Help:Pages

From Spomenici - Partisan Memorials Wiki

Editing existing pages

  • You might have extra information on a page, and want to add it. To do this, click the "edit" tab to start
  • After editing, use the "Show preview" button to see if you're satisfied with your edit before saving it
  • If it's a small edit (for example, correcting spelling mistakes), click the box with "minor edit", so it won't show up in people's watchlists if they have adapted their preferences to see only important changes
  • Most important: be nice. Someones else already took a lot of effort in creating a page. Don't mess it up
  • The other side: anyone with an account can edit. Which means your contributions can be changed. Don't panic. If you don't like the edit, you can roll it back
  • To prevent "editing wars" it might be better to either contact the user who you're having the war with, or start a discussion on the discussion page, to see if you can compromise

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Creating a page

There are 1.000s of Spomenici. Some of them might be already on this wiki, some might not. To prevent two entries for the same memorial, please 3-double check if it isn't already here. You might use the search function, browse by category for the location, or use other info you already have

Start a page

To create a page, you can either:

  • search for the name of the wanted page. If it doesn't exist (yet), the wiki will ask you if you want to create that page.
    • When creating a new page for a spomenik please use the LocationName - SpomenikName so the pages keep unique names.
  • create a link with the name of the page somewhere, for example on your user page (top right corner, your login name).
    • On your user page (click "edit") you type:
[[Yournamehere]]
  • and save it. Click on the red link, and an empty page will open. You can use (part of) the templates to fill your page, or just type away happily.

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Add a Category

If you make a page, you probably want people to read it. One of the main ways to find an article on a wiki is by the "Category" you put your page in, for example Category:Major PoI or Category:Serbia. Pages with a category are automatically indexed, and therefore found.

So, it's important to add a Category :).

You can do this by adding

[[Category:Major PoI]]

to your page, preferable at the bottom.

To see which categories are already on this wiki, see "Category Overview" in the left sidebar, or Special:Categories.
For an overview what category covers what, see Types of Categories

For more help on Categories, see:


Creating Subpages

Sometimes, you will have two or more very closely related pages. For example, you have your main spomenik page, but would like to add extra info for some of the different buildings or objects on that location, for example, the "Spomen Dom". Or you would like to add different pieces of history for this memorial, or other info specific for only this location

In this case, it might be a good idea to create a "Subpage" or a subpage of a subpage, and link to this page on the main article.

An example is

Main Page: SpomenikName

here you add the following link to the Subpage: for example [[SpomenikName/Object]] or [SpomenikName/Timeline]]

And on this page you add the a link to the Sub-subpage: [[SpomenikName/Object/SpomenDom]] or [[SpomenikName/Timeline/Design and Building]]

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Redirecting Pages

This might be really helpful if there's similar spellings of the same page, or when people might use different search terms

Example: You have a page called Sutjeska - Memorial Complex. Now people might search for the location where it is located Tjentiste. To anticipate this, a so-called redirect can be created. This means the (empty) page "Tjentiste" will automatically redirect to the page Sutjeska - Memorial Complex.

To make sure people will find the right page, you create a page called Tjentiste and on this page, you add:

#Redirect [[Sutjeska - Memorial Complex]]

You can also do this for images.

For more help on redirecting, see


Moving Pages

Suppose you have filled up a page with nice info, saved it. And next discover you made a spelling mistake in the title. You could create a new page, copy everything, and make a redirect on the old page.
It's easier though, to "move" the page, i.e. renaming it. This will automatically transfer the whole page to the new name, and leave a redirect behind on the old page.

You can also do this for images.

For more help on moving pages, see:


Disambiguation

omy.. what's that?

Suppose, you want to create a page for a Spomenik. Unfortunately, the most logical name for the page would be the name of the location, but later on, you figure out there are more memorials on that site Example, in Sutjeska National Park, there is that huge main monument, but also several smaller ones scattered around

In such a case, you can move the existing page to a more specific name and create a new page for the smaller monuments On the original page you remove the redirect and type

Sutjeska can refer to multiple memorials in this national park
* For the well-known huge monument , see [[Sutjeska - Memorial Monument Complex]]
* For the smaller monuments, see the following pages:
** [[Sutjeska - Spomenik to the 2nd Dalmatian Brigade]]
** [[Popov Moat - Spomenik 4. Cmogorskoj Brigadi]]

[[Category:Disambiguation]]


Filling a Page

How to quickly fill a page with help of a template

So, you have created your page, and are looking at a very empty editing box. Now you can happily type away and put in all the info you have on for example you as a player, or an allegiance.

To make this a bit easier (and have some kind of general style on this wiki), we have made a few "templates" to make creating a page easy.
Templates are simply-looking forms with (sometimes quite extensive) code behind it to make getting info in more easy and to have some basic lay-out.
Of course, you don't need to use these, or use all of the elements in these templates. Just take a look on what kind of info you would like to present on your page:


  • There are also fancy templates if you want to write a blog/column/Essay on a specific topic - Blog Template
  • To upload Image files: use Special:Upload or the link in the left sidebar


For any questions or feedback on the templates, you can contact your admin here : Knoken


Text Editing

General References

The AC-Wiki and the Mediawiki already have extensive guides to help you create pages, to lay-out them or how to use images, tables, markup codes and such: ACpedia Help

Basic Links:


Formatting & Mark-up

Some basic formatting can be done in the edit box. Here are buttons displayed for bold, italic and underlined, as well as for creating headers, links, embedded files, signatures, and so on.

But the wiki has many more options for making your text look nice. You can align text, give it a color, make it bigger or smaller, and so on, and so on.. Too many to display here :)


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Headers and Table of Content

To make a longer text more readable, it is advised to split it in different paragraphs and add a Table of Content near the top of the page, so people can easily jump to the section they're interested in.

  • Headers

Headers are added by using either the button the edit table, or by using

== Header 2 ==
=== Header 3 ===
==== Header 4 ====
  • Table of Content

When 3 or more header are in an article, the wiki automatically adds a Table of Content on the top of the page. To force this, or to control this, you can add

__TOC__ 

If you would like it more fancy, and have a floating ToC on the right side of your pages, add to the top:

{|align=right cellpadding=10
| __TOC__
|} 


Using Links

One of the nice things of a wiki is you can crosslink all over the place. The basics:

[[Name]] - creates a direct link to the page "Name"
[[Name|Title]] - creates a direct link to the page "Name", displayed as "Title"
[[Name#Section]] - - creates a direct link to the Section "Section on the page "Name"
[[Name#Section|Title Section]] - - creates a direct link to the Section "Section on the page "Name", displayed as "Title Section"

[[File:Image.jpg]] - displays the image "Image.jpg", not a link to the file

http://www.inter.net - creates a direct link to an external website
[http://www.inter.net Site] - creates a direct link to an external website, displayed as "Site"

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Embedding

You might have a piece of text which you would like to display on different pages, but you don't want to edit all the pages everytime you make a little change? In this case, you might want to "embed" this text. Create a separate page with the text-to-embed, and on the target page type:

{{:Nameofthepagewiththetext}}

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"Magic Words"

There is some easy code to make writing and formatting simpler

One of these "Magic Words" is:

{{PAGENAME}}

If you type this, it will automatically display the name of the page. Useful if you have paragraphs with similar information on different pages.

For more info on "Magic Words", see:

A "shortcut" which uses this Magic word is

* [[:Special:Whatlinkshere/{{PAGENAME}}|Links to this page]]

resulting in:

Clicking the resulting link will give you a new page with all the pages which link to this page. This might be useful if you don't want to bother searching for example which player pages already link to your allegiance.


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Lists and Tables

Sometimes you don't want to type whole sentences, but summarize info in a list or a table

Lists

If you want to make a bulleted list, use the

*

for numbers use

#

You can add hierarchies by adding more asterisks or more For example

* Material
** Concrete
*** Main material
*** weathered and partly crumbled
** Bronze
*** Relief & ornaments
*** some parts are missing

results in:

  • Material
    • Concrete
      • Main material
      • weathered and partly crumbled
    • Bronze
      • Relief & ornaments
      • some parts are missing

To create hierarchies, follow the same structure as for the asterisks.

If you have a lot of you can use the template Template:Material List for a simple listing which gives a 4-column bulleted list in a nice layout. Or use the template Template:Material Table for a sortable table if you want a more fancy design.

For more info on lists, see:


Tables

Another way to present condensed information is to use tables.

You can create your own table. Examples on how to do this and some basic layout can be found on

We already prepared quite a few standard table templates for uses on the Spomenici tables, so you don't need to start from scratch: For this, see:


Uploading and Using Images

For more extensive Help on Images: see Help:Images

To use images:

  • upload some to the wiki, either by using the tool in the left sidebar, or using Special:Upload
  • In a template, put the name of the image instead of the default "Default.jpg"
    • For now, it seems only jpg- and png-format work
  • External links to images on other websites don't work, they show up as links and not as images.
  • to make an image show up, type on your page:
[[File:Imagename.jpg]]