One thing that’s good for everyone is to use the forum Diablo III Fact sheet link to your fellow fans, or a link to Uber Diablo, with easy to use markup! You have it in the advanced edit box (at least DiabloWiki.net links), or you can just wrap a word with these tags manually: Diablo 3 wiki and Diablo 1&2 wiki., and easily add links to the wiki directly into the threads! Just add a useful
The wiki has several ways to find things to do. If surfing about have not shown you one or two minor things that can be improved upon, then you can find a lot of things to do in the Special Pages (D2, D3) used to manage the wiki. There are Long pages (D2, D3), Short pages (D2, D3), Linkless pages (D2, D3), Unlinked pages (D2, D3) and Wanted pages (D2, D3) among many other things. These tools can naturally not see when a page needs *improvement*, which is why we have the Stubs category (D2, D3), which you can add articles to that you think need a little polish, or want to help by polishing them. Below is a list of some stuff that you could do to get you started. None to advanced, and a good mix of amount of time to spend.
Make sure to talk to Leord if you have suggestions, want additional guidance, or just some help fixing something. Remember that we just launched the extensive Help section, where you can find a lot of support as well. We’re all going to benefit from having all the information available gathered at one place, so come on! You can do ONE edit, surely! If you like it, like me, then that’s just dandy.
A list of small little starter tasks you can warm up with after the jump.
For Diablo 2 Wiki you can help by:
[LIST][*] Adding more links to other articles in the wiki. If there is a related topic named in an article, make sure it gets used! No point in having excellent information written by other fans go to waste if no-one finds it! when surfing for data, and add links to other pages. We have a lot of “orphaned” articles that needs links around the wiki. If you are unsure of your English skills, but still want to do a great favour to the community, this is an excellent pastime. Any page that has a logic reason to link to another should do so! Here are a few examples to get you started:
[LIST][*] Barricade & Catapult – The upcoming Bloody Foothills would need links to these.
[*] Kehjistan – The Sorcerer page might have room for one link?
[*] PvP – Surely, lots of articles would need a PvP linky!
[*] Vampire – Needs to be linked
[*] Tentacle Beast – Needs to be linked
[*] The Chat Gem – Needs to be linked
[*] Trapped Soul – Needs to be linked
[*] Khalim – Needs to have links in it
[*] Amazon FAQ – Needs to have links in it
[*] Barbarian FAQ – Needs to have links in it
[*] Mageazon by Icewraith – Needs to have links in it
[*] Pandemonium Fortress – Needs to have links in it
[*] More that needs to be linked…
[*] More that need links in them…[/LIST]
[*] Explaining to other fans about Acts, what they are, how many there are, and what levels they contain. Adding some story information, NPCs and the like. You’ll find the Levels article of great help in order to expand Acts. A full-blown table with all stats won’t be required for a new contributor like you, but a short introduction to each level is something anyone could do! Examples of what you can help with:
[LIST][*] Act One – Needing content
[*] Rogue Encampment – Done (example of a town)
[*] Stony Field – Done (example of a level)
[*] Act Two – Needing content
[*] Lut Gholein – Needing content
[*] Lost City – Needing content
[*] The Palace – Needing content
[*] Act Three – Needing content and could use some of the Normal Act 3 for info.
[*] More Act-related pages needed…[/LIST]
[*] Filling out ‘wanted’ pages—Pages that have been linked to, but not yet created. In a wiki, everyone uses their own strengths, and lets other help them with their weaknesses. If you make a really good guide for an Amazon or a Paladin, you might want to link the Unique Items mentioned in the article, so if other members go to the ‘Wanted Pages’, they will see that it needs to be added. It creates a terrific to-do list for everyone, including the person linking. By the way, the Uniques article also needs links in it… Few examples below of “red links” or “wanted pages” (you have to click “edit” to start adding):
[LIST][*] Melee – What is that anyway?
[*] Normal – (the difficulty)
[*] Waypoint – Quite essential!
[*] Stash – Important to have.
[*] V1.10 – Important patch.
[*] Minion – Explaining what a minion IS.
[*] Summon – Explaining what some class skills do.
[*] Curse – What is a curse in the game?
[*] More needed…[/LIST][/LIST]
For DiabloWiki, we need mostly content:
There is lots of content you can add, especially lore-related things from the books and other sources. Even the game manuals are filled with important facts for the world of Sanctuary! This is a short pick of the bunch you can help by:
[LIST][*] Adding more links to other articles in the wiki, just like for Diablo 2. Examples:
[LIST][*] Secret Cow Level – Needs to be linked
[*] Scavenger – Needs to be linked
[*] Secret Cow Level – Needs to be linked
[*] Leah – Needs to have links in it
[*] PvP – Needs to have links in it
[*] Undead – Needs to have links in it
[*] Ureh – Needs to have links in it