I don't want us to forget about the project. Perhaps it would be helpful to start creating a "wish list" of things you (or others) believe should be included in the tutorial pages. That would help us decide on the number of pages and how to organize them. Take care!
Some items I left as is like A "where do I start?" section should come much earlier than presented and List of pages to edit / audit when adding a quest as this is meant to be a tutorial so people become use to editing the wiki, particular using the source editor, not a replacement for the Guidance for Scribes and Beyond the Classic Editor:Advanced Wiki Editing.
Let me know if anything outstanding. I'm hoping to make a dent on it next weekend all going well.
I think, if I follow you, I agree: I would really prefer it to read more like walkthrough/tutorial. We might want to take a bird's eye view, recruit some new people too. I can speak from personal personal experience that I our wiki pages were only *so-so*. I was left confused with specific procedues (claiming pages, naming image files, etc.). **Procedural** things. I feel this is where you can make a big impact with your tutorial, and I'm very much on board.
I too remember it was a little awkward getting started and working out how to do things and I'm in IT.
I was lucky when I started there was two very knowledgeable and active senior wiki editors around so they help me quite a bit with questions (lots and lots of questions) and didnt get too upset when they were correcting all my mistakes.
<grins> Technical writer here. Will be happy to look it over and give you a quasi-professional bit of feedback when you're ready.
I think, though, that you shouldn't worry too much -- for one, this is a community Wikia, and as such, anyone who wants to work on their Scribe Tier is welcome. As long as it's usable, it'll be fine - anything that isn't working will get nudged as people run into issues, like you yourself did once upon a time. If we were perfect right out of the gate, there wouldn't be anything for people to fix!
Right! I'm not suggesting we need a screenshot of every button and command. But more of what some of us in information professions might call workflow or knowledge management. THAT is what I struggled with early on. We can certainly build up or link out to technical things, but that certainly won't be my strong suit. I'm an organization, style guide, process person. Somewhere between the forest and the trees.
I have finished fixing the template for you. The Artists/Trello/blogs links are still to be filled out. (I remove all the artists names as they did not match the news page).
Regarding editing the templates I noticed you were using Visual Editor to try and edit the template. I highly recommend when editing template pages like the Pet pages or the Whats News page to use source editor. (Click the down arrow and choose source editor). This will you to allow you to clearly see how and what needs to change easily. (With the Pets pages it becomes like a questionnaire at that point).
The other thing I also suggest is you copy and paste from the source material. I noticed in a number of things that your case was incorrect. (Ie the page overall). These things are important as artists, writers, and translators use this information.
Yes when I look at Special:UncategorizedPages I still see the category. However I noticed the last update to the page was 22:28, 8 October 2018. That is before my edit. I assume whatever cron job hasn't occurred yet to update the list and take into account of the missing pages.
Yep. There's a setting that only Bureaucrats can change in one of the command files, and it's a manual color change. You -should- be able to see yourself as green when you sign with four tildes now, at least. I knew where and what the file that needed to be changed was awhile ago, but I kept forgetting to ask Lady Alys to change my signature color as well.
Okay, I tweaked one of the controls (https://habitica.wikia.com/wiki/MediaWiki:Wikia.css) -- your name shows up in bold green now when you sign off on things and in change logs. That's the one I can control - I'm still looking for the other one that I couldn't change.
Agreed @Josephk! I am very grateful you tried again. Myself it took a full year before I edited the Whats New page without a followup edit. I'm sure I drove the senior editors mad at the time with my enthusiasm. Your also welcome to follow up my own edits and correct them. I don't always get everything right either and very happy if someone thinks it should be something different.
I recall hearing either from you or another user that there was an extention or add on that I could use to easily remove/export entire conversations from private messages. I feel like my inbox making me a bit sluggish. Does a tool like that exist? I was searching through the list and couldn't find the precise thing I was looking for.
There are three main vectors of how to maintain the Wiki:
1) Watch the Recent Wiki Activity list, and if something's been done for an hour or so that's a main page, check the author's work for spelling and punctuation. You might not always find something, but it's how we edit things.
2) Wait for changes on the Habitica site (News posts mainly) and work on adding the new stuff to the Wiki.
3) Watch the Wizards of the Wiki guild on Habitica, and sometimes people will ask for help on stuff.
You can also try using the Random page function to read a page and see if there's anything that jumps out at you, such as outdated information (screenshots, menu descrptions, etc.) that might not have been caught.