Hi and Welcome to the Cyberpunk Wiki, this here is the Policy page, which should give you an idea of the expectations of editing this wiki. The following are some guidelines that the Cyberpunk Wiki follows. If you read nothing else here keep in mind these three key tenets of editing.
- BE BOLD! in updating pages. Go ahead, it's a wiki! Encourage others, including those who disagree with you, likewise to BE BOLD!
- Be civil to other users at all times.
- Speak up. If the rules discourage you from improving or maintaining the wiki's quality, ask about them. We might agree and change them to fit better!
If you need any additional clarification, please contact one of the wiki's admins.
- 1 Permissions
- 2 Scope
- 3 General Policies
- 4 Grammar
- 5 Tense
- 6 Formatting
- 7 Minimum standard for pages
- 8 What pages should not include
- 9 Banning
This wiki has been given permission to use any materials from the R. Talsorian Games Library, on the condition that information is not directly taken word for word, and any and all materials are clearly referenced (see references section of this page) and copyright notified using this example standard Solo of Fortune II, copyright 19XX R.Talsorian Games, Inc.
The wiki encourages editors to make an edit whenever they see an article that needs improving. Whether it be something as minor as a spelling mistake, or something larger like gaps in the facts provided, don't be afraid to jump in and improve the site. However, the wiki expects editors to be more circumspect when it comes to editing templates. The design and layout of the wiki's templates have been carefully considered; as such please consult an admin if you wish to propose a major change.
The wiki team and R. Talsorian discourage quoting the text directly from the material licensed by R. Talsorian in articles. Quoting is only acceptable in the (Block Quote) template and only one to two sentences are allowed.
The Cyberpunk Wiki aims to be the most complete database, online or otherwise, in regards to the work of Mike Pondsmith, R. Talsorian Games and CDProjekt Red in relation to the Cyberpunk; and by conjunction, their fictitious envision of dysopian Night City. As editors of the Cyberpunk Wiki, we are devoted to the accurate representation and description of the peoples, places, and things, depicted within the Corebooks, Sourcebooks and video games of the Cyberpunk Series, with as little in the way of preferential treatment of the works as we can. We are here to educate, transcribe, and describe, the aspects and experiences of this series, to which we have all derived enjoyment from. This is who we are, this is what we achieve.
It would be best to view these first, in fact, if you were to read anything it would be best to look at these. There are very few policies which apply across all Fandom. These can be found on the Central Fandom at Category:Policy.
This is the English Cyberpunk Wiki, any form of American or British spelling and grammar styles are both accepted. However other languages such as: Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, or Russian, can be used for names or streetslang if articles call for it to be used. However, users are expected to follow the spelling used in-game.
A first person statement is a comment or question posed in the form of the first person, the narrator or voice speaking from personal accounts. First person is identified by always including the use of "I" in sentences. First person is unprofessional, as it sounds like a blog instead of an article, and does not leave any room for the reader to form an opinion for themselves or draw on their own experiences. These should be liberally corrected on sight in articles - but are perfectly acceptable, and are even the norm, on profile pages and in talk pages, forums, and blogs.
A second person statement is based on the narrator or voice speaking to the reader or audience, characterized with "you" statements and questions. "You" statements are acceptable, but are not encouraged, as they also leave an informal perspective on an article.
- Second person statements like "you" and "the player" are acceptable in Walkthroughs and Trivia as they are traditionally not in a formal voice, anywhere else should be edited to third person
For lore sections, articles should be written in third person. Third person, like this article, addresses the whole audience, regardless of who they are (gender included) by avoiding specific words such as "I", "you", and "he" (if referring to the player). It uses words that can be understood in a universal perspective. Third person articles identify who they are talking about before using words such as he or she. Refer to the following sentences for an example of each perspective:
1st: I killed a boosterganger with my shotgun right before I fell off the AV. 2nd: You killed a boosterganger with your shotgun right before you fall out of an AV. 3rd: Bruce Skiv killed a boosterganger with his shotgun right before he fell off the AV.
The writing of '''article tense''', as in point of view in time an article should be written in, is past tense. However, '''present tense''' is used for wlakthrough sections of Quest articles, however when dealing with a character biography, event, or item as up to the end of the most current and well-known canon, '''past tense '''is commonly used.
Spaces or enters should be used to separate information such as in this article, but the article should overall remain compact so this should be used sparingly.
Use of Emphasis
Using bold or italics is a common practice to emphasize information. Use it freely but keep it in moderation. The name of the article if mentioned at the beginning (as it should typically be) should be bolded. Italics should typically be used when quoting or using names.
Images are very important when making or editing an article. If possible put the best quality official image on the page. In the case of a character page, a character image should be posted in the character infobox, if there are not any images, one of the placeholder images shall do.
Images should be named according
for example, a character image of Bruce Skiv would be
Please conform to this naming standard when uploading images.
Images should only go within the Image Gallery heading at the bottom of the page. Please do not put images throughout articles. Most pages will have a gallery as one of the sections, this is where images can be added.
For character images, in-game and Sourcebook illustrations take precedence over concept art, pre-release material, etc.. Screenshots must be high quality, with 4K resolution images being preferred but not required. Trailer images are only acceptable in the black bars are not in place or the image is of something significant. For the Pen n Paper Sourcebook scans must be high quality PDF scans rather than a scanned-in copy of the book. In regards to the 2077 Video Game, use an image that best reflects the character as they are represented in the game.
When adding images to the galleries, please make sure it is an official screenshot by CDPR, or if an official image isn't acquired a high quality screenshot of in game content is required.
- Avoid taking a picture with the user interface on, black bars, or subtitles, unless it is to prove a point.
- Please make sure that images have high resolution and reasonably illustrate the subject in question.
- If you find a page where there are more images than there is text, consider removing less informative pictures, or making a gallery. If you have the option, consider uploading your file in PNG format.
- Try to keep file sizes 1.5 MB or less, especially if it's a minor page. If needed, JPG format is fine in this situation.
- Do NOT upload images taken from other fan sites (even if you edit it, crop it, etc.)
- Article images violating any of these rules are subject for deletion.
Apart from images officially released by CD Projekt RED, the wiki does not use images of individual player characters. However, there are exceptions to when they can be featured, such as showing an armor or weapon. Pictures for all characters should be portrayed with their default presets if possible to avoid confusion and to keep it consistent.
Images which cannot be used elsewhere in the article can be featured in a "Gallery" section on the article. Generally an article should have no more than 12 images in its gallery for characters, items, or locations. Cities or Countries are the exception allowing up to 30 as the limit.
There should not be multiple images to prove the same point. For example, an article that displays several pictures of the character attacking enemies in a similar stance or multiple pictures of gang members sitting around. Even though some of these images were released by CD Projekt Red, it does not mean they should all be used on the wiki.
Concept art should generally be featured in the gallery near the bottom of the gallery.
Titles or articles should follow standard titling format. Main points / words / ideas capitalized, minor words like "of" and "the" shouldn't be. The first mention of the title in the article can either keep this titling sequence once or not at all, simply bolding is the norm however. Article titles in general are fully capitalized, however exceptions may exist.
However, if in-game the name is capitalized differently, such as they put a quest name like "Saving The Relic" then make sure to put it as that, even if "the" is typically not capitalized in that regard.
- Note this doesn't apply to category names
Sometimes a particular person, location, item, etc. may not have a clear name, or share the same name as another page that already exists. When this happens, try to do the following:
- If the character's Alias is the only name known to the audience write as is. However, if the characters real full names are available, please use the full name over their street alias.
- If no other page shares the name, you may name it simply by the name known.
- If it's a name shared among many other characters, try to add a descriptor to the title like "Michiko Arasaka (Kei's daughter)" or "Michiko Arasaka (Saburo's wife)".
- If it doesn't have an official name but is important enough to have a page, try to keep the name short and to the point like Jinguji Store.
Linking is strongly encouraged, especially to other pages in this wiki. If a page mentions a linkable subject more than once simply make the first mention of such have the link, not all the instances.
- Do not create links in the initial mention of the article name on its page. For instance, if the article name is "Nissan Metrocar", do not create a link(s) where it's first bolded in the article. You can create a link in the next mention though if the link isn't created in an earlier area of the article.
Or, over-capitalization of articles is a moderately large problem. Names of people and locations should be capitalized, often when a location starts with The, it is capitalized, however when using it in the middle of a sentence it can be ignored.
Both examples are Correct
The Deveron Showroom is a location in downtown Night City
Located in Night City, the Deveron Showroom is car dealership location.
Referencing is a must on this wiki. All pages need to be referenced at the very bottom of the page under the References heading. All references must be in this format.
SURNAME, FIRST INITIAL. Book Name. Edition. Location of Publication: Publisher, Year.
FISK, C. Night City Sourcebook. 1st ed. Berkeley CA: R.Talsorian Games, 1991
There is no need to reference the specific page or article, a generic book reference shall cover it all by citing the book itself (not pasting in sentences from the books). Make sure to add all books you are referencing in information comes from multiple sources. For the video game please use this reference.
Developer Year, Title, format, platform, Publisher, location.
CDProjekt Red 20XX, Cyberpunk 2077, Video Game, Multi-Platform, CDProjekt Red, Poland.
Important! Due to R. Talsorian Games' wishes, do NOT copy/paste sections of their books here.
Minimum standard for pages
All pages must have Gameicon|2013, 2020, V3.0, Red, 2077, Edge, or Comic to indicate which game or media article information can be found in. Infoboxes are strongly encouraged to be in all articles, except for few exceptions. Referencing sections must also be available to for users to view.
Characters sections generally include a; Biography, Journal Entry, Associated Quests, Gallery, References. With a character's Biography Depending on where the characters show up in history, always better to have sub-sections of the years indicated by games; 2020, 2045, or 2077. If character's biography is dependent on player choices, include information in sub-sections known as Dependent.
What pages should not include
Speculation should be avoided. If there is a strong reason to add something related to upcoming releases, or that is not made explicit in the canonical works it must be accompanied by a reliable source. This is to make it clear that you are not adding speculation.
If you have a question about a page, or comment about a particular edit, do not write it in the article. Instead use the forums, or the relevant talk page.
Linking to fan-created mods are not allowed on the wiki, as their inclusion depends on the editor and we're not able to verify it won't implode someone's computer. You are allowed to suggest sites, like for a player to check Nexus, but do not link out to them please. You can, however, list known steps if you know of any.
You can also visit the official forums for the game for any help on this as well.
This isn't the place to self-promote your Twitch account or YouTube channel. This wiki is meant to give concise, practical information on everything related to The Cyberpunk series and while submitted videos and images are nice, rarely do we need 10 images of a minor location or videos just showcasing a house. Your best chances of us keeping a video is if it's a walkthrough, high quality, and to the point (no running around doing other quests, looting every container imaginable, etc.). Bear in mind if we already have walkthrough videos for a quest we may delete any new ones unless they prove to be better.
Whether it is an online site or published source, do not directly copy another author's words. Instead, take any relevant information and properly paraphrase it to fit the tone of the wiki. Remember to reference any paraphrased information.
This wiki is primarily for the R.Talsorian and CDPR published series, as such any and all fan content is not relevant to this wiki. Content must come from one of the books any and all speculative information must be backed up with an official source.
Images must come directly from the published books or the CDPR game, any other images must be in direct reference to something. For example on the rifles features in Blackhands Street Weapons looks very much like an Enfield L85 Rifle. Having a real world reference is fine for images, however having a picture of the Pulse Rifle from aliens as a stand in for the actual weapon image is not acceptable and will be removed. Fan art is similarly not allowed. All images must first be screened for suitability before going on a page. Examples of this can be logos of corporations or gangs (but based on information given in the books), not the artists own rendition of a character or gang etc.
Fanwank and Trivia
If there's ever some wrong information to be put in an article, it's going to be found in Trivia, and probably by an anonymous user. Wikipedia's third definition of Fanwank is as follows:
Fanwank (verb and noun, with derived nouns fanwanker, fanwankery, and adjectives fanwanky, fanwankish), a portmanteau of "fandom" and "wank" (i.e. 'masturbate'), may refer to: * Excessive display of fandom, especially obsessing over fictional details in an out-of-universe context like a casual conversation.
Therefore, if two franchises happen to share a similar style, scope, environments, genres or gameplay, even though nothing else points to the fact that the two parties are remotely related repeatedly stating that they are the same is a good way to get yourself banned. For example, using information from similar properties such as Deus Ex or Bladerunner, when it does not relate to Cyberpunk.
If someone thinks a scene in the Cyberpunk series, and one in some other franchise, are similar - the evidence needed for a fan to post a correlation between two works and have it not be removed must be empirical and non-speculative. Essentially, proven and undeniable. If the edit doesn't provide fact (such as a casual mention from the developers from Twitter), the edit is considered invalid and cannot remain.
Here at the Cyberpunk Wiki, we have an important policy that restricts the publishing of leaked information about future games. Leaked information that is added to articles will be deleted and the user who added such information may face a ban from editing at the wiki. Leaked information includes unofficial announcements from websites stating either false or unconfirmed information about a game / book, leaked pictures that haven't been released from the developer team, and rumors.
Vandalism is not tolerated on this wiki. There will be no warnings, any vandals will be banned for a determined period of time.
It is almost non-existent that this Wiki bans for anything but vandalism. That said, this is currently a small wiki, with a small team of regulars, who have better things to do with our time than clean up swear words. Most offenses, especially from anons, will receive a ban of 1 year (or more, if we're in a bad mood), with greatly reduced chance of appeal and greater chance of full-ban, if the vandalism spans multiple pages.
Our admins are human, and are willing to hear any ban appeals from users or anons - should they feel the ban was unjustified. By simply accessing your personal message wall, and leaving a well-put message appealing a ban, is enough for us to start discussion. We will be fair and honest, just as we are now in that if you're going so far as to appeal, you probably didn't do much wrong in the first place and there's something to discuss. Exploiting this system, however, is enough to get yourself full-banned, for whatever ridiculous number of years we figure should be sufficient.