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This page provides a convenient reference for common words, terms, and acronyms that are used on Wookieepedia. If you find a word that isn't on the list, which you think should be, please add it.

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AEdit

AC
The AgriCorps, a group that reviews Good article nominations, and is similar to the Inq in function.
Admin, or Sysop, or Mod
Cabal member Administrator. Again, fairly self-evident, but a full list can be found on this page. Administrators have a number of technical powers, are all experienced members of the site, and are generally happy to answer questions on site operations, provided it's done in a civil manner. These contributors are responsible for cleanup and other "housekeeping" chores on the wiki.
Anon
An anonymous user going under the alias of an IP address, rather than a user name.
Article
An encyclopedia entry. All articles are pages, but not all pages are articles. See Wikipedia:What is an article

BEdit

Blanking
Removing all of the content of an article. This differs from deletion, as the article link remains valid.
Ban (also Block, Banhammer, or even Modsmack)
Fairly self-explanatory. This results in an IP or username being blocked from editing Wookieepedia. Given out by admins only. Grounds for blocking can be found at this page.
Bot
Short for Robot; a program that applies changes on its own. See Wookieepedia:Droids
Broken link
A wiki link (created [[like this]]) for which the article has not yet been created. These links appear in red text. Also known as a redlink.
Broken redirect
A page that redirects to another page that does not yet exist or has been deleted.
BTS
"Behind the scenes." Generally listed as a separate section on a Wookieepedia article and used to document background material, author/actor/artist comments, interview material, concept development, creators/inventors, non-canon appearances, and other miscellany.
Bureaucrat
An administrator who has the ability to modify user rights.

CEdit

CA
Comprehensive article. Denoted by the circle in the upper right-hand corner.
Cabal
Does not exist! Ever!
CAN
Comprehensive article nominations, where candidates for comprehensive article status are proposed.
Candy
Sometimes used as a slang term for the rollback power. See rollback below for more info.
Canon
The official Star Wars universe as defined by Lucasfilm. Some material licensed by Lucasfilm is not officially recognized as canon; however, its license earns this material a mention in "Behind the scenes" sections.
Cannon
When used properly, a term describing a form of weapon. It is not an acceptable substitute for canon. Cannons shoot things. Canon doesn't shoot anything but other canon . . . never mind.
Cat
Short for category. Every article is placed into one or more categories to help others find it and to group it with articles on related subjects. See Wookieepedia:Layout_Guide#Category for more information.
CC-BY-SA
Not-quite-acronym for the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license which governs submissions to Wookieepedia.
Consensus
The term used to describe when a general agreement has been reached among Wookieepedias. Described on Wookieepedia:Consensus, it is applicable not only in the Trash Compactor and Consensus Track, but also on talk pages, Senate Hall forums, etc.
CT or Consensus Track
The policy-making forum on Wookieepedia where specific site-related issues are discussed and debated until a consensus is reached. New policies are often crafted in the fiery crucibles of Consensus Track threads.
Copyedit
An edit that improves a written piece or article's grammar, flow, readability, spelling, and overall quality of the prose.
Copyvio
Short for copyright violation. See Wookieepedia:Copyright problems.
CSD
Candidate for speedy deletion. Identified by tagging the page with {{delete}}. See speedy below for more info.

DEdit

Dead-end page
A page that contains no links to other pages.
Del
Short for "delete"; typically seen in edit summaries.
Diff
Short for "difference." Used on Recent Changes and page histories to show the difference between two versions of an article.
Disambiguation
Resolving the conflict between two or more subjects with identical or similar titles.
Disambiguation page
A page solely intended to link to different pages with similar titles.
Double redirect
Where an article redirects to another redirect. These typically are broken after the first redirect (see Broken redirect).

EEdit

Edit conflict
Two users both attempting to edit the same page at the same time.
Edit summary
A small message that can be made when one makes an edit. It will be visible in recent changes and on the page's history. These are to be used for briefly describing the edits made.
Edit war
To engage in a repeated series of reversions with another person/people over which revision is better. Edit warring is not condoned on Woookieepedia and, should the administration become involved, blocks may be given out. The proper way of resolving a difference is a civil discussion on the talk page.
External link
A link to a page outside of the Wookieepedia domain.

FEdit

FA
Featured article. Denoted by a star in the upper right-hand corner of the article.
FAN
Featured article nominations, where candidates for featured articles are proposed.
Fanon
Star Wars material not officially recognized by Lucasfilm. Such content is prohibited from Wookieepedia articles. Particularly, this means material you invented yourself.

GEdit

GA
Good article. Denoted by the check-box in the upper right-hand corner.
GAN
Good article nominations, where candidates for good article status are proposed.

IEdit

Infobox
A Wikicode template that displays a number of facts about a topic in an aesthetically pleasing form. Infoboxes are generally placed at the beginning of an article.
Inq
The Inquisitorius. A group of users dedicated to defining the cutting edge of article quality and who are endowed with oversight of the Featured Articles of Wookieepedia, as well as Featured Article nominations.
Internal link
A link to a page inside the Wookieepedia domain. Also known as a wikilink.
InterWiki
A link from Wookieepedia to another wiki, such as Wikipedia.
Intro
Introduction of an article.
IRC
Internet Relay Chat, of which Wookieepedia has a channel (#wookieepedia). See WP:IRC for more information. The channel always has people in it who are usually able to assist with questions.
IU
In-universe. The perspective of treating the Star Wars universe as if it were real. A corollary to this is to treat all events of the Star Wars galaxy as real, but having happened in the distant past, i.e. "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away . . . ." This perspective should be used on virtually all Wookieepedia articles, except for the "Behind the scenes" sections and real-world articles.

KEdit

KB or Knowledge Bank
A place to ask general questions about Star Wars. Follow ALL of the rules when using this, please, or your thread will be pwned deleted without warning.

MEdit

MediaWiki
The wiki software that runs Wookieepedia. [1] Also, the namespace used for system and interface messages.
Meta page
A non-article page that defines policy, or other administrative details. Meta pages carry the Wookieepedia: namespace.
Mofference
An irregularly scheduled meeting of Wookieepedians sometimes described as Consensus Track on speed or as a bunch of arguing with no results, depending on whose perspective you get. A list of Mofference topics and times can be found at WP:M. These always occur on IRC on the #wookieepedia channel.

NEdit

Namespace
A designated prefix for a segment of Wookieepedia that defines the purpose and jurisdiction of a Wookieepedia page. A number of namespaces exist, such as Forum, (e.g. Forum:Senate Hall) User, (e.g. User:Atarumaster88), Talk (e.g. Talk:Main Page), User talk (e.g. User talk:Atarumaster88 and Wookieepedia (e.g. Wookieepedia:FAQ). Other namespaces include Template, Template talk, Wookieepedia talk, File, and File talk. The "Main" namespace, which includes all Wookieepedia articles, does not have a prefix. As such, articles such as Luke Skywalker do not contain a prefix in their title.
Noticeboard
More formally the Administrators' noticeboard, a place to place notes that the administration will read and deal with accordingly, whether that be notification of harassment or requests for protection/un-protection/deletion. Please place vandalism alerts on the appropriate page though.
NPOV
Neutral Point of View. The idea that Wookieepedia does not exist to exhibit a particular bias or slant and must treat all Star Wars topics with neutrality in our reporting. Similar to the cherished ideal of journalist non-bias (smart comment removed) and, yes, Jar Jar Binks and all Star Wars authors fall under this policy. Actually, every Wookieepedia article does.

OEdit

OOU
"Out-of-universe." Writing from the perspective of the real world. This is used, unsurprisingly, for discussing real-world aspects of a particular character, battle, location, etc. or for real-world topics such as George Lucas. It should not be employed in in-universe articles, except in the "Behind the scenes" section.
Orphan
A page that has no other pages linking to it.

PEdit

P&T
Personality and traits section for a character article. Describes, creatively enough, the personality and traits of a character.
P&A
Powers and Abilities sections for characters who are Force-sensitive or particularly notable for their skills.
Page move
When a given page on Wookieepedia is moved to a different title, in essence renaming the page. A redirect (see below) is created from the original page name to the new one.
Page
Any individual topic at Wookieepedia, regardless of namespace. Page content is defined as the text contained on a page, minus the auto-generated top, bottom and side bars.
Patent nonsense
Text with no practical meaning.
Piped link
A piped link uses the | character to allow a link to show up differently than the page it is named after. E.g. [[Jar Jar Binks|Binks]] shows up as Binks.
Point of View (POV)
The perspective from which an article is written. On Wookieepedia, most articles are written from the point of view of a character inside the Star Wars universe.
Protection or Shield
A term used when an administrator blocks access to an article with one of two choices: Semi-protect, which blocks new and anonymous users from editing the page, and sysop-only-protect, which allows only administrators to edit the page.This is done to protect a page from vandalism or edit warring. See Wookieepedia:Protection policy.

QEdit

QOTD
Quote of the day. A place where the quotes that appear on the Main Page are discussed.
Queue
In reference to Featured Articles, the list of upcoming Featured Articles set to appear on the Main Page.

REdit

RC
Recent changes, a location where the most recent edits to the wiki are displayed.
Redirect
A link that exists only to point to another article. For example, Darth Vader redirects to Anakin Skywalker. The code to do this is #REDIRECT [[Article name]]
Redlink
A link to a location that does not exist yet.
Ref
The equivalent of a footnote on a Wookieepedia article. A general rule of thumb is to reference virtually all content on Wookieepedia articles. The exceptions and exact rules can be found on Wookieepedia:Sourcing.
Restore
The opposite of speedy. An admin power that allows the instant resurrection of a deleted article.
Retcon
A term used in the Star Wars universe to indicate that part of canon has been retroactively changed after it was introduced.
Revert
Changing an article back to a previous revision. In general, anyone can do this, but causing an edit war over the article may lead to a ban.
RFA
Requests for adminship. A weighted vote to determine if a user is worthy of receiving administrator powers. See WP:RFU.
RFB
Requests for bureaucratship. A weighted vote to determine is an administrator is worthy of receiving bureaucrat status. See WP:RFU.
RFR
Candy-like award Requests for rollback power, determined by vote on WP:RFU.
RFU
Requests for user rights. The page where discussions over user status are held.
Rmvd
Short for "removed"; typically seen in edit summaries.
Rollback
To revert a page to a previous version. Also, a MediaWiki power that allows a user to more quickly make reversions. Not a default user ability; it must be awarded.
Rv
Short for "revert"; typically seen in edit summaries.
Rvv
Short for "revert vandalism"; typically seen in edit summaries.


SEdit

Sandbox or Jundland Wastes
A place for you to test edits without actually saving them into Wookieepedia articles. It is not a free place to insert vandalism and is emptied regularly.
Senate Hall
The general discussion area on Wookieepedia for overall site issues. It is not a discussion board about Star Wars or a substitute for article talk pages.
Sig or Signature
The text displayed upon typing ~~~~ and clicking save. By default, this produces a username linked to your user page and a time stamp. Custom signatures can be made at "My preferences" by checking the "Custom signatures" option and entering your own code. Please ensure your signature follows policy.
Signing your posts. Like this
~~~~ Do it on all talk pages, votes, Senate Hall posts, forums, etc. and it will go well for you. Always.
Sockpuppet, puppets, or sock
A user who possesses multiple accounts. These will be banned on sight, regardless if it is your brother, or your friend, or your friend's brother who is allegedly using the computer. Socks are typically used to "bump up" vote counts or attack other users.
Speedy or Speedy-delete
Admin power that allows the instant destruction of an article. Generally used on fanon, vandalism, and user pages that consistently violate user page policy.
Stub
An article that fails to cover the necessary information on a subject.
Subpage
A page associated with an article, usually as a subdivision of the subject in question. Subpages are generally frowned upon, unless as part of a copyvio procedure.
Sysop
See Administrator.

TEdit

Talk page
A page set aside for the discussion of an article or page.
TC or Trash Compactor
A place on Wookieepedia where the worthiness of articles to exist is debated.
Template
A piece of code that is essentially an abbreviation for a larger piece of more complicated code. When in "edit mode", templates are denoted by curly braces. Hundreds of these are used on Wookieepedia and have their own namespace. It is possible to link to a template without displaying by using this format: {{Tl|TEMPLATENAME}}.
Troll
Someone who feels that arguing over an essentially trivial matter endlessly is a good thing to do on Wookieepedia. The best thing to do is ignore trolls and let the administration ban them.

UEdit

Userbox
Small boxes that display a small nugget of information about the user and are employed by some users to showcase tidbits of their personality or interests on their page. Official Wookieepedia userboxes can be found at this page.

VEdit

Vandal
An individual who makes bad-faith edits to Wookieepedia and/or inserts nonsense, often in the form of vulgar or obscene content and/or blanks pages and/or moves articles to ridiculous titles. Vandalism should be reported at Wookieepedia:Vandalism in progress and is a sure way to get oneself banned from Wookieepedia. It is not funny. Ever.
VfD
Short for "votes for deletion". See Trash compactor.

WEdit

Wookification or Wookify
To transform information from another format, e.g. Wikipedia's style, to be consistent with Wookieepedia form and practice. See Wookieepedia:Wookify for more information.
Wikicode
The programming language of wiki pages, including Wookieepedia.
Wookiepedia
An unacceptable substitute for Wookieepedia. Failure to use the appropriate number of letters may result in mild derision from other users.
Wookieepedia
The best Star Wars site ever. More complete than either the StarWars.com Encyclopedia or its predecessor, the Databank. A fascinating repository of all things Star Wars. Less egotistically, the free-edit online Star Wars encyclopedia hosted by Wikia.
Wookieepedian
A user on Wookieepedia.
WOTM
Wookieepedian of the Month, an award given out based on popular vote here to a deserving Wookieepedian each month. Please read the instructions before voting.
WookieeProject
A collaborative effort of Wookieepedians to improve a particular aspect of Wookieepedia.
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