Hi - thanks for the welcome yesterday! I've never been involved with a wiki before, and have some questions concerning the correct method of changing/updating information about game play.
There is already a strategy page concerning a particular achievement, and while it is good, it doesn't work 100% of the time to gain that achievement. I stumbled across a method that DOES work every single time as long as it is followed exactly. Since this is widely considered a difficult achievement to obtain, and no one has known of a fool-proof way of triggering the initial event that sets up the circumstances for it, I feel like what I've discovered (and re-created again and again over the last weeks to be certain that I'm publishing correct info) needs to be made available to anyone who wants to use it. It contains no cheats or questionable game-play - it's simply a setup and series of steps that no one has ever put together before.
My difficulty lies in that I don't know the protocol for publishing this new information, and don't want to step on anyone's toes by completely re-writing their page. Their strategy isn't wrong - it just isn't a guaranteed method of gaining the achievement. Should I write an entirely new Strategy/Walkthrough Guide for this achievement and link to it from the main achievements page? I'd appreciate knowing the correct way to handle this so the information is available and accessible, but without going against community protocol and without hurting another contributor's feelings.
I wasn't even sure if this was the appropriate place to ask this question - I've already searched through the Help articles but didn't find a definitive answer - but you DID tell me to feel free to ask you questions!
The Message Wall by far. The staff on TESWiki don't see a reason to switch it. I've suggested it multiple times but they say they made it possible to do so individually rather than making it a wiki-wide thing. Unfortunately, unless you're good at coding you're stuck with what you're given.
hey TheMOM? (or that's what i've seen people call u) can u tell me how to link a word with a page? (like when the word is orange u can click on it) I'm not new to wikia, i've just never figured it out.
Unfortunately, it's the new method that I find rather clunky. You highlight the words you want to create a link on and click the link button. A widget will appear and you click on the page you want to link with from the suggestions and click "Ok."
Hey TheMOM, do you think we should ask 0Wonder0 if he wants to be promoted to forum mod? He seems to be pretty active and a good guy, so do you think I should ask him? At this point, you're an admin and Poke isn't so active, so that leaves room for a new mod on the forum.
I mean, you're the guy who's in charge of all that, so what do you think?
He rarely ever posts, and his last two posts here and here were utterly worthless. However all his other contributions to the forums have been sound. So I'll say when he becomes more active then he completely deserves the position.
Armorchompy seems like a sound contributor. Then again, he's fairly new. On a side note, how can you tell if there's vandalism buried within large articles if there's no description of the edit in the history?
How did I find it? I actually go to undo every edit to see what the person did. Obviously, most times I won't have to revert it, but I catch a lot of vandalism and dumb mistakes that way. It's an easy way to catch it. You should probably do that too.
Who is this IP guy who edits on random threads on peoples' message walls?
Here's your answer: Yeah, sure, dude, but please create an account, and please always put strategies in strategy guides, not on their pages. Also, don't write irrelevant material on pages, and also don't do what you just did by posting random stuff (sometimes called spam) on peoples' walls, and NEVER use second person in articles.