Guide to contributing to the wiki

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Welcome

We're happy you've shown interest in contributing to the wiki, we welcome all editors and assume good faith for all edits made, so there are very few protected pages. Don't be afraid to jump in and start correcting and adding to pages.

This is a quick guide to how you can help.

Wikicode

Wikicode is the strange syntax used by all wikipedias including this one. If you don't know it and are prepared to learn, read the Wikipedia page here. If you don't want to spend your life learning this markup, then fret not, you can still help.

What needs doing?

New pages

New content is constantly being added to SoH which needs tutorials and such. before you start to write a page, search for it and if you can't find it, start one yourself. If you wish to work on a page uninterrupted, make it in your personal sandbox area or anywhere in your own pages. If you don't know wikicode, you can create a unformatted page and ask someone else to format it for you.

Content revisions

A list of pages which need revisions can be found here

Updates are frequent and we need people to update the information on the wiki. To do this simply edit the page with new information. If you don't know wikicode you can write the new, updated content on the discussion page without formatting.

Images

If you have relevant images then upload them and add them to the page they're intended for. It is appreciated if the pictures of items you add have a blank background and are in the .gif or .png format. The easiest way to add images of items is to find the picture in the game manual or a character page.

Code:

[[File:imbox_notice.png]]

Result:

Imbox notice.png

When choosing a name for a new file, please try to see how similar images are named. For example all commodity icons are named C_<name>.png and all building icons are named B<name>.png.

For a mostly complete list of all images already on the wiki, see the Special:UncategorizedFiles page.

Marking for revision and deletion

If a page is out of date or doesn't have a reason for existing, add one of the following tags to the top of the page:

{{Revision}}
{{Revision|Information out of date.}}

or

{{Delete}}
{{Delete|No longer exists.}}

See the template pages for more information about how to use them.

Talk Pages

When writing on a user's or a page's talk page (for example Talk:Main_Page), there are a few things you need to know.

Signature

Always end of your message with your signature, so everyone knows who wrote what (without checking the edit history).
This can be done easily by using ~~~~ after your message. You can customize your signature on your user preferences page.

Code:

Look. ~~~~

Result:

Look. - Deantwo (talk) 10:35, 30 November 2013 (CET)

Indentation

When replying to another user's message, be sure to indent your message so it is visibly a reply to the above message.
This is done by simply adding : at the start of the line will cause this effect.

Code:

Look. - [[User:Deantwo|Deantwo]] ([[User_talk:Deantwo|talk]]) 10:35, 30 November 2013 (CET)
:At what? ~~~~

Result:

Look. - Deantwo (talk) 10:35, 30 November 2013 (CET)

At what? - Deantwo (talk) 10:40, 30 November 2013 (CET)

Headline

If you are starting a new topic, add a headline with the name of the topic. If a talk page is used a lot, it can become confusing if the topics aren't separated with headlines. It also allows for section editing, which makes editing long talk pages a lot easier.
This is one of the most basic things on a wiki, and are used by typing ==Topic== on the line above your message.

Code:

==Look at this tutorial==
Look. - [[User:Deantwo|Deantwo]] ([[User_talk:Deantwo|talk]]) 10:35, 30 November 2013 (CET)
:At what? - [[User:Deantwo|Deantwo]] ([[User_talk:Deantwo|talk]]) 10:40, 30 November 2013 (CET)
::This tutorial I made. ~~~~

Result:

Look at this tutorial [edit]


Look. - Deantwo (talk) 10:35, 30 November 2013 (CET)

At what? - Deantwo (talk) 10:40, 30 November 2013 (CET)
This tutorial I made. - Deantwo (talk) 10:45, 30 November 2013 (CET)

Useful pages

Categories: All, used, unused and wanted

Templates: Used, unused and wanted

Files: All, unused and wanted

All pages: All existing pages and Wanted pages

Spambot protection - Security question

To create an account you will need to provide the answer of one of two questions. <s>One being about the game engine (byond) and the other about the chan board (tg). The answers to the questions are in brackets.</s>

You will need to provide the answer to the question every time you make an edit as an unregistered user. The question is just above the edit content field.