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#1 Posted by Zuurix (3 posts) -

'Ello all!

I am an indie game developer and I need someone to fill my game's wiki with content - not too much, just minimum, so it would stop looking like a barren wasteland. I tried doing it myself but ended up with 2 warnings, so I am not going try again. It's not like I'm perfect at describing games/writing/English either =P

And it's pretty difficult to edit with every move sent for 2 days of moderation.

So, how about I provide a free copy to play a game for 1-2 hours to get what the game is about and in return I get a short - BUT decent - game description/overview, few screenshots and maybe a few concepts in my game's wiki page? I will assist in any way I can.

Do not worry, the game is not some terrible garbage, it's just unpopular! I would post a link to the game, but I'd get banned or something, so just PM me if interested.

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#2 Posted by Zevvion (5965 posts) -

Eh, I'm not a rules-wizard, but I'm pretty sure you shouldn't be asking this either. The problem is, you are essentially trying to bribe people to write positively and/or promote your game for you. The purpose of the wiki is to provide information, not advertisement or an opinion. I doubt you would've been moderated for adding information to the wiki-page of your game. I'm making an assumption here, but the stuff you wrote is probably not koosjer.

What was the reason for your moderation?

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#3 Posted by SnowyPliskin (184 posts) -

It doesent sound like Zuurix is asking for anyone to talk about the game favourably, just describe it accurately.

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#4 Posted by Zevvion (5965 posts) -

@snowypliskin: I guess so. I'll completely admit I'm just making assumptions. Because why would he have been moderated twice from editing the wiki himself if it wasn't shady? I'm probably reaching though.

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#5 Posted by Hunkulese (4225 posts) -

They really won't let you edit the wiki for your own game?

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#6 Posted by Lego_My_Eggo (1286 posts) -

@hunkulese: The game is in his wiki history. And im not sure if the site is broken or not, but you can also see the moderator comment on why it was denied. Looks like he just needs to follow the wiki rules a little more and he should be fine.

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#7 Edited by Kidavenger (4377 posts) -

http://www.giantbomb.com/sector-six/3030-58666/

I added some facts and screenshots of the game to the wiki; but without playing it, I can't really write anything in the body of the page; and honestly I don't have time to play it but the game does look interesting.

Good luck developer man.

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#8 Posted by Onemanarmyy (3507 posts) -

I read through the wiki FAQ and didn't see anything that would prevent a dev from adding his own game to the wiki.

Biggest pitfall for a dev seems to be putting marketing material on the wikipage or being opinionated about the game instead of listing the raw facts of the game.

As long as it's uniquely written content that straight up states what genre it is, what the story / gameplay is like, and which features the game possesses, i don't see a reason why it should get denied.

Just try to avoid claims like 'highly innovative cover mechanics' ' best in class shooter' and other kinds of subjective value statements and it should get accepted.

I would expect that the denied entries would include a comment from the mods about the reason for the deny though.

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#9 Posted by Zevvion (5965 posts) -

@onemanarmyy: I see two out of three of his edits are approved, the denied one has no comment that I can see.

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#10 Posted by Onemanarmyy (3507 posts) -

@zevvion: Avoid using the second-person perspective on the wiki. - Zombiepie

So i guess everything's clear now.

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#11 Posted by Lego_My_Eggo (1286 posts) -
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#12 Posted by Zuurix (3 posts) -

Ah, I didn't know there was a moderator's comment - see, I'm a total noob. And no, I'm not asking for a promotion.

@Kidavenger: Thanks a lot!

My offer still stands.

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#13 Posted by michaeleconomy (13 posts) -

Hi, I can't create new topics so sorry i'm rebooting this old discussion. (I get an error - must comment on three other topics first, so here goes).

I added another platform to the latest "Master of orion" game. (That game is playable on both mac and pc according to the steam page) and my edit hasn't been accepted yet. What's the deal here? do i have to post to the forum everytime i make an edit?

While I'm at it, I've got a bug to report. Browsing giant bomb on safari latest version only shows me the mobile version of the site. Where is the correct place to report this?

Best,

-Michael

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#14 Posted by michaeleconomy (13 posts) -

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#15 Posted by michaeleconomy (13 posts) -

Looks like it's fixed. THanks!