Hi everyone! It's been a while since I last wrote an advice blog, so I've decided to do another one. This time, I'd like to go over a topic I feel not many others have touched upon: content creation.
There are many help pages about starting a wiki here on Community Central...but, at the same time, there is no guaranteed way to create good pages and all. Given that no method of creation works perfectly for every topic, the aforementioned is not surprising, though it definitely can be frustrating.
I've been writing the pages of a lot of my own wikis for a few years now, and today I'd like to share some tips I've learned over time. While this isn't a guide to the writing itself, hopefully you can pick up on a few things from this.
It can be tempt…
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With 2017 quickly approaching (or already here, depending on where you live), I want to ask you all two questions:
What do you want to do in the new year to hopefully make it better than 2016 – and how do you plan to accomplish it?
That basically sums it up.
- Be appropriate for Community Central.
- Failure to comply with the previous two rules will result in me harnessing the power of these two adorable muffins to make you cry over an anime. (Jk)
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(I got the inspiration for this blog post from an older blog of another user's, though I'm in no way trying to rip them off. In fact, give them the major credit for this if you must.)
For Americans, there are only two weeks (and a day) left until October 31. People across the globe, on that night, will do a variety of things depending on their beliefs and/or their life circumstances—some kids may go around dressed up and begging their neighbors/friends for candy; others may stay at home and with loved ones; and still others will do nothing at all. However, even if you personally don't believe in Halloween/All Hallows' Eve/whatever you would like to call it, what I'm proposing is something in which you, too, can take part.
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Good morning/afternoon/evening, Wikians! My username is KCCreations, though you can also call me KC/KCC or Rina. I am writing this blog to tell you about one of my home wikis, the Monstercat Wiki.
Monstercat (formerly known as Monstercat Media) is a Canadian electronic music record label based in Vancouver. It was founded in 2011 by Mike Darlington (CEO) and Ari Paunonen (COO).
The label signs their artists on a per-track basis, giving them full copyright to a song while still allowing the artists to release other productions where they see fit. 3 new tracks are released per week (on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays), with an hour-long podcast every Tuesday. After a certain amount of releases—currently 30—Monstercat bundles them into a compilation…
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Congratulations! You've just stumbled upon a wiki(a) to which you really, really want to contribute. It has an active community, the environment is stable, and there's lots of content...
Only problem: You're afraid of joining it.
Never fear—from experience, I'm giving you a couple of tips on what to do to make yourself less afraid. There is no guarantee that they will work, however...but hey, you'll never know if you don't try first. ;)
(Disclaimer: I am in no way trying to intimidate you; I'm just speaking from experience.)
First things first: observe the wiki(a). Familiarize yourself with its policies, its general style, and its users. Make sure you understand the policies fully, the style well, and the users well also. Be patient, however, as …
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