Difference between revisions of "Guild Wars Wiki:How to help"

From Guild Wars Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(Replaced content with 'help my bro')
(What can I do?)
(15 intermediate revisions by 13 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
help my bro
+
__NOTOC__
 +
{| style="width: 100%; border: 2px solid silver;" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"
 +
| style="background: #A1C2CF; border-bottom: 1px solid silver; padding: 2px; text-align: center;" |
 +
<h1 style="margin: 0.1em auto 1.5em auto; border: 0; font-weight: bold;">
 +
How to help
 +
</h1>
 +
<p>'''Welcome!''' Please help us document the world of Guild Wars!</p>
 +
|- style="background: #EFFBF5; vertical-align: top;"
 +
| style="padding: 8px 8px 0px 8px; width: 33%;" |
 +
== What is Guild Wars Wiki? ==
 +
Guild Wars Wiki is a website for Guild Wars collaboratively written by many of its fans. It is a special type of website, called a ''[[W:Wiki|wiki]]'', that makes collaboration easy. Many people are constantly improving its articles with changes, all of which are recorded on article histories and recent changes.
 +
 
 +
See the [[Guild Wars Wiki:About]] for more information on the history and vision of Guild Wars Wiki.
 +
 
 +
== What can I do? ==
 +
There are plenty of areas that are still in need of more information:
 +
 
 +
* If you were browsing around and saw that which you know is missing, you are very welcome to add it in.
 +
* Help [[:Category:Cleanup|conform articles]] to its relevant [[Guild Wars Wiki:Formatting|formatting guide]].
 +
* Fill out [[:Category:Stubs|incomplete articles]] or [[:Category:Articles with stub sections|missing sections]].
 +
* Start [[Special:Wantedpages|missing articles]].
 +
* Join or contribute to any of our [[Guild Wars Wiki:Projects|improvement projects]].
 +
* You can [[Special:Random|randomly]] look for a page to edit or look at what other users have [[Special:Recentchanges|recently edited]].
 +
* Participate in the [[Guild Wars Wiki:Requests for comment|requests for comment]].
 +
 
 +
== How do I edit? ==
 +
New users are encouraged to [http://wiki.guildwars.com/index.php?title=Special:Userlogin&type=signup&returnto=Main_Page create an account] so that contributions are properly attributed to them. It also makes it easier for other users to contact them.
 +
 
 +
The content on this site can be edited through any internet browser, with no additional software. For technical help on how to edit, consult any of these links:
 +
 
 +
* [[Help:Editing]]
 +
* [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Editing MediaWiki Handbook, on editing]
 +
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Cheatsheet Wikipedia's editing cheatsheet]
 +
* More topics at [[Help:Contents]].
 +
 
 +
We have a [[Guild Wars Wiki:Sandbox|sandbox]] that users can use for experimental edits.
 +
 
 +
When editing an article, if your changes are only limited to a small section, it is a best practice to use the edit link of the enclosing section. If your changes involve several different sections, consider using the edit link at the top of the page instead of editing one section at a time.
 +
 
 +
Try to use [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Preview "Show Preview"] to check or verify your changes before saving. There's also an option for saving as a [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Minor_edit minor edit] for small or trivial changes.
 +
 
 +
== What can I edit? ==
 +
Don't be afraid to make an edit. Any user can edit almost any article and we encourage you to be bold! If you see content, grammar, or even just formatting that you think can be improved, go ahead and make it better.
 +
 
 +
Most of our articles follow a specific set of [[Guild Wars Wiki:Formatting|formatting guidelines]] to give similar articles some consistency. We encourage users to browse the guidelines or glance through similar articles. Of course, please do not let this deter you from adding useful information - someone else will take care of the formatting.
 +
 
 +
Remember, you can't break Guild Wars Wiki (but please, don't try to). Anything can be fixed or improved later. So go ahead, edit an article and help make this the best source of information on Guild Wars!
 +
 
 +
== Common mistakes ==
 +
# ''Copying content directly from other wikis''
 +
#: Other wikis for Guild Wars may use incompatible licenses that makes it illegal for their content to be directly replicated here. See [[Guild Wars Wiki:Copyrighted content]] for details.
 +
# ''Assuming that this wiki is all-inclusive of any Guild Wars info, or that it follows the conventions of other wikis''
 +
#: This wiki has its own [[Guild Wars Wiki:Policy|policies]] and [[Guild Wars Wiki:Formatting|formatting guidelines]]. Also see [[Guild Wars Wiki:Article retention]] for more about what kind of information is retained here.
 +
# ''Believing that this site directly represents ArenaNet''
 +
#: At most levels, this is a site run by a community of Guild Wars fans. For game support issues, refer to the [http://www.plaync.com/us/support/prod_48.html PlayNC.com Support Center].
 +
# ''Assuming control of submitted content, or creating personal pages in the wrong place''
 +
#: Any submitted content generally becomes open for others to edit (through GFDL or ArenaNet/NCsoft copyright). Articles can be mercilessly edited by anyone as long as site policies and guidelines are followed. See [[Guild Wars Wiki:User page]] for details on a place for more personalized pages.
 +
 
 +
== See also ==
 +
* [[Guild Wars Wiki:Policy|Wiki policies]]
 +
* [[Guild Wars Wiki:Formatting|Formatting guidelines]]
 +
* [[Guild Wars Wiki:Community Portal|Community news and announcements]]
 +
|}

Revision as of 17:56, 13 August 2011

How to help

Welcome! Please help us document the world of Guild Wars!

What is Guild Wars Wiki?

Guild Wars Wiki is a website for Guild Wars collaboratively written by many of its fans. It is a special type of website, called a wiki, that makes collaboration easy. Many people are constantly improving its articles with changes, all of which are recorded on article histories and recent changes.

See the Guild Wars Wiki:About for more information on the history and vision of Guild Wars Wiki.

What can I do?

There are plenty of areas that are still in need of more information:

How do I edit?

New users are encouraged to create an account so that contributions are properly attributed to them. It also makes it easier for other users to contact them.

The content on this site can be edited through any internet browser, with no additional software. For technical help on how to edit, consult any of these links:

We have a sandbox that users can use for experimental edits.

When editing an article, if your changes are only limited to a small section, it is a best practice to use the edit link of the enclosing section. If your changes involve several different sections, consider using the edit link at the top of the page instead of editing one section at a time.

Try to use "Show Preview" to check or verify your changes before saving. There's also an option for saving as a minor edit for small or trivial changes.

What can I edit?

Don't be afraid to make an edit. Any user can edit almost any article and we encourage you to be bold! If you see content, grammar, or even just formatting that you think can be improved, go ahead and make it better.

Most of our articles follow a specific set of formatting guidelines to give similar articles some consistency. We encourage users to browse the guidelines or glance through similar articles. Of course, please do not let this deter you from adding useful information - someone else will take care of the formatting.

Remember, you can't break Guild Wars Wiki (but please, don't try to). Anything can be fixed or improved later. So go ahead, edit an article and help make this the best source of information on Guild Wars!

Common mistakes

  1. Copying content directly from other wikis
    Other wikis for Guild Wars may use incompatible licenses that makes it illegal for their content to be directly replicated here. See Guild Wars Wiki:Copyrighted content for details.
  2. Assuming that this wiki is all-inclusive of any Guild Wars info, or that it follows the conventions of other wikis
    This wiki has its own policies and formatting guidelines. Also see Guild Wars Wiki:Article retention for more about what kind of information is retained here.
  3. Believing that this site directly represents ArenaNet
    At most levels, this is a site run by a community of Guild Wars fans. For game support issues, refer to the PlayNC.com Support Center.
  4. Assuming control of submitted content, or creating personal pages in the wrong place
    Any submitted content generally becomes open for others to edit (through GFDL or ArenaNet/NCsoft copyright). Articles can be mercilessly edited by anyone as long as site policies and guidelines are followed. See Guild Wars Wiki:User page for details on a place for more personalized pages.

See also