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Jan 18, 12 at 7:25pm
So, as many of you may or may not have noticed over the past few days, I've taken it upon myself to try get this wiki up-to-date. The Star Fox Series is one of the oldest and more successful franchises Nintendo has made with a total of 6 games over 4 platforms to date.
Hello there and welcome to the Star Fox Wiki Planning Thread. If you're reading through this thread, you obviously have at least a passing interest in what this is all about. If you're interested in learning more, feel free to read on. I'll do my best to keep everything in this post up to date so those interested can keep contributing!
2. What is a NeoWiki?
A NeoWiki is, essentially, a subsite of Neoseeker that is worked on by any member of the community to provide the most accurate, up-to-date information of things going on in the world of a specific game franchise, in this case the Star Fox Series. If you want to see another example of a Wiki, check out the Mario, Pro Evolution Soccer or the Pokemon Wikis. Taking on such a project like a wiki isn't easy, nor is it something you can sit down and do in a few hours. It takes many months of hard work from a team of Neoseeker members to achieve much, so all the help that the members can offer to us is appreciated, and is recognized by the Wiki Contributor tag you receive if you regularly contribute.
3. Where is it?
The main page is located here. You can also follow the Star Fox Wiki's very own Twitter account here.
4. Who are the team members?
The starfox.neo team is quite small at this point, consisting only of myself. However, that doesn't mean you can't contribute or help out. That's why this thread is here. It's so more people can learn about it and help out.
If you have a question about the project, please ask in this thread. While I'd like to field your questions via PM as well, it's not fair to everyone else that you get your question answered privately when a lot of other people may have the same question you do. I'll be checking this thread on a daily basis, so I'll answer your question to the best of my ability. Alternatively, just edit your question into the Talk Page.
5. When will it be finished?
Your guess is as good as mine. To be truthful, it all depends on how many people decide to help out with the Star Fox Wiki. There's also always the possibility of Nintendo releasing more Star Fox games for us to put information up on the Wiki.
6. How can I contribute?
Before you can start writing up your content, you need to understand the specific markup of a Wiki. Here is a handy editing guide that should send you on your way to start creating content. Another great editing guide is written up here, detailing the basics of wiki editing.
However, should you have any other questions regarding anything about editing, or even anything regarding the Wiki, simply post it in this thread; our staff and contributors will be more than happy to help.
7. How can I suggest something for the Wiki?
Simply post it in this thread. However, you do not need to run anything by me if you do not want to, you are free to contribute anywhere on the wiki any time, as long as you are not deleting satisfactory content, writing unsatisfactory content, or breaking any Neoseeker Rules, which are expected to be followed on the Wiki. But, if you want to run a major idea to us, feel free to use this thread or the Talk Page.
If you have a suggestion for NeoWikis in general, please submit your ideas in this forum.
8. Is there a list of what has to be done?
Why yes, there is! It is located here, and the projects are being performed by the members listed under the respective headings.
9. What is a Staff Member's job on the Wiki?
Staff members have a number of jobs across the wiki, one of them being contributing. That's right - just like our contributors, the staff members often make regular contributions to the wiki. Because of this, we are experienced in wiki editing, and therefore, one of our most important jobs is to help you.
In addition to this, staff members have some extra powers on wikis - the most relevant to contributors are probably moving pages and deleting pages. If you have a request to move or delete a page, contact a staff member on their talk page, PM them, or simply post your request in this thread. Note that there are currently no Staff members for the Star Fox Wiki at this time.
10. Who can I contact about the Wiki?
Currently, I am the sole contributor to the Wiki, so its best to come to me with questions or inquiries about the Star Fox Wiki. However, you can also ask any Active Wiki Supers questions you have as well.