Hmm, I thought I'd at least get a few more comments, but I guess I may have went the wrong way with things. That or people are really busy these days : P
In any case, technical progress on the wiki is moving ahead as planned and the wiki will soon be announced to the general public. So I think it's about time I explained in slightly more detail what I'm hoping for this wiki.
As I briefly mentioned earlier, the wiki will be the location where all future user-submitted content
Contributors will have the benefit of publishing their content in a matter of seconds, so they can immediately find out what it looks like online and also fix any mistakes at a touch of a button. If contributors feel like taking their time, they can also post their content in parts and continuously add to it as time passes, while being able to receive comments from other users. Any obscure mistakes that need fixing or information that needs to be added, can be done by other users in a similarly swift manner.
Depending on the nature of the content and if necessary, this content can also be moved to the main site with a few adjustments.
Content that I'm hoping to include in the wiki is already briefly outlined in the wiki itself; this includes:Game Guides
This covers guides for any aspect of the games' gameplay, including things such as walkthroughs, character guides, enemy stats, etc. This also includes anything that you'd expect to find on the main site in the individual games' sections.
Naturally, you don't need to submit anything that's already on the main site and it's probably pointless to move stuff from the main site to the wiki, when you can just link from there. Related to this, I'd greatly appreciate it if contributors could contact me in advance about the content they're intending to submit
, in case I'm already working on it. In general, you don't have to contact me about starting walkthroughs or character ratings, since I never do those. Still, it might be useful to state somewhere that you're intending to start such a guide, in case you get comments or help from others.Game Scripts
This covers storyline dialogue and other important text from the games. Like Game Guides, you don't need to submit anything that's already on the main site. As mentioned on the wiki, the Path of Radiance Game Script is temporarily on hold, while I check some details, so please don't submit anything there (editing existing wiki pages is OK though).General Articles
Typically anything that doesn't really fit into any of the other wiki categories, or content that covers multiple games. This includes stuff like merchandise, mythological references, unofficial Fire Emblem spin-offs, etc. Basically anything that you'd find in the General section of the main site. Like Game Guides, because this content is also found the main site, I'd like contributors to contact me in advance before starting a page, in case of a clash of interests
This is where information on the stories and characters of FE go. As the name suggests, it is the same as the old story articles project
. The rules for this are more or less exactly the same as before
(aka almost none). This time, instead of contacting me, you can just start a near-empty page informing other users that you've starting working on a page. If you're confident, you can just post a complete page straight away, but it might scare some people
I'll just mention briefly here, but if you submitted a story article in the past, it would be great if you could re-post it to the wiki
. Just the main body of the text will suffice, stuff like images or the profile box can be added by me or other users.ROM Hacking
Anything that touches editing the game code, but doesn't include cheat codes (there's a separate section for that ATM). Includes stuff like translation patches, mods, hacking documentation, tutorials, etc. Links to patches or hacking tools are welcome, just make sure they're safe to use and obviously don't link to illegal content.Cheat Codes
This solely includes codes designed for use with an external cheating device, eg. Action Replay.
Again, as I mentioned before, any questions/comments can be posted here or PM'd to me. I've tried to be as detailed as possible, but I have purposely withheld some information for now (due to numerous factors, such as I haven't decided yet) and I'm not completely sure if I'm clear on various points.
Also, staff positions
are pretty much closed now, thanks to everybody who volunteered. There might still be a few members I've yet to pursue, so don't be surprised if one or two staff members are added soon after this.
Edited by VincentASM, 15 March 2011 - 10:20 AM.