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If you want to contribute to Wii Homebrew-community this would be the page to start.
== Help With Reverse Engineering with reverse engineering ==
If you are familiar with reverse engineering software/hardware or have a background in decompiling, C/C++, and ASM, join the channel #wiidev on EFnet irc-network. Lurk for a while to see what are the topics and goals of the day. Be sure to report any and all substantial findings on the wiki.
You can also help out new users in IRC by linking them to wiki articles that answer their questions, or this article and the Channel FAQ to get new users more quickly acquainted with how we do things and what we've accomplished.
== Become a Wiki Editor wiki editor ==
Help is always needed here on the wiki!
=== First off ===# You should [http://www.wiibrew.org/index.php?title=[Special:Userlogin&type=/signup&returnto=Main_Page |register]]. It's not absolutely necessary to interact with the wiki, but it helps identifying you and with building your reputation in the community. Please use the same (or similar to the) nick you use in IRC.
# Go through the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Tutorial Wikipedia Editing tutorial]. It's not that long, added up it's less than two pages. Go through the entire thing, make sure you are familiar.
# Read this entire page twice. Thoroughly (Especially the [[Contributing#Rules|Rules]]).
# Dive into the [[Contributing#To_Do|To Do]] below. If you want to practice you can use our two sandbox pages. ([[Sandbox|Sandbox 1]] | [[WiiBrew:Sandbox|Sandbox 2]] page)# [[Contributing#Useful_linksUseful links|Look below]] for some very useful Wiki documentation. (Such as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:How_to_edit_a_page this page] which searching will reveal how to do something, such as adding an article to a Category)
=== To Do =do ==
The most benefit comes from the things detailed below. The articles here are good but could be much better. We must make them great.
Editors should use the [[Talk:Contributing|Contributing discussion]] section for proposing changes and keeping track of cleanup/improvement progress.
==== General improvement ====
* ==== Formatting / Organizing====** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:How_to_edit_a_page#Headings Organize and format] all articles that need it** Make sure editing an article for this will make information EASIER to read/find. That said, Just just about every article could do with a heavy dose of this. Function should come at the sake of looks.
* ==== Categories ====''See: [[Special:Categories|Categories]]** The goal is to have *every* article in ''some'' category.*** Make sure the categories are proper and actually apply.*** Go through all articles and make categories as necessary.*** Add an article to as many categories that it fits in.*** Use categories to make pages drastically easier to find.See: [[Special:Uncategorizedpages|List of pages without category]].''
The goal is to have *every* Linkingarticle in ''some'' category.** Inter-wiki linking, aka linking together (i.e. <nowiki>[[ Link ]]</nowiki> stuff). Make sure people know there's an article for somethingthe categories are proper and actually apply.*Go through all articles and make categories as necessary.* Linking Add an article to relevant websites, articles on other sites, YouTube or other video site videos as many categories that it fits in articles they're relevant to are needed.** '''See Also''' sections would definitely Use categories to make finding related information much pages drastically easier for users ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux#See_also an example]). After just a few hours of reading about progress in the wiibrew scene, it should be obvious what articles are relatedto find.* Add Development Category
* Vandalism==== Linking ====** Vandalism most often comes in the form of nonsense and gibberish added to articles hereInter-wiki linking, aka linking together (i.e. <nowiki>[[ Link ]]</nowiki> stuff).** If you are Make sure an edit to people know there's an article constitutes vandalism (efor something.g. intentionally false* Linking to relevant websites, disruptivearticles on other sites, YouTube or crude information is added), please use the "undo" function from the articleother video site videos in articles they's "diff" page or undo the edit manuallyre relevant to are needed.** Check who made the edit, and add them to '''See Also''' sections would definitely make finding related information much easier for users ([[List of Vandalshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux#See_also an example]] along with ). After just a short description few hours of reading about progress in the Wiibrew scene, it should be obvious what they did wrong and a link to their contributions pagearticles are related.
==== Needed articles Vandalism ====Believe it or not, it was over a week after [[ Starlet ]] was announced before there was an article. One * Vandalism most often comes in the form of our primary goals is nonsense and gibberish added to make sure articles here.* If you are written quickly andsure an edit to an article constitutes vandalism (e.g. intentionally false, disruptive, ideallyor crude information is added), cleanlyplease use the "undo" function from the article's "diff" page or undo the edit manually.
* Big new developments (These tend === Needed articles ===Believe it or not, it was over a week after [[Starlet]] was announced before there was an article. One of our primary goals is to happen frequently) make sure articles are written quickly and things relevant to them** Watch the latest videos and lurk IRC for new developments (try to be the first posting some new big info, win a prize! ;)ideally, cleanly.
* Re-copy or write '''from scratch''' recently deleted and other articles that are copied from WiiLi or other sites.==== Big new developments ====** If copied, be sure Keep an eye out for new developments (These tend to adhere with the license of the original document, happen frequently) and things relevant to the letterthem. If the document has been released under the GFDL, such as WiiLi articles, provide a citation in the form of a link on the bottom of Watch the page latest videos and a statement saying the document was released under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation Licenselurk IRC for new developments.** These articles include:*** [[Motion analysis]]*** [[Wii Hardware]]*** [[Wii Hardware Specs]]*** (Add things you think are worth copying)
* All [[Special:Wantedpages|Wanted pages]]==== Copied articles ====** The [[Special:Wantedpages|list Re-copy or write '''from scratch''' recently deleted and other articles that are copied from WiiLi or other sites. If copied, be sure to adhere with the license of Wanted pages]] is short enough for just a few people the original document, to at least give a small article's worth of info on every onethe letter.*** If you know somethingthe document has been released under the GFDL, please take it upon yourself to add even such as WiiLi articles, provide a tiny bit citation in the form of info!** Any user can request a link on the bottom of the page by inter-linking ((<nowiki>[[Page]]</nowiki>)) to and a page that doesn't exist yetstatement saying the document was released under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. Be sure to link to pages that you want to see or think we should have!
=== Rules = All wanted pages ====Needs to be said, just to be clear. The point [[Special:Wantedpages|list of this wiki Wanted pages]] is short enough for just a few people to be at least give a definitive source for information about the hardware and software that has small article's worth of info on every one. If you know something, please take it upon yourself to do with running add even a tiny bit of info! Any user can request a page by inter-linking ((<nowiki>[[ homebrew Page]] on the Wii</nowiki>)) to a page that doesn't exist yet. Be sure to link to pages that you want to see or think we should have!
== Rules ==Needs to be said, just to be clear. The same rules for IRC along with some other point of this wiki-specific rules apply is to be a definitive source for information about the IRC. Some of hardware and software that has to do with running [[homebrew]] on the other rules are loose, some aren'tWii.
==== Definite Rules ====Break these and bad things will happen to youThese are more strict rules.* Follow [[Wiibrew:Policy|Wiibrew's policies]]* Never copy and paste articles or do any act of verbatim copying from [[ WiiLi ]] or any other source without following its licensing terms to the letter. If an article exists on a site that has a non-free license that should be here also, '''start from scratch'''. Illegally copied articles will be deleted as soon as they are noticed.** In the case of WiiLi, the [http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html GNU Free Documentation License] applies.*** Verbatim copying requires that a citation must be given (linking to the original article) and a statement that the original document was released under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.*** Modifying a copied article requirements can be found on the [http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html GNU Free Documentation License] page under section 4
* Always follow the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Etiquette Principles of Wikipedia etiquette]
* All [[Channel FAQ|IRC channel rules]]
==== Loose Rules ====
These are best described as "guidelines".
* Make a clear effort to find where something fits before making a new article. (Chances are there's a place to put something unless it's *really* new.)
There is no reason to break the rules, everything we are trying to accomplish easily fits within them. Just please don't, you waste both of our time. Offending users will be swiftly dealt with.
=== Closing ===The chance of someone able to make use of the information but didn't know it existed goes from 0% to 100% thanks to a well-placed link or piece of info. Every edit you make , page you change to add more info, or format info easier to read and absorb, and everything you link to could potentially speed up homebrew development drastically.
'''Don't be afraid to edit''' — ''anyone'' can edit almost any page, and we encourage you to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Be_bold_in_updating_pages be bold]! Find something that can be improved, whether content, grammar or formatting, and make it better.
So go ahead, edit an article and help make Wii homebrew possible! [http://wiibrew.org/index.php?title=Special:Random Welcome]. :)
==== Useful links ====[[Special:Recentchanges|WiiBrew Recent changes]] (Useful to see what the site has been up to and if anything needs reviewing. Also found on in the navigation on the left.)<br />[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Cheatsheet Wikipedia Editing Cheatsheet] (Very handy)<br /> [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Tutorial Wikipedia Editing tutorial] (Required reading)<br /> [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:How_to_edit_a_page How to edit a page] (To learn how to do something, search this page)<br />[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Introduction_2 General Wiki Usage Info] (For the curious ones)<br />
* [[Wiibrew:Policy|Wiibrew's policies]]
* [[Special:Recentchanges|WiiBrew Recent changes]] (Useful to see what the site has been up to and if anything needs reviewing. Also found on in the navigation on the left.)
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Cheatsheet Wikipedia Editing Cheatsheet] (Very handy)
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Tutorial Wikipedia Editing tutorial] (Required reading)
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:How_to_edit_a_page How to edit a page] (To learn how to do something, search this page)
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Introduction_2 General Wiki Usage Info] (For the curious ones)
Parts paraphrased from [http://en.wikipedia.org Wikipedia]. They were originally released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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