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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 149.

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

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)

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