Contribution Guide

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We want to standardize all contributions to keep things as organized and intuitive as possible. If you have ideas to change this guide, you're free to reach out. This article will introduce the various formalities that we wish to abide by.


  • English is the site's main language. Translated articles are allowed, but we want to standardize the database around the English language. This means wherever possible, articles should be first made in English, and translated from English to other languages.
  • All articles must be unbiased and factual. Please do your best to cite public sources for your information and do not attempt to slant your articles to portray certain people or places as particularly favorable or unfavorable.
  • We have a template article that contains all the required structure and content required for new submissions.
  • Editing on mobile: Savez is mainly designed to be viewed on computers and not mobile devices. While we have taken measures to ensure pages work well on mobile, you should avoid making major structural changes to articles while on mobile, because it could really mess up the way it looks on desktop. If you're editing on mobile, we suggest only editing text content unless you really know what you're doing.
  • We're a war site, but we do welcome non-war submissions, particularly pre-war albums from wartime artists. Just keep it relevant in some way
  • If articles have the same name, you must distinguish them in some way. Generally, we want albums to have clean names with no parenthesis included. This means you don't need to include the text (Album) in the title when making an album page. If you have a song with the same name as the album, write (Song) at the end of your article title. Lastly, if there are several instances of the same title on different works, you can differentiate them with the artist's name, or by a number (but only if the work is by the same person)
  • Please write your page titles in the Latin alphabet and not Cyrillic. if we randomly use both, it makes organizing things extremely messy, and users basically need to search for it twice. Be sure to use proper special characters for article names (Example: Make sure "Živeće" in isn't spelled "Zivece" in "Živeće ovaj narod") or else you get a similar issue.
  • Outline the title of the subject in bold when starting an article. Album titles must be in italics (i.e. Živeće ovaj narod) and song titles must be in quotations (i.e."Živeće ovaj narod"). With song titles, only bold the song title itself, not the quotations.
  • Cassette variants are tapes with different tape shells, different j-cards, and/or different markings. If you have a variant of any tape, feel free to add it in the "variants" section. Try to make your submission consistent with other examples from other articles. You're allowed to post bootleg tapes, just don't spam them, and certainly don't post ones you make yourself.
  • When adding variants order your images as follows: J-card Front, J-card Back, Cassette Side A, Cassette Side B. You're also allowed to attribute yourself as a source when adding variants.


  • Do not upload copyrighted audio to Storing audio publicly on Savez opens the wiki up to legal trouble and takedown requests from rights holders. Some record labels are particularly aggressive when it comes to takedowns.
  • If you would like to include audio in your article, you can link to YouTube videos, Spotify, or even if the file is already up there.
  • We do not encourage public distribution of copyrighted music, and you are responsible for all content you upload.
  • However, you can upload small clips of audio to demonstrate flaws or anomalies in the media, so long as the clips don't serve as a market replacement for the original work. For example, if a piece of media has a particular issue visible across all tapes, you are free to upload a clipped segment of the glitch occurring. This would constitute fair use, since the segment is short, only shows an issue, is used for educational purposes, and the context provided by the article is transformative.
  • If there's a song that truly nobody knows anything about, you can upload the audio to the Lost Media page until more information is gathered. Do your best to ensure the media is truly unknown before submitting it to avoid a potential copyright issues. If you've made an error and it turns out the song is known, we will remove it from the page and we will not punish your account.
  • Audio restorations/improvements are not transformative and do not count as fair use. They do not magically transfer all song rights to you.


  • All categories should be pluralized. If you want to categorize an article you need to add [[Category:Artists]] to your article in the source editor. If you create a new category (though this should only be done by admins) Make everything plural. Change "Artist" to "Artists" for example. If you fail to do this, it will create an entirely new category for "Artist" (as an example) and people will have a hard time finding your articles in that category.
  • Categories can also be used as a sort of tag system for articles. For example, you should put album articles in the category of "Albums", along with its label (Like SuperTon) and other categories, like genre. This helps make articles easier to discover.


  • Formatting translations of albums is as follows: Album (Serbian Cyrillic: Албум, lit. "Album") where lit. is short for "literal [English] translation". If you don't know what the translation of the album is, you don't have to include this. You can also omit the Cyrillic if your album doesn't have it, like in the case of Bosnian albums.
  • For Westerners/Serbian language learners: this is not Discogs; you do not need to Capitalize Every Single Word in a song and/or album title. With special exceptions, you only need to capitalize names of people and places. If you don't know which words should be capitalized, check if your j-card has the correct spelling or (if possible) consult YouTube and Spotify releases to see how it's spelled there. If you make a mistake while publishing a page regarding an album, you will have to move the page and contact an admin to delete the redirected page. AVOID USING ALL CAPITAL LETTERS, especially in titles, unless it's an abbreviation.


  • Do not add hypothetical scans or images without disclosure. That means don't post recreated j-cards or photoshopped album covers, unless you disclose that it's been altered. We also wish that you try to use the original images as the centerpiece of articles, even if they're horribly low resolution. However, we will accept images that have been photoshopped to remove logos that attempt to claim "copyright" on their scans. We ask that you keep the original on hand, and upload it along with your altered image for reference.
  • In addition to hypothetical scans, do not upload AI restorations, super resolutions or enhanced images without labeling them. You must also upload the original image along with the upscaled copy.
  • We actually want people to sign or differentiate their file uploads from others, by modifying the file name. We don't have an official template for this, but an acceptable example would be something similar to "Pravoslavci-jcard-Front-Generacide.png", for the album Pravoslavci. Make sure the album name comes first, followed by what it is (j-card or tape, front or back), and lastly your signature or initials. This helps us find the images easily, and give them unique names so they don't conflict with each other.
  • Don't upload people's scans or tape pictures when they didn't intend to publish them. We've seen j-card scans get leaked from private chats, just because some loser wanted to be the guy to upload it to Discogs. Similar behavior will get you banned from If you're uploading images on behalf of someone else, make sure you have their express permission to do so, and credit them if they wish, using the upload description.
  • If you're uploading very large scans, we'd appreciate if you converted them to JPEG (or JPG) format. J-card and tape scans can get up to 100mb as PNG files, and that takes a lot of bandwidth if someone wants to see the full size image. High quality JPEG (around 90% compression or more) will drastically reduce image size with very little quality loss, especially on large scans.