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GREETINGS, TRUE AND LOYAL SONICHU FAN! So, you wish to edit the wiki on the Internet's most beloved and most hated autistic manchild? This isn't your average /b/tard shit that you're getting yourself into. So here's a cwc (pronounced: 'quick') guide to the CWCki:
- 1 When it comes to dates, be a Eurofag
- 2 When it comes to spelling, be an Americunt
- 3 The possessive form of Chris is "Chris's"
- 4 Sign your comments
- 5 Don't be a namefag
- 6 A note on notability
- 7 Brevity is wit
- 8 LURK MOAR
- 9 Privacy
- 10 LURK MOAR
- 11 Dive right in
- 12 Get involved
- 13 Try to aim for NPOV
- 14 Updating Da update
- 15 Cite only publicly available media
- 16 Resize your images
- 17 DO IT, FAGGOT/What goes on CWCki should stay on CWCki
- 18 Learn how to pipe
- 19 Conclusion
- 20 See also
When it comes to dates, be a Eurofag
This: dd Month Year
Example: today is 9 July 2014.
Not this: Month dd, year
Example: today is July 9, 2014.
Likewise, avoid numerical dating (07/9/2014 or 9/07/2014) because that confuses the hell out of people depending if you're a Eurofag or an Americunt.
While Americanized spellings are the standard, it's still a good idea to use Eurofag dating to avoid confusion.
Furthermore, it's easier to link to.
For instance, if you went with Eurofag dating, to link to a month, all it would be is:
dd [[Month Year]]
whereas an Americunt dating would be:
Month dd [[Month Year|Year]]
When it comes to spelling, be an Americunt
Chris is American as are a majority of trolls. As a result, Americanized English is the standard for the CWCki. So no unnecessary vowels (unnecessary us, os, etc.), it's a "truck" and not a "lorry," it's an "elevator" and not a "lift," etc.
However, on a similar note, please be considerate of our Eurofag brethren. Some Eurofags are not totally familiar with American TV shows, food chains, etc. which Chris frequently references so it is helpful to add a mild explanatory note for these (such as comparing Chris's beloved Golden Corral to British Pub Restaurant chain Beefeaters). For instance, if a game title has a different title in Europe, by all means mention this (such as how Animal Crossing: City Folk was known as Animal Crossing: Let's Go to the City in Europe).
The possessive form of Chris is "Chris's"
Your English teacher was wrong. When it comes to proper nouns, you are supposed to append apostrophes even if the name ends in "s" (the exception is formal archaic names like GodJesus, but then it'd be "the parables of Jesus").
Sign your comments
If you're making a comment on the Community Portal or on a talk page, please sign your comments. It's four tildes in a row (~~~~). That way, we know who said what and makes life a whole lot easier.
Don't be a namefag
DON'T FUCKING ADD YOURSELF.
The general guideline for trolls having their own articles are trolls who have interacted directly with Chris and have been referred to by Chris in some explicit way (such as Clyde Cash).
There are a few exceptions but for the most part, unless we've heard of you via Chris, you don't warrant your own article. Besides, no one probably gives a shit about your shitty troll persona or your shitty CWC site.
You are however free to do with your User Page on CWCki as you wish, within reason (i.e. don't add a zillion pics not related to Chris to it, or use it as a text dump for your porn site passwords, etc).
A note on notability
Related to namefaggotry is notability.
While not as strict as Wikipedia, CWCki still maintains a guideline of notability: If Chris has responded to someone or something, it warrants a mention on CWCki.
In other words, a random guy who makes a video response to Chris doesn't warrant their own article. Otherwise, we'd have a wiki full of faggots trying to be funny with "NASTY, CHRIS DRINKS HIS OWN SEMEN!"
To clarify, by the first part, someone or something that has caused a response from Chris warrants mention on CWCki. For instance, Evan warrants his own article because of the infamous masturbating and squirtin' e-mail as well as Simonla Rosechu. Clyde Cash warrants his own article as Chris has made several videos threatening Clyde's life.
The major exception to this rule is any mainstream media references to Chris. No, not some random blogger or some random person on YouTube or Facebook but actual TV, radio stations, or high profile blogs (ex. Fark, The Atlantic, etc.). These references should be incorporated into the Chris related media they cite.
And of course, anything Chris does or says is notable and deserves mention on the CWCki.
This does not mean everything Chris mentions gets an article - it should just be mentioned somewhere, preferably in existing articles.
There are of course exceptions that are dealt with on a case by case basis.
Brevity is wit
Don't ramble on unnecessarily. Learn to edit yourself. Read what you've written. Is everything in it entirely necessary? Can it be reworded to better effect? Think about what you yourself might read. Would you really be interested in reading a 10,000 page treatise on the psychology of Chris's bowel movements? So why should anybody else? If so, what the Hell is wrong with you?
This especially goes for summaries. Remember what they are - summaries. They shouldn't be longer than the transcription/article being commented upon. Keep psychological mumbo-jumbo to a minimum, or preferably, to yourself.
Suppress your own Autistic urges.
This goes for fans of anime, video games, and comics; religious or political views; as well as different sexual fetishes. Chris might own your videogame or watch your anime or mention something about which you hold a very strong opinion. He may even mention it quite frequently. This doesn't mean it warrants a CWCki page, and it certainly doesn't mean that you need to reference it every third article or write about how Chris's understanding or interpretation of Contemporary Post-Trotskyist Feminine Theory is incorrect.
Before adding an article, check to see if it hasn't been added already. CWCki isn't exactly Wikipedia or ED, so everything might not be redirected. You may have to search a bit but it helps if you look for articles before duplicating them. Same applies to images.
If you think a redirect would be appropriate for a particular search phrase, go ahead and add it: # REDIRECT [[target page]]. Keep in mind, that the phrase should be a fairly generic and common term, and relevant to the particular target.
Information wants to be free, blah blah blah. While CWCki is very unabashedly uncensored, it's wise to wait before posting things. Although Chris is very dense when it comes to denying the truth even when clearly presented to him, some trolls are sensitive about leaked info and wish that their "covers" not be "blown" so be considerate. Information about anyone Chris mentioned (be it a random Manajerk or a Jerkop) should be kept private too sometimes. Otherwise, we'd have unfunny 13-year olds e-mailing them with "JUUUULLLAAYYY!!!!!" or other unfunny bullshit.
Some people come here straight from reading the ED article on Chris and decide they want their hand in editing. Unfortunately, the ED article on Chris-chan is frequently out of date, or it misses out on very recent developments.
If you're going to be editing CWCki, hang out in #sonichu or the CWCki Forums. They're hot sources of all the goings on with Chris and keep up to date with all the most recent happenings. Just don't be a fag or else you'll be banned.
Likewise, spend some time reading and listening to everything Chris related, including the chat logs, sex audio, all of his videos, Mumble chats, etc. Yes, it requires an unhealthy amount of time but you'll get deeper into the rabbit hole and want to see how far it goes. These things are generally not on the ED page and you'll miss out on a lot of details on Chris (for instance, Reginald Chandler or how Chris drinks his own semen.)
Dive right in
Even though you should lurk moar, don't be afraid to edit the CWCki. Anyone can and should edit the CWCki. You do not need to "prove yourself" to get a CWCki account and you will not be banned if you make a mistake.
If you're posting complaints about the CWCki on PVCC, /cow/ or the CWCki Forums, you're doing it wrong. If you see something wrong with the CWCki, feel free to make your opinion heard or to take matters into your own hands and fix things.
CWCki is (mostly) democratic. While not perfectly democratic as say, Wikipedia, users do have influence in policy. While editing articles or contributing to the CWCki in other ways should be #1, it's also good to get involved in the workings of the CWCki. Be sure to regularly check the Community Portal, especially the Policy and CWCki:News pages.
Being involved in the CWCki inner workings means that you get a say in how the CWCki is run and provide valuable feedback to the CWCki staff to better improve the CWCki user experience. So please, get involved, it's your CWCki.
Try to aim for NPOV
No, this does not mean you cannot say anything bad about Chris. Aim for criticism, not outright bashing of Chris. Likewise, when dealing with other trolling sites, users, etc. try to present them in neutral terms.
So go ahead, criticize Chris, but don't try too hard. If Chris lies, it's fine to say he's a liar. But by implying that by lying he's "scum of the Earth," "a worthless piece of shit," etc. then you're just trying really too hard.
We're not ED, we're here to document Chris and mocking is mostly indirect.
Don't be an A-Log
A-Logs feel that Chris is a despicable human being with no redeeming qualities and want to inflict harm upon him. Chris doesn't inspire greatness but he's not the spawn of Satan or worse than Hitler. Don't be a Hitler, don't purposely try to find things wrong with Chris.
Updating Da update
Da update is perhaps what most people come to CWCki for, to see what is new with Chris. But what constitutes an update?
Chris releasing a new video? Hell yeah!
Leaked stuff with Chris in it? Definitely.
Something you heard off some guy in IRC? No, not really.
Something you heard off /cow/? Probably.
Something you heard that someone heard off ED? Fuck no.
In order for something to be considered update worthy, it has to be a publicly available media involving Chris. While there are many reliable sources who can provide information on Chris, it still does not hold up to encyclopedic standards, which CWCki strives to adhere to. While it is okay to incorporate such information into articles as alleged information, it is not an update to say that Chris has allegedly done something.
Cite only publicly available media
On a similar note, only publicly available forms of media are acceptable forms of citable material on CWCki. This means that PVCC posts, private audio files, etc. are not acceptable to cite in articles, even if the authenticity is without question.
The goal of this is to promote transparency and to allow the trolling community at large to easily verify if the citation is true or not.
Resize your images
Please try and resize your images so they're under 150 kb before you upload them. Seriously, it only takes like, a minute in MS Paint to resize them. If you're not sure how, here's a handy guide on how to resize images. Failing that, we have resident experts to answer any further questions, or to help you with resizing things.
If it's a huge animated .gif, then it better be damn funny and/or amusing.
DO IT, FAGGOT/What goes on CWCki should stay on CWCki
If you see something wrong or a mistake on CWCki, fix it. Don't start a thread on /cow/ about how you saw something wrong on the CWCki and say how you can't believe it's wrong. Fix it. Don't complain about a video link being dead, find a working link and add it to the article. If you're not sure how to fix it, then make a comment in the article's talk page addressing your concern about the article. Likewise, don't make a thread about how you'd like to see CWCki address [x] topic. Make that article. If it sucks, it'll get deleted. If not, others will have a chance to build it up. If you dislike the quality of the CWCki, don't bitch about it on the CWCki Forums, get involved and edit articles to make them higher quality.
Likewise, discussions pertaining CWCki should be on CWCki. If you have a beef with someone, don't bitch about them on the CWCki Forums. Keep it on CWCki and things can be resolved. Likewise, if you want to collaborate with others to work on an article, you're more than welcome to go to other forums to do this but by all means mention this on the CWCki itself.
Learn how to pipe
Read this as a guide to linking to other articles on the site.
Follow these simple rules and you'll become a regular CWCki wikifag in no time!