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If you want to help improve Green Hell Wiki with your vast knowledge of the game or your amazing photographer skills, then this is the page for you!


Basics[edit source]

  • A wiki is a website that is designed to be editable by anyone. If you see something you think could do with improvement, then go ahead and improve it. Just click the "Edit" button at the top of the page. On some pages, you may have to sign up and log in before you can edit, but it's free and easy to do so.
  • Don't be afraid to edit. An important part of the wiki system is the ability for you and other users to see, and revert to, previous versions of a page. If you make a mistake, someone can fix it, be it you or someone else. (Tip: Always use the "Show Preview" button at the bottom of the page to see what it will look like before publishing your changes)
  • Adding a short summary of the changes you've made can be a big help when skimming through the history page.
  • If you don't know how to format a page, then you may want to check the editing help for advice.
  • If you want to experiment with the code of the wiki software, then use the [[{:Sandbox|sandbox page]].


How You Can Contribute[edit source]

Looking for something to do to improve the Wiki, but you are not sure where to start? Here are some suggestions:

  • Expand a Stub - Some articles are merely placeholders, waiting for someone like yourself to come along and grow them into something more useful. For a list of articles in need of further expansion or revision, see Category:Stubs.
  • Improve Existing Content – Many articles can be improved and expanded upon. You could roam the site looking for articles that you feel are too vague, missing information, or have sentences and paragraphs which need rewording to be more understandable. If you notice information that is missing from an article, add it.
  • Fix Errors - Examples of this would include grammar or spelling mistakes. Large quantities of small fixes can greatly improve the quality of the wiki.
  • Write a New Article – Is there something we're missing? You should add it.
  • Make a Suggestion - Think an article would be better with a different name? Two or more pages should be combined? Maybe something should be removed altogether? Suggest a move, a merge, or a delete.
  • Monitor Articles - You can monitor the recent changes list and/or watch articles to catch and fix mistakes as well as help prevent vandalism.



How Do I Edit A Wiki?[edit source]

Before you start editing, it is recommended that you read these sections first as a guide:

You can always take a look at the source information for how it is set out. Looking doesn't do any harm. Some pages are more complicated than others, though the more you look and edit, the better you will become.

The Gamepedia Help Guide, has TONS of information that will get you started or keeping you going: https://help.gamepedia.com/Gamepedia_Help_Wiki

You should consider registering so you can keep track of your work, no sense in all that hard work going without a name! Special:UserLogin



How Can I Help?[edit source]

This section will help guide you to where Green Hell Wiki NEEDS your expertise the most. Remember, there's always pages that haven't been tagged or marked. You never know what pages could need your help.

Updating Pages With Patchnote Updates[edit source]

One of the easiest ways to help The Green Hell is to update the patchnotes on relevant pages.

Patchnotes Formatted contains all the patch notes that have already been formatted! All you have to do is Copy and Paste them on to the pages!
Adding Patchnotes contains the guide if you are looking for more help.


Pages That Need New Screenshots or Missing Images[edit source]

Click here: Wanted Images

Not all images that need updating/replacing on the Wiki are listed here, check some assorted pages, you'll probably find more that need your photography skills!

You don't have to use the same name as this will replace the image, you can always upload it with a new name and move the old image to the gallery, this is up to you.

How Do I Take A Screenshot?[edit source]

To take a screenshot, press F12. This is the default key within Steam for taking screenshots.

How Do I Access My Screenshots?[edit source]

  • Close the game OR Alt-Tab
  • Open up Steam
  • Go to Library
  • Find Green Hell
  • Right Click on Green Hell
  • Click on View Screenshots
  • Then Click on SHOW ON DISK

It will then open a folder with all your screenshots that you can now use.

Are There Rules When It Comes To Images?[edit source]

It is preferential if the images have the following:

  • You may consider cropping out unnecessary parts of the picture, this will make your image stand out more and give it focus. Though ONLY if its relevant, this is up to you.
  • Try and keep the pictures relatively bright and colorful. Dark images can be harder to see.
  • Try and make sure the images aren't too large in size or too high in quality, they will take much longer to load and people might not even see them before they leave the page!


Replacing Images That Are Poor Quality[edit source]

Sometimes people upload images with the best intention, but often overlook the quality of the image. If you notice an image that is poor quality, feel free to update it with a higher quality image. Poor quality images can be spotted by:

  • Clicking on the image and see its resolution, if it's really low, it might have to go.
  • It looks blurry or grainy.
  • It looks very dark or its hard to make whats actually going on in the picture.
  • You ask yourself, Is that even an image from Green Hell?

I Want To Replace An Image, But It's Still Relevant?[edit source]

Send it to the Gallery!

Or you can create a Gallery at the bottom of the page, before the category sections, but after the patch notes.


Pages That Need Confirmation Or Testing[edit source]

Click here: Needs Confirmation

Pages that need confirming, checking, double checking, or rectifying. You may have the answers, provide these pages with your Wisdom!


Pages That Need Work[edit source]

These pages need more information or are too short, expand these with your knowledge of Green Hell!

Not all pages that need expanding/updating on the Green Hell Wiki are listed here, there's plenty more out there that could use you knowledge of the game. These pages need more information or are too short or lack revisions that may need work, expand these with your knowledge of Green Hell! Click here: Short articles or here Pages with fewest revisions

These pages are often outdated, need formatting, sorting, tidying, or additional information. These are most likely more complex jobs though if you're ambitious and you know your stuff, you've probably come to the right place! There are pages that have the fewest revisions, good chance these ones need updating. Click here: Pages that need cleaning up



I Want To Help, But I Can't or I Don't Know What To Do!?[edit source]

Sometimes you will come across things that need updating, fixing, changing, formatting, etc. and you can't do it. This could be lack of time, knowledge, experience, or wiki's might be too scary. Here are some ways you can help notify other people so they can have the problem fixed.

Don't be afraid to use these! You won't get in trouble if you make a mistake by placing these.

Citation Needed[edit source]

If you've changed updated something that you are not 100% sure on, or if you notice something that doesn't seem quite right. Then place this next to the piece of information and someone else will take a look or test it:

{{citation needed}}

Image Needs Adding[edit source]

If you notice an image that needs adding, then place this at the top of the page:

{{MissingImage}}

Image Needs Updating[edit source]

If you notice an image that needs updating, then place this at the top of the page:

{{{{reupload|reason}}}}

Page Needs More Information or Expanding[edit source]

If you notice a page that is really short, or has a lack of information. Then place this at the top of the page:

{{Stub}}

Page Needs A Clean Up[edit source]

If you noticed a page that needs work done with formatting, sorting, tidying etc., then place this at the top of the page:

{{cleanup|Reason}}

Make sure you change the "Reason" to what you think needs cleaning up, so we know what it is that needs fixing.