Welcome to Logopedia's Notability guidelines! Consider these guidelines to be an extension of Logopedia Policy. The purpose of this page is to inform editors regarding what Logopedia administration considers to be "notable" enough to merit a page. This is necessary to ensure that the wiki is manageable and that editors can properly collaborate together. If every possible thing with a logo or symbol had a page on Logopedia, there would be no way to keep track of it all!
Consider this: Logopedia currently has 81,706 articles! While we always welcome expansion, we want to ensure that new pages are worthy of being added to Logopedia. Visitors to Logopedia want to come to an organized website and learn about logos. With too many pages in existence, it becomes harder and harder for Logopedia editors and administrators to improve the quality of pages.
If a page you made was deleted, it likely does not fit this guideline. We are apologetic that your page was deleted, but we hope you can understand the purpose behind this section of our policy. For more details on this policy, we encourage you to visit this page.
What is considered notable? Generally, notable entities, companies, brands, or topics are well-known. They are covered in the media, whether it be in the news, in articles, in literature, in scholarly works, in television/films, or in other reliable places.
- All subjects that have an article/page dedicated to them on Logopedia must...
- Be well-covered by reliable sources
- Be discussed directly and with much detail in the media
- Be referenced or addressed by sources independent of the subject
Let's also remember that this is Logopedia. If a logo follows the above guidelines, than it most definitely merits its own page. If you are confused by what qualifies as a "reliable" source, take a look at Logopedia's page on sources.
Keep in mind that these are base guidelines, and special cases may need to be handled separately. Some of these "special" cases are covered below.
Online channels and streams
For an online channel or stream (YouTube, Vimeo, Twitch, etc.) to merit its own article it must, at minimum, have 1,000,000 subscribers. This policy also applies for channels or streams of a similar nature on other websites or platforms.
Social media pages/profiles (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
For a social media page or profile to merit its own article, the page must have at minimum 1,000,000 likes/followers. This policy only applies to pages that are only on social media. Read the following paragraph for more details.
Please note that if a social media page exists for a company, organization, brand, or other entity, this entity must follow the notability guidelines above. In addition, if the entity follows the above guidelines and has its own article on Logopedia, than another article should not be created exclusively for its social media page(s). Rather, any logos exclusive to the entity's social media page(s) should be included within the entity's article, either as a thumbnail/in a gallery under the primary logo(s), or in the "Other" page if the entity has one.
Finally, social media pages/profiles must be on one or more of the following platforms for this policy to apply:
This policy does not apply for pages/profiles on Tumblr, Reddit, Vine, etc. and must follow the notability guidelines outlined in the beginning of this page in order to qualify for an article.
Stores, restaurants, and chains
Unfortunately, your local grocery store or restaurant will likely not qualify for its own article, unless it follows the base guidelines. However, if a place has 10 or more physical locations, than it constitutes enough notability for a page.
Non-notable content will be deleted!
Even if a page or logo follows the base guidelines, administrators still have the right to delete a page if there is no evidence to indicate its notability. To prevent such incidents from occurring, it is recommended that you create a sources section in your page, or cite sources within the text of the page.
If you are here because you are suspicious of a page's notability, you may also want to visit our criteria for deletion. This provides more information on what pages qualify for deletion and how to go about tagging a page for deletion.