Help:Contributing

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This is a guide to how you can help on the wiki. Anyone can contribute, so long as you register for an account.

Editing articles

The Edit button to the left of the navigation field, which is at the top-right most part of the page. Select it and get to editing! Keep in mind that vandalism is reversible, but the punitive measures you'll face for committing this is not.

Adding images

To include an existing image, use Insert→Picture gallery (icon is a group of photos) in the tool header just above the editing field. To add a new image, you may either directly upload it to the article (this will make it available for all other articles without the need to upload for next time) by clicking "Select File" in the tool header (icon is an up arrow pointing away from a tray), or you can select the "Upload file" hyperlink in the left navigation banner underneath the Tools section.

Rich text

Rich text refers to special modifications to text such as bolding and italicizing. Bolding is achieved by surrounding text with three apostrophes on either side, italicizing by two. Other features such as text coloring may be done through HTML tags.

Hyperlinks

You may refer to other articles by surrounding text of the target article's name in [[double brackets]]. You may also change the display text by separating the target article name from the display text, as in [[target|display]].

Tables

It is recommended you use a mediawiki table generator tool from an external online source, rather than making tables manually through plain text modification. The tool header also has a basic feature for creating tables, if you just need a simple one quickly.

Using templates

Templates are a native feature of mediawiki (the framework this fan wiki uses), and greatly reduce workload by having something intended for repeated use across different articles to be called with a template invocation. They can also have specific parameters that allow for specific changes to a called template for the given invocation instance. They can be difficult to understand, however. Refer to the examples on existing pages to see how they can be used. Some popular templates are listed below:

Other "templates" refer are datacalls to a database of information directly datamined from the game and kept on the wiki manager's own server User:Barry. They are parsed and the output is modified by his scripts on his server. Because these data calls refer to serial IDs and not human-readable IDs, their usage can be quite limiting. Browsing these is currently not possible except through bruteforcing their invocations on a test wiki page (you may preview the page without creating them). Some examples are below.

  • {{#masterdata:Status|}}
  • {{#masterdata:Skill|}}
  • {{#masterdata:Card|}}
  • {{#masterdata:Quest|}}

Creating pages

You can create a new page that does not exist yet by simply typing the page name in question. This will lead you to a notice indicating it does not exist, as well as an option to create the page. Popular pages for creation include skill pages, character pages, translations for Special Quests, and story concepts.

Deleting pages

Regular users cannot delete pages. If you wish to delete a page, make a request in the forms of communication indicated in the next section.

Talk pages and other forms of editor-editor communication

Every article has a talk page, and you can use this as a place to discuss changes in the article. Alternatively, you may also use the Discord server to talk in real time with other contributors who use the server.

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