If you are wondering why you are not able to edit any of the articles, it happens to be because only registered users can do so. Only users with registered accounts may edit the articles to avoid people attempting to vandalize it.
The below help files are targeted at the MBHS editors, but if you really want to read it, knock yourself out.
For beginners it would be best to first check out this Editors FAQ written by WikiMedia.
However, seeing as we are GameFAQs users we probably dont have the attention span for the Great Walls of Text, so here is a brief overview.
Please remember to fill out the summary boxes when making edits, as it makes future changes and going over the histories of an article much easier. Dont forget to check the "minor edit" box when making small changes such as spelling or broken links/images, that way it doesnt flood the recent changes page. Thanks.
Creating a New Page
- To create a new page you need to first go to that particular page.
Why? Because it doesn't exist foo'
How? Simply edit the URL
For instance, lets say you wanted to create a page about MBHShield, you would first need to take the basic URL:
(The index.php is important, it must be there) You would then add MBHShield after the index.php/
What happens if there is a space in the name of the page you wish to create? Simply enter the name with the space in it into your browser and the system will automatically add an underscore into it.
Be sure to read the WikiFAQs Article Standards before starting any new pages.
To add categories to a page, simply type [[Category:______]] at the beginning of the page.
The most basic categories are Boards/Users/Incidents/Events/Fads.
This will then list the page under the category you have selected.
Posting in Discussion/Talk Pages
- When viewing a particular wiki page, if you would like to view or post on the page, simply click the discussion tab.
- It is customary to use bullets (* in wiki syntax) and indents (: in wiki syntax) to post in/under an ongoing discussion.
- Please sign your posts when posting in Discussion/Talk pages, it helps the flow of conversation. The 2nd last button on the toolbar will automatically put your signature at the end of your post. (Which can be edited in your preferences page)
When you find an incomplete page, you may (as with any page) edit it yourself to make it completed, or if you would rather someone else do it simply add
to the page. (Preferably at the top) This will place it in the "Incomplete" page for other editors to see. Its not meant as an insult to the other editors, its just an easy way for all editors to see which articles need improvement without having to browse through them all.
Vote For Deletion
If you see an article you dont think belongs on the wiki, add
to the page. (Preferably at the top) This again marks it as deleted, other editors can then easily see the articles listing and vote on what to do with it. You may also just delete the entire entry, but usually that will be reverted if another editor sees the history.
Neutral Point of View
If you see an article that does not hold a Neutral Point of View, add
to the page. (preferably at the top) Articles that do not have a neutral point of view must be revised to be unbiased.
Type #REDIRECT [[pagename]] in the article you wish to redirect, with the pagename being the article it leads to.
To make a page more accessible via the search feature, you can add keywords to the article that wont appear in the article itself. Using this tag you can have your page show up in more searches even if the article itself does not specifically contain the words.
Type <!-- Keywords here --> to add in search words.
This tag can also be used to leave notes to the other editors.
Image uploading is now possible thanks to an upgrade on March 1, 2006.
To upload a file, click the Upload File link located under the toolbox portion of the sidebar. You will be asked to browse your computer for the file, find the file you wish to upload and click Upload, the destination filename will be the same as the name of the file you're uploading. If the filename doesnt describe what the image is (e.g. Image1.jpg, board.gif), please rename it to be descriptive (e.g. GameFAXlogo.jpg, Luedicrousbefore.png).
You will then have to put a description of the image, the more descriptive the better. If possible please include any article names which require the image.
Please Note - If your image exceeds the recommended size, please try to compress it. If that is not possible, then you may continue to upload the file, however the file may be deleted at a later date if it is deemed to big and cannot be compressed.
Images uploaded through the wiki may be embedded into an article, an indepth tutorial can be found here, this is just a brief overview. [[Image:imagenameincludingextension|thumb|caption]]
For most images an embedded thumbnail is preferred. To place an embedded image onto a page, you'll need to write the filename including the extension (e.g. pikachu.gif), then thumb after the | to define it as a thumbnail, and then you may write a brief caption to describe the image or what is taking place in it.
To place an image on either the left or right side of the page, place |right or |left before the |thumb.
For an example please see the Pikachu article.
Images can be uploaded, but like the articles the images must be appropriate. Images may have offensive language if the event is somewhat notable or important. However do not submit screenshots of random suicides, they have no notability, happen way too frequently, and do not belong on the wiki. Any suicides (even if notable or important) with ROMs, porn, or anything else inappropriate will be deleted and the submitting user may be punished. If you wish to upload a notable suicide that has inappropriate material, please edit it out.
Standards of Editing
The rules listed below are enforced by the administrators of WikiFAQs and MBHShield as a whole, and failure to comply by them will result in deletion or revision of your article and possibly a revoked account.
Rules for Editing Categories
When adding or editing boards it is important you comply by the rules. This includes, but is not limited to:
- No trolling or flaming the board as a whole. It is a common understanding that some boards bring controversy and problems while other keep to themselves and stay below the radar. If you can convey this point without attacking the board and its users or without any bias, please go right ahead.
- No spamming dead boards. Yes, several users have claimed boards on dead systems, but this is not the place to attract traffic to your board unless it has a noticeably large userbase or happens to be the unofficial board of something.
- No inciting invasion. This rule is strictly enforced, attempting to bypass this will... well, it'll fail miserably. It will be deleted and you will be laughed at for your pathetic attempt at stirring up problems.
Events / Incidents
When adding or editing notable events or incidents they should meet at least some of the following criteria:
- Chronicles an important event in GameFAQs history.
- Details an important incident or change involving the users, boards, or GameFAQs itself. (Merger with GameSpot, CNet buyout, etc.)
- Show no bias towards one side of the event
When adding or editing fads it is important you follow some level of decency. Articles that are just plain disgusting or annoying will not be tolerated and will result in loss of your account and deletion of the article.
When adding or editing users it is important that you comply by the rules. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Absolutely NO vanity articles. No one gives a damn about SSJGoku209384920 unless he did something important. No articles will be accepted if they have absolutely no relevant information or importance.
- If you are the same person as an article's subject, be wary of writing up all the information you have about yourself. Anything written in your article should be verifiable or at least remembered by other users. Do not write slabs of information about yourself, as most of it will probably be irrelevant to the article itself. Remember that while the article may be about you, it is not exclusively yours and is subject to WikiFAQs editing standards.
- NO FLAMING This site will NOT go the route of UrbanDictionary. Any and all articles involving users will not show any bias or animosity or they will be subject for deletion and loss of your account.
A complete list of general WikiFAQs standards can be found here. These are general guidelines that help keep the articles consistent so editing is easier.
- Editors FAQ - A FAQ written by WikiMedia to guide new users wishing to contribute to wikis.
- Keywords - Useful words and variables to make editing articles easier.
- GameFAQs - What this site is all about. A comprehensive list of nearly every game ever made, along with FAQs, codes and user written reviews for each one. Along with a massive community of users and boards, both game and social.
- MBHShield - The parent site of WikiFAQs.