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Welcome to the Editor's Manual of the KSI Wiki. The purpose behind this guide is to help editors create pages that are consistent in their formatting & layout across the entire KSI Wiki.


Beginner's Guide

We have created the Beginner's Guide to assist new editors on how to properly navigate the editing interface. The Beginner's Guide includes pictures and a detailed description of how to navigate each page when creating an account, as well as creating & editing new pages.

General Formatting

The KSI Wiki has a few general formatting options. Due to the size of the list, it has been added to a sub-page instead.

Member Pages

For member pages, we request that you follow our Official Member Layout for consistency across edits.

Talk Pages

Talk pages are essentially a discussion page focused around the article it is created for. They are used by wiki editors to discuss page content, formatting, and structure, and more. This allow editors to stay on the same page regarding the structure of the wiki.

Using a Talk Page

Whenever a page is created, a link to the associated talk page is added to the top navigation bar as "Discussion". The does not create the talk page, but simply associates a link for it. Editors must still create the talk page when ready just like any normal article.

Talk pages follow a format of "Topic > Discuss". Topics show up as Bold Headlines, with comments listed below them. The editing structure of a talk page is just as any other article, so while it is possible for editors to change statements of other editors on the talk pages, it is best practice to only edit your own comments.


New Topics

To create a new topic, click on "Add Topic" at the top of the talk page. This will give you a form to submit a new topic for discussion on the talk page.

Signatures

Signatures allow editors to know which comment was added by which editor. Signatures are added to page edits by using 4 tilde marks "~~~~". This will then automatically add & format the editor's signature as well as timestamp the edit upon publishing the page.

Replying to Specific Topics

When replying to a specific topic, you can indent your comment by typing a colon & then your comments.

By typing ":Test Comment ~~~~", this will procude the following comment:

Test Comment .KODA 12:53, 29 March 2019 (UTC)


A full example of a complete discussion subject can be seen below.


Example Topic Title

This is an example discussion comment with a signature timestamp. --.KODA 12:53, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

This is a reply to a test discussion comment with a signature timestamp. --.KODA 12:53, 29 March 2019 (UTC)
This is a reply to a reply for a discussion comment. --.KODA 12:53, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

This is an additional reply to the test. --.KODA 12:53, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

Commenting on the above reply. --.KODA 12:53, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

End of example.


Templates

Templates are preformatted, centrally managed pages that are included on other articles. This is used for including repetitive content that is seen on many pages across the wiki. They are commonly used for notices, infoboxes, warnings, etc., but can be used for any preformatted content that is common across many articles.

Below, you will find a list of commonly used templates and an example of them. For a full list of templates, please check our templates category.

Description You type You get
Requested Template

The "Requested" template marks potential pages as "requested".

This adds them to the Requested category & creates an initial page for them as a placeholder.

{{requested}}
This is a Requested Page. At this time, no content has been added.
Please add relevant content if available.


Under Construction

The "Under Construction" template is used to mark pages that have been created & content has been added to the page, however the page is not yet considered "completed".

{{under_construction}}
This page, "Editors Manual", is currently under construction. Content on this page may change rapidly as new information is added & updated.


Official Template

The official template is used on Official Pages involving policies, guidelines, or general information.

{{official}}
This page is an Official KSI Wiki page.


Delete Template

The "Delete" template is used to mark pages for deletion from the wiki by an administrator.

Note: Only administrators can delete pages.


{{delete|reason}}
This page has been flagged for deletion.

Reason for flag: This is a reason.


Hall of Fame

The "Hall of Fame" template is used for pages marking members as a part of the KSI Hall of Fame.

{{HOF}}
Hof medal.png
Hall of Fame Member
This person is a member
of the KSI Hall of Fame.


Admin

The "Admin" template is used for pages marking members as a part of the Wiki Administration team.

{{administrator}}


Note

The "Note" template is used to add emphasis to a note for page content. Seen frequently as a description within this table!

{{note|note contents}}
Note: This is a general note


Lock

The "Lock" template is used when a page is marked as "protected" from further edits.

{{lock}}
This page has been marked as Protected by an Admin.
Move Restricted

The "Move Restricted" template is used when a page is prevented from being moved to different titles/namespaces.

{{lock-move}}
This page has been Move Restricted by an Admin.


Create Restricted

The "Create Restricted" template is used when a page is marked as restricted from being created.

{{lock-create}}
This page has been Restricted from creation by an Admin.