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Whenever you have to make any edit, please read this page before. By editing, it is assumed you have read and accepted the terms of use and that you know of the eventual sanctions you may be given by not following those rules.

Staff

They are the ones who will help you to achieve your task. Don't hesitate to ask them if you're willing to help. Just make sure that they are active before messaging them (click on "Contributions" in their profile to see the last edits they made).

Chat and Discussion Rules

Be a nice cat! Below, you will see the code of conduct that applies to everyone, no matter the situations.

Code of Conduct

  • Be kind with everybody on the wiki. We all have different views and personalities, but you have to respect the whole community even if sometimes you don't agree with someone. This especially matters in off-topic discussions, so whenever you are in an especially heated argument with someone, take the time to reflect on your own actions and ask yourself, "How exactly did we end up here?" and "How can I end this situation in a manner everyone is satisfied with?", as everybody prefers when nobody loses.
  • Do not lie when somebody asks for help and do not scam. This means that unless you make it explicitly clear that you are joking when you are, you should either not answer or refer the asking person to someone you know is knowledgeable about the topic in question.
  • NSFW (Not Suited For Work) content is not allowed. ...Do you really laugh at these gross jokes? Posting, uploading, or redirecting NSFW content in any way, shape or form will end up in you being banned, so do not make or post NSFW content, no matter the context or reason. This is a community, children may be watching, so follow our guidelines.
  • No sock-puppetry. Do not use alternative accounts for malicious intentions or block evasion. If you were blocked, think of what you did wrong and don't do it again. If you do eventually come around and realize what you did wrong, why it was wrong and know you are mature enough to not make a habit of doing it again, then you are welcome back in this community.
  • Do not impersonate people, notable or not. impersonating real people within the community, even as a joke, is not positive and is a crime in real life. Just because someone has created a large online persona, does not mean you are unable to as well and must instead steal the name of that person. Furthermore, the law frowns upon this; depending on the context, your joke might come off officially as identity cloning. For more information, see the Wikipedia articles for identity theft and identity fraud.
  • Do not solicit upvotes from threads. This is a community, creating off topic posts both not marked as Off Topic and continuously creating those types of posts will result in a warning and the deletion of the posts in question. This is especially relevant if your posts are not appreciated by the wider community. If you have any hesitance in creating a new post, then put it in your user blog.
  • Do not manhandle, intimidate, or threaten anyone. Nobody deserves nor likes it. Everyone is equal in the community and should be treated as such.

Appealing Blocks

If you have been blocked for a bad reason or for something that had been made a larger deal than it really was, then asking one of our current bureaucrats or admins to be unblocked over either Discord or their Message Walls may be a good idea, should you have the ability to; otherwise, contacting an admin through a friend or another user, or should the situation call for it, an alternate account. However, this will not apply to you if:

  • You are below Fandom's age minimum, 13 years old.
  • You consistently spam in comments or discussions.
  • You break one of Fandom's Terms of Use.
  • You majorly disrupt the community.

For the main article with instructions that will allow you to appeal a block, see Community Guidelines:Appealing Blocks.

Guidelines of Editing

Each page has its own structure (see below). Read this and learn from the current pages before editing.

Do not:

  • Do not vandalize pages. Vandalism includes inserting false or misleading information, deleting previously established content, adding unrelated content or categories,inserting personal opinions or feelings about an enemy, etc.
  • Do not upload translations if they don't make any sense even in English or if you don't think they're accurate (i.e., don't just use Google Translate and call it a day). Even though Japanese has different grammar rules, the English translations should still have proper capitalization, spelling, etc. If the name of a unit or stage can't be directly translated to English (usually due to puns or wordplays), leave it as just the rōmaji and explain the name's etymology in the Trivia section. Violating this rule will not get you banned, but expect your translation to be removed or replaced when possible.
  • Do not create strategies containing several Uber or Legend Rare Cats; furthermore, avoid creating luck-reliant strategies, unless unavoidable (e.g., in March to Death). Strategies are meant to help out other people, not to flex your ability to Ubercarry. Keep the maximum amount of required Uber Rare Cats at 1 in your strategies, but always avoid it when possible. Do you expect that just because you have an Uber, everyone at that point of the game will have that exact Uber?
  • Do not add walkthroughs if the video you are adding to a page is not specifically meant to be and is a guide. This is especially the case if your playthrough has more than one Uber, features a Legend Rare Cat, or has overleveled units. In a nutshell, this is not the place to advertise your related website, YouTube channel, blog, social media account, etc. If you have a question about whether your link would be welcome, then ask a content moderator, administrator or bureaucrat.
  • Avoid creating pages without staff consent, especially when there is a new release. We're aware of the new content; if we don't add it, it's for good reason: either we haven't enough information, or we're waiting to not mess with the current setup.
  • Do not create empty pages for articles that need to be made. A page is deemed empty when the grammar and the structure are bad or when most sections are missing. Rather, start by copy-pasting a similar page and changing the content. When creating a new page, please add categories to make sure we can get back to the page easily and add the proper templates to the bottom of the page.
  • Do not create new categories without the seal of approval from our staff, nor add pages to categories that they do not belong to.
  • Do not add unnecessary/uninteresting/blatantly obvious trivia, or any information that belongs to rumors or speculation. Especially do not add personal feelings or "community content", like: "this is the best cat in their set" or "this stage is infamous for its insane difficulty". The wiki is about objective and official content. If you want to talk about your personal feelings, do it on your user page (blog post), discussions or other websites.
  • Do not add pointless images to a gallery. By pointless, it means: it isn't part of any official media (i.e., it's fan art), it doesn't add any relevant information (description, picture...), etc. If you have any doubt, upload them in a Blog Post.
  • Do not create pages for fan-made contents. This website is about the official content of The Battle Cats, so pages specifically made for fanart or fan-made creations will be deleted. If you wish to share your fan-made contents, then please either put it in your User Blog or in general discussion, marked as Fan-made Contents.

Do:

  • Add a precise URL as a reference (Battle Cats DB being our main source) when there is none.
  • Add relevant pictures and gifs to a gallery (attack animations, special death animations, official art etc...) when there is a lack of them, or upload improved (objectively better, otherwise ask first) versions of the existing ones (see Category:Low Quality Files to find files in need).
  • Add a Stub template to the top of a new page, should it be lacking enough content to be considered semi-complete, or a StrategyNeeded template, if all the page is missing is a strategy section.
  • Check and clean the grammar and syntax of a page, even if it is not a popular one. We want all pages to be given the most attention, regardless of popularity.
  • Always speak in the past tense when referring to removed content. Doing otherwise could potentially be confusing, especially on devices that don't support the RemovedContent template.
  • Add proper advice and strategies (preferably requiring no Ubers) to Stage pages, as many of them are currently in need. Look at other popular stage pages first and make sure to be using the proper format.
  • Remove unnecessary strategies, unclear strategies and strategies that do not follow the guidelines, or adjust them to make them worth keeping.
  • Test the strategies you add.
  • Reformat pages that are not consistent with other pages in the wiki. In case of doubt, ask which format is the correct one to a staff member.
  • Warn someone active from the staff if somebody vandalizes any pages or if they break other major rules, all while providing evidence, if possible.
  • Notify staff by leaving a message when there is missing content that is not on the wiki yet (i.e., it doesn't have an article).

For the separate, main article about the general guidelines for editing, see Help the wiki:Editing rules.

For the structure articles, see the Stage Structure Page, Cat Structure Page and Enemy Structure Page.

Notice about conflicting edits

If you are conflicting with another user or staff member about a revision of a page, then it is highly recommended if not an immediate given that you have a discussion with the other user on their Message Wall in order to resolve the conflicting edits. If this is not done, then a Staff member will likely be forced to lock the page until the conflict is resolved.

Notice about vandalism

If you notice or are a part of a user's continuous vandalism of a page, it is highly recommended if not a given that you immediately notify a Staff member about it so they can lock the page; this is especially the case if data about the unit, enemy, or strategies within a page are removed without a justified reason in mass amounts; and equally so if data about a unit or enemy is changed. If the vandalism continues, then there is a possibility that the user will be blocked.

If you have decided to alter a page to fit a fan-made content, then instead of editing a main wiki page, you should rather create a Blog about the fan-made content, or create a new discussion post marked properly as "Fan-Made Contents." If this is not done, then you risk being blocked, else your discussion post removed. As usual, if you have a complaint about this, then mention the Staff who removed it on their Message Wall.

Important note about creating a new page

Whenever a new update is out in the Japanese version, a bunch of stub pages are randomly created by the community. They are often nearly empty, with only one or two sentences to introduce the new feature and, without categories, they result in duplicates created thereafter. This is why we ask you to let the staff add those new pages, please. If you want to help, there are already a lot of things to fix. If you really want to add a new page, please read those short basic instructions before.

Cat Unit

Name of the cat (Japanese script, romaji, EN translation) is a [rarity of the Cat] unlocked by [playing the Rare Cat Capsule/when clearing ... stage/etc.]. It is currently only available in the Japanese version/ It is currently unimplemented in the English version (NB: not always necessary).
  • After that, add the Cat Appearance template and fill it with Normal and Evolved name and True Form name if it exists. Add pictures by typing the name of your picture (example: picture.png) in the proper fields (make sure you uploaded them beforehand). If you don't have any picture of the cat, type "Unknown.jpg" in the proper fields.
  • Add the Template:Translation and fill it with the names and descriptions found in the Upgrade Menu.
  • Add the stats template and fill it with the stats found in Battle Cats Database.
  • Don't forget to add references at the bottom (URL of the unit in Battle Cats Database) then the Cats template.

Enemy Unit

  • Check the Category:Enemy Units, Category:[Trait] Enemies (Red, Angel, Alien...) to make sure your page doesn't already exist.
  • When creating your page, please start by adding the Stub template. The team will remove the "stub" state later.
  • See the Enemy Structure Page to get an idea on how to structure the page, or, at least, look at a good sample of similar pages and memorize the format.
  • Start with:
Name of the enemy (Japanese script, romaji, EN translation) is a (trait + enemy) that appears in (areas encountered). It is currently only available in the Japanese version/ It is currently unimplemented in the English version (may not be needed).
  • After that, add the Enemy Info template and fill it with its name and File:Unknown.jpg between 2 [ ].
  • Add the stats template and fill it with the stats on Battle Cats Database.
  • Don't forget to add references at the bottom (URL of the unit on [1]) then the Enemies template, as well as the Enemy Units category.

Stage

  • Check out Category:Stages, Category:Enigma Stages and Category:Collaboration Stages to make sure your page doesn't already exist.
  • When creating your page, please start by adding the Stub template. The team will remove the "stub" state later.
    • Additionally, unless the stage is so easy that its strategy is: "A very easy stage that any unit can beat. Bring any of the Normal Cats to win.", or unless you are willing to write a proper strategy immediately, add the StrategyNeeded template.
  • See the Stage Structure Page to get an idea on how to structure the page, or, at least, look at a good sample of similar pages and memorize the format.
  • Start with:
Name of the stage is [the Nth stage in (name of the map)/a stage appearing during (occurrence)]. [Insert additional information if necessary, such as reward, schedule, or presence of No Continues].
  • After that, add the Stage Info template and fill it with the stage's name, sub-/event chapter, energy required, enemy base health, enemies/bosses in the stage, drop rewards, base XP rewarded, stage width, max number of enemies and its name in the Japanese script. This is all on the Battle Cats Database.
  • Make a battleground section using the same format as other stage pages.
  • Don't forget to add the Battle Cats Database reference and the stage type's template and category at the bottom.
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