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Offline Gremlich

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How to create a wiki
« on: May 26, 2011, 12:19:35 AM »
That is a question. The wiki is great on telling you how to edit a wiki page, but I have yet to find how to even start one.

CBS is interested in starting one, however, the instructions assumes much in the way of foreknowledge of a potential poster.

"New wiki" or "Start your wiki here" would be very useful on the clans and units wiki page for the sub-par computer literate. All the instructions on how to edit are straight forward, missing is how to begin from "nothing".
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Re: How to create a wiki
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2011, 12:32:23 AM »
You can create new pages e.g. by directly entering the URL like:
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http://wiki.mechlivinglegends.net/index.php?title=MyUberUnitThe MyUberUnit part is the page name.

Or you could use the search box - if there isn't a page with the name you entered it will show you:
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Create the page "MyUberUnit" on this wiki!

Once you have the edit page open, paste the template stuff in, fill it out, press "preview" to see the results. Once you're happy with it press "save".

Worst case scenario: If you are not getting it to work yourself, send me the template data and text and i'll put it in.

Also check out the help for unit pages:
http://wiki.mechlivinglegends.net/index.php?title=Help:Clans_and_Units
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Re: How to create a wiki
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2011, 03:07:23 AM »
Much Grass! I'll give it a whirl.
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Re: How to create a wiki
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2011, 04:29:00 AM »
See if it worked
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Re: How to create a wiki
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2011, 10:41:05 AM »
Looks good. Two things though:
 * Wiki pages can & will be edited by more than one author, so writing in the first person isn't ideal
 * The image for unit pages needs to be 400px width minimum
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