Help:How to contribute
Experienced with Seashine, but new to wikis?[edit source]
- A wiki is designed to allow every user to edit its content. If you see something you think could be improved about the Seashine Wiki, improve it! Just click the "edit" tab at the top of most pages to edit their contents. You may have to create an account and/or log in before you'll see the "edit" tab - but it's free and takes under a minute to do so.
- Don't be afraid to edit. Part of the wiki system is an integrated version tracking system, so there's never a fear of losing something. If you make a mistake, you or someone else can easily fix it - so take the initiative and make a change if you think it's useful. (Tip: when editing, you can also use the "Preview" button to check how the page will look before you save it!)
- If you need a basic guide to the formatting syntax used for editing pages, take a look at the editing help page.
- If you want to experiment with wiki code someplace other than an actual article page, you can use your own userpage, or the shared sandbox page.
- Once you feel comfortable with Wiki syntax, feel free to start adding your Seashine knowledge to the many articles or take a look at the things to do list.
Experienced with wikis, but new to Seashine?[edit source]
- The Seashine Wiki is designed to be a reference for all things Seashine-related. Feel free to create articles on topics as you encounter them, and of course to use the Seashine Wiki as a helpful guide to your Seashine experience.
- If you've worked with Media-wiki's before, then all of the standard formatting will be familiar.
New to everything?[edit source]
- If you're looking to find information, the best place to start is either browsing from the Main Page, or using the search box at the top of the page (Note: clicking "Go" will try to go to a page with the exact name you entered - if you want to look for keywords, click Search instead!).
- If you don't find what you're looking for, remember that the Seashine Wiki is made up of articles contributed by its users - it might just be that no one has written about that topic yet! So create one!
- If you want to contribute (perhaps you found a topic that didn't have any info when you were looking for it, and now you know more about it), go for it! The Mediawiki editing help page has the basics of how to use wiki formatting, and you can edit any page just by clicking the "edit" link at the top (you'll need to be logged in to see edit links, but creating an account is free and easy!). If you want to create a new page, just type the name in the search box on the left and click Go - if it doesn't exist, you'll be given the option to edit it as new.
- Enjoy your exploration of the abyss!
Other Help[edit source]
If you need help with something related to the administration of the wiki, post a request at the Admin Noticeboard. A list of active administrators can also be found there, if you would like to contact one directly.