Community teams

Watchdogs (join)
Icon Team

Former teams
Help Team (join)

Bookkeepers (join)
Article Council (join)
Template Engineers (join)
Welcoming Committee (join)

Help Team duties

This community team writes the help pages and makes sure that all the help and documentation is concise and easy to understand. This team works in close association with the Welcoming Committee to make sure new members can easily learn how to contribute and write articles.

Ongoing tasks

  • Keep track of comments posted on the discussion section of the help pages.
  • Keep track of edits to the help pages.
  • Help:Contents/Complete list contains a list of help pages and their current status. It needs to be updated when changes are made and can also be used to figure out what improvements need to be done with the help section.

Current projects

  • Clean up articles - Help articles that were copied and pasted from Wikipedia and need to be updated for Wowpedia are in the cleanup category.
  • Two potential projects if votes on Help talk:Contents goes through.
  • Create a nice help page template that can direct users to different sections, provide easy links and go on all the help pages? Probably should wait until the votes above go through and sections are figure out.


This community team welcomes new members and makes sure they know what to do and where to go when they join - works closely with the Help Team.

Deciding who to welcome

It would be simple just to welcome every new user, but some of the new users are vandals or spam bots, so we want to be a little bit careful about screening who we welcome.

Basic criteria for who to welcome
  • More than one contribution with at least one significant contribution (a few lines of text).
    • More than just adding stat numbers, a few external links (sometimes these are self-serving to get traffic to their sites), or spelling and minor editing corrections.
    • Contributions to shared articles and not just player, guild or server pages.
  • No vandals or spammers.

Specific Tasks

Very easy.

  • Put {{subst:welcome}} on a new user's Discussion page.
    • You might want to take a quick scan of the known vandals list and their recent contributions to make sure you're not welcoming vandals.
  • Answer quick questions left on your Discussion page or direct them to another community team.
  • Refer users to an admin or the forums for the really tough issues.
  • Optional: If you have time, help notify people who were welcomed by inactive WelComm members that WelComm is still around.

Don't hesitate to ask WelComm leader questions.


Note: All Administrators are members by default

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