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Europa Universalis 4 Wiki:Contest

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The wiki is running a contest which started on 2015-02-26, coinciding with the release of El Dorado. The competition will end on 2015-03-14 at 20:00 CET. A combined total of €309 worth of prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Prizes

Users can enter the contest by contributing to the wiki during that time span. Various actions give raffle tickets; the more tickets one amassed, the more likely one is to win. Whoever gains the most tickets will receive €40 in credit for the Paradox web shop, and can potentially win a prize in the raffle. Note that this credit cannot be spent across multiple orders, but a single order may contain multiple games.

Further winners will be selected using a random number generator. A single entrant cannot win more than one prize in the raffle. The prizes will be drawn in the order listed below. An entrant's chance of winning is proportional to the number of tickets they've obtained.

  • Crusader Kings II (value €37)
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Hearts of Iron III Collection (value €28)
  • Hearts of Iron III Collection
  • Hearts of Iron III Collection

Rules

  • All entrants must register an account on the wiki
  • Only edits after the start of the contest count
  • The entrant must have access to the email address they've defined for their account, as prizes will be sent via email
  • Any vandalism will cause all raffle tickets earned by the entrant to be forfeit
  • The Paradox Wikis admin (Meneth) decides whether a raffle ticket has been earned based on the guidelines below
  • Entrants should read the style guidelines in order to ensure their edits are up to the wiki's standards
  • Moderators and halfops cannot enter the contest

Earning tickets

The following actions earn entrants a single raffle ticket:

General:

  • Correcting 5-10 (depending on rework needed) spelling, grammar, or minor factual mistakes on the wiki. Note that British vs. American English does not count
  • Replacing a 192x128 flag with 800x533 versions or above, to a max of 1000x666. The replacement must not be upscaled, and must be similar to the in-game flag. Note that only flags that have emblems or similar will count, as simple geometric shapes do not see any real improvement from higher resolution
  • Verifying a piece of uncertain info on a page that needs verification
  • Ensure that two pages are up to date. See outdated pages for a list of potentially outdated articles. If no changes are necessary for the page to be considered up to date, a justification must be written in the edit summary or on its Talk page. If the page is versioned for 1.7 or older, updating it is worth 50% more (updating 4 pages will give 3 tickets). Updating a page for 1.1 or 1.2 is worth 100% more (updating 1 page will give 1 ticket).
  • Update four outdated page sections. See outdated pages for a list of potentially outdated articles. Most of these are versioned by section. If no changes are necessary for the section to be considered up to date, a justification must be written in the edit summary or on the page's Talk page. If the section is versioned for 1.7 or older, updating it is worth 50% more (updating 8 sections will give 3 tickets). If the section is versioned for 1.2 or older, updating it is worth 100% more (updating 2 sections will give 1 tickets). Note that when the section is up to date the section versioning should not be removed, but rather set to "1.10". This will make it stop displaying until 1.11 is released

Specific:

  • Properly describe four conditions in the "unsorted" section of the conditions page. This includes putting them in the appropriate table(s) and filling out "type" and "description"
  • Properly describe two scopes in the "unsorted" sections of the scopes page. This includes putting them in the appropriate table(s) and filling out "new scope", "type" and "description"
  • Add two missing commands to the commands page. This includes filling out "effect", "how to use", any caveats, and "scope" for commands that go in "other scopes"

The following actions earn a varying number of raffle tickets. Usually two or more:

  • Improving an article by such an extent that it is reassessed at a higher level. See Category:Articles by quality for information on how assessment works
  • Significantly improving an A-class or FA-class article
  • Adding a strategy guide to a page in Category:Needs strategy guide. Note that the strategy guide must either be your own work, or another person's work used with permissions and significantly reworked to comply with the wiki's style guidelines
  • Rewrite an existing strategy guide or page to conform with the style guidelines
  • Write a page about an important modding concept
  • Other significant improvements to the wiki

Any action on the list undertaken between the release of El Dorado and the end of the raffle will earn tickets.

Reporting completion

For most of the above, no report of the action is necessary. A descriptive edit summary is enough. Please only contact Meneth about tickets if you've got any complaints about the # of tickets given, if 24 or more hours after your actions you've yet to receive any tickets, or for the circumstances described below. Questions about anything else are welcome at any time and will be answered as soon as possible.

Correction of spelling/grammar mistakes has to be reported to Meneth. This can be done at User talk:Meneth. Simply state that you believe you've fixed enough issues, and Meneth will check your edit history.

If users believe they had made a significant contribution ("Other significant improvements to the wiki"), or that their ticket-earning contributions have been missed, this can be reported at User talk:Meneth.

All earned tickets are be listed below on a per-user basis. There is no need to notify Meneth that one was entering the contest (except for the specific contributions mentioned above); it is assumed everyone wants a chance at winning a prize.

Earned tickets

User Tickets earned
Aldwoni 5
Alexssb 1
Atwix 2
Bartonar 1
Certh 10
Christopholes 3
Curbon7 5
DarthRacerF1 2
DieGOlivares 2
Gbear605 7
Guzjohnson 1
ImperialProletariat 1
Joror 2
Mapleyy 212
Mercury 3
Moyang 2
Neondt 41
Panther296 2
Phoenixfire180 6
Poom3619 1
Pyroclastic 2
Rump 5
Rygel8472 3
SaintDaveUK 8
SargontheGreat2 1
Silver Wizard 6
Snickersnak 3
Stigni 4
TheSpawner 2
TheWinner 146
Thrake 3
Tuxi 2
Zanaikin 12
Total 502