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General QuestionsEdit

What is One Piece Wiki?Edit

The One Piece Wiki is a vast array of informative pages detailing the characters, media and story behind the One Piece universe. Contributed by volunteers from the large community, we strive to be as accurate and fair as possible to provide the best quality source of free information for those aiming to learn more about the One Piece world.

Who owns One Piece Wiki?Edit

As mentioned above, no one person, group or corporation owns the One Piece Wiki, as it is a dedicated site driven by the community. Nobody here is paid for their work, the One Piece Wiki is completely volunteer based.

Who is responsible to edit this Wikia?Edit

Anyone is welcome to edit our pages, but be sure to follow the rules against vandalism.

What can I do if I need help?Edit

There is a Help page. A link is available on the left menu (below Recent Changes link).

It is also possible to look at Wikipedia Wikipedia Help page or Wikipedia own FAQ

Another option is to ask the users in our chat room, however it may not always be active.

Series QuestionsEdit

Why is this series so popular?Edit

That depends on who you ask. Many will say the series is popular because it tells an amazing and inspiring story, is set in a huge and detailed world with a rich cast that for sixteen years and counting has tugged heartstrings, sparked imaginations and touched the lives of millions.

What's so great about One Piece?Edit

The deep, winding plot, the epic clashes and fights, the classic and brilliantly executed themes and much more. Everyone has their own personal reason.

Who created One Piece?Edit

A mangaka by the name of Eiichiro Oda.

So what's the story about?Edit

The story is in a nutshell about a boy named Monkey D. Luffy who aims to become the new Pirate King. There's far more to One Piece than just that of course, but you'd have to find that out for yourself.

What are the cultural references in One Piece?Edit

A lot of things and themes are referenced in One Piece, history, racism and slavery are only three examples of the many subjects the story touches on.

Legal QuestionsEdit

Is everything on One Piece Wiki copyrighted?Edit

No, nearly everything is fair use. Some images may have differing copyright statuses, be sure to check those.

Can I use One Piece Wiki content for my site/anywhere else?Edit

Yes.

Can I use content from other sites?Edit

Well, that depends on the content you going to use. if we don't like it we will just delete it

What about using it on the other Wikias?Edit

If you want. You don't even have to credit us

Technical QuestionsEdit

What wiki software does OPE use?Edit

The One Piece Wiki is hosted on Wikia and thus the open-source MediaWiki platform programmed in PHP. The Wikia interface uses also multiple open-source extensions developed by Wikia as listed here.

Where should I report technical issues?Edit

If the problem is only with one page/file, then the talk page for that page is acceptable.

If the problem is widespread across the wiki, create a forum in our site problems category.

Do I have to register?Edit

Users are not required to register to edit the wiki, however there may be several things that users without accounts may not do, such as create blogs, upload images, or edit semi-protected pages.

What are namespaces?Edit

Namespaces are where different sections of content are located.

  • The main namespace is where all articles and encyclopedic content are located.
  • The Talk namespace is where users can discuss things in the main/File/User namespace.
  • The File namespace is where all images are located.
  • The One Piece Wiki namespace is where the wiki and its rules are explained.
  • The User namespace is where users can personalize their accounts.
  • The Forum namespace is where you can discuss things related to One Piece or the wiki.
  • The Blog and Blog Comment namespace is where you can blog about One Piece or the wiki and reply to these blogs.

Community/political QuestionsEdit

AdministratorsEdit

What is an Administrator?Edit

An administrator is a user who has more rights than a regular user. Admins are trusted to help keep the wiki functioning properly. Admins can protect and delete pages, rename images, moderate the chat, and ban troublesome users.

Who are the Administrators here?Edit

For a list of current Administrators, see here.

Can I become an Administrator?Edit

Generally speaking, probably not. Administrators are elected by the users of this wiki, and they are chosen because they are the most capable users who have been here for a long time. Administrators are also only elected when there is a need for an administrator. In the history of this wikia, there have only been eight administrators in six years.

However, if you're active on the wiki for a long time, and prove yourself to be an outstanding member of this community, it is possible that you could become an admin.

Chat ModeratorsEdit

What is a Chat Moderator?Edit

Chat Moderators are users who are trusted with monitoring the Chat room. In the chat room, moderators are designated by a star next to their username. Chat mods can kick or ban users from the chat if they misbehave. Administrators also have the same abilities to moderate the chat.

Who are the Chat Moderators here?Edit

For a list of current Chat Modertors, see here.

Can I become a Chat Moderator?Edit

Generally speaking, no. This is for the same reasons as admins (see above). In the history of this wikia, there have only been eight chat moderators in the time since chat has been active (beginning in May 2011).

Who defines the policies?Edit

The users of the wiki create policies through discussions, and the users and administrators help enforce them too.

How can I contact an administrator?Edit

The link to the list of wiki Administrators can be found in Help tab. Upon clicking it you will reach the Administrators page with list of all Administrators and Sysops. You can click on one of the Administrator's link and contact them on their talk page by leaving a message with the question and at the end your signature for them to contact you back.

Wiki QuestionsEdit

What should I know before making edits?Edit

The following pages provides the rules that apply to the wiki:

The following pages are worth to read for good editing :

Editing QuestionsEdit

What is the difference between "Source Mode" and "Visual Mode"?Edit

Source mode allows you to edit the wiki code of a page, while visual mode shows you what the page itself looks like. It is generally recommended that users stay with source mode since visual mode causes problems with some of the code and templates used here.

What is "Monobook"?Edit

This is an empty section. Please help the wiki by adding information to it.

I don't know wiki syntax, what should I do?Edit

Here are some help pages provided by the Wikia center:

One can also look at Wikipedia which provides a guide to learn Wiki syntax

The Table tutorial is also useful.

The wiki provides an editor, why should I lose time learning wiki syntax?Edit

Using Wiki Rich editor is a bad habit, it contains bugs but must of all it is not efficient. Learning the basic of editing (links, chapter, list...) will make your editing 10 times faster.

I'm convinced, but how do I get rid of the editor?Edit

In your User preferences (in the User menu, at the top of the page, click on More/Preferences), in the Editing section, uncheck Enable Rich Text Editing.

What is the difference between red, blue and light blue links?Edit

  • Red Links are links to articles who do not exist yet, they shall be avoided. When the article is created they become blue links.
  • Light Blue links are link to an existing article
  • Blue links are article one has already navigated to.

Where can I discuss pages?Edit

Every page has a Talk page which one access thanks to the Talk button at the top of the article

It is also possible to access the Talk page by adding the prefix Talk: to the URL article

Ex : Zoro article URL http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Zoro, Zoro talk page article http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Talk:Zoro

Somebody reverted my edits, what should I do?Edit

Edit Wars are a waste of time and prevent articles from being improved. Edit wars should be avoided at all costs. Discussion and respecting the edits of others are the best ways to prevent them.

Undo can be made by going to the History section of the article, and selecting undo at the end of the edit one want to revert.

When an edit is undone, the editor should give the reason in the Summary section (at the right-hand side of the Editing page.)

If this has been done and you disagree, you can undo the undo (do not forget to state your point of view). After this point, one shall not undo anymore and a discussion topic as to be started on the talk page (see here). In the article's Talk page, start a new section with an clear title, state the different point of view and explain yours. Then add a section to the User talk page of the people who are involved in the edit war so that they can be aware a discussion has been started.

What is a minor edit?Edit

A minor edit, is a correction which does not provide much information to the article. Some common examples would be a typo correction, or a small formatting change. An edit can be made "minor" by checking the Minor Edit box at the right-hand side of the Editing page. They will be noticed with a m suffix in the History section of the article.

What is a protected page?Edit

A protected page is a page that has been locked to prevent any users from editing it. Protected pages are sometimes called "locked pages". A page may be locked because of editing conflicts or users repeatedly adding untrue or unconfirmed information. Only administrators may protect and unlock pages.

What is a semi-protected page?Edit

A semi-protected page is a page that users without accounts cannot edit. Semi-protected pages are sometimes called "semi-locked pages."Only administrators may semi-protect pages.

How do I...?Edit

PagesEdit

How do I edit a page?Edit

You can edit a page by clicking the blue "Edit" button at the top of the page. You may also edit only one section of the page by clicking the "Edit" link next to the section headings of the page.

How do I create a page?Edit

  • If the page corresponds to a red link, click on it. An Edit box will appear. Once the page is saved, the page is created and the red link become blue
  • If the page does not exist, Click on the Create new article (in the main menu on the left) or change your URL to http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/<New_article> where <New_article> is the title of the page you want to create

How do I delete a page?Edit

Only Administrators have the ability to delete pages.

However you can mark the page for deletion by adding the Delete template ''{{Delete}}'' (Warning : suppressing the page content and adding the template can be considered as Vandalism if done with no good reason), or by starting a new section in the page's talk page or in the dedicated article Vote for Deletion. In all cases, deleting a page shall be discussed by the Wiki community if necessary.

How do I redirect a page?Edit

It is possible to redirect a page by using the #REDIRECT option.

For example, to redirect Mr. 0 page to Crocodile page, the page Mr.0 only contains #Redirect [[Crocodile]]. When one clicks to a Mr. 0 link, one is directed towards Crocodile page with "Redirected from Mr. 0" mentioned at the top of the page.

Redirect pages are also created when a page is moved, in order to prevent broken links across the wiki. You can move a page by using the rename' option in the edit menu.

Why are Redirect pages needed?Edit

Redirect pages are useful because they allow to keep the validity of the links without having redundant articles. In our former example, if only Crocodile page is kept, all links referring to him as Mr. 0 would be lost, however it would be stupid to have a Mr. 0 dedicated article since it is the same character.

Redirects are of particular importance when there are issues with Name Spellings.

How do I insert an image into a page?Edit

You can insert an image by adding a link to the Image page like for every other link (ie by enclosing the Image page title between double brakets). For example to insert Luffy's character box image to an article add [[File:Luffy Before Timeskip.png]] or [[Image:Luffy.png]]

Note : The size of the image is essential for the article layout. To control it, you can add options to your image link :

  • Thumb option ([[File:Luffy Before Timeskip.png|thumb]]) : The image appears in a smaller size at the right of the page
  • Right option ([[File:Luffy Before Timeskip.png|right]]) : The image is justified on the right
  • Left option ([[File:Luffy Before Timeskip.png|left]]) : The image is justified on the left
  • Size option ([[File:Luffy Before Timeskip.png|<nb>px]]) : The image size will be <nb> pixels in size, the wiki's standard is 200px

Several options can be entered at the same time, they just have to be separated by a |

The image I want to insert does not exist yetEdit

First you have to check that a similar image REALLY does not exist, by making an Advanced search (In the search page, in the Advanced search box at the bottom of the page, uncheck Main and check File, then enter your keyword and start the search)

If the search is unsuccessful, you have to upload the image into the wiki. For more information, see below.

How do I protect a page?Edit

Only administrators can protect pages. You may leave a message on administrator's talk page in order to request that a page is locked.

ImagesEdit

How do I upload an image?Edit

BEFORE uploading any images, it is first VERY important that you read our Image Guidelines! Any images that violate the images guidelines will be DELETED.

1) To upload an image, click on the "Contribute" button in the upper right hand corner of any page, and select "Add a photo" from the drop-down menu. You will be taken to a page which will give you a warning about some (but not all) of the Image Guidelines and ask for some information.

2) The "Source file" box is where you must provide the image from your computer. Click on the "Browse" button and find the file you would like to upload.

  • Make sure the image you intend to upload is saved in the .png format, and not .jpg, .JPG, .JPEG, or .PNG formats. Note that it must be lower case.

2) The "File Description" box will ask you for the information that will be displayed on the wiki.

  • The "Destination filename" is the name that will be displayed on the wiki, and it is very important that you name the file appropriately.
  • The "Summary" is a description of what the file depicts and how it will be used. *The "Licensing" drop-down menu is what allows the wiki to add the proper copyright information. Licensing is REQUIRED for any image that is to be uploaded. An image without licensing will be deleted.

Once this information has been added, you may upload the image. But wait! You're not done yet!

3) Once the image has been uploaded, you have to add a source and categories, otherwise the image will be deleted. Click on the blue "Edit" box on the image's page to get started.

  • In order to add a source, you must add a section to the page for the source by adding ==Source==. Under that section, you should link to the chapter/episode/movie/other source you got the image from.
  • In order to add categories, click on the "category" box on the right-hand side of the page, and link to a category like this: [[Category:Characters Box Images]]
    • Alternately, while on the image page (not in the editing mode) at the bottom there is a box that allows for you to add categories.
  • Be sure that the categories you are adding are for images only, not for articles.
    • A list of all image categories can be found here.
  • Every image should need at least 3 categories. One that is automatically added by the licensing template, one that specifies what the source is (for example Category:Chapter Images or Category:Episode Images), and one that specifies how the image is used (for example, Category:Portraits, Category:Plot Images, or Category:Weapons Images, etc).

4) When all is said and done, the order of the sections on pages should be (from top to bottom) "Summary", "Source", "Licensing".

5) After this, you must add your image to an article (not a user page or blog), as unused images are deleted. Once all of these steps have been completed, you're done! You have successfully uploaded an image that follows our rules, and should not be deleted if you've followed all the rules correctly.

How do I add images to a page?Edit

See above.

How do I resize an image?Edit

See above.

How do I link to an image without including it in the page?Edit

You may link to an image without including the image in the page by adding a colon before "File" in the code.

How do upload a new version of an image that already exists?Edit

In order to upload a new version of an image that already exists, go to the page for the image you wish to update. At the bottom of the "File history" is a link that says "Upload a new version of this file". Click on that, and then you can start uploading a new image in a similar fashion that was described above.

Please note: If you upload a new version of an image, make sure to change the source, licensing and categories in order to reflect the most current version of the file.

How do I revert an image to a previous version?Edit

In the "File history" history table of the image's page, on the left-hand side are links that say "revert". Simply click on the "revert" link next to the version you'd wish to revert to. You will be taken to a page that will ask you for a reason. At the end of the text that is already in the box, add the reason why you reverted.

How do I add/change licensing for an image I've already uploaded?Edit

In order to add or change licensing for an image you've already uploaded, edit the image by clicking on the blue "Edit" box at the top of the page. Then add a section at the bottom of the page by adding ==Licensing==. Then, if for example, your image was a screenshot taken from the anime, a video game or a movie, you would add the template {{Screenshot}} to the section. If your image was taken from the manga or an official website, add the template {{Fairuse}}. For more information on types of licensing, see this section of the Image Guidelines.

How do I make an image gallery?Edit

You can make an image gallery by using this template {{Gallery}}. More information can be found here.

How do I rename an image?Edit

Only administrators can rename images. However, you may add the template {{Rename|New_name}} and an administrator will rename the image as soon as they can.

How do I delete an image?Edit

Only administrators may delete images. However, you may add the template {{Delete}} and an administrator will delete the image as soon as they can.

How do I use the new infobox System?Edit

This wiki uses a special way to place infobox images on the pages. This was done in order to combat vandalism, and to make sure people always replace the correct images instead of placing new ones on the pages. In order for this system to work, users must name images appropriately. Here are the steps to utilizing this new system in the best way possible.

Locations, Ships, Game CharactersEdit

Locations and ships use the simple "Name of the Page.png". For example, the Going Merry page uses Going Merry Infobox.png, which is automatically placed on the page when the image = parameter is removed from the page. It is essential that images that are used on the infobox on these pages all use the name of the page, plus the word "infobox", in order for the parameter to work correctly. If the image is too small, it should still be named correctly, but users should insert the manual parameter into the infobox, and set the size of the image there.

In the case of Game Characters, you must make sure the name of the image you wish to place in the infobox is "Name of the Page Infobox.png". Game characters use the |switch = parameter, which indicates what kind of switch needs to be used. In the case of game characters, since only one image will be used in the infobox, the switch parameter should be set to |switch = none, which indicates that no switch needs to be used, and that the page will use an image named "Name of Page Infobox.png".

Anime and Manga CharactersEdit

Anime and Manga characters use essentially the same system as the game characters' pages, except for a few extra details.

If you are placing an infobox on a page for a character who has only appeared in the manga, the name of the image must be "Name of Page Manga Infobox.png", and the parameter used in place of the image parameter must be |switch = manga, which indicates that a manga image is the only image in use. If an image is too small, you must use the manual image parameter in order to set the size.

If you are placing an infobox on a page for a character who has only appeared in the anime, the name of the image must be "Name of Page Anime Infobox.png", and the parameter used in place of the image parameter must be | switch = anime, which indicates that an anime image is the only image in use. If an image is too small, you must use the manual image parameter in order to set the size.

If you are placing an infobox on a page for a character who has appeared in both the anime and manga, but not in two different periods (pre skip, post skip), the name of the images must be "Name of Page Manga Infobox.png", and "Name of Page Anime Infobox.png". In these cases, no parameter is needed, because there is no switch, so there will be no |switch =, or |image = on this page. The exception, once again, is that if either of the images are too small at the default size, you must use the manual image = parameter in order to set the size.

If you are placing an infobox on a page for a character who has appeared in the anime pre skip, but has appeared in the manga pre skip and post skip, the names of the images must be: "Name of Page Pre Timeskip Manga Infobox.png", "Name of Page Post Timeskip Manga Infobox.png", and "Name of Page Pre Timeskip Anime Infobox.png". You must then make sure the page uses the | switch = manga post parameter, which indicates that the manga image is the only one with a post timeskip switch. Once again, if an image is too small, you must use the manual image = parameter for that page's infobox images, in order to fix the size.

If you are placing an infobox on a page for a character who has appeared in both the anime and manga, pre timeskip and post timeskip, you must make sure the names of the images are as followed: "Name of Page Anime Pre Timeskip Infobox.png", "Name of Page Manga Pre Timeskip Infobox.png", "Name of Page Anime Post Timeskip Infobox.png", and "Name of Page Manga Post Timeskip Infobox.png". You must then make sure the parameter used on the page is the | switch = post parameter, which indicates that there is a post timeskip switch for both manga and anime. Once again, if an image is too small, you must use the manual image = parameter for that page's infobox images, in order to fix the size accordingly

Episode Title Cards and Chapter CoversEdit

Lastly, the episode and chapter pages also use an automatic infobox, due to them all being the same size, and same naming. In order to place your episode title card on a page, you must name your image according to the name of the episode page. If you are uploading the title card for Episode 607, you must name your image "Episode 607.png". After uploading the image, remove the image = parameter from the page, and it will automatically load the image you just uploaded.

Same thing with the chapter covers. If you are uploading the chapter cover for Chapter 717, name the image "Chapter 717.png", and then remove the image = parameter, and it will appear on the page.

VideosEdit

How do I upload a video?Edit

You don't. This wiki does not allow any videos.

SignaturesEdit

How do I sign my name at the end of my posts?Edit

There is a special sequence to help you sign your posts : ~~~~

  • There is also a "signature" button at the top of the editing page.

Note that signing your posts is required in the User and Article Talk pages, as well as forums.

How do I make a totally nifty custom signature?Edit

See this blog for tips on creating a signature.

TemplatesEdit

How do I create a template?Edit

Cf Help:Templates

Meta Wiki Help Page provides examples of templates but it is best to know the basics before reading it.

How do I use a template?Edit

Simply add the Template name between two double braces

Ex to add the Template:Pirates Navibox, add {{Pirates Navibox}} where you want the template to appear

How do I know which Template are used in a page ? Edit

First open the article in Edit mode, the templates used are shown below the Edit section at the bottom of the page

Template used


All the templates are shown, ie if a template uses sub-templates, main and sub ones are displayed.

Is there some Template I shall know about ?Edit

The wiki contains a high number of templates, here are a few ones which are good to know

Special TemplatesEdit

{{-}}

The template {{-}} "clears" both margins; it is often used before a header to make sure that the header will be the full width of the page. If you edit this section, you will see that it has been used to separate this paragraph from the image, without it the article would appear like this :

Template -


{{!}}

The template {{!}} is a special template which only contains the character |. Since | is a special character to indicate the value of a parameter, this template allows to use it without its special behaviour.

The most common use is when a table (which contains | by design) is entered as a parameter or when one uses Parser functions Cf meta wiki help for examples.

Information templatesEdit
  • {{Stub}} adds a comment to indicate that the article needs to be extended
  • {{Delete}} adds a comment to indicate that the article is candidate for delation
  • {{No References}} adds a comment to indicate that the article needs more References
OthersEdit

{{B}} can be used to insert the Beli sign : Beli

UserboxesEdit

How do I create a userbox?Edit

This is an empty section. Please help the wiki by adding information to it.

How do I submit a userbox for community use?Edit

This is an empty section. Please help the wiki by adding information to it.

UserpagesEdit

How do I create my userpage?Edit

Your User page is automatically created once you have an account.

It is accessible by clicking to your Alias in the top main menu.

How do I make a subpage for my userpage?Edit

If you want to make draft article, it is usefull to create a user subpage rather than creating a new article.

To do it create a page with User:<my_account>/ as a prefix.

For example to create the Sandbox subpage for User Toto, go to URL http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/User:Toto/Sandbox

Warning : There is no automatic link to Subpage, so to remember them, create a link toward them in your User page

How do I change my Preferences?Edit

Your account preferences are accessible from the top main menu which also contains a link to your User page.

The most important preferences are:

  • The Watchlist section. The Watchlist is the list of the articles from which you will receive an E-mail each time they are modified. This is especially useful for your own user talk page, as it can allow inactive editors to be easily contacted.
  • Editing section. Enable Rich Text Editing option will provide you with a wiki editor, also it is more easy for the beginner, it is worth to learn how to write article using the Wiki syntax as it is much more powerful.

Where can I...?Edit

Where can I find userbox templates for my userpage?Edit

This is an empty section. Please help the wiki by adding information to it.

Where can I make test edits?Edit

The best way is to create a "sandbox" page.

Where do I find a list of all recent edits to the wiki?Edit

There are two ways to see edits made to the wiki. Special:Recentchanges and Special:WikiActivity. Wiki Activity is a simple list that shows all edits made to articles, blogs, and forums only, it also has a different list that lets you see edits only to pages you've followed. Recent changes is a more complex, yet customizable way of viewing the edits made. It allows you to see every edit made, and also filter out particular kinds of edits, such as blog comments, etc.

Wiki ActivityEdit

You can find the Wiki Activity in the blue header under the "On the Wiki" section.

Recent ChangesEdit

There is a Recent Changes link in the left main menu which directs toward a page containing the last Wiki edits. It is a good habit to check it regularly as it reveals what is happening to the wiki (Cf Special:Recentchanges for more info).

In particular it can help showing:

  • Vandalism (when a page as a significant red number next to it, something abnormal happened that should be checked)
  • Edit war (when a page as an abnormal number of modification, it is often an edit war)
  • Talk/forum page discussion and eventually voting requests.

BlogsEdit

What is a blog?Edit

This is an empty section. Please help the wiki by adding information to it.

Can I post other things that are not related to One Piece?Edit

No, you cannot, unless they are related to the wiki.

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