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You're a part of the wiki!

When you first see a wiki, it doesn't seem like it could possibly work. If anybody can come along and change things, then how can the information be trusted? Doesn't it just get vandalized, or fall into chaos?

Once you start participating, you see that that "weakness" is actually a wiki's greatest strength. Sure, anybody can add anything -- and then everybody else gets to proofread it, and fix mistakes. Information that looks suspicious can be verified. Vandalism is almost always fixed within minutes. It's possible for someone to post errors, or nonsense -- but over time, the best wins out.

If you're reading these words, then you're an editor. If you see a problem on one of the pages, don't roll your eyes and complain about it. Just fix it!

Create a user name

Log in and create a user name -- it helps you (and everybody) keep track of your contributions, and it makes it possible to communicate with other contributors.

Talk pages

Sign talk posts with four tildes ~~~~ which automatically adds your user name and a date stamp. When you reply on a talk page, put a colon (:) at the front of your post to indent it.

See Help:Talk pages for more details.

Signatures

When writing on a talk page you should put your signature at the end of what you've just written. This can simply be done by typing "{{Sign|Username}}" and replacing "Username" with your own username"


How to upload pictures

Click on "Upload file" on the left navigation bar to upload pictures. You can add your image to any page using this code:

[[File:184734.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]
  • Images should not exceed 300 pixels wide for article tidyness and copyright adherence.
  • Image SHOULD be given simply, descriptive names eg "Selena Gomez" not "24365Selena gomezrhh"

If you upload an image in error, or do not intend to use it, tag the article with {{delete}} so that an administrator can remove the file from the wiki. Images are subject for deletion if they are not used.

How to add category tags

You can put an article into a category by adding this code: [[Category:YourCategory]] . You can change the way the article is alphabetized within the category like this: [[Category:Movies|Empire Strikes Back, The]].

Before you create a category, check the Category list to see if there's a similar category that already exists. If the category doesn't exist yet, then adding that code will create the category. You'll need to add some text to the new category page to make it work properly.

External links

You can add links to other websites by putting one bracket around the site's address. Put a space after the address, and then add a description of the link, like this: [http://www.wikia.com Wikia]. That'll look like this: Wikia.

History tab

Nothing is ever lost on a wiki! You can see all of the changes that have been made to a page -- and who made them -- by clicking on the "History" tab at the top of any page.

Setting your preferences

There's a lot of useful stuff on your Preferences page.

You can change your display so that links show up without the underlining. You can also change your time zone, and the number of items you see on the Recent Changes page or the Category list.

Keyboard shortcuts

There's some helpful shortcuts to navigate around within a page. The following list is for PC users; Macintosh users should type Control-T instead of Alt-T.

Alt-T : Talk
Alt-E : Edit
Alt-H : History
Alt-R : Recent Changes

Dealing with vandalism

Vandalism isn't much of a problem on this wiki, because everybody has the power to fix it when they see it. See the Vandalism help page for instructions on how to fix vandalized pages, and how to discourage the vandals.

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