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This page provides assistance with questions about using and editing the Guild Wars 2 Wiki.

To get started, please click on a relevant link to what you want help with below.

If you're looking for help with Guild Wars 2, rather than help with editing the wiki itself, then try Frequently Asked Questions. Alternatively, try the official forum. There is also usually a stickied thread on the GuildWars2 Reddit where players can ask questions every Saturday.

I want to edit an article

Contributing is easy. There is an excellent guide to editing, creating and moving pages available. You can practice editing and experiment in a sandbox, or just wing it on your first article.

Be bold in improving articles! We'd rather that you created an article with the basic content (even without the wiki formatting) than no article at all.

I want info about searching or browsing

There is a search box on the left-hand side of every page with the word "Search" in it. Type what you are looking for in there and then press the "Go" or "Search" buttons. See the searching help page for more details.

Most pages are grouped together with similar articles via categories. You can find these links at the bottom of the page. For instance, this page is within the help category and clicking on this link will take you to a list of all the other help pages.

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I want to create a new article or upload media

Have a quick look using the search feature to check that a page doesn't exist that covers your topic already. If it already exists, you may wish to improve it instead of creating a new article. If it doesn't exist or is distinctly different, then by all means create a new article.

The formatting page contains links to skeleton layouts which can be used to construct the most frequently encountered content.

For contributing images (while logged in) see the image upload instructions.

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I want to report a problem with an article

If you spot an error or problem with an article, you can fix it directly, by clicking on the "Edit" link at the beginning of that page.

It could be that the page has only just been edited by a malicious user — you can undo the changes.

However, if you don't feel ready or qualified to fix the article yourself, please post a message on the article's talk page. This will bring the matter to the attention of others who can work on that article. There is a "Talk" link at the top of every article page. Remember to sign your comment with four tildes (~).

Alternatively, all articles have a "Leave article feedback" button which leads to a textbox where you can quickly enter your feedback and press save.

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I'm stuck

If the question is about general editing or using the wiki, other users can attempt to answer further questions at ask a wiki question. If it concerns a specific page, try using the associated talk page. Alternatively you can ask for help on your talk page and another user will respond to you there!

Experienced editors review and keep an eye on the most recent edits made by all users to maintain the quality of the wiki. These editors will see questions asked on talk pages and be able to help with queries.

Furthermore, there is the Guild Wars 2 Wiki's Discord for all of your wiki-related needs.

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Where can I help?

As with most wikis, we are still missing some articles. If you find a subject that needs an article, you can add some basic information and create it (it doesn't have to be complete!).

Any incomplete page that you find is yours to edit and improve, but if you have a suggestion for a change that might affect a large number of pages or is of controversial nature, discuss it on the community portal first.

If you want to go looking for incomplete content you could try the list of wanted pages (pages which have been linked to, but not created), have a swing at the stubs (pages which have been created, but are known to be missing key sections), check out the Wiki Projects, or just go for a random page. Regardless of what you edit, we appreciate your contribution.

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Where can I find more adorable Quaggans?

Oh. Try Category:Quaggan icons.

Based on Wikipedia's help contents page.