Wikipedia:Adding content

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This is a beginner's tutorial/manual

First of all: don't be afraid of doing something wrong!

I know from personal experience that wikis can give you the feeling that entering new stuff is harder than doing so on a 'regular' messageboard, but no worries, it's pretty painless, and best of all: if you really mess things up, there's a 'step back' function to undo any errors. Even if YOU do not know how to do this, other people do, and they will rectify problems for you. So no worries!

There are different ways to enter new content, comments, corrections in a Wiki, and we're trying to make it as easy for you as possible.

Adding stuff to existing pages

This is the most straightforward way to start out, so I suggest you try this when you're new to wikis.

Step one

Go to the page you want to add some stuff to and click the "edit this page" tab at the top of that page. You will now see the page, complete with confusing weird characters, like "[" etc. but don't worry, just type away. There's a preview button to look how things errr... look, but I suggest to just type away, and don't worry about the looks. If it really looks wrong, other people will beautify it, no worries.

Step two

Click the 'save page' button at the bottom. Congratulations! You just added some content!

Step three

Repeat, and if you feel inclined to learn some more about how all those fancy titles and so on are made, just take a hard look at the weird characters in the texts. It really isn't that hard, and you'll soon find yourself editing and beautifying other people's entries. That is how wikis work.

Starting a new subject from scratch

If you want to make an entry called, say "Trading", please first check in the search bar on the left whether an entry with that name already exists. If such an entry does not yet exist you'll see the words

Create the page "Trading" on this wiki!

where the word "Trading" will be a link. Click the link, and you now get a new, empty page called "Trading" that you can do your magic in.

So: try to go to the topic "Trading"

See also


The examples below can be used by copying them to a new page.

OXP Page (Oolite)

A quick introduction in your OXP.

* List feature 1 here.
* List feature 2 here.
* List feature 3 here.

* This [[OXP]] needs Oolite v1.76.1.
* List dependencies here.

* Link to the file (e.g. []) and filesize.

==Quick facts==
{{Infobox OXPb| title = Your OXP name
|version = 1.0
|release = 2012-01-01
|license =
|features = Tools
|category =
|author = Your name
|feedback = Link for feedback