Hi all, Atvelonis here. For the past several years, the administration has hosted a wiki editing contest with real-world TES prizes like games, t-shirts, jewelry, and other merchandise. We were a little busy during the 2020 holiday season, but we'd still like to host a similar contest to start off the new year. The following post contains information about the raffle, including who's eligible, how you win, and what the prizes are this time around.
In order to be eligible to receive a prize, you will have to do the following:
Have a registered account on Fandom that has not been blocked between October 15th, 2020–February 15th, 2021.
Enter the contest by commenting your interest as a response to this thread.
Edit a mainspace page (a content article, such as Skyrim) at least once between January 15th, 2020–February 15th, 2021.
The more you edit, and the better/more useful your edits are, the higher your chances of winning a prize will be!
I am obviously not going to be eligible for a prize, but everyone else (including staff) can be.
Every edit you make has a number attached to it called its "byte size"; this is a measurement of how much stuff you added/removed to/from a page. We will calculate the winners based partially off this, and partially off chance.
File uploads will each be equivalent to an edit of 1000 bytes (an arbitrary value). Images tagged as poor quality will not be counted. Edits made in the MediaWiki, Template, Category, Portal, and Module namespaces will also be counted. Edits made to other namespaces, such as User Talk and Board Thread, will not be counted.
In essence, create/expand articles, write walkthroughs, upload images, and otherwise add information to the wiki! Maintenance edits will be counted, but you have a much better chance of winning if you add a lot of content!
Stygies VIII has a cache of TES goodies that will serve as the main prizes for the contest this year. These include the following:
8x TES amulets: 1x Ouroboros Pendant, 1x Aldmeri Dominion Keychain, 1x Daggerfall Covenant Keychain, x2 Imperial Dragon Keychain, 1x Ebonheart Pact Keychain, 1x Imperial Keychain, and 1x Ouroboros Keychain
2x plush Cadwell (with a lute)
1x "Dead Man's Drink" glass mug
The user with the highest "byte size" by February 15th (i.e. who has made the most/most substantive edits) can choose any TES product as their prize (within reason). The top three users have priority in choosing prizes from the above list. An additional set of winners will be chosen through a combination of byte size and chance, barring further notice. The administration will cover the shipping expenses; we will reach out to the winners afterwards in order to coordinate prize selection and shipping (direct or via poste restante, if desired).
If you don't know how to edit, that's okay! It might seem intimidating at first, but it's actually not that difficult to learn. I have a full guide for the syntax here, and slightly more digestible guides here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. If you're ever confused about how to edit something, please don't hesitate to reach out to a staff member for help. You can also join the wiki's Discord server if you want direct help with editing, or if you just want to chat. Happy editing!