Steam Wallet Giveaway!

by alayton at 11:53am

July 18 marked DayZDB's first full month open to the public, and that's something worth celebrating! Thanks to all of you, it's been a tremendously successful month, and we want to give back to the people that have made it possible. We're giving away 10 Steam Wallet codes worth $20 USD each! (What's Steam Wallet?)

It's easy to enter: all you have to do is either upload a screenshot that gets approved, or make a useful edit to a database page. Each approved screenshot and accepted edit gives you another chance to win, so keep contributing to give yourself a better shot! The giveaway will end at 12PM PST on Monday, July 30, so get your entries in soon!

Submitting Screenshots

Submitting screenshots is very simple; all you need to do is log in, go to "Submit a screenshot" in the contribute section of the relevant database page, find your screenshot, and click upload! To increase your chances of having a screenshot accepted, try to resize or crop your screenshot to remove unimportant parts. The more screenshots a page has, the pickier we are about accepting new ones, so try to find pages that don't have any yet!

Editing Database Pages

Editing database pages is easy too: just click the edit button in the top right corner of the page. Be careful though, we're even pickier about our articles than with our screenshots! Any edits you make need to add something useful to the article.

For example, if all you do is fix a typo, that might not be enough. However, if you proofread it and make several corrections that improve the overall quality, that definitely counts. Best of all is adding new information that we're missing - but don't just copy and paste from somewhere else!

To make sure you know what we're looking for, we've put together a style guide to help you contribute to our articles. We've also added a way to see which edits have been accepted for a giveaway entry. On the edit page, there's a revisions tab that shows all of the changes that have been made. If your change has a ✓ by it, it counts! Be patient though, because we're reviewing all of these changes manually.

We've had a great first month, and even though we're a couple days late, help us make sure the coming months are even better!


By Experiment on 2012/07/20 at 1:50pm

For future editing you should add a preview button so we can see what we've done and not spam edits trying to fix our noob mistakes :D.

By HagenzX on 2012/07/20 at 5:41pm

Press F12 bud

By Devil on 2012/07/20 at 10:05pm

A preview button would be great indeed....

By sadraddude on 2012/07/21 at 9:49am

I have uploaded a few pics, :D

By Peter on 2012/07/21 at 11:37am

So is this basically DayZDBs wiki for DayZ?

By Pedro on 2012/07/21 at 4:05pm

Are we able to see how many entries we've got?

By MrFreakOut on 2012/07/21 at 9:44pm


By Winchester on 2012/07/21 at 11:03pm

Let the screenshot spam begin

By Synche on 2012/07/22 at 1:46am

niceeeee mod!

By modia on 2012/07/22 at 8:45am

hey! nice move :) i'´d like to know when the winners will be noticed.

By darklight on 2012/07/22 at 1:31pm

how do we edit the map? i have a vehicle spawn to put on it that isn't there.

By devastyk on 2012/07/22 at 8:21pm

hy all

By TheFrostUA on 2012/07/23 at 3:39am

Hello, I've noticed one incorrect screenshot. It's in FN-FAL AN/PVS article.

By CINER on 2012/07/23 at 8:12am there are my screenshots it was my first game at night time. No idea how to get rid of the interface so its still there but i'm sure those can be cropped. I just don't have the time for it.

By Thaua on 2012/07/24 at 4:50am

We are lacking some essential pages, like a guide on blood level, how to find north, player stats,etc. We could also have some info on vehicles. The thing I miss the most is a search engine. The user currently needs to surf the whole site in order to find what he wants.

By TheFrostUA on 2012/07/24 at 6:04am

@Thaua I totally agree with You. It would be great if there were guide pages here, because I know from my own experience how hard is it to orient in where are You in the beginning. Now thanks to few hours spent in game and this epic website I easily find way anywhere, however most of my friends can not and ask for my help whole the time, so this guide pages would help my friends and , I bet, a lot of other players aswell.

By VintageCake on 2012/07/24 at 10:24am

I am so getting this award :3

By sickgamer on 2012/07/26 at 9:49am

plz plz dont kill me zombies dont kill me people im good

By xXxSlyWolfxXx on 2012/07/29 at 8:56am

Where the hell is the contribute section of the database?.. I don't see it.

By alayton on 2012/07/29 at 9:18am

It's below the comments on each database page.

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