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It illustrates standards of conduct that are generally accepted by consensus to apply in many cases. Feel free to update the page as needed, but please use the discussion page to propose major changes.
There are many ways that you can help the The Elder Scrolls Wiki community! This page tries to help new users understand what needs to be done and how they can help improve the wiki.
If you need high level help, consider contacting one of the The Elder Scrolls Wiki:Administrators (by leaving a comment on their talk page).
Welcome to The Elder Scrolls Wiki! Edit
Welcome to The Elder Scrolls Wiki. The aim of this site is to comprehensively document everything in Oblivion, both the details of playing the game and the contents and inhabitants of Tamriel itself. Not only this but we aim to do so in a professional manner, providing pleasant, standardized formats for each type of page.
Before you dive into making changes to the site, consider Creating an account. This will add you to the user list and will mean you get credit for any contributions that you make. If you don't create an account then you can still edit and create new pages, but you will be identified by your IP address.
- Main article: Special:NewPages
Something important is missing from the wiki? Create a new article about it! Don't be shy about putting new stuff up, even if it is not perfect, others will see and further improve the article. If you want to learn more about the standards we're defining for formatting the site have a look at style sheet. See articles that are wanted here.
Filling out stubsEdit
- Main article: The Elder Scrolls Wiki:Stubs
A good way to get started at The Elder Scrolls Wiki is filling out some stubs. Stubs are articles that don't yet have enough information. Most stubs are grouped into a subcategory, such as [[:Category
The task listEdit
See the Things to do for a list of current The Elder Scrolls Wiki tasks to help with (or add to).
One of the strengths of wiki is its iterative design process. A stub will be written, and someone will come and add a paragraph, and someone else will add something more, and so on. A side effect of this can be somewhat inconsistent article quality.
Pages that are way "below the bar" are listed in Category:Articles Needing Attention. These pages have useful information, but are grammatically incorrect, written from the first-person perspective, or violate the Style and Formatting guide in some other way. Acting as a copyeditor and fixing these articles is a great way to meaningfully contribute to The Elder Scrolls Wiki.
Watching the Wiki Edit
The Recent Changes page shows a list of all the changes that have been made to the site. Have a look at the list to see if anything interesting is going on. Alternatively, if you are logged in you can add pages to your Watchlist by clicking the 'Watch' link at the top of an article. The Watchlist is like your own Recent Changes page, showing only those pages that interest you. This is useful for keeping up with certain sections of the wiki that you are interested in.
There are discussions going on all the time about the Wiki, and your input is always of value. Clicking on the discussion link at the top of an article will take you to a discussion page for that article. For a lot of parts of the site there are already discussions taking place that you can contribute on, or you can start your own discussion on the relevant page and someone will hopefully notice it in the Recent Changes list.
Spread the word! Edit
Spread the word! This Wiki grows as a resource due to the contributions of users like you, and they have to find the site somehow. Post on the message boards you frequent (But please- no spamming of our URL. That doesn't just annoy people, it makes us all look bad), add our URL to your signature, or link to us from your website.
The Elder Scrolls Wiki policiesEdit
For more information, visit the helping out page. It contains a list of useful pages for new contributors to this wiki.