Contributor's Guide

From SWGoH Help Wiki

Welcome to the Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes Wiki! This wiki is made possible by the SWGoH community. If you would like to contribute to this wiki please read through this guide. It will help maintain the quality standards of this wiki for the community. If you need further assistance please join our Discord or contact a wiki admin.

Administrators
User Role
SigSig Founder/Guardian
Kidori Administrator

Getting Started

Wiki Account

If you think you will be a frequent contributor then you will need to make an account. After you have created an account you should also create a user page for yourself. You can do this by typing User:yourUserName into the search bar and choosing to create the page. Once you have created the page follow the instructions on User Page Documentation to get it set up.

Creating a page

Please follow these steps when creating a page:

  • Search for the page using the search box above
  • If the page you're looking for doesn't exist, search for pages that could have the content you're looking for within it. If you find an existing page that could be a good fit for it please see Editing a page below.
  • If you were unable to find a page for it, do a search for the name you would like the page to have. There will be a red link that you can click to create the page.
  • Once you click that link, you will be presented with a blank textbox where you can start creating your wiki article

Editing a page

At the top of every page, there are 2 options - Edit and Edit Source.

  • Edit will bring you to the wysiwyg editor. Edit Source brings you to the Markup editor.

Please see Editing Guidelines to become familiar with the standards for this wiki.

Editing Guidelines

All contributions to the Wiki may be edited, altered, or removed by other contributors. You may inform others about discussing changes with you first before making changes to your contributions, but keep in mind that admins of the wiki will not enforce such requests. All wiki admins have full authority over anything placed on the wiki to ensure it maintains the quality standards of the wiki.

General Standards

  • Information should be organized, concise, accurate and useful.
  • Properly use headings and subheadings to structure information.
  • Use supporting pictures and media that follows the wiki's media guidelines.
  • Keep layouts and designs consistent with the rest of the wiki.
  • Include links to other articles that may contain more information when necessary.
  • No copyrighted material is to be used on the wiki without permission! It is the responsibility of the contributor to ensure what they are using is not breaking any intellectual property laws.
  • No content, such as hacks or exploits, that undermine the fairness and competitiveness of the game is to be included on the wiki.

Media Guidelines

Using Images

The following templates are available to use to put in-game images on pages.

  • Icon can be used to get images of ability materials, currencies, and other images.
    • Ability Material ZetaRaid Ticket PitEnergy-ShipCrystal
  • Gear can be used to get images of gear.
    • Gear-Mk 5 CEC Fusion Furnace.pngGear-Mk 8 BioTech Implant.pngGear-Mk 8 BioTech Implant Component.png
  • Status Effects COMING SOON
  • Reward can be used to put images of rewards on pages.
    • 1st Time
      Ability Material Zeta
      1
      Aayla Secura
      5
      Han's Millennium Falcon
      4
  • Mod can be used to get images of mods.
    • Mod-Set-Critical Damage.pngMod-Critical Damage-Holo-Array.pngMod-Primary-Receiver-Speed.png
  • Enemy can be used to get images of enemies.
Unit-Character-Grand Master Yoda-portrait.png
Indicator-Gear-Level-12.png
85
Unit-Character-Darth Malak-portrait.png
Indicator-Gear-Level-13.png
85
Unit-Character-Commander Luke Skywalker-portrait.png
Indicator-Gear-Level-Relic-LS.png
7
85
  • Unit can be used to get images of characters.
    • Aayla SecuraAayla SecuraAayla SecuraAayla SecuraTIE Advanced x1TIE Advanced x1TIE Advanced x1


Uploading Images

The wiki follows specific naming conventions for files. The following image types use these specific prefixes:

  • Game icons use Game-Icon-
  • Gear images use Gear-
  • Event banners use Event-
  • Ability icons use Ability-'
  • Ability gifs use Ability- and the suffix -ani
  • Mod images use Mod-
  • Shard images use Shard- followed by either Character- or Ship-
  • Data cards from the store use Store-Data Cards-
  • Character images use Unit-Character-
    • Portraits use the suffix -portrait or -portrait-tr for transparents
  • Ship images use Unit-Ship-
    • Portraits use the suffix -portrait or -portrait-tr for transparents
  • Screenshots should use the Screenshot- prefix followed by a brief description of what it is for which should include which part of the game it came from.
    • Example: Screenshot-GAC 3vs3.png
  • Images for specific pages in the wiki should use Wiki- followed by the page it goes with and a brief description.
    • Example: Wiki-Event Teasters-C3PO Puzzle 1.png

Keeping files organized in this way will make it much easier for people to find images they may want to use in the wiki and to keep duplicate images down. Always check to see if an image you want to upload is already in the wiki.
Files

Styling Guidelines

The following types of pages use very specific layouts:

If adding something new to any of the groups listed above, the layout must match exactly.
For all other content follow the General Standards.

How to help

  • Add Notices to pages to help communicate issues the page may have.
  • Search Notice categories to find pages that may need work done to them.
  • Check the Recent Changes page to see anything new added that may need help or notices.

Using Notices

The wiki uses several notices to communicate the condition and/or status of a page. You may check out the categories to see if any have something you may be able to help with. If you see a page that may need work done to it you can use one of these notices to communicate it. For more information on how to use the notices on pages go to Notices

Stubs

Notice-Icon-Stub.png

Incomplete Content
This page contains content that may be incomplete. Please help this article by expanding it.

Reason(s): No reason was given

Used for: Letting people know that the page could use more information on it.
When to use: If a page has places that is clearly missing content.
Current list of Stubs

Cleanup

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Needs cleaning up
This page contains content that may need cleaning up to meet wiki standards. Please help this article by making it more concise.

Reason(s): No reason was given

Used for: Letting people know that the information on the page needs to be adjusted.
When to use: When content is unorganized, too long, and/or excessively detailed.
Current list of Pages to Cleanup

Outdated

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Outdated Content
This page contains content that may be outdated.Please review this article and update it with any needed adjustments to ensure all information is current and accurate.

Reason(s): No reason was given

Used for: Letting people know that the information on the page is outdated.
When to use: When information on the page does not match the current state of the game.
Current list of Outdated Pages

Unreleased

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Unreleased Content!
This page contains content that has not been released yet.

Used for: Letting people know that the information on the page has not been released yet.
When to use: When creating pages containing content that will be coming out in the future.
Current list of Unreleased Content

Under Construction

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Under Construction!
This page is currently being worked on and may be missing some information. If you would like to help, please contact the person who added this to the page.

Used for: Letting people know that the information on the page is still being worked on.
When to use: When the page creator or editor does not have time to finish all they want to do with a page and they would like others to wait before editing.
Current list of Under Construction

Candidate for deletion

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This page is a candidate for deletion.
Admins will be reviewing the page to see if it needs to be deleted.

Reason(s): No reason was given

Used for: Letting people know that the page has been flagged for admins to review and decide if it needs to be deleted.
When to use: If pages or content within them seem unnecessary, irrelevant, and/or serves no benefit to current or prospective players in the game.
Current list of Candidates for Deletion

Areas That Need Help

  • Basic Information
    • First find all pages that have content that belongs on this page and migrate it over, then delete those pages. Then go through and add information to the rest of the page. Example of a page that needs to have the information migrated to Basic Information is Ability Materials.
  • Mechanics
    • First find all pages that have content that belongs on this page and migrate it over, then delete those pages. Then go through and add information to the rest of the page.
  • Guilds
    • Add detailed information and try to include: how to create one, how to join one, how they function, and events they participate in.