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Editing is limited to NaNoWriMo participants at this time in order to minimize the amount of spam. Click "Login" at the upper right corner. You'll be greeted by the login screen, but there will also be a link where you can request an account. Fill out the information, and you should be approved to edit within a day. (Note: This isn't up as of 8 June.)
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Revision as of 00:28, 17 June 2010

Welcome to Wikiwrimo's FAQ page! Right now this page should probably be called "Rarely Asked Questions", but FAQ makes a better acronym. On to the questions.

About Wikiwrimo

What is Wikiwrimo, anyway?

Wikiwrimo is the unofficial NaNoWriMo wiki by Wrimos, for Wrimos. The ultimate goal is to be not only a glossary but a resource for newbies and oldbies alike.

Is Script Frenzy stuff allowed?

Sure. Wikiwrimo just happened to win the coin toss.

What about (insert unofficial event here)?

Go ahead and make a page for it if it's notable, and by all means add it to the list of timed artistic challenges. Just don't go around adding every little neologism about that event here since this wiki is designed for the official events.

Is this wiki run by NaNoWriMo staff?

Nope. Your admin is a long-time Wrimo with a love of all things NaNoWriMo, a bit of technical skill, and some extra time on her hands. The contributors likely fit categories two and four, with categories one and three varying across the board.

Getting started

Why can't I register? I want to contribute!

Editing is limited to NaNoWriMo or Script Frenzy participants at this time in order to minimize the amount of spam. Go ahead and request an account if you're a participant.

I participated in NaNoWriMo before, but I don't anymore. Can I still request an account and contribute?

As long as you can provide enough evidence that you've done NaNoWriMo before, sure.

My request for an account was rejected! What happened?

The main reason is that you didn't provide sufficient evidence of being a Wrimo. The best way to do this is providing a link to your NaNoWriMo profile. If you happen to be a new Wrimo, links to a few posts you've made are also helpful just to show you're not a spambot.

I can't remember my password. Help!

Try to login, and then click "Forgot your password?" enter the information requested, and you'll receive a temporary password to use. This password was sent to you in plain text, so make sure to change your password to something more secure after logging in.

Editing

How do I edit?

Once you're logged in, find an article you want to edit, click "Edit", and start editing. Make sure to preview before saving your changes just in case something goes wrong. For more information, take a look at the help area, which has just about everything you need to know about editing. If it's not there, ask. Someone will know, and if they don't, someone will look it up.

This article doesn't exist yet, but should. What do I do?

Be bold and create it yourself. That's why the wiki exists.

Someone edited my contribution. Is that allowed?

Yes. In fact, editing each other's contributions is an essential part of the wiki nature. Constant editing and collaboration lead to better articles, which lead to more information for everyone.

Everything else

Why doesn't X work?

If X works on another Mediawiki-powered wiki (e.g. Wikipedia), then chances are they can work here with a little tweaking. Some features, such as email notifications for every little change, are turned off until we observe the impact on the website. If you have any questions or are curious, just ask! We're friendly. Really.