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Concerns regarding your contributions' compliance with PCGamingWiki standards

Expack3 (talkcontribs)

I've been looking through your contributions, and while they're otherwise very good, they don't fully comply with the standards PCGamingWiki has established. I highly recommend you look through the official sample article and editing guide as they provide concise, detailed explanations and examples of those standards.

Cptmold (talkcontribs)

Alright, suggestion noted. Is there anything in particular I'm screwing up on?

Anyway, I'll make sure to take a look. Sorry if I've accidentally been messing things up, I'll take care to follow procedure from here on out.

RaTcHeT302 (talkcontribs)

Nevermind, read below.

RaTcHeT302 (talkcontribs)

Nevermind what I said, there are a few big mistakes, I think he actually wanted you to read the articles and find whatever things you did wrong by yourself but I'll try to help you a bit.

Okay so Key Points are supposed to have their own header.

This is wrong.

This is correct.

One tip which I can give to you is to give unique names to any screenshots you upload.

I have my own very easy to remember format.

{{Image| -  Settings.jpg| settings.}}

All you do is first add the name of the game. Then you take the name of the section you want to add a screenshot at, it should look like this.

{{Image|Interstate 76 - Input Settings.jpg|Input settings.}}

But yeah when I first started I used the sample article as a guideline where things should go, and you should probably try to do that too. So he's not wrong anyway, I think he wanted you to try and learn most things by yourself, seeing as this is what the wiki is mostly about, you'll have to figure out many things on your own in order to get a better idea on how things work, but that's just how anything works in life anyway.

So I'm just going to repeat it again just in case you didn't understand, you really should look at the two links he posted and maybe you can also watch other wiki articles to see how things should be done for the most part.

Here's one of my newest wiki articles where you can see some of the things I did with the images and with the notes.

Ideally you want to keep the notes short and clear.

RaTcHeT302 (talkcontribs)

From what I've seen the guide it isn't particularly clear sometimes though, if some things look strange you should probably ask about them.

Cptmold (talkcontribs)

I'm going to go ahead and stop editing for now, and take a look at the guides provided as well as some recent articles.

As far as file names go, I realized a little too late that it was shared between the entire wiki, so I'll make sure to give it some kind of unique tag (example: interstate76 Graphics.png) from now on.

Apologies for the mistakes, I'll start by correcting errors in the i'76 page based on examples and guides.

RaTcHeT302 (talkcontribs)

Yes but instead you could at least try to follow the format I gave you, the new pictures you uploaded have currently no spaces in them, and you didn't even include the whole Video Settings part, just Video or Controls.

I already suggested looking at the Transformers Devastation page seeing as there's quite a few examples in there but I'll just leave this example here again.

Anonymous (talkcontribs)

I hope the comments others left didn't put you off - believe me, your contributions are most definitely valued, and don't fear breaking something! We all do it from time to time, and since it's a wiki, someone will come around and correct you, if needed.

Just make sure to watch out for any changes others might make to your edits - it'll give you the best idea of what could be done better.

If you're ever unsure about something, even after looking at the guide, open a thread in the forums, ask in IRC, or even ask me directly - someone will always be happy to help!

Cptmold (talkcontribs)

Of course not, don't worry! I'm just a bit inexperienced, and I'm going to take a break until I can get it right. Also, I'm not worried about changes being made to what I write. I simply contribute because I want to help out, and if I do a bad job that somebody corrects and takes the credit for, that's absolutely fine by me.

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