Welcome to the Blaseball Wiki's Editing Guide! Whether you are new to wikis or are an experienced editor, this page will have helpful information to make editing as smooth as possible.
Most of these guides are for the old wiki, and are thus out of date! In the interim, since the new wiki uses the same editor as Wikipedia, you can refer to their Visual Editor editing guide and Wiki Markup editing guide for general guidance.
Editing 101 guides cover topics that we think will be useful to most editors. Of these, we'd like to highlight a few guides that we think all editors should understand:
- Style Guide: This guide covers the writing style and voice we'd like you to maintain while writing in the wiki. A must read.
- Wikitext: If you're new to editing wikis in general, try this guide. We cover the different text editors and the formatting language that wikis usually use.
- Contribution Policies: This page holds the mandatory guidelines and procedures for contributing to this wiki. If you intend to contribute, you need to familiarize yourself with these instructions before moving forward.
- Talk Pages: On this wiki, we use the Talk Pages feature to collaborate on writing the lore for all of our players and places. Talk Pages can be a little strange to use at first, so we recommend familiarizing yourself with this guide.
- Critiquing Proposals: Conflict is inevitable, but that doesn't mean it has to ruin anyone's experience of the wiki! This guide provides advice for having productive conversations around contentious lore proposals.
The remaining guides cover more specialized topics, but will still be useful to most editors.
- Citations: Citations can be a bit tricky, but they're critical to how wikis work: they enrich articles and help verify statements.
- Images: We love seeing images in the wiki, but they can be a little tricky. This guide walks you through most of the ways you'll want to use images in the wiki.
- Templates: Wikis make use of "templates", special pages that can be dropped into others. We use these to save time and have consistent designs.
These guides and tools are for more advanced topics.
- Player Creation Templates
- How to Use the Interdimensional Rumor Mill
- Example Player page with standardized language for game events
- Adding a New Modification (depreciated)
- A checklist of tasks for updating the wiki during major weather events
- A guide of where canonical events are typically recorded on this wiki, when to update them, and how to write them
Getting Started Tasks
Unless a page is locked, any page on the wiki is free for anybody to edit-- nobody owns any page, though it is good etiquette to reach out to a team's fans before making significant changes. However, if you're not sure where to start, these are a few tasks that we believe are easy jumping off points.