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The Oddworld Wiki needs your help!

Posted 12-20-2015 at 05:40 AM by Havoc
For the past few months I have been heavily involved with The Oddworld Wiki. In the past it had a reputation for being a steaming pile of shit and that reputation was deserved at the time, but I felt that it could do better. So I set out to turn that wiki into something our little fan community could be proud of. If you know what the quality of the wiki was in the past, I think we can all agree that it has been improved ten-fold since then. Many of the articles have been rewritten, improved, cleaned up and fan-fiction has been banned from the wiki entirely.

Now that the wiki is in a presentable state I would like to reach out to my fellow Oddworld fans (the few of you that remain, anyway) and ask you to help out. There is still much work to be done on the wiki and we could really use a couple of dedicated editors who are willing to write, edit, clean and maintain articles on the wiki. Even small grammar edits are much needed and appreciated. So if you feel you can make a contribution to documenting all things Oddworld, head on over to the wiki and come help out!

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Jordan's Avatar
I have actually been looking on there the past few days and was surprised at the lack of shit. You've done a good job.

I'm quite happy to help out with some pages that need some work.
Posted 12-20-2015 at 06:52 AM by Jordan Jordan is offline

STM's Avatar
Awesome, well done Havoc. I'll have a look and if I can update anything I'll give it a go.
Posted 12-20-2015 at 11:17 AM by STM STM is offline

Crashpunk's Avatar
If you can point to any articles which could need touching up, I'll give it a look.

I used to edit the TF2 Wiki back in the day and I mostly did the images.
Posted 12-21-2015 at 04:03 AM by Crashpunk Crashpunk is offline

Havoc's Avatar
Oh there are so many articles in need of work really. A lot of them are even missing basic categorization. But a good place to start is probably taking a look at this.

My main focus at the moment is cleaning up and fixing pages for all the main games and all the main characters and species. So take a look at pages like Mudokon, Glukkon, Slig, Abe, Molluck, that sort of thing. Lots of pages are still written in past tense, while they should be in present tense. That's a lengthy little project all on its own.
Posted 12-21-2015 at 06:52 AM by Havoc Havoc is offline

Crashpunk's Avatar
I've set up my profile and I'm ready to edit whenever I can.

I just need some Permissions errors removed then I can get going.
Posted 12-21-2015 at 12:31 PM by Crashpunk Crashpunk is offline

Havoc's Avatar
Huh, you're the second person to mention permission errors. Never had an issue like that myself. Anything specific it isn't letting you do?
Posted 12-21-2015 at 02:35 PM by Havoc Havoc is offline

JayDee's Avatar
I'd be more than happy to sign up and take a crack at it, I spend an unhealthy amount of time browsing wikis so I'd love for the Oddworld one to be looking nice and crisp.
Posted 12-22-2015 at 02:51 AM by JayDee JayDee is offline


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