Forums > Senate Hall > SH:Video Partnership with Star Wars Explained

I have an exciting announcement about Featured Videos on Wookieepedia. FANDOM has partnered with a great YouTube channel called Star Wars Explained to use its videos on Wookieepedia. These videos will live on some of the biggest pages, Canon and Legends, across the wiki.

This is a big opportunity for Wookieepedia. Like we've explained with Wiki Modernization, Featured Videos are being used to reduce the number of overall ads per page. Pages with a Featured Video will have even fewer ads on them. So if you're concerned about the number of ads per page, then just know that most of Wookieepedia's highest traffic pages will have a significantly reduced number of ads. That’s a much-improved user experience.

Plus, they're just well-made videos in general and a partnership between Wookieepedia and Star Wars Explained will bring even more readers and potential contributors to the site.

Let me know if you have any questions! - Brandon Rhea(talk) 18:31, June 19, 2017 (UTC)

  • Nice, love his channel. Will there be any calaborations between him and Wook proper, or just through FANDOM? - Imperial Information Office AV-6R7Crew Pit 19:00, June 19, 2017 (UTC)
    • What kinds of collaboration were you thinking? - Brandon Rhea(talk) 19:37, June 19, 2017 (UTC)
      • Perhaps things like interviews, fact videos, etc. - Imperial Information Office AV-6R7Crew Pit 20:00, June 19, 2017 (UTC)
        • I saw some of the videos that he has, and I saw this timeline Legend/Canon, but from Legends it doesnt conver too much the Old Republic era, maybe some collaboration to make this era more known (for example SWTOR video game)--DarthRuiz30 (talk) 20:29, June 19, 2017 (UTC)
          • Fact videos or interviews could be interesting, if there's a place for them to live on the wiki or on FANDOM News and Stories. In regards to SWTOR, speaking strictly in terms of this partnership, very few of the top pages on Wookieepedia are related to SWTOR. The ones that are—Revan, Satele Shan, Bastila Shan, and Darth Malgus all come to mind—have videos that we'll be using. The Malgus video is already live. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 19:20, June 20, 2017 (UTC)
            • The partnership will focus on top pages for the moment only?--DarthRuiz30 (talk) 19:25, June 20, 2017 (UTC)
              • Yes. My team has to make slight tweaks to the videos to remove YouTube-specific elements, so right now we're using our resources where they will be the most effective. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 19:34, June 20, 2017 (UTC)
                • Sounds good, I take my back with previous comment it does looks good. Asked my little brother about what he thought about the Malgus video and finded useful and informative. --DarthRuiz30 (talk) 19:43, June 20, 2017 (UTC)
  • Sounds good, although I never like SW Explained or the videos that appear on certain pages, if it helps wookieepedia those are great news and happy to hear them--DarthRuiz30 (talk) 19:38, June 19, 2017 (UTC)
  • Would it be possible to have him do a "Wookieepedia Explained" video or series at some point giving tutorials about some of the basics of editing here? It might give people more confidence to become new users and could be a handy place to direct new users who haven't grasped some of our rules or policies yet. Ayrehead02 (talk) 08:58, June 21, 2017 (UTC)
    • I second Ayrehead's opinion that a Wook tutorial video would be helpful. I remember joining the Wook and being overwhelmed by the editing, structure, policies, and format of the whole site. I feel like a lot of people want to contribute but simply don't know how or are too afraid of "screwing up," like I was. With that said, the Star Wars Explained partnership is wonderful. I've been using him for info more times than I'd like to admit. Icon Faction ImperialCommander Boots 11:00, June 22, 2017 (UTC)
      • I'm not sure if he's the guy to go to for better how-to edit videos (unless he wishes to host Fandom created ones), but I would love to see Alex and Molly do a Wookieepedia Explained (history, what it is, how it works). Heck, that video could be displayed on the Main page itself! --ChristopherLeeGallant (talk) 21:31, June 26, 2017 (UTC)

List of SWE video pagesEdit

Here's the full list of pages with Star Wars Explained videos. If anymore are added, I'll update this list. The total number of pages right now is 173.

  1. 501st Legion
  2. Aayla Secura
  3. Abeloth
  4. Ahsoka Tano
  5. All Terrain MegaCaliber Six
  6. Anakin Skywalker
  7. Asajj Ventress
  8. Barriss Offee
  9. Bastila Shan
  10. Battle of Jakku
  11. Battle of Yavin
  12. Battle of Yavin/Legends
  13. Ben Skywalker
  14. Boba Fett
  15. Bothan
  16. C-3PO
  17. Cad Bane
  18. Cade Skywalker
  19. Carrion Spike
  20. Cassian Jeron Andor
  21. Chewbacca
  22. Chirrut Îmwe
  23. Chiss Ascendancy/Legends
  24. Chiss/Legends
  25. Chosen One
  26. Clone trooper
  27. Clone Wars
  28. Confederacy of Independent Systems
  29. Contingency Orders for the Grand Army of the Republic: Order Initiation, Orders 1 Through 150
  30. Coruscant
  31. CT-6116
  32. CT-7567
  33. Darksaber
  34. Dark Lord of the Sith
  35. Dark Lord of the Sith/Legends
  36. Darth Bane
  37. Darth Bane/Legends
  38. Darth Caedus
  39. Darth Krayt
  40. Darth Malak
  41. Darth Malgus
  42. Darth Nihilus
  43. Darth Plagueis
  44. Darth Plagueis/Legends
  45. Darth Sidious
  46. Darth Sion
  47. Darth Tenebrous
  48. Darth Traya
  49. Darth Vader's armor
  50. Darth Vader's castle
  51. Death Star
  52. Depa Billaba
  53. Dooku
  54. Erso family
  55. Exar Kun
  56. First Order
  57. Galactic Empire
  58. Galactic Republic
  59. Galen Marek
  60. Gravity well
  61. Gravity well/Legends
  62. Grievous
  63. Han Solo
  64. Hyperspace
  65. Hyperspace/Legends
  66. Immobilizer 418 cruiser
  67. Imperial Interdictor
  68. Inferno Squad
  69. Inquisitorius
  70. Interdictor-class Star Destroyer/Canon
  71. Interdictor cruiser
  72. Jakku
  73. Jango Fett
  74. Jawa
  75. Jedha
  76. Jedi
  77. Jedi Order
  78. Jedi Order/Legends
  79. Jedi Temple Guard
  80. Journal of the Whills
  81. Jyn Erso
  82. K-2SO
  83. Kanan Jarrus
  84. Kirak Infil'a
  85. Kit Fisto
  86. Knights of Ren
  87. Korriban
  88. Kyber crystal
  89. Kyle Katarn
  90. Kylo Ren
  91. Leia, Princess of Alderaan
  92. Leia Organa
  93. Leia Organa Solo
  94. Lightsaber
  95. Lightsaber crystal
  96. Lor San Tekka
  97. Luke Skywalker
  98. Luminara Unduli
  99. Lux Bonteri
  100. Mandalore (title)
  101. Mandalorian
  102. Mandalorian/Legends
  103. Mandator IV-class warship
  104. Mara Jade Skywalker
  105. Mas Amedda
  106. Midi-chlorian
  107. Millennium Falcon
  108. Mitth'raw'nuruodo
  109. Mitth'raw'nuruodo
  110. Moraband
  111. Nightsisters
  112. Nightsisters/Legends
  113. Obi-Wan Kenobi
  114. Order 66
  115. Order of the Sith Lords
  116. Orson Callan Krennic
  117. Padmé Amidala
  118. Palpatine
  119. Partisans
  120. Phasma
  121. Phasma (novel)
  122. Phoenix Squadron
  123. Plo Koon
  124. Poe Dameron
  125. Pong Krell
  126. Porg
  127. Quarsh Panaka
  128. Quarsh Panaka/Canon
  129. Qui-Gon Jinn
  130. Quinlan Vos
  131. Revan
  132. Rey
  133. Rey's survival guide
  134. Rule of Two/Legends
  135. Sabine Wren
  136. Sarlacc
  137. Sarlacc/Legends
  138. Satele Shan
  139. Savage Opress
  140. Saw Gerrera
  141. Sidon Ithano
  142. Sifo-Dyas
  143. Sith
  144. Sith (species)
  145. Sith holocron
  146. Snoke
  147. Star Wars: Rey's Survival Guide
  148. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (TV series)
  149. Starkiller Base
  150. Stormtrooper
  151. Tatooine
  152. The Force
  153. The Grand Inquisitor
  154. Thrawn (novel)
  155. TIE/vn space superiority fighter
  156. Timeline of galactic history
  157. Timeline of galactic history/Legends
  158. Togruta
  159. Togruta/Legends
  160. Tusken Raider
  161. Twi'lek
  162. Twi'lek/Legends
  163. Tython
  164. Vader's armor
  165. Wedge Antilles
  166. Wedge Antilles/Legends
  167. Wilhuff Tarkin
  168. Wookiee
  169. Wullf Yularen
  170. Xizor
  171. Yoda
  172. Yuuzhan Vong
  173. Zabrak
  174. Zillo Beast

Disabling These VideosEdit

  • Is there a way to disable these videos or make them less prominent so those who don't want to view them are not automatically presented/auto play those videos? Unsigned comment by (talk • contribs).
    • No, but you can go into the settings on the video player and disable autoplay. The autoplay disable toggle lasts for 2 weeks at a time. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 03:05, July 4, 2017 (UTC)
      • Ah ok because they're not really useful and quite annoying. I'm coming to wookiepieda to read up on something not to be presented a video. Maybe, is there a way to move them to a less prominent spot and also take away the function where if the user scrolls down, the video does not follow? While I appreciate the work that went into those videos, they really don't add much to the article that isn't already written there. It feels way too forced and in your face being on top, following people as they scroll, and on autoplay. Unsigned comment by (talk • contribs).
        • No, there's no way to do that. That's okay if you don't want to watch a video, though, you can disable the autoplay. But for the thousands of readers who do want to see a video rather than read a long article, the videos are there for them. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 14:28, July 4, 2017 (UTC)
          • The videos also don't appear in the Monobook skin, which you can enable through your preferences page. - Imperial Information Office AV-6R7Crew Pit 17:14, July 4, 2017 (UTC)
            • Not everyone likes monobook skin. I would like an option to disable the videos since they're kind of annoying-- 19:32, July 6, 2017 (UTC)
              • You can disable them on your end using the following CSS snippet:
                #article-video, .featured-video__attribution-container { display: none; }
                If you create an account, you can add this to Special:MyPage/wikia.css; alternatively there are ways to add custom CSS in your browser. 1358 (Talk) 20:00, July 6, 2017 (UTC)
  • It appears Wikia changed the class used for the featured video wrapper, so you'll probably need to update your personal JS page with this piece of code instead. 1358 (Talk) 16:01, November 17, 2017 (UTC)

Update: 7/6/2017Edit

Hey guys, here's an update on the videos:

  1. Seven more videos have been added. You can find them on Chirrut Îmwe, Darth Vader's castle, First Order, Galactic Empire, Kylo Ren, Luke Skywalker, and Phoenix Squadron.
  2. Alex is indeed interested in making a Wookieepedia Explained video, and I'll collaborate with him on that. More info to come.
  3. Pages that have these videos now have fewer advertisements on them, which was one of the goals (ad reduction) of Wiki Modernization.

- Brandon Rhea(talk) 19:27, July 6, 2017 (UTC)

  • Any update on the Wookieepedia Explained video? I'm seriously super excited for that one. MasterFredCommerce Guild(Whatever) 06:43, August 13, 2017 (UTC)
    • Any chance that this could be added at the top of the page for Zare Leonis? ProfessorTofty (talk) 15:41, August 16, 2017 (UTC)
      • @Fred: no update yet, there were a bunch of videos Alex needed to get through first. @Tofty: not at the moment, we've discovered that there's a limit to the number of videos that can be added to an individual wiki and we've hit it with Wookieepedia. An increase will go live soon, at which point we can add the Zare Leonis one. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 17:19, August 16, 2017 (UTC)
        • Ah, I see. Okay, looking forward to it then. ProfessorTofty (talk) 18:34, August 16, 2017 (UTC)
          • So how soon is "soon"? It's been nearly two months. ProfessorTofty (talk) 14:19, October 12, 2017 (UTC)
            • A lot of this comes down to my schedule as well, and I'll be honest and say that this is not high on my list of priorities. I have an outline nearly ready to go for Alex to write a script based on, though, and I hope to get that to him in the next week or so. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 15:06, October 12, 2017 (UTC)
              • Ah, that makes sense. Well, no worries, then. Whenever you have the chance. ProfessorTofty (talk) 19:29, October 13, 2017 (UTC)

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