Project Clean-up is designed to help clean up Deltora Quest Wiki by listing numerous high-priority jobs that need completion.
Considering the state of many articles, I've created a list of things/jobs to do in order to organise and clean-up the DQ Wiki. While it may take a while and many things may still need to be added to the list, if everyone helps, it'll make the task easier! Please continue though, with any personal projects you may have (i.e. re-writing all of the Flora/Fauna pages).
Choose something from the list, or help with a bit of everything. Leave a comment stating what you will help with, or make a suggestion of something that needs to be added to the list. Don't be afraid to make suggestions! When a job has been completed, make sure to leave a comment and it will be marked off.
Below is the list of jobs/things that I have made that need either to be worked on, or discussed. If you would like to discuss a certain job, either write a comment here, use the Forums or write on Belt of Deltora's Message Wall.
Found here, we currently have 48 uncatergorized pages. These pages will need to be sorted through one by one and be categorised correctly. The pages will also need to be checked for any mistakes or badly written articles, and be marked with either the "stub" or "Improve Article" template.
Because some pages need to be renamed and/or deleted, an Admin would best be suited for the task.
Only an Admin can access the page, but I will list them here for other's sake:
Stubs/Short Artciles/Badly Written Articles
This also relates to the Manual of Style (see below).
Many articles are poorly written and need A LOT of work. Some articles double up with others and need to be deleted.
These categories should help, although I can not guarantee the accuracy because many of them have already been re-written, but the templates were forgotten to be removed.
Many pages are in need of images or need to be updated to a higher quality, especially images from the anime. DQA has HD footage of the anime and has already updated some images.
This category lists all the artciles in need of images, although it is ot 100% accurate, as some articles, even though they have images, still have the 'In need of Images' template.
Many articles about the books need to be re-written. A few of them are missing the Book Template and the majority of them are missing information. Please use the Manual of Style when writing.
Many pages for main characters, such as Lief, Jasmine and Barda, need to be re-written and added to immensely. Detail needs to be added, images also and general information.
Manual of Style
LapisScarab started to work on a Manual of Style, although it may need to be revised. Please speak to Lapis about perhaps writing a new one, or adding to the previous one, which can be found on this page, here. Things like tense, even though already discussed, may need to be brought up again to help the wiki's articles be more consistent.
When the MoS is properly revised, articles will need to be sorted through and made sure they are written to the right standard/style.
A Timeline/History of Deltora needs to be written to correctly show how things happened and when they happened. A classification system could be made based on 'Before Downfall of Deltora' etc. Use the Avatar's Wiki's Timeline as a guide to help write and make it.
When the Timeline is written, articles describing events may need to be changed to show when they happened, and the tense may need to be changed as well.
I have created a page called History of the world Deltora. The Timeline page redirects to it.
Although we are advertised on Wikia's main site already, the DQ Wiki needs to be advertised in order to recruit more editors and get more people visiting the wiki. A Facebook page could be created for the Wiki, for example. Please discuss if you have any ideas on how to better advertise.
I have noticed many pages categorised incorrectly. Many categories are pointless and will need to be deleted. Someone will need to go through each category and make sure articles have been correctly caterogorised. Because categories may need to be deleted, an Admin would best for the job. A list of all Categories can be found here.
Many images on the wiki are copyrighted, mostly by Scholastic. Eventually a template will have to be created to show that the image is copyright of Scholastic and is used under the Fair Dealing copyright law. The Elder Scrolls Wiki is a good example of a wiki who copyrights their images correctly. This will have to be discussed with other members.
Wanted pages and Insights wanted pages
There are many pages that are linked to, but haven't been created. These pages will need to be checked that they haven't already been made. Pages at the top, with the most links to, are higher priority then the other ones.
Many pages have incorrectly placed templates. Some pages need to be updated to the correct template, and many of them need to be deleted. Someone will need to sort pages and attach templates to articles that need them, delete mis-placed templtes and update pages to the right template. If templates need to be created, talk to Belt of Deltora
Anime Episode Pages
I have created an Episode Infobox. It will need to be put on every episode page and information filled in accuratly. It is reccomened someone with access to the anime episodes does this.