Dota 2 Wiki:Tasks

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This page lists various tasks that need doing on Dota 2 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.

Dota 2 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[edit]

High Priority[edit]

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

Proper writing and formatting is extremely important on Dota 2 Wiki. Please read this editing guideline before doing any of the following tasks.

  • Add more information to low-content hero Counters and Guides pages.
    • Update the ability builds on hero Guides pages to Version 7.00's leveling scheme. Use Monkey King/Guide as a format model.
    • Many tips are too long and verbose. Try to rewrite them in direct, concise sentences.
    • Try to consider unpopular heroes when adding entries to Counters pages, not just the most common and obvious interactions.
    • Use Finished pages as models.
    • Click on a page's status to edit it.
HERO COUNTERS GUIDE
Abaddon minimap icon.png Abaddon 2Acceptable 1Finished
Alchemist minimap icon.png Alchemist 2Acceptable 1Finished
Ancient Apparition minimap icon.png Ancient Apparition 4Low content 2Acceptable
Anti-Mage minimap icon.png Anti-Mage 1Finished 2Acceptable
Arc Warden minimap icon.png Arc Warden 3Bad writing 2Acceptable
Axe minimap icon.png Axe 1Finished 2Acceptable
Bane minimap icon.png Bane 3Bad formatting 2Acceptable
Batrider minimap icon.png Batrider 4Low content 3Bad writing
Beastmaster minimap icon.png Beastmaster 1Finished 1Finished
Bloodseeker minimap icon.png Bloodseeker 1Finished 1Finished
Bounty Hunter minimap icon.png Bounty Hunter 3Bad writing 2Acceptable
Brewmaster minimap icon.png Brewmaster 4Low content 2Acceptable
Bristleback minimap icon.png Bristleback 1Finished 4Low content
Broodmother minimap icon.png Broodmother 4Low content 4Low content
Centaur Warrunner minimap icon.png Centaur Warrunner 4Low content 2Acceptable
Chaos Knight minimap icon.png Chaos Knight 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Chen minimap icon.png Chen 4Low content 2Acceptable
Clinkz minimap icon.png Clinkz 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Clockwerk minimap icon.png Clockwerk 1Finished 1Finished
Crystal Maiden minimap icon.png Crystal Maiden 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Dark Seer minimap icon.png Dark Seer 4Low content 4Low content
Dazzle minimap icon.png Dazzle 3Bad writing 2Acceptable
Death Prophet minimap icon.png Death Prophet 4Low content 2Acceptable
Disruptor minimap icon.png Disruptor 4Low content 2Acceptable
Doom minimap icon.png Doom 2Acceptable 3Bad writing
Dragon Knight minimap icon.png Dragon Knight 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Drow Ranger minimap icon.png Drow Ranger 4Low content 1Finished
Earth Spirit minimap icon.png Earth Spirit 3Bad writing 2Acceptable
Earthshaker minimap icon.png Earthshaker 1Finished 1Finished
Elder Titan minimap icon.png Elder Titan 4Low content 2Acceptable
Ember Spirit minimap icon.png Ember Spirit 3Bad writing 2Acceptable
Enchantress minimap icon.png Enchantress 4Low content 4Low content
Enigma minimap icon.png Enigma 2Acceptable 3Bad formatting
Faceless Void minimap icon.png Faceless Void 3Bad formatting 1Finished
Gyrocopter minimap icon.png Gyrocopter 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Huskar minimap icon.png Huskar 1Finished 3Bad formatting
Invoker minimap icon.png Invoker 4Low content 2Acceptable
Io minimap icon.png Io 1Finished 2Acceptable
Jakiro minimap icon.png Jakiro 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Juggernaut minimap icon.png Juggernaut 3Bad writing 1Finished
Keeper of the Light minimap icon.png Keeper of the Light 3Bad writing 3Bad writing
Kunkka minimap icon.png Kunkka 3Bad writing 2Acceptable
Legion Commander minimap icon.png Legion Commander 1Finished 2Acceptable
Leshrac minimap icon.png Leshrac 4Low content 2Acceptable
Lich minimap icon.png Lich 3Bad writing 4Low content
Lifestealer minimap icon.png Lifestealer 3Bad writing 4Low content
Lina minimap icon.png Lina 3Bad formatting 4Low content
Lion minimap icon.png Lion 3Bad writing 2Acceptable
Lone Druid minimap icon.png Lone Druid 4Low content 1Finished
Luna minimap icon.png Luna 3Bad writing 1Finished
Lycan minimap icon.png Lycan 3Bad formatting 2Acceptable
Magnus minimap icon.png Magnus 4Low content 2Acceptable
Medusa minimap icon.png Medusa 3Bad formatting 1Finished
Meepo minimap icon.png Meepo 2Acceptable 1Finished
Mirana minimap icon.png Mirana 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Monkey King minimap icon.png Monkey King 1Finished 1Finished
Morphling minimap icon.png Morphling 4Low content 2Acceptable
Naga Siren minimap icon.png Naga Siren 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Nature's Prophet minimap icon.png Nature's Prophet 4Low content 3Bad writing
Necrophos minimap icon.png Necrophos 3Bad writing 3Bad writing
Night Stalker minimap icon.png Night Stalker 4Low content 2Acceptable
Nyx Assassin minimap icon.png Nyx Assassin 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Ogre Magi minimap icon.png Ogre Magi 4Low content 2Acceptable
Omniknight minimap icon.png Omniknight 1Finished 1Finished
Oracle minimap icon.png Oracle 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Outworld Devourer minimap icon.png Outworld Devourer 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Phantom Assassin minimap icon.png Phantom Assassin 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Phantom Lancer minimap icon.png Phantom Lancer 1Finished 1Finished
Phoenix minimap icon.png Phoenix 2Acceptable 1Finished
Puck minimap icon.png Puck 2Acceptable 1Finished
Pudge minimap icon.png Pudge 3Bad writing 3Bad writing
Pugna minimap icon.png Pugna 2Acceptable 3Bad writing
Queen of Pain minimap icon.png Queen of Pain 2Acceptable 4Low content
Razor minimap icon.png Razor 4Low content 1Finished
Riki minimap icon.png Riki 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Rubick minimap icon.png Rubick 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Sand King minimap icon.png Sand King 4Low content 2Acceptable
Shadow Demon minimap icon.png Shadow Demon 2Acceptable 3Bad formatting
Shadow Fiend minimap icon.png Shadow Fiend 3Bad formatting 2Acceptable
Shadow Shaman minimap icon.png Shadow Shaman 4Low content 1Finished
Silencer minimap icon.png Silencer 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Skywrath Mage minimap icon.png Skywrath Mage 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Slardar minimap icon.png Slardar 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Slark minimap icon.png Slark 1Finished 1Finished
Sniper minimap icon.png Sniper 4Low content 1Finished
Spectre minimap icon.png Spectre 3Bad writing 2Acceptable
Spirit Breaker minimap icon.png Spirit Breaker 3Bad formatting 4Low content
Storm Spirit minimap icon.png Storm Spirit 3Bad writing 2Acceptable
Sven minimap icon.png Sven 1Finished 2Acceptable
Techies minimap icon.png Techies 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Templar Assassin minimap icon.png Templar Assassin 4Low content 2Acceptable
Terrorblade minimap icon.png Terrorblade 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Tidehunter minimap icon.png Tidehunter 4Low content 3Bad writing
Timbersaw minimap icon.png Timbersaw 1Finished 2Acceptable
Tinker minimap icon.png Tinker 4Low content 3Bad writing
Tiny minimap icon.png Tiny 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Treant Protector minimap icon.png Treant Protector 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Troll Warlord minimap icon.png Troll Warlord 2Acceptable 3Bad writing
Tusk minimap icon.png Tusk 4Low content 2Acceptable
Underlord minimap icon.png Underlord 1Finished 1Finished
Undying minimap icon.png Undying 2Acceptable 4Low content
Ursa minimap icon.png Ursa 3Bad writing 4Low content
Vengeful Spirit minimap icon.png Vengeful Spirit 4Low content 2Acceptable
Venomancer minimap icon.png Venomancer 4Low content 2Acceptable
Viper minimap icon.png Viper 2Acceptable 4Low content
Visage minimap icon.png Visage 2Acceptable 3Bad formatting
Warlock minimap icon.png Warlock 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Weaver minimap icon.png Weaver 3Bad writing 2Acceptable
Windranger minimap icon.png Windranger 4Low content 2Acceptable
Winter Wyvern minimap icon.png Winter Wyvern 3Bad writing 3Bad formatting
Witch Doctor minimap icon.png Witch Doctor 4Low content 4Low content
Wraith King minimap icon.png Wraith King 4Low content 4Low content
Zeus minimap icon.png Zeus 2Acceptable 4Low content
  • Add recommended heroes information to Items pages. Use Eul's Scepter of Divinity as a format model.
  • Keep an eye on any new patches and update heroes/items pages accordingly. Remember to update the changelog pages as well.
  • Double check latest patch notes and add any changes to the appropriate Mechanics page. This is often neglected after hero pages are updated.

Medium Priority[edit]

Low Priority[edit]

  • Community database + portal
    • Individual pages for every major workshop artist
    • Individual pages for all major Dota 2 sites (Dotabuff, Dotacinema, etc)
  • Add second black background column to Emoticons
  • Add all Terrain tiles to Faction page as gallery
  • Incorporate brand/player icons into Template:Cosmetic Item infobox
  • Finish Terrain + Weather preview galleries using the exact same image dimensions as seen on Desert Terrain, with HUD cropped out

Translation[edit]

We currently support Chinese, Russian, German, Brazilian-Portuguese and English. Go to the respective subwikis and just start editing.

Administration tasks[edit]

The following tasks should be left to Dota 2 Wiki's administrators.

  • Finish Lore database
    • Create Comics database
  • Create convenient major links box near the top of the front page - Creeps, Buildings, Guides, Counters, Audio, Comics, etc
    • Link to this To Do page somewhere on the front page, maybe inside the box
  • Reorganize Gem pages with emphasis on what counts as strange counters or not, currently some runes and event gems are basically the same as Inscribed Gems
  • Find way to better represent Customizations and Loading Screens with lower load times

Future Projects/Ideas[edit]

  • Full Audio database
  • Put Inscribed Gems/runes in equipment templates? Since they are hero-specific. - Could cause slower load times
  • Upload custom cursor files from Cursor Packs - Cant find files in .vpk
  • Treasures:
    • Redo early treasure drop lists with random courier/gem info
    • Table or information on rarity drop rate percentage from Chinese client
  • Redo Pennant pages when Valve decides to fix their naming scheme
  • Redo past events pages like Diretide 2012 - Low priority, almost no pageviews
  • Research Greevils and all their egg/particle effect variations, upload previews
  • Upload hero voice responses for non-English languages
  • Gameplay portal and template - Roles, Laning, Creep Control, etc
  • Invite workshop artist participation in posting concept art in cosmetic item galleries - Finish lore first
  • 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[edit]

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.