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 source]

High Priority[edit source]

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 Acceptable Finished
Alchemist minimap icon.png Alchemist Acceptable Finished
Ancient Apparition minimap icon.png Ancient Apparition Low content Acceptable
Anti-Mage minimap icon.png Anti-Mage Acceptable Acceptable
Arc Warden minimap icon.png Arc Warden Bad writing Acceptable
Axe minimap icon.png Axe Finished Acceptable
Bane minimap icon.png Bane Bad formatting Acceptable
Batrider minimap icon.png Batrider Low content Bad writing
Beastmaster minimap icon.png Beastmaster Finished Finished
Bloodseeker minimap icon.png Bloodseeker Finished Finished
Bounty Hunter minimap icon.png Bounty Hunter Bad writing Acceptable
Brewmaster minimap icon.png Brewmaster Low content Acceptable
Bristleback minimap icon.png Bristleback Acceptable Low content
Broodmother minimap icon.png Broodmother Low content Low content
Centaur Warrunner minimap icon.png Centaur Warrunner Low content Acceptable
Chaos Knight minimap icon.png Chaos Knight Acceptable Acceptable
Chen minimap icon.png Chen Low content Acceptable
Clinkz minimap icon.png Clinkz Acceptable Acceptable
Clockwerk minimap icon.png Clockwerk Finished Finished
Crystal Maiden minimap icon.png Crystal Maiden Acceptable Acceptable
Dark Seer minimap icon.png Dark Seer Low content Low content
Dazzle minimap icon.png Dazzle Bad writing Acceptable
Death Prophet minimap icon.png Death Prophet Low content Acceptable
Disruptor minimap icon.png Disruptor Low content Acceptable
Doom minimap icon.png Doom Acceptable Bad writing
Dragon Knight minimap icon.png Dragon Knight Acceptable Acceptable
Drow Ranger minimap icon.png Drow Ranger Low content Finished
Earth Spirit minimap icon.png Earth Spirit Bad writing Acceptable
Earthshaker minimap icon.png Earthshaker Finished Finished
Elder Titan minimap icon.png Elder Titan Low content Acceptable
Ember Spirit minimap icon.png Ember Spirit Bad writing Acceptable
Enchantress minimap icon.png Enchantress Low content Low content
Enigma minimap icon.png Enigma Acceptable Bad formatting
Faceless Void minimap icon.png Faceless Void Bad formatting Finished
Gyrocopter minimap icon.png Gyrocopter Acceptable Acceptable
Huskar minimap icon.png Huskar Finished Bad formatting
Invoker minimap icon.png Invoker Low content Acceptable
Io minimap icon.png Io Finished Acceptable
Jakiro minimap icon.png Jakiro Acceptable Acceptable
Juggernaut minimap icon.png Juggernaut Bad writing Finished
Keeper of the Light minimap icon.png Keeper of the Light Bad writing Bad writing
Kunkka minimap icon.png Kunkka Finished Acceptable
Legion Commander minimap icon.png Legion Commander Finished Acceptable
Leshrac minimap icon.png Leshrac Low content Acceptable
Lich minimap icon.png Lich Bad writing Low content
Lifestealer minimap icon.png Lifestealer Bad writing Low content
Lina minimap icon.png Lina Bad formatting Low content
Lion minimap icon.png Lion Bad writing Acceptable
Lone Druid minimap icon.png Lone Druid Low content Finished
Luna minimap icon.png Luna Bad writing Finished
Lycan minimap icon.png Lycan Bad formatting Acceptable
Magnus minimap icon.png Magnus Low content Acceptable
Medusa minimap icon.png Medusa Bad formatting Finished
Meepo minimap icon.png Meepo Acceptable Finished
Mirana minimap icon.png Mirana Acceptable Acceptable
Monkey King minimap icon.png Monkey King Finished Finished
Morphling minimap icon.png Morphling Low content Acceptable
Naga Siren minimap icon.png Naga Siren Acceptable Acceptable
Nature's Prophet minimap icon.png Nature's Prophet Low content Bad writing
Necrophos minimap icon.png Necrophos Bad writing Bad writing
Night Stalker minimap icon.png Night Stalker Low content Acceptable
Nyx Assassin minimap icon.png Nyx Assassin Acceptable Acceptable
Ogre Magi minimap icon.png Ogre Magi Low content Acceptable
Omniknight minimap icon.png Omniknight Finished Finished
Oracle minimap icon.png Oracle Acceptable Acceptable
Outworld Devourer minimap icon.png Outworld Devourer Acceptable Acceptable
Phantom Assassin minimap icon.png Phantom Assassin Acceptable Acceptable
Phantom Lancer minimap icon.png Phantom Lancer Finished Finished
Phoenix minimap icon.png Phoenix Acceptable Finished
Puck minimap icon.png Puck Acceptable Finished
Pudge minimap icon.png Pudge Bad writing Bad writing
Pugna minimap icon.png Pugna Acceptable Bad writing
Queen of Pain minimap icon.png Queen of Pain Acceptable Low content
Razor minimap icon.png Razor Low content Finished
Riki minimap icon.png Riki Acceptable Acceptable
Rubick minimap icon.png Rubick Acceptable Acceptable
Sand King minimap icon.png Sand King Low content Acceptable
Shadow Demon minimap icon.png Shadow Demon Acceptable Bad formatting
Shadow Fiend minimap icon.png Shadow Fiend Bad formatting Acceptable
Shadow Shaman minimap icon.png Shadow Shaman Low content Finished
Silencer minimap icon.png Silencer Acceptable Acceptable
Skywrath Mage minimap icon.png Skywrath Mage Acceptable Acceptable
Slardar minimap icon.png Slardar Acceptable Acceptable
Slark minimap icon.png Slark Finished Finished
Sniper minimap icon.png Sniper Low content Finished
Spectre minimap icon.png Spectre Bad writing Acceptable
Spirit Breaker minimap icon.png Spirit Breaker Bad formatting Low content
Storm Spirit minimap icon.png Storm Spirit Bad writing Acceptable
Sven minimap icon.png Sven Finished Acceptable
Techies minimap icon.png Techies Acceptable Acceptable
Templar Assassin minimap icon.png Templar Assassin Low content Acceptable
Terrorblade minimap icon.png Terrorblade Acceptable Acceptable
Tidehunter minimap icon.png Tidehunter Low content Bad writing
Timbersaw minimap icon.png Timbersaw Finished Acceptable
Tinker minimap icon.png Tinker Low content Bad writing
Tiny minimap icon.png Tiny Acceptable Acceptable
Treant Protector minimap icon.png Treant Protector Acceptable Acceptable
Troll Warlord minimap icon.png Troll Warlord Acceptable Bad writing
Tusk minimap icon.png Tusk Low content Acceptable
Underlord minimap icon.png Underlord Finished Finished
Undying minimap icon.png Undying Acceptable Low content
Ursa minimap icon.png Ursa Bad writing Low content
Vengeful Spirit minimap icon.png Vengeful Spirit Low content Acceptable
Venomancer minimap icon.png Venomancer Low content Acceptable
Viper minimap icon.png Viper Acceptable Low content
Visage minimap icon.png Visage Acceptable Bad formatting
Warlock minimap icon.png Warlock Acceptable Acceptable
Weaver minimap icon.png Weaver Bad writing Acceptable
Windranger minimap icon.png Windranger Low content Acceptable
Winter Wyvern minimap icon.png Winter Wyvern Bad writing Bad formatting
Witch Doctor minimap icon.png Witch Doctor Low content Low content
Wraith King minimap icon.png Wraith King Low content Low content
Zeus minimap icon.png Zeus Acceptable Low 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 source]

Low Priority[edit source]

  • 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 source]

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

Administration tasks[edit source]

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 source]

  • 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 source]

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.