This FAQ was the old version.
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" Didn't Ultima write this? "Ultima wrote a lot of it, yes. But quite a bit of it is from the old wiki FAQ (which a lot of the old moderators contributed to) and various things have been edited & improved on by several of the other mods. Ultima took the lead on it though, and put a tonne of effort into it, so kudos to him for being awesome.
Can I request a new Platform to add?
Basically considered as the "Super Spectrum", I used to own and produce pixel art on this and in its short life, some rare games emerged. It'll be sweet if this made it on to the Bomb!
This is something I've been curious about for a long time, guess I'll ask here. How does the system determine how many points you get for a submission? I know images and associations etc. always have a fixed value, but for text submissions, is it a flat number for how many characters you submit, or scaled vs. the total amount of text the page already has?
Yeah, point attribution can be a bit odd. Hella points for adding a ton of shit, but rewriting large portions of a wiki doesn't seem to get you much. Although I guess that prevents people from deleting old stuff, putting up basically the same shit and getting a buttload of points. Oh well. I demand recognition for fancifying pages!
Some things that may be helpful to add to this FAQ:
"Some things that may be helpful to add to this FAQ:
- Avoid second person
- Xbox, not XBox, PlayStation, not Playstation, Game Boy, not Gameboy
- Avoid subjectivity (e.g. this game has beautiful environments). Rather, you could mention that this game was "praised for its environments," if that indeed is the case.
- Difference between they're, their, there, and your/you're... see this far too often than I should.
- Never italicize, underline, or bold game titles!
" @gbrading: According to Jeff it doesn't. He only mentions italics, however. "He doesn't say whether it makes things easier or harder to read, he just says not to do it.
" @gbrading: Are you kidding me? It's the most correct, clearly. You don't say "col-oor," phonetically you say "color." :P "I am so going to kill you. XD
I have over 1000 wiki points on several other whiskey media sites so why do my submissions have to go through Moderation here on Giant Bomb? Not sure if this the correct thread for this because I don't believe we have this thread on comicvine or Screened so I'm not sure.
I've been doing some Wiki updates over the last few weeks, trying to get more comfortable with it, but I'm not understanding Image Submissions. I add an image but it doesn't show up in my queue or on the page ever, for example, I added an image for Adam Fenix from Gears of War but it doesn't appear. Am I doing something wrong or skipping a step?
I will add to this for new wiki editors because I made a mistake in adding player advice. I learned that these things are subjective from three helpful individuals these last 3 weeks or more.
Opinionated text or sounds like an advert for the game: While everyone is free to have his or her own view on a subject, we like to keep things objective.
Player Advice or things that sound like a FAQ is opinionated.
*If you are unsure, just ask a veteran wiki editor native to this site or a mod to check your wiki page. (especially for those who came from other whiskey media sites that bypass the moderation like me)
Question! Is there are way how spoilers are handled? Sure, if you write a plot summary of a game, those are potential spoilers in general. But some info, especially on a character, is a twist or otherwise supposed to surprise a player at some point in the game, but still belongs onto a characters page (i think).
For example, in my entries for Joshua Graham and Adam Jensen, I mostly wrote about their background, which illustrates their personality, but doesn't give away any crucial plot-related info (those are on the game page). But I felt like Gabriel Belmonts page needed more info, so I added his progress and change during the events of Lords of Shadow. I think it's important info about the character and belongs to his page. But I'm also concerned it might spoil someones game experience who just wanted to look up the character for extra info. Adding the option of inserting a spoiler box like in the forums would be great.
@Morrow: Game pages should include the same spoiler material as Character pages would. There's no harm in putting a "Spoiler's ahead if you continue reading..." comment on a game page especially if it's a fairly new game release. But actually blocking out or purposefully hiding spoiler-ish material from pages should never be done. If you visit a page then do so at the risk of spoiler's being included.
Feel free to carry on editing and making sure pages contain all relevant and factual information!
@Morrow: I'm of the opinion that if you have a section on the wiki labeled as Story, anyone reading it should know there are spoilers in it. If you're so worried about spoilers, you shouldn't be reading story info anyway. Putting spoiler warnings of any kind tend to look tacky.
@Marino: Oh, I'm not concerned about spoilers. I like them :D But other people might not and I was just concerned to upset someone by giving away too much in my articles. But as Hamz already said, everyone reading the articles should expect spoilers, I guess. I still put a little warning before the crucial stuff in my Gabriel Belmont entry.
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