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  • Number experts would be useful for filling in the pages with Debate calcs, info (for example in Star Wars, ASVS, the AOTC:ICS, WarHammer 40,000)

Introduction to WikiCode

While most of the formatting functions can be accessed through the buttons above each text window, it can be helpful to know the exact codes required.

  • Linking directly to other articles (Wikifying): [[Article name]], or to dress, [[Article name|Text that appears in article]]
  • Italics: ''Text''
  • Bolding: '''Text'''
  • Bolded Italic: '''''Text'''''
  • Linking to external website: [www.website.com], or to dress, [www.website.com|Text that appears in article]
  • Redirecting: #REDIRECT [[Target article]] (should be the only thing in the article)
  • Inserting into categories: [[Category:Target category]] at the bottom of the article - The software should automatically put them in alphabetical order, but if it starts with "The," use [[Category:Target category|Article name, The]]
  • Signing comments: --~~~~ (Usually only done on talk pages)
  • Headers: ==Section title==
  • Sub-Headers: ===Sub-section title===
  • Bullet points: * Text
    • Inset bullet point: ** Text (You can inset further with more asterisk's, but you really shouldn't)
  • Numbered lists: # Entry

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:

  • Directly inserting: [[Image:Picture.jpg]] (Not recommended)
  • Inserting as a thumbnail: [[Image:Picture.jpg|200px|thumb|left|Text that appears below the picture]] (You can choose whatever width you want in place of the "200px" part, but 200 pixels seems to be about right for most displays. You can also change it to the right hand of the article by putting "right" in place of the "left")

Formatting tips

  • Bold the title of the article, at or near the start of it.
  • Normal headers are usually all that's needed - sub-headers are usually only necessary for longer articles
  • Don't go crazy Wikifying stuff - make links to important articles that might be needed, but don't make links to absolutely everything that might someday have an article, as loads of red links just look ugly.
  • Try and write as if you were doing an essay - use paragraphs, avoid run-on sentences, that sort of thing.
  • 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.
  • 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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