Contribute to the CW-Wiki

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Hello and welcome on the short overview on how to help with the ChatWars-Wiki! The following sections cover basic info on how to edit and write pages on this wiki and list contact information and useful sites with help.

Introduction[edit]

To be able to write and edit pages in this wiki, an account is required. This can be done by clicking on "Create Account" in the top right corner of the website. Please note, that using and verifying the email-adress is mandatory. The email provider hotmail seems to block incoming mails, so please use another provider for the account on this website.

Contact[edit]

We have a telegram use for discussion on this wiki. Please join the group for questions or any other topics around this wiki. https://t.me/joinchat/AaDbq05AZVnNRqU0nojCWg Feel free to contact @TheGrumpyGecko for any questions or help.


Basic editing steps[edit]

General info[edit]

Editing pages in the wiki is pretty simple: opening an article while logged in on the wiki-account here presents the option (also top right) to edit the page. A textbox with the sourcecode of the page opens. Please take use of the "preview" option to check your edits before publishing them, because every edit spams the "recent changes list" and that is a useful tool to check and proofread pages. The wiki is using a software called "mediawiki". There is a lot of help/tutorials and forum boards for questions on the internet. Searching for "mediawiki + topic" will show a lot of pages with explanations on nearly everything. Mediawikis search tool is of great help, too.

Emoticons[edit]

We added the emoticons that telegram provides to this page. Please take a look at https://chatwars-wiki.de/index.php?title=MediaWiki:Emoticons for a list. To use an emoticon, use the command that is given there in the following way:

:Attack:

This gives: Attack.png. For whatever reason, a space before the first colon is required.


Most basic markup things[edit]

Writing the sourcecode of a page is mostly straightforward, but I want to point out some of the most used markup commands to format pages.

Textformatting[edit]

The following table about text formatting in mediawikis is taken from [1] and is published under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

Description You type You get
Character (inline) formatting – applies anywhere
Italic text
'' italic''

italic

Bold text
''' bold'''

bold

Bold and italic
''''' bold & italic'''''

bold & italic

Escape wiki markup
<nowiki> no ''markup''</nowiki>
no ''markup''
Section formatting – only at the beginning of the line
Section Headings of different levels

== Level 2 == 

=== Level 3 === 

==== Level 4 ==== 

===== Level 5 ===== 

====== Level 6 ====== 


  • Do not put any text on the same line after the ending equal signs.
  • An article with 3 or more headings automatically creates a table of contents (unless setting the magic word__NOTOC__).


Level 2


Level 3


Level 4


Level 5


Level 6
Horizontal rule
 Text before
----
 Text after
Text before

Text after
Bullet list


* Start each line
* with an [[Wikipedia:asterisk|asterisk]] (*).
** More asterisks give deeper
*** and deeper levels.
* Line breaks <br />don't break levels.
*** But jumping levels creates empty space.
Any other start ends the list.

<!--T:160-->
* combine bullet list
** with definition 
::- definition
** creates empty space

<!--T:161-->
* combine bullet list
** with definition 
*:- definition
** without empty spaces

<!--T:162-->
*bullet list
:- definition
:* sublist that doesn't create empty
:* spaces after definition


  • Start each line
  • with an asterisk (*).
    • More asterisks give deeper
      • and deeper levels.
  • Line breaks
    don't break levels.
      • But jumping levels creates empty space.

Any other start ends the list.


  • combine bullet list
    • with definition
- definition
    • creates empty space


  • combine bullet list
    • with definition
    - definition
    • without empty spaces


  • bullet list
- definition
  • sublist that doesn't create empty
  • spaces after definition
Numbered list


# Start each line
# with a [[Wikipedia:Number_sign|number sign]] (#).
## More number signs give deeper
### and deeper
### levels.
# Line breaks <br />don't break levels.
### But jumping levels creates empty space.
# Blank lines


# end the list and start another.
Any other start also
ends the list.


  1. Start each line
  2. with a number sign (#).
    1. More number signs give deeper
      1. and deeper
      2. levels.
  3. Line breaks
    don't break levels.
      1. But jumping levels creates empty space.
  4. Blank lines


  1. end the list and start another.

Any other start also ends the list.

Definition list


;item 1
: definition 1
;item 2
: definition 2-1
: definition 2-2


item 1
definition 1
item 2
definition 2-1
definition 2-2
Indent text


: Single indent
:: Double indent
::::: Multiple indent


This workaround may harm accessibility.


Single indent
Double indent
Multiple indent
Mixture of different types of list


# one
# two
#* two point one
#* two point two
# three
#; three item one
#: three def one
# four
#: four def one
#: this looks like a continuation
#: and is often used
#: instead <br />of <nowiki><br /></nowiki>
# five
## five sub 1
### five sub 1 sub 1
## five sub 2


The usage of #: and *: for breaking a line within an item may also harm accessibility.


  1. one
  2. two
    • two point one
    • two point two
  3. three
    three item one
    three def one
  4. four
    four def one
    this looks like a continuation
    and is often used
    instead
    of <br />
  5. five
    1. five sub 1
      1. five sub 1 sub 1
    2. five sub 2
Preformatted text

 
Start each line with a space.
 Text is '''preformatted''' and
 ''markups'' '''''can''''' be done.


This way of preformatting only applies to section formatting. Character formatting markups are still effective.


Start each line with a space.

Text is preformatted and
markups can be done.
Preformatted text blocks
 
<nowiki>Start with a space in the first column,
(before the <nowiki>).


Then your block format will be
    maintained.
 
This is good for copying in code blocks:


def function():
    """documentation string"""

    
if True:
        print True
    else:
        print False</nowiki>
Start with a space in the first column, (before the <nowiki>).


 Then your block format will be
     maintained.


 This is good for copying in code blocks:


 def function():
    """documentation string"""

    
 if True:
        print True
    else:
        print False