Wiki Guide Editing

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If you are looking to help update this Guide Wiki in order to help out, please read the follow information before making any changes.

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Working on the Wiki

If you wish to help out on the wiki, please create a new account using your SWC handle. This helps the administration to reward those players that help out considerably. There are two things you can do to pages, Edit or Create.

Editing

Likely, you will be primarily editing pages that have already been created. All changes can be removed and the original work restored, so don't worry about being able to destroy everything. Then again, if you don't know what you are doing please refrain from editing as it just creates more work for others.

Click the 'Edit' link at the top of each page to open the editing window. You will see special codes, which if you are not used to wiki's may be weird. See the relevant section below for more information on the codes. When editing, you can type wherever you want to fix spelling errors, or add additional information. If you are making minor changes, such as adding links, or fixing errors, please tick the 'minor edit' check box just above the save page button.

If you are making a link to another wiki page, please check that you have the right page name. In wiki's names are very sensitive so 'The Force', 'the force', 'Force' and 'force' will all go to separate pages (these can be linked to one later however). If you are unsure of the correct page name, please do not insert a link and the moderators will do that for you.

Creating

You create a new page when you click on a red link that appears on an already present page. This will allow you to enter information and create the page. When making a new page, please be aware of other similar pages to get a feel for the layout and style of the system we use. If you are making a new page, please read up on the different formatting styles there are (below) in order to have the page look presentable after you finish. If you are unsure about anything, leave it formatting-free and one of the moderators will be around and fix it up. Once you have typed everything up, it is best to copy all the text before pressing the [Save page] button. This is because you may have lost your net connection or something else that prevents your page from being saved on the wiki, and having to re-type everything is not something you will want to go through.

If you are making a link to another wiki page, please check that you have the right page name. In wiki's names are very sensitive so 'The Force', 'the force', 'Force' and 'force' will all go to separate pages (these can be linked to one later however). If you are unsure of the correct page name, please do not insert a link and the moderators will do that for you.

Also, images are a useful visual method to show what you are talking about. Please ensure that any images on your page are not too large that they take up the whole space - use thumbnails to give a smaller image that can then be clicked on to get a larger one. See the 'Images' section below.

Images

On the wiki, we can upload images to be used on pages to give a visual indication of what the text is explaining. When making images to complement text, please use the Dark Blue theme skin on SWC, and ensure all icons and text are set to normal size. This is to ensure that everything is consistent and allow reference for players from one page to another.

Also, please ensure that you use the minimum area required to show off what you want. Please no full-screen captures just posted in. Use an image editing software (like Photoshop) to cut out the area of the screen you need. Please save images in .png format to avoid too much loss in quality. When saving, please make the name of the image relevant to the original purpose of the image. Saving as 'Image1.png' helps no one. Saving as 'Pevent.gif' is Personal Event icon.

Use the Upload file link on the left to upload your image. Once you have uploaded the image it will give you the file name (it will make sure that the first letter is capitalized). To use the image, you will need the image formatting:



 Add image 

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://yui.yahooapis.com/2.9.0/build/fonts/fonts-min.css">

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://yui.yahooapis.com/2.9.0/build/menu/assets/skins/sam/menu.css">

<script src="http://yui.yahooapis.com/2.9.0/build/yahoo-dom-event/yahoo-dom-event.js"></script> <script src="http://yui.yahooapis.com/2.9.0/build/container/container_core-min.js"></script>

<script src="http://yui.yahooapis.com/2.9.0/build/menu/menu-min.js"></script>

Replace the {} with the square brackets [] 

You can also add extra bits onto the end, and these are explained below.

Commands

Wiki's have special formatting tags they use, and the more common ones you may need are as follows;

''italic'' italic makes text italic
'''bold''' bold makes text bold
[[IRC]] IRC makes a link to a wiki page
[[IRC|I love me]] I love me makes a link to a wiki page, but with the text 'I love me' showing on the page rather than IRC
[http://mylink.com My Link] My Link Provides a link to an extrnal site, with the text My Link being highlighted
[[File:Veyhead.png]] File:Veyhead.png shows an image hosted on the wiki site with that name
[[File:Veyhead.png|right|My Pictures]] My Pictures as above, but you can say where on the page it goes (left, right, center), and text to be shown on the tooltip
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