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    Final thoughts

    November 4, 2012 by Mjb24v

    Last set of questions, please answer at your leisure...

    Can you think of any link between the games you’ve played and your academic (or vocational/work-related) choices and development? Perhaps playing a video game has taught you something (or developed a particular skill), or a game has inspired you to go and learn about something in the ‘real world’?

    Do you have any final thoughts or comments?

    This recording/transcript will be used solely for research purposes. If any of your responses are reproduced online or in print, would you prefer to remain anonymous, or may I refer to you using your online usernames?

    Thanks again!

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    Transferable skills

    November 3, 2012 by Mjb24v

    This will be my penultimate question post!

    Have you learned anything from your experience of contributing to or administering the wiki? Are the skills you’re developing transferable?

    Could/should wikis be used for more formal learning? Would you still be interested in using a wiki if it was devoted to an academic subject rather than your favourite game? Or maybe you have already used a wiki in school or college?

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    We’re almost on the finishing straight now.

    Why do you think your wiki is successful? Is an active community an important aspect of a successful gaming wiki? Is it truly a collaborative exercise, or do you feel the content is contributed and controlled by a very small minority, with most users not actively engaging with it?

    Do you trust the other contributors equally? Do you trust the wiki more or less than an 'official' or published game guide?

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    Dealing with challenges

    November 1, 2012 by Mjb24v

    What sort of problems or difficulties have you encountered in contributing to/administering the Dark Souls wiki? Perhaps difficult users, inaccurate information, malicious behaviour (defacing articles, spam)? How have you dealt with such difficulties? How is your time/resource used: managing users or content?

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    October 29, 2012 by Mjb24v

    Next batch of questions, for when you're ready - there's no rush at all.

    Given that ‘learning’ the game might be considered one of the main motivations for playing, why doesn’t using a wiki spoil the fun?

    Might you consider the use of a wiki to be cheating?

    And, if you don't feel you've already covered this one in a previous answer: Why do you contribute to the Dark Souls wiki? What is your motivation?

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