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This is the home page of a Alone in the Dark Wiki project. A project is a collaboration of editors improving articles and other content related to a particular subject. For more information, see Alone in the Dark Wiki:Projects.
This project's scope encompasses a subject that does not have a definitive end. Editors are encouraged to contribute as available tasks and time permits.

The Alone in the Dark New User Network is a project which aims to help people become better editors, and feel welcome in our community.


Here at the Alone in the Dark New User Network (NUN), it's our job to help you become a better editor. You may be new to Wikis, new to Fallout, or just new to us; you may even be an "old hand" who has only been a participant of the community features rather than an editor, or perhaps even a long term reader, first time writer.

Our volunteers are here to give you all the help and support that you need - you might need one on one sessions, or maybe just a word of advice every now and then; it's completely up to you. There's nothing structured or formal here, we just take things as they go.

As you get more and more confident, you'll hopefully need us less and less, until eventually you earn yourself the official "Editor's Red Pen" achievement - which is only available from us, not in any stores.

I hope you enjoy your time here at the Alone in the Dark Wiki, and with the New User Network.

New User BlitzesEdit

From time to time we hope to arrange a "Blitz Project". Like a regular project these are a group of users coming together to achieve a greater task on the wiki. Unlike regular projects we try to arrange for these at a set time with a short duration so that we can offer direction, support and guidance whilst completing the project. Ideas for new blitzes are gratefully accepted.

New User Reference LibraryEdit

A series of How To's on the most common editing questions and problems.


I know how to edit, do I have to participate?Edit

Absolutely not. Participation from new editors is completely voluntary, and no one will think any less of you for simply just jumping in and improving articles and projects.

How does this work?Edit

You'll be paired with a more experienced editor, and then from that it's up to you. We will provide the support you think you need, and make suggestions based on your edits. You can pull out any time you like or, after you "graduate", come back for more help if you need it.

I've been referred here by an admin, patroller or moderator, why?Edit

If you're been referred here by one of those people above, it suggests that some of your recent edits may not be up to our normal standards, but we can see that you're trying. It's not a punishment, and you don't have to participate, but they feel you may be best helped by joining us. It is completely up to you but at the end of the day substandard edits do create more work for the rest of the wiki.

How long does it run for?Edit

That is completely up to you and your buddy.

I have an existing relationship/feud with one of the "Approved" volunteers, can I choose/avoid them?Edit

If you're friends with a volunteer already, this is fine as long as both of you agree. If you have problems with a particular editor, please contact me.

What are you going to teach me?Edit

Depending on what your previous experience is, this could range from wiki markup code and template usage, to just becoming familiar with the Nukapedia Style Guide. We're also going to give you a link to the greater community, and help you to discover other features of the site and projects you can contribute to.

I want to be a mentor... where do I sign up?Edit

Contact me (Sclera1) on my talk page and I'll confirm you're active enough and have enough edits to be added (it's not a hard hurdle to pass, just to avoid people who are completely fresh). Moderators, administrators and bureaucrats may add themselves directly without further approval required (your position's proof enough).

Anything I should know as a mentorEdit

This articles' talk page is action central for mentors, where we share the latest on whats happening with the programme, and tips and tricks on how you can best help your mentee.


New User Sign upEdit

Please leave a message on my talk page Sclera1 (talk) 10:15, March 7, 2016 (UTC)

Approved VolunteersEdit


This page and its related pages originated in the Fallout Wiki, and was used with permission. Presumably created by User:Porter21, as seen on the Fallout Wiki.

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