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PAX Wikipedia page

proXimityproXimity Registered User regular
edited September 2007 in PAX Archive
C'mon! PAX '07 has been over for almost two weeks (cry!) and nobody's managed to change Wikipedia's entry on it? Right now it's just a bunch of PA newspost announcements, with no actual information about what went down. As PAX forumners, we would be the perfect people to show the wiki world what PAX '07 was truly like!

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator mod
    edited September 2007
    I don't know anybody here who's really a hardcore wiki editor (which is usually who ends up editing those things). Any takers for this project, I'm sure they wouldn't have any problem getting pictures and input from the community here.

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  • falsedeffalsedef Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    The best way to get (accurate) info into an article is to post it yourself, proximity. Just remember that edits need to have legitimate sources of information, from either a recognized name (Wheaton would be OK) or a publication (like gamedaily, pa). It's takes a bit of work, I know, but Wikipedia doesn't write itself -- it takes interested people to take the plunge.

    At the moment, the pax article isn't even in an accepted wikipedia standard structure.

    I can add pictures for you guys, if you post some of your (ones you took yourself) best free licensed pictures. Basically both the GFDL and Creative Commons licenses allow people to edit and redistribute your photos, but give you credit for the original image -- you gotta state which one you want.

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  • SergeantAuberieSergeantAuberie Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    *raises shaky hand*

    This looks like fun. Maybe.
    I think I'll fiddle.

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Delegate to SE++.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator mod
    edited September 2007
    Yeah, how about we don't do that.

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  • SergeantAuberieSergeantAuberie Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    This is what I started...

    It's actually not too hard.
    Anyone care if I keep going?
    Just, gimme material. Even if it's a list, etc.. I can transcribe it into the Wiki-prose.
    Also, I'm dividing it into sections and will be adding more material to each section as it arrives/I get less lazy.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator mod
    edited September 2007
    You might want to tie that in with this general PAX wiki

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  • SergeantAuberieSergeantAuberie Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    _______moe wrote: »
    You might want to tie that in with this general PAX wiki

    Working on it. Slowly. I'm still learning a bit.
    And, feel free to edit, move, update anything.

    This is my first Wiki page, but my roommates are making fun of me for geeking out and saying "this is almost as much fun as html!" before scurrying off to my room.

    Btw, Moe, I think we share a state.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator mod
    edited September 2007
    Yes, yes we do, but I live on the cool side of it (you know, the side that is nowhere near Kentucky).

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  • falsedeffalsedef Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    You're doing good Auberie, and you're catching on very quickly, but there's caveats you need to be aware of:

    You should take a look at the five pillars, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Five_pillars, which will get you started into the behind the scenes editing rules. The hardest part is actually wikifying and adding citations (there's many small rules, that you don't have to worry about for now, but might come up if you get into it). Contrary to popular belief, Wikipedia maintains accuracy by basing itself on published works of others, not on editor's know-how (editors aren't suppose to add their opinion or their own facts). Most editors aren't gonna care much what happens on those PAX pages, but an editor could potentially tear it apart for not following core conventions.

    Rather than add embedded links, you should add citation tags (which you think covers the important facts within that paragraph or block of text), which looks like this in wikipedia:
    <ref>{{cite web|
    url=http://www.macworld.com/weblogs/gadgets/2007/08/gboxpenny/index.php|
    title=Penny Arcade Expo|
    publisher=Mac World|
    author=Dan Moren|
    date=2007-08-30|
    accessdate=2007-09-09}}</ref>
    
    You just throw it in right after a sentence or paragraph (without those newlines i threw in).

    I edited the PAX 2007 page to get you started. You should see 2 new sections, and a single citation I added on top.

    Also, rather than signing your name at the bottom, you can create your own user page to tell people what articles you've created. Signatures are for actually for discussion pages, not article space.

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  • SergeantAuberieSergeantAuberie Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    falsedef wrote: »
    You're doing good Auberie, and you're catching on very quickly, but there's caveats you need to be aware of:

    You should take a look at the five pillars, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Five_pillars, which will get you started into the behind the scenes editing rules. The hardest part is actually wikifying and adding citations (there's many small rules, that you don't have to worry about for now, but might come up if you get into it). Contrary to popular belief, Wikipedia maintains accuracy by basing itself on published works of others, not on editor's know-how (editors aren't suppose to add their opinion or their own facts). Most editors aren't gonna care much what happens on those PAX pages, but an editor could potentially tear it apart for not following core conventions.

    Rather than add embedded links, you should add citation tags (which you think covers the important facts within that paragraph or block of text), which looks like this in wikipedia:
    <ref>{{cite web|
    url=http://www.macworld.com/weblogs/gadgets/2007/08/gboxpenny/index.php|
    title=Penny Arcade Expo|
    publisher=Mac World|
    author=Dan Moren|
    date=2007-08-30|
    accessdate=2007-09-09}}</ref>
    
    You just throw it in right after a sentence or paragraph (without those newlines i threw in).

    I edited the PAX 2007 page to get you started. You should see 2 new sections, and a single citation I added on top.

    Also, rather than signing your name at the bottom, you can create your own user page to tell people what articles you've created. Signatures are for actually for discussion pages, not article space.


    AWESOME!
    I was wondering about all of these things, but instead of waiting until I could figure it out, I just started experimenting. This is my first Wiki-endeavor (long time reader, first time poster sort of deal), and I just started having fun and trying to learn the Wiki-codes. Thanks so much.. I'll start working on it later today, I think, when I have more time.

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  • mentok1982mentok1982 I could never leave you PAX baby. BaltimoreRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I added some entries to the general PAX page several times. I tried to get others interested, bot no one cared... :(

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