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The third book of the trilogy, The Doors of Stone is expected to be published in 2016 at earliest. Once the book comes out, buckets of new information will be available for us to update in this wiki. In the meantime, the administration team of Kingkiller Chronicle Wiki aims to improve the wiki as much as possible. There are still tons of work to do, but many (new) users do not know how they can help. We would like to introduce the WIP Project to give you some directions.

The WIP Project is a Work In Process project with specifically defined tasks that users can perform. Anyone interested in helping can do so by replying in this forum topic. Your name will be added to the list of "performers" of the task. It is recommended that you create an account first. An account gives you the benefit of having all your work credited to your username and the opportunity to earn fun achievement badges for your hard work.

Overview Edit

# Task Status Performers
1 Find duplicate images and mark them for deletion Complete Ziggelly
2 Source copyrighted images properly Complete Ziggelly
Ohmystars
3 Add infoboxes to all relevant in-universe articles On-going Ziggelly
4 Integrate dead-end pages into the wiki On-going -
5 Help orphaned pages find their parents On-going -
6 Expand stub articles On-going Ivorydoom
Ohmystars
Ziggelly
7 Improve articles needing help On-going Ivorydoom
Ohmystars
Ziggelly
8 Write new articles based on requested subjects On-going -
9 Help construct the timeline of events in the Chronicle On-going Read Sleep Eat
Winged ruby
Ohmystars
10 Add all book editions to the wiki Complete Ohmystars
11 Write articles about the chapters On-going Read Sleep Eat
12 Find non-Kingkiller related images and mark them for deletion Complete Ohmystars

On-going tasks Edit

Task 3: Add infoboxes to all relevant in-universe articles Edit

Infoboxes are tables designed to consistently present data information on aspects that the articles share. We have created the following infoboxes:

Performers of this task are recommended to follow the following instructions:

  1. Head over to an article in one of the above categories. Please note that the {{book infobox}} is already added to all relevant pages.
  2. Click edit and place your cursor on the top of the page (but below the quote if there is one).
    1. In the Visual Editor, click "Insert" in the toolbar, then "Template". Search for the template name, i.e. "character infobox". Click on the template to add it to the article. Fill in the fields in the popup window and click "apply changes".
    2. In the classic Editor - Visual Mode, click "add other templates" in the sidebar. Search for the template name, i.e. "character infobox". Click "insert". Fill in the fields in the popup window and click "Ok".
    3. In the classic Editor - Source mode, copy the syntax from the template page and paste it there. Fill in the fields.
  3. DONE! Add infobox to the next article.

Remember to only fill in the fields we have data of. Others you can leave empty.

Task 4: Help orphaned pages find their parents Edit

Orphaned pages are pages that are not linked from or transcluded into other pages in the wiki. That means that with the exception of specifically searching for them they aren't reachable by links from related pages. It is therefore helpful to add links from other suitable pages with similar and/or related information.

Performers of this task are recommended to follow the following instructions:

  1. Head over to the list of all orphaned pages.
  2. Choose one article from the list.
  3. Search for articles with similar and/or related information. You can start by clicking on the links in the page itself, but also search for any article mentioning your subject.
  4. When you find an appropriate page, insert a meaningful link to the orphaned article. In the edit summary you can write something like "Adding link to orphaned article"
  5. Once the article has one or more links that fit the criteria, remove the {{orphan}} tag, if one is present. Make sure to update the edit summary to reflect the article has been de-orphaned: "Successfully de-orphaned!"
  6. DONE! Proceed with the next orphaned page.

Task 5: Integrate dead-end pages into the wiki Edit

Dead-end pages are pages that contains no internal links to other articles in the wiki. Adding links to these pages will help to integrate them into the wiki, and assist readers by allowing for easy cross-referencing of information.

Performers of this task are recommended to follow the following instructions:

  1. Head over to the list of all dead-end pages.
  2. Choose one article from the list.
  3. Click edit. Try to incorporate relevant links to other articles within the text. Before saving the edit, check that the link connects to the article you intended (and not, for example, to a disambiguation page). Remember to only add links that are relevant to the context. An article with an excessive number of links is said to be overlinked; this can be distracting, and makes it harder for the reader to identify links which might actually aid their understanding of the subject.
  4. The article may need other cleanup. If so, fix the problems yourself or add the appropriate cleanup tag: {{needhelp}} for medium-sized articles lacking critical information, style and formatting, and {{stub}} for short stub articles needing expansion.
  5. Once links have been added to the article, remove the {{dead end}} tag. Make sure to update the edit summary to reflect your changes: "Added links to other articles".
  6. DONE! Proceed with the next dead-end page.

Task 6: Expand stub articles Edit

A stub is an article containing only one or a few sentences of text that, although providing some useful information, is too short to provide encyclopedic coverage of a subject, and that is capable of expansion.

Performers of this task are recommended to follow the following instructions:

  1. Head over to the Category:Article stubs.
  2. Choose one article from the list.
  3. Click edit. Try to expand upon the basic information. Internally link relevant words, so that users unfamiliar with the subject can understand what you have written. Avoid linking words needlessly; instead, consider which words may require further definition for a casual reader to understand the article. Don't forget to add sources for the information you have put into the stub!
  4. Once a stub has been properly expanded and becomes a larger article, any editor may remove its {{stub}} tag. No administrator action or formal permission is needed. If the article is expanded but still does not meet all the guidelines in our policy (see our Manual of style and Layout guide), then replace the stub tag with the {{needhelp}} tag, so other users know that work still has to be done on the article.
  5. DONE! Proceed with the next stub page.

Task 7: Improve articles needing help Edit

We have tagged some medium-sized articles with the {{needhelp}} tag. These articles long enough not to be stubs anymore, but still lack critical information on the subject and/or the proper style or formatting required to be in compliance with our wiki's policy.

Performers of this task are recommended to follow the following instructions:

  1. Head over to the Category:Articles needing help.
  2. Choose one article from the list.
  3. Click edit. Add the critical information that is lacking and change the text so that it has the proper style and formatting as per our Manual of style and Layout guide. Don't forget to add sources for the information you have put into the stub!
  4. Once the article has been properly edited, any editor may remove its {{needhelp}} tag. No administrator action or formal permission is needed.
  5. DONE! Proceed with the next article needing help.

Task 8: Write new articles based on requested subjects Edit

Despite the fact that the wiki currently houses ~400 articles (redirect pages excluded), there is still a lot of topics uncovered. You can help out by writing a new article about user-requested subjects.

Performers of this task are recommended to follow the following instructions:

  1. Head over to the forum thread with article requests
  2. Choose one topic from the list.
  3. Write a new article. Make sure you follow our Manual of style and Layout guide. If the article is still too short, mark it as a {{stub}}, so other users can help improve it.
  4. DONE! Once you have written an article, please reply at the forum topic. Notifying others about it. Write the next article.

Of course you can also write a new article about something not requested by users. The requests are only meant for inspiration.

Task 9: Help construct the timeline of events in the Chronicle Edit

Kingkiller Chronicle Wiki attempts to lay out the most important points in the history of the events in Temerant and Kvothe's life, based on dates and information given in the novels and supporting material. Help out constructing the timeline.

Performers of this task are recommended to follow the following instructions:

  1. Head over to the Timeline article.
  2. Update the table with new events, make sure you always cite where you got the information from. The rough timeline at Tor.com might be helpful.

Task 11: Write articles about the chapters Edit

Kingkiller Chronicle Wiki aims to be the most definitive, accurate, and accessible encyclopedia for everything related to The Kingkiller Chronicle series. Chapter summaries are useful references for fans of the series and therefore should not be missing from the wiki. Help out writing articles about the chapters!

Performers of this task are recommended to follow the following instructions:

  1. Grab your copy of a Kingkiller novel and pick a chapter you would like to summarize.
  2. Check in this template whether the chapter is already written. If that's the case, then feel free to expand or improve the written article, or choose another chapter to write about.
  3. Click on the red link in the template to create a new article. If the chapter is not listed in the template, edit the template and add it yourself.
  4. Follow the guidelines in our layout guide as to how the articles should be structured. Try to add a quote that is significant to the chapter, and use the {{chapter infobox}}. In the article body, the following sections should appear:
[ Chapter summary ]
[ Character list ]
[ Title (meaning) ]
  1. An example of a chapter you can use as a guide is: Apple and Elderberry.
  2. DONE! Write the next chapter.

Completed tasks Edit

Task 1: Find duplicate images and mark them for deletion Edit

The wiki has a total of 450+ images, of which many are duplicates. This could be because many users do not bother to check whether the image they upload already exist or not. Another reason might be because users purposefully upload the same image for every page they want the image to be in, not knowing that they can actually use the same uploaded image on multiple pages. To make good use of every uploaded image, it is best to remove duplicated images.

Performers of this task are recommended to follow the following instructions:

  1. Head over to the list of all uploaded files at Special:ListFiles page
  2. Select 500 items per page if that is easier for you
  3. Scroll through the images and check for any duplicated images.
  4. When you find such images, check which one has the better resolution and/or size. If there are no difference, then click on the most recent uploaded image (the top one).
  5. On the page of the image, click edit.
  6. Add the {{delete}} tag at the top of the page in Source Mode and save.
  7. In the edit summary write that it is a duplicated image, with a link to the image it is a duplicate of.
  8. DONE! Find the next duplicated image.

Administrators will delete the images marked with the {{delete}} tag.

Task 2: Source copyrighted images properly Edit

As can be read in our image policy, every copyrighted image in the wiki is under the auspices of the fair use doctrine of the United States Fair use law. All images must have clear information as to where the images come from. The proper licensing template and credits must be added in the description of the image on the file page, and not just in the article where the image is added. Sadly, that's not the case for the majority of the 450+ images uploaded in the wiki.

Performers of this task are recommended to follow the following instructions:

  1. Head over to the list of all uploaded files at Special:ListFiles page.
  2. Choose an image and go to its file page. Check if it is sourced properly already. If not, right click on the image and copy the image location link.
  3. Paste the image in the Search by Image function in Google or any other tool to find the source of the original image. The source is usually the page where the artist of the image first published the work, i.e. a DeviantArt page.
  4. On the page of the image file in our wiki, click edit.
    1. In the Visual Editor, click "Insert" in the toolbar, then "Template". Search for the imagebox template. Click on the template to add it to the article. Fill in the fields in the popup window and click "apply changes".
    2. In the classic Editor - Visual Mode, click "add other templates" in the sidebar. Search for the imagebox template. Click "insert". Fill in the fields in the popup window and click "Ok".
    3. In the classic Editor - Source mode, copy the syntax from the template page and paste it there. Fill in the fields.
  5. Save the page. Write in the edit summary something along the line of "Added source and license".
  6. DONE! Proceed with the next image.

Task 10: Add all book editions to the wiki Edit

The books in the series have been published in different languages worldwide. Kingkiller Chronicle Wiki attempts to gather book covers and information (including the publisher and translator) of all editions and present them in the articles about the books and the series.

Performers of this task are recommended to follow the following instructions:

  1. Head over to the book article pages (The Name of the Wind, The Wise Man's Fear, The Slow Regard of Silent Things) and check the editions.
  2. Search for missing editions on the internet. Find the cover and upload it to the gallery (make sure you follow our image policy and source it properly).
  3. Head over to the series page (The Kingkiller Chronicle).
  4. Update the table listed there with information about the edition you added.
  5. DONE! Search for the next edition.

Task 12: Find non-Kingkiller related images and mark them for deletion Edit

As explained in task 1 and 2, there are hundreds of images uploaded to this wiki. A large portion of the images are not related to the Kingkiller Chronicle. They are stock photos, fanarts of other fandoms, or any other type of pictures used as fillers for the articles, to make them visually more attractive. Examples of such images include fanart of The Legend of Korra, official images of Assassin's Creed and paintings of King George III. Result of a poll show that the majority of the fans do not wish to see non-Kingkiller related images in the wiki. The decision is made by the administration of the wiki to remove all uploaded non-Kingkiller related images and prohibit the upload of future non-Kingkiller related images.

Performers of this task are recommended to follow the following instructions:

  1. Head over to the list of all uploaded files at Special:ListFiles page.
  2. Select 500 items per page if that is easier for you.
  3. Choose an image and go to its file page. Right click on the image and copy the image location link.
  4. Paste the image in the Search by Image function in Google or any other tool to find the source of the original image. The source is usually the page where the artist of the image first published the work, i.e. a DeviantArt page. If the artist or the creator of the image states clearly that is a fanart of the Kingkiller Chronicle, then you go to the next image. If not, proceed to the next step.
  5. On the page of the image file in our wiki, click edit.
  6. Add the {{delete}} tag at the top of the page in Source Mode and save.
  7. In the edit summary write that it is a not a KKC image, perhaps clarify what it is (a fanart of another fandom or official image of an unrelated product).
  8. DONE! Find the next non-KKC image.

Administrators will delete the images marked with the {{delete}} tag.

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