Font styles
To make text italicized include all of the text inside two single quotation marks.
You type ''Example'' and get Example
To make text bold include all text inside three single quotation marks. The first time the title of an article is mentioned it should be bolded. Alternate names for the title and the titles of pages that redirect there should also be bolded.
You type '''Example''' and get Example
 Bold and Italic
You can have bold and italic text at the same time. Just type five single quotation marks.
You type '''''Example''''' and get Example
 Big and small
To change the font size you can enclose the text inside of <big> or <small> html tags. Small text is generally used with templates. Big text is generally not used on articles in the main space.
You type <big>Example</big> and get Example or you can type <small>example</small> and get example
You can text by enclosing it with <center> html tags.
Images must first be uploaded to the wiki before they can be displayed in an article. To upload an image click on upload file in the toolbox on the left or use this link Special:Upload. You must have an account before you can upload an image.
Before you upload an image make sure a similar one has not been uploaded already. Categorized files can be found here and uncategorized files can be found here. If you do upload an image be sure to categorize it if possible. Do not upload copyrighted images.
 Adding an image to a page
To add an image simply type [[File:Filename.extension]].
Every once in a while you may needed to link to the image without actually showing the picture. This can be done two ways:
[[Media:MouseSprite.png]] - This will link directly to the image, rather than the page with the image. Media:MouseSprite.png
[[:File:MouseSprite.png]] - This will link to the page with the image. File:MouseSprite.png
These two follow the same syntax as linking [[:File:MouseSprite.png|links]] will display as links.
To add multiple pictures like the solutions on the map pages you can use the <gallery> html tags. The files do not need to be enclosed in square brackets. Captions may be added after a vertical bar |
<gallery> File:MouseSprite.png|Caption number 1 File:Shaman.png|Caption number 2 </gallery>
[[File:Filename.png|frame|size|align|Caption goes here.|link=Wiki page]]
Filename.png - Where you can find the file on the wiki. This is mandatory! The rest are completely optional. Be sure to spell it right, and remember the file extention!
frame - Whether to add a frame around the picture. Adding a frame will allow you to put in a caption, but you cannot resize the picture.
thumb - This will add a frame around the picture and make the image proportionally smaller. You can specify a size for this.
(nothing) - Putting nothing as the argument will show the image without a border. You cannot put captions on this.
500px - You can set the size of the picture. Putting only a number with no label (like 500) will not work. Sizes can be specified in px (pixels) and em (proportional to font). Having no size declaration will cause the image to be sized 100%, unless the thumb is also declared.
left - This will move the picture to be on the left side of the page.
center - This will center the picture.
right - This will move the picture to be on the right side of the page.
Caption. - This is the caption for the picture. You can only put a caption if you chose frame or thumb.
Link - Putting this in will make it so clicking the image will redirect the page to another article instead of the article with the image. Be sure this is correct! You can only put a link if you chose frame or thumb.
[[File:MouseSprite.png|thumb|100px|center|A picture of a mouse]]yields
 Linking to another TW page
Type the name of the page in double square brackets. The full name of that page will be displayed in blue by default. If you want the text to display something different than the link added type you want to be displayed after a |. For example typing [[Shaman|Mice]] yields this Mice. It will create a link that says Mice but actually takes you to the shaman page.
 Linking to another site
Type the name of the site in a single square bracket. You may enter the text you want displayed after a space. Be sure to include http://
[http://www.wikipedia.org wikipedia] displays as wikipedia.
 special formatting
 editors notes
If you want to leave a note for anyone editing a page but don't want it to show up when just viewing the page normally, you must enclose it in notation tags. <!-- this was a necessary addition, yet it was ommitted. how odd that no one thought of it. -->
 ignore wiki formatting
though this can be done simply by clicking the w with the red slashed circle on it, it needs to be said. if you wish to provide an example of wiki formatting, or if something you wish to write is considered wiki formatting, enclose it in <nowiki></nowiki>
 code boxes
in order to enclose something in a code box, as is written below for "conversations", enclose the selection in the tags <pre></pre>
Categories help keep the wiki organized and makes it easier to find things. Everything can be categorized: articles, images, talk pages, templates, even categories. Although most things should be categorized everything does not need to be. There is no need to add a new category if it could only every contain a few pages.
 Adding a category
To add a category type [[Category:Category Name]] at the bottom of the page. If you want to add a new category just add a category with a new name and then save the page. Be sure you can think of at least three articles to put in the category before creating it. Then click on the link and you can create a page with a description of your new category. Be sure another similar category does not already exist. A list of categories may be found here. Consider adding a category to the new category if it contains pages in a sub category of a larger category.
 Talk Pages
Every article has a talk page associated with it. They can be edited just like any other article. Talk pages are good places for suggesting major changes to articles, asking for help, or asking for clarification on why changes.
Always sign your comments when editing a talk page. Typing for tildes ~~~~ will add your name with a link to your userpage and the timestamp. You can also click on the signature button above the editing box. Most users chose to add two dashes before their signature but this is just a style choice and is not required.
Signatures can be customized but I have no idea how this works so someone else should really write this part.
If you are replying to another user indent your reply with a colon: After a large number of indents you may reset the indentation on the next comment back to the far left of the page. Always be courteous to other users and assume good faith whenever possible.
The map pages is getting fairly long. Maybe we should reformat it? --~~~~ :How about only listing the pictures with links to the individual pages. --~~~~ ::I think that some information about the maps should be given. How about a table with the image number, title and a brief description. --~~~~
The map pages is getting fairly long. Maybe we should reformat it? --Mister Example18:30, 11 August 2010 (UTC)
- How about only listing the pictures with links to the individual pages. --Miss Example 21:34, 11 August 2010 (UTC
- I think that some information about the maps should be given. How about a table with the image number, title and a brief description. --Mister Example 11:19, 12 August 2010 (UTC)
 Still needed
- Using templates
- Speed records
- clear and br