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This page provides advice for avoiding and resolving disputes which may crop up while contributing to Wookieepedia.

Resolving disputesEdit


The best way to resolve a dispute is to avoid it in the first place.

Be respectful to others and their points of view. This means primarily: Do not simply revert changes in a dispute. When someone makes an edit you consider biased or inaccurate, improve the edit, rather than reverting it. Provide a good edit summary when making significant changes that other users might object to. The Three Revert Rule forbids the use of reverts in repetitive succession. If you encounter rude or inappropriate behavior, resist the temptation to respond in kind, and do not make personal attacks.

Closely following the guidelines provided in the Manual of Style, Layout Guide, What Wookieepedia is not, Canon policy, Civility policy and NPOV policy can help you write "defensively" and limit your personal bias.

First step: talk to the other parties involvedEdit

The first resort in resolving almost any conflict is to discuss the issue on a talk page. Either contact the other party on that user's talk page, or use the talk page associated with the article in question. Never carry on a dispute on the article page itself. When discussing an issue, stay cool and don't mount personal attacks. Take the other person's perspective into account and try to reach a compromise. Assume that the other person is acting in good faith unless you have clear evidence to the contrary.

Both at this stage and throughout the dispute resolution process, talking to other parties is not simply a formality to be satisfied before moving on to the next forum. Failure to pursue discussion in good faith shows that you are trying to escalate the dispute instead of resolving it. This will make people less sympathetic to your position and may prevent you from effectively using later stages in dispute resolution. In contrast, sustained discussion and serious negotiation between the parties, even if not immediately successful, shows that you are interested in finding a solution that fits within Wookieepedia policies.

Further dispute resolutionEdit

If talking to the other parties involved fails, you should try one of the following methods to resolve the dispute. Which ones you choose and in what order will depend on the nature of the dispute, and the preferences of users involved.

Informal mediationEdit

If things are getting a bit tricky, it might be useful to ask some cool heads to look in and help out; this might turn out to be sufficient to do the trick.

Discuss with third partiesEdit

Wookieepedia works by building consensus. To develop a consensus on a disputed topic, you may need to expose the issue to a larger audience. For disputes over the content of an article, if you have not agreed to a truce before this point, you should do so now. This allows others to fairly consider the issue without the confusion of ongoing edits, which are likely to aggravate the dispute. If an edit war persists and a truce is not feasible, request that the page be protected to allow the process to move forward.

Conduct a surveyEdit

If consensus is difficult to gauge from discussion alone, or if some users seem to be ignoring the consensus, consider conducting an opinion survey on the talk page. The survey should be carefully designed to present all sides of the dispute fairly.


Request mediation of the dispute. Mediation is a voluntary process in which an Administrator works with the parties to resolve a dispute. The mediator helps guide the parties into reaching an agreement that can be acceptable to everyone. When requesting formal mediation, be prepared to show that you tried to resolve the dispute using the steps listed above, and that all parties to the dispute are in agreement to mediate. Mediation cannot take place if all parties are not willing to take part.

Disengage for a whileEdit

If you have a dispute, and discussion has ground to a standstill, and attempts to gain new participants have failed, the next step in the dispute resolution process is to stop. Put a note on your user page mentioning the article you have a dispute about, and a short explanation of the dispute (so you, and anyone who happens across your user page will be aware) and go away and work on something else on Wookieepedia.

Stay away from that dispute for a while. Respond to questions about it on your user talk page with a polite pointer to this section of the dispute resolution process, and a request that the questioner take their issues to the article talk page. Most importantly, do not force the matter on the article or discussion page. Allow the dispute to calm down. In the interval, new editors may become interested in the article and, if the issue comes up again, participants in the discussion may have a different perspective.

Active disputesEdit

What follows is a dynamic list of pending disputes on Wookieepedia.

If no pages are listed in one or more categories, it means that there are no pending disputes. (force page update)

Accuracy disputesEdit

TopicLast editLast author
Inquisitorius06:17, August 18, 2019BlondeLegendaire
Wat Tambor/Legends19:17, August 17, 2019Alex of Star Wars
Barriss Offee/Legends14:32, August 16, 2019Orgus Ordo
Nightsisters21:12, August 11, 2019Lewisr
Republic trooper16:46, August 11, 2019AL-BRT
Rattataki21:31, August 7, 2019Nostalgia of Iran
Ryloth/Legends21:33, August 5, 2019Cavalier One
84-SH15:00, August 4, 2019AL-BRT
6L-CH14:37, August 4, 2019AL-BRT
Unidentified female Inquisitor (Dathomir)11:24, July 30, 2019AL-BRT
212th Recon Division03:22, July 28, 2019Lewisr
R4 (Rebel Alliance)09:59, July 25, 2019AL-BRT
Reflections23:03, July 24, 2019Toprawa and Ralltiir
Rescue from the Dargon03:25, July 18, 2019Supreme Emperor
Unidentified hopeful Padawan06:34, July 17, 2019Jkirk8907
Subspecies/Legends23:53, July 15, 2019Wezir
Onaconda Farr/Legends23:19, July 14, 2019AL-BRT
Lokud 706:12, July 13, 2019Zed42
Dengar/Legends02:36, July 8, 2019AL-BRT
Battle for Sullust01:34, July 4, 2019LordMominutiae
Kohlma14:28, July 3, 2019EcksBot
Immortal18:50, June 9, 2019EcksBot
Jerserra11:10, June 4, 2019Asithol
Mission to Tatooine (Hopeful Padawan)14:15, June 3, 2019AL-BRT
3955 BBY02:19, June 3, 2019AL-BRT
Sienar Intelligence Systems06:51, May 29, 2019AL-BRT
Nardithi Nightsisters06:11, May 29, 2019AL-BRT
Whorm Loathsom's Kerkoidia castle03:50, May 28, 2019AL-BRT
G8-R223:05, May 23, 2019AL-BRT
Reeol11:47, May 21, 2019AL-BRT
Red-Eye Dren11:47, May 21, 2019AL-BRT
Debnu11:47, May 21, 2019AL-BRT
Scout Three11:03, May 21, 2019AL-BRT
Scout Two11:03, May 21, 2019AL-BRT
Skirmish on Tatooine (Galactic Civil War)05:12, February 3, 2019Lewisr
Discovery of the Death Star06:07, December 13, 20182605:E000:AE29:EE00:98CE:71CB:6395:7E54
Sivorian02:53, October 29, 2018Humanoid21
Gorezh19:42, September 5, 2018AL-BRT
Battle of Iego18:05, September 5, 2018AL-BRT
Vesla Two16:04, July 21, 2018AL-BRT
Thanut07:19, March 29, 2018AL-BRT
P'Chek (species)06:27, March 25, 2018AL-BRT
Coruscant Rimward17:18, December 9, 2015RoboCade

Canonicity disputesEdit

TopicLast editLast author
Winslau Da'k04:57, May 21, 2019AL-BRT

Civility disputesEdit

TopicLast editLast author

NPOV disputesEdit

TopicLast editLast author
Barriss Offee16:02, August 18, 2019Lewisr
Barriss Offee/Legends14:32, August 16, 2019Orgus Ordo
New Jedi Order16:29, August 11, 2019AL-BRT
Jedi High Council (New Jedi Order)16:03, August 11, 2019AL-BRT
Mace Windu/Legends20:44, August 8, 2019DarthRuiz30
Order of the Sith Lords01:41, August 4, 2019AL-BRT
Saesee Tiin/Legends21:32, July 26, 2019MarioRocks2
Category:Articles which may be biased22:36, May 17, 2015Exiledjedi

See alsoEdit

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