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Hello Fruipit, and welcome to the Terraria Wiki! Thanks for your contribution to the Category:Rare items page. Here are several pages that can help you with where to begin:

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There's a lot to do around here, so we hope you'll stay with us and make many more contributions. And again, welcome to Terraria Wiki. Please leave a message on my talk page if I can help with anything! Oscuritaforze (talk) 11:14, December 5, 2013 (UTC)

Hi!

Hey Fruipit,

I just wanted to say I read your blog post and really appreciated your "I've made it a mission of mine to get to know this wiki" approach. One thing that's true of every wiki is that it has a "method to the madness". There's a wide degree of variance there – whether it's cemented in formal, written policies and procedures that are closely followed, or more of an informal operating norm shared by the people in the community. I think that what you'll find is that Avatar Wiki is more of the former, while Terraria Wiki is more of the latter.

What it boils down to is that, historically, the vast majority of users here 1) haven't been experienced wiki editors, and 2) care more about Terraria the Game than the inner workings of the Terraria Wiki. When you don't have many active, experienced users concerned with the inner workings of a wiki, well, there's a limit to how much you can evolve and maintain policies and procedures.

And that's okay. Terraria Wiki may not be the most evolved wiki community, but it is a successful one. I hope that you will come to find something to like about the wiki, and some way you can use your experience to shape it.


P.S. Oh yeah, I forgot to introduce myself. I'm Math, one of users who's been around for a while, but not an active editor here currently. I still love Terraria, but when you work 40 hours, take night classes, and have other hobbies and priorities in life, well, there's a limit to how much I can be around here. That being said, I am still lurking around Wikia sometimes these days, at least to maintain my scripts over at dev and stopping in here on occasion.

Anyways, I hope you'll keep editing here and wish you luck! Despite not being the most available person these days, I am genuinely interested in people having fun with wikis and being helpful when I can, so feel free to leave me a message if you like :) 20px_Rin_Tohsaka_Avatar.png Mathmagician ƒ(♫) 23:30 UTC, Saturday, 7 December 2013

Oh, hi there! Yes, AW has a lot of policies, although the community is a lot larger too, it seems, with more active editors and contributors; we need those. It is a little unnerving coming here for that reason, as I'm very used to having to do certain things, such as adding sources/licensing to images when uploaded. Oh, I do like it, don't think I don't, but it is taking a little to get used to (such as the no swearing rule xD)
I'm here because I am an experienced editor, and while I mostly do stuff in AW's fanon portal, I like to think I'm pretty good at maintenance - I hope to clear out a lot of the special pages, what with the uncategorised files and such. The {{Delete}} and {{Speedydelete}} templates have caused some confusion, although I think I'll be okay with that.
I think the biggest thing is that I enjoy communication, and AW is very open about that (with some of our edit summaries being ridiculous, and not always relating to what we were doing on the page), where this wiki isn't. For me, the talk pages are harder to use, and the contributors seemed a little hostile at first (not entirely surprising, I'll admit), so I think it'll just take a bit of getting used to.
I'll be sure to keep editing, and I'll pop in now and again to say hi :) Fruipit · Talk page · Writings 11:14, December 8, 2013 (UTC)

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