Welcome to the One Piece Wiki Guidebook! This page and its various tabs list the wiki policies and rules. Please look over them before editing.
One Piece Wiki is a wiki dedicated to One Piece where all of the information you find here is collaboratively collected by its readers. Since this is a wiki format site, this means that you can edit any article by simply pressing "edit" right now. We appreciate your support to expand the site!
Browsing One Piece Wiki
One Piece has nearly endless amounts of information that can be written here. This site contains information about all kinds of subjects in the One Piece series such as organizations, technology, characters, anyone who is involved in the series, the series' creator, culture, weapons, races, species, vehicles, and almost anything you can think of. This series also has real-world references to subjects including stories, folklore, and real events that helped Oda shape the One Piece world.
To browse the wiki, just enter the name of the subject you want to read about in the search bar at the top, or click on links to pages that interest you.
Anyone can edit pages in One Piece Wiki — even this page! Just click the edit link at the top of any page if you think it needs any improvement or new information. You do not need anything special; you do not even need to be logged in. If you want to experiment first, without the risk of "messing up" a real article, head over to the sandbox, where you can practice editing to your heart's content. To practice editing an existing page like this one, just copy and paste it from the article's edit page into the sandbox.
Note that certain important or high-traffic pages may be protected from editing by users without accounts or by non-moderators. This is done only when absolutely necessary. If you have a suggestion
If you want to learn more, check out the pages listed in the help page index. Our editing help and editing FAQ pages should help you to learn the basic info you should know as a member of our project.
One Piece Wiki has a lot of policies and guidelines that you should look at. The three most essential principles are NPOV, GFDL, and civility. What do these mean?
NPOV, or neutral point of view, means that articles should not be biased, and should represent differing views on a subject fairly. Whether or not you like a certain character or plot development is irrelevant, you are expected to describe it factually and accurately.
All contributions to One Piece Wiki are released under the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL). This specifically ensures that One Piece Wiki will remain freely distributible in perpetuity. Please do not submit any content that is copyrighted without permission of the copyright holder (see Wikipedia:Copyright for more information).
One Piece Wiki works by cooperation, consensus, and therefore mutual respect, civility, and wikilove should be practiced universally. Please assume good faith when you disagree with someone, stay cool, and talk things over civilly. It is good practice to provide an edit summary explaining your changes so as to assist others with noticing and accepting your changes. If you find that your edits get removed or modified, wait a moment before reinstating them. First check the page history, your talk page, or the article's talk page to discuss. See also Wikipedia:Etiquette.
One Piece Wiki articles should be written according to our Manual of Style. In particular, new editors should ensure that they write their articles in a One Piece Universe perspective.
Do Not Be Discouraged
If you run into conflicts in your first forays into editing, do not let it get you down. In any collaborative project there are clashes. Have a look at the writers' rules of engagement page as well as the other articles in the tutorial wing below. Use them to help you resolve the problems and learn how to become an active and productive contributor.
And if there is anything you do not understand — be it technical or social — and you are not sure where to look, just post a question at the community portal, and someone will be happy to help you.
1. I read the latest chapter and learned something about a character that's not on the wiki. Should I add it to the page?
If the chapter is officially out, yes. But we do not add information from chapters until they are officially released on Sundays, even if they are leaked online before that. For more information and clarification, see our Spoiler Rules.
2. I want to make a page, but I don't have much information for it at the moment. What should I do?
The best thing you can do is create a draft page, where you can compile the information you have on a subject until there's a sufficient amount of info to put on a page. To create a draft page, create a new page and title it: User:<Your Username>/Draft Page. Alternatively, you can create a forum as a draft page by going to Forum:Draft Pages. If you aren't able to access a source that has other information on the subject, ask other users (particularly active ones, content mods, and administrators) if they can access it and add the information it contains.
3. I want to contribute to the wiki but English is not my first language/I don't have a good grasp of English. Any tips?
Many wiki users are not native English speakers and come from all over the globe, and even several of our administrators have not had English as their first language. We wish to welcome anyone who can make English contributions to this wiki, regardless of their background.
If you have little understanding of English, you may be better off editing a One Piece Wiki in your native language. There are over 28 One Piece Wikis in other languages, which you can typically find at the bottom of the main page or with Google. If you can't find one in your language, you can always create one.
If you do want to contribute here, be sure to read our Manual of Style as well as Wikipedia's Manual of Style. It may be difficult learning all the rules of English with just those, but they'll give you a good start. Otherwise, just try to be aware of changes other users make to your edits and the suggestions they give you and learn from them.
4. Someone undid my edit. What should I do?
If you're not sure why your edit was undone, the best course of action is to go to the talk page of the user who undid it and ask them about it. If you are absolutely sure that your edit improved the page and did not violate any rules, you may add it back to the page with a clear explanation of your reasoning in the edit summary. You should only do this once, and if your edit is undone again, you should discuss it on the talk page of the article you edited. Whatever you do, be civil to other people, and as stated above, don't be discouraged. For more on this, see our Editing Conduct page.
5. Someone is being rude to me/another editor. What should I do?
Contact an administrator about that user's actions, and they will be dealt with appropriately.
6. I want to change the way this wiki does something. How should I do it?
Your best bet is to take it to the forum, where all wiki-wide changes are discussed. Be sure to look through past forums first, as the topic may have been discussed already and if it has, it likely means that the community is already settled on this issue (though that can always change, especially if it has been a while since the last discussion). See our Talk Pages and Forums guide to learn how to use the forum.
7. I want to post my One Piece speculation/fanfiction. Can I do it here?
Yes, you can do that in the blogs, forums (specifically the One Piece Misc and Miscellaneous forums), and Discussions. It is not allowed anywhere else here, especially not the articles. There are numerous other One Piece wikis and websites that are meant for fanfiction and general discussion, and you can find them with Google or on our main page.