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Welcome to the DayZ Wiki! The DayZ Wiki is designed to be a reference for all things DayZ-related. Feel free to create articles on topics as you encounter them, and of course to use the DayZ Wiki as a helpful guide to your DayZ experience. The following help section is created and edited by wiki users, just like the rest of the wiki.

New to wikis?[ | ]

  • A wiki is designed to allow every user to edit its content. If you see something you think could be improved, improve it! Just click the "edit" tab at the top of most pages to edit their contents.
  • Don't be afraid to edit. Part of the wiki system is an integrated version tracking system, so there's never a fear of losing something. If you make a mistake, you or someone else can easily fix it - so take the initiative and make a change if you think it's useful. (Tip: when editing, you can also use the "Preview" button to check how the page will look before you save it!)
  • In general try to write clearly and concisely and make sure you are always aiming to do something which improves the wiki contents. An edit might be to contribute whole paragraphs or pages full of information, or it could be as simple as fixing a typo or spelling mistake. Avoid adding guesswork or opinions.
  • While it's not required reading, the Manual of Style has some handy pointers on how to format pages so they stay consistent with the rest of the wiki. Don't worry if you just want to make a small change, though - go ahead and do it; someone can always update it later if need be to make it consistent.

Basic use[ | ]

Editing Pages[ | ]

Contributing to a wiki is a great way to share your knowledge with others. It only takes a few clicks to edit the content of pages:

  1. Click the "Edit" page tab at the top of the page.
  2. Make changes to the text.
  3. Click the "Save page" button.

Simple as that! You can test out how to edit on the Sandbox page right now.

It's a good idea to use the "Show preview" button to see what your change will look like, before you save it. This is also related to tracking changes because every time you save, this is displayed to others as a separate change. This isn't something to worry about too much, but it's good to get into the habit of eliminating mistakes in your own work, by using a preview before saving, rather than saving several minor corrections afterwards.

Starting a New Page[ | ]

Before you start a new page search to see whether someone has written a similar page before. Choose the title carefully.

Wiki makes it very easy to link wiki pages using a standard syntax (see Links). If you (or anyone else) create a link to an article that doesn't exist yet, the link will be colored red, like this. To start a new page, click on the red link. This takes you to edit mode of the non-existing blank page, which allows for page creation.

Simply type your text, click save and the new page will be created. Once the page has been created, the link will change from red to blue (purple for pages you've visited) indicating that the article now exists.

Usually this is the best way to create a new page, because it means that right from the start, the page will be linked from at least one other place on the wiki (and typically you will want to mesh it into other related pages later). If you are creating a new page without creating any link to it, you may need to ask yourself: Does this page really fit in with the topics already covered in the wiki? Also, how are you expecting visitors to find this page? Normally there is no reason to create a page without first creating a red link to it.

DayZ Wiki is using Capitalized page titles. Examples:

  1. Backpack
  2. Hunting Knife
  3. Towns and Cities (Use and not &. Do not capitalize words like and/of/to...) -

Deleting a Page[ | ]

This is not possible for normal Users. In order to get a certain page deleted then mark it with {{delete}} or post a note on an admins (Users List) talkpage. Example: To post on admin sEi's talkpage then press this link: User talk:SEi and write what page you want deleted and why. He will then get a notice about your post next time he log on to the wiki, and will take action accordingly. (Note: you can post to any user member of the admin group)

Advanced use[ | ]

Editing Pages[ | ]

When editing the wiki please take note on the following:

Summary

Before saving an edit in any page then take the time to fill out the 'summary' with info about your edit. The text you put there is displayed in Recent changes and helps giving a better overview of what is going on in the wiki. - This is not as much needed in minor edits and typo corrections, and you can leave the field empty when you save.

Minor/Major edit?

Before you save your edit think about if it is a major or minor edit, and check the "This is a minor edit" checkbox accordingly. Changing layout, adding headings, much text edit/add... is Major edits. Fixing typos, links, adding short texts and the like is a Minor edit

Using Talk pages[ | ]

All pages have an associated Talk/Discussion page. You can use them to discuss topics regarding the wiki page.

When writing on a Talkpage then always sign your message with your signature.

You do that by adding 4 tildes, like this: ~~~~ to the page.

Your signature wil automagically be created when you save the page.

Eg. If you want to make a major change in a pagelayout or the like. Then it is a good idea to first post the proposal on the talkpage and see if other users agree or have regards to certain topics.

Message to a User[ | ]

If you post on a Users Talkpage then the user will be alerted next time he visits the wiki

See also[ | ]

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