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Just in case someone does major damage, here's the entire page as of May 19.<br>
Just in case someone does major damage, here's the entire page as of May 19.<br>
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<nowiki><big>'''Welcome to Erfwiki'''</big>
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<nowiki<big>'''Welcome to Erfwiki'''</big>
This is a [[Arkentools|tool]]. Use it as the [[Titans]] would.
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=== Purpose ===
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== Purpose ==
This wiki is meant to keep track of information about [[Erfworld]] and things related to Erfworld.  It is the definitive source of [[canon]], [[proposed canon]], and [[speculation]] about the [[story]], [[setting]] and [[Erfworld Mechanics|mechanics]] of the Erfworld universe.  Our operating principle is to "[[Useful Information|add useful information]]."  Even trivial and tangential information and topics that pass this usefulness test should be added.
This wiki is meant to keep track of information about [[Erfworld]] and things related to Erfworld.  It is the definitive source of [[canon]], [[proposed canon]], and [[speculation]] about the [[story]], [[setting]] and [[Erfworld Mechanics|mechanics]] of the Erfworld universe.  Our operating principle is to "[[Useful Information|add useful information]]."  Even trivial and tangential information and topics that pass this usefulness test should be added.
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Check out the [[To Do]] list.
Check out the [[To Do]] list.
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==Particularly Significant Pages==
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*'''[[Descriptive Table of Contents]]''' -- A table of contents for Erfwiki's complete, annotated archive of the Erfworld comic and related materials. Each page of the story (whether comics or prose) has its own wiki page, with transcribed dialog, text descriptions of the panels, and footnotes to highlight and explain various points of interest.
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*'''[[Guidelines for fan art|Guidelines For Fan Art]]''' -- A brief word from Rob on the do-s and don't-s of using Erfworld content.
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This wiki was started April 4, 2009.
This wiki was started April 4, 2009.
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Revision as of 21:04, 31 October 2009

This is the archive for the talk page of the old main page. A copy of the code of the old main page is inculded at the bottom

Contents

Archive

Separating articles and/or article content into the (very much necessary) categories of canon, proposed canon, and speculation is going to be a chore. Marking them with three distinctive text colours would probably be a dumb idea. --130.232.134.69 13:45, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Should we replace links that go to Giantitp with links to erfworld.com? Or will both be used? Or just one?--70.139.85.108 04:49, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

I'd suggest: replace the links, but not as a particulary high priority.SteveMB 15:33, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

Modifying this page

On May 19, a couple of attempts were made to add spam links to this page. If you detect such an attempt, do not try to fix the problem by editing the page. Go to the "History" page and use the "Undo" feature to remove the change. As a result of a couple of kind-hearted and well-meant repairs, two very important and LEGAL sections disappeared, probably because the repairs were made without noticing the spam deleted those sections. I have undone everything that occurred on the 19th, and restored it to the state of the previous day. --Kreistor 05:12, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

I've requested in the forums that some security be tossed onto the main page. Being as they only appear to be attacking that page, locking it down should be fairly easy. --Ichthus (eyeBook) 09:16, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
Is there any sort of CAPTCHA plugin one could add to the registration page? I'm not familiar with modding wiki software so I'm not even sure something like it exists. --Sethram 16:24, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
Oh, they're not registering. Security is currently set to anonymous edits and page creation. --Ichthus (eyeBook) 17:19, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
True, but more security is never a bad idea, IMO. --Sethram 17:35, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
Happened again. Well meaning user edited instead of Undo'ed. --Kreistor 20:11, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Okay, Harknell locked the page down. Very good idea. Thanks. --Kreistor 13:09, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Temporary Backup of Main Page

Just in case someone does major damage, here's the entire page as of May 19.

<nowikiWelcome to Erfwiki

This is a tool. Use it as the Titans would.

Purpose

This wiki is meant to keep track of information about Erfworld and things related to Erfworld. It is the definitive source of canon, proposed canon, and speculation about the story, setting and mechanics of the Erfworld universe. Our operating principle is to "add useful information." Even trivial and tangential information and topics that pass this usefulness test should be added.

Terms

This is a community project, by and for the readers, fans, and creators of Erfworld. All work on this wiki is considered a contribution, given freely in the spirit of a supportive, collaborative effort. Anything you post or edit to this site may be used by yourself or others within the terms of a Creative Commons noncommercial license. You also grant unlimited use of any work posted here to the creators of Erfworld, without claim to compensation or attribution. Note that "use" means "we can use it" not "we own it." If you post your own fan art of, say, Bogroll here, you still own it and can use it within the guidelines for fan art. It's just that you also grant license to the community to use it noncommercially, and to the creators to use it in any way.

Rules

Articles which are not about the Erfworld universe will be a lot like articles in any other wiki. For instance, the article on conventions can be an account of past and future conventions attended by Jamie and Rob, with no special rules other than to keep things reasonably factual and relevant. Do not use rules or policies from Wikipedia. This is not an encyclopedia, but a Tool.

Articles about the Erfworld universe will have one to three sections: canon, proposed canon, and speculation. An article may start out as speculation, but be elevated to proposed canon or canon over time. For instance, say you are wondering about pink dwagons. You have seen them in the comic, using a breath weapon that seems to work like bubble gum. You create an article about pink dwagons with your guesses about the function of their breath weapon, and place all your information in a section labeled Speculation, or some of it in that section, and the parts you are pretty sure are close to the way it really works in Erfworld as Proposed Canon. Rob, Jamie, or someone they appoint will take a look at the proposed canon and possibly elevate it to a section called Canon. Canon information can be generally relied on to reflect "the way things are in Erfworld, according to the creators."

Making Stuff Up

You are welcome to add your own material to the Erfworld universe. Fan-created material that doesn't conflict with the Canon of Erfworld is called Fanon, and should be labeled as such, to make it clear that it's not part of the official Erfworld body. While there are no hard limits to what kind of Fanon you can make, be aware that the Terms of Use and Fan Creation Guidelines grant full and unlimited use of your ideas to the creators of Erfworld, and that other fans are free to edit anything you post.

Where to Start

Anywhere. Create or edit the article for your personal favorite thing about Erfworld, or just jump in any place you feel you have something to add. You may pull whole articles from the scratchpad wiki on Wikia as starters, if you like.

Be sure to check what is already there and what is needed.

Check out the To Do list.

Particularly Significant Pages

  • Descriptive Table of Contents -- A table of contents for Erfwiki's complete, annotated archive of the Erfworld comic and related materials. Each page of the story (whether comics or prose) has its own wiki page, with transcribed dialog, text descriptions of the panels, and footnotes to highlight and explain various points of interest.
  • Guidelines For Fan Art -- A brief word from Rob on the do-s and don't-s of using Erfworld content.


This wiki was started April 4, 2009. </nowiki>

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