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BlenderWiki Needs Your Help

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BlenderWiki Needs Your Help documentation blender community BlenderWiki is the central online documentation server for Blender. With so many new features and enhancements in Blender, the wiki articles are very much in need of editing and, there is the need for new features to be documented. There are many ways that you can help. Here's how...

Before you can get started, there's a registration process to go through. This has been setup this way because of spamming problems in the past so, please be patient.

Step 1

BlenderWiki Needs Your Help documentation blender community
Go to this page to setup an account.

Step 2

You need to request editing rights via IRC. The address is:

irc://irc.freenode.net/blenderwiki

Note: If you're new to IRC, you can find the help you need, here.

OR,

If you don't want to install an IRC Client on your computer, you can email your request to:

BlenderWiki Needs Your Help documentation blender community

Step 3

While you're waiting for confirmation, please take a look at these important documents for BlenderWiki writers.

Step 4

Congratulations! After receiving confirmation of your editing rights, you'll be ready to help make the BlenderWiki a more reliable and up-to-date source of Blender documentation!

Here's the link to the BlenderWiki Task List of articles that need to be created or edited.

You can:

  • check for spelling errors
  • check for grammar issues
  • add/update screenshots

Note: For screenshots, please be sure to use version 2.43rcl or CVS, only. Also, be sure to only use the default layouts and theme.

  • help with language translations
  • update articles
  • write new articles
  • etc.

Good Luck and Thanks for Helping!

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  • http://mediawiki.blender.org/index.php/User:Hoehrer Höhrer

    I just wanted to say thank you to Kernon and Letterrip for posting this ... uhm "Thank you." :)

    Nobody commented here yet, but seeing all those new accounts in the BlenderWiki speaks for itself ;) Welcome aboard the BlenderWiki and have a nice flight.

    Werner

  • tom

    Hi all,

    please sign up at the wiki and then email me your user name (or in irc) and that will help you to get working faster.

    LetterRip

  • Enriqolonius

    I already am helping :P

    Check out the movie making guide, I could use some help in the modeling and animation specific areas of the wiki if anyone is intrested.

    http://mediawiki.blender.org/index.php/Tutorials/3DMovies/Index

  • http://blendernewbies.com Kernon

    @Hohrer
    I'm glad to here that people are responding. I was beginning to wonder.

  • http://mediawiki.blender.org/index.php/User:Hoehrer Höhrer

    @Kernon: See for yourself :D http://mediawiki.blender.org/index.php/Special:Log/rights

    Thanks again,
    Werner

  • http://www.blendernewbies.com/ Kernon

    Wow, that's good to see. Thanks.

  • http://mke3.net Matt

    And remember, to help keep the wiki consistent and easy to use, please follow the standard article template ( http://mediawiki.blender.org/index.php/Meta/ReferenceBoxGuidelines ) for items in the manual as mentioned before on BlenderNation here ( http://www.blendernation.com/2006/08/16/wiki-restructuring-complete/ )

    cheers!

  • Aussiedude

    What about the Blender User that still feels hes not very experienced (like me) should he still try to edit some of these documents and even try and make his own?

  • http://blendernewbies.com Kernon

    @Aussiedude
    Well, I can only recommend serious editing/writing of articles to users that are more experienced. However, your lack of experience shouldn't stop you from making minor edits like spelling and capitalizations. For example, the "b" in Blender should always be capitalized because, in our case, it's a product name, not a kitchen appliance. Correcting little things like that really do make a difference. So, editing an article doesn't mean a major rewrite, it can often be something very minor. Just take the time to be accurate in whatever changes you make.

    Good Luck.

  • http://img406.imageshack.us/my.php?image=poleco0.gif Dwee

    All hail candy!!

    -I think that the blenderpdf manual should be updated to the 2.4 era...
    some of us like to just have the whole to take wherever whenever than
    having to "return to the well" over and over again..

    ... but I'll see what I can do.. to append to the table..

    The candy... remember to hail it..

    All hail candy!! (and don't forget to smash :) )

  • http://mediawiki.blender.org/index.php/User:Hoehrer Hoehrer

    @Aussiedude & all:

    As Kernon already mentioned ... the small fixes alone - such as the correct formatting of text & stuff - spares the other editors a lot of work and time.

    For example the usage of the different key templates (see [1]) instead of writing out"[SHIFT]+[x]".
    Or the usage of whole sentences (beginning with a capital letter and ending with a dot) instead of 3 single non-coherent words.
    Re-writing whole sentences or even paragraphs without changing the content to be more clear.
    And many more...

    Werner

    [1] http://mediawiki.blender.org/index.php/Meta/Templates#Keyboard_Representation
    http://mediawiki.blender.org/index.php/Meta/Style_Guide

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