 >35
90,000-250,000 The article is large. Consider adding subheadings. <0.1 <0.1 0.8-2 13-35
10,000-90,000 The article is perfectly fine in terms of size. <0.1 <0.1 0.1-0.8 1.5-13
2,000-10,000 The article is small. You can add more content. <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 0.3-1.5
<2,000 The article should be marked as an stub. Consider adding content. <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.3

Pages have a limit of 2,097,152 bytes (2 MB), as defined by MediaWiki software.

Splitting articles[edit]

Articles that become too long should either be trimmed or split into multiple, smaller articles (refer to the table above). The reasoning behind this is to increase the readability and reduce the load time for any given article.


List pages tend to be relatively straightforward to split and it usually involves subdividing a list alphabetically or splitting off specific character(s), franchise(s), etc. The original list page is kept and may serve as more of a directory for the partitioned pages.


Splitting an article usually involves taking a lengthy or overly-detailed section of an article and creating a new article for that topic. The section then remains on the original article, the {{main}} template is used to link to the new article, and a much more top-level summary is given in that section of the original article. For example, summarizing the "History" section of Mario to give a much more top-level overview and using {{main}} to link to a new page entitled History of Mario.