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.
    • 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 Abaddon 2Acceptable 1Finished
Alchemist Alchemist 2Acceptable 1Finished
Ancient Apparition Ancient Apparition 4Low content 2Acceptable
Anti-Mage Anti-Mage 1Finished 2Acceptable
Arc Warden Arc Warden 3Bad writing 2Acceptable
Axe Axe 1Finished 2Acceptable
Bane Bane 3Bad formatting 2Acceptable
Batrider Batrider 4Low content 3Bad writing
Beastmaster Beastmaster 1Finished 1Finished
Bloodseeker Bloodseeker 1Finished 1Finished
Bounty Hunter Bounty Hunter 3Bad writing 2Acceptable
Brewmaster Brewmaster 4Low content 2Acceptable
Bristleback Bristleback 1Finished 4Low content
Broodmother Broodmother 4Low content 4Low content
Centaur Warrunner Centaur Warrunner 4Low content 2Acceptable
Chaos Knight Chaos Knight 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Chen Chen 4Low content 2Acceptable
Clinkz Clinkz 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Clockwerk Clockwerk 1Finished 1Finished
Crystal Maiden Crystal Maiden 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Dark Seer Dark Seer 4Low content 4Low content
Dark Willow Dark Willow 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Dazzle Dazzle 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Death Prophet Death Prophet 4Low content 2Acceptable
Disruptor Disruptor 4Low content 2Acceptable
Doom Doom 2Acceptable 3Bad writing
Dragon Knight Dragon Knight 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Drow Ranger Drow Ranger 4Low content 1Finished
Earth Spirit Earth Spirit 3Bad writing 2Acceptable
Earthshaker Earthshaker 1Finished 1Finished
Elder Titan Elder Titan 4Low content 2Acceptable
Ember Spirit Ember Spirit 3Bad writing 2Acceptable
Enchantress Enchantress 4Low content 4Low content
Enigma Enigma 2Acceptable 3Bad formatting
Faceless Void Faceless Void 3Bad formatting 1Finished
Gyrocopter Gyrocopter 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Huskar Huskar 1Finished 3Bad formatting
Invoker Invoker 4Low content 2Acceptable
Io Io 1Finished 2Acceptable
Jakiro Jakiro 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Juggernaut Juggernaut 3Bad writing 1Finished
Keeper of the Light Keeper of the Light 3Bad writing 3Bad writing
Kunkka Kunkka 3Bad writing 2Acceptable
Legion Commander Legion Commander 1Finished 2Acceptable
Leshrac Leshrac 4Low content 2Acceptable
Lich Lich 3Bad writing 4Low content
Lifestealer Lifestealer 3Bad writing 4Low content
Lina Lina 3Bad formatting 4Low content
Lion Lion 3Bad writing 2Acceptable
Lone Druid Lone Druid 4Low content 1Finished
Luna Luna 3Bad writing 1Finished
Lycan Lycan 3Bad formatting 2Acceptable
Magnus Magnus 4Low content 2Acceptable
Medusa Medusa 3Bad formatting 1Finished
Meepo Meepo 2Acceptable 1Finished
Mirana Mirana 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Monkey King Monkey King 1Finished 1Finished
Morphling Morphling 4Low content 2Acceptable
Naga Siren Naga Siren 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Nature's Prophet Nature's Prophet 4Low content 3Bad writing
Necrophos Necrophos 3Bad writing 3Bad writing
Night Stalker Night Stalker 4Low content 2Acceptable
Nyx Assassin Nyx Assassin 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Ogre Magi Ogre Magi 4Low content 2Acceptable
Omniknight Omniknight 1Finished 1Finished
Oracle Oracle 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Outworld Devourer Outworld Devourer 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Pangolier Pangolier 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Phantom Assassin Phantom Assassin 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Phantom Lancer Phantom Lancer 1Finished 1Finished
Phoenix Phoenix 2Acceptable 1Finished
Puck Puck 2Acceptable 1Finished
Pudge Pudge 3Bad writing 3Bad writing
Pugna Pugna 2Acceptable 3Bad writing
Queen of Pain Queen of Pain 2Acceptable 4Low content
Razor Razor 4Low content 1Finished
Riki Riki 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Rubick Rubick 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Sand King Sand King 4Low content 2Acceptable
Shadow Demon Shadow Demon 2Acceptable 3Bad formatting
Shadow Fiend Shadow Fiend 3Bad formatting 2Acceptable
Shadow Shaman Shadow Shaman 4Low content 1Finished
Silencer Silencer 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Skywrath Mage Skywrath Mage 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Slardar Slardar 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Slark Slark 1Finished 1Finished
Sniper Sniper 4Low content 1Finished
Spectre Spectre 3Bad writing 2Acceptable
Spirit Breaker Spirit Breaker 3Bad formatting 4Low content
Storm Spirit Storm Spirit 3Bad writing 2Acceptable
Sven Sven 1Finished 2Acceptable
Techies Techies 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Templar Assassin Templar Assassin 4Low content 2Acceptable
Terrorblade Terrorblade 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Tidehunter Tidehunter 4Low content 3Bad writing
Timbersaw Timbersaw 1Finished 2Acceptable
Tinker Tinker 4Low content 3Bad writing
Tiny Tiny 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Treant Protector Treant Protector 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Troll Warlord Troll Warlord 2Acceptable 3Bad writing
Tusk Tusk 4Low content 2Acceptable
Underlord Underlord 1Finished 1Finished
Undying Undying 2Acceptable 4Low content
Ursa Ursa 3Bad writing 4Low content
Vengeful Spirit Vengeful Spirit 4Low content 2Acceptable
Venomancer Venomancer 4Low content 2Acceptable
Viper Viper 2Acceptable 4Low content
Visage Visage 2Acceptable 3Bad formatting
Warlock Warlock 2Acceptable 2Acceptable
Weaver Weaver 3Bad writing 2Acceptable
Windranger Windranger 4Low content 2Acceptable
Winter Wyvern Winter Wyvern 3Bad writing 3Bad formatting
Witch Doctor Witch Doctor 4Low content 4Low content
Wraith King Wraith King 4Low content 4Low content
Zeus 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]

  • Upload preview screenshots for every cosmetic item, and .gifs for custom animations/effects. Use Bindings of Deep Magma and its gallery as a format model.
  • Update drop list and crafting list using items_game.txt
  • Update List of Console Commands with post-7.00 convars, using cvarlist and condump
  • Upload previews of all Loading Screens and HUD Skins (automate)
  • Update cosmetic item icons to big version from Steam's hash thing (automate)
  • Finish the move from SMW to Cargo/DPL3.
  • Create up-to-date style guides for all page-types

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 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
  • Add licenses to all files.

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
  • Reorganize Category:Templates
  • File cleanup - Clean the file namespace.

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.
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