Announcement Wiki & Guides - Important

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  • Wiki & Guides - Important

    Hello everyone,

    This thread is explanation of everything that Wiki & Guides team does and how. If you are new to the team, please read first.

    Ogame Origin has several teams:
    • OGame Tech - for technical issues, monitoring and reporting new/unknown bugs, to respond on possible solutions or feedback regarding updates (OGame Tech DPA only)
    • Game Team - for game team related tutorials, tools and etc (any OGame game side DPA)
    • OGame/Ideas Planet - for ideas, suggestions, discussions regarding possible changes (everyone)
    • Tools & Skins - for tools that improve the game, visual look, calculations.. (everyone)
    • Loca - for translates on all supported languages using wiki text (everyone)
    • Wiki & Guides - for guides, tutorials and tactics to help new players to play and understand the game (everyone)

    What does the Wiki & Guides team do?

    Main job for Wiki & Guides team is to prepare english version of each guide, tutorial and tactics.
    Once text is done, its being uploaded to OGame Wiki and then Loca team translate it to their own language.
    Every user, teamler and origin teamler can participate here without any troubles.

    OGame Wiki:
    Wiki section: (news, tables, plans, meetings)
    Tutorials and guides section: (text that we work on)

    We also have: FAQ, General, FAQ system (video guides).

  • How to work?

    Job is pretty simple.

    • Open one of tutorials/guides/tactics (that we are working at) from
    • First post is explanation of the guide (description, author, what needs to be done, changelogs)
    • Second post is usually final post of that guide. Usually its locked and named as Final.
    • Point is to read that post, to see when its updated in later posts and to read discussion regarding specific sentences, information, whats important..
    • and then give us your opinion, feedback, suggestion, advice, idea how to make better or even new concept

    If tutorial/guide tactic is not written yet
    • feel free to follow general protocols on how to handle (no formating, no colours, no codes besides wiki ones)
    • You can start it alone, you can give us build of how you see that.. and we will try to work on it together
    • Opinions and ideas MATTERS!

    How to work?

    Main points to keep in mind while working on tutorials:
    1) you are explaining to beginners - be clear
    2) you are sharing your knowledge - be objective (they might wont understand)
    3) you are writing tutorial, not a novel - be short
    4) your writing style have to be easy to understand - be simple
    5) guide mustn't be overcrowded - make sure it looks readable on 1st view

    - clear
    - simple
    - short
    - objective
    - readable
    - correct grammar and spelling

    Every guide must have:
    - short and 'interesting title'
    - clear message and state point of each argument
    - advice (not only text text)
    - sense
    - dose of motivation (if is possible)

    Style and technique:
    1) do not use colors, bold, strikeouts - plain text only
    2) do not use different size of letters, different fonts
    - use only normal font, normal font size, normal color letters

    2 why? 2 that's why
    We have 2 different guides:
    ~ Wiki guides which use different code so only plain text is recognized
    so Wiki team will take care of technique while uploading it
    Wiki guides are here: Tutorials / Guides / Tactics

    ~ Board guides which use full BB code - for those feel free to use anything you like
    Board guides are everything else: Rest of section

    When you are editing, changing, fixing, correcting guide sample:

    1) do not use quotes - add text whole and do the edits on it
    2) please use the color to highlight words and parts you edited to be clearly visible for rest of us

    Further on:
    1) we want to have short version of each guide
    - check more on: Click here

    Type of work:
    1) we will work as group work in steps
    few guides per week
    - more info about next meeting will be announced in timeline thread

    Be creative:
    We are looking to have your help, to hear your ideas, suggestions and feedback in general
    Every help is more than welcome