PSA: UG Wiki Is Now a Thing, And You Can Help

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PSA: UG Wiki Is Now a Thing, And You Can Help
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We have a new announcement to make!

Last month, UG team worked hard to give you as many Complete Guides to songs as we can.

As you may or may not know, we also started to create complete guides to techniques and post over in the Lessons section.

Anyhow, to make it easier and faster for you to find info about a song, technique, or tuning type, we grouped all complete guides and articles in one place called the UG Wiki.

At the moment, we're looking at around 100 articles, as well as over 20 new complete guides, with plans to add more goods every day.

We're not trying to be the next Wikipedia here, and will solely be focusing on musical topics and hopefully provide detailed information that may be missing from other resources.

Having this goal in mind, we also aimed to make it a dynamic and fast-growing knowledge base and, eventually, the largest.

You all know that wiki is based on users contributions. Our goal for the next week is to allow users to share their knowledge with the UG community and edit or create wiki articles.

We don’t have a lot of users with this superpower but if you want to help us create the largest wiki for the largest guitarists community - let us know in comments =)

And please, feedback! We are ready to fix and add things to make UG wiki useful for you.

Here are some interesting articles to start with:

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    onbevreesd5
    So we can basically write articles about anything music related and it will be linked to here? I think it would be better to sort the Complete Guide To Songs list by artist instead of song title and also only have one song per line
    Shura_FYI
    So we can basically write articles about anything music related and it will be linked to here? 
    Changes will be reviewed and if they make sense they will be added to an article. As for creating, for the first time there will be limited access to this functionality but eventually it will be open as well. Of cause there are admins to review and approve content and team here in office to add more articles everyday. 
    I think it would be better to sort the Complete Guide To Songs list by artist instead of song title and also only have one song per line
    Got it, thanks =) agree that search by artist will be better.
    Mad-Mike_J83
    I see the guide to songs being extremely popular.   For me, I could provide a lot of guitar tech related stuff, and some specialized information on a lot of New Wave/Post-Punk/Metal/Hard Rock guitar related stuff of more obscure variety.  Kind of like a lot of the reviews I do.
    svelle
    I get that you need the space left and right for ads.  But the layout as it is right now is super bad for a wiki page. There is so much wasted space that drags the articles in length a lot.  Still I think the idea of having a wiki on here great considering that it's sometimes super confusing to find useful articles on different techniques in the lesson section. "Merging" all those lessons into single wiki pages will definitely help this page become an even better starting point for beginner and advanced players.
    estranged_2003
    Good idea, I've wrote a few articles on Dylan, various albums, concerts etc. Admittedly nothing groundbreaking all from my own point of view and stuff from my collections but more than happy to share them. 
    Shura_FYI
    wiki concept is to give information without personal opinion, you know, don't want to make it a blog =)  you can post your reviews in UG reviews and articles in news =)  PM me if you want to take part in creating articles for wiki
    sashki
    So is this more like a glossary of terms, or a collection of lessons? If you have something to contribute, should you post a lesson or a wiki article? Will the wiki include the information from the forums' sticky threads?
    Shura_FYI
    So is this more like a glossary of terms, or a collection of lessons?
    Collection of lessons you can find in lessons. Here is more general information + tips from lessons + sticky threads information (community experience) + usually videos to demonstrate technique (if it's necessary). We are working to put there all information that is important to know about a topic.  Our format "Complete guide" to a song is unique in the way of representing information about a song, everything in one place. We even work to make complete guides more complete =)
    If you have something to contribute, should you post a lesson or a wiki article?
    As it was mentioned, our goal to make wiki dynamic and it's not something we can achieve by writing everything here in the office. We want to open Wiki for corrections, suggestions, to give guitarist access to fulfill this knowledge base. 
    Will the wiki include the information from the forums' sticky threads?
    Interesting that you've mentioned that =)  Wiki idea started from our sticky threads. We have this interesting, helpful and relevant information on the forum but we don't have a proper way to display it (I don't think that sticky threads in niche forums are the best way to do it), so we started to think about a format. It is not something that UG has, it is guitarists community knowledge, so we can't just go and publish it. So, we created a wiki to have everything (and more) in one place. 
    sashki
    Thank you for the detailed reply. I was recently looking over the sticky threads in Gear Building and Customising. There are a lot of useful tutorials there, but most of them were posted 9 years ago, and a lot of the image links have expired. It would be nice to permanently archive these tutorials and give credit to their original authors.
    AvoidingBee7
    Complete guides to those 2 shitty songs
    Shura_FYI
    Wanna request one? 
    AvoidingBee7
    Bite it you scum by GG allin and the Murder Junkies