Nukapedia has an entire community with many parts, as a whole a group of individuals who come together to discuss the games and contribute to the development of the wiki and its content. This lesson will introduce you to all of the different ways we interact and have fun with other community members, and the rights users who serve the wiki and keep it positive and safe.
Admins and mods
There are levels of rights that users can petitioned for and be granted by a community vote, known as administrators and moderators. They are a group of people you can always approach with questions and are here to serve the wiki and those who contribute and benefit from it. In Discord, these users have different colors to differentiate their roles wiki-side, and on wiki, they have their roles next to their names on their user pages. Feel free to reach out to them if you need help, or have questions - they are here to help. You can click below to see the names of current rights users.
One way to engage with fellow Fallout fans is through the discussions boards (called /d), which are accessible here. Make sure to choose the correct category for your post, and follow the guidelines. You can post polls, ask questions, share fanart, and any other appropriate thing your heart desires.
The wiki has a Discord channel that everyone is free to join. You can do so by clicking here. The user rights on the wiki carry over to the Discord, and you can see the users on the righthand side, categorized by color. Read through the chat policies to become familiar with how it works. We have trivia nights, talk about all things Fallout and have a jolly good time. There is a channel to talk with fellow folks enrolled or teaching in the Vault Academy (#the-vault-academy) so join us if you'd like!
You are also encouraged and welcome on our sister Discord by heading here. This is where you can find even more camraderie and fun in a much large server dedicated to Fallout shenanigans. And gain insight and help into the "under the hood" information that the dataminers know best!
Another way to share Fallout information to the group and engage with fellow fans is by writing a blog. You can read recent blog posts and create a blog post of your own by heading here.
There is a community game of sorts called the achievement leaderboard, found here. Editors can earn badges by editing pages, uploading photos, and leaving comments. Each badge earns points. The more points you get, the higher up on the leaderboard you’ll go! You’ll find the badges you’ve earned on your user profile page. It may be tempting, but don’t make poor edits just to get the achievements, otherwise it is against the rules. You will feel much more fulfilled gaining them with good old fashion blood, sweat, and tears!
The last bit to introduce are the forums. They are used for two things - discussions related to major changes in policy or organization of Nukapedia or secondly, voting on user rights or policy changes. The forums for discussing policies and voting are here and here. The forums regarding discussing gameplay are now archived, in favor of the Discussions boards.