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I've tried to keep this fairly brief and informal, since we really just want people to get involved initially, and then they can read up on the more detailed stuff like GuildWiki:Style and formatting later. Obviously the New Article section is geared towards writing skill articles, since these are the "safest" area; we have pretty comprehensive documentation on how to write skills, whereas not so much on other parts of the wiki. This should be altered as more formats are defined :) LordBiro/Talk 20:59, 5 Jun 2005 (EST)

Translation[edit source]

Are you interested in a german translation?

Maintaining all articles will be a lot of work, I guess, but I'm willing to give it a try. -Burzer 22:35, 2 November 2005 (EST)

Guild Wiki's actual content (not anything that's ANet's) is available under this license. In short, anyone can do what they want with it, as long as what they give credit to GWiki, don't make money off it, and also make that work available under the same terms. --Fyren 22:53, 2 November 2005 (EST)
I was thinking about translating for, not some other site. That's why I asked. -Burzer 03:12, 3 November 2005 (EST)
I'm as Fyren interested in a French translation of this wiki, I think the French community are ready to help the transalation work to french. It could be great to start a such task! Hidwulf 08:18, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Corrections[edit source]

I have lost the page i was going to correct. Is the one with tables in colour for the differents proffesion; its name is something like "Test2". Well on Monk and Necromancer is writen the "habilities" for the warrior (strenght, axe...)

Performance[edit source]

Is there a discussion going on somewhere about performance? In particular, I'm concerned about how Google Ads have been implemented. There are some techniques that can be used to speed the response time, which I'm sure someone has thought of/tried already, but I wasn't sure where to look or who to talk to about it. I'd like to help, if needed.

Question about Moves[edit source]

Is there a move template on this wiki? I tried some of what I've used on other wikis but I can't seem to find one here. What if we want to propose a rename or move of an existing article? 08:41, 18 February 2006 (CST)

I belive that you have to register in order to move articles. If you can't move them that that would be the answer, 'cause I know registered users can move them. :) --Rainith 10:31, 18 February 2006 (CST)
I know, and I can't for exactly that reason. I'm not asking to move directly, I'm asking about a template to show that someone wishes to bring up a discussion about renaming or moving the article. 10:35, 18 February 2006 (CST)
Just start the discussion in the talk page, put "move proposal" or something like that in the summary and voila, you have shown that someone wishes to bring up a discussion about renaming or moving the article. =) --Rainith 10:37, 18 February 2006 (CST)

Guildwiki search[edit source]

So guys, the search has been broken and horrible for months now. When is it going to be fixed?

I believe that they ask that bugs be submitted via this link: GuildWiki:Software & Technical Issues/Bugs. I don't see the search issue listed as of yet.

Iterative versus Interactive[edit source]

The original word was "iterative." The other anonymous user changed it to "iteractive" and then "interactive." Someone making a change, then someone else making another, and so on, is iterative. "Interactive" is meaningless; how could editing not be interactive? -- 19:43, 27 March 2006 (CST)

Admins[edit source]

I am unable to quickly find a location for a list of administrators for the wiki. They should be listed here. It is somewhat counterintuitive that the help button the left brings you to a page that tells you how you can help the wiki, rather than GETTING help with the wiki (as most links or buttons labeled "Help" do in software).

At any rate, administrators (at least one) should be away of the potentially dangerous comments in [1]. People swearing at each other in change comments seems notable. --JoDiamonds 12:10, 11 May 2006 (CDT)

To the first point: GuildWiki:Administrators. Also, you can use Special:Listusers and select the "sysop" group. 12:13, 11 May 2006 (CDT)
I agree with second point. The Help link should be helping the users to use guildwiki. -PanSola 19:44, 11 May 2006 (CDT)
Um, just checked, and that's what it actually does too. Joe must've clicked on something else. -PanSola 19:45, 11 May 2006 (CDT)

"Help" link in navigation[edit source]

The Help link should really be about users getting help, as opposed to wiki getting help from the user. How do we change the link it goes to? -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 00:57, 19 May 2006 (CDT)

Cleanup Category - Dead Link[edit source]

Just noticing that under the Quality Control heading, that the cleanup link is dead. Has this been moved somewhere else, and if so, need to relink.--— xis10al Xis10al sig icon.jpg 21:52, 7 July 2006 (CDT)

This is "help?"[edit source]

I don't think this should be what's linked to from the help link in the navbar. It should be for helping the user, not us. This is already on the front page, too. --Fyren 00:23, 7 September 2006 (CDT)

I feel it fits the title "how to help" very well. Not totally what I would expect under "help" though. --Xeeron 04:01, 7 September 2006 (CDT)

Wanted Pages[edit source]

This was an okay place to point at way back before the GW:BUILD, but now most of the highest ranked ones are redlinks to Builds, which of course will get deleted as soon as they are posted. What can be done about this?

  • It is NOT feasible to go around removing the dead links manually; there are over 500, maybe 1,000.
  • Redirecting to GW:BUILD seems like a strange thing to do.

Any thoughts? Maybe someone (*cough*Fyren*cough*) with the knowledge and expertise could make a bot to go remove all these redlinks? Only needs to take out the "[[" and "]]" tags I think. Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 21:10, 24 September 2007 (CDT)