Hi Bllasae -- we are excited to have Tropico Wiki as part of the Wikia community!
Starting a new wiki can be overwhelming, but don't worry, the Wikia Community Team is here to help! We have put together a few guides to getting started. They say imitation is the best form of flattery so absolutely check out other wikis on Wikia for ideas on layout, ways to organize your content, etc. We are all one big family at Wikia and the most important thing is to have fun!
- Our guide to Getting Started gives you 5 things you can do right now to set your wiki up for success
- We also put together some Advice On Starting a Wiki which provides a more a in-depth look at some of the important things you should consider when building a wiki
- If you are new to wikis in general than we recommend checking our new user FAQ
If you need help (which trust me we ALL do) you can access our full in-depth help at Help Wikia, or email us through our contact form. Also, you can visit our live #wikia chat channel any time. A lot of the veteran "Wikians" hang out here so its a good place if come if you want to get some advice or simply make friends.
Now, go edit! We look forward to seeing this project thrive!
Best wishes, PanSola
A few more notes:
- Main Page protection - It is a general Wikia policy to not protect the Main Page unless vandalism is a recurring problem. See w:Help:Main Page for a more detailed explanation.
- There is a Wikia gaming IRC channel, #wikia-gaming, where you can hop on, ask for help from users of other gaming wikis, or offer your own experiences. You can access it from http://irc.wikia.com/gaming . Different people may be on sporadically, but I'm organizing weekly chats at a fixed time so we can get the most number of people online at the same time to ask/answer questions, or just to hang out. The admins of some of Wikia's biggest gaming wikis (WoW, Halo) often attend them. You can find the time for the next chat by following this link.
If you happen to be technologically-adventurous, I can also help you with handy tools that can enrich the formatting and organization of the wiki such as templates, parser functions, and various MediaWiki extensions.
Re: Database backup Edit
You can find the Database dump here: http://wikistats.wikia.com/dbdumps/dbdumps.html I believe it's updated at least once a month. You'd have to put in a special request for a dump of the images though, since in general they can become really huge. -User:PanSola(talk/history) 19:54, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Main Page Edit
heya, I'd suggest that some of the content articles be directly linked to from the Main Page, so that stuff on the wiki is more accessible to visitors. (-: -User:PanSola(talk/history) 23:49, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Ad free Edit
Hi! Would you like this wiki to be ad-free? I'm looking for wikis to be part of a new program which would remove all ads from the wiki for $19.95/month.
Re: Hey Edit
Thanks for the comment! I'm afraid I got sidetracked as well, adopted the Revenge of the Titan Wikia and kind of fell off that one too. Would like to come back and get a section ready for Tropico 4 when it gets nearer to release.--GentleGiant03 20:23, April 25, 2011 (UTC)