Hello, and Welcome to the Halo NationEdit
Welcome to the best place to learn everything about the Halo franchise. If you're not a big Halo fan, then this probably isn't the place for you. All information held within the confines of this wiki are related to Halo, either directly, or peripherally.
Ah, the timeless question: What exactly is a wiki? Well, a wiki is a site where anybody -- not just webmasters or members -- can edit any page. Wikis are best used for collaborative knowledge-base type documents. For instance, one of the most successful wikis is Wikipedia.
What this means is that you could be an important author on Halo Nation wiki. Know about some hidden cache of weapons that could help you bust up the Flood? Do you know every tiny glitch in all the games? Wanna help us catalog EVERYTHING about Halo? Go ahead! If you ever need to find something, use the search bar. It should help you find what you're looking for. If you know the exact page title of the thing you are looking for, click "Go" instead of "Search" to go directly to that page.
If you decide to stick around, use the log in link at the top of this page to set up a username. To edit a page, click the "edit" link at the top of any page. Please be polite, and briefly describe any changes you make in the "Summary" text field on the edit page. Your "Summary" comments will appear on the recent changes page. This wiki does not support fan-fiction or any other Halo self-creations. The only page you can edit however you wish is your User Page, which you will receive when you log in.
If you ever have questions about the wiki, feel free to type them up in the Main Page discussion page. A knowledgeable person will most likely provide you with an answer within a few minutes. This wiki is absolutely free, no money is ever paid. Ever.
We hope you'll feel welcome here amongst fellow fans of the greatest game of all time.
Wiki Etiquette Edit
All wikians are expected to conform to a certain level of civility in writing articles and talk posts. While Halo games are "M" rated - for peoples of 17+ or older, excessive cursing or lasciviousness are strictly prohibited. Declarations of hate that are said unjokingly, like "I hate you", are also prohibited.
If you're still unsure of how stuff works around here, you may want to check out the MediaWiki User's Guide. There you will learn how to make bold, italics, and other wiki stuff. Out of courtesy, you really shouldn't edit pages unless you are adding something meaningful (fixing grammar and spelling mistakes is okay). You also shouldn't delete pages unless you have an extremely good reason. If you want to play around and get a feel for editing pages, please do so in the Sandbox. If you want to get a good grasp of how the pages here are put together, be sure to read about our Manual of Style for pages.
The Wikipedia has a great WikiCivics section. They cover a lot of information about what is accepted and what is not accepted on a wiki. There are really no rules, but there is a definite level of etiquette involved. Some of the suggestions they offer are only relevant to the Wikipedia, but many of them apply to any wiki. Anyone interested in being a valuable contributor to any wiki should read them.
A Warning Edit
Above all, never use defamatory language or deface documents our community has worked hard to create. Note that the wiki gives everyone the ability to revert documents back to their original state. Therefore, no one can permanently harm the wiki by deleting pages. All an offender will accomplish is to slightly annoy our wiki community. After repeated defacings our administrators will permanently block the offender's IP address. If defamatory language is seen it will be changed or deleted.
Thank you for visiting Halo Nation! Let's get it on!