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This page lists various tasks that need doing on Overwatch Wiki. If you want to get involved but don't know where to start, then look down this list for any tasks which need completing.

Overwatch Wiki is always in need of active editors, and there are tasks that are simply too much for us to handle. Please help us in any way you can. All we ask is that you are able to write in understandable English.

Editorial tasks[]

High Priority[]

These are easy tasks that require no special knowledge of MediaWiki.

  • Keep an eye on any new patches and update heroes/items pages accordingly. Remember to update the pages as well.
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  • Update team, player and tournament pages.
    • Create pages for missing tournaments, teams and players.
    • Update outdated team rosters.
    • Update current and past teams on player pages.
    • Add achievements to player and team pages.

Medium Priority[]

  • Upload screenshots for every cosmetic item, and videos for custom animations/effects.
  • Create up-to-date style guides for all page-types

Low Priority[]

Administration tasks[]

The following tasks should be left to Overwatch Wiki's administrators.

    • Link to this To Do page somewhere on the front page, maybe inside the box
  • Reorganize Category:Templates
  • File cleanup - Clean the file namespace.

Future Projects/Ideas[]

  • Find way to put hero ability demonstrations on hero pages - .gifs or create Youtube channel for wiki and embed a single demonstration video for each hero

Maintenance[]

These are the tasks that are on-going maintenance work, or which are part of on-going projects that will take a significant period of time to complete.

  • Partake in active discussions
    Partake in the active discussions regarding articles or files to decide what action should be taken towards them - used for listing discussions regarding merging, moving, or deleting articles - and "other" discussions requiring user input. Sometimes also used to remind users of certain things.
  • Add to articles listed as Stubs
    Stubs are articles which are usually too short and need additional content. If you believe you have added enough content, even if the article is not finished, remove the {{Stub}} from the article.
  • Clean up articles
    The great thing about wikis is that anyone can contribute. The downside to this is that articles can become messy and the contents may not be easy to read. Readers should be presented with articles that are a 'good read' and easily flow between one another. To bring some consistency to the wiki, the style guide was introduced and should be followed when cleaning up articles.
  • Check recent uploads
    All uploads should be tagged with an appropriate license, or marked for deletion (as appropriate). If you are unsure about which license should be applied, use the tag {{unknown}} and ask the uploader to fill in the correct details via their talk page.
  • Recent changes patrol
    Check through the list of recent changes (particularly new pages and edits from anonymous users) to catch vandalism/spam. If existing pages are vandalized, then the changes should be reverted. If new junk pages are created, they should be marked for deletion.
  • Create missing category pages
    Check the list of missing categories, and check whether the articles in the category are in the right place. If not, update the category links on the article(s) in question. If they are, then add a category page, ensuring that you categorize it so it shows up in the right place in the tree.
  • Fix orphaned pages
    Pages that haven't been linked to will show up as orphaned. No pages should exist that do not have links from other articles because readers will have no way to find them. If the contents of the articles listed as orphaned are useful, find a related article and create a link to it. If the contents are not useful, they should be marked for deletion using one of the deletion templates. Note: Red-linked pages will show up as orphaned. As these pages may well be reused, there is no need to mark these pages for deletion.

The following tasks can only be carried out by staff members, but can be initiated by anyone.

  • Requested deletions
    These categories should normally be empty. Any articles in these categories are deletion requests and should be checked out. All sub-categories should be checked and if the criteria have been met then the article(s) should be deleted.
  • Requested moves
    This category should normally be empty. Any articles in this category are requests for articles to be moved. If the criteria have been met then the article should be moved and the template removed.
  • Requested merges
  • Requested splits