ZAM Rift Database Comments and Feedback - If you know any bugs or have some feedback, you can post it here.
npc2item database mechanic - Information on how to use the npc2item system.
Rift Mob Template - A Simple header template for NPC wiki pages for NPC's that have clones in more than one location
Many of you are wondering (especially those wowhead users) on how can you help improve the content on the Database. Below is a quick guide for anyone interested to find out how they can help improve the content on any page they want.
What makes our Rift Database Different?
the Rift@ZAM database uses ZAM's Wikibase™ technology. This has one major difference compared to the first-generation databases. Every database page has some wiki space. As in you can help edit the page as if its another wiki article. This information is seen in-between the tooltip and the comments/screenshots section and is a great way to show information or statistics about the database entry.
How can I edit this "Wiki Space"?
If you are logged in you can see and use the nice rift button at the top right of every database page saying "Edit this page" if you are logged in you can click this button and it'll take you to a edit page. The text you type in here is saved into this "Wiki space" wikicode and several html codes can be used in here 99% of wikicode rules apply, so if you've used sites like wikipedia, wowpedia/wowwiki or any other zam wiki then you have nothing to worry about. The edit page also has some simple commands like bold, italics, sub-headings e.t.c
Want help editing this space?
Rift@ZAM has some awesome resources to help to learn the basics or the advanced wiki code. You can go through the drop-down menu " Wiki > Guides > Editing Rift@ZAM " or click here for a index to all the resources we have.
Tradtional Ways of Contributing
If you have questions or facts but unsure how to ask out, you can use the comment system thats attached to every page. You must be logged in for you to be able to post comments on pages. You can also upload screenshots. Click the "Screenshots" tab then click "Add image" then upload, click "commit upload" then presto, its done.
I have info on something that isn't found in your Database, what should I do?
Our information is from the public data feed all other fansites use. This means there are items in-game that arent in your database. Every time Trion updates their data feed, we will update our database so our database will continously get larger. But this means sometimes you may find information about an item that isnt in the database yet. Because Our database is Wikibase™ you can add content about items e.t.c that dont exist in the database yet. Check out the guide at Adding Content to Database Entries that Dont Exist (Rift) for in-depth instructions
What if an Item or Mob is NOT in the npc2item database but I still want to add that information into the npc2item tool?
Right now you have two options. You can either hold onto the information and wait until we get a data feed update or you can go to this forum post, follow the simple instructions and an admin will add in the information once we get a feed update.
What do I do with wiki content if a NPC has a clone in a different zone?
We have a simple Template housed at Template:Rift Mob, copy the code that it says to cope and paste it into the wiki edit page. This template will create a section header and a little info box explaining where the clone is located so it is easy to tell apart which NPC your talking about. See an Example of it in action HERE
We still have many sections of the database being developed... you havent seen all that were going to release.If you know our warcraft database at wowhead then you know what our standard is we are striving to match and beat.
Edited, Mar 18th 2011 2:51am by Bohtauri
Edited, Mar 19th 2011 11:06am by Bohtauri