Squad Wiki:Community portal

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Squad Wiki is a community project run entirely by volunteers to provide information for the game Squad. Our community of editors is open to anyone.

The Community portal is your central information hub and starting point for all of you who want to contribute or improve content on this wiki. This page contains very important information for all new wiki editors, so make sure to read it carefully from start to end and regularly come back for updates. Add this page to your watchlist by pressing the star symbol at the top of this page in order to stay in touch with any changes to this page!

Are you entirely new to a wiki? Check out our Wiki Help page with useful information and register your wiki user today. Although you can edit the wiki anonymously without a user, it will improve the community aspect of the wiki greatly if we see a face behind the changes and also gives you a number of useful features to make your life easier (see Wikipedia's reasoning here).

To find other important community pages, check out this list.

Wiki News[edit source]

In the following list you will find status reports, news, updates and announcements concerning the work on the wiki. This should give you an idea where we're at the moment with the wiki and where the community wants to go, with your help.

  • 2016-11-01: The new design and look of the wiki is live - check out the official announcement (scroll to the very end of the newsletter). Chuc, TomNedry and Usgu have been hard at work to pull this off.
  • 2016-09-14: TomNedry and Usgu finished going through all pages of the manual and comparing them with the wiki pages in order to make sure that all content has been transfered safely to the wiki.
  • 2016-07-08: We've made good progress with creating and updating content on the wiki, thanks to you, guys. Now it's time tidy up and bring all those pages into good shape and also update them to the current Squad version. Once we achieve this, the translators can start working on our finished pages.
  • 2016-05-11: The dev announcement of the wiki launch is out! We reached our first major milestone, hooray. Now, lets aim for the next milestone: finishing Task_001, the porting of the Squad user manual to the wiki for the basic gameplay of Squad.
  • 2016-04-13: We are now focusing on tasks 003 and 004. Once we have a resonable foundation for these two pages, we are ready to announce the wiki to the rest of the community. Please help fleshing these out and it will get the job done quicker and gets this thing flying sooner.
  • 2016-04-02: We started the process of setting up the wiki and establishing a good base we all can work with. If you come along, chip in and help out now. Below you see a list of tasks that need attention at the moment. Once the wiki is in good shape to let it lose to the masses, there will be an official announcement on the Squad forums. Most of the content creation will take place then; right now we focus mainly on establishing the foundation so you will be able to work efficiently with the wiki.

Wiki Tasks List[edit source]

In the following list you will see tasks or projects that have been highlighted to the community's attention. The tasks a listed in priority, not sequence of creation; the most important tasks are listed at the top. Anyone can jump in and start editing, you don't even need to create a user. We need you - the success of the wiki depends completely on the participation of the community.

  • Task_007 (2016-08-07): Squad V7 has arrived. It's time to update the wiki with all those new goodies.
    • Task_007-01: Vehicles page extended with content from v7 update news
    • Task_007-02: Vehicle Claiming page created with content from v7 update news
    • Task_007-03: Rally point
      • new cooldown time
      • new squadmember range (8m instead 5m)
      • new icon for Rally Point
    • Task_007-03: Forward Operating Base
      • Forward Operating Bases no longer have an active spawn point when initially deployed.
      • Forward Operating Bases gain an active spawn point after having been placed for 5 minutes (Unless visited by a friendly Logistics truck).
      • Losing a Forward Operating Base's Radio now results in a 20 ticket penalty (was 10).
      • Lower passive supply rate
      • A FOB can now hold a total of 2000 Supplies and 1000 Ammo.
      • Increase supply and ammo points with logistic vehicle
      • New icon FOB
    • Task_007-4: Create page Logistic System with content of v7 update news.
  • Task_006 (2016-07-29): We started focusing our attention on the weapon pages. Read more about it in this forum thread.
  • Task_001 (2016-04-02): The first major content editing task will be to port the Squad user manual to the wiki for the basic gameplay of Squad. There is a lot of work to be done. Use the Squad User manual as your starting material (PDF, OpenOffice, all images), but feel free to change or expand (or reduce) its content when porting it to the wiki. Focus on the manual's chapter 5 as this is the core part of the gameplay. Most of the necessary pages for this have been created on the wiki and are marked as stubs. Pick a page of your choice from that list and work on its completion. Copy over the text from the manual, refine it, add formatting and links, tables and images. On each of these pages you will find some hints given under the keyword "WIKI_TASK" (you can also search the wiki for this keyword). This is intended to make your editor life easier. Please remove the WIKI_TASK from the page after the task is finished or add more hints to it for fellow editors. Read more abou this task in this forum post.
  • Task_005 (2016-04-14): Besides player-based content, there are also sections on server related topics. You will already find a lot of useful content there. Feel free to add more.
  • Task_004 (2016-04-13): Help your fellow newcomer editors get up to speed with editing a wiki. Help expand Wiki Help. If you are a newcomer to wikis yourself, get started with task 001 first and gain some experience working with the wiki. As your experience raises, contribute your knowledge to the Wiki Help.
  • Task_003 (2016-04-12): We need a wiki style guide so all editors create consistent work. Help expand our Wiki Style Guide.
  • Task_002 (2016-04-12): Help improve the look of this wiki. Read here how to do this.

Beyond this list, feel free to create anything on the wiki you feel the wiki and our community needs. If your idea is more than you can do alone, create a task in this list and rally other community members to your cause.

And besides those specific tasks, there is always general work to be done on the wiki. The wiki maintenance category may be a great place to start, or you can start small by fixing spelling, grammar, and other errors you come across. The see what others are working on, check out the Recent Changes page.

Communication Structure[edit source]

We will be using the following communication tools to order to coordinate tasks and communiate information among this wiki community. In order to be effective as a group, communication and coordination is not only important in-game in Squad but also on this wiki. The following commmunication channels exist:

  • Community portal (this page): Central hub and starting point for all editors. Come here if you want to help out.
  • Translation portal: Central hub and starting point for all about translations and languages, todo list of pages that are ready for translation.
  • Admin noticeboard: Here you can notify administrators of issues needing administrative attention.
  • Discussion/Talk page: The Discussion page provides space for editors to discuss about the content a particular page.
  • User page and User talk page: The user page shows personal information and statistics about the user's contributions to the wiki. On the user talk page you can post questions to the user. On both the user page and user talk page you can send him an direct email (under the left-hand side navigation bar "Tools").
  • Discord: On Squad's Discord is a dedicated wiki channel. Hop on to discuss with or ask for help from with the fellow editors, wiki admins, the devs or the community.
  • Forums: The Squad forums are the best place for having extensive discussions with the community or coordinating a larger wiki project with a group of people. With the forums you can also send PMs to forum members or make a poll. Please use this dedicated subforum on all wiki related posts.

Learn more about wiki specific functionality, such as the discussion page, on the Wiki Help page.

Contacts[edit source]

Make sure to use the Admin noticeboard for highlighting issues needing administrative attention. Next level of communication should be on Discord or the forums. If you think you need to directly speak to an admin, see below contacts.

Community administrators[edit source]

Odinnthewanderer (OWI dev, forum: Odin, Discord: Odin#3464) talk  • contribs
MerlinDev (OWI dev, forum: Merlin) talk  • contribs
OffworldIndustries (OWI account, email) talk  • contribs
Usgu (community member, author of the Squad user manual, forum: Usgu, Discord: Usgu#2705) talk  • contribs
Wagnike2 (official Curse Inc. wiki staff) talk  • contribs