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This is the home page of a Nukapedia project. A project is a collaboration of editors improving articles and other content related to a particular subject. For more information, see Fallout Wiki:Projects.
This project's scope encompasses a subject that does not have a definitive end. Editors are encouraged to contribute as available tasks and time permits.

The Nukapedia New User Network is a project which aims to help people become better editors, and feel welcome in our community.

ScopeEdit

Here at the Nukapedia New User Network (NUN), it's our job to help you become a better editor. You may be new to Wikis, new to Fallout, or just new to us; you may even be an "old hand" who has only been a participant of the community features rather than an editor, or perhaps even a long term reader, first time writer.

Our volunteers are here to give you all the help and support that you need - you might need one on one sessions, or maybe just a word of advice every now and then; it's completely up to you. There's nothing structured or formal here, we just take things as they go.

As you get more and more confident, you'll hopefully need us less and less, until eventually you earn yourself the official "Editor's Red Pen" achievement - which is only available from us, not in any stores.

I hope you enjoy your time here at Nukapedia, and with the New User Network.

New User BlitzesEdit

From time to time we hope to arrange a "Blitz Project". Like a regular project these are a group of users coming together to achieve a greater task on the wiki. Unlike regular projects we try to arrange for these at a set time with a short duration so that we can offer direction, support and guidance whilst completing the project. Ideas for new blitzes are gratefully accepted.

New User Reference LibraryEdit

A series of How To's on the most common editing questions and problems.

(Wanted list: Edit hunting and common formatting).

GuidelinesEdit

I know how to edit, do I have to participate?Edit

Absolutely not. Participation from new editors is completely voluntary, and no one will think any less of you for simply just jumping in and improving articles and projects.

How does this work?Edit

You'll be paired with a more experienced editor, and then from that it's up to you. We will provide the support you think you need, and make suggestions based on your edits. You can pull out any time you like or, after you "graduate", come back for more help if you need it.

I've been referred here by an admin, patroller or moderator, why?Edit

If you're been referred here by one of those people above, it suggests that some of your recent edits may not be up to our normal standards, but we can see that you're trying. It's not a punishment, and you don't have to participate, but they feel you may be best helped by joining us. It is completely up to you but at the end of the day substandard edits do create more work for the rest of the wiki.

How long does it run for?Edit

That is completely up to you and your buddy.

I have an existing relationship/feud with one of the "Approved" volunteers, can I choose/avoid them?Edit

If you're friends with a volunteer already, this is fine as long as both of you agree. If you have problems with a particular editor, please contact me.

What are you going to teach me?Edit

Depending on what your previous experience is, this could range from wiki markup code and template usage, to just becoming familiar with the Nukapedia Style Guide. We're also going to give you a link to the greater community, and help you to discover other features of the site and projects you can contribute to.

I want to be a mentor... where do I sign up?Edit

Contact me (Agent c) on my talk page and I'll confirm you're active enough and have enough edits to be added (it's not a hard hurdle to pass, just to avoid people who are completely fresh). Moderators, administrators and bureaucrats may add themselves directly without further approval required (your position's proof enough).

Anything I should know as a mentorEdit

This articles' talk page is action central for mentors, where we share the latest on whats happening with the programme, and tips and tricks on how you can best help your mentee.

ParticipantsEdit

New User Sign up sheetEdit

Please click on edit above, and put four ~'s below this line. We'll handle the rest.
I have basic editing and template skills as a result of my time as a Wikipedia member. English is not my first language, but it is rarely a problem for me. I play Fallout: New Vegas almost exclusively as it's the only game I own right now, but I'm planning to play the older games as well as Fallout 4 when it comes out. AveAmicus (talk) 21:43, June 8, 2014 (UTC)

Approved VolunteersEdit

Volunteer Mentor Times available Focus Active
EST US 3:20-11:00 MWF, 1:00-11:00 TR, all day on Weekends. Bug verification, Categories, Merges and Splits, edits en-masse. yesIcon check
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Weekdays: 10PM GMT - 4AM GMT, Sundays: anytime Article layout, character/creature/location articles, site policy yesIcon check
Eastern Standard Time (US) 8pm-Dawn Nightly FO3 & FNV - Images  ·Notable loot  · minor edits  · PC Bugs/fixes  · Creative writing / Member's projects support. yesIcon check
Eastern Standard Time (US) Mon.-Sat. evenings FO3 & FNV - Article structure · Encyclopaedic style · Notable loot yesIcon check
Eastern Standard Time (US) Weekdays-Evenings/Weekends-Almost anytime FO3 & FNV, Notable Loot, Bugs, Anything PS3 yesIcon check
EST (US) evenings & weekends FO3, FONV, Weapons, tables and infoboxes yesIcon check
CST (US) evenings & weekends FO3, FNV, Article structure ·Templates ·Content and notability ·Manual of style ·Efficient collaboration ·Bug verification ·Editing in general yesIcon check
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EST Weekdays 3pm - 11pm Weekends and days off school - All day Many common Nukapedia policies and guild lines both editing related and not  · Community work  · Templates Usage  · Infoboxes Usage and Parameters  · Charts
EST - Weekdays 3 PM - 12 AM, Holidays + weekends - All day Policy + Guidelines, basic templates, Charts
Article Structure, Templates, Policy Fundamentals yesIcon check
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CoordinatorEdit

  • Agent c 22:01, March 17, 2012 (UTC)

ProgressEdit

Current MembersEdit

Current Members
Mentee Mentor Status
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Honour RollEdit

Mentor SectionEdit

Proposed MilestonesEdit

Note, these milestones are proposed only at this stage. Please discuss on the talk page.

A successful Mentee is expected to pass four milestones.

  • The first Participate is to encourage participation within the wiki itself beyond reading.
  • Next comes Maintain; this should should focus on the bear essentials of editing - links, minor corrections, categorization, etc.
  • Expand steps the user from maintenance, to content creation.
  • and Create completes the mastery of new content.

Whether or not a mentee meets a milestone or not is ultimately up to the discretion of the mentor. The following are offered as guidance, Mentors should feel free to adjust the numbered requirements upwards to take into account actions that need to be revised or reverted. Mentees and Mentors should also feel free to instead agree their own criteria to meet the same goal

At least 3 out of every 4 criteria should be met. This allows some flexibility in adjusting for the user.

Milestone 1 - Participate

a) Show basic wikicode familiarity

Suggested - Have a customised user page

b) Show basic template familiarity

Suggested - Have a customised signature

c) Be a part of the wiki

Suggested - Participate in a community discussion / chat / blog comment thread

d) Show basic editing proficency

Suggested - have around 20 total edits, 10 of which must be article edits
Milestone 2 - Maintain

a) Show familiarity with categories

Suggested - Add around 10 articles/images correctly added to categories

b) Show intermediate editing proficiency

Suggested - Have made around 25 minor article edits (Spelling, Grammar), 50 total edits

c) Show intermediate Wikicode familiarity

Suggested - Have written an introductory, fan fiction, or other significantly sized blog AND use a significant amount of wikicode in its creation.

d) Show intermediate Template familiarity

Suggested - Have either added and populated an infobox, or other template that requires signficant input to an article page OR have significantly populated an infobox already present on a page.
Milestone 3 - Expand

a) Show advanced editing capability

Suggested - Rewrite a significant section of an article, or add a section

b) Show familiarity with image uploading requirements

Suggested - Add at least 1 image, and have it attributed, categorised and licensed it correctly (user page images are acceptable for this, but users are encouraged instead to add something for an article. This may be a new image, or a cropped part of another image, edited image, etc).

c) Show editing consistency

Suggested - have around 100 article space edits

d) Be a big part of the wiki

Suggested - Join a project, and made some progress towards this.
Milestone 4 - Create

a) Show us what you can do!

Suggested - create an article from scratch. Must meet usual guidelines, use templates where appropriate, be correctly categorised, etc.

b) Take initiative

Suggested - Have started, and made good headway on a project (this should be discussed with the Mentor… Nothing too ambitious please).

c) Move beyond a wall of text

Suggested - Have uploaded significant a number of different files uploaded, correctly licensed attributed and categorised and linked to articles (images, sound, etc)

d) Show we can depend on you

Suggested - Patroller minimum requirements met.

Before discussing graduation, the mentor should discuss the mentees progress with the project coordinator.

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