This page will list out questions you may have about wikis in general.

Q: What is a Wiki?Edit

A wiki is a place where anyone can add information in the form of articles. On Wikia, each community you visit revolves around a single topic. For example, the Shoppe Keep Wikia is about the video game Shoppe Keep.

You will also meet other people on a wiki and can discuss with them the future growth of the wiki, general things about the topic, or random off-topic conversations. Often, the Wikia wikis you visit will have a forum and chat room where you can do these things easily.

Q: How can I write an article?Edit

To start editing a page, you need to click on the "Edit" button on the top-left corner of the page. This will take you to the Visual Editor by default.

In the editor, you will get a live view of your changes in the preview area. In other words, it is similar to how a "what you see is what you get" editor works (also known as a WYSIWYG editor). Once you've made your changes, click on the "Publish" button and the page will go live.

Read the editing help page for more information.

Q: Are there other ways to help?Edit

Besides adding new content to the wiki, yes there is! Some of our existing articles need more information, proofreading, re-structuring, categorizing, and more.

Read the main help page for further information on how to help us out.

Q: What are policies?Edit

Policies are like rules. These are things we ask contributors to follow in order to create a positive and active community. These rules apply to all contributors, registered or anonymous.

Click here to go to the policy main page.

Q: What does it mean when a page is protected?Edit

Page protection can prevent users from editing a page entirely. This is normally done to stop vandalism or edit wars, and is usually temporary. However, a page can be permanently protected in specific cases.

If you cannot edit a page that is protected but you still want something changed, make a forum post and a local administrator may be able to help.

Q: Where can I get more help?Edit

Take a visit to Community Central. From there you can go to the central help page where multiple topics are covered. You can also ask more technical questions on their forums.

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.