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1,000 point temptation

This Wiki editing is truly addicting. I didn’t realize that filling in a database could be so intriguing. There is a real sense of ownership that this site can provide its users. For instance, Brother Captain Gabriel Angelos is on this site because of me. I added him. Roughly 15,000 users can read information, add information, and include him in a list. That’s kind of an exhilarating feeling. I can only imagine that filling in an entire main article that’s properly formatted and includes even the most miniscule detail must feel exponentially better.

I’m kind of tempted to blast up screenshots until I reach 1,000 points.

Let me backup.

When the 1,000 point live edit was first announced, it didn’t really appeal to me. I kind of wanted my additions to the site to go through some kind of filter. So I happily picked a few games that I wanted to fill out details for. I went to Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War and noticed that there was a lot of missing elements. There were no characters, locations, or objects. So I submitted Gabriel Angelos for approval.  A few days later, when he was approved, I thought – cool. I decided to add more characters. The problem is, as I got more excited about adding new information, my patience started to dissapear.

So now I’m at a whopping 63 points, and I’m dying to make live edits. I’ve noticed that some of the games that I submitted articles for now have articles that weren't written by me populating the page. It’s frustrating to get beat to the punch. I have a bad feeling that getting points are going to become more and more difficult as time goes on. As more 1,000 live edit, and 5,000 point page addition, permissions are given, the amount of information on the site will grow ever faster. Soon it will become a mad dash to find obscure games to write about. I want to be a part of that mad dash.

The thing is I’m not looking for the easy route to 1,000. I want to add content that I’m interested in. More importantly, I want to add content that I already know about. I don’t want to re-word a game review on Gamespot for a game I’ve never played just to get points. I don’t want to add 500 sceenshots to two galleries each, so that I can get live edit credentials…but I’m so tempted.