How can I add a new category? I added a (very incomplete) page on muskets and feel that there could be a background information category - especially since a few of the wanted articles could fall under it. Thanks!
The easiest way I can explain this is for you to go to the "add category" section in the page you created, add whatever category you think is appropriate, and then save it. When you go back to viewing the page, click on the category that you just put down, and it'll take you to the create a category page.
Hi Brainwasher, Im new to editing on this wiki and Im currently going to make a page about the Pirate armed citizenry. I get alot of my sources of wonga, and thank you for editing my page. I will try and help keep this wiki going. Thank you.
I see that searching for "Empire: Total War" redirects to the main page of the wiki. On the other hand there is an article named "Empire: Total War (game)" which is too much text flooded and copied directly from the Wikipedia article. I believe this article should be renamed to just "Empire: Total War" and needs a major restructuring. In the past I had hunted for various concept arts and pictures of the game so I can provide them in order to make the article more colorful.
If you move your mouse over the green jigsaw puzzle that represents the template in visual mode (it's displayed directly at the beginning of a template in source mode), then you'll see then name of the template. Copy and paste that name in the search bar, and go to search "Everything" instead of "Pages". You'll find the template page and can edit from there.
Just a warning, though, if you don't know exactly what you're doing, you can potentially mess up the entire template into a pile of gibberish. There's a sandbox mode where you can test and tweak your own practice templates, but I'm not sure exactly how to do that. Maybe True Aranel would have a better idea; you should ask him.
One thing I've found to be helpful is to look at a list of existing templates and figure it out from there. You could also probably find a lot of guides of how to make templates on wikia central or google.
Out of curiosity, what are you thinking of making?
haha, well basically everyone who once edited there. You might want to talk to...Yuri Kaslov, who had no love for Byzantine, or Fidei Defensor, who was neutral but I felt always harbored dislike for the guy.
If you feel sincerely that Byzantine is causing problems for total war wiki (which he/she is), I'd advise for you to take it up to wikia central. If anyone can do anything about that situation, it'd be them.
The last time I let someone do that, they arrogantly told me that they could do it all easily before writing a couple of half-assed articles and then disappearing without a trace.
So let's make a compromise: if you (and anyone else you can convince) can promise that you will initiate and finish all information not related to etw games, go ahead. If you can't make that guarantee, then no dice. I may assist you, but only in grammar and formatting, as I have not played the other total war games heavily.
That's still not good enough, for now. If you can get other people aboard the team that can fill up the holes you have, then I say go for it. But otherwise we're going to have a wiki called "Empire: Total War Wiki" that inexplicably has some stuff from two total war games but not on any of the others.
If we are going to expand in any direction, I propose this:
How's about we make absolutely sure that all the articles pertaining directly to Empire: Total War are completed first. Then, I'd say that we either start from Shogun I and work our way from there, or Napoleon since that's the most similar thematically to Empire.