MES Wiki User Guide

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Ladies and gentlemen,

Please read the following guidelines in their entirety before posting your new wiki pages. If you have any questions about adhering to these guidelines, please contact a Wiki Team member to assist you.

- Kimberly, Wiki Admin





Guideline #1: Know what you are posting

The wiki is a great place for malleable information. That means documents that are edited frequently, and by anyone who wishes to add their mark. For that reason, certain types of pages are encouraged, while others are not acceptable on the wiki site.


Please post the following:

  • PC pages
  • NPC pages
  • PC or NPC groups (coteries, packs, lineages, etc.)
  • In game locations
  • In game events
  • Chapter, domain, and regional information pages
  • Club administration staff pages
  • Convention and event info pages


Please refrain from posting the following:

  • lores
  • game mechanics
  • addenda/club materials
  • domain reports


Lores and club materials are posted to the main MES site as they are updated for this chronicle. Game mechanics are under copyright, and are not suitable for the wiki. The wiki is not a secure place to store domain reports, as anyone can edit them (and give themselves some free prestige). Links to domain reports in PDF or other uneditable formats are okay.

This is not an exhaustive list, but it does focus on the primary purposes of the wiki as a storytelling tool and organizational network. When considering posting something outside the scope of this list, consider if it would fit onto another page (giving it context) or if it is appropriate for the wiki at all.


Guideline #2: If you don’t want it public, DON’T post it

All information on pages falling under the IC category is considered fair game for play, unless specifically noted on the page. However, noting this on your page is not a guarantee that it won’t come into play. Even with everyone acting on their best intentions, individuals will forget there they learned that juicy bit of gossip or super hidden secret of yours...and it might slip into a conversation. You are free to take that risk, but this is your official warning: don’t post your secrets!


Guideline #3: ...but you can lie.

Rumors sections are a popular part of many character pages, and are often filled with tantalizing half-truths. But what if your PC is a Ventrue infiltrating the Toreador? What if your Changeling is really working for the fae while pretending to be good and kind? As long as your VST knows the truth and approves, put your cover story on the wiki. It is a repository of what one might consider common knowledge...and that isn’t always the truth. However, this must be misinformation that your PC is actively trying to pass off as the truth.


Guideline #4: Customize all you want, but you must include these items:

  • All IC pages must contain contact information for you and your direct storyteller.
  • For PC pages, you must include anything about your PC that can be learned through a Politics check (or the appropriate roll for the venue). This includes items such as sect status, covenant status, positions or titles, clan, bloodline, pack, city of residence, etc..
  • IC locations and IC events must be linked to a specific hosting chapter, domain, region, national staff, or event. For example, the player of Suzette Ventrue wants to host an IC poker tournament at a coming regional event game. After clearing it with the event staff and storytellers, the player can create a wiki page as an invitation/advertisement/guest list for the poker tournament. It must be linked to the hosting regional event’s page.
  • All OOC pages must contain the contact information for the individual(s) responsible for the creation and upkeep of the page.


This should be all the information you need to begin building a page. If it is your first time (or you simply enjoy convenience), we encourage you to use one of the page templates already created and listed, below:


Cheers!
The Wiki Content Staff