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* Dedicated history junkies are needed to add info and to correct inconsistencies
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*Be sure to review the [[Help:Policies|wiki policies]] before making changes or contributions.
* Number experts would be useful for filling in the pages with Debate calcs, info (for example in [[Star Wars]], [[ASVS]], the [[Attack of the Clones|AOTC]]:[[Incredible Cross-Sections|ICS]], [[WarHammer 40,000]])
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*If you're unsure where to start helping, check out the [[ImperialWiki:Community Portal|community portal]] to see what we need help with.
  
 
==Introduction to WikiCode==
 
==Introduction to WikiCode==
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* '''Bolding''': <tt><nowiki>'''Text'''</nowiki></tt>
 
* '''Bolding''': <tt><nowiki>'''Text'''</nowiki></tt>
 
* '''''Bolded Italic''''': <tt><nowiki>'''''Text'''''</nowiki></tt>
 
* '''''Bolded Italic''''': <tt><nowiki>'''''Text'''''</nowiki></tt>
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* "Dressing" wiki-entries <tt><nowiki>[[Article|Displayed Text]]</nowiki></tt>
 
* Linking to external website: <tt><nowiki>[www.website.com]</nowiki></tt>, or to dress, <tt><nowiki>[www.website.com|Text that appears in article]</nowiki></tt>
 
* Linking to external website: <tt><nowiki>[www.website.com]</nowiki></tt>, or to dress, <tt><nowiki>[www.website.com|Text that appears in article]</nowiki></tt>
 
* Redirecting: <tt><nowiki>#REDIRECT [[Target article]]</nowiki></tt> (should be the only thing in the article)
 
* Redirecting: <tt><nowiki>#REDIRECT [[Target article]]</nowiki></tt> (should be the only thing in the article)
 
* Inserting into categories: <tt><nowiki>[[Category:Target category]]</nowiki></tt> at the bottom of the article - The software should automatically put them in alphabetical order, but if it starts with "The," use <tt><nowiki>[[Category:Target category|Article name, The]]</nowiki></tt>
 
* Inserting into categories: <tt><nowiki>[[Category:Target category]]</nowiki></tt> at the bottom of the article - The software should automatically put them in alphabetical order, but if it starts with "The," use <tt><nowiki>[[Category:Target category|Article name, The]]</nowiki></tt>
 
* Signing comments: <tt><nowiki>--~~~~</nowiki></tt> (Usually only done on talk pages)
 
* Signing comments: <tt><nowiki>--~~~~</nowiki></tt> (Usually only done on talk pages)
* Headers: <tt><nowiki>==Section title==</nowiki></tt>
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* Headers: <tt><nowiki>==Section title==</nowiki></tt> (Please do not use a [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Section#Creation_and_numbering_of_sections single equals sign] (<nowiki>=header=</nowiki>) for a section)
 
* Sub-Headers: <tt><nowiki>===Sub-section title===</nowiki></tt>
 
* Sub-Headers: <tt><nowiki>===Sub-section title===</nowiki></tt>
 
* Bullet points: <tt><nowiki>* Text</nowiki></tt>
 
* Bullet points: <tt><nowiki>* Text</nowiki></tt>
 
** Inset bullet point: <tt><nowiki>** Text</nowiki></tt> (You can inset further with more asterisk's, but you really shouldn't)
 
** Inset bullet point: <tt><nowiki>** Text</nowiki></tt> (You can inset further with more asterisk's, but you really shouldn't)
 
* Numbered lists: <tt><nowiki># Entry</nowiki></tt>
 
* Numbered lists: <tt><nowiki># Entry</nowiki></tt>
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* To add a reference when citing sources, add <tt><nowiki><ref>source</ref></nowiki></tt>. At the bottom of the article, add <tt><nowiki><references/></nowiki></tt> (if it doesn't already exist) to create a footnote section to "catch" the references.
  
 
To upload images, do so from the "Upload file" link on the left. Then, to put them in the article, you can do the following:
 
To upload images, do so from the "Upload file" link on the left. Then, to put them in the article, you can do the following:
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* Reverting vandalism: Click on the "History" tab at the top (third from the right), then click on the date and time of the last good version. Once you've found it, click edit, don't make any changes to the text in the boxes (except maybe a note in the summary box that you're reverting a vandal) and click save.
 
* Reverting vandalism: Click on the "History" tab at the top (third from the right), then click on the date and time of the last good version. Once you've found it, click edit, don't make any changes to the text in the boxes (except maybe a note in the summary box that you're reverting a vandal) and click save.
 
* Minor edits: As a rule, tick the box reading "This is a minor edit" when you're fixing spelling, grammar, code or formatting, and leave it unchecked if you're making any serious changes to the content.
 
* Minor edits: As a rule, tick the box reading "This is a minor edit" when you're fixing spelling, grammar, code or formatting, and leave it unchecked if you're making any serious changes to the content.
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==Formatting tips==
 
==Formatting tips==
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* While inset bullet points have their uses, avoid insetting more than once. It's messy, and usually unnecessary.
 
* While inset bullet points have their uses, avoid insetting more than once. It's messy, and usually unnecessary.
 
* When putting a new image in an article, make sure you preview it first - a poorly placed picture can absolutely destroy the formatting of an article. Usually swapping it over to the other side of the screen or putting it a bit higher up solves any problems.
 
* When putting a new image in an article, make sure you preview it first - a poorly placed picture can absolutely destroy the formatting of an article. Usually swapping it over to the other side of the screen or putting it a bit higher up solves any problems.
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==Referencing==
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:''Main "article": [[Main Page#Referencing|Referencing]]''
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== See Also ==
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* See the [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents MediaWiki help section] for more detailed instruction on how to use this wiki software.

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