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Some basic formatting tips can be found on the [[Help]] page.
 
Some basic formatting tips can be found on the [[Help]] page.
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Break up your information into sections with headings for easier reading (see the [[Help]] Page).
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==Use Internal Links==
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Remember to add links to other pages within your new pages.  One of the best things about a wiki is the cross referencing. 
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For example, when you reference a character on your page, link to their character page.  Usually this is achieved by adding square brackets around the name for example <nowiki>[[Richard Castle]]</nowiki> will convert to [[Richard Castle]].
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You don't need to link EVERY reference to another page, generally the first instance will suffice.
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Even if the subject you are linking to doesn't yet have a page, adding a link is a great way to encourage someone else to create one.  Clicking a link that doesn't yet exist will give someone the opportunity to easily create a new page for that subject.
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==Use Existing Pages as a Guide.==
 
==Use Existing Pages as a Guide.==

Revision as of 05:59, 31 May 2010

Basic Notes

Avoid adding information without a legitimate source

(ie, anything that can't be verified as true)

Getting Started

Each existing page within the wiki site will have some tabs underneath the main site menu eg, Page | Discussion | Edit | History.

To edit an existing page simply click the edit button at the top of the page. You can also use the edit button to the right of individual sections of the page (sections are determined by level 2 headings).

Please note that some sections (eg Main Cast) are based on templates and can only be edited by an administrator. Changing the template will change ALL references to that template throughout the site.

Formatting

Some basic formatting tips can be found on the Help page.

Break up your information into sections with headings for easier reading (see the Help Page).

Use Internal Links

Remember to add links to other pages within your new pages. One of the best things about a wiki is the cross referencing.

For example, when you reference a character on your page, link to their character page. Usually this is achieved by adding square brackets around the name for example [[Richard Castle]] will convert to Richard Castle.

You don't need to link EVERY reference to another page, generally the first instance will suffice.

Even if the subject you are linking to doesn't yet have a page, adding a link is a great way to encourage someone else to create one. Clicking a link that doesn't yet exist will give someone the opportunity to easily create a new page for that subject.


Use Existing Pages as a Guide.

Where possible, refer to existing pages as a guide when creating new pages. This applies particularly to Episode pages, Cast & Crew pages etc.

Recommended procedure to add new pages for Episodes, Cast, Crew or Characters is to go to an existing page (Eg, Episode 1 Flowers For Your Grave, click the page Edit button, then copy the entire text for the page. Start your new page by clicking on an existing link (eg on the Episodes page) and then pasting the information in and changing the details as required.

Templates

Some templates are being established that will allow you to post certain information more efficiently.

Eg, when you want to add a list of the main cast members just add {{Main Cast}} on your page where you would like the cast list to appear. A full list of template names will be provided as they become available.