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These guidelines aim to improve this wiki by following a common standard of practises.

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Naming

Sets

Each card belongs to a SET, normally shown on the front or back of the card, however for accuracy, it's preferable to look at the card info page on the digital app and look for the SET field. Occasionally, Sets are split into a SUBSET, like Base or Signature.

Format

SET - SUBSET (optional)
Format Example
SET Base Series 1
SET - SUBSET Base Series 4 - Rebels

Cards

Generally, all cards will have a name on the front, say a character/vehicle name and will be referred to as the CARDNAME. Sometimes, cards will also include another line of text, for instance a characters role, which will be referred to as CARDNAME2 (secondary cardname). As per Sets section above, each card belongs to a SET, normally shown on the front or back of the card, however for accuracy, it's preferable to look at the card info page on the digital app and look for the SET field. Occasionally, sets are split into a SUBSET, like Base or Signature.

Format

CARDNAME - CARDNAME2 (optional) - SET - SUBSET (optional)
Format Example
CARDNAME - SET Han Solo - 2020 Base Series
CARDNAME - CARDNAME2 - SET 2-1B - Medical Droid - Base Series 1
CARDNAME - SET - SUBSET C'ai Threnalli - Masterwork 2018 - Base

Parallels

All cards are generally grouped into variants, which are referred to as PARALLELS. Base cards are separated into tiers according to rarity and color, for example, Tier 1 - white, Tier 2 - blue, etc. The specialty (or "insert") parallels are also separated according to rarity and color, but use different terminology, for example Common, Uncommon, Rare, Super Rare or Legendary.

At present, only one page is created for each card, rather than each parallel. Instead, cards and sets each have an infobox with a parallels parameter. For cards, this parameter will be used to show the single parallel related to the chosen image uploaded to its card page. However, for sets, this parameter will be used to list all the available parallels within the set.

The below example is used on the 2020 Base Series page.

|parallels=*Tier 1 (White)
*Tier 2 (Blue)
*Tier 3 (Red)
*Tier 4 (Green)
*Tier 5 (Orange)
*Tier 6 (Space, Rose)
*Tier 7 (Purple)
*Tier 8 (Hyperspace)

There are so many variants in a set, that it would be a huge workload and extremely time consuming to create so many pages. Some sets have hundreds of cards in a single Tier, with Tier 1-9 available, this can equate to thousands of unique cards in just one set and therefore beyond the scope of the SWCT wiki at this present moment in time.

Lore

Some cards include a description or paragraph of text on the back of the card. This text should be added to the card's page under the ==Lore== heading. This text should be accurately entered, word for word, using the same grammar and punctuation used on the card.

Images

All uploaded images must specify the appropriate licensing, which can be chosen during the upload stage or immediately after by editing the image page. They should also include a summary with at least a link to its set page and appropriate "Images from ..." category. For an example, see File:MajorVonreg-Base2020-front.png.

Filenames

  1. Always use a clear, recognizable, non-duplicated filename, preferably using the following nomenclature guidelines. Note that if any file with the same title has already been uploaded, it will be replaced with your new one.
  2. Filenames should preferably be relevant to the subject matter.
  3. Do not simply name your file as a random alphanumeric string.
  4. Non-ASCII characters and excessive punctuation should be avoided.
  5. Extensions must be in short form (e.g. "jpg" over "jpeg") and lowercase.
  6. Do not include a space before the file extension.
  7. Hyphens (-) should be used instead of spaces ( ). For example, LukeSkywalker-MyBaseExample-front.png is preferred over LukeSkywalker MyBaseExample front.png.
  8. Inappropriate filenames may be changed by an administrator at any time, and name changes may be requested using the {{FTBR}} template.

File formats

  1. PNG format is generally preferred for most types of images.
  2. JPEG can be used, but it is preferable to use it only if the file's native format was JPEG and minimal editing has been done, or if it is required to compress a file to fit the Fandom server limitations.
  3. Logos and other line-art may be redrawn as SVG, though a source image should be uploaded and linked in the image summary.
  4. Always use Ogg Vorbis for audio. The preferred maximum fidelity for fair use audio is 64kbps stereo.
  5. Animations and videos may not be uploaded.

Technical notes

  1. Large progressive JPEGs may not display or thumbnail properly. For maximum compatibility, non-progressive JPEG format and Huffman coding rather than arithmetic are preferred. (If you do not understand what this means, you probably do not need to be concerned, as these are the default settings for most graphics programs.)
  2. Lossless JPEG may upload successfully but will not display or thumbnail properly. Only use the original lossy JPEG format.
  3. Do not simply rename BMP or other file formats to PNG or JPG as they will not display or thumbnail properly.
  4. Do not simply rename MP3, WAV, or other audio file formats to OGG as they will not play.
  5. If the only modification you make to a JPEG is cropping, please use JPEGCrop or a similar lossless editor. Most iOS devices have the ability to crop screenshots immediately with minimal affect on quality.

Screenshots

Screenshots should ideally be cropped to the card outline to remove any unnecessary non-card backgrounds. The added bonus of cropping reduces the file size and also looks better on infoboxes and thumbnails.

Screenshots of the front of the card should be uploaded and placed on both the card's page as well as the card's set page. Screenshots of the back of the card should also be uploaded if one doesn't exist and then placed on the card's page. Most cards have a generic back so one image may be used on multiple cards' pages, however if the card has a unique description or paragraph of text, then a screenshot of the back of the individual card should be uploaded and placed on that card's page.

Gallery

Images should be placed inside an image gallery using the gallery tag:

Set example:

 ==Cards==
 <gallery captionalign="center" widths="150px" hideaddbutton="true" navigation="true" spacing="small" bordersize="none" orientation="portrait" position="left">
 File:4-LOM-2020-Tier1-Front.jpg|link=4-LOM - 2020 Base Series|4-LOM
 File:Ackbar-2020base-front.png|link=Admiral Ackbar - 2020 Base Series|Admiral Ackbar
 File:AhsokaTano-2020base-front.png|link=Ahsoka Tano - 2020 Base Series|Ahsoka Tano
 File:AlexsandrKallus-2020base-front.png|link=Alexsandr Kallus - 2020 Base Series|Alexsandr Kallus
 File:AnakinSkywalker-2020base-front.png|link=Anakin Skywalker - 2020 Base Series|Anakin Skywalker
 </gallery>

Card example:

 ==Card gallery==
 <gallery spacing="small" hideaddbutton="true" captionalign="center" widths="180px" bordersize="none" orientation="portrait" position="center">
 File:MajorVonreg-Base2020-front.png|Tier 1, front
 File:MajorVonreg-Base2020-back.png|Tier 1, back
 </gallery>

The orientation attribute within the gallery tag above can be modified as required. The default should be portrait and will keep the images tightly spaced, which looks tidy. Where required, landscape can be used instead. If there are a mixture of portrait and landscape images, then use none.

On the set page, a link to the card page and a caption showing the card name should be included for each image. For an example, see 2020 Base Series.

On the card page, no link is required, however the image caption should specify the parallel and if it's the front or back of the card (e.g. Tier 1, front). For an example, see Major Vonreg - 2020 Base Series.

Page layout

The following page layout is preferred. To get a better understanding of the page layout, have a look at some of the example cards and sets linked above.

Sets

{{Set}}                    (infobox template for Sets)
==Cards==                  (card images go inside the gallery tags)
<gallery spacing="small" hideaddbutton="true" captionalign="center" bordersize="none" orientation="portrait" position="center">
File:filename-for-card1-front.png|link=link-to-card1|cardname1
File:filename-for-card2-front.png|link=link-to-card2|cardname2
</gallery>

==Card list==
*[[link-to-card1|cardname1]]
*[[link-to-card2|cardname2]]

==Notes and references==   (mandatory if ref tags are used anywhere on page)
{{Reflist}}                (mandatory if ref tags are used anywhere on page)

==See also==         (optional)

[[Category:]]              (optional, any extra categories to be added at the bottom)

Cards

{{DEFAULTSORT:}}           (template for sorting article, must be on first line, categories created by infobox template rely on this line)
{{Award}}                  (template for award cards)
{{Card}}                   (infobox template for Cards)
==Lore==                   (must be included if card has a description, otherwise not needed)

==Card gallery==           (card images go inside the gallery tags)
<gallery spacing="small" hideaddbutton="true" captionalign="center" bordersize="none" orientation="portrait" position="center">
File:filename-for-card-front.png|Tier/color, front
File:filename-for-card-back.png|Tier/color, back
</gallery>

==Notes and references==   (mandatory if ref tags are used anywhere on page)
{{Reflist}}                (mandatory if ref tags are used anywhere on page)

==See also==         (optional)

[[Category:]]              (optional, any extra categories to be added at the bottom)

Sourcing

Most information can be found in the Star Wars: Card Trader Digital App. Anything not readily available in the App, for example, release dates, must be correctly referenced.

Referencing

Referencing can be achieved using <ref name="add a unique name here">...</ref> immediately after the item you wish to reference and on the same line.

The name="" attribute for each <ref> tag should be populated and unique. It should also be descriptive enough for editors to understand their meaning, for example:

<ref name="release_date">...</ref>

Insert the appropriate web citation inside the tags (i.e. replace the 3 dots seen above with your link or citation template, see Web citation section below), for example:

<ref name="release_date">web citation goes here</ref>

If a <ref> tag needs to be reused further down the page, then use <ref name="add a unique name here" />, ensuring the ref name matches the correct <ref> tag used earlier, for example:

<ref name="release_date" />

Whenever <ref> tags are used on a page, ensure the following ==Notes and references== sub-heading and {{Reflist}} template are included on the page in the appropriate position as per the Page layout section above:

==Notes and references==
{{Reflist}}

Full Example

A Set with an initial release date of Apr 12, 2020 and an Award date April 19, 2020 on the next line, with a fully referenced web citation for the first date and then the tag is reused for the second date:

|release_date=*Apr 12, 2020<ref name="release_date">{{Cite_web|url=http://www.toppsbunt.com/swcardtrader/article/5e8f4f7e755c0a6099c15631|title=First Wave of Star Wars: Masterwork is in the Store Now!|accessdate=2020-05-08|author=SWCT Team|last=|first=|authorlink=|coauthors=|date=2020-04-12|year=|month=|format=|work=|publisher=Topps|pages=|language=|archiveurl=http://archive.vn/eQo9d|archivedate=2020-05-17|quote=}}</ref>
*Apr 19, 2020<ref name="release_date" />

See also

Any additional links can be added to the ==See also== section of a page.

Web citation

Use the {{Cite_web}} template inside the <ref> tag and populate the following fields as a minimum:

|url=
|title=
|accessdate= (YYYY-MM-DD)
|author= (if available)
|date= (YYYY-MM-DD)
|publisher=
|archiveurl=
|archivedate= (YYYY-MM-DD)

Archive links

An archive link must be added to the archiveurl field above in case the original link becomes unavailable. Archive links can be created using archive.today.

Transmission archive

A growing list of {{Cite_web}} links can be found in the Transmission Archive. If you find a new {{Cite_web}} link that isn't already on the Transmission Archive page, please add it to the Transmission Archive under the appropriate year and month (most recent at the top).

Unsure?

If in doubt, have a look at some of the existing pages for inspiration. If all else fails, just use the {{Fact}} template and the article will automatically be added to Category:Pages needing citation for later review.

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