Editing pages

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General

This wiki uses MediaWiki, so you'll want to familiarize yourself with basic MediaWiki markup and rules. Some general notes as they apply to this specific wiki:

  • While there aren't any set rules for how pages should look, the goal is to keep things uniform. To that end, consult other similar pages when creating new ones. For example, the console-specific info pages all follow the same basic outline. How-to guides for mods also follow a more-or-less uniform outline structure.
  • It's also good to follow some basic grammar and terminology rules. For example, when describing the best video output option for a console, you should put "RGB" rather than "RGB SCART" since SCART is a type of connection and has no real bearing on the quality of the signal.
  • As a bit of a style preference for this wiki, try to resist the temptation to bold and italicize text unless there is a good reason to do so. For example, book/article titles are normally italicized.
  • When linking to PDFs you have uploaded, please use the [[:File:Schematic.pdf|Name]] structure. This links to the attachment page rather than directly to the PDF file, allowing visitors to see the description of the PDF (which may include attribution for the source of the PDF).

Info

For those not familiar with MediaWiki, here are some handy links to get you started and some tips of my own. Remember that you can always click "Edit" to look at how a page was put together to give you a better idea how to accomplish the same thing.

  • Formatting pages - basic formatting like text decoration, headers, lists, and useful HTML tags.
  • Images - how to insert them, format them, align them, and other handy things.
  • Tables - tables can be a real pain, but this page breaks down how they work.

Tips

Input Output
Something
something else
Something something else
Something<br>
something else
Something
something else
Something

something else
Something

something else
  • The editor is not a what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSISYG) editor, so your formatting might not display how you think it will. For example, a single return is ignored. Even though you have typed things on two different lines, they will appear on the same line. You must hit return twice (leaving a blank line in the middle) to start a new paragraph. This also leaves a little blank space between the two lines. If that's not what you want, make sure to use a <br> tag at the end of the first line, hit return once, then type on the next line. Take a look at the table for a better visual on how that works.
  • I have created a page about Special wiki features unique to this wiki. There you will find information about extensions I have loaded for some quality of life improvements.