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The present '''Creators Manual''' give overall recommendations and tools to help you create and write an article on the GodWiki, and even more. For category-specific guides, see the '''[[Guidelines]]'''.
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== Writing an article ==
 
== Writing an article ==
 
:<u>'''''[[Rules|The Rules of wiki editing must be kept to at all times]].'''''</u>
 
:<u>'''''[[Rules|The Rules of wiki editing must be kept to at all times]].'''''</u>
  
===Step 1: Create or Edit===
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===<u>Step 1: Create or Edit</u>===
To start writing a '''new article''', write the title of it in the search bar. If the article does not already exist, it will give you the option to 'create page', so click it.
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To start writing a '''new article''', write the title of it in the search bar. Clicking on a {{color|red||red link}} will also open the window to start a new article. If the article does not already exist, it will give you the option to 'create page', so click it.
 
If you want to edit an '''already existing article''', just click the edit button at the top of the article.
 
If you want to edit an '''already existing article''', just click the edit button at the top of the article.
  
Before writing or editing an article, you should '''read the Guideline for that type of article'''.  
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Also consider that an article's name should be capitalised as it is in-game (See [[#Capitalisation]] for more details).
  
<u>'''''See: List of [[:Category:Guidelines|Guidelines]]'''''</u>
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===<u>Step 2: Writing</u>===
  
'''Never sign''' an article or change you make to an article, unless you are in a talk page.
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'''Creativity''' is the most important adjective to keep in mind when writing an article on the GodWiki. Though, it is highly recommended to follow [[Guidelines]]' recommendations to help you create your article.
  
===Step 2: Writing===
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You may also want to use various [[Creators_Manual#Formatting|Formatting]] and [[Creators_Manual#Templates|Templates]] to improve your articles.
  
'''Creativity''' is the more important adjective to keep on mind when writing an article on the GodWiki.
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Don't hesitate to [[Creators_Manual#Help:Requests|ask for help]] to if you need some!
Though, an article should be at least one short paragraph long and it's appreciated to have the subject of the article included in '''bold''' in the first sentence.
 
  
Again, it is highly recommanded to follow [[Guidelines]] recommandations regarding the writing of category specific articles.
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Note : '''Never sign''' an article or change you make to an article, unless you are in a talk page.
  
You may want to use various [[Creators_Manual#Common_Formatting|Formatting]] and [[Creators_Manual#Templates|Templates]] to write your articles.
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===<u>Step 3: Categorize</u>===  
 
 
Don't hesitate to [[Creators_Manual#Help:Requests|ask for help]] to if you need some!
 
 
 
===Step 3:Categorize===  
 
  
 
Make sure you write '''all''' the categories your article belongs to at the bottom of the article. Here is an example:
 
Make sure you write '''all''' the categories your article belongs to at the bottom of the article. Here is an example:
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If you have used an infobox template, categorization is done automatically.
 
If you have used an infobox template, categorization is done automatically.
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==Capitalisation==
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As stated above, an article's name should be capitalised as it is in-game. In details that means :
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* '''Monster articles''' should be capitalised '''as they are in diary entries'''. Generally this means each word is capitalised, including after a hyphen, unless the word is less than 4 characters long. Those cases are unusual, though, and evidence is expected.
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* '''Equipment articles''' should be capitalised '''as they are in the equipment list'''. Generally this means only the first letter is capitalised, unless the equipment name contains a proper noun. Those cases are unusual, though, and evidence is expected.
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* '''Artifact articles''' should be capitalised '''as they are in the inventory'''. Generally this means only the first letter is capitalised, unless the artifact name contains a proper noun. Those cases are unusual, though, and evidence is expected.
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* '''Quest articles''' should be capitalised '''as they are in the stats block'''. Generally this means only the first letter is capitalised, unless the quest name contains a proper noun. Those cases are unusual, though, and evidence is expected.
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* '''Skill articles''' should be capitalised '''as they are in the stats block'''. Generally this means only the first letter is capitalised, unless the skill name contains a proper noun. Those cases are unusual, though, and evidence is expected.
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* '''Town articles''' should be capitalised '''as they are on the map'''.
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* '''Tavern articles''' should be capitalised '''as they are in diary entries or the newspaper'''. Generally this means each word is capitalised.
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* '''Guild pages''' should be capitalised '''as they are in the game''', or links from the guild's page to the wiki will ''not'' work. The exception is that the wiki forces capitalisation of the first letter of all page names. The {{tlc|DISPLAYTITLE:<var>title</var>}} magic word can be used to correct the capitalisation of an article's title in these cases, but a link to the wiki for guild with a lowercase first letter ''will'' work fine either way.
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* '''{{Hero or Heroine}}, {{hero or heroine|i=y}}, {{god or goddess}} and {{god or goddess|i=y}} pages''' ''should'' be capitalised as they are in the game, but of course it's up to you. The exception is that the wiki forces capitalisation of the first letter of all page names. The {{tlc|DISPLAYTITLE:<var>title</var>}} magic word can be used to correct the capitalisation of an article's title in these cases. Note that the value of {{tlc|DISPLAYTITLE}} must be equivalent to the default title: only capitalization changes to certain parts of the title (not all) and replacing spaces with underscores are allowed. See [[Mediawikiwiki:Help:Magic words#Technical metadata]] for details.
  
 
==Formatting==
 
==Formatting==
===Text===
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===<u>Text</u>===
 
To make text on the Wiki appear  ''italic'', '''bold''', or '''''both bold and italic''''', one must place a certain number of apostrophes at the beginning and end of the text to be formatted.
 
To make text on the Wiki appear  ''italic'', '''bold''', or '''''both bold and italic''''', one must place a certain number of apostrophes at the beginning and end of the text to be formatted.
  
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To make text appear <u>underlined</u>: mark it at either end with <nowiki><u> and </u></nowiki>
 
To make text appear <u>underlined</u>: mark it at either end with <nowiki><u> and </u></nowiki>
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Both strikethrough and underlining should be used sparingly, as they can have a big impact on readability and accessibility for some users.
  
 
Paragraphs are separated by a blank line (press Enter/Return twice).
 
Paragraphs are separated by a blank line (press Enter/Return twice).
===Color===
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===<u>Color</u>===
 
For color text, use <nowiki>{{colour | colour code of the text here | colour code of the background here | text to appear here}}</nowiki>. As an example, {{colour| white| green| for white text on green background use:}} <nowiki>{{colour| white| green| for white text on green background use:}}</nowiki>.   
 
For color text, use <nowiki>{{colour | colour code of the text here | colour code of the background here | text to appear here}}</nowiki>. As an example, {{colour| white| green| for white text on green background use:}} <nowiki>{{colour| white| green| for white text on green background use:}}</nowiki>.   
  
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The color names can also be substituted with the html color code. See [[Template:Colour]] for more information.
 
The color names can also be substituted with the html color code. See [[Template:Colour]] for more information.
  
===Making text invisible / only visible when editing===
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===<u>Headers</u>===
Useful for comments to be seen by editors only. To exclude text from the page, but leave it visible in the "edit" tab, place it inside an HTML comment.
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Headings should be used at the beginning of a new paragraph about a new topic.
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<pre style="margin-left:2em;">==Level 2 Heading==</pre>
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'''appears as:'''
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{{fake heading|style=margin-left:2em;|level=2|Level 2 Heading}}
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There are various levels of heading which can be used to give structure to an article.
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The heading you should use is the level two heading although you may also use smaller sub-headings. The level is decided by the number of equal signs on either side. E.g:
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<pre style="margin-left:2em;">===Level 3 Heading===</pre>
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'''appears as:'''
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{{fake heading|style=margin-left:2em;|level=3|Level 3 Heading}}
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<pre style="margin-left:2em;">====Level 4 Heading====</pre>
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'''appears as:'''
  
Comments start with <code><nowiki><!--</nowiki></code> and end with <code><nowiki>--></nowiki></code>. Note that if the comment is on a line of its own, the software will count that as a blank line, which can affect formatting.
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{{fake heading|style=margin-left:2em;|level=4|Level 4 Heading}}
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    Like this. You don't see this text outside the Edit tab.
 
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===Links===
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===<u>Links</u>===
  
 
Write a clickable link to an article inside this wiki &mdash; encase title of article to be linked to (which is case sensitive) in double square brackets then a [http://wiki.godvillegame.com/images/f/f7/PipeKey-150x150.png pipe symbol] and the intended appearance
 
Write a clickable link to an article inside this wiki &mdash; encase title of article to be linked to (which is case sensitive) in double square brackets then a [http://wiki.godvillegame.com/images/f/f7/PipeKey-150x150.png pipe symbol] and the intended appearance
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[http://www.example.com/ Example link]
 
[http://www.example.com/ Example link]
  
===Lists===
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===<u>Lists</u>===
  
 
How to write bullet points &mdash; write an asterisk at the beginning of the line
 
How to write bullet points &mdash; write an asterisk at the beginning of the line
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#pointthesecond
 
#pointthesecond
  
===Headers===
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===<u>Collapsible Tables</u>===
 
 
Headings should be used at the beginning of a new paragraph about a new topic.
 
 
 
<pre style="margin-left:2em;">==Level 2 Heading==</pre>
 
 
 
'''appears as:'''
 
 
 
{{fake heading|style=margin-left:2em;|level=2|Level 2 Heading}}
 
 
 
 
 
There are various levels of heading which can be used to give structure to an article.
 
The heading you should use is the level two heading although you may also use smaller sub-headings. The level is decided by the number of equal signs on either side. E.g:
 
 
 
<pre style="margin-left:2em;">===Level 3 Heading===</pre>
 
 
 
'''appears as:'''
 
 
 
{{fake heading|style=margin-left:2em;|level=3|Level 3 Heading}}
 
 
 
 
 
<pre style="margin-left:2em;">====Level 4 Heading====</pre>
 
 
 
'''appears as:'''
 
 
 
{{fake heading|style=margin-left:2em;|level=4|Level 4 Heading}}
 
 
 
===Collapsible Tables===
 
  
 
First, read the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Table wikipedia article on tables]
 
First, read the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Table wikipedia article on tables]
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*To change the number of columns, add columns like a normal table, but change the "6" to the total number of columns so that the "Words to Appear Before Expansion" spread across the whole table.
 
*To change the number of columns, add columns like a normal table, but change the "6" to the total number of columns so that the "Words to Appear Before Expansion" spread across the whole table.
  
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===<u>References section</u>===
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'''Footnotes and citations can be added with <nowiki><ref></nowiki> tags like this:'''
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<pre>There are 600 cows<ref>as of 2012-09-15</ref> which roam the fields.</pre>
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'''appears as:'''
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There are 600 cows<ref>as of 2012-09-15</ref> which roam the fields.
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Note that there's no space between <code>cows</code> and <code><nowiki><ref></nowiki></code>.
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'''Then at the very end of the article, add this:'''
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<pre>== References ==
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<references/></pre>
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'''which appears as:'''
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{{fake heading|level=2|References}}
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<references/>
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===<u>Making text invisible / only visible when editing</u>===
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Useful for comments to be seen by editors only. To exclude text from the page, but leave it visible in the "edit" tab, place it inside an HTML comment.
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Comments start with <code><nowiki><!--</nowiki></code> and end with <code><nowiki>--></nowiki></code>. Note that if the comment is on a line of its own, the software will count that as a blank line, which can affect formatting.
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==Templates==
 
==Templates==
===Overview===
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===<u>Overview</u>===
  
 
You may want to use [[Templates]] in your article.  
 
You may want to use [[Templates]] in your article.  
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''See: '''[[:Category:Templates|List of Templates]]'''''
 
''See: '''[[:Category:Templates|List of Templates]]'''''
  
===Infoboxes===
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===<u>Infoboxes</u>===
 
Those special templates allow to display information in an aesthetic box. Always appearing at the top of the page, they allow to categorize instantly the page they are in and so their use is highly recommanded in articles.
 
Those special templates allow to display information in an aesthetic box. Always appearing at the top of the page, they allow to categorize instantly the page they are in and so their use is highly recommanded in articles.
  
 
''See: '''[[:Category:Infoboxes|Infoboxes]]'''''
 
''See: '''[[:Category:Infoboxes|Infoboxes]]'''''
  
===Some commonly used templates===
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===<u>Some commonly used templates</u>===
  
*{{tlx|Usergod}} used on your User page to present a nicely formatted summary of yourself as a God or Goddess of Godville
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*{{tlx|Usergod}} used on '''[[Special:Mypage|your user page]]''' to present a nicely formatted summary of yourself as a God or Goddess of Godville
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*{{tlx|Monster}} used as a basis for most articles about the monsters that appear on Godville
  
 
*{{tlx|Hero}} used to present a nicely formatted summary of your hero or heroine's stats
 
*{{tlx|Hero}} used to present a nicely formatted summary of your hero or heroine's stats
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*{{tlx|Diary}}  used to write like if it was a diary entry from your superhero page.
 
*{{tlx|Diary}}  used to write like if it was a diary entry from your superhero page.
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*{{tlx|GE}} used to easily convert from A.D. date to g.e. date.
  
 
*{{tlx|Quote}} used to write quote in a more aesthetic way.
 
*{{tlx|Quote}} used to write quote in a more aesthetic way.
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*{{tlx|Talk quote block}} used to quote other Deities in a talk page discussion.
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*{{tlx|Top}} add floating "Back to the Top" and "To the Bottom" to the page, in the bottom left of the screen.
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A list of available templates can be found on [[:Category:Templates]]
  
 
==Images==
 
==Images==
===Uploading===
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===<u>Uploading</u>===
 
Image files must be uploaded to the Godwiki server in order to be used in an article. They can be uploaded either before or after editing the article where the image will be used.
 
Image files must be uploaded to the Godwiki server in order to be used in an article. They can be uploaded either before or after editing the article where the image will be used.
  
To upload images ''before'' editing, visit the special page '''[[Special:Upload|Upload file]]''' and use the form there to place images on the server.  
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To upload images, visit the special page '''[[Special:Upload|Upload file]]''' and use the form there to place images on the server.  
  
 
Please note that images should only be uploaded if they are for '''immediate''' use in an article. Godwiki is not an image-hosting platform, and images should never be uploaded "in case they're useful" or "to be used at some point". Images which are not used in articles may be deleted without notice.
 
Please note that images should only be uploaded if they are for '''immediate''' use in an article. Godwiki is not an image-hosting platform, and images should never be uploaded "in case they're useful" or "to be used at some point". Images which are not used in articles may be deleted without notice.
  
===Placing in articles===
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===<u>Placing in articles</u>===
 
: '''''More information:''' See [[wikipedia:Help:Pictures|Help:Pictures]] on The Other Wiki.''
 
: '''''More information:''' See [[wikipedia:Help:Pictures|Help:Pictures]] on The Other Wiki.''
  
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*For a picture with a border and the possibility to add a caption
 
*For a picture with a border and the possibility to add a caption
  
<pre>[[Image:Example.png|thumb|your caption here]]</pre>
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<pre>[[File:Example.png|thumb|your caption here]]</pre>
  
 
*For a picture without border (and no possibility of caption)
 
*For a picture without border (and no possibility of caption)
  
<pre>[[Image:Example.png|frameless]]</pre>
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<pre>[[File:Example.png|frameless]]</pre>
  
You can also add a link to the image without displaying it:
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*If you still need to change the size of picture (will still scale) add the following parameter:
  
*Link to the file page of the image:
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{{para|upright|1}} (1 being the default size, 0,5 being half size, etc.)
<pre>[[:Image:Example.jpg]]</pre>
 
*Link to a full version display of the picture
 
<pre>[[Media:Example.png]]</pre>
 
  
====Uploading referenced images====
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*If you want to add a picture to an infobox, you only need to add the name of the file after the infobox parameter:
  
When your edits are saved, you will see clickable links in place of any referenced images which are not available on the server. For each image link, you will need to do the following:
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<code>|image=Example.jpg</code>
# Click the link to visit the upload page for that image.
 
# Make sure the file extension (for example ''.png'') of the image you wish to upload matches the filename used in the article.
 
# Use <code>Choose file</code> to select the local image you wish to to upload.
 
# Fill out the rest of the upload form.
 
# Select <code>Upload file</code> to submit the form and transfer the image to the server.
 
The image will now be displayed on the article.
 
  
==External Links==
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: Some infoboxes on the Godwiki have different names for the image parameters, check each template's page for documentation, and you can take a look at [[:Category: Infoboxes|the list of infoboxes templates]].
  
You may wish to include an "External Links" or "Further reading" section at the end of your article. This should be done by writing external links (see [[#Formatting|"Formatting"]], above) and using bullet points. Here is an example of how it should be done:
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===<u>Linking</u>===
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You can also add a link to the image without displaying it:
  
<pre>==External Links==
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*Link to the file page of the image:
 
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<pre>[[:File:Example.jpg]]</pre>
* [http://www.example.com/ Example link 1]
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*Link to a full version display of the picture
* [http://www.example.org/ Example link 2]
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<pre>[[Media:Example.png]]</pre>
* [http://www.example.net/ Example link 3]</pre>
 
 
 
'''appears as:'''
 
  
{{fake heading|level=2|External Links}}
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==Talks and Help==
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===<u>Signature</u>===
  
* [http://www.example.com/ Example link 1]
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When you write in a talk page, it is useful to leave a signature so readers know by whom and when it was written without consulting the historic of the page. To do it so, add two dashes <code>-</code> and four tildes <code>~</code> at the end of your message.
* [http://www.example.org/ Example link 2]
 
* [http://www.example.net/ Example link 3]
 
  
==References section==
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<pre>--~~~~</pre>
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Example of display:
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  --[[User:WardPhoenix|WardPhoenix]] ([[User talk:WardPhoenix|talk]]) 16:11, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
  
'''Footnotes and citations can be added with <nowiki><ref></nowiki> tags like this:'''
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Signature is only meant to be used in talk pages.
  
<pre>There are 600 cows<ref>as of 2012-09-15</ref> which roam the fields.</pre>
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===<u>Help:Requests</u>===
 
 
'''appears as:'''
 
 
 
There are 600 cows<ref>as of 2012-09-15</ref> which roam the fields.
 
 
 
Note that there's no space between <code>cows</code> and <code><nowiki><ref></nowiki></code>.
 
 
 
'''Then at the very end of the article, add this:'''
 
 
 
<pre>== References ==
 
<references/></pre>
 
 
 
'''which appears as:'''
 
 
 
{{fake heading|level=2|References}}
 
<references/>
 
  
==Help:Requests==
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The special page '''[[Help:Requests]]''' is the place where you can '''ask for help''' if you need some for the writing of your GodWiki article, weither it is for '''English language assistance''' or for the '''formatting''' of your article.
  
The special page '''[[Help:Requests]]''' is where you can '''ask for help''' if you need some help for the writing of an GodWiki article, weither it is for '''English language assistance''' or for the '''formatting''' of your article.
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It is also used for the full reviewing of articles during GodWiki events.
  
 
== Conclusion ==
 
== Conclusion ==
  
Now that you know enough to write a good wiki article, you can contribute! Thank you for reading. This guide originally developed by {{god|Spode}}.
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Now that you know enough to write a good wiki article, you can contribute! Thank you for reading.  
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The first version of this guide was originally developed by {{god|Spode}} and was updated by many contributors since.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 16:43, 29 December 2019

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The present Creators Manual give overall recommendations and tools to help you create and write an article on the GodWiki, and even more. For category-specific guides, see the Guidelines.

Writing an article

The Rules of wiki editing must be kept to at all times.

Step 1: Create or Edit

To start writing a new article, write the title of it in the search bar. Clicking on a red link will also open the window to start a new article. If the article does not already exist, it will give you the option to 'create page', so click it. If you want to edit an already existing article, just click the edit button at the top of the article.

Also consider that an article's name should be capitalised as it is in-game (See #Capitalisation for more details).

Step 2: Writing

Creativity is the most important adjective to keep in mind when writing an article on the GodWiki. Though, it is highly recommended to follow Guidelines' recommendations to help you create your article.

You may also want to use various Formatting and Templates to improve your articles.

Don't hesitate to ask for help to if you need some!

Note : Never sign an article or change you make to an article, unless you are in a talk page.

Step 3: Categorize

Make sure you write all the categories your article belongs to at the bottom of the article. Here is an example:

[[Category:Artifacts]] [[Category:Bold Artifacts]]

If you have used an infobox template, categorization is done automatically.

Capitalisation

As stated above, an article's name should be capitalised as it is in-game. In details that means :

  • Monster articles should be capitalised as they are in diary entries. Generally this means each word is capitalised, including after a hyphen, unless the word is less than 4 characters long. Those cases are unusual, though, and evidence is expected.
  • Equipment articles should be capitalised as they are in the equipment list. Generally this means only the first letter is capitalised, unless the equipment name contains a proper noun. Those cases are unusual, though, and evidence is expected.
  • Artifact articles should be capitalised as they are in the inventory. Generally this means only the first letter is capitalised, unless the artifact name contains a proper noun. Those cases are unusual, though, and evidence is expected.
  • Quest articles should be capitalised as they are in the stats block. Generally this means only the first letter is capitalised, unless the quest name contains a proper noun. Those cases are unusual, though, and evidence is expected.
  • Skill articles should be capitalised as they are in the stats block. Generally this means only the first letter is capitalised, unless the skill name contains a proper noun. Those cases are unusual, though, and evidence is expected.
  • Town articles should be capitalised as they are on the map.
  • Tavern articles should be capitalised as they are in diary entries or the newspaper. Generally this means each word is capitalised.
  • Guild pages should be capitalised as they are in the game, or links from the guild's page to the wiki will not work. The exception is that the wiki forces capitalisation of the first letter of all page names. The {{DISPLAYTITLE:title}} magic word can be used to correct the capitalisation of an article's title in these cases, but a link to the wiki for guild with a lowercase first letter will work fine either way.
  • Hero, heroine, god and goddess pages should be capitalised as they are in the game, but of course it's up to you. The exception is that the wiki forces capitalisation of the first letter of all page names. The {{DISPLAYTITLE:title}} magic word can be used to correct the capitalisation of an article's title in these cases. Note that the value of {{DISPLAYTITLE}} must be equivalent to the default title: only capitalization changes to certain parts of the title (not all) and replacing spaces with underscores are allowed. See Mediawikiwiki:Help:Magic words#Technical metadata for details.

Formatting

Text

To make text on the Wiki appear italic, bold, or both bold and italic, one must place a certain number of apostrophes at the beginning and end of the text to be formatted.

  • 2 apostrophes at each end makes text appear italic. (''italic'')
  • 3 apostrophes at each end makes text appear bold. ('''bold''')
  • 5 apostrophes at each end makes text appear both bold and italic. ('''''both''''')

To make text appear crossed-out: mark it at either end with <s> and </s>

To make text appear underlined: mark it at either end with <u> and </u>

Both strikethrough and underlining should be used sparingly, as they can have a big impact on readability and accessibility for some users.

Paragraphs are separated by a blank line (press Enter/Return twice).

Color

For color text, use {{colour | colour code of the text here | colour code of the background here | text to appear here}}. As an example, for white text on green background use: {{colour| white| green| for white text on green background use:}}.

For colored text with normal background, leave the background color blank. For example, if you want red text use: {{color| red| | if you want red text use:}}

The color names can also be substituted with the html color code. See Template:Colour for more information.

Headers

Headings should be used at the beginning of a new paragraph about a new topic.

==Level 2 Heading==

appears as:

Level 2 Heading


There are various levels of heading which can be used to give structure to an article. The heading you should use is the level two heading although you may also use smaller sub-headings. The level is decided by the number of equal signs on either side. E.g:

===Level 3 Heading===

appears as:

Level 3 Heading


====Level 4 Heading====

appears as:

Level 4 Heading

Links

Write a clickable link to an article inside this wiki — encase title of article to be linked to (which is case sensitive) in double square brackets then a pipe symbol and the intended appearance

[[Pets|All about pets!]]

--> All about pets!

Note: the pipe symbol is above the backwards slash key (\) on many keyboards, type Shift+\ to access it.


Write a clickable link to an external page — Encase link with single square brackets then after the link, type a space, then write the intended appearence of the link

[http://www.example.com/ Example link]

Example link

Lists

How to write bullet points — write an asterisk at the beginning of the line

* Example
  • Example


How to write a numbered list — write # at the beginning of each line. spaces will separate the number sequences.

#point
#pointy
#pointer

#pointthesecond

-->

  1. point
  2. pointy
  3. pointer
  1. pointthesecond

Collapsible Tables

First, read the wikipedia article on tables

This code will make a collapsed table:

{| class="mw-collapsible mw-collapsed wikitable"  style="text-align:left;
|-
! colspan="6"| Words to Appear Before Expansion
|-
! scope="col" | Column 1 Title
! scope="col" | Column 2 Title
! scope="col" | Column 3 Title
! scope="col" | Column 4 Title
! scope="col" | Column 5 Title
! scope="col" | Column 6 Title
|-
||  A1 || B1 || C1 || D1 || E1 || F1
|-
||  A2 || B2 || C2 || D2 || E2 || F2
|}
which produces
Words to Appear Before Expansion
Column 1 Title Column 2 Title Column 3 Title Column 4 Title Column 5 Title Column 6 Title
A1 B1 C1 D1 E1 F1
A2 B2 C2 D2 E2 F2
Options
  • To make the table initially expanded replace the word "collapsed" with "expand"
  • To change the number of columns, add columns like a normal table, but change the "6" to the total number of columns so that the "Words to Appear Before Expansion" spread across the whole table.

References section

Footnotes and citations can be added with <ref> tags like this:

There are 600 cows<ref>as of 2012-09-15</ref> which roam the fields.

appears as:

There are 600 cows[1] which roam the fields.

Note that there's no space between cows and <ref>.

Then at the very end of the article, add this:

== References ==
<references/>

which appears as:

References
  1. as of 2012-09-15

Making text invisible / only visible when editing

Useful for comments to be seen by editors only. To exclude text from the page, but leave it visible in the "edit" tab, place it inside an HTML comment.

Comments start with <!-- and end with -->. Note that if the comment is on a line of its own, the software will count that as a blank line, which can affect formatting.

Templates

Overview

You may want to use Templates in your article.

Most templates you're likely to use will have documentation about how to use it, and if you use the What links here special page (listed under Tools in the sidebar to the left) you'll see a list of pages that use that particular template, so you can see it in action.

It is very important that you don't edit any page with Template: at the start of the page name. Editing the templates is not how you use them; putting the name of the template in double curly brackets {{like this}} in the page you want to use it is what you need to do.

See: List of Templates

Infoboxes

Those special templates allow to display information in an aesthetic box. Always appearing at the top of the page, they allow to categorize instantly the page they are in and so their use is highly recommanded in articles.

See: Infoboxes

Some commonly used templates

  • {{Usergod}} used on your user page to present a nicely formatted summary of yourself as a God or Goddess of Godville
  • {{Monster}} used as a basis for most articles about the monsters that appear on Godville
  • {{Hero}} used to present a nicely formatted summary of your hero or heroine's stats
  • {{Guild}} used to present a nicely formatted summary of a guild's stats on its page
  • {{Diary}} used to write like if it was a diary entry from your superhero page.
  • {{GE}} used to easily convert from A.D. date to g.e. date.
  • {{Quote}} used to write quote in a more aesthetic way.
  • {{Top}} add floating "Back to the Top" and "To the Bottom" to the page, in the bottom left of the screen.

A list of available templates can be found on Category:Templates

Images

Uploading

Image files must be uploaded to the Godwiki server in order to be used in an article. They can be uploaded either before or after editing the article where the image will be used.

To upload images, visit the special page Upload file and use the form there to place images on the server.

Please note that images should only be uploaded if they are for immediate use in an article. Godwiki is not an image-hosting platform, and images should never be uploaded "in case they're useful" or "to be used at some point". Images which are not used in articles may be deleted without notice.

Placing in articles

More information: See Help:Pictures on The Other Wiki.

Images can be used in articles by typing the name of the image file into different codes.

As the display of the full version of the file will rarely look very good, it is highly recommanded to use parameter which will allow the picture size to scale according to the screen size:

  • For a picture with a border and the possibility to add a caption
[[File:Example.png|thumb|your caption here]]
  • For a picture without border (and no possibility of caption)
[[File:Example.png|frameless]]
  • If you still need to change the size of picture (will still scale) add the following parameter:

|upright=1 (1 being the default size, 0,5 being half size, etc.)

  • If you want to add a picture to an infobox, you only need to add the name of the file after the infobox parameter:

|image=Example.jpg

Some infoboxes on the Godwiki have different names for the image parameters, check each template's page for documentation, and you can take a look at the list of infoboxes templates.

Linking

You can also add a link to the image without displaying it:

  • Link to the file page of the image:
[[:File:Example.jpg]]
  • Link to a full version display of the picture
[[Media:Example.png]]

Talks and Help

Signature

When you write in a talk page, it is useful to leave a signature so readers know by whom and when it was written without consulting the historic of the page. To do it so, add two dashes - and four tildes ~ at the end of your message.

--~~~~

Example of display:

 --WardPhoenix (talk) 16:11, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

Signature is only meant to be used in talk pages.

Help:Requests

The special page Help:Requests is the place where you can ask for help if you need some for the writing of your GodWiki article, weither it is for English language assistance or for the formatting of your article.

It is also used for the full reviewing of articles during GodWiki events.

Conclusion

Now that you know enough to write a good wiki article, you can contribute! Thank you for reading. The first version of this guide was originally developed by GodSpode  and was updated by many contributors since.

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