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  • Speedit

    Editing By Night!

    December 13, 2015 by Speedit

    I edit a lot at night rather than by day - its a nice way to get a good balance of less editing on the weekday and more on the weekend because we all love our sleep! Though sleep is for the weak, we're always a sucker for it - sadly. =D In any case, the Wikia community can be a great place to collaborate and have fun - but I think things come alive in the night as work for the day ends and people login to volunteer away the small hours writing content. So here's a few tips for better editing speed on that last late-night endeavour:

    Making a large quantity of mass edits?
    • open up the relevant category and use the "Pin" function in your browser to hold onto it.
    • launch 10 pages at a time and do each individual task on all the tabs (hitting the ed…
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  • Thisismyrofl


    Hey! This is Thisismyrofl, a former admin here on Community Central. I wanted to see if I could explain the difference between the three default styles of Template:Infobox, that is, the old style and the old new style and the "portable" new style.

    I'm referring here to the default styles, that is, those that were on the Starter Pages Wiki's Template:Infobox page. Since every newly created wiki, at the time of its creation, is given a copy of every page and template on Starter Pages Wiki, that means that there are thousands of wikis that came with the old style, and thousands founded after September 2012 that came with the old new style, and thousands still founded after October 2015 with the "portable" new style. The differences between the three styles are…


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  • Thisismyrofl

    Hey! This is Thisismyrofl, an admin here on Community Central. I wanted to see if I could explain how to use the new style of Template:Infobox (new as in September 2012). On your right, you see a basic infobox made in the new infobox format. We'll learn how to make an infobox of our own to meet our specific needs!

    I'm referring here to the default styles, that is, those that were on the Starter Pages Wiki's Template:Infobox page. Since every newly created wiki, at the time of its creation, is given a copy of every page and template on Starter Pages Wiki, that means that there are thousands of wikis that came with the old style, and thousands founded after October 2015 that came with the new style.

    For more information on old and new styles of infoboxe…

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  • KCCreations

    FAfC

    November 30, 2015 by KCCreations

    This Frequently Asked-for Codes (FAfC) blog is meant to showcase codes people frequently ask for, whether they're aware of it or not. I've given you these to start out with; if you want another one covered that isn't already on here, tell me in the comments!


    Put this in your wiki's , replacing the example URL with the URL of the image you want:

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  • RansomTime

    Hey, I'm RansomTime. You might know me as that guy who blocked someone on your wiki or that guy who's on chat a lot. I'm here today to talk a bit about asking questions on community central chat.


    There's 2 reason's that people are on chat:

    • To talk with the Wikia community
    • To get help or answer your questions

    Some people on central chat are just starting out, others have been here for ages, so if you've got a problem, there may well be someone to help.

    So if you need help, feel free to come into chat and ask!


    My best advice if you want to get some help on central chat is to ask the question.

    We are a help chat, and we see people come in every day who needs help. Asking your question is the best way to get people interested in helping you. Asking if…



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  • Noreplyz

    Making Awesome Home Pages

    November 24, 2015 by Noreplyz

    I took a look at loads of home pages in the pursuit of making a blog post about the best ones. Because your wiki’s Main Page is a central place for your community to look around and do research, you should take in mind some of these tips I’ve collated from various top wikis around!


    Get your users excited about your wiki by making a clean, beautiful welcome. Get your wiki's visitors happy that they've landed in the correct place! In my home wiki, we’re in the process of designing a seasonal welcome message.


    The Alternative History Wiki takes a more formal approach, by kindly welcoming visitors:


    If you don’t have the time or design, skills, placing a logo and a welcome text can still suffice, like in the Russian Anime Characters Fight Wiki:



    SEO,…






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  • SuperlyAttachedGlitch77

    • Knowing more about Journalism
    • Grammar Skills
    • More Creativity
    • Better Communication
    • Advancement of Experience
    • Advancement in English
    • Knowledge of Publishing, and Communicating Tools

    All pro editors always start as an amateur editor from the very beginning when they joined here. So don't worry, and don't rush. Take time, and continue on by editing, because as you edit, you are already gaining experience. As you gain experience, in the future, you can be an experienced editor, and maybe even a pro.


    Based by my experience, all words are important building blocks, not junk & trash. You are the words' tool. So be careful when either fixing them or using them.


    It is really important to keep long sentences, shorter, but more muscular ones. Don't make the se…





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  • Blog Author Auburn

    Hey, my name is Auburn and I'm a 19 year old female full-time blogger. I decided to look at a very unique Wiki that requested to be reviewed. I have compiled a specific set of criteria and they are as follows: Information Accuracy + Comprehensive Subject (20), Organization (20), Presentation + Format (20), Friendliness + Collaboration Effort (20), Rules & Standards (20), and finally, an overall community rating out of 100.

    Reference link: http://scarfheroes.wikia.com/wiki/Scarf_Heroes_Wiki


    Much like all websites, Wikia has a lot of people in it that need help. "Why don't they just go to Community Central Wikia?" Well, that's not what I mean. There are definitely users that feel lonely and sad, and they need company. This is where the Scarf H…


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  • KCCreations

    Staying Safe on Wikia

    November 11, 2015 by KCCreations

    (I know countless other users have already done blogs like this, but I'm going to do my own version anyway.)

    Staying safe online is getting increasingly difficult these days, especially for young and/or inexperienced users. Wikia may seem like a safe haven at first, but all websites have risks. I cannot guarantee that nothing bad will happen if you follow these bits of advice, but doing so can and probably will greatly reduce your chances of being cyberbullied, stalked, etc.


    Everything on Wikia is logged or cached, whether you know/like it or not. That message you posted in the main part of CCC? One of sactage's bots is logging it. That edit you made to a wiki page? It will stay in the revision history until the end of Wikia's run. That mess…


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  • PhilippL

    My Miis Wiki

    November 9, 2015 by PhilippL

    Hello. I want to tell something about my wiki, My Miis Wiki.



    This wiki has 50 users, 4 admins, and 3 bureaucrats. The founder is PhilippL, and has over 4,500 edits. This wiki was created October 20, 2014 and is now 1 year old. You can also earn badges on this wiki!


    I hope someone will like my wiki! If yes, have fun! :)

    Link to my wikia: http://my-miis.wikia.com/wiki/My_Miis_Wiki

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