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How to edit a Wiki

Other editing hints

  • Creating your own templates for things you don't want to repeat over several pages can help immensely.
  • When a page grows too big, splitting it off to sub pages can help navigation. A common practice is to name them e.g. "The page/One topic", "The page/Another topic" to clearly indicate that they are, in fact, sub pages of a bigger page.
  • Look at related pages! Often, there will be a similar page that stands out compared to the others. It'll be by an experienced contributor that has thought things through, visually, structurally as well as from a navigation point of view. Look at how they did it to learn to do it yourself!

Making use of other people's work

  • For game related pages, there's plenty of Boilerplates that will help you structure your articles
  • There's plenty of Templates that you can pull into your pages; graphics, structural elements, tags for getting the attention of other editors...

Can I really edit this?

First out: You really cannot go wrong if you are adding useful on-topic information to BRWiki.   It could be done better, but more information is never wrong.   Making sweeping changes to existing text, or, even more sensitive: deleting text, is another matter.   In general though, BRWiki encourages contributors to be bold !

Voting cheat sheet

In the talk page:

== Oneliner intro ==
Your proposal...
{{subst:Vote/Talk}}

In the article (optional):

* Should we...?
}}

See: [Help:Voting], [BRWiki:Policy/Voting]

Now, swing by BRWiki:Policy/Editing - it's the authority on this matter. If you're still not sure:

  • Poll other editors for their opinions in the Talk page of the article.
    • Add {{Infoline|<your notice>}} to the article to point people at the talk page!
  • You can even do a full-blown vote! (See the cheat sheet →)
  • Create a new copy of the page with your suggested changes and point to it. Naming your page e.g. "The Page/New" works well.
  • Bring it up by the village pump!

Images

The preferred format for images that need transparency is PNG. BRWiki can be viewed in different "skins", ranging from very dark backgrounds to white. For completely rectangular pictures JPG is also acceptable, though.

See the article on the GIMP for handling transparency in a way that will work with Internet Explorer 6, which does not handle PNG transparency properly.

shortcut iconSee Also: BRWiki:Image guidelines

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