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This page documents an Official Policy on Warriors Wiki.
This page was approved via contributor consensus. All edits must be discussed on the talk page prior to a Sysop making changes.
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This policy in a Nutshell
  • Answers to frequently asked beginner questions
  • Hub for common projects and pages


Welcome to the Warriors Wiki! We're glad to have you. This page will serve as a guide for typical newer user questions, including information about the projects and how to cite information. Please make sure to read over our wiki rules and blocking policy as well. If you wish for an in-depth guide about the history of the wiki and the projects, see SnowedLightning's guide! If there are any further topics you'd like to see, feel free to ask on the talk page!

FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions about the wiki.

1. Who owns the wiki?/Who do I speak to regarding concerns?
While no one person really "owns" the wiki, the administrators are the highest level of staff. Any of the staff can address any of your concerns or forward it to an administrator.
2. Why was my edit undone?
An edit can be undone for numerous reasons, but the most common ones are lack of citing your references (see the citing section below), inserting incorrect information, or improper spelling and grammatical errors. Most edits that are undone come with a message attached, so check the recent changes or the page's history. If you have any further questions, ask the user in question for clarification or speak to a member of staff. Please see our rules and blocking policy for more information.
3. Why was my page/image deleted?
The most common reason pages are deleted is because it violates the NOT policy. This wiki is for canon information only, and any fanon or OC content will be deleted. Please see our NOT policy for more information.
All personal images must abide by the image policy; users are only allowed to have one personal image file and it must be named after your username, such as File:Vector Sigma.personal.png. You're free to reupload over your personal file and keep your images in the file history. If you upload several personal images, the others will be deleted.
4. Why aren't discussions enabled on this wiki?
Discussions are not enabled on this wiki due to lack of sufficient staff to properly monitor them. We have a small active editor team responsible for documenting the series, and we prefer to focus on mainspace edits rather than dividing our time monitoring discussions. There are several places where fans can discuss the series, including the forms, Discord servers, and social media. Blogs, however, are enabled on this wiki so feel free to create blogs as long as it abides by our blog policy.
5. Why can't I edit?
If you have just created your Fandom account, you may not be able to edit immediately because you are not autoconfirmed. Autoconfirmed prevents accounts that are less than four (4) days old from editing or uploading across all wikis. Your account must be four (4) days old to be autoconfirmed.
Other times, a page may be fully protected from edits because it is a popular page, such as Firestar and Ashfur. There is a limited number of pages that are fully protected (excluding templates), and you can find a full list here. If there is a mistake on those pages or you need to edit them, contact an administrator.
6. I don't like [this character's] design, may I change it?
You may not request for a character's pixel artwork to be changed simply because you do not like it. However, you may bring up valid concerns/criticisms about a character's design with a member of staff. We have nearly 5,000 approved images, so sometimes we may miss some!
7. Do you have a Discord server?
We do! It is currently open to the public, so feel free to join from the Discord tab on the sidebar. We host collaborative editing sessions occasionally, and it's a good place to ask questions directly with our staff.
8. Can I use the pixel blanks for my own wiki?
No, the pixel blanks are made by our editors to be used on this wiki. Very rarely do we give permission to be used outside of this wiki unless under special circumstances. You are allowed to use the blanks for personal use as long as you do not post it elsewhere.
9. Can I become a member of staff?
Feel free to check our staff page to see if we have any openings. Our positions have specific requirements, such as edit counts and time here, so make sure you qualify for those if you're interested. Also feel free to consult a member of staff if you're thinking about applying.

User information

User profile and talk pages

Your user profile is all about you—fill out your userpage so we can get to know you. Whatever you do with your userpage is up to you, but most users have their favorite/least favorite characters, books, and pairings, and when they got into the fandom.
User talk pages are places to leave messages for other users. To leave a new message on a user's talk page, create a new heading and leave your message followed by your signature. The user will then respond on your talk page, and you must respond on their talk page. This is so the other user can get a notification about your response; if you respond on your talk page, they will not get a notification.

Signature

A signature leaves behind your name and time stamp. A signature follows your message, and you can leave a standard signature by leaving four (~) as ~~~~. Most users create custom signatures, and you can create your own by following the guidelines on our signature policy. Some users also take requests as well.

Personal images

Users are allowed one personal image, and it must be named after your username. Such as File:Vector Sigma.personal.png. The file name can be changed when you upload an image. If you need help renaming your image, let a member of staff know.

Source mode

Between the two modes of editing, source mode is better suited for the wiki over visual mode. Using visual editor on our pages can sometimes break content or add extra spaces. Source mode also allows users to edit specific layers of coding manually, which is preferable when editing a wiki. To use source editor, use the toolbar menu and click on menu at the top right where "Visual Editor" is. Click on "Source Editor" in the dropdown menu. To change your preferred editor, go to your preferences. See more information about source editor below.

My Preferences -> Editing -> Editor -> Preferred editor -> Source editor -> Save

Source editor

Source editor is the preferred and heavily encouraged editor on the Warriors Wiki. Using source editor is often the most daunting aspect for newer users, but we promise it's not as scary as it seems. We'll go over a few source editor basics. Much of these tricks can be achieved using the toolbar while editing as well.

Description What you type What appears
Italicized test
''Firestar''
Firestar
Bold text
'''Firestar'''
Firestar
Italicized and bold text
'''''Firestar'''''
Firestar
Small text
<small>Firestar</small>
Firestar
Big text
<big>Firestar</big>
Firestar
Superscript
Firsetar<sup>is ginger</sup>
Firsetaris ginger
Subscript
Firsetar<sub>is ginger</sub>
Firsetaris ginger
Your signature (username only)
~~~
Your username or personalized signature
Your signature with the date/time (for talk pages)
~~~~
Your username 12:35, 27 June 2022 (UTC)
Current date/time
~~~~~
12:35, 27 June 2022 (UTC)

Links utilized the square brackets [[ and ]] with the name of the page in between. Linking is applicable when you want to reference another article to improve accessibility for readers. While there are many advanced techniques for linking articles, the table below will cover the basics. Please note using the square brackets will only link to local articles and not articles on other wikis.

Description What you type What appears
Linking to an article
[[Firestar]]
Firestar
Linking to a specific heading on an article
[[Firestar#Merchandise]]
Firestar#Merchandise
Linking to an article but changing the display text
[[Firestar|That one guy]]
That one guy
Linking to an article but using italics partially
[[Firestar|That ''one'' guy]]
That one guy
Linking to an article but using italics for the entire link
''[[Firestar|That one guy]]''
That one guy
Adding an image
[[File:Flipclaw.warrior.png]]
Flipclaw.warrior.png
Linking to an image without it appearing on the page
[[:File:Flipclaw.warrior.png]]
File:Flipclaw.warrior.png
Linking to a category without it appearing on the page
[[:Category:Warriors]]
Category:Warriors
Linking to an article that doesn't exist (text will be red, also known as a red link)
[[Firestra]]
Firestra
Linking to an external website
https://warriorcats.com/
https://warriorcats.com/
Linking to an external website but changing the display text
[https://warriorcats.com/ Warrior Cats]
Warrior Cats

You may have noticed that this article uses headings or sections to divide up the content. Headings are organizational tools that allow users to find specific information without reading the entire article. These headings can also allow subsections for further organization. Level 1 is not required as it is just the page name.

Description What you type What appears
A Level 2 heading
==Level 2==
Level 2
A Level 3 heading
===Level 3===
Level 3
A Level 4 heading
====Level 4====
Level 4
A Level 5 heading
=====Level 5=====
Level 5

Here are some other useful wikitext.

Description What you type What appears
Intended paragraph or line
Firestar is a ThunderClan leader
:Firestar is a ThunderClan leader
::Firestar is a ThunderClan leader

Firestar is a ThunderClan leader

Firestar is a ThunderClan leader
Firestar is a ThunderClan leader
Bulleted list
*Firestar
**Leafpool
***Lionblaze
****Sorrelstripe
*****Baypaw
**Squirrelflight
***Sparkpelt
****Flamepaw
***Alderheart
  • Firestar
    • Leafpool
      • Lionblaze
        • Sorrelstripe
          • Baypaw
    • Squirrelflight
      • Sparkpelt
        • Flamepaw
      • Alderheart
Numbered list
#Firestar
#Leafpool
#Lionblaze
#Sorrelstripe
#Baypaw
  1. Firestar
  2. Leafpool
  3. Lionblaze
  4. Sorrelstripe
  5. Baypaw

Source mode example

Let's use a basic example then for talk pages, such as the approval page for PCA. Let's say I want to post my new image, File:Flipclaw.warrior.png, to the approval page. I want to first make a new level 2 heading at the bottom of the page using PCA's guidelines.

==[[Flipclaw]] (W) ~ For Approval==

Next I want to add my image below the heading. I also want to add my signature since the approval page is a talk page. All talk pages require signatures so other users know who is talking!

==[[Flipclaw]] (W) ~ For Approval==
[[File:Flipclaw.warrior.png]] Behold my image. ~~~~

Make sure to double check your coding using "show preview" before publishing your edit if you are unsure. If your preview looks something like the image below, then you successfully used source editor!

Note: Vec is using dark mode so if you see a blue background, that's perfectly fine!

We highly recommend creating your own sandbox userpage (here called "User:/Sandbox") or fiddle on your own userpage (here called "User:") to practice using source editor. Don't worry; any edits you make on those pages will not interfere with the wiki's content. You're free to experiment on those pages as much as you'd like!

See also editing, wikitext, source editor, and links for more detailed information.

Projects

Below is an overview of our major projects, small groups that organize the upkeeping and creation of our main content. To join, simply copy and paste this onto the respective projects' talk pages:

==Join request==
Hi, may I join this project? ~~~~


Joining any of our projects is not a requirement to edit the wiki, but merely a form of organization. The only project where joining a project is necessary due to several guidelines is PCA. Each project is organized into a Clan hierarchy, with leaders, deputies, and senior warriors as "leads", leaders in the project. The rest of the group members are warriors, apprentices or kits (the latter two for PCA only).

Project: Character Artwork

Project: Charart, also known as PCA, is the most popular project on the wiki and is responsible for creating, approving, and tweaking the pixel character images. You can join PCA by making a new heading and requesting to join on the talk page.

New artwork is posted on the approval page and the list for new artwork is posted here. Images that needed to be changed, whether because a character's description is updated or the style is inconsistent between blanks, are posted on the tweak nominations page. All users, including those not apart of the project, are welcomed to submit tweak nominations. Once the tweak nominations are passed, warriors and above may complete the tweaks and post them on the tweak page. New users are called kits and they are promoted to apprentice once their image passes 50% completion or more, or a lead determines they understand the basics of the project. Apprentices who successfully get four images approved by the project are promoted to warriors! Check out the project guidelines for more information.

Users are required to use and have basic knowledge of an art program to submit artwork for approval. While also ranges of experience are welcomed, take some time to get familiar with your art program's basic features before requesting to join the project. Common art programs include Paint Tools Sai, Clip Studio Paint, Photoshop, GIMP, and Firealpaca, but any program that supports layers is fine. While the project does have apprentice tutorials to share knowledge like how to shade the blanks and ear pink colors, the project is not responsible for teaching basic skills such as opening files and using layers.

Project: Characters

Project: Characters, also known as PC, is responsible for overseeing content on the character articles, such as Bramblestar, Rootspring, and Scourge. You can join PC by making a new heading and asking to join on the talk page. Check out the project guidelines for more information.

Completed character articles that you have worked on can be nominated for silver or gold status.

Project: Books

Project: Books, also known as PB, is responsible for overseeing content relating to the books, including chapter subpages, cliffnotes, and the book pages. You can join PB by making a new heading and asking to join on the talk page. Check out the project guidelines for more information.

Completed book articles, chapter subpages, and cliffnotes that you have worked on can be nominated for silver or gold status.

Project: World

Project: World, also known as PW, is responsible for overseeing content relating to the world of Warriors, including real world articles, Clan life and Clans and groups, reference, and events and battles. You can join PW by making a new heading and asking to join on the talk page. Check out the project guidelines for more information.

Completed world articles that you have worked on can be nominated for silver or gold status.

Project: Operations

Project: Operations, also known as PO, is responsible for overseeing the policies, guidelines, and other wiki operations that effect the wiki as a whole. Anyone is free to suggest new guidelines or policies for the wiki on the talk page. You can join PW by making a new heading and asking to join on the talk page.

How to cite

The biggest reason newer users' edits are undone is because they did not cite their information. Citing your information allows other readers to fact-check it and confirm it's validity. The most common source of citations are from the books, and citations from the books use {{R}} and it follows a simple pattern:

{{r|abbreviation of arc/book followed by the book number|page/chapter number}}

A few examples, a citation from Shattered Sky, book three of A Vision of Shadows, on page 218 would be:

{{r|vs3|218}}

The finished product will look like this: [1]

This template can also be used for multiple pages by adding a dash "-" in between the page numbers. For example, a citation from A Shadow in RiverClan on pages 86-89 would be:

{{r|sir|86-89}}

The finished product will look like this: [2]

This template can also be used for chapter numbers. For example, a citation from Tree's Roots, chapter 5 would be:

{{r|trr|chapter 5}}

The finished product will look like this: [3]

The following is a full list of abbreviations for the books and other content for reference:

  • os# - The Prophecies Begin
  • np# - The New Prophecy
  • po# - Power of Three
  • om# - Omen of the Stars
  • dc# - Dawn of the Clans
  • vs# - A Vision of Shadows
  • tbc# - The Broken Code
  • asc# - A Starless Clan
  • fq - Firestar's Quest
  • bp - Bluestar's Prophecy
  • sd - SkyClan's Destiny
  • cp - Crookedstar's Promise
  • ys - Yellowfang's Secret
  • tr - Tallstar's Revenge
  • bs - Bramblestar's Storm
  • mfv - Moth Flight's Vision
  • hj - Hawkwing's Journey
  • ts - Tigerheart's Shadow
  • ct - Crowfeather's Trial
  • sqh - Squirrelflight's Hope
  • gv - Graystripe's Vow
  • lh - Leopardstar's Honor
  • hs - Hollyleaf's Story
  • mo - Mistystar's Omen
  • cj - Cloudstar's Journey
  • tf - Tigerclaw's Fury
  • ds - Dovewing's Silence
  • lw - Leafpool's Wish
  • mv - Mapleshade's Vengeance
  • gc - Goosefeather's Curse
  • rf - Ravenpaw's Farewell
  • sh - Spottedleaf's Heart
  • pc - Pinestar's Choice
  • te - Thunderstar's Echo
  • tc - Tawnypelt's Clan
  • rd - Redtail's Debt
  • sl - Shadowstar's Life
  • pk - Pebbleshine's Kits
  • trr - Tree's Roots
  • ms - Mothwing's Secret
  • dk - Daisy's Kin
  • sr - Spotfur's Rebellion
  • br - Blackfoot's Reckoning
  • untold - The Untold Stories
  • tales - Tales from the Clans
  • shadows - Shadows of the Clans
  • legends - Legends of the Clans
  • path - Path of a Warrior
  • spirit - A Warrior's Spirit
  • choice - A Warrior's Choice
  • manga1 - The Rise of Scourge
  • ts# - Tigerstar and Sasha
  • ga - Graystripe's Adventure
  • lw# - Graystripe's Adventure (individual books)
  • rp - Ravenpaw's Path
  • rp# - Ravenpaw's Path (individual books)
  • ss - SkyClan and the Stranger
  • ss# - SkyClan and the Stranger (individual books)
  • sir - A Shadow in RiverClan
  • woc - Winds of Change
  • efs - Exile from ShadowClan
  • secrets - Secrets of the Clans
  • cats - Cats of the Clans
  • code - Code of the Clans
  • battles - Battles of the Clans
  • etc - Enter the Clans
  • twg - The Warriors Guide
  • tug - The Ultimate Guide
  • sha - Spottedleaf's Honest Answer
  • bm - Beyond the Code: Brightspirit's Mercy
  • as - After Sunset: We Need to Talk
  • trc - After Sunset: The Right Choice
  • ec - The Elders' Concern
  • tcd - The Clans Decide
  • ehc# - Erin Hunter Chats
  • app - Warriors App


Note: #'s indicate a number to be added afterwards to signify the book in the arc. Add "bs" to end of certain books to include the bonus scenes, and "m" to the end of super editions to include ending manga. Other relevant shortcuts include:

  • cover - on the cover of book
  • tp - in the title pages of book
  • copyright - on the copyright page of book
  • bcover - on the back cover of book
  • ded - on the dedication page of book
  • rflap - on the inside right flap of book
  • lflap - on the inside left flap of book
  • foreword - in the foreword of book


These follow the same pattern as above. For example, a citation from the right flap of the jacket of The Place of No Stars, book five of The Broken Code, would be:

{{r|tbc5|rflap}}

The finished product will look like this: [4]

For more information how to cite, click here.

Where do I start?

Now that we've gone over the basics, where do you start? To that question, I respond with another question, what are you interested in? If you wish to lend your talents to our art project or wish to help with our character designs, feel free to join PCA! If you wish to help out with character histories or write chapter subpages, check out PC and PB.

However, most newer editors start out just correcting grammar, spelling mistakes, or inserting interwiki links. Check out our stubs category, which details pages that need extensive information added, or our under construction category, which details pages that are missing minor pieces of information. You're free to help out wherever you see a need; if you see something that is spelt wrong or has an incorrect citation or wordage, feel free to change it! We appreciate all the help we can get since we are a small editing team and things do slip by more often then most users think.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask on the talk page under a new heading, or a member of staff. Happy editing and we're glad to have you.

Notes and references

  1. Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 218
  2. Revealed in A Shadow in RiverClan, pages 86-89
  3. Revealed in Tree's Roots, chapter 5
  4. Revealed on the inside right flap of The Place of No Stars
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