BattleMaster Wiki:Editing

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This is a guide to wiki editing. Before you get started, make sure you have read the style guide. If you are creating a new page, the example article is an excellent place to visit and copy.


Formatting

In general wiki text is just like anything else you would write, it simply has a few extra rules for controlling formatting. You view the wiki source for any page simply by clicking on the "edit this page" button at the top of this page.

In general, pressing the return or enter key does not start a new line. A single newline is ignored. If you want to start a new paragraph, simply leave a blank line between the two paragraphs.

Headings

Heading are created using equal signs, Single equal signs give the highest level heading, like the page title do not use them. Double equal signs are a header, three form a sub-heading, and four form a sub-sub-heading.

Code What it looks like
==Fruit==
Lopsita equim pulus fermata.

===Oranges===
Kekerio in silam, tilo epula desiderat.

====Eating Oranges====
Seedus die lokum. Non silam, non pulus.
Fruit

Lopsita equim pulus fermata.

Oranges
Kekerio in silam, tilo epula desiderat.

Eating Oranges
Seedus die lokum. Non silam, non pulus.

Emphasis

It is quite easy to ''emphasize'' text. 
You can also create '''strong''' text. 

It is quite easy to emphasize text. You can also create strong text.

You should be very careful not to overuse either of these abilities. In general, emphasized text is preferable to strong text.

Verbatim text

 By putting a space at the beginning of these lines, they will
 use a fixed-width font and will not have their lines wrapped:
         /
 *//////{<>==================-
         \
By putting a space at the beginning of these lines, they will
use a fixed-width font and will not have their lines wrapped:
        /
*//////{<>==================-
        \

The Formatting Bar

If you have a modern browser, you do not even need to remember how to do most of the above. Simply click on the appropriate buttons above the editbox when you are editing an article.

Links

Links are perhaps the most important part of the BattleMaster wiki. There are two main type of links, internal links and external links. Internal links point to pages on the BattleMaster wiki; external links point to other pages on the internet.

Internal Links

There are several ways to create internal links on the Battlemaster wiki. The simplist of which is to type:

[[page name]]

which will automatically create a link that looks like: page name (Red links point to nonexistant articles.)

Below are some more advanced techniques for controlling not only where the link points, but how it looks.

Plural Links

[[Judge]]s are responsible for [[ban]]ning enemies of the [[realm]].

Judges are responsible for banning enemies of the realm.

Links to: Judge, Ban, Realm

Piped Links

[[battle|Combat]] occurs only at [[time|sunrise]] and [[time|sunset]].

Combat occurs only at sunrise and sunset.

Links to: Battle, Time, Time

Subpage Links

Prevents the need to use a separate, piped name for the link. (See above.) Only works in the main namespace. (i.e., not in this Meta namespace.)

[[/Subpage/]] is a subpage of this one.

Links to: /Subpage but looks like Subpage

Hide Namespace

Before contributing, read the [[Meta:Style guide|]].

Before contributing, read the Style guide.

Links to: Meta:Style guide

Section Links

You might even be [[death#executions|executed]].

You might even be executed.

Links to: Death#executions i.e. the "Executions" section of the "Death" page

External Links

The simplest form of external link is to simply type in the url for example:

The BattleMaster Bugtracker is at: http://bugs.battlemaster.org/

The BattleMaster Bugtracker is at: http://bugs.battlemaster.org/

As long as the url starts with http:// it will be automatically converted to a link.

Unnamed Links

External links use only one set of square brackets.

[http://bugs.battlemaster.org/]

[1]

Note that these look funny. They should not be used without a good reason.

Named Links

Do not exploit any bugs you find. Bugs should be reported 
on the [http://bugs.battlemaster.org/ Battlemaster Bugtracker].

Do not exploit any bugs you find. Bugs should be reported on the Battlemaster Bugtracker.

Email Links

[mailto:[email protected] Email John Doe]

Email John Doe

Signature Link

When posting comments on talk pages it is customary to sign your posts. A quick shorthand is available that will be automatically converted into a signature when saving the page.

Name and time/date stamp
  • Markup
A link to your user page, with a time/date stamp.
~~~~
  • Result

A link to your user page, and a time/date stamp.
Shenron 13:19, 29 August 2007 (CEST)

Name only
  • Markup
~~~
A link to your user page only.
  • Result

A link to your user pageonly.
Indirik

Time/date stamp only
  • Markup
~~~~~
A time/date stamp only.
  • Result

A time/date stamp only.
17:11, 29 August 2007 (CEST)

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Extensions

To check which extensions are available on this Wiki, visit Special:Version.