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Wiki References / Now Open For Thread Creation
February 26, 2011, 02:50:10 AM
The board has been opened so you can post any question related to a wiki (or the tech behind it) within this board. 

This thread will remain stickied until it is well know the above is the case. 


Wiki References / The NEW Wiki References [WR] Board
August 21, 2010, 03:56:49 AM
Wiki Reference Disscussion Version II:

Welcome one and all to the second coming of the WK board disscussion thread!  If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns related to this board... then ask them here!
Wiki References / Editors' Test Article
August 21, 2010, 12:54:15 AM
The following is a test article editors may use to home in on their error catching abilities.  This article has spelling, grammar, punctuation, and other such errors which will need to be found during the test taking process.  Taking this test is completely optional, and may be done at any time at the discretion of the tester.  In order to take this test, all that is required is a text editing software such as Microsoft Word or Wordpad.  However, is is extremely recommended that any automated spell checking device on the software is turned off before the text of the test is copied to the document.  Any use of a spell checking device during a test can not be helped if decided upon by the tester, but please remember that it will not help you advance in your abilities.  Once copied, the test taker will manually edit out all the errors he/she may find.  Afterwards, the tester may use a spell checking software to discover the errors he/she may of missed.  Using a software to check for errors will not always result in every error being found, and may flag a correct portion wrong.  As such, a proofreader is highly recommended.  

If you have any questions or suggestions towards the article or its process, please contact me via the NIWA Forums PM system.   Credit to Tacopill for helping me with this. :P

The Test Article:

QuoteA instruction booklet is a brief manual of the the purchased game, as well as a disclaimer, for health, and legal, information.  These pamphlets are published by nintendo of america inc and therefore can be found in all casings of said video games created by nintendo.  Often seen on the front of each booklet is a cool image presenting the game by portraying the title, main protagonist(s), antagonist, and company name.  Although the contents of each publication may very from game to game; each follows a guideline, which, establishes a layout for the order of the information.The first few pages after the front cover holds warnings and CopyRight notices.  Printed red to get the reader's attention, they elucidate the hazards of gaining seizures, radio freqency inteference, eye strain, and battery leakage from game play and or overuse.  Afterwards are copyright and anti-piracy caveats which explain that warranties will be broken if such caveats are not in accordance with.   Many people think that it if unfair for Nintendo to not fix games or consols just because a player might of hacked it.  Nintendo should atleast get paid, but they wont even do that, its unfair.  Succeeding business information is a transition to inn-game details, starting with the table of contents.  Due too some things in one game not exsisting in another game, the table of contents arranges the information in the following order, with some sections being titled differently from one game to another, guided buy the set layout.  story, controls, game screen, items, extras.  Some other pages may be added in between these primary sections, such as characters, or clues four the quest.Invariably first, the story or prolog section simply describes the plot before the events of the games Beginning as well as reveal the goal of the protagonist.  Next to or under each button name is usualy only a few words to help speed along understanding of the action basics in the purchased game.  Following is the game screen Guide, which presents the reader with the icon of each element, and a brief sentence on thier purpose.  included after is the background story about the protagonist and how the mane adventure begins.   Critical gameplay instructions follow, shown the action buttons of the consol used to play the game, and how each button works in gameplay.  These elements include but are not limited to the life gauge, main menu, maps, and the save feature.  Items, or handy collectibles in the game are addressed as equitable objects used to advance inn the game, and are described, as everything else, briefly.   Another transition takes place back too the boring business and legal information at the back-most page's after the in-game details are given.  The back page holds warranty and service information described the length of the warranty, the service promised bye the warranty, limitations, and contract information.  Lastly is the contact information on the back cover, showing nintendo's support website, the phone number the one who called can call for help, the time frame of availability, and the publishers address.

NIWA Discussion / Calendar
June 22, 2010, 03:39:57 PM
My guess is that it may be someone trying ti add an event to the calendar, but I wouldn't know.

What are some interactive flash games you could play over and over again?  

One I just discovered is this.  [Yeah, it's old.]  You play as William Hung dancing in American Idol while he sings "She Bang."  Use the arrow keys to dance plus the spacebar to moonwalk, and there are a few scenes from American Idol to make it more epic
You've seen this in every forum, but this one has a more real-life title. :P  

If you are leaving the forum, or coming back after a long period of time, make that announcement here.

Wiki References / WR Board Updates
June 11, 2010, 08:40:13 PM
Wiki Reference Discussion I/Updates
Wiki References / MediaWiki Information
June 11, 2010, 08:20:59 PM
MediaWiki's Main Site

MediaWiki is an open-source software suite that powers many popular community-edited sites, such as Wikipedia, as well as the wikis that make up the NIWA. MediaWiki allows people from all over the globe to collaboratively build encylopedia-like websites with ease.

MediaWiki is the product of the MediaWiki Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to make the sum of all human knowledge readily available to anyone who wants it. Although they are far from reaching that goal, Wikipedia has become their good first step - luckily for us, the MediaWiki Foundation also wishes to share the software that runs their many informative websites.

MediaWiki uses a special formatting language called wiki markup to format its article pages and content. Wiki markup is easy to learn, making wikis easy to contribute to by pretty much anybody who frequents the internet. In this way, we encourage everyone to get out there and begin contributing to the wikis in the NIWA - the gamer community thanks you for imparting your knowledge to it!
Do you want to understand patrolling?  ...Does HTML coding bring you down?  This thread is here to answer the questions you couldn't answer with your wiki's help pages.  However, please remember to look at your wiki's help pages because they are likely to answer a lot of the questions you may come up with.

All posts should folllow the rules, and try to be detailed as possible with the subject matter you wish to find answers on.  Also, all questions should be wiki-related, as all non-wiki related questions will be deleted on sight.

With that, ask away!
The Lounge / Worst Joke You've Ever Heard
June 11, 2010, 06:52:52 PM

The title says it all, what is the worse joke you've ever heard?  It is corny, or just plain stupid?  Also, please describe why you feel this way, becasue  no one wants to spam the forums with bad jokes... we are more civilized than that. :3

So, what is your favorite Wars game?  I only remember playing one or two of them when I was in elementary school with little memory about it, so I can't really vote.
Other Media / Flash/Youtube Thread: Not So Witty
May 04, 2010, 01:29:31 AM
Do you have a flash or Youtube video you wish to share?  Post them here and let the entertainment roll!

[I don't have any in mind yet]
Pokémon / Rival Name
May 02, 2010, 11:47:11 PM
While "Gary" is fine and dandy... curses or even "Flapjack" are names no rival should be without. So, what do you name your rival and why?
Pokémon / Team Rocket
April 30, 2010, 07:44:06 PM
Prepare for trouble!

They're lame, usually without money, and quite persistent if nothing else: they are Jesse and James of Team Rocket.  While other members of Team Rocket, such as Box... Birch... Butch and Casity are more professinal: you got to love their screw ups.  From Meowth's "Boss Fantasies", to the times they actually got Pikachu only to lose it once more... get ready to [win the] fight.
*This thread could be moved at some point or another.*

Do you want to understand patrolling?  ...Does HTML coding bring you down?  This thread is here to answer the questions you couldn't answer with your wiki's help pages.  However, please remember to look at your wiki's help pages because they are likely to answer a lot of the questions you may come up with.

All posts should folllow the rules, and try to be detailed as possible with the subject matter you wish to find answers on.  Also, all questions should be wiki-related, as all non-wiki related questions will be deleted on site.

With that, ask away!
NIWA Discussion / Ask The Admins & Wiki Staff
April 02, 2010, 12:19:06 AM
[Ripped from Zelda Universe because I'm unoriginal]

Please remember to take any questions on how to improve the forum to the suggestions thread: http://www.niwanetwork.org/forums/index.php?topic=43.0

Ask any of the Mario Wiki / Zelda Wiki / Bulbapedia / Metroid / Wikirby staff anything here from their favorite pie flavor to why penguins will soon rule of world.  Questions can also be about serious issues, so don't be afraid to ask

Neo: It is true that the hair which was cut off your head was used to make a coat?

PS: you could ask the admins too... but no one really cares about them. :P