MHWiki:Editor's Corner

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Welcome to the Editor's Corner. The Editor's Corner contains the basic information that any user wishing to edit the MH Wiki should know, along with a few other pages that editors can use to organize their work, as well as further reading on some editing articles.

Basic Editing Tips

The basic editing tips are meant for the casual editor who plans on adding some information to the MH Wiki. Following these guidelines will ensure that your contribution will require little or no follow up edits.

  1. Before editing, check that your information is factual. Theories and unverified information should never be on the wiki and are best discussed on the forums.
  2. You can start editing an article by clicking on the edit link in each section, or by clicking on the edit tab on the top of the page. Whenever possible, choose to edit a small section of a page instead of the full page. If a page requires edits in multiple sections, edit each section individually.
  3. After finishing the edit, do not click save yet. First make sure you check your edit visually using the "Show preview" button. Check spelling, grammar, formatting, and links to assure they are correct.
  4. If you are lost in your own edit, you can click on the "Show changes" button to see the work you have done.
  5. Make sure to include an Edit Summary of the work you have done. It is the textbox located above the buttons. This will provide other editors with info on the work done, and helps keep the page history organized.
  6. Tick the minor edit box if the information you have added is trivial, or edits involve minor issues such as grammar, spelling etc.
  7. Only after going through the steps 3 to 6, should you then proceed with a save.

Additional Tips

  • Checking the recent page history for past edits is usually a good idea. If the last edit introduced too many errors or will be difficult to correct, then perform an "Undo" instead and start a fresh edit.
  • When performing an undo, make sure to include the reason for the reversion in the edit edit summary.
  • Please use the Editor group set up on Facebook and the Facebook Messenger chat to discuss concerns over content and format before making edits that introduce significant changes. Disagreements should be handled in those groups and not on the Wiki itself.

Important Templates

Templates are called using {{Template Name}}.
Example: SUPER|brie+ is called by using {{SB}} wherever you wish to reference this cheese..

Making comments on User and User:Talk pages

Some additional guidelines for edits to User and User:Talk pages:

  • Avoid editing a User page. Most users prefer that it is left for their own work, such as an introduction or list of things they are working on.
  • When making a new comment on a User:Talk page, make sure to use a section tag using "== A Section Tag ==" by adding 2 equal characters at the front and back of the section header.
  • If you are giving a reply, don't forget to indent it accordingly, as shown in the example below. This is done by adding a ':' colon mark for each level of indent.
  • Lastly, don't forget to sign your comments. It can be done by adding four tildes (~~~~) at the end of the comment.

Things you should not do

The following lists some basic things that you should not be adding or doing on the MH Wiki:

  • Inserting false information. This will likely lead to a block. Serious offenders have been known to be permanently blocked from the wiki.
  • Posting data-gathering requests in Recent News on the forum. Per moderators' request post them in Mouse Lore and Strategy instead.
  • Mentioning players' names. This is for privacy reasons and because the Wiki is not meant for vanity stuff / showing off personal accomplishments.
  • Posting personal hunt results/strategy on any of the main articles. This is best left to the forums.
  • Discussing hunting strategy on the wiki. Again, this is better left to the forums. This is to avoid spamming the Recent changes page with non-wiki related topics.
  • Make multiple consecutive edits to a page. This spams the Recent changes page and makes it more difficult for editors to monitor changes, especially if they are minor and incremental. Always aim to finish your work in one or two edits by making use of the "Show preview" function. Be sure to mark changes as minor if they do not represent significant changes to content. Always mark changes to your own User and My Talk pages as minor.


Editing on this Wiki is done through invitation only and vandalism is highly unlikely. Any concerns over malicious editing should be handled in the Facebook editor's group or brought to the attention of the Devs.

Further Reading

  • Read up on wiki etiquette here: Wikipedia:Wiki etiquette. In short, be polite and civil to other editors, and they will do the same.
  • Wikipedia contains lots of information for the interested editor. Some of the more useful and relevant links:

Editor's Links

This section links to pages that contain more information on the stuff that needs to be done around the MH Wiki. Interested editors are encouraged to visit the links to see how you can help.

  • MHWiki:Manual of Style – Contains the standardized formats of the various sets of pages such as Mouse, Location, Weapon pages etc.
  • MHWiki:Articles needing attention – Contains a list of articles that still have much to be improved upon.
  • MHWiki:Data Links – Contains information on where updates should be applied. For example, when a new mouse is added, the various pages that will need to be updated to keep everything consistent.

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