Ideas for blog series
- Check spam folder
- Approval is manual, usually takes a day, can be longer.
- How can I contribute?
- How do I categorize pages/images? (Special:UncategorizedFiles and Help:Rules#Files / Special:Categories)
- Editing Tips
- Learn from others (Just don't make changes)
- Show Preview
- Syntax Highlighter
- Move a page to fix a spelling, don't create a new one
- MediaWiki Reference Card
- Adding an OPID (Category:Needs OPID)
- Adding a Device - Help:Add a Picture (File:Device_needed.jpg#filelinks)
- Adding a profile photo - Help:Add a Picture (File:Photo_needed.jpg#filelinks)
- Fun bonus tricks
- Alt text for images
- Calling out Interesting or Well Done pages
Approving New Users
Duplicate Account Email Text
If a user account is requested by someone who already has one, we reject the request and set the email text as below (filling in their old user name and associated email address). The user name can be found by seeing what links to their persona page. The email address can be found using Special:UserCredentials and their user name.
Greetings! You already have an account on the wiki. Your old user account name is: The email address associated with your account is: The wiki can reset your password at: http://wiki.eastkingdom.org/index.php?title=Special:PasswordReset In Service, Symon of Barnesdale
Welcome Email Text
If a user account is requested, and the email address confirmed, then the account is created with the user info set to a redirect to their persona page (Ex: #REDIRECT [[Symon of Barnesdale]]) and the below message in the email. Create their persona page using the populace boiler plate.
Welcome! Please let me know if you have any questions or run into any problems. If the name on your populace page is incorrect, please use the Move tab at the top to rename it. - Symon of Barnesdale firstname.lastname@example.org EK Wiki hints: * http://wiki.eastkingdom.org/index.php/Help:Edit_a_Page * http://wiki.eastkingdom.org/index.php/Help:Add_a_Picture
Unconfirmed Account Email Text
When an account has not been confirmed after a few days, I email them the following message. In addition to checking on their request, it lets me test their email address. If the address doesn't work for some reason, then they will never be able to receive their password, so the request is deleted. If they don't respond within a week, the request is deleted. In either case, they can always request an account again later.
Greetings! I noticed that you had started the process for getting an account on the EK Wiki, but didn't finish. You should have received an email from the Wiki to confirm your email address. (Possibly got put in your spam folder?) After confirming your address I would get a notice to activate your account. Are you still interested in an account? If so, I will go ahead and active it. In Service, Symon of Barnesdale