Looking for something to do to improve Futurepedia, but can't think of anything? Looking for a few small, quick improvements to make while you plan your next big project? Here are some suggestions.
Some articles would benefit greatly with the addition of one or more images. You can find articles that have been requested to be enhanced with an image here. To add an image to an article you must first upload the image, also including the image's source and licensing. Here is the list of uploaded files and here the gallery of the most recent files. Here you can see a list of images that need clean up. Here you can find a picture tutorial that tells you how to insert and modify an image inside an article. If the article has an image request tag, don't forget to remove it once you add the image.
Merge articles that need merging
Sometimes, two users get the same idea for an article, but put them on pages with different names. When we find them, we tag them to be merged, in hopes someone will combine the two into a single, cohesive article. You can find articles in need of merging here. Don't forget to remove the merge tags when you're done!
Many articles reference topics that haven't been addressed in Futurepedia yet, creating redlinks. Some reference many such topics; these articles are less useful to our users, because much of the related information they might want to seek is unavailable. It is helpful to create new articles to fill in the gaps of these articles with an excess of redlinks.
Create a wanted page
Some topics are referenced by a great many pages, but haven't had an article created about them yet. You can find a list of these heavily-referenced topics, sorted by how many references they have, here.
Not everyone spells correctly. Bad spelling reflects poorly on the professionalism of Futurepedia. Search articles for typos and fix them.
Fix double redirects
Sometimes, an article redirects to another article, which in turn redirects to yet another article. When this happens, instead of smoothly being redirected, a user must instead manually click through to the third page. In order to prevent this, we try to eliminate double redirects, pointing all redirects at their final destination. You can find a list of double redirects here.
Categorize a page
Categories assist in easy navigation by grouping similar topics together. You can find a list of articles in need of categorization here.
Expand a short page
Some articles are merely placeholders, waiting for an intrepid user like yourself to come along and expand upon them. You can find a list of our shortest pages, sorted in order of their brevity, here.
Find alternate sources for information from bttf.com
bttf.com was down for a long while, and at least some of the content is gone for good. There are a vast number of resources (including links to scripts, images, etc.) that have been lost. Please be on the lookout for any alternate sources and edit the articles so that they once again point to live links. Consider uploading anything you have downloaded that has been lost, as long as it complies with copyright law.