(TL;DR: we need help editing the Galaxy Editor Overview page here)
Every day, millions of newbie map makers come, open the editor, say "WTF?!?", look around the web for a big nice tutorial, can't find a complete enough one, get discouraged at all the stuff, then go back to playing the main game, effectively dying as potential map makers.
What killed them? The complexity: Not Understanding (a.k.a NU).
Even now, the NU disease is affecting most of us, making us go "What's this?" when heading to obscure options, going "Omg, what's all this?!" when opening a new window! Or worse: going "Lol, I'll just ignore that weird button, dunno what it does"!
Alot of potential ideas lost, distorted, thought impossible...
because we don't understand the editor fully and what it's really capable of hence why we're afflicted with the NU disease!
Still reading? Good, now the solution: a database. Combat ignorance and doubt with knowledge! Make nothing unclear or vague!
Want to fight the good fight? Want to exterminate all doubt and breathe new, informed life on the map making community? Read on!
What we need help is with this!
You find in this link a bunch of links, each leading to one of the many portals to every function the Galaxy Editor is capable of.
anyone can edit the wiki pages as long as you're registered!
"Uh..." you might say. Relax, read on:
Select any section you desire. Now you'll see one of two things:
The section is filled out but it needs fixing. In this case:
Read all of the section, make sure everything is correct in content.
Improve the content by making sure the organization is top notch, the language is clear, informal language works well.
Make sure it's clear by adding screenshots if there aren't any.
Cover as many possibilities as possible, because some options change depending on the circumstances.
Make sure that the not-so-obvious options have a section that explains what it's useful for.
The section is empty. In that case, we'll want your help filling it out. What to do?
Go to the Editor, and access that specific section with the program. (So if areas of the "Map" section are empty, you go to the editor, go the "Map" area...)
Understand as much as possible about what you come across that section.
Document it, even if you don't understand, someone will come along who understands and rectify it.
Take screenshots if you can, and include them there.
Be sure to state what the option is really useful for, if what it does would make anyone go "ok, and I would need that why?"
Remember: the more information, the better. The clearer the better. Keep the language as simple to understand as possible, and if there are unusual terms, explain them in as simple way as you can. Also, redundancy is good!
You can stop reading now unless you're really interested in helping the effort. I'll thank you for your help and really hope you can just take 4 minutes or something to go check out a section and just help fill it out with your expertise.
Now if you REALLY want to help:
The Archivists, a team, is now open for people joining. Well it's really a one man team for now, but I need like-minded people to help me with this task! Here's the team overview and here's the the forum post about this particular project.
If you want to join, just PM me or contact me, I'll add you and we can better coordinate the effort.