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Re: [Icehouse] IGDC Ranking and Deadline

  • Frommiyu <xmiyux@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateTue, 11 Sep 2007 16:03:08 -0400
Alright, I followed the steps and submitted my first ever attempt at interacting with a wiki in any kind of active manner.  Hopefully everything was done correctly and my story can be seen.  So far (with 2 play throughs) we haven't ran into the other concerns mentioned.


On 9/11/07, David Artman <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> From: miyu <xmiyux@xxxxxxxxx>
> While my game club is playing after school I will try to find the game that
> received the comment on the wiki and figure out how to edit the page.

It's REALLY easy:
1) Create a User Account - Basically, click the link in the upper-right
of any page and follow the instructions.
2) Log In - Click the "log in" link in the upper-right of any page and
follow the instructions.
3) Find the Relevant Talk Page - Search on "IGDC" (in the Search field
on left panel of every page) which will automatically bring you to the
IGDC page. Click on one of the listed games (under "Submissions"), then
click the "discussion" link at the top of that game's page.
4) Click the "+" link at the top of THAT page.
5) In the "Subject/headline" field, type "~~~" (no quotes). This will
automatically enter your User ID as a link to your User Talk page
(convenient for anyone wanting to reply directly rather than on the game
Talk page).
6) In the big text box, start typing your feedback or comments.
7) click the "Show preview" button at the bottom of the page to
double-check/proofread your addition.
8) Click the "Save page' button to commit the changes--you *might* be
prompted to verify you are human with one of those "type what you see in
the box" challenges.

Eight steps seems like a lot... but I just did them all (except
registering, #1) in less than fifteen seconds. You get used to it. And
for Talk pages, I wouldn't sweat formatting unless you HAVE to do so.
90% of all that you'd need to format is in the editing toolbar on any
editing page, though, so even that's simple enough (just trust the code,
no matter how odd it looks in edit view).

> At the end of this I may even learn a new skill. :D

Oh, sure, you will. You already HAVE the skill, if you've ever made your
own class handouts--you just, now, have to learn the sequence of buttons
that makes a wiki different from MS Word or your e-mail client. Frankly,
if you can register for and post to a modern forum, then a wiki is
absolutely no different (well, OK, you click "edit" instead of "post
reply" and you have to actually try to navigate to a page to "make" a
new one, rather than click "post new"; but those are very trivial
distinctions after you've done it once or twice).

> Also, I never meant to denigrate their potential input.

I trust you can filter the inconsequential from the topics of
substance... but even the "silly" stuff can provide insights, right?
I've never heard a joke that didn't rely on some kernel of the truth, to
be humorous....

Thanks again; happy judging!

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