Hi TimrodDX -- we are excited to have Spelunky Wiki as part of the Wikia community! Thanks for joining us, and we'd like to give you some tips to help you get started on making your wiki great.
Your first four steps: Edit
1. Create your User Page - this is a great place to introduce yourself (and practice wiki-editing!)2. Add a logo - learn how to create a logo image, then to add it to the wiki.
3. Create your first 10 articles - use the box on the right to create ten pages, starting each one off with a few sentences. For example if you are starting a wiki on a TV show, you might create an article for each main character and for each episode of the show.
4. Edit your Main Page - add internal links to the ten articles you just created, and any other improvements you can think of.
Once you've done these four things, you've created a great starting point -- your wiki looks friendly and ready for visitors. You can then invite some friends to help you create the next twenty pages, and expand the ones you've built.
Keep going! The more pages you create and link to each other, the sooner that others who are searching for "Spelunky Wiki" will be able find your project in search engines, read your content and join you in editing.
If you have more questions, we've provided a full set of help pages, or you can email us through our contact form. Don't forget to check out other wikis on Wikia for ideas on layout, organizing your pages, and more. Have fun!
Best wishes, Catherine Munro
You beat me Edit
I was about to set up some wiki pages at StrategyWiki. Anyway, I'm prolific on wikis, but I'm only interested in contributing to a wiki project for Spelunky if there's enough freedom to discuss almost all information available. For example: this or this. That last one is a bit extreme, but I still prefer broad disclosure, especially if such things have minimal positive uses as well (it can be used to flesh out the complete details of how every item behaves).
So, which is it, one wiki project or two? --Interiot 03:32, 13 January 2009 (UTC)
- Hopefully an appropriate balance is being struck. Wikis tend to be spoiler-laden, and Derek has said he isn't totally opposed to cheating, so I've mentioned it mostly wherever it can be instructive when trying to figure out details that would otherwise be documented on-wiki.
- Anyway, thanks for the bureaucrat status. I wasn't able to do sysop things without adding sysop, so I promoted myself, since hopefully that's what you were intending. I want this wiki (and the game) to succeed, so I definitely won't abuse the rights. Thanks again. --Interiot 18:47, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
Hi there! Edit
I'm Richard1990. I'm a Helper who specializes in Gaming Wikis. I want to cheer you on for having started a new gaming-related wiki, and see if there is anything I can help a fellow Wikian with. So if you need help with any thing, don't hesitate to ask!
I've got some tips for you here:
- Main Page protection – Wikia has a general policy of not protecting the Main Page unless it is the target of recurring heavy vandalism. For more info, check out Help:Main page on Wikia Help.
- Main Page title – You will notice that the Main Page of your wiki (the page that appears when you click on your wiki's logo) will be "<subject> Wiki". This is to improve your wiki's Google rank, so it is recommended that you do not change the name of that page. For more info, check out Advice:Raising your wiki's Google ranking at Wikia Help.
- Logo - If you need help making logos for your wiki, you can ask for help at this forum thread. For the Monaco and Monobook skin you can upload a 135 x 155 pixels image to Image:Wiki.png.
- Your user page – Use your user page to introduce yourself to other new visitors, so the wiki has a more personal feeling to it and luring visitors to stay and become involved. People without a userpage do not get listed in the "Featured users" listing no matter how active they are, so make sure you add something to your user page to appear in there!
- Wikia Gaming IRC – There is a Wikia gaming IRC channel, #wikia-gaming, where you can hop on, ask for help from users of other gaming wikis, or offer your own experiences. You can access it from http://irc.wikia.com/gaming, or connect to it by your own client at irc://irc.freenode.net/wikia-gaming. Different people may be on sporadically, though you're free to ask them for any help.
Good work on the bug list summary, that must have taken a bit of time. It's always good to summarize ThreadMode into DocumentMode, I wish more people would realize how useful it is, and use DocumentMode to begin with. --Interiot 18:03, 25 January 2009 (UTC)