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What is Ryzom Wiki?

Ryzom Wiki is a website for Ryzom collaboratively written by many of its fans. It is a special type of website, called a wiki, that makes collaboration easy. Many people are constantly improving its articles with changes, all of which are recorded on article histories and recent changes.

See About for more information on the history and vision of Ryzom Wiki.

What can I do?

There are plenty of areas that are still in need of more information:

How do I edit?

New users are encouraged to create an account so that contributions are properly attributed to them. It also makes it easier for other users to contact them.

The content on this site can be edited through any internet browser, with no additional software. For technical help on how to edit, consult any of these links:

We have a sandbox that users can use for experimental edits.

When editing an article, if your changes are only limited to a small section, it is a best practice to use the edit link of the enclosing section. If your changes involve several different sections, consider using the edit link at the top of the page instead of editing one section at a time.

Try to use "Show Preview" to check or verify your changes before saving. There's also an option for saving as a minor edit for small or trivial changes.

What can I edit?

Don't be afraid to make an edit. Any user can edit almost any article and we encourage you to be bold! If you see content, grammar, or even just formatting that you think can be improved, go ahead and make it better.

Most of our articles follow a specific set of formatting guidelines to give similar articles some consistency. We encourage users to browse the guidelines or glance through similar articles. Of course, please do not let this deter you from adding useful information - someone else will take care of the formatting.

Remember, you can break Ryzom Wiki (but please, don't try to). Anything can be fixed or improved later. So go ahead, edit an article and help make this the best source of information on Ryzom!

Common mistakes

  1. Copying content directly from other wikis
    Other wikis for Ryzom may use incompatible licenses that makes it illegal for their content to be directly replicated here.
  2. Assuming that this wiki is all-inclusive of any Ryzom info, or that it follows the conventions of other wikis
    This wiki has its own policies and formatting guidelines.
  3. Believing that this site directly represents Winch Gate
    This is a site run by a community of Ryzom fans.
  4. Assuming control of submitted content, or creating personal pages in the wrong place
    Any submitted content generally becomes open for others to edit (through the respective licenses and copyright). Articles can be mercilessly edited by anyone as long as site policies and guidelines are followed.