[Sticky] UniWiki Categorization Guide


Djavin Novienta



Post 2017.04.13 17:43

[Sticky] UniWiki Categorization Guide

Now that the structure of the UniWiki is taking shape, I've been asked to write a categorization guide so all of our contributors and editors are on the same page.

General Guidelines:

All articles and media should belong to at least one category. Media files should generally only belong to a single, most-relevant category. Articles may belong to as many categories as are appropriate. Categories dedicated to specific media types (such as "image" categories) are deprecated and will be eliminated in the near future.

It is unlikely that there will be a need for further category creation at this point. Editors should check existing categories for a match before creating new ones. That being said, if an editor feels that an article or media file does not fit within any current category, they are welcome to create a new category that they feel is appropriate. When creating new categories, please edit the Category page with a brief description of what articles or media the category is intended to include.

The categories of media files may not necessarily be related to the categories of the articles in which they are used.

Articles should generally only be categorized in the lowest-level category that is appropriate (for example, Small Gneiss Deposit would go in Category:Ore sites rather than Category:Mining). Exceptions exist in cases where an article would not be placed in a category where a reader may logically choose to look for it (for example, Catching the Scent is an Epic Arc mission, and is placed in both Category:Epic Arcs and Category:Missions, even though Epic Arcs is a subcategory of Missions.)

For a general outline of the UniWiki's categorization structure, see UniWiki:Structure.

Further reading:

Category Conflicts
Category-Specific Guidelines
Maintenance Categories
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Djavin Novienta



Post 2017.05.06 18:27

Re: [Sticky] UniWiki Categorization Guide

Category Conflicts:

PvE vs. PvP

Category:PvE and Category:PvP are mutually exclusive; articles are strongly related to one or to neither, and should not be assigned to both categories. Articles detailing general combat concepts or mechanics should be assigned to Category:Combat in lieu of either of these categories.

Fleets and PvP

Articles assigned to Category:Fleets should not also be automatically assigned to Category:PvP. Fleets are used outside of PvP in a variety of situations, particularly in Incursions, but also during group mission running, or as a means to form "standing" or "quick-response" fleets.

User Interface vs. Game mechanics

Most images depicting elements of EVE user interface would normally belong in Category:User Interface. However, some images may be used to easily show ship or item attributes as viewed via "Show Info". In these cases, Category:Game mechanics may be used.

Accounts/Applications vs. API

Images related to account services and management generally belong in Category:Accounts (in the case of API management) or Category:Applications (for third-party applications that use API keys). However, when these images depict the use of API keys, Category:API may be used. With the upcoming deprecation of both XML and CREST APIs, this may cease to be a conflict.

Fitting vs. Fittings

Category:Fittings contains all sub-articles of the form <ship name>/Fittings that contain fittings for specific ships categorized in Category:Ship Database. This category should be considered deprecated and no longer in use, as the Fittings Department will be migrating these fittings to the main Ship Database pages and removing the sub-articles. All other articles containing information about general fitting principles, or articles related to modules, should be placed in the new Category:Fitting.
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Djavin Novienta



Post 2017.05.06 18:30

Re: [Sticky] UniWiki Categorization Guide

Category-Specific Guidelines:
(Categories are listed in alphabetical order)


Articles and media relating to EVE account management or character creation. The exception to this is articles and media related to the EVE API; these belong in Category:API.

See above for possible category conflicts.


Articles and media relating to agent NPCs that grant missions. While articles about agents of a specific type should be placed in the appropriate subcategory (where applicable), all agent portraits should be placed in Category:Agents specifically.


Category:Career Agents


Articles and media relating to the use of the EVE Online APIs (XML, CREST, or ESI).

See above for possible category conflicts.


Articles and media relating to third-party applications and software. A good rule of thumb for this category is any program or interface that is not native to the EVE client. The biggest exception to this rule would be media or images relating to official CCP/EVE websites, such as Account Management or EVE Community. These would be better placed in Category:Accounts.

Applying to EVE University

Articles related to EVE University's application process. Media related to the EVE University Portal or Tool should be placed in Category:Applications, while media related to those parts of the application process should be placed in either Category:EVE University or Category:User Interface, as appropriate.

See also Category:EVE University below.


Articles detailing classes offered by EVE University. These articles often also belong to Category:Syllabi. Some classes (but not all) belong to one of several subcategories that rate a class based on the difficulty of its subject matter.


Category:Tier 1 Classes
Category:Tier 2 Classes
Category:Tier 3 Classes
Category:Tier 4 Classes


Articles related to game mechanics involved in all forms of combat. This category serves a supercategory to a great many subcategories, in particular Category:PvE, Category:PvP, and Category:Weapons.


Articles and media related to corporations mechanics and in-game organizations (including NPC corporations). Logos for both NPC and player corporations belong here.

Cosmic Anomalies

Articles detailing Cosmic Anomalies found in known space (wormhole ore sites are listed in Category:Ore sites, however).


Category:Ice belts
Category:Ore sites

Cosmic Signatures

Articles detailing Cosmic Signatures found in known space (scannable signatures in wormholes should be listed in Category:Wormhole sites).


Category:Chemical Labs
Category:Data sites
Category:DED Complexes
Category:Gas sites
Category:Relic sites
Category:Unrated Complexes


Articles related to COSMOS missions and sites.


Category:COSMOS sites

Template: {{disambig}}

This category contains all disambiguation pages. These pages are automatically assigned to this category through the use of the {{disambig}} template.

For information on formatting disambiguation pages, see the UniWiki Manual of Style.


Articles detailing specific fleet doctrines. These articles should ideally include information about fittings, design philosophy, and intended use.


Articles and media related to drone mechanics and use.


Articles related to CCP's now-defunct game, DUST 514. This category is deprecated and no longer in use.

See also:

Category:DUST University

DUST University
Template: {{HistoricalDUST}}

Articles related to DUST University, a subsidiary of EVE University that was founded to further EVE University's mission in DUST 514. This category is deprecated and no longer in use. All articles in this category are marked with {{HistoricalDUST}} and are no longer in use.

See also:


Epic Arcs
Template: {{EpicMissionArcBoilerintro}}

Articles related to Epic Arc missions. Individual missions that are part of Epic Arcs are listed both in this category as well as in Category:Missions for ease of reference.

EVE University
Template: {{eunispecific}}

Any articles or media directly relating to EVE University should belong to this category, unless they are associated with a specific campus, in which case they should be categorized with that campus. There are several sub-categories that contain articles on the various sub-divisions of the Uni (campuses, departments, etc.); most of these categories will not contain any media.

Campus subcategories:

Category:EVE University Incursion Community
Category:Project Solitude

Other subcategories:

Category:Applying to EVE University
Category:EVE University Campuses
Category:EVE University Departments
Category:EVE University Directorates
Category:EVE University History
Category:EVE University Policies
Category:EVE University Services
Category:Teaching Resources
Category:The Explorer's Shadow


Articles detailing both in-game and out-of-game events. This category includes events that a part of the game itself, as well as events organized by EVE University.


Articles detailing the changes introduced in the various expansions. Though these articles almost always detail past events, they should not be marked as deprecated, as they serve as a useful record for tracking when particular changes were implemented.


Articles detailing expeditions (also known as escalations).


Articles related to exploration, scanning, and hacking. This category includes both combat and non-combat sites.

Faction Warfare

Articles related to faction warfare.


Articles and media related to NPC factions. Faction logos belong here, but logos for corporations within a faction should be placed in Category:Corporations.


Articles containing player-created fiction. Articles detailing official fiction published by CCP should be put in Category:Lore.


Articles related to fitting ships and structures. This category is replacing Category:Fittings in function.

See above for possible category conflicts.


This category contains the fittings sub-articles for ship articles in Category:Ship Database. It should be considered deprecated and no longer in use.

See above for further details and possible category conflicts.


Articles related to fleet mechanics and command.

Game mechanics

Articles and media relating to the mechanics of actually playing EVE. Serves as a supercategory for a great many other categories, in particular Category:Combat and its sub-categories.

See above for possible category conflicts.

Getting Started

This category contains articles that are particularly useful for new players. A general rule of thumb for membership in this category is that these articles should be geared toward players who have just completed the Inception tutorial, and may be wondering what to do next.


For the purposes of the UniWiki, a "guide" is a walkthrough, set of step-by-step instructions, or explanation of a game mechanic or concept geared toward new players. Any page that does not meet this definition should not be assigned to Category:Guides. For more information, see Category:Guides.


Articles related to moving cargo from place to place.

Inactive Services

This category contains articles detailing services that have been offered by EVE University in the past, but for whatever are no longer offered or active. They are kept for historical reference. They should not be marked as deprecated; rather, articles in this category will either have boilerplate headings detailing the details of the inactivity, or will be marked with the {{historical}} template.


Category:Icons should contain mostly small PNG images that can be used in a variety of contexts. This category also includes any icons that are drawn from the EVE client user interface. Item images (almost always PNGs) may be categorized here when the item image also represents its own effect (e.g. stasis webifier, target painter, energy neutralizer, etc.).

Template: {{Incursions links}}

Articles and media related to Incursions. For ease of reference, media files related to Incursions are categorized both here and in the category to which they would belong if they were not related to Incursions.


Category:Incursions sites

Template: {{Industry Links}}

Articles related to the manufacturing and production of ships and other items.

Articles related to mining and resource harvesting should be placed in Category:Mining, while articles related to the buying and selling of items (regardless of their use) should be placed in Category:Trade.


Category:Planetary Interaction


All articles and media related to items as they appear in cargoholds and inventories. Images in this category should be of just items themselves. Images that are related to items, but focus on other aspects such as contextual menus, should be categorized according to the focus subject.


Articles related to the offical lore of EVE Online. Player-created works should be placed in Category:Fiction.

With CCP's deployment of the EVE Fiction Portal, the UniWiki will no longer host detailed lore articles previously hosted on the EVElopedia. Short lore articles with external links to more complete sources, or lore articles related to mechanics or other in-game concepts, are permitted.

Template: {{Mining Links}}

Articles related to mining and resource harvesting.

Articles related to manufacturing and hauling should be placed in Category:Industry, while articles related to planetary interaction should be placed in Category:Planetary Interaction.


Articles related to running all types of missions, as well as articles detailing specific missions.


Category:Epic Arcs


Articles and media related to non-player characters.




Articles (generally in the User namespace) and media related to the players of EVE Online, both in-game and out-of-game.

Planetary Interaction
Template: {{Planetary Interaction links}}

Articles related to planetary interaction.

Articles related to mining and other non-planetary resource harvesting should be placed in Category:Mining, while articles related to the manufacturing and production of ships and other non-PI items should be placed in Category:Industry.


Articles related to player-owned starbases. While these structures are still used, this category may become deprecated in the future.


Articles and media related to "player vs. environment" activities. Most articles will fall into one of this category's subcategories, but some more general articles may belong here.

See above for possible category conflicts.


Category:Cosmic Anomalies
Category:Cosmic Signatures
Category:Epic Arcs


Articles and media related to "player vs. player" activities.

See above for possible category conflicts.


Category:Faction Warfare

Ship Database
Template: {{ShipsMatrix}}

Articles dedicated to recording stats/fittings/general descriptions of player-controlled ships. Any page that uses Template:ShipArticle should be placed in this category. All other articles detailing ships should be placed in Category:Ships.

This category contains numerous subcategories containing all ships available to players. These subcategories contain articles for specific ships belonging to that type, as well as articles detailing that ship type in general (such as Interceptors). These general articles are members of Category:Ships, and should be the only articles not in Category:Ship Database contained in its subcategories.

For ease of reference, all articles in this category should be placed both in the main category as well as the appropriate subcategory.


Category:Assault Frigates
Category:Black Ops
Category:Capital Industrial Ships
Category:Command Destroyers
Category:Command Ships
Category:Covert Ops
Category:Electronic Attack Frigates
Category:Expedition Frigates
Category:Faction Battlecruisers
Category:Faction Battleships
Category:Faction Cruisers
Category:Faction Frigates
Category:Force Auxiliaries
Category:Heavy Assault Cruisers
Category:Heavy Interdiction Cruisers
Category:Industrial Command Ships
Category:Jump Freighters
Category:Logistics Cruisers
Category:Logistics Frigates
Category:Mining Barges
Category:Mining Frigates
Category:ORE Industrials
Category:Pirate Faction Ships
Category:Recon Ships
Category:Special Edition Assault Frigates
Category:Special Edition Battlecruisers
Category:Special Edition Battleships
Category:Special Edition Covert Ops
Category:Special Edition Cruisers
Category:Special Edition Destroyers
Category:Special Edition Frigates
Category:Special Edition Heavy Assault Cruisers
Category:Special Edition Heavy Interdiction Cruisers
Category:Special Edition Industrial Ships
Category:Special Edition Interceptors
Category:Special Edition Logistics Cruisers
Category:Special Edition Recon Ships
Category:Special Edition Ships
Category:Special Edition Shuttles
Category:Standard Battlecruisers
Category:Standard Battleships
Category:Standard Cruisers
Category:Standard Destroyers
Category:Standard Frigates
Category:Standard Industrial Ships
Category:Strategic Cruisers
Category:Tactical Destroyers
Category:Transport Ships


Articles and media relating to all ships, both player- and NPC-controlled. This category specifically does not include the actual ship articles (essentially any article that uses Template:ShipArticle).

Articles detailing ship types (e.g. Interceptors) are included in this category. These articles are also grouped with ship-specific articles in the various subcategories of Category:Ship Database, and should be the only non-ship-specific articles categorized in this way.

All images of ships should be placed in this category.

Template: {{Skills Links}}

Articles related to attributes, pilot learning, and skills.

Template: {{Sovereigntynavbar}}

Articles related to claiming and maintaining sovereignty in claimable nullsec systems.


Articles and media related to objects in space, whether they are player-deployable or set pieces.

Template: {{stub}}

This category contains all stub articles. Stubs are short articles that should be expanded upon if possible.

Template: {{Syllabus}}

Articles structured as syllabi for classes offered by EVE University. These articles often also belong to Category:Classes. Some classes (but not all) belong to one of several subcategories that rate a class based on the difficulty of its subject matter. This category is automatically assigned by the {{url=https://wiki.eveuniversity.org/Template:Syllabus]Syllabus[/url]}} template.

Syllabus Reviewed
Template: {{SyllabusReviewed}}

This subcategory of Category:Syllabi contains all syllabi that have been reviewed by Teaching Department staff.

Teaching Resources

Articles written for teachers and other players who are interested in teaching a class at EVE University.




This category contains all templates used on the UniWiki. This category should be transcluded through use of the {{documentation}} template, and should not be placed on the main template page itself.

For general information about templates on the UniWiki, see UniWiki:Templates.

Template documentation
Template: {{documentation}}

This category contains all documentation pages for templates used on the UniWiki. These pages are named <template>/doc, and can be transcluded onto the main template page by using {{documentation}}.

For more information about writing template documentation, see UniWiki:Templates.

Templates copied from Wikia Templates

Templates in this category were copied from Wikia Templates (as the category named suggests). Template creators are by no means required to state the origin of any templates they may copy from other MediaWiki sites - this category is kept simply for historical reference.


Articles related to the buying and selling of items, regardless of their use.

Articles related to the manufacture and production of ships and other items should be placed in Category:Industry, while articles related to moving cargo from place to place should be placed in Category:Hauling.

UniWiki Manual of Style
Template: {{UMoS guideline}}

Articles that are part of the UniWiki Manual of Style.

User Interface

Most articles in Category:User Interface will not be assigned to additional categories; most elements of the user interface are universal, and have applications in a variety of areas. Articles detailing the user interface should only be assigned to additional categories if their function is exclusive to a specific aspect of gameplay - for example, an article about the Fleet interface would also be assigned to Category:Fleets.

This category should contain all images of windows or menus that are native to the EVE client, regardless of subject matter. This does not necessarily include images of objects or icons in space; these will often be better suited to Category:Structures or Category:Game mechanics.

See above for possible category conflicts.

Template: {{Weapon Systems Links}}

Articles related to weapon systems.

Wiki Images

An image category used for images that do not fit in other image categories. This category is deprecated, and will eventually be eliminated.

Wiki Information

This is a supercategory for maintenance categories, as well as meta articles regarding the administration and maintenance of the UniWiki itself.


Category:Candidates for Cleanup
Category:Candidates for Deletion
Category:Candidates for Merging
Category:Candidates for Moving
Category:Deprecated pages
Category:Needing Updates
Category:Pages with broken file links
Category:Template documentation
Category:UniWiki Manual of Style
Category:Wiki Images
Category:Work in progress

Template: {{Wormhole Links}}

Articles related to wormholes and wormhole systems.


Category:Wormhole sites
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Atum Petros



Post 2017.05.06 18:34

Re: [Sticky] UniWiki Categorization Guide

Anyone worth their NaCl can tell that you've put time into this. Thank you. Do you have a crew editing the content for structure and grammar?

Djavin Novienta



Post 2017.05.06 18:40

Re: [Sticky] UniWiki Categorization Guide

Atum Petros wrote:Do you have a crew editing the content for structure and grammar?

We don't have anyone specifically assigned to that duty (or to any given task, really). When new articles are written (which is relatively infrequent), the originator will usually briefly announce it via the #uniwiki channel on Staff Slack, and any other editors who are interested can then lend a hand if they so choose. You can also find new articles by looking at "Recent Changes" and finding the entries with a capital "N" to the left of their name.

There are, of course, tons of older articles that could use some basic copyediting as well. If you're interested, you're welcome to help out as much or as little as you like.
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Atum Petros



Post 2017.05.06 18:45

Re: [Sticky] UniWiki Categorization Guide

Roger that. Thank you!

Djavin Novienta



Post 2017.05.06 23:12

Re: [Sticky] UniWiki Categorization Guide

Maintenance Categories:

Maintenance categories are used to quickly and automatically organize articles in need of focused editor attention.

Membership in maintenance categories is the result of the use of various maintenance templates. These templates create a boilerplate notification at the top of the article in question that serves to alert both readers and editors as to the maintenance status of that article. Maintenance categories should not be applied manually via normal wiki markup; they should always be applied using maintenance templates.

Maintenance templates should not be used in sandboxes or in the User namespace.

Candidates for cleanup
Template: {{cleanup}}

Articles in need of copyediting or restructuring, or are otherwise in need of polishing. This category does not include articles with inaccurate information; for articles that must be edited for content, see Category:Needing updates.

Candidates for deletion
Template: {{deletion}}

Articles and media that are unnecessary, unused, or deprecated and not worth keeping. Only editors in the administrator usergroup are able to delete articles and media.

Candidates for merging
Template: {{merge}}

Articles that are very similar in subject matter or content that may need to be combined. When merging articles, the more complete article should be the base for the merged article, and once merged, any component articles should be converted to redirects.

Candidates for moving
Template: {{move}}

Articles that should be moved (renamed). Articles may need to be moved due to misspelled, verbose, or inappropriate titles. All editors are able to move articles. When moving articles, be sure to check Special:Double redirects to fix any double redirects that may have resulted from moving the article in question.

Deprecated pages
Template: {{deprecated}}

Articles that are no longer in use, out-of-date, or no longer maintained, but have been kept due to their value either as a historical record or because they relate to subjects that were once important components of gameplay. Deprecated pages should generally not be deleted, but editors who feel that a deprecated page no longer has any relevance may use {{deletion}} to suggest that it be removed.


Category:DUST University
Category:EVE University History

EVE University History
Template: {{historical}}

Though not technically a maintenance category, articles in this category should be considered deprecated and are no longer maintained. They are kept for their historical relevance to EVE University, and should not be deleted.

Needing updates
Template: {{update}}

Articles with inaccurate or out-of-date information. Due to the often widespread nature of game changes, this maintenance category can often grow or shrink quickly over relatively short spans of time. Articles belonging to this category may need to be completely rewritten, or may even need to be deprecated if a change is particularly extreme. This category does not include articles in need of copyediting; for articles in need of cleanup, see Category:Candidates for cleanup.

Obsolete Skills
Templates: {{GetSkillLink}}, {{GetSkillPrice}}, {{GetSkillMult}}

Articles containing references to skills that no longer exist in the game. This category does not have boilerplate message or a specific template for marking such articles; instead, articles are automatically assigned to this category as a function of the three abovementioned templates (which are themselves a part of Template:Sk, a template used to link to skill descriptions).

The template and documentation pages for the three mentioned templates are members of this maintenance category due to the example template call used in their documentation.

Pages where template include size is exceeded
Templates: none

Articles that contain too many template calls, including templates within templates. This category is generated automatically by the MediaWiki software, and does not have a template associated with it. It is rarely used because the maximum template include size is far beyond that of most normal articles.

Pages with broken file links
Template: none

Articles that contain internal links to media files that no longer exist (have been deleted). This category is generated automatically by the MediaWiki software, and does not have a template associated with it.

Templates without documentation
Template: none

Templates that lack a documentation page. This category is generated automatically by the MediaWiki software, and does not have a template associated with it.

All templates should have at least minimal documentation stating their purpose and use. Template documentation should be written in its own article, named <template name>/doc. Once written, documentation can be transcluded onto the template's main page using Template:Documentation.

For more information about template documentation, see UniWiki:Templates.

Work in progress
Template: {{work in progress}}

Articles that are in active development by one or more editors. This template is often used to replace {{update}} once updates are actually underway. Use of this template should be temporary; it should be removed if found on an article that has not been updated within the past several weeks (and perhaps replaced again with {{update}}, if appropriate).

New, unfinished articles should be developed in a User sandbox, and thus should not require this template.
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