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8th contest

"Rights of Man" DLC banner.

The wiki ran a contest starting on 2016-10-11 when the Rights of Man expansion is released, and ending at 2016-10-22 at 2000 CEST.

Prizes

Contest avatar

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. Fixed prizes are also given out to the top three contributors by number of tickets

The three users with the most tickets will each get a discount voucher for the Paradox Web Store. This can be used for any combination of digital goods (limited to at most one copy of each individual product) in a single transaction, but cannot be applied to physical goods:

  • 1st place gets a 90% off voucher - Won by Romaoplays (425 tickets)
  • 2nd place gets a 75% off voucher - Won by Philadelphus (303 tickets)
  • 3rd place gets a 50% off voucher - Won by Barykker (112 tickets)

They will also receive a special forum avatar and icon (Wiki contest icon.png). These are unique to major wiki contributors.

Further winners will be selected using a random number generator. 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. The top three contributors by number of tickets are also entered in the raffle.

A total of 12 prizes will be raffled off:

  • 4 copies of the Crusader Kings II Gold (raffled individually) - Won by Romaoplays (425 tickets), Philadelphus (303 tickets), Tr3qwerty (24 tickets), and Dj09ou (18 tickets)
  • 4 copies of the Hearts of Iron 3 base game (raffled individually) - Won by Romaoplays (425 tickets), Philadelphus (303 tickets), Neondt (17 tickets), and Barykker (112 tickets)
  • 4 copies of the Victoria 2 Collection (raffled individually) - Won by Romaoplays (425 tickets), Frozen Spook (24 tickets), 123e55 (66 tickets), and Barykker (112 tickets)

(Crusader Kings II Gold consists of Crusader Kings II and the following DLC: Dynasty Shields, The Mongols, Ruler Designer, Songs of Albion, Songs of Faith, Songs of Holy Land)

It is not possible to win more than one copy of each game, but it is possible to win one of each.

Rules and guidelines

  • All entrants must register an account on the wiki; anonymous edits are not counted unless they can be clearly connected to a registered user (E.G., in cases where the user was accidentally logged out)
  • The entrant must have access to the email address they've defined for their account, as prizes will be sent via email. Note that by default the Paradox Account email address is used
  • If you have changed the email address of your Paradox Account since registering on the Paradox Wikis, you should update your email address on the wikis. Otherwise, it may take longer than normal for you to receive your prize(s) if you were to win
  • Only edits after the start of the contest count
  • Any vandalism will cause all raffle tickets earned by the entrant to be forfeit
  • Paradox Wikis moderator Dauth decides whether a raffle ticket has been earned based on the guidelines below. Between the start of the contest and 23:59 CEST 2016-10-13 Paradox Wikis half-operator SolSys will be awarding tickets
  • Entrants should read the style guidelines in order to ensure their edits are up to the wiki's standards. Edit summaries are encouraged, but not required except where otherwise specified
  • Administrators and Moderators cannot enter the contest
  • To prevent a conflict of interest, halfops are discouraged from editing the contest page
  • Any action on the list undertaken between the release of Rights of Man and the end of the contest will earn tickets.

Earning tickets

A large variety of tasks will earn you tickets; everything from updating pages, to writing strategies, to modding information, to creating pages on new features. All tasks are listed below.

Anything that involves the creation of a new page or section assumes that the resulting page is rated B or above, and has no resulting ambox requests ({{rewrite}}, {{cleanup}}, {{copy edit}}, {{expand}} and {{stub}}).

Any task that gives "at minimum" a number of tickets can give more than that number if the quality and/or thoroughness of the writing is higher than expected.

The first three tasks give more tickets the more outdated the page/section/infobox is. The base ticket amount is multiplied according to the following table:

Version Multiplier
1.16 & 1.17 1
1.14 & 1.15 2
1.12 & 1.13 4
1.10 & 1.11 8
  • Ensure that 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. This gives a base amount of 1 ticket per page updated
  • Ensure that page sections are up to date. See outdated sections for a list of pages with potentially outdated sections. 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. This gives a base amount of 0.25 ticket per section updated. Note that when the section is up to date the section versioning should not be removed, but rather set to "1.18". This will make it stop displaying until 1.19 is released.
  • Ensure that infoboxes are up to date. See outdated infoboxes for a list of pages with potentially outdated infoboxes. If no changes are necessary for the infobox to be considered up to date, a justification must be written in the edit summary or on the page's Talk page. This gives a base amount of 1 ticket per 10 infoboxes updated. Note that when the infobox is up to date the versioning should not be removed, but rather set to "1.18". This will make it stop displaying until 1.19 is released.
  • 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. This gives at minimum 2 tickets
  • 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. This gives at minimum 2 tickets
  • Write a page about an important modding concept. This gives at minimum 4 tickets
  • Other improvements to the wiki give tickets based on the judgement of the person assigning tickets. Content additions, structure improvements, and grammar improvements are prime examples of contributions that'd fall under this

Mechanics pages

Mechanics pages are worth more than other pages to update, the changes and rewards are shown below.

Page Version Required changes Tickets breakdown Total tickets
Advisor 1.18 Update to 1.18, update images or remove, change formulas to latex 3 for formulas (in example) 3
Alliance 1.18 Update formulae and remove background, update images 2 for formulae, 2 for images doubled 8
Areas, Regions, Superregions 1.16 Update to 1.18 2 tickets doubled 4
Army 1.16 Update to 1.18, remove indent for formulae 8 tickets for update, 2 for style doubled 20
Canal 1.14 Update to 1.18 4 tickets doubled 8
Casus belli 1.12 Update to 1.18 9 tickets doubled 18
Claim 1.14 Update to 1.18, link to generic events/decisions/missions which give claims do not list country specific ones, fix reference error 3 tickets, 3 for events/decisions/missions, 1 for error fix doubled 14
Colonization 1.16 Update to 1.18 3 tickets doubled 6
Condottieri 1.16 Update to 1.18 2 tickets doubled 4
Diplomacy 1.12 Update to 1.18 11 tickets doubled 22
Diplomatic feedback 1.14 Update to 1.18 4 tickets doubled 8
Discipline 1.15 Update to 1.18 3 tickets doubled 6
Espionage 1.18 Update to 1.18, add in study technology 1 tickets for example images (top bar / right list), 2 for study technology doubled 6
Events Timeless Detail on mechanisms of triggered and pulse events 8 tickets doubled 16
Factions 1.18 Detail how the factions mechanics work and add tables for bonus for increasing/decreasing influence 4 for mechanics, 4 for tables doubled 16
Government 1.13 Update to 1.18, add new Ottoman and Prussian Governments 19 for updates, quadrupled 76
Holy Roman Empire 1.12 Update to 1.18 15 tickets doubled 30
Idea groups 1.16 Update to 1.18 3 tickets doubled 6
Land units 1.17 Update to 1.18, update images 1 for update, 1 for images doubled 4
Land warfare 1.13 Update to 1.18, correct style mistakes 13 for update, 2 for style fixes doubled 30
Military leader 1.12 Update to 1.18 12 for update doubled 24
Military tradition 1.12 Update to 1.18, fix formulae 10 for update, 2 for formula fix, doubled 24
Naval units 1.15 Update to 1.18 6 tickets doubled 12
Naval warfare 1.18 Update to 1.18, detail engagement width and describe setting naval missions, add formulae for target selection, hull damage and morale damage 3 tickets for update, 4 for engagement width, 4 for naval missions, 4 for formula for target selection, 4 for formula for hull damage, 4 for formula for morale damage, tripled 69
Navy 1.16 Update to 1.18 7 tickets doubled 14
Overextension 1.16 Update to 1.18 6 tickets doubled 12
Policies 1.17 Update to 1.18 2 tickets doubled 4
Power projection 1.18 Update to 1.18, remove incorrect information 1 tickets (for missing info), 2 for improved presentation doubled 6
Production 1.16 Update to 1.18 2 tickets doubled 4
Protectorate 1.16 Update to 1.18 2 tickets for update doubled 4
Province 1.15 Update to 1.18, detail winters properly Winters 2 tickets, update 6 tickets, doubled 16
Raid Coasts 1.18 Expand with efficiency calculations and expected revenue 2 for calculations, 2 for expected revenue, doubled 8
Random New World 1.17 Update to 1.18, add in new tiles 2 for update, 2 for new tiles, doubled 8
Relations 1.15 Update to 1.18, remove you and your and put into third person, 4 for update, doubled 8
Religion 1.14 Update to 1.18 9 for update doubled 18
Religions and denominations 1.15 Update to 1.18, add in new Coptic mechanics (describe holy sites and current owners), rearrange South American/Mesoamerican religions to match page style and describe religious reforms in dedicated section 1 for Coptic (add holy site provinces + owners), 4 for Fetishist, 4 for South American/Mesoamerican changes, 17 for update doubled 36
Ruler 1.18 Update to 1.18, Queens, abdication and disinheriting 1 tickets (for missing info) 1
Sailors 1.18 Add in detail on sailors per province 1 for detail on sailors per province, doubled 2
Score system 1.17 Update to 1.18 2 tickets doubled 4
Subject nation 1.18 Update to 1.18 add Military focus for subjects, add view subject's information, add build/develop in subjects 1 tickets (for missing info) 1
Tax 1.14 Update to 1.18, Move TOC above formula, removed indent and background colour from formula 6 tickets doubled 12
Territories and states 1.16 Update to 1.18 2 for update, doubled 4
Trade 1.12 Update to 1.18, update images, remove background from formulae, rewrite using information on talk page 15 for update text, 6 for rewrite, 1 for formulae, 1 for images, doubled 46
Trade company 1.14 Update to 1.18, update image 5 for update, 2 for image, doubled 14
Triggered modifiers 1.16 Update to 1.18 1 ticket, doubled 2
Warfare 1.16 Update to 1.18 5 tickets, doubled 10
War exhaustion 1.17 Update to 1.18 2 tickets, doubled 4

High value tasks

These tasks are of high importance to the wiki and as such are worth more than their components would be.

Interface updates and controls
Rights of Man/1.18

A number of features are introduced or changed in patch 1.18. Having info on this is highly important to the wiki, and is thus highly rewarded compared to the effort involved:

  • Ruler personalities - 8 tickets
  • Native reform mechanic - describe how reforming as a native has been changed 4 tickets
  • New Culture mechanics - 8 tickets
  • A section on the ruler page about the "abdicate" function - 2 tickets
  • A section on the ruler page about the "disinherit" function - 2 tickets
  • Ottoman Government mechanics - 2 tickets
  • Prussian Government mechanics - 2 tickets
  • View subject's information - 2 tickets
  • Build and develop in subjects - 2 tickets
  • Minimap updates - 2 tickets
  • Bodycount feature - 2 tickets
  • Strengthen Government - 2 tickets
  • Abandon personal union - 2 tickets
  • Ghost option in multiplayer - 2 tickets

Old page updates

There are a number of very outdated pages on the wiki. The prizes for updating them are listed below. Note that mechanics pages which are outdated are instead listed above. These values have been quadrupled from their original value.

Page Reward
Mod structure 32
Scopes 68

Style rewrites

There are several pages on the wiki which have been tagged as rewrites. This means the page has several issues which are against the style guide. The tickets below do not include bonuses for updating a page so an entrant will be awarded more tickets if they update the page too.

Page Reward
Portugal 7
Raja of the Rajput Reich‎ 10
Trade 16

Flag images

Some of the flags are low resolution and high resolution (800x533 to 1000x667) ones are desired. This is not the same as stretching the image (see the history of File:Apache.png for an example of what not to do). Each flag uploaded with correct copyright is worth 1 ticket.

Reporting completion

For most of the above, no report of the action is necessary. A descriptive edit summary is enough. Please only contact Dauth about tickets if you've got any complaints about the # of tickets given, if 72 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.

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

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

Earned tickets

Fractional tickets are only used for accounting progress towards an entrant's next ticket. In the raffle, ticket numbers are always rounded down.

Notes
  • When updating a section remember to also mark the new versioning.
  • When updating old articles refer to changes from past patches as well (not just the last one).
User Tickets earned
123e55 66
Akmych 4
AlexSSB‎ 4
Argonne 4
Atwix 8
Bluend 1
Barykker 112
Cragspyder 2
Daniel060 4
DarkEnergy 9
Dj09ou 18
Evil4Zerggin 6
Frozen Spook 24
FrogCrusher‎ 6
Gonya 4
Guzjohnson 9
Jackoblades 4
Karimjebari 3
Kcraal 9
Kirell 1
Iannar‎ 2
Kraal Rokviente 3
Leo Boon 13
Mange98 4
Mengxy 2
Millionsaur 8
Mjang99116 9
Neondt 17
Nixxquality 1
Orange1861 8
Philadelphus 303
Pinpinolo 2
Pyroclastic 5
RandomBrony99 3
Rendiggy 10
Rituro 3
Romaoplays 425
Silver Wizard 19
SirGregMac‎ 1
Superclash89 5
Thaif 13
The Waycaster 1
Tre3qwerty 24
UserID 16
Vetgirig‎ 109
Warmowed 5
Yuuma 13
Total 1322

7th competition

"Mare Nostrum" DLC banner.

The wiki ran a contest which started on 2016-04-05 when the Mare Nostrum expansion is released, and ended at 2016-04-16 at 2000 CET.

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. Fixed prizes are also given out to the top three contributors by number of tickets

The three users with the most tickets will each get a discount voucher for the Paradox Web Store. This can be used for any combination of digital goods in a single transaction, but cannot be applied to physical goods:

  • 1st place gets a 90% off voucher - Won by Ghastrakun (367 tickets)
  • 2nd place gets a 75% off voucher - Won by SolSys (345 tickets)
  • 3rd place gets a 50% off voucher - Won by Rygel8472 (278 tickets)

Further winners will be selected using a random number generator. 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. The top three contributors by number of tickets are also entered in the raffle.

A total of 15 prizes will be raffled off:

  • 5 copies of the Crusader Kings II base game (raffled individually) - Won by Ghastrakun (367), SolSys (345), Charlesex (78), 123e55 (61), and Inei (8)
  • 5 copies of the Hearts of Iron 3 Collection (raffled individually) - Won by SolSys (345), Rygel8472 (278), Tre3qwerty (156), Indigo Blue (78), and TheProCoder (51)
  • 5 copies of the Victoria 2 Collection (raffled individually) - Won by Ghastrakun (367), SolSys (345), Rygel8472 (278), TheProCoder (51), and UserID (25)

It is not possible to win more than one copy of each game, but it is possible to win one of each.

Rules and guidelines

  • All entrants must register an account on the wiki; anonymous edits are not counted unless they can be clearly connected to a registered user (E.G., in cases where the user was accidentally logged out)
  • 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. Note that by default the Paradox Account email address is used
  • Any vandalism will cause all raffle tickets earned by the entrant to be forfeit
  • The Paradox Wikis administrator (Meneth) decides whether a raffle ticket has been earned based on the guidelines below. From the start of the contest until 23:59 Friday 8th April, the Paradox Wikis moderator (Dauth) will be awarding tickets.
  • Entrants should read the style guidelines in order to ensure their edits are up to the wiki's standards
  • Moderators cannot enter the contest, halfops are eligible to enter
  • To prevent a conflict of interest, halfops are discouraged from editing the contest page
  • Any action on the list undertaken between the release of Mare Nostrum and the end of the contest will earn tickets.

Earning tickets

A large variety of tasks will earn you tickets; everything from updating pages, to writing strategies, to modding information, to creating pages on new features. All tasks are listed below.

Anything that involves the creation of a new page or section assumes that the resulting page is rated B or above, and has no resulting ambox requests ({{rewrite}}, {{cleanup}}, {{copy edit}}, {{expand}} and {{stub}}).

Any task that gives "at minimum" a number of tickets can give more than that number if the quality and/or thoroughness of the writing is higher than expected.

The first three tasks give more tickets the more outdated the page/section/infobox is. The base ticket amount is multiplied according to the following table:

Version Multiplier
1.15 1
1.14 1
1.13 2
1.12 2
1.11 3
1.10 3
  • Ensure that 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. This gives a base amount of 1 ticket per page updated
  • Ensure that page sections are up to date. See outdated sections for a list of pages with potentially outdated sections. 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. This gives a base amount of 0.25 ticket per section updated. Note that when the section is up to date the section versioning should not be removed, but rather set to "1.16". This will make it stop displaying until 1.17 is released.
  • Ensure that infoboxes are up to date. See outdated infoboxes for a list of pages with potentially outdated infoboxes. If no changes are necessary for the infobox to be considered up to date, a justification must be written in the edit summary or on the page's Talk page. This gives a base amount of 1 ticket per 10 infoboxes updated. Note that when the infobox is up to date the versioning should not be removed, but rather set to "1.16". This will make it stop displaying until 1.17 is released.
  • 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. This gives at minimum 2 tickets
  • 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. This gives at minimum 2 tickets
  • Write a page about an important modding concept. This gives at minimum 4 tickets
  • Other improvements to the wiki give tickets based on the judgement of the person assigning tickets. Content additions, structure improvements, and grammar improvements are prime examples of contributions that'd fall under this

Mechanics pages

Mechanics pages are worth thrice as much as regular pages to update, the changes and rewards are shown below.

Page (Version) Required changes Tickets
Diplomacy (1.11) Update to 1.16, 2 for sections, 1 for study technology expansion, 2 for detailing rivals, 3 for final update of page, trebled to 36
Holy Roman Empire (1.12) Update to 1.16, remove links from bold sections 8 for sections, 1 for style fixes, trebled to 27
Ideas (1.11) Update to 1.16, show new image of interface, link to events affected by ideas 5 for sections, 1 for new image, 2 for links, trebled to 24
Power projection (1.12) Update to 1.16 1 for sections, 2 for page, trebled to 9
Province (1.12) Update to 1.16, Update continents image 5 for sections, 1 for new image, 2 for page update, trebled to 36
Rebellion (1.10) Update to 1.16, fix style problems, update images 9 for sections, 6 for rewrite, 1 for image, trebled to 48
Religion (1.14) Update to 1.16 4 for sections, 2 for page, trebled to 18
Tax (1.12) Update to 1.16, 2 for sections, 2 for page, trebled to 12
Technology (1.15) Update to 1.16, change indented formulae to LaTeX mathematical versions (without indent), update technology groups image 3 for sections, 1 for image, 1 for formulae, 1 for page trebled to 18
Trade (1.10) Update to 1.16, style rewrite, 6 for sections, 8 for rewrite, 3 for page, trebled to 51

High value tasks

These tasks are of high importance to the wiki and as such are worth more than their components would be.

Mare Nostrum/1.16

A number of features are introduced or changed in patch 1.16. Having info on this is highly important to the wiki, and is thus highly rewarded compared to the effort involved:

Corruption:

1 tickets - Linking into the rest of the wiki, including proper category and links on other pages

Trade league:

5 tickets - More detail on trade leagues and proper linking within the wiki

Sailors:

5 tickets - Add in information requested on page

Style rewrites

There are several pages on the wiki which have been tagged as rewrites. This means the page has several issues which are against the style guide. The tickets below do not include bonuses for updating a page so an entrant will be awarded more tickets if they update the page too.

Page Reward Page Reward Page Reward
Ayutthaya 11 Je maintiendrai 8 Ruina Imperii 8
Burgundy 7 Jihad 10 Ryukyu 9
Castile 9 Ming 11 Teutonic Order 9
Ethiopia 5 Nepal 10 The Re-Reconquista 8
Genoa 11 Netherlands 7 This is Persia! 9
Holy Trinity 8 Norway 10 Timurids 10
Ideas Guy 7 Norwegian Wood 8 Trade strategy 5
Jaunpur 5 Romania 9 United States 7

Flag images

Some of the flags are low resolution and high resolution ones are desired. This is not the same as stretching the image (see the history of File:Apache.png for an example of what not to do). Each flag uploaded with correct copyright and category is worth 1 ticket.

New flags with patch 1.16:

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 72 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.

If you believe you have made a significant contribution ("Other significant improvements to the wiki"), or that your 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 is entering the contest (except for the specific contributions mentioned above); it is assumed everyone wants a chance at winning a prize.

Earned tickets

Fractional tickets are only used for accounting progress towards an entrant's next ticket. In the raffle, ticket numbers are always rounded down.

User Tickets earned
Skauld 9
SolSys 345
Holomanga‎ 9
HisArmada 2
TheProCoder 51
Codename 539 1
CoolSquid 14
Philadelphus 36
Zraith 11
FrozenFeet 5
123e55 61
Muffinmurdurer 1
Phibs 3
Erthzeid‎ 8
Charlesex 78
Chrismen3 1
Silver Wizard 35
BloodshotPixel‎ 2
Christopholes‎ 1
Puchacz 12
Cragspyder 45
Dark Kain‎ 6
Zohtun 8
Moyang‎ 3
LordKvasir 3
Certh‎ 3
Mario5752 1
Ghastrakun 367
Rygel8472‎ 278
BillyThePoo‎ 5
Elisakar 2
Indigo Blue 78
Tre3qwerty 156
Illyrien 1
TeutonicVodka 1
Valdimar 1
ZazzauBramon 1
UserID 25
Eclaudius 2
GaryKogoyJR 2
Emil2205 2
SDzv 1
Vaan24 2
Inei 8
JohnnyAlpha 5
Guzjohnson 6
Iron Magus 2
Stigni Not participating
Total 1699

6th competition

"The Cossacks" DLC banner.

The wiki ran a contest starting on 2015-12-01 when The Cossacks expansion was released, and ending at 2015-12-12 at 2000 CET.

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. Fixed prizes are also given out to the top three contributors by number of tickets

The three users with the most tickets will each get a discount voucher for the Paradox Web Store. This can be used for any combination of digital goods in a single transaction, but cannot be applied to physical goods:

  • 1st place gets a 75% off voucher
  • 2nd place gets a 50% off voucher
  • 3rd place gets a 25% off voucher

Further winners will be selected using a random number generator. 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. The top three contributors by number of tickets are also entered in the raffle.

A total of 10 prizes will be raffled off:

  • 5 copies of the Crusader Kings II base game (raffled individually)
  • 5 copies of the Hearts of Iron 3 Collection (raffled individually)

It is not possible to win more than one copy of each game, but it is possible to win both.

Winners

Three users were awarded Paradox Webstore discount vouchers for having the most tickets:

  1. Puchacz || 135
  2. Stigni || 81
  3. Bl0wf1sh || 58

Five users won Crusader Kings II in the raffle:

  1. Karimjebari‎ (3 tickets)
  2. Puchacz (135 tickets)
  3. Uzzaman‎ (6 tickets)
  4. 00CloughRN (3 tickets)
  5. TyberFen25 (2 tickets)

Five users won the Hearts of Iron 3 Collection in the raffle:

  1. Cragspyder‎ (25 tickets)
  2. AlienPlanDelta‎ (3 tickets)
  3. SolSys (49 tickets)
  4. Bl0wf1sh (58 tickets)
  5. Dark Kain (15 tickets)

Rules and guidelines

  • All entrants must register an account on the wiki; anonymous edits are not counted unless they can be clearly connected to a registered user (E.G., in cases where the user was accidentally logged out)
  • 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. Note that by default the Paradox Account email address is used
  • Any vandalism will cause all raffle tickets earned by the entrant to be forfeit
  • The Paradox Wikis administrator (Meneth) decides whether a raffle ticket has been earned based on the guidelines below. For the first three days (ending at 23:59 on 2015-12-03) and last two days (starting at 00:01 on 2015-12-11) of the contest, Paradox Wikis moderator Dauth will hand out tickets
  • Entrants should read the style guidelines in order to ensure their edits are up to the wiki's standards
  • Moderators cannot enter the contest, halfops are eligible to enter
  • Any action on the list undertaken between the release of The Cossacks and the end of the contest will earn tickets.

Earning tickets

A large variety of tasks will earn you tickets; everything from updating pages, to writing strategies, to modding information, to creating pages on new features. All tasks are listed below.

In the cases of below the amboxes are as follows {{rewrite}}, {{cleanup}}, {{copy edit}}, {{expand}} and {{stub}}.

Multiple ticket contributions

The tasks below are highly specific tasks that provide a solid number of tickets compared to the effort involved due to being especially important to the wiki.

Late contest bonus tickets

Event mechanisms:

6 tickets (doubled from 3) for an accurate and up to date description of both MTTH (currently outdated) and Pulse (no current information) event mechanisms

Espionage

10 tickets (up from a total of 7) for updating the Espionage page and adding information about the new Study Technology and Agitate for Liberty actions.

Production

10 tickets (up from a total of 7) for updating the Production page and all figures shown on the page.

Personal union

8 tickets (increased from 5) to fully improve this page

Especially old pages:

The wiki has three especially old pages that we'd like updated. This is mentioned in the "generic" section, but is repeated up here for visibility. The tickets will only be counted once despite being in both sections. The ticket numbers listed are the # received from making sure all sections and the page as a whole is up to date.

The pages:

  • Army - 12 tickets (tables that are fetched by template are not expected to be updated)
  • Land warfare - 6 tickets (tables that are fetched by template are not expected to be updated)
  • Mapuche - 3 tickets

Diplomacy:

2 tickets for writing a section detailing the threaten war diplomatic action, along with the factors used to come to a decision

Score system:

2 tickets for detailing the general mechanics of victory cards

2 tickets for listing all victory card types and how they function

Map:

3 tickets for detailing the new random new world mechanics, including tiles and scenarios

2 tickets for detailing the dynamic province names and trade nodes in the random new world

3 tickets for detailing the new area and region system

1 ticket for describing the new map modes

3 tickets for a table describing each colour on each map mode and what they mean

Nation designer:

3 tickets for detailing the updates to the nation designer

Culture:

3 tickets for detailing the new culture change mechanics

User interface:

2 tickets for solving all issues down to but not including Ingame screen, this means no outstanding ambox requests

3 tickets for solving all remaining issues from Ingame screen and below except Country interface, this means no outstanding ambox requests, this does include the Province interface section, this includes the new macrobuilder improvements

4 tickets for new Class A page on country interface, with a section for each tab and a short descriptive table on the User interface page. This means no outstanding ambox requests (3 tickets for class B + table)

Land warfare:

3 tickets for solving all issues down to but not including Forts

3 tickets for solving all issues from Forts onwards, this includes the new Zone of control mechanics

Event mechanisms:

3 tickets for an accurate and up to date description of both MTTH (currently outdated) and Pulse (no current information) event mechanisms

Claim:

2 tickets for a section about acquiring temporary claims from missions/events/decisions, with a list of all non-country specific missions/events/decisions that provide temporary claims.

Interface modding:

4 tickets for writing a page detailing how to edit the user interface

Trade company modding:

3 tickets for writing a page detailing how to add new trade companies and modify existing ones

Casus belli modding:

3 tickets for writing a page detailing how to add new casus belli and modify existing ones

1 ticket for also having a short section on editing war goals

Defines modding:

2 ticket for writing a page detailing how to modify defines, including how to override defines from the defines folder rather than editing defines.lua directly

1 tickets for every 40 defines listed and explained in the defines table

Estate modding:

3 tickets for writing a page detailing how to add new estates and modify existing ones

Random New World modding:

3 tickets for writing a page detailing how to add new RNW tiles

Government modding:

3 tickets for writing a page detailing how to add new government types and modify existing ones

Parliament modding:

3 tickets for writing a page detailing how to add new parliamentary issues and modify existing ones

Rebel modding:

3 tickets for writing a page detailing how to add new rebel types and modify existing ones

Random new world tile modding:

2 tickets for writing a page detailing how to add new tiles, using Poh's file for reference

Trade node modding:

3 tickets for writing a page detailing how to add new trade nodes and modify existing ones

Modifier modding:

4 tickets for writing a page detailing how to add new modifiers (triggered, static, opinion, and event) and modify existing ones

Modding navbox:

2 tickets for creating a modding navbox and adding to all modding pages

Finished tasks

Tasks that have been completed in their entirety are moved here for posterity.

Steppe hordes:

2 tickets for writing a section detailing the horde unity mechanic

2 tickets for writing a section detailing the razing mechanic

2 tickets for writing a section detailing the syncretic faith mechanic

Revanchism:

3 tickets for detailing the general mechanics of revanschism

Diplomatic feedback:

4 tickets for detailing the mechanics of provinces of interest, attitude, trust, and favors

Subject interaction:

3 tickets for writing a section detailing the grant province and grant core/claim actions for subject nations

Permanent claims:

2 tickets for detailing the differences between claims and permanent claims

Espionage:

2 tickets for updating the Espionage page and adding information about the new Study Technology and Agitate for Liberty actions.

Distribute spoils:

2 tickets for detailing the new Distribute spoils mechanism

Native policies:

2 tickets for detailing the new native polices

Estates:

3 tickets for detailing the general mechanics of estates

3 tickets for listing all estates and their direct effects and interactions

3 tickets for creating an estates events page with all estate-related events, using the {{event}} for each event

Culture modding:

3 tickets for writing a page detailing how to add new cultures and modify existing ones

Policy modding:

3 tickets for writing a page detailing how to add new policies and modify existing ones

Commands/conditions:

3 tickets (combined) for adding sections on scripted effects and triggers

4+ ticket contributions

All pages in this list will award a minimum of 4 tickets for pages fixed up to at least B standard with no outstanding ambox requests

2+ ticket contributions

Specific
  • Add a guide for any of the Hard, Very Hard or Insane Achievements, which is assessed as B-class or above without any outstanding ambox requests
Generic
  • 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
  • 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
  • Write a page about an important modding concept
  • Other significant improvements to the wiki

One ticket edits

Specific
  • Properly describe two conditions in the "unsorted" section of the conditions page. This includes putting them in the appropriate table(s) and filling out "type" and "description"
  • Add two missing scopes to 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"
Generic
  • 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 1.10 or 1.11, updating it is worth 50% more (updating 4 pages will give 3 tickets). Updating a page for 1.9 or older is worth 300% more (updating 1 page will give 2 tickets).
  • 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 1.10 or 1.11, updating it is worth 50% more (updating 8 sections will give 3 tickets). If the section is versioned for 1.9 or older, updating it is worth 300% more (updating 1 section will give 1 ticket). An outdated image is worth the same as an outdated section of the same age. Note that when the section is up to date the section versioning should not be removed, but rather set to "1.14". This will make it stop displaying until 1.15 is released.
  • Update 10 infoboxes. See outdated pages for a list of potentially outdated articles. Many of these include versioned infoboxes. If no changes are necessary for the infobox to be considered up to date, a justification must be written in the edit summary or on the page's Talk page. If the infobox is versioned for 1.10 or 1.11, updating it is worth 50% more (updating 20 infoboxes will give 3 tickets). Note that when the infobox is up to date the infobox versioning should not be removed, but rather set to "1.14". This will make it stop displaying until 1.15 is released.
  • 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. You can see all flags here at the size normally used on the wikis. If it doesn't look bad on there, replacing it will not give a ticket. Note that only users with at least one edit that have been registered for at least 10 minutes can upload images

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 72 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 you believe you have made a significant contribution ("Other significant improvements to the wiki"), or that your 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 is entering the contest (except for the specific contributions mentioned above); it is assumed everyone wants a chance at winning a prize.

Earned tickets

Fractional tickets are only used for accounting progress towards an entrant's next ticket. In the raffle, ticket numbers are always rounded down.

User Tickets earned
00CloughRN 3
123e55 1
65001 1.5
Ailure 1
AlexSSB 6
AlienPlanDelta‎ 3
Alphathon 1
Basileios Makedon 6
Bigboyfc5 8
Bl0wf1sh 58
Bloneapart 0.5
BourbonKid 0.5
Cragspyder‎ 25
Cousjath 6
Christopholes 3
DaDerpyDude 0.5
Dark Kain 15
D0ct0rJ 0.25
Docfrance 6
Dragon6534 6.75
Erthbison 0.5
Erthzeid 2
Eset‎ 2
Gnostek 1
Guzjohnson 13
Hairy Dude 26
Hellio‎ 3
Hiimnotcrazy 1
Isaios 1
Johnny0964 1
Karimjebari‎ 3
KiwisFly13 2
Kraal Rokviente 1
Loves Muffins 1
Moyang 1
Nixxquality 5
Orange1861 1
Morosaurus 0.5
Oscree 1
Phibs 3.5
Politic Revolutionnaire 13
ProCivili 1
Puchacz 135
Pyroclastic‎ 3
Raefniz 2
Rendiggy 2.5
Richyard‎ 1
Rho 4
Runtyrebel 1
SDzv 6
SolSys 49
Spacefire 0.5
Stigni 81
Todenpuhuja 9
Tre3qwerty 35
TyberFen25 2
Uzzaman‎ 6
Vaximillian 3.5
Vetgirig 8
Xyloz 19
Zashline 1.5
Zraith 13
Zerosius 1
Total 618.5

5th competition

"Common Sense" DLC banner.

The wiki ran a contest starting on 2015-06-09, coinciding with the release of Common Sense. The competition ended on 2015-06-20 at 20:00 CET.

(Everything below is written in present tense, but the contest is over. A new contest will likely happen next expansion)

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. The top three contributors will be guaranteed prizes (see below).

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. The top three contributors by number of tickets will not be entered in the raffle.

In total, 15 copies of Crusader Kings II (CKII), 15 copies of Hearts of Iron III Collection (HoI3), and a copy of Victoria II will be awarded as prizes. The CKII and HoI3 Collection prizes will be paired together.

  • The #1 contributor will receive 3 CKII/HoI3 pairs and a copy of Victoria II
  • The #2 contributor will receive 2 CKII/HoI3 pairs
  • The #3 contributor will receive 1 CKII/HoI3 pair
  • 9 CKII/HoI3 pairs will be individually raffled off

Winners

Three users won based on having the most tickets:

  • Rasvyydas (60 tickets) won 3 CKII/HoI3 pairs and a copy of Victoria II
  • Stigni (57 tickets) won 2 CKII/HoI3 pairs
  • CaptainFlaggot (33 tickets) won a CKII/HoI3 pair

Nine users each won a CKII/HoI3 pair in the raffle:

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. Failure to register an email address will mean that you'll be excluded from the prize drawing
  • 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. You can see all flags here at the size normally used on the wikis. If it doesn't look bad on there, replacing it will not give a ticket. Note that only users with at least one edit that have been registered for at least 10 minutes can upload images
  • 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 1.10, updating it is worth 50% more (updating 4 pages will give 3 tickets). Updating a page for 1.9 or older 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 1.10, updating it is worth 50% more (updating 8 sections will give 3 tickets). If the section is versioned for 1.9 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 "1.12". This will make it stop displaying until 1.13 is released.

Specific:

  • Properly describe two conditions in the "unsorted" section of the conditions page. This includes putting them in the appropriate table(s) and filling out "type" and "description"
  • Add two missing scopes to 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

Specific:

  • Write sections on the user interface page detailing the province interface and country interface (the one that pops up when you click a country shield)

Any action on the list undertaken between the release of Common Sense and the end of the contest 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 you believe you have made a significant contribution ("Other significant improvements to the wiki"), or that your 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 is 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
Atwix 4
Adusak90 7
Alexander 1
Andreib14 1
Arms Spaghetti 2
BoxofPresents 1
Brosov 2
CaptainFlaggot 33
Carterup 1
Chocolatnave 14
Christopholes 6
Doomd 2
Eklyth 1
Fabyom 2
FrenchOdyssey 1
Freger 1
Flipp 2
Fuego65 1
Gendalf 2
Giveit55 2
Glopping Noise 10
Grifen88 5
Guzjohnson 3
G-ZeuZ 1
Hunter 2
HoboMcJoe 3
Jlonghurst 11
Jruderman 1
Littlefinger 3
Lobberlot 1
Luminar 1
Matador09 4
Maxo 0 2
Mordekai99 7
Moyang 15
Mvm900 1
Nakki 1
Neondt 12
Nixx 13
Perses 6
Phalanx300 4
Pioco56 1
Psychoguineapig 5
Pyroclastic 5
RandoomJD 1
Rasvyydas 60
Razza 1
Screwface 1
Sian 1
Silver Wizard 8
Stigni 57
Straputsky 2
Sub-woofer 4
Tiggurix 7
Tkamin 2
Unknownuser123 28
Xylozi 1
Zara1709 7
Zenphoenix 29
Zraith 1
Total 413

4th competition

"El Dorado" DLC banner.

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

Winners

Mapleyy earned the most tickets, at 407, getting the €40 voucher.

Five winners were drawn for CKII:

Three winners were drawn for HoI3:

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). Updating from 1.10 to 1.11 once 1.11 is released will only be worth half as much.
  • 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. Updating from 1.10 to 1.11 once 1.11 is released will only be worth half as much.

Specific:

  • Properly describe two conditions in the "unsorted" section of the conditions page. This includes putting them in the appropriate table(s) and filling out "type" and "description"
  • Add two missing scopes to 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 2
Atwix 2
Bartonar 3
Bobtron 1
Certh 25
Christopholes 5
Chrras 24
Curbon7 5
DarthRacerF1 2
DieGOlivares 2
DominusValum 2
Esarhaddon 1
Gbear605 7
Guzjohnson 4
ImperialProletariat 1
Joror 2
Klisz 1
Mapleyy 407
Mercury 3
Moyang 3
Neondt 52
NicDonalds 1
Panther296 2
Phoenixfire180 6
Poom3619 1
Pyroclastic 3
Raefniz 1
Rump 5
Rygel8472 3
SaintDaveUK 12
SargontheGreat2 1
Silver Wizard 9
Shavanna 1
Snickersnak 3
Stigni 45
TheSpawner 4
TheWinner 266
Thrake 3
Thrawcheld 5
Tuxi 2
Vaximillian 3
Xylozi 2
Yxklyx 1
Zanaikin 12
Total 950

3rd competition

"Art of War" DLC banner.

The wiki ran a contest, which started on 2014-10-30 and ended on 2014-11-15 20:00 CET.

Users could enter the contest by contributing to the wiki. Various actions gave raffle tickets; the more tickets one amassed, the more likely one was to win. Whoever gained the most tickets was also guaranteed to win a prize.

Winners

TheWinner, having obtained the most tickets (76) will be given Art of War, or any other Steam game of their choice costing as much as Art of War.

Further winners were selected using a random number generator. A single entrant could not win more than one prize (not including the prize for most tickets). The prizes were be drawn in the order listed below. An entrant's chance of winning was proportional to the number of tickets they've obtained.

  • Crusader Kings II - Sol717 (38 tickets)
  • Crusader Kings II - Phriyion (46 tickets)
  • Hearts of Iron III Collection - Amberkilloran (25 tickets)
  • Hearts of Iron III Collection - Pyroclastic (6 tickets)
  • Europa Universalis 4 Deluxe Edition + Conquest of Paradise - Czone (1 ticket)

Rules

  • All entrants must register an account on the wiki
  • 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 admin (Meneth) decides whether a raffle ticket has been earned based on the guidelines below
  • Entrants must read the style guidelines in order to ensure their edits are up to the wiki's standards
  • Administrators and halfops cannot enter the contest

Earning tickets

The following actions earn entrants a single raffle ticket:

  • 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 flags with 800x533 versions or above, to a max of 1000x666. Note that 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
  • 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

The following actions earn a varying number of raffle tickets. Generally 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 Art of War 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.

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
Alejandro 2
Amberkilloran 25
Applecar18 2
Armistice 4
Blaster 5
Bloodmech21 5
Carterup 9
Casus Belli 2
Christopholes 20
CompositeGNR 5
Crew4man 3
CrusaderOfDestruction 2
Czone 1
DarthRacerF1 3
DCatcher 1
Dicentis 1
Docteur 5
Doomd 1
Dwighty 2
Esper 1
Ferret 1
Frankenwolf 5
GaiusOctaviusII 13
Geello 4
General Killjoy 1
GNozaki 1
Guzjohnson 17
G-ZeuZ 1
IIWW 2
Jzheng05 1
Langdon0630 2
LePadeaux 2
Lollity 6
Lyckosam 1
Matador09 3
Mblum 2
Mgoetze 17
Micks Ketches 1
Mrbrutka 1
Namington 1
Noah11101 1
Owilde 10
Phoenixfire180 4
Phriyion 46
Pyroclastic 6
Radiatoren 2
RedSilver 3
Rickinator9 2
Rihispp 2
Roaringjohn 1
Rpcunnin 3
Science77 2
Shaldengeki 3
Silver Wizard 25
Sol717 38
Speakercontext 4
Snipahar 2
Speedicus 3
Sunstridr 1
SweetHalcyHS 68
TheDecider 3
Tjayharvey 3
TheWinner 78
TiröllüDoruk 6
Toncig 1
Vizier One 1
Vyn 47
Wilddingoes 3
Uishax 3
XxTerrorxX2 1
Zocke1r 1
Total 554

2nd competition

"Wealth of Nations" DLC banner

The wiki is ran a raffle from 2014-05-29 to 2014-06-14 at 2000 CET. The prizes were drawn at 2100 CET.

Users can enter the contest by contributing to the wiki. Various actions give raffle tickets; the more tickets one amassed, the more likely one is to win.

Winners

  • LePadeaux (3 tickets) - Wealth of Nations, or any other Steam title costing at most €10
  • Toverbeck95 (8 tickets) - Crusader Kings II
  • Bloodmech21 (6 tickets) - Crusader Kings II
  • Yahiko (12 tickets) - Crusader Kings II

Rules

  • All entrants must register an account on the wiki
  • 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 admin (Meneth) decides whether a raffle ticket has been earned based on the guidelines below
  • Entrants must read the style guidelines in order to ensure their edits are up to the wiki's standards
  • Administrators and halfops cannot enter the contest

Earning tickets

The following actions earn entrants a single raffle ticket:

  • 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 flags with 800x533 versions or above, to a max of 1000x666. Note that 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 in 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 significant rewriting is necessary, that on its own will earn the user a raffle ticket

The following actions earn a varying number of raffle tickets. Generally 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 Wealth of Nations 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.

Correction of spelling/grammar mistakes has to be reported to Meneth with a link to each error fixed. This can be done at User talk:Meneth

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
AllenY 8
Armistice 1
Arms Spaghetti 2
Bloodmech21 6
Bovell 15
Carterup 22
Chimichanga 6
Ckalaycioglu 1
Darklancer 1
DarthRacerF1 3
Docfrance 4
DoggedSpy 2
Drmaster123 2
Fabbyrob 2
FiahOwl 4
Freedomsaver 8
Fufie 11
Galguibra 1
Gbear605 7
Gnostek 2
Goralt123 6
Ius 4
John69Doe 4
Kainazzo 9
KeoniPhoenix 1
Kingluc517 2
Konterfei 2
LePadeaux 3
Muffim 2
Panther296 1
Pizzaraider 2
Rebi 3
Rpcunnin 1
Speakercontext 5
TiröllüDoruk 3
TheAustrianEmporer 2
Toverbeck95 8
Vodkaand 4
Wilfred grasse 3
Yahiko 12
Golladan Not participating
Total 185

Prizes

Winners will be selected using a random number generator. A single entrant cannot win more than one prize. The prizes will be drawn in the order listed below.

  • Wealth of Nations, or any other Steam title costing at most €10
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Crusader Kings II

1st competition

The wiki ran a raffle for Conquest of Paradise, Europa Universalis 4, and Crusader Kings II. This contest ran for approximately two weeks, from 2013-11-15 to 2013-12-01.

Users could enter the contest by contributing to the wiki. Various actions gave raffle tickets; the more tickets one amassed, the more likely one was to win.

Winners

The winners were as follows:

Rules

  • All entrants must register an account on the wiki
  • 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 admin (Meneth) decides whether a raffle ticket has been earned based on the guidelines below
  • Entrants must read the style guidelines in order to ensure their edits are up to the wiki's standards
  • Administrators and halfops cannot enter the contest

Earning tickets

The following actions earned entrants a raffle ticket:

  1. 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
  2. Significantly improving an A-class article
  3. 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
  4. Rewrite an existing strategy guide to conform with the style guidelines
  5. Correcting 10 spelling, grammar, or minor factual mistakes on the wiki. Note that British vs. American English does not count
  6. Replacing two 192x128 flags with 800x533 versions or above, to a max of 1000x666. Note that 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
  7. Verifying two pieces of uncertain info in a page that needs verification. If the page only has one piece of uncertain info, verification will still give a full ticket
  8. Write a page about an important modding concept
  9. Other significant improvements to the wiki

Reporting completion

For most of the above, no report of the action was necessary. A descriptive edit summary was enough.

Correction of spelling/grammar mistakes had to be reported to Meneth with a link to each error fixed. This could be done at User talk:Meneth

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

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

Earned tickets

User Tickets earned
Asdmaster 4
BBerger 2
Chronicdiscord 1
Conquistador803 1
DeciusR 5
Fiacha77 1
FlyingSpaghettiMan 8
Fraser 1
John69Doe 3
GeneralVonGelre 3
Golden Kumquat 1
Harvest277 2
HenryPouet 1
Hunter 3
Lundensaren 1
Madjar 1
Mailman9 1
Medibee 1
Mindcorrosive 1
Neanderthal 1
Noxvenator86 1
Strijdheld 2
Wdavidfrost‎ 3
Ys99116 1
Total 49

Prizes

Winners will were selected using a random number generator. A single entrant could not win more than one prize. The prizes were drawn in the order listed below.

apologies

Browsing on phone and accidentally reverted. Can you fix and I'll try not to break it again. Dauth (talk) 16:16, 20 June 2015 (CEST)

Already been fixed. No worries. ~ Meneth (talk) 16:17, 20 June 2015 (CEST)