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How To Edit

Before editing a page ensure you are signed into your wiki account (separate from your game and forum accounts). Once signed it click the edit button located below the left end of the page title but above the first horizontal rule. You should then see an edit screen. You may also opt to edit a single section at once by pressing the edit button to the right of the section's title.

Some pages may not have an edit button but will have a view source button instead. These are protected pages. If you see this you may require administrator or advanced user permission to edit them, or you may have forgotten to log in. If you wish to edit a protected page place your edit in the Talk Page and an administrator will copy it into the page if they feel the proposed change is necessary.

What To Edit

There are four main reasons to edit a page:

  • The page contains inaccurate information.
  • The page contains subjective information.
  • Existing content on the page lacks detail.
  • You have new information to add.

If you are editing a page for a reason other than this it is probably not necessary, please try to use common sense in this scenario. Frequent editing that serves no purpose will only generate clutter in the page logs.

Editing Rules

The rules for this wiki are listed here.

If you see any content that breaches the Rules please do not edit the page. Instead go to the Page History and undo the edit in which the offending content appeared. If you notice this content reappears then please alert an administrator who can deal with the author.

Editing Etiquette

When editing there are two main formalities that should be undertaken:

  • Always provide a summary of the edit in the summary box, which will be shown in the page history. It does not need to be lengthy, something simple like "fixing typo" or "adding info to heading 1" is fine.
  • Always preview changes before submitting. Several edits to fix minor layout issues will clog the page history and inconvenience staff and other users.

Templates

Templates are designed to make coding faster and easier when editing multiple pages or long data. The syntax to use a template is {{Template Name|Variable 1|Variable 2|Variable X}}. You can find a list of all templates here.

Editing Markup

Markup

For more advanced details click here.

Description You type You get
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Bold '''Bold text''' Bold text
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External link [http://www.the-west.net/ Text to display]

[http://www.the-west.net/]
http://www.the-west.net/

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http://www.the-west.net/

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Tables

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For Talk Pages
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