How do wikis work?
A wiki is an open source document that anyone can edit or add to. "All of us are smarter than any of us," goes the theory. Wikis are designed to be easy to edit.
For more practical purposes, you can jump right in and edit text on this wiki without knowing anything more than how to click the "edit" button. Should you wish to use wiki-specific formatting and not the simple Visual Editor, you can read more in the wiki markup help page.
How can I help?
If you know about Diablo 4 or the Diablo universe, you can fill in some pages that aren't yet online, or flesh out existing pages. A wiki is a living document, and with the game constantly evolving, there are always changes, updates, and corrections to be made to existing pages.
If you're less of an Diablo 4 expert, or aren't comfortable writing original material, you can help improve existing pages. Almost every page on this wiki could be improved by adding links to other related pages, illustrating the information by inserting images or links to full screenshots, improving the navigation to help people find the pages they seek by adding links or categorisation, or even just italicizing "Diablo 4" as needed.
If you have experience with wikis you can help fix up errors or formatting problems, or work with people who know Diablo 4 or writing, but aren't wiki experts.
If you don't want to get that involved you can make smaller changes such as fixing typos.
If you are a wiki pro and want to help administer the wiki, then get in touch with us at paul @ puredmg.com.
Do I need to know how to code?
No. You can use the inbuilt Visual Editor.
Tables of Contents (like the one to the left of this page) are created automatically from the headings in a page.
Don't be afraid to make changes if you have the info; there's a handy preview button before you commit :)
- Details of the Wiki Markup you can use.
- Wikipedia.org hosts an extensive help section which will answer every conceivable question you might have about writing a wiki.
Do I need an account to contribute?
Yes, your PureDMG account will work on the Diablo 4 wiki or any of our sites. If you need an account, it only takes a moment to register. You can do so here by clicking the login with forum button.
You can then login with the your PureDMG account / PureDiablo forum account (these are the same and you can register via the PureDiablo forums or the main PureDiablo website. Once you log in, you will be asked to authorise access to the wiki. Accept this and you will be returned to the Diablo 4 wiki logged in.
Do I need a PureDMG account
Yes. We have done this to cut down on spammer on the wiki registering advertising and false accounts.
Registration reduces the amount of spam on the wiki, and makes it a more welcome place to visit.
Any guidelines to adding content
The Diablo 4 wiki prides itself on the high standard of site content and so we encourage everyone to check their updates for simple things like spelling and grammar. Also make sure you double check your info before committing. Accurate Diablo 4 information is the key!
Do not add copyrighted content from another on or off-line publication to the Diablo 4 Wiki.
Help, I need advice!
Can I cut and paste content from the Diablo 4 Wiki to my own website?
You may not copy sections or pages from the Diablo 4 Wiki. This wiki is a collaborative effort, and the pages are a result of the efforts of hundreds of Diablo 4 fans. Contributors to the Diablo 4 Wiki have given permission for their work to appear in this wiki, on this site. But nowhere else.
Short, fair use quotations from Diablo 4 Wiki are permitted, (if you want to cite facts to back up your argument in a Diablo II Forum discussion, for instance) providing you clearly cite the source of the quote and provide a link back to the original page on the Diablo 4 Wiki.
Can I cut and paste content from other websites to the wiki?
No, not unless you have the express permission of the copyright holder. Information submitted tothe Diablo 4 Wiki should be your original writing, and don't lie, or we'll know. Quotations are permitted (and encouraged) to support your info, but they should come from original sources, (such as interviews with Diablo II Team members), and not someone else's summary of the information. Read and research, then write your own material.
If I create a page can I stop others amending it?
No. The whole point of a wiki is that all of us are smarter than one of us, and that as much as you or I know about some topic, someone else knows more. That being said, intentional misinformation and inflammatory or libellous comments are prohibited, and pages that deal with controversial subjects or are victimized by malicious editing (also known as vandalism may be temporarily locked. Pages of great importance such as the wiki font page might also be locked from contributor changes.
Can I post my strategy guide on Diablo 4 Wiki?
Yes. The Diablo 4 Wiki is a great place to place your strategy guides. This wiki is the best available source for Diablo 4 information and facts as well as guides. Strategy submissions are welcome at the strategy section of PureDiablo, of course.