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Introduction

This is the Diablo Wiki, which is a community depository for Diablo and Diablo II information of every kind. Any Diablo fan is free to help by expanding sections, just adding numbers, or fixing other editors' typos. As the name might tell you, Diablo Wiki is a wiki, 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, PHP, CSS or any other programming language to edit wiki pages.

How to Help

In order to help, you just need to press "Edit" on the article or section that you feel you can contribute on. In most cases, it is just a matter of adding text, or changing a letter or number, so no more skill is required. If you want to add pages, or make more substantial additions to the wiki, it is good to have a basic understanding on the very simplistic edit markup used in wikis.

What you can help with

  • The Community Portal holds a brief summary of current initiatives, which you can check out.
  • You can help to build on stubs that other editors have added.
  • Wanted content means pages that are linked to, but they don't yet exist. They need to be filled with content or at least made into {{Stubs}}:
  • If you have a bit further experience in wikis, you can add categories to uncategorised:
  • If there are completely useless content, you can add the delete tag {{Delete}} on them:
  • And if you come across any broken redirects you could be kind enough to fix or tag for deletion.

If you're less of an Template:NameTitle expert, or aren't comfortable writing original material, you can help improve existing pages. Almost every page on this wiki could be improved by adding links to other related pages, illustrating the information by inserting thumbnails or links to full screenshots, and improving the navigation (by adding links or categorization) to help people find the pages they seek.

If you have experience with wikis you can help fix up errors or formatting problems, or work with people who know Hellgate: London or writing, but aren't wiki experts.

If you don't want to get that involved you can make smaller changes; fix typos, join the "talk" on a page to suggest additions or corrections or different interpretations.


How to Edit

Editing in wikis is made to be as easy as possible. It does not require other programming or web editing skills. It does require you to be registered, though, and you can do that easily by registering [[[:Template:GameAddress]]/forums/register.php here].

  • Help:Markup - List of the most commonly used formatting in a Wiki.
  • Wiki Sandbox - Use this page to try out the markup without doing unnecessary changes to other articles.

Support

If you have problems that the help sections (or the external help section below) can't help, you can make questions on the Community Portal talk page. Just edit, and write your question at the bottom. End your request with --~~~~, so that the wiki will stamp the comment with your name, today's date and time.

You can also check out Help:Support

External Help

Wikipedia, and associated pages have a lot of additional help pages, if you want to go in deeper into the wiki editing business. Some of it might not be 100% compatible with this wiki, but next to everything will be.