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Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived debate of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the debate was to move this page --Lox (t,c) 12:38, 12 January 2006 (UTC)


Currently we redirect wookiepedia to star wars wiki, but according to their own website [2], they changed their name formally.

Voting[edit]

  • Support. Olessi 17:30, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
  • Support. Star Wars Wiki site says it has changed its name. JimmyTheWig 11:02, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
  • Support. Certainly it is legitimate to describe them as the Star Wars Wiki, but if they've changed their name, and given that it is possible a new wiki might start one day, it seems more legitimate to use Wookiepedia. --Maru (talk) Contribs 17:25, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the debate. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Wikia vs. wiki[edit]

While I appreciate the PR aspect of it, I'm not sure defining Wookieepedia as a "wikia" is more helpful than just a "wiki". Thoughts?

A Wikia is a wiki hosted by Wikia. I know it's confusing, and I think the names "Wikicities" and "Wikicity" were better than "Wikia". --Sikon 11:55, 27 March 2006 (UTC)
But Wikia is the commercial, branded term created by the company, and not only that is understood by the general public, I suspect. ---- —Preceding unsigned comment added by SparqMan (talkcontribs)
I'm with Sikon here. Hell, I'm an admin, I've editted on a number of Wikicities-hosted wikis, and I had no idea what that meant (well, I figured it out after reading up on it, but you know what I mean). --maru (talk) contribs 05:16, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
Whups, I did mean to sign. Thanks =). So do we incur the wrath of the gods by changing it back? --SparqMan 07:21, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
Well, no way to know but to try. I shall endanger my reproductive potential by finding out and recklessly going first- just as evolution intended. --maru (talk) contribs 19:30, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

Whoops, this'll teach me to read talk pages before editing the article. I've pretty much done s/Wikicities/Wikia/, maintaining the 'wiki' description. I hope that's okay. I believe it is appropriate, since reverting my changes would be silly - Wikicities no longer exists. --Fuzzie (talk) 06:09, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

I don't really understand the objections. The page originally said Wikicities, but since Wikicities was renamed to Wikia, I changed it to use the new name instead. Please see the Wikicities:Press releases/March 2006 for information on the name change. Angela. 06:49, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

Angela, I thought it was pretty clear our objection: next to no one has heard of Wikia, but Wikicities is much better known. I'll give you an example- if I were writing about Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, should I link to Qymaen jai Sheelal or General Grievous? One is more correct and recent than the other (much like Wikia and Wikicities), but nevertheless vastly less known and hence usable. I mean, Google hits are quite clear; there are roughly four times less for Wikia than Wikicities. We would be doing readers a disservice by not a least including a note after employing this novel nomenclature of the previous name. --maru (talk) contribs 07:32, 30 March 2006 (UTC)
My original objection regarded replacing the text "Wookieepedia...is a wiki" with "Wookieepedia...is a wikia" based the noun "wikia" means nothing to most users compared to "wiki". The latter objections belong to others. --SparqMan 09:20, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

I don't think the host of the wiki belongs in the intro paragraph at all. Take a look at my recent edit and see if you think it improves things. --Doradus 20:45, 29 April 2006 (UTC)

SW fanon wiki[edit]

I can't see any evidence that the SW fanon wikia is a parody of Wookieepedia. It's just what it sounds like: a SW fanon wikia. That said, I think the link can go. --SparqMan 18:15, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

Note to the person or persons whose edits we keep reverting[edit]

If you think we should go into more detail on the SW fanon wiki and its problems with vandalism and trolls because you genuinely think that it's relevant to an article on Wookieepedia, please explain your reasons why on this talk page. If you're just doing this to lobby for someone to appoint admins on the fanon wiki, remember that Wookieepedia and Wikipedia are completely separate from each other, and Wookieepedia only shares a hosting service with the fanon wiki, so any attempt to get people's attention here or on Wookieepedia won't help. Moreover, doing so through vandalism and impersonation will just annoy people.

If you're just here to troll, well, there's no point to this message. —Silly Dan (talk) 14:49, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

Delete[edit]

Delete-- Per Guy's statement "wikipedia is not a listing for fan wikis". If you are going to have that rule, then be consistant about its enforcement. --Vix

  • One could also say that Wikipedia is not a listing of university professors, musical groups, city streets, etc., etc.: but the Wikipedia community has developed formal and informal rules which determine which profs, bands, streets, and fan wikis get Wikipedia articles. So, articles on Wookieepedia, Memory Alpha, and Comixpedia are kept, while others are deleted. —Silly Dan (talk) 21:55, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

*Grumble* bureaucratic Morons[edit]

I can't believe that wookiepedia merged the Anakin Skywalker article with the Darth vader article. In terms of size, it would explode (believe me the content on wookiepedian articles like that are huge). Also, it is clear that Darth vader is different from Anakin Skywalker with or without the suit. Either way, HE said it himself that he is not Anakin Skywalker at anymore.

What i'm trying to say is, please, do not change the Wiki articles on the two articles that wookie merged. Probably some do****** did it for some reason to fit himself. Hmph, ever since they started removing the special articles links (in the from of like eg: this place is just a big desert. With some really unfriendly inhabitants] (i just made this up.), and now they removed this links, which not only do leaves people asking, "what is this referring to" But it makes them seem just lazy, unlike before. And to think they say it "clutters it up", Well, isn't the point of wookiepedia to be the most detailed and elaborate star wars wiki ever??

all I'm saying is, wookiepedia has changed man. it should go back into its original glory, to the time where the order and archives were completely detailed and elaborate, where the quotes linked to many articles themselves, and the links to there articles, where in sentences and simple words like "this". Traitors!!!! (supporters of the merge)

Pece Kocovski 08:54, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

  • Peace be with you, nobody is considering merging these articles on Wikipedia. - Sikon 09:27, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

Good, wiki should be alright as it is. Pece Kocovski 03:38, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, why did Wookiepedia do that? I've just registered as a Wookiepedian. And indeed, the first thing I checked out was Darth Vader's page, but I was redirected to Anakin Skywalker. That's not cool. Moonwalkerwiz 04:51, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
Trust me when I say this, it was a close call to merge the articles. A very close call. Jasca Ducato 11:40, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
Aw, you guys must have missed Episode V. Watch it - It outlines the reason for the merge. ....(Complain)(Let us to it pell-mell) 07:55, 28 February 2007 (UTC)
Fourdot, why don't you stop being such a sarcy git. Jasca Ducato 11:11, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

To Onorem[edit]

My source is the collected archives of Wookieepedia user talk.—Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.64.108.154 (talkcontribs)

WP:VERIFY --Onorem 12:29, 17 February 2007 (UTC)
WP:NPOV too. -- I need a name 14:11, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

name change[edit]

What's with the name change? Why was it changed to go along with Kyle Katarn? When did this happen?

Owner[edit]

The owner, de facto, is Wikia.inc. Wikipedia is listed as owned by Wikimedia Foundation; the same applies to any wiki hosted on Wikia.inc servers. George Vitikainen 12:19, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

That's interesting logic. My dog has tags that say I am the owner of her. Does it follow that all dogs are de facto owned by me? Natalie 06:26, 11 June 2007 (UTC)
No, but wikia still owns any wiki hosted at *.wikia.com. Wookieepedia is located at starwars.wikia.com. It is stupid to say that Chad, or any "community", owns the site. Otherwise Wikipedia would be owned by its "community" and not the Foundation. They might own the content, but not the place where they store it. Raaso 10:31, 11 June 2007 (UTC)
Being the owner of a server does not make the one the owner of a site. The site is made up of it's content, not it's host. Natalie 10:41, 11 June 2007 (UTC)
So, the content of Wikipedia is "owned" by the Wikimedia Foundation and not by the editors? Raaso 10:55, 11 June 2007 (UTC)
And look at this: [3] The "site itself", and the Wikia trademarks, are owned by Wikia, Inc.. The "wikis" are owned by the communities. No one user owns any Wikia. Now, what's the difference between "site", "wiki" and "content". Raaso 10:58, 11 June 2007 (UTC)
I have no idea who owns the content of Wikipedia. But how is that relevant? This article is about Wookiepedia. You seem to be under the impression that Wikia and the Wikimedia Foundation are the same thing, which they are not. If you had bothered to read our own article on Wikia, you would see that it says in the second paragraph that Wikia and the Foundation are separate institutions.
Wikia is a web hosting service. They happen to only host wikis, but that's hardly relevant. The Wikimedia Foundation, on the other hand, is a non-profit organization that operates about a dozen different free-content projects, including Wikipedia.
Lastly, you cannot draw your own conclusions about the ownership of one website through the ownership of another website, as this would be considered original research. You have consistently failed to verify your edits with reliable sources; so far the only sources provided at all have been blogs and discussion pages on Wookiepedia. That hardly qualifies as a source for anything, much less this supposed controversy.
As far as what Wikia means by saying that the wikis are owned by the communities but the site is owned by Wikia, I don't know. I imagine, however, that it means that Wikia owns the domain name and server space, while Wookiepedia (in this case) owns the content. Natalie 11:03, 11 June 2007 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

Boo Hiss[edit]

Wookieepedia sucks. To many people are blaming ExtremeWookiee for things he never did. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.230.226.87 (talk)

This is not a place to talk about Wookieepedia itself. This page is for discussion about how to improve this article. --OnoremDil 13:41, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

The above discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.


non-English wiki list[edit]

I had been reverting edits that removed these links, but now I'm not sure I think they belong either.
Are these sites actually related to Wookieepedia, or are they just other wikia hosted Star Wars sites?
If they aren't directly related to Wookieepedia, I don't see the point in having the links on an article about Wookieepedia.
I'm going to remove them in the next few days if there are no objections. --OnoremDil 14:46, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

  • There is an official relationship: inter-language links on the English Wookieepedia are made much as they are on the English Wikipedia. I suppose it's not a particularly close one, since most editors only edit in one language. Additionally, several of the languages listed don't really have a lot of content available. I think the German and Polish wikis, since they're fairly large wikis which aren't hosted by Wikia but are the official affiliates of the English-language Wookieepedia in those languages, should at least be mentioned and linked separately. I could see the other links replaced with a simple external link to all the Star Wars wikis on Wikia. —Silly Dan (talk) 23:00, 15 August 2007 (UTC)


Similar[edit]

How similar are articles from Wookieepedia allowed to be to those on Wikipedia? Imperial Star Destroyer (talk) 21:56, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia takes an "out-of-universe" perspective, whereas Wookieepedia is "in-universe." A good starting point for pointers would be to look at the writing-about-fiction guidelines, along with some sci-fi-related features articles, like Padme Amidala. --EEMIV (talk) 05:13, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Plus we have articles on the most trivial of items. What would be considered non-notable here, would have an article on Wookieepedia regardless of notability, as long as it is canon. -- Riffsyphon1024 (talk) 02:18, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Refimprove and elinks[edit]

I have added a {{refimprove}} to the article. WP:RS says wikis cannot be used as reliable sources, and furthermore, the only reference which establishes some-notability is the link to Sci Fi. I would personally do more to establish said notability, as well as to improve the list of references, as Sci Fi is the only legitimate, from what I can see. Furthermore, the whole article should be cited for the claims it makes.

In similar spirit, I have removed the external links which are not to the English version, per WP:EL. --Izno (talk) 22:45, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

Wookieepedia notability links from their own site[edit]

Popular acclaim[edit]

  • Wookieepedia was mentioned in TIME magazine on May 29, 2005 as one of Wikia's largest wikis; only Star Trek's Memory Alpha was larger, though as of November 12, 2005, Wookieepedia has exceeded Memory Alpha in legitimate number of articles.
  • On September 26, 2005, Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, mentioned Wookieepedia in an interview on C-SPAN.
  • Abel G. Peña mentioned Wookieepedia in his October 11, 2005 blog, calling it a "staggering enterprise."
  • Nathan Butler mentioned and gave his support to the wiki in a recent episode of his ChronoRadio internet radio show.
  • SciFi.com selected Wookieepedia as its Sci Fi Site of the Week on November 28, 2005.[1]
  • TheForce.Net acknowledges Wookieepedia for the first time on December 2, 2005, comparing it with the Completely Unofficial Star Wars Encyclopedia.[2]
  • On March 27, 2006, Wookieepedia was mentioned in the official Wikia press release covering the relaunch of Wikicities under the new name Wikia.
  • Dan Wallace puts Wookieepedia links in his blog.[3] He also admitted being a "giant fan of Wookieepedia."[4]
  • John Jackson Miller mentioned Wookieepedia in behind the scenes comments for Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 6: Commencement, Part 6 as the source of the conjectural name "Padawan Massacre of Taris," which was later canonized in issue 11 of that same series.[5] Also, he dedicated a blog post called "On Wikis and Wookiees" to it.[6]
  • On September 4, 2006, Wookieepedia was mentioned in the New York Times.[7]
  • In Matt and Ben Loewen's audio commentary for A New Hope, done as an episode of their fan audio show Star Wars FM, they cite Wookieepedia as where they looked for information on the retconned appearance of the 501st in the film. In reference to the site's name, Matt quips "I love that name!"
  • Pablo Hidalgo mentioned Wookieepedia in one of his blog entries. He stated "...there's a variety of reasons I can't go into that playground as someone on the official side of things. I try to avoid it, though from what I've seen it's pretty darn impressive."[8]
  • In an interview with comedian C.C. Banana regarding the 30th anniversary of Star Wars, Peter Mayhew was asked if he contributed to the site, and replied that while he hadn't, "I do click onto it every now and again."[9]
  • In an NBC blog, Aaron Bleyaert wrote about Wookieepedia's quick response to changing Motti's name to the disputed but, as of now, G-canon name Conan Antonio Motti. In the blog, released a day after George Lucas's statement, he praised Wookieepedia for their quickness in incorporating it into the Star Wars mythology.[10]
  • On May 4, 2007, Variety.com wrote an article on Wookieepedia.[11] The article was later included on Star Wars Hyperspace[12] and the starwars.com Homing Beacon #187—making this the first time the official site has recognized the existence of Wookieepedia.
File:C4 Banner small.png
Wookieepedia and CUSWE's banner at Celebration IV.
  • On May 18, 2007, StarWars.com again mentioned Wookieepedia in the Behind-the-Scenes Stage Programming" section of its article "Insider's Guide to Celebration IV: Part III."[13] Wookieepedia was later mentioned in the printed form of the guide available at the event.
  • Wookieepedia was alloted time on the "Behind the Scenes" stage during Celebration IV for a trivia game set up by members of the Wookieepedia community.
  • In the June 2007 issue of Reason Magazine, an article about Jimmy Wales discussed the Star Wars wikia community as one of the largest wikis.[14]
  • On the June 19, 2007 episode of his radio show, Howard Stern—an influential radio shock jock—mentioned Wookieepedia, and proceeded to read from the Wookieepedia entry on Darth Nihilus.[15]
  • In Issue #121 of ToyFare magazine, the "Twisted Toyfare Theater" section is devoted exclusively to The Star Wars Holiday Special, with Lumpy questioning Chewbacca about Life Day, and Chewbacca responding that he should look it up on Wookieepedia.[16]

Now this is what life day is all about... Wookieepedia be damned! I'm going to tag the entry as inaccurate... but first, let's sing!

Mallatobuck in Twisted Toyfare Theatre Sept 2007

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sci Fi Site of the Week
  2. ^ Enter the Wookieepedia
  3. ^ {{subst:OR-note|danwallace|39|Hot Chocolate, or, How Spacey Star Wars Should Get?|Continuity, Criticisms, and Captain Panaka|Dan Wallace}}
  4. ^ TFN Boards
  5. ^ Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #6
  6. ^ On Wikis and Wookiees
  7. ^ New York Times
  8. ^ {{subst:OR-note|pablog|110|Turns Out I'm A Wikipedian|Fragments From the Mind's Eye|Pablo Hidalgo}}
  9. ^ CCBanana.com
  10. ^ NBC.com
  11. ^ Variety.com
  12. ^ Template:Hyperspace
  13. ^ {{subst:empty template|You forgot to subst this template. Replace {{SW}} with {{subst:SW}}}}
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  14. ^ Reason.com
  15. ^ HowardStern.com
  16. ^ Star Wars Blog
  17. ^ TimesOnline
  18. ^ The Star Wars Holiday Special at Rifftrax.com
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"incomplete second Death Star[citation needed]"[edit]

Anyone even remotely familiar with Star Wars can attest that the object depicted on the logo is indeed Death Star II. If you need a citation for that, you need to see a psychiatrist about your OCD. - Sikon (talk) 11:51, 4 July 2010 (UTC)

I think the citation is needed for it being analogous to the Wikipedia jigsaw logo, not it being of the second Death Star. -- I need a name (talk) 12:56, 4 July 2010 (UTC)
Clearly the concept is along the lines of "under construction and incomplete". Btw, who removed my name from the article as conceiver I wonder? -- Riffsyphon1024 (talk) 16:51, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

I removed teh dork stuff about RPG[edit]

Because seriously.... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.85.225.249 (talk) 16:07, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

Why is it called wookieepedia instead of wookiepedia?[edit]

I don't understand. Wookie and pedia should be wookiepedia shouldn't it? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.107.237.75 (talk) 20:25, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

Because the correct spelling is 'Wookiee'. -- I need a name (talk) 20:46, 11 April 2011 (UTC)


  Thanks. :)  —Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.107.237.75 (talk) 01:47, 13 April 2011 (UTC) 

WTF?[edit]

Try this: www.wookieepedia.org. All I can say is: THIS IS BULLSHIT!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.126.56.92 (talk) 00:01, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

http://www.wookieepedia.org/ is a parody. The website this article is describing is at http://starwars.wikia.com/. jcgoble3 (talk) 01:14, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

It's still a FUCKING SHILTOAD of GAR-BITCH!!! 70.126.56.92 (talk) 02:06, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Please calm down and be civil. Also, this is not a discussion forum. jcgoble3 (talk) 02:31, 12 December 2012 (UTC)