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Adminion Wiki Edits

Wiki Editing

This is a stripped down version of the Wiki Formatting page for the main wiki mark-ups for Adminions. Three key commands to know when editing a wiki page for a game or for the General Wiki"

Bold and Italic tags

Bold and Italic are affected by using single quotes around a word or string of words which will apply formatting to the words between the quotes.

'Single Quotes' = 'Single Quotes'
''Italic'' = Italic
'''Bold''' = Bold
''''Bold in Single Quotes'''' = 'Bold in Single Quotes'
'''''Bold Italic'''''Single Quotes' = Bold Italic
''''''Bold Italic in Single Quotes'''''' = 'Bold Italic in Single Quotes'

Note that this means that Single-Quotes Italic is difficult to accomplish:

< nowiki >'< /nowiki >Italic< nowiki >'< /nowiki > = 'Italic'

Based on the Game Description Guidelines, the title of the game should be bolded, as should any subheadings (e.g. Expanded by:, Home Page:, Awards:, et al.). At present, there aren't any specific rules for Italics, but linked references to other games should not be italicized.

Linkages

The wiki system makes it easy to link to other pages.

[gameid=1] = Die Macher
[publisherid=2] = Moskito Spiele
[designerid=1] = Karl-Heinz Schmiel
[[wiki page]] = wiki page

The system will always fill in the information for the referenced page, if it exists. Note that the information displayed can be customized by adding information after the tag. These are especially useful for in-line integration of links, e.g.

[gameid=1 The Awesome Game of German Politics] = The Awesome Game of German Politics
[publisherid=2 the game's publisher] = the game's publisher

As general practice, a link should always have customizing text in it that indicates to what it is linking, even if the customizing text is the exact name of the referenced item. In this way, if a link goes "bad" (i.e. designer/publisher/game entry is deleted) the data that was contained in the link will not be lost, and makes for an easier fix e.g.

[publisherid=1] = INVALID OBJECT ID=1, type=company is broken, and we don't know where it was supposed to go.
[publisherid=1 The Snoodle Game Company] = INVALID OBJECT ID=1, type=company indicates what data was there before the information was moved or lost.

When creating a link it is often useful to test it is working correctly by using the Preview function at the bottom of the edit window. Do this before adding the customizing text to ensure that the link is pointing to where it was intended. Then go back and add the customizing text.

Expansions should be linked to base games, base games should be linked to expansions. Designer and publisher should not be inserted into the game description unless they are already a part of the existing description; if they are a part of the existing description, link to the relevant designer/publisher page.

Games should link to relevant wiki pages, e.g. awards pages for named awards and series pages for series entries. Wiki page name customization comes from using a bar to separate items, e.g.

[[wiki page | not a wiki page]] = not a wiki page

URLs can also be linked by just putting the URL inline

http://www.boardgamegeek.com

or they can be linked by using brackets and customizing text

[http://www.boardgamegeek.com The Definitive Source for Board Games] = The Definitive Source for Board Games

Tables

Tables are made with a little code chicanery. Every bar (|) denotes a new cell, every bar-hyphen (|-) is a line break. To make the table come out right, there must be a consistent number of cells in each section, prior to the line break. The data in a cell can be broken up into multiple lines using a carrier return (Enter).

Tables must start with a header line defining characteristics, e.g.

{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5"

Example table:
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5"
| A
| B
|-
| A
| B
|-
| A
A
| B
|}

A
B
A
B
A
A
B

To make the table come out right, there must be a consistent number of cells in each section, prior to the line break.

A Bad Table:
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5"
| A
| B
|-
| A
| B
| C
|}

A
B
A
B
C

Always preview your tables before saving, to ensure that they are properly formatted.


Whenever you make wiki edits, be sure to put in a small note about what you did in the notes line. This makes changes easier to track.

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