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''Revision: 9/24/2021''
  
 
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We encourage volunteers and community members to help us expand the Wiki. However, there are a couple of guidelines you need to know before editing. These are different from the rules of GoodBlox, but are still expected to be followed. Maintaining the Wiki is a lot of work. Follow these and we won't have a problem:
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We encourage volunteers and community members to help us restore the Wiki. However, there are a couple of guidelines you need to know before editing. These are different from the rules of GoodBlox, but are still expected to be followed. Maintaining and restoring the Wiki is a lot of work. Follow these and we won't have a problem:
  
*Don't edit the Wiki if...
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===Don't edit the Wiki if...===
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*You can't string a coherent sentence together.
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*You can't spell correctly.
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*You can't use proper grammar.
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*You are otherwise going to make an idiot edit.
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*You don't understand any of the words in this guideline.
  
**You can't string a coherent sentence together.
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===Don't make user/place specific pages===
**You have a question to ask, post it on the forum or discussion for that page.
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If you make a page that is about a specific place, person, website (other than GoodBlox), creation, model, etc, it will be removed. See the [[Player Created]] page for a list of locations to put these things. You can also add these as [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_Subpage user subpages], but '''NOT ARTICLES'''!
**You can't spell correctly.
 
**You can't use proper grammar.
 
**You are otherwise going to make an idiot edit.
 
**You don't understand any of the words in this guideline.
 
  
=='''You will be instantly banned if you...'''==
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===This isn't MySpace.===
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No personal pages other than userpages. If you want to advertise your place, post it in the forum, not here.
  
*Break any GoodBlox rules.
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===Project Pages===
*Call people names.
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Do not edit or make these unless you have been instructed to. "Project Pages" have "GoodBlox Wiki:" before the name. Feel free to comment on their discussion pages.
*Spam in general.
 
*Posting offensive material.
 
*Post hacking related messages.
 
*Do something we feel is harmful.
 
 
 
==='''Make sure that a similar page doesn't already exist.'''===
 
  
This is becoming a major problem here. We don't need 50 scripting tutorials or the like. If a similar page already exists, then you don't need to make a new one. If you want to edit a duplicate page, put it as a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_Subpage user subpage].
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==What to do when restoring a page==
  
==='''Don't make user/place specific pages'''===
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===Where to get the pages from===
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Be sure to get your material from [https://web.archive.org/web/20091021215505/http://wiki.roblox.com/index.php/Main_Page an archive of the Roblox Wiki from October 2009]. If a page isn't exactly from October 2009, then just as long as it's close enough, it's fine.
  
If you make a page that is about a specific place, person, website (other than GoodBlox), creation, model, etc, it will be removed. See the [[Player Created]] page for a list of locations to put these things. You can also add these as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_Subpage user subpages], but <b>NOT ARTICLES</b>!
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===Getting the page source===
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First hide the Wayback Machine navbar, and then click the "View Source" tab. Fingers crossed, the source for the page is available. If so, then you can just copy and paste in the source from the archive over to here.
  
==='''This isn't MySpace.'''===
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If it isn't available, or the only source available is too new (mid-2010 and newer) then don't fear! Be sure to [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Formatting familiarize yourself with Wiki Formatting]. It's not difficult at all to learn, so don't worry. You can also use the formatting toolbar just at the top of the edit view to assist you. Once you've got all of that you should be able to easily reconstruct the Wiki page.
  
No personal pages other than userpages. If you want to advertise your place, post it in the forum, not here.
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If it's a template page like a Lua [https://wiki.goodblox.xyz/index.php/Category:Functions function], [https://wiki.goodblox.xyz/index.php/Category:Properties property], or [https://wiki.goodblox.xyz/index.php/Category:Events event], then just copy the source of one of the existing pages here, replace the details accordingly to that of the archived page, and use that for the page source.
  
==='''Evading Bans'''===
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===Replacing References===
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Unless it's absolutely necessary, be sure to replace any mentions of "RBX" with "GBX", and "Roblox" with "GoodBlox". <small>(NOT "Goodblox" or "GOODBLOX")</small>
  
Any attempt to evade a ban by making a new account will result in a permanent ban. If we catch you, we're banning your main account as well. Don't do it.
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===Make sure that a similar page doesn't already exist.===
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Capitalization of wiki pages can be confusing. If you're restoring a unique page (i.e. not a generic template page) then use the search function to check for any similar pages in case someone has already restored it but under different capitalization.
  
==='''Project Pages'''===
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==Assistance==
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If you need any help, feel free to ask any of [[Special:ListUsers|these people]].
  
Do not edit or make these unless you have been instructed to. "Project Pages" have "GoodBlox Wiki:" before the name. Feel free to comment on their discussion pages.
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One more thing. If you're here to cause trouble your account on GoodBlox will be traced and you will get yourself a ban. So if you just want to be funny don't do it here.
 
 
=='''Discussion Pages'''==
 
 
 
Discussing pages for articles are not meant to be filled with personal drama. They're for the discussion of that page.  Take care of your personal business elsewhere (like your talk page), but not there. So, if someone called you a noob the other day, and you see his comment, do put anything pertaining to that on the page. In other words, don't say "UR A NOOB."
 
 
 
=='''Resolving Conflicts'''==
 
 
 
If you have been banned from GoodBlox Wiki, the GoodBlox Forum is not the place to cause <b>more</b> conflict, spamming posts, getting angry, etc. If you disagree with your ban, your best bet is to try to resolve your conflict in a <b>mature manner</b>.  In other words, throwing fuel on an already existing fire does not help extinguish a fire.  Sometimes, if you just wait out a ban and learn from your error, it will do amazing things!
 
  
=='''Assistance'''==
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If you see something that needs to be edited or corrected (i.e. missing image, broken links), then be sure to go here: [[Needs To Be Edited]].
  
If you need any help, feel free to ask any GoodBlox staff.
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== See Also ==
 
 
One more thing. If you're here to cause trouble your account on GoodBlox will be traced and you will get yourself a ban. So if you just want to be funny don't do it here.
 
  
<br>Should you feel that something needs to be edited, go here: [[Needs To Be Edited]].
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*[[Goodblox_Wiki:General_disclaimer|General Disclaimer]]
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Latest revision as of 02:34, 25 September 2021

Revision: 9/24/2021

This is subject to change without notice.

We encourage volunteers and community members to help us restore the Wiki. However, there are a couple of guidelines you need to know before editing. These are different from the rules of GoodBlox, but are still expected to be followed. Maintaining and restoring the Wiki is a lot of work. Follow these and we won't have a problem:

Don't edit the Wiki if...

  • You can't string a coherent sentence together.
  • You can't spell correctly.
  • You can't use proper grammar.
  • You are otherwise going to make an idiot edit.
  • You don't understand any of the words in this guideline.

Don't make user/place specific pages

If you make a page that is about a specific place, person, website (other than GoodBlox), creation, model, etc, it will be removed. See the Player Created page for a list of locations to put these things. You can also add these as user subpages, but NOT ARTICLES!

This isn't MySpace.

No personal pages other than userpages. If you want to advertise your place, post it in the forum, not here.

Project Pages

Do not edit or make these unless you have been instructed to. "Project Pages" have "GoodBlox Wiki:" before the name. Feel free to comment on their discussion pages.

What to do when restoring a page

Where to get the pages from

Be sure to get your material from an archive of the Roblox Wiki from October 2009. If a page isn't exactly from October 2009, then just as long as it's close enough, it's fine.

Getting the page source

First hide the Wayback Machine navbar, and then click the "View Source" tab. Fingers crossed, the source for the page is available. If so, then you can just copy and paste in the source from the archive over to here.

If it isn't available, or the only source available is too new (mid-2010 and newer) then don't fear! Be sure to familiarize yourself with Wiki Formatting. It's not difficult at all to learn, so don't worry. You can also use the formatting toolbar just at the top of the edit view to assist you. Once you've got all of that you should be able to easily reconstruct the Wiki page.

If it's a template page like a Lua function, property, or event, then just copy the source of one of the existing pages here, replace the details accordingly to that of the archived page, and use that for the page source.

Replacing References

Unless it's absolutely necessary, be sure to replace any mentions of "RBX" with "GBX", and "Roblox" with "GoodBlox". (NOT "Goodblox" or "GOODBLOX")

Make sure that a similar page doesn't already exist.

Capitalization of wiki pages can be confusing. If you're restoring a unique page (i.e. not a generic template page) then use the search function to check for any similar pages in case someone has already restored it but under different capitalization.

Assistance

If you need any help, feel free to ask any of these people.

One more thing. If you're here to cause trouble your account on GoodBlox will be traced and you will get yourself a ban. So if you just want to be funny don't do it here.

If you see something that needs to be edited or corrected (i.e. missing image, broken links), then be sure to go here: Needs To Be Edited.

See Also