JanuWiki 2019

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JanuWiki 2019 Accomplishments

JanuWiki 2019 -- The Greatest GodWiki Content Drive Ever Driven (Yet!)

62 articles, 58 pictures, 17+ players, and 1000s of individual GodWiki edits were involved in the making of this event.

And box office totals? Priceless value added to GodWiki.

Thank you, everyone.

Articles of Note

Winners of the "Mace of Amnesia In Memoriam Side Job," a mission dedicated to adding colorful female main characters to some GodWiki articles, were:

  • Beer Cub by Terezka Introducing readers to the adventurous, energetic, and occasionally sarcastic cryptonaturalist Lady Dianne de la Fossey, author of "Grizzlies in the Mist" and many other of the scientific papers cited throughout the GodWiki.
  • Progress Bar by Terezka Giving us a proprietress every bit as colorful as the bar and brewery she runs, going by the name of Lara Craftbeer. Her concoctions make use of artisanal ingredients gathered from across Godville, and are _definitely_ what your heroes and heroines are purchasing with all of their hard-earned gold.
  • Drinkerella by Shanimal In a world populated by male monsters, this female monster stands a malevolent head above the rest. When she isn't falling down drunk, of course.
  • Godbuster by WardPhoenix Publishing the diary of Elayne Kirschen, this article gives us an intimate look into the rise and demise of one of Godville's most dynamic dungeon bosses. And she didn't even need high heels.

Winners of the "Don't Stop Me Now Side Job," a mission to make use of gender randomization templates to bring more richness and remove bias from the GodWiki reading experience, were:

Pantheon of Wikidness

Pantheon of Wikidness
Guild Pts Emblem
⚜️ The Forsakens Lament  108  
⚜️ Guide to the Galaxy  58  
⚜️ Knights who say Ni  50  
⚜️ Lords of the Pit  44  
⚜️ E.I.S. Eternal  40  
⚜️ Nautilus  32  
⚜️ Psycho-Pass  16  
⚜️ Harbingers of the Primordial Dusk  8  
⚜️ The Ideaboxers Union  4  
⚜️ 7 Deadly Sins  4  
⚜️ Skeatseria Lodge  2  

Event Update: Looking to the Future

With the all accomplishments tallied and all prizes awarded, JanuWiki 2019 is now concluded. Please join us in the Talk page to discuss what JanuWiki did well, how it could improve, and new features to add to future content drives.

Thanks again to everyone who participated in the GodWiki's inaugural content drive!


January on the GodWiki will be a month-long content drive, dedicated to creativity and inspiration, centered around the topic of beer! Lagers and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! It is organised by players for players, to encourage and celebrate creativity on the GodWiki.

The principles of JanuWiki are the principles of the GodWiki in general:

  • Be Bold! If you see something that needs doing, go ahead and do it!
  • Be respectful. Everybody here wants the same thing, and the GodWiki is a place of collaboration and support. We are respectful of the efforts and intentions of everyone here.
  • Do your best and ask for help. It doesn't matter to us if you aren't a skilled writer, or your English isn't perfect. We have volunteer editors available at the Help:Requests page who will help anyone with their writing, and give every JanuWiki article a quick polish.

Table of Contents
  1. Get started
    1. Pick a subject...
    2. ... and write!
    3. I'm done, what now?
  2. Progress
    1. Side Jobs
  3. Technical stuff
    1. How do I make links?
    2. How do I format text?
    3. How do I add a picture?
    4. How do I make or change headings?
    5. How do I include or change an infobox?
    6. What are categories?
  4. Some frequently asked questions

Get Started

Pick a subject...

This is a table of Beer-themed pages, and some magic "Quick start" links we've made for the event. Don't see the article you want listed? Create it! It's JanuWiki-eligible. You can copy the relevant quick-start page from the set below into your new page text box, and start writing about your monster, artifact, tavern, or quest. (If you don't use a quick-start link, that's fine, just paste:

{{Godwiki event construction|author={{subst:REVISIONUSER}}}}

at the top of your article and save it, to mark your article as a part of JanuWiki.)

Create a new article from scratch:

Subject Quick start Created by
Section clear!   Done Great Job Everyone!
Subject Quick start Created by
Section clear!   Done Great Job Everyone!
Oh My! (Boss-monsters)
Subject Quick start Created by
Section clear!   Done Great Job Everyone!
Subject Quick start Created by
Section clear!   Done Great Job Everyone!
Subject Quick start Created by
Section clear!   Done Great Job Everyone!.
Subject Quick start Created by
Section clear!   Done Great Job Everyone!
Subject Quick start Created by
Section clear!   Done Great Job Everyone!

Don't want to write from scratch? You don't have to. Here's a table of JanuWiki-eligible articles that need expansion, modification, or pictures.

Improve an existing article:

Articles needing improvement
Type Subject Improvements needed Status Completed by
Section clear!   Done Great Job Everyone!

... and write!

What we hope for JanuWiki is the creation of great quality and creative articles about some of the things your heroine or hero encounters in Godville. So we're intentionally being pretty loose with the guidelines for writers, because creativity comes first. But, nonetheless, here are some important things to keep in mind:

  • Length: Good articles are usually more than a few sentences long. If your article is just a few sentences, or just one or two short paragraphs, then you probably need to develop your idea some more to make it great. If a JanuWiki volunteer editor thinks that you've got a good start and that you should keep expanding before they count it as a completed JanuWiki article, they'll let you know on your article's Talk: page to keep working on it.
  • Picture: We want the GodWiki to be a little more interesting than just a bunch of text, and the aim is to have at least one picture on each article. You'll get more points for an article if you've got a picture of your subject. If you have trouble with uploading or adding your picture, leave a request for help from an editor at Help:Requests with what picture you want included in what article, and we'll help.
  • Infobox: Articles about monsters, artifacts, and equipment often use an infobox. It's a handy way of summarising the basic information about the item at a glance, and ensures the article gets put in the right categories. You don't have to use an infobox in your article if you don't want to, but it's usually a good idea. The quick start links in the tables above will give you the appropriate blank infobox for your article type, if applicable. See "#How do I include or change an infobox?" below for more information, and leave a message on Help:Requests if you're having trouble with something in your article.
  • One article at a time: You are welcome to take your time with your article — sometimes quality and inspiration can't be rushed — but we do ask that you keep your creative efforts focused on one article at a time, to leave plenty of choice of articles for other creators to work on.

As well as those suggestions, there are some rules and standards that all GodWiki content is held to, and JanuWiki is no exception:

  • No offensive content. The GodWiki has the same terms of use as the rest of Godville. To quote from item 5: "the Player's content will not include any offensive comments that are connected to race, national origin, gender, sexual preference or physical handicap, any profanity or any obscene, indecent, pornographic, sexual or otherwise objectionable content or language." This applies without exception to the GodWiki, and any material deemed inappropriate by a volunteer editor or by Godville Administrators will be removed.
  • No unnecessary references to specific guilds, gods, heroines or heroes. There are appropriate places on the GodWiki for stories about guilds, gods, and heroines. While it can be tempting to make a cool artifact, equipment item, or monster have a backstory linked to a specific player or guild, GodWiki articles should allow every player to feel a connection to the objects in the game. Volunteer editors will make any edits required to remove specific references to a guild, god, or heroine, and make an article relevant to everyone.

I'm done, what now?

Mark your article as complete.

If you followed the steps above, your article will have a {{Godwiki event construction}} template at the top, notifying people that it's a part of JanuWiki, and that you're currently working on it. This is a way to show everyone, including volunteer editors, that it's a work in progress.

When you've finished writing and making changes, and your article is ready, it's time to let the volunteer editors know! The simplest way to do that is to edit the article source and change:
{{Godwiki event construction|...}}
{{Godwiki event review|...}}

(Replace "construction" with "review", and leave the rest of the code unchanged.)

This will mark your article as ready for review, and we'll be able to keep track of everyone's progress.

You can also let us know that you're done at Help:Requests. Be sure to clearly say that your article is complete. Someone will take care of placing the {{Godwiki event review}} template in your article.

Once your article is completed and awaiting review, feel free to start another JanuWiki article if you wish! Don't forget to keep an eye on your articles under review, though: volunteer editors will take a look over it, and if they have any questions or advice for you, they'll leave notes on the article's discussion page (known as its "Talk: page").

When the review is finished, a volunteer editor will add your article to the list in the "Progress" section, and give you the credit (and points) you've earned!


Would you like to volunteer?
JanuWiki has taken off, and has grown faster than we ever expected! If you'd like to join our team of volunteer editors, who look over and give a polish to all completed content, keep the information on this page up-to-date, and just generally help out around the place, head over to the Help:Requests page and take a look at what happens there.

It isn't essential that you understand how the wiki works, just that you have a desire to make our creators' content really shine, and want to learn what you don't know. If you have trouble or questions the other volunteer editors will gladly help you out. Get in touch with any of the volunteer editors listed, or ask a question at Help talk:Requests if you're curious!

Points for the Pantheon of Wikidness
Add an image to an article 2 points
Create a new article 4 points
Expand a stub into an article 4 points
Create/expand and add an image 6 points

Completed JanuWiki Content
Type Article Pts By
Artifact Exclamation pint 4  SourceRunner (U • C • T)  ⚜️ E.I.S. Eternal 
Monster, Picture Bear Minimum 6  Terezka (U • C • T)  ⚜️ The Forsakens Lament 
Tavern, Picture The Sword & Sandal 6  SourceRunner (U • C • T)  ⚜️ E.I.S. Eternal 
Quest, Picture Sit in a tavern and write fake diary entries 6  Djonni (U • C • T)  ⚜️ The Forsakens Lament 
Monster, Picture Extra Dry Djinn 6  SourceRunner (U • C • T)  ⚜️ E.I.S. Eternal 
Picture Bar tab 2  S624 (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Nautilus 
Monster Beer Golem 4  SourceRunner (U • C • T)  ⚜️ E.I.S. Eternal 
Picture Beer Golem 2  Cham Almighty (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Knights who say Ni 
Picture Exclamation pint 2  WardPhoenix (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Lords of the Pit 
Artifact, Picture “Free beer” ticket 6  S624 (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Nautilus 
Picture Ale-chemist 2  Shanimal (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Harbingers of the Primordial Dusk 
Monster Ale-chemist 4  WardPhoenix (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Lords of the Pit 
Monster, Picture Beerkat 6  WardPhoenix (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Lords of the Pit 
Monster, Picture Beer Cub 6  Terezka (U • C • T)  ⚜️ The Forsakens Lament 
Artifact, Picture Bottle of beer from a wall 6  S624 (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Nautilus 
Artifact, Picture Beer-scented soap 6  S624 (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Nautilus 
Monster, Picture Barbeerian 6  SourceRunner (U • C • T)  ⚜️ E.I.S. Eternal 
Monster, Picture Drinkerella 6  Shanimal (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Harbingers of the Primordial Dusk 
Tavern, Picture Progress Bar 6  Terezka (U • C • T)  ⚜️ The Forsakens Lament 
Monster, Picture Brewpid the Reindeer 6  Beausoleil (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Guide to the Galaxy 
Artifact Vanishing pint 4  WardPhoenix (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Lords of the Pit 
Monster, Picture Adminotaur 6  WardPhoenix (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Lords of the Pit 
Monster Beer Mugger 4  Beausoleil (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Guide to the Galaxy 
Artifact Can of ambrosia 4  WardPhoenix (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Lords of the Pit 
Picture Can of ambrosia 2  NobodyIsPerfectButMe (U • C • T)  ⚜️ The Forsakens Lament 
Monster Red Bull 4  SourceRunner (U • C • T)  ⚜️ E.I.S. Eternal 
Tavern, Picture The Whinery 6  Terezka (U • C • T)  ⚜️ The Forsakens Lament 
Equipment, Picture Beer goggles 6  Djonni (U • C • T)  ⚜️ The Forsakens Lament 
Artifact, Picture Instant beer tablet 6  S624 (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Nautilus 
Picture Red Bull 2  FeRDNYC (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Skeatseria Lodge 
Monster, Picture Basement Cat 6  One Of Paradox (U • C • T)  ⚜️ The Forsakens Lament 
Artifact, Picture Bottle of domesticated beer 6  Beausoleil (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Guide to the Galaxy 
Monster Beerburglar 4  Holy Spirit of Hell (U • C • T)  ⚜️ The Ideaboxers Union 
Monster, Picture Tea Rex 6  Cham Almighty (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Knights who say Ni 
Artifact, Picture Beer-battered beer 6  Cham Almighty (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Knights who say Ni 
Boss Monster Boozerker 4  Kastren (U • C • T)  ⚜️ E.I.S. Eternal 
Monster Beerwolf 4  WardPhoenix (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Lords of the Pit 
Monster Bureau-cat 4  Kastren (U • C • T)  ⚜️ E.I.S. Eternal 
Monster, Picture Tequila Mockingbird 6  One Of Paradox (U • C • T)  ⚜️ The Forsakens Lament 
Equipment, Picture Ancient cork 6  S624 (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Nautilus 
Picture Beerburglar 2  WardPhoenix (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Lords of the Pit 
Monster, Picture Beerserker 6  NobodyIsPerfectButMe (U • C • T)  ⚜️ The Forsakens Lament 
Monster, Picture Punk Panther 6  One Of Paradox (U • C • T)  ⚜️ The Forsakens Lament 
Picture Beerwolf 2  One Of Paradox (U • C • T)  ⚜️ The Forsakens Lament 
Picture Beer Mugger 2  One Of Paradox (U • C • T)  ⚜️ The Forsakens Lament 
Monster, Picture Meowntain Cat 6  WardPhoenix (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Lords of the Pit 
Monster, Picture Photocopycat 6  Annieysa9898 (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Psycho-Pass 
Artifact, Picture Pint of no return 6  Beausoleil (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Guide to the Galaxy 
Monster, Picture Diet Sprite 6  Beausoleil (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Guide to the Galaxy 
Stub expansion Methylated Spiritualist 4  Annieysa9898 (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Psycho-Pass 
Boss, Picture Thug-of-war 6  Beausoleil (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Guide to the Galaxy 
Monster, Picture Neferkitty 6  Terezka (U • C • T)  ⚜️ The Forsakens Lament 
Boss, Picture Godbuster 6  WardPhoenix (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Lords of the Pit 
Equipment, Picture Bear arms 6  Beausoleil (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Guide to the Galaxy 
Stub expansion, Picture Beer belly 6  Beausoleil (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Guide to the Galaxy 
Stub expansion, Picture Lion belch 6  Beausoleil (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Guide to the Galaxy 
Artifact, Picture Strange brew 6  Beausoleil (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Guide to the Galaxy 
Picture Vanishing pint 2  NobodyIsPerfectButMe (U • C • T)  ⚜️ The Forsakens Lament 
Tavern, Pictures The Battle Toad 6  NobodyIsPerfectButMe (U • C • T)  ⚜️ The Forsakens Lament 
Monster, Pictures Fat Cat 6  NobodyIsPerfectButMe (U • C • T)  ⚜️ The Forsakens Lament 
Monster, Pictures Moonswine 6  NobodyIsPerfectButMe (U • C • T)  ⚜️ The Forsakens Lament 
Equipment, Picture Awkward paws 6  Cham Almighty (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Knights who say Ni 
Artifact, Picture Bottle of holy ale 6  Cham Almighty (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Knights who say Ni 
Quest, Picture Brew a storm in a teacup 6  Cham Almighty (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Knights who say Ni 
Monster, Picture Maître Demon 6  Cham Almighty (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Knights who say Ni 
Monster, Picture Weakest Lynx 6  Cham Almighty (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Knights who say Ni 
Boss, Picture Wraptor 6  Cham Almighty (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Knights who say Ni 
Monster, Picture Drop Bear 6  Terezka (U • C • T)  ⚜️ The Forsakens Lament 
Tavern Caravanserai 4  Totentanz (U • C • T)  ⚜️ The Forsakens Lament 
Tavern The Rumor Mill 4  Muralin (U • C • T)  ⚜️ 7 Deadly Sins 
Tavern, Pictures All Inn 6  Annieysa9898 (U • C • T)  ⚜️ Psycho-Pass 
Monster, Pictures Boartender 6  NobodyIsPerfectButMe (U • C • T)  ⚜️ The Forsakens Lament 

Side Jobs

All side job rewards will be granted at the completion of JanuWiki, and all judging is at the sole discretion of the side job poster.

SourceRunner's Editor's Side Job
Editors who do a quality edit on 5 assigned articles and report back to the JanuWiki page will earn 22 charges. Judged by SourceRunner (talk).
  • Djonni has become the first volunteer editor to earn the 5-article charges! Thank you for your dedication and diligence, Djonni.
  • S624 has become the second volunteer editor to earn the 5-article charges, with a sprint on the article Beer Mugger! Congratulations, S624, and many thanks for your efforts to make all edits timely.
  • Cham Almighty powered through to see that all of the articles got a good edit in the end of JanuWiki, and became the third editor to earn the 5-article charges! Well done, Cham, and thank you for all of your hard work!
The Mace of Amnesia In Memoriam Side Job
The creators of the best five JanuWiki articles with a female protagonist (named or unnamed) will earn 4 charges. (The use of {{he or she}} for the main protagonist will not count for this side job.) Judged by Djonni (talk).

Side job candidate articles:

Results :

The four articles above are rewarded since there is less candidate than awards.

The Don't Stop Me Now Side Job
The creators of the best five JanuWiki articles that use the {{he or she}}, {{hero or heroine}}, etc. templates throughout, so that the gender in the text changes daily, will earn 4 charges. Judged by Djonni (talk).

Side job candidate articles:

Results, judged by SourceRunner

Extent of use of the gender templates-- For instance, if the templates were used seven times and distributed throughout the relevant parts of the article, that is better than the template being used twice in one paragraph and nowhere else. Cat. 1 will be scored with points as ((Number of instances of template)/(Number of paragraphs where template could appear))*10.
Creativity of use of the gender templates-- For instance, if two characters of different genders were needed, incrementing the template to the opposite choice is good; if the author paired the use of the gender template with the use of the "a or b" template to further texture the article, that is good. Cat. 2 will be scored subjectively with points on a scale of 1 (very) to 10 (astoundingly) creative use of the templates.
Integration of the gender templates-- Just checking that the article sounds right and works well no matter which gender the template chooses on a given day. Cat. 3 will be scored subjectively with points by paragraph (smooth=1; rough=0)
How well the article that uses the gender templates turned out-- Ultimately, that's the goal for those templates: in being so used, to facilitate the creation of good content, made slightly better via their ability to remove gender bias without compromising readability or structure. Cat. 4 will be scored subjectively with points on a scale of 1 (high) to 10 (perfect) quality of the entire article.
DSMN Side Job Points
Article Cat. 1 Cat. 2 Cat. 3 Cat. 4 Total
Beer-scented soap (6/6)10=10 10 4 10 34
Bottle of beer from a wall (6/4)10=15 7 3 10 35
Ale-chemist (3/4)10=7.5 5 4 10 26.5
Beerburglar (13/8)10=16.25 9 8 10 43.25
Beer Mugger (2/3)10=6.666 5 3 10 24.666
Tea Rex (18/13)10=13.846 5 13 10 41.846
Can of ambrosia (4/4)10=10 5 4 10 29
Vanishing pint (6/6)10=10 7 5 10 32
Instant beer tablet (3/3)10=10 7 3 10 30
“Free beer” ticket (5/3)10=16.666 7 3 10 36.666
Bureau-cat (8/4)10=20 7 2 10 39

Thus, are rewarded :

(See talk page for more information)

Wrath of the Harvest
Harvest Moon members who write 5 full articles or expand 5 stubs into full articles (generation of stubs does not qualify) during JanuWiki will be paid 250 charges by Hairplug4men. (All non-Harvest Moon members wishing to credit their articles to Harvest Moon may apply to HP4M for permission to participate in this Side Job.) Judged by Hairplug4men (talk) and tracked by SourceRunner.

No candidates after deadline was met.

Technical stuff

We really want to emphasise this: you don't need to understand anything technical about the wiki to be a part of the content drive. Really. You don't. All you need is inspiration. There are people who will help out with anything you need to support your creativity.

That said, there are some very common questions about writing on the GodWiki that you can find answers to here!

How do I make links?

Linking on wikis is really easy! Links are created by putting square brackets around text, [[like this]]. So, [[boss-monsters]] links to boss-monsters, [[The Drunken Clam]] links to The Drunken Clam, etc.

Sometimes, though, you want to link to a page in the wiki with a title that isn't exactly the same as the text in the link. That's called a pipe link, and it uses the upright bar (or pipe) character — | — to tell the wiki what to link to. A lot of the wiki's features use a pipe to separate things.

To make a pipe link, put the destination page before the pipe, then the text to show on your page. In other words, [[link to this page|from this text]].

Making links
Link type Example wikicode Result
Simple link, existent page [[boss-monsters]] boss-monsters
Simple link, non-existent page [[JanuWiki 2020]] JanuWiki 2020
"Piped" link [[Help:Requests|Ask for help]] Ask for help

Just remember, "link then text" for a pipe link. If you make a mistake, but it's clear what you intended, an editor can fix it for you as well.

For the purposes of JanuWiki, that's all you need to know! There are other things you can do, of course, including links to pages on external websites, and links directly to the Godville pages for guilds, goddesses and gods, pantheons, forum posts, admin blog posts, and more, but if you're writing an article for JanuWiki, you probably shouldn't be linking to those things anyway. There is a lot of information on using links in wikis on the mediawiki:Help:Links page, and a list of the templates created for use here on the GodWiki in Category: Linking templates.

How do I format text?

The wiki uses a slightly different formatting system to the rest of Godville. The most common formatting you'll ever need are italics and bold. To make those, simply enclose the text in two or three pairs of single apostrophes: ''...'' for italics, '''...''' for bold, and '''''...''''' for both.

If you know how to format text on the Godville Forums, here's a handy guide that will help you get started. If you still prefer to use the forum formatting style, no problem! Just use that, and an editor will come along to make everything look the way you expect.

Formatting Cheat Sheet
Effect On the forum On the wiki Example
Italics _Italics_ ''Italics'' The monster ''really'' needed to pee.
Bold *Bold* '''Bold''' The heroine '''really''' needed to pee.
Both _*Both*_ '''''Both''''' The hero '''''really''''' needed to pee.
  • Unordered and
  1. Ordered lists
* Unordered and
# Ordered lists
The same. Start a new line with an * asterisk, or a # hash. * This will be a bullet
# This will be a number

There is a comprehensive guide to formatting on wikis on the mediawiki:Help:Formatting page.

How do I add a picture?

There are a few ways to add pictures, but we'll focus on two.

Firstly, if you've got an infobox on your page, like {{monster}}, {{artifact}}, or {{equipment}}, you can simply put a filename into the |image= parameter, like so:

|image=Image filename with extension (like .jpg, .png, .gif, etc)

If an image by that name doesn't exist on the GodWiki, the Image filename with extension.jpg will show up as a red link. Click that link to go to the upload form for the file.

If you want to add a picture outside of an infobox, then the simplest thing is to put a code like this in your page where you want the picture:

[[File:Image filename with extension (like .jpg, .png, .gif, etc)|center|frameless]]

Again, if there's no file matching the name supplied, you'll be given a link to upload one. (If you were expecting an image, try hitting "Show preview" again on your edit, or check your filename for typos.)

There are a lot of options for [[File:...]] to change the way your image is displayed, and where, including sizes, alignments (try changing center to left or right), frames, captions, and more. The page at mediawiki:Help:Images has a comprehensive guide.

How do I make or change headings?

You can make a section heading in your article by surrounding it in equals signs (=). The more equals signs, the smaller the heading ("lower level" headings, as they're called).

The heading at the top of this section is a Level 2 heading, the highest level that should be used in most articles, and is made by putting this on a line:

==Technical Stuff==

The level 3 heading for this sub-section is made by putting this on a line:


You probably don't want to make a lot of headings in a normal article, nor many levels deep, but if you want to, you know how!

How do I include or change an infobox?

You will notice that many articles have an infobox in the top right. If you use one of the magic links in the tables above, you will have an empty infobox ready to use. The wikicode to make an empty infobox looks something like this:

| image = 
| class = 
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Infoboxes are examples of templates, special codes used to insert information into wiki pages, which are identified by their curly brackets: {{...}}. To fill the information into the infobox, simply write something brief after each =. It's not required that each parameter be on a new line, so long as each is separated by a pipe: |.

Each infobox supports other parameters, but the quick start links will give you the ones you're most likely to use. You can find a full description of the options and parameters for each infobox template at its wiki page.

Infobox template pages
Monster articles {{monster}} Template:Monster
Artifact articles {{artifact}} Template:Artifact
Equipment articles {{equipment}} Template:Equipment
Other infobox types for non-Januwiki pages
Town articles {{town}} Template:Town
Guild pages {{guild}} Template:Guild
God User: pages {{usergod}} Template:Usergod
Hero pages {{hero}} Template:Hero

Not every article type has an infobox. Taverns, skills, and quests don't have enough regular information on each page for an infobox to be necessary. And if you decide you don't want to use an infobox in your article, that's fine too. One of the advantages of infoboxes is that they automatically take care of categorising your page for you (see What are categories? below), but that can easily be done manually by you or by an editor.

What are categories?

Categories are a way of tagging and organising GodWiki content, and you don't need to worry about them unless you're interested. Often, they're handled automatically, and when they're not, a technical editor will come along and add or remove categories as necessary.

Categories are added to pages automatically when you put an infobox in your article. For example, {{artifact}} will categorise your article into [[Category:Artifacts]], and {{artifact|type=bold}} will also categorise it into [[Category:Bold artifacts]]. If you don't use the infobox templates, or if you need to manually categorise a page for any reason, then at the very end of the article you can write [[Category:Category name]]. For example, this JanuWiki page has been added to the "Backstage" category by adding [[Category:Backstage]] at the end, since it's a page about the GodWiki itself, not about something in the Godville universe. Whenever you're curious, you can look at how this page is put together, or how any page on the wiki is put together, by clicking "Edit" (or "View source") at the top of the page.

Some frequently asked questions

So this is about beer?
Nope! It's about creativity, and having fun. Beer is just the theme we've used to select a list of game items for the event. Everything on the JanuWiki list has something to do with beer, but that's really the only connection — your writing needn't actually have anything to do with beer.
Can I create an article that's not on the list?
Absolutely! Create whatever you like! The JanuWiki list is for ideas, not for limits. If you create a quality article unrelated to the theme during JanuWiki and would like it to be counted, let our volunteer editors know at Help:Requests and they will give it the same treatment as any other JanuWiki content.
JanuWiki says one thing, but the Guidelines say another, why?
The Creators Manual, the various Guidelines, and a lot of the GodWiki's old policies and help pages are badly out of date. They need a lot of work, and don't give new users the right impression and guidance. We're hoping that JanuWiki will bring the culture of creativity and support that we want to rebuild those old documents around into focus, and that helping a lot of new creators will show us what really needs to be in them, so they can be rewritten well.
So we don't want to tell you to completely ignore the creators manual and the guideline pages, even though they're not perfect. But we do want all of us to focus on creativity first, and not let technical details get in anyone's way.
How can I get help with my article?
We have set up a page at Help:Requests where anyone can seek help with their GodWiki creations. There's a place where you can put up a request for help with spelling, grammar, phrasing, or simply ask for a general review of a page. There's also a place where you can put up a request for help with some technical aspect of the wiki. There are volunteer editors who will help you out, by looking at your page and making helpful changes.
You can see what changes have been made to any page on the "History" tab. Our volunteer editors will try to leave edit summaries in the page history, and will also leave a summary of what they've done at Help:Requests. It's a good idea to keep an eye on the Talk: page associated with the article you've requested help with, in case there's something the volunteer editor wants to ask or discuss.
My English isn't very good, can I join in?
Absolutely! The Godville community is rich and varied, and there are a lot of deities who aren't native speakers of English. JanuWiki is a festival of New Year creativity, and the only things we need to have in common are Godville and enthusiasm.
Every JanuWiki article will receive the careful attention of a volunteer editor, who will do their very best to ensure your creativity shines through, regardless of your written English skills.
I'm a guild leader/volunteer editor/Godville Administrator, can I join in?
Of course! Everyone's invited.
Can I reserve an article subject in advance?
No, we're going to give everyone the same chance at their favourite subject at the stroke of midnight on January 1st, Godville Times time. There are a few reasons for this. One is, we don't want to disadvantage people who are too busy over Christmas to get in a reservation. Another is, we don't want to give anyone the impression that they're only invited if they're on the list. And another is, there are so many subjects available that the risk of colliding with another creator are pretty small.
But just because you can't reserve a subject doesn't mean you can't get a head start if you want! Each of us has our own unique User: page on the GodWiki. It's a space you're welcome to use in any way you like, and though anybody can read it, only you can edit it. If you'd like to start preparing, writing, planning, or experimenting with formatting, it's the ideal place to do it. You can get to your User page by clicking your name at the top (on desktop) or bottom (on mobile) of any page, or by clicking here.
Who's running this thing?
Everybody! Nobody! It's not important. The idea is to focus on creators, not organisers. Everyone can have a say, and everyone can help. If you have an idea or suggestion, you should head to the Talk:JanuWiki 2019 page, or, if you see something that just needs to be fixed or done, go ahead and Be Bold! If you want to help other creators with editing, proofreading, grammar, or wiki technical issues, you could also list yourself as a volunteer editor on the Help:Requests page, which would mean people might contact you for help with the wiki or with their article, and you might be assigned an article to proofread and give a final thumbs up to.
Okay, but I have an actual problem and I need to talk to someone.
Well, it's the volunteer editors listed at Help:Requests who are keeping the lights on and kicking the tyres for JanuWiki. If you have trouble you can't solve, speak to one of us and we'll help in any way we can. Nobody here has any kind of special powers or administrative access, and everything on the GodWiki is fuelled by discussion, consensus, and mutual respect, so those are the tools we use to solve everything here. If you want anonymity, directly messaging a volunteer editor through Godville is usually fine, unless noted on that editor's GodWiki User page.
Hypothetically, if something really problematic comes up, the volunteer editors can advocate for a solution with the Godville Admins who, as with all things Godville, are the Gods among the gods. We don't anticipate that something like that will be necessary though — we're all here to have fun and be creative, after all.
JanuWiki 2019
Lagers Ale-chemist 🍻 Barbeerian 🍻 Beer Cub 🍻 Beer Golem 🍻 Beer Mugger 🍻 Beerburglar 🍻 Beerkat 🍻 Beerserker 🍻 Beerwolf 🍻 Boartender 🍻 Brewpid the Reindeer 🍻 Diet Sprite 🍻 Drinkerella 🍻 Extra Dry Djinn 🍻 Methylated Spiritualist 🍻 Red Bull 🍻 Tea Rex 🍻 Tequila Mockingbird
Tigers Basement Cat 🐱 Bureau-cat 🐱 Fat Cat 🐱 Meowntain Cat 🐱 Neferkitty 🐱 Photocopycat 🐱 Punk Panther 🐱 Weakest Lynx
Bears Bear Minimum
Oh My! Adminotaur 🏋️ Boozerker 🏋️ Godbuster 🏋️ Thug-of-war 🏋️ Wraptor
Other Articles
Artifacts Bar tab 🍻 Beer-battered beer 🍻 Beer-scented soap 🍻 Bottle of beer from a wall 🍻 Bottle of domesticated beer 🍻 Bottle of holy ale 🍻 Can of ambrosia 🍻 Exclamation pint 🍻 “Free beer” ticket 🍻 Instant beer tablet 🍻 Pint of no return 🍻 Strange brew 🍻 Vanishing pint
Equipment Ancient cork 🍻 Awkward paws 🍻 Bear arms 🍻 Beer goggles
Quests Brew a storm in a teacup 🍻 Sit in a tavern and write fake diary entries
Skills Beer belly 🍻 Lion belch
Taverns All Inn 🍻 The Battle Toad 🍻 Caravanserai 🍻 Progress Bar 🍻 The Rumor Mill 🍻 The Sword & Sandal 🍻 The Whinery