- 1 How do wikis work?
- 2 How can I help?
- 3 Do I need to know how to code?
- 4 Do I need a DiabloWiki.Net account to contribute?
- 5 Any guidelines to adding content
- 6 Help, I need advice!
- 7 Can I cut and paste content from DiabloWiki to my own website?
- 8 Can I cut and paste content from other websites to DiabloWiki?
- 9 If I create a page can I stop others amending it?
- 10 Can I post my strategy guide on DiabloWiki?
How do wikis work?
A wiki is an open source document that anyone can edit or add to. "All of us are smarter than any of us," goes the theory. Wikis are designed to be easy to edit; they are primarily text-based, and you do not need to know HTML or PHP or CSS or any other programming language to edit wiki pages. The wiki can handle some HTML and CSS though, so if you do know something about it, you might get to use it.
For more practical purposes, you can jump right in and edit text on this wiki without knowing anything more than how to click the "edit" button. For the wiki-specific formatting, you can read more in the wiki markup help page.
How can I help?
No matter your level of knowledge of the Diablo franchise there is always something you can contribute to DiabloWiki.
You can either:
- Write original content
- Improve existing pages
- add images
- add links
- add/correct extra information or stats
- correct broken links
- Fix formatting errors
- Help others less experienced with wikis
Do I need to know how to code?
No. Wiki markup is very simple, much less complicated and fussy than HTML. Here's a markup page that list all the codes you will need.
Alternatively, if you see something on a page you'd like to do simply click 'edit' at the top of the page and see what the code is and simply copy and paste it to the page you're working on.
Tables of Contents (like the one at the top of this page) are created automatically from the headings in a page.
Don't be afraid to make changes if you have the info; there's a handy preview button before you commit :)
Do I need a DiabloWiki.Net account to contribute?
Yes, but it only takes a moment. You can do so here.
Registration reduces the amount of spam on the wiki, and makes it a nicer place to visit. Anyone is free to register.
Any guidelines to adding content
DiabloWiki prides itself on the high standard of site content and so we encourage everyone to check their updates for simple things like spelling and grammar. Also make sure you double check your info before committing. Accurate Diablo information is the key!
Do not add copyrighted content from another on or off-line publication to DiabloWiki.
Help, I need advice!
Don't worry, if you haven't found the help you need here there is always the DiabloWiki support forum, or get council on the Support page. Feel free to ask questions about general wiki issues, as well as specific page content.
Can I cut and paste content from DiabloWiki to my own website?
You may not copy sections or pages from DiabloWiki. This wiki is a collaborative effort, and the pages are a result of the efforts of hundreds of gamers. Contributors to the DiabloWiki have given permission for their work to appear in this wiki, on this site.
Short, fair use quotations from DiabloWiki are permitted.
Can I cut and paste content from other websites to DiabloWiki?
No, not unless you have the express permission of the copyright holder. Information submitted to DiabloWiki should be your original writing. Quotations are permitted (and encouraged) to support your info, but they should come from original sources, (such as interviews with Diablo Development Team members), and not someone else's summary of the information. Read and research, then write your own material.
If I create a page can I stop others amending it?
No. The whole point of a wiki is that all of us are smarter than one of us. That being said, intentional misinformation and inflammatory or libellous comments are prohibited, and pages that deal with controversial subjects or are victimized by malicious editing (also known as vandalism may be temporarily locked. Pages of great importance such as the Main Page might also be locked from contributor changes. Also personal strategy guides can be locked if requested, for example Equipment Basics v1.10 by Sint Nikolaas.
Can I post my strategy guide on DiabloWiki?
Yes. The DiabloWiki is a great place to place your strategy guides. This wiki is the best available source for Diablo 1, 2 & 3 information and facts as well as guides. Just make sure you adhere to our policies, and add the guide in the Guides category.
If you feel unsure on how to do it, publish it first at the Unofficial Diablo Site Strategy Forums instead.
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