Crappy Games Wiki:Tutorial

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This is a tutorial on how to create an article on Crappy Games Wiki.

Starting

You need to have an account and be autoconfirmed or confirmed. To create an account, click here. To request confirmation, contact the admins by leaving them a message. (note that if you have enough edits and your account is old enough, your account will be autoconfirmed and you won't need to contact the admins)

It is preferred to draft pages on your sandbox (preferably on subpages).

If the game/console/company/user/webshop has mostly mixed reviews, use the Bad Qualities header. Otherwise, use either Why It Sucks for games, Why It Flopped for consoles, Why (They/He/She) and (Their/His/Her) Games Suck for developers. If the game/console/company/webshop has/have mostly positive reviews (for games and developers) or if it succeeded (for consoles), create it on Awesome Games Wiki instead.

Custom headings like "Why It's Crappy" or "Why It Sucks So Bad" are not allowed.

Due to corruption in gaming journalism, SJW/feminazi games are allowed here, and the only reliable sources are for web reviewers and journalists supported by the GamerGate movement. However, there can be exceptions to this rule depending on how fair or honest a journalist's review is.

Make sure to read both the rules and guidelines and forbidden pages on the Main Page before creating your article.

Examples of pages not to create can be found here and here.

To make a well-written and detailed page, check here.

Do not add categories to sandboxes, instead, wrap the categories inside a <pre> block, and remove the <pre> block when you publish your article.

Choosing the first contents of the page

The first contents vary per type of article.

For games

One image

{{GameInfobox
|Picture=ImageName.png
|Quote=Insert a quote here.
|Protagonist=(insert the name of the protagonist)
|Genre=(insert the name of the genre)
|Platforms=(insert any platform)
|Release Date=(insert the release date)
|Delist Date=(insert the delist date)
|Game Engine=(insert the game engine)
|Developer=(insert the name of the developer)
|Publisher=(insert the name of the publisher)
|Country=(insert the country)
|Franchise=(insert the name of the franchise)
|Prequel=(insert the name of the previous game)
|Sequel=(insert the name of the next game)
}}'''Game name''' is a game developed by (insert the name of the developer) and published by (insert the name of the publisher) on (insert the release date).

Multiple images

{{MPGameInfobox
|Picture=<tabber>Tab 1=[[File:ImageName.png|330px]]|-|Tab 2=[[File:ImageName2.png|330px]]</tabber>
|Quote=Insert a quote here.
|Protagonist=(insert the name of the protagonist)
|Genre=(insert the name of the genre)
|Platforms=(insert any platform)
|Release Date=(insert the release date)
|Delist Date=(insert the delist date)
|Game Engine=(insert the game engine)
|Developer=(insert the name of the developer)
|Publisher=(insert the name of the publisher)
|Country=(insert the country)
|Franchise=(insert the name of the franchise)
|Prequel=(insert the name of the previous game)
|Sequel=(insert the name of the next game)
}}'''Game name''' is a game developed by (insert the name of the developer) and published by (insert the name of the publisher) on (insert the release date).

For consoles

One image

{{ConsoleInfobox
|Picture=ImageName.png
|Quote=Add a quote here.
|Developer=(add the manufacturer name here)
|Release Date=(add the release date here)
|Predecessor=(add the previous console of the manufacturer here)
|Successor=(add the next console of the manufacturer here)
|Competitors=(add competitor consoles here)
|Generation=(add the console generation here)
|Discontinued=(add the discontinuation date here)
}}'''Console name''' is a console manufactured by (add the manufacturer name here) and released on (add the release date here).

Multiple images

{{MPConsoleInfobox
|Picture=<tabber>Tab 1=[[File:ImageName.png|330px]]|-|Tab 2=[[File:ImageName2.png|330px]]</tabber>
|Quote=Add a quote here.
|Developer=(add the manufacturer name here)
|Release Date=(add the release date here)
|Predecessor=(add the previous console of the manufacturer here)
|Successor=(add the next console of the manufacturer here)
|Competitors=(add competitor consoles here)
|Generation=(add the console generation here)
|Discontinued=(add the discontinuation date here)
}}'''Console name''' is a console manufactured by (add the manufacturer name here) and released on (add the release date here).

For companies

One image

{{CompanyInfobox
|Picture=ImageName.png
|Quote=Add a quote here.
|Founded=(add the foundation name here)
|Defunct=(add the dissolution date here)
|Founder=(add the founders here)
|Key people=(add the key people here)
|Services=(add the services the company own here)
|Predecessor=(add the predecessor company here)
|Successor=(add the successor company here)
|Parent=(add the parent company here)
|Subsidiaries=(add the subsidiaries here)
|Website=(add the company's website here)
}}'''Company name''' is a(n) (country the company's headquarters is currently located, examples: American, German) (type of company, like a video game developer and/or publisher) headquartered in (location of the company's headquarters).

Multiple images

{{MPCompanyInfobox
|Picture=<tabber>Tab 1=[[File:ImageName.png|330px]]|-|Tab 2=[[File:ImageName2.png|330px]]</tabber>
|Quote=Add a quote here.
|Founded=(add the foundation name here)
|Defunct=(add the dissolution date here)
|Founder=(add the founders here)
|Key people=(add the key people here)
|Services=(add the services the company own here)
|Predecessor=(add the predecessor company here)
|Successor=(add the successor company here)
|Parent=(add the parent company here)
|Subsidiaries=(add the subsidiaries here)
|Website=(add the company's website here)
}}'''Company name''' is a(n) (country the company's headquarters is currently located, examples: American, German) (type of company, like a video game developer and/or publisher) headquartered in (location of the company's headquarters).

For game stores

Coming soon.

Adding sources

Sources are optional for most articles, but for articles about people, they are required due to repeated violations of the Content Policy.

A list of many reliable sources are available here and here.

A basic source can be added with the following code:

This is an example.<ref name="sourcename">The source of the claim.</ref>

Getting the box art

Box art can be obtained in various ways (either by scanning it yourself or finding it on websites).

If you're scanning the box art yourself, it is recommended to scan it as PNG and on the highest quality supported by your scanner or software.

If you're obtaining the box art from a website, use this chart to determine if a website is recommended. The check mark means that it's recommended and the X means that it's not recommended.

  • Yes check.svg GameFAQs
  • Yes check.svg Google Images (if you find a high quality scan, a minimum of 500x500px is recommended)
  • Yes check.svg MobyGames
  • X mark.svg Wikipedia (mostly low quality)

Uploading and using files

Uploading

There are two ways of uploading a file, MsUpload and Special:Upload. MsUpload allows you to upload multiple files at once, meanwhile Special:Upload only allows you to upload one file at a time.

MsUpload

Drag and drop your files into the "Drop files here" bar in the source editor, give the files a descriptive name (like "(game name) box art.png"), then click the "Upload this file/Upload all files" button.

Special:Upload

Select the file, give it a descriptive name and fill out the summary with things like a description and the source of the image.

Most of the time, the license should be "This will be used in a way that qualifies as fair use under US law".

Then, click the "Upload file" button.

Using

Basic use

The following code will embed the file:

[[File:(your file name)]]

Adding the "right" parameter shows it in the right side of the screen:

[[File:(your file name)|right]]

and so does the "left" parameter:

[[File:(your file name)|left]]

Adding the following parameter makes the file 300 pixels wide:

[[File:(your file name)|300px]]

The following makes it 200 pixels tall:

[[File:(your file name)|x200px]]

And the following makes it both 300 pixels wide and 200 pixels tall:

[[File:(your file name)|300x200px]]

Adding the "border" parameter shows a border around the file:

[[File:(your file name)|border]]

The "thumb" parameter shows a thicker border and allows you to put a quote on the image:

[[File:(your file name)|thumb|Example.]]

On the infobox

To use the uploaded file on the infobox, replace "ImageName.png" in the "Picture" parameter with the name of your file (without the File: prefix, if the infobox only allows for a single image.

|Picture=Example.png

|Picture=<tabber>Foo=[[File:Example.png|330px]]|-|Bar=[[File:Example.jpg|330px]]</tabber>

Creating the article

Copy and paste the following text on your sandbox or its subpages:

(Insert the first contents here. See the "Adding the first contents of the page" section)

==Plot (optional)==
Add the game's plot here.

==Why It Sucks/Why It Flopped/Why (They/He/She) and (Their/His/Her) Games Suck/Why (They/He/She) Suck(s)/Bad Qualities==
#WIS 1
#WIS 2
#WIS 3

==Redeeming Qualities/The Only Redeeming Quality/Good Qualities==
#RQ 1
#RQ 2
#RQ 3

==Reception ==
Add reception content here.

==Videos==
<youtube width="320" height="180">Video-ID</youtube>

==References==
<references/>

==Comments==
<comments/>

Adding reasons

"Why It Sucks/Bad Qualities" is the only required header on a page (apart from pages about terrible moments in gaming history), if a page doesn't have it, it will be deleted.

To add WIS reasons/redeeming qualities, add #the reason as a new line on the "Why It Sucks"/"Redeeming Qualities" section. Avoid using short reasons, like instead of "Bad graphics." use "Bad and outdated graphics. They look like a PlayStation 1 game, despite the game being released in 2014."

Publishing the article

Click the Move page button to publish your article into the wiki. On Vector (the default skin), it's hidden on the More dropdown menu.

Click on "User" then select "(Main)" then replace the contents in the text box with the page name.

Then, click "Move page".