• TheGoldenPatrik1

    Which Editor?

    February 25, 2018 by TheGoldenPatrik1

    There are three main Editors on FANDOM. Each has unique features, advantages, and disadvantages, but which one is the best? This blog will explain both what the different editors are and which is (arguably) the best.

    The first editor is VisualEditor. Enabled by default, it lets users add content, formatting, and images easily and is by far the simplest to use. It also has a "source" mode, although this lacks syntax highlighting.

    • Extremely easy to use.
    • Displays what the page will look like when you publish it.
    • Can result in poor formatting.
    • Can result in sloppy code.
    • Is inefficient at adding, removing, and editing Templates.
    • Does not work well for easy removal and addition of Categories.
    • Loads slowly.
    • Does not support easy cop…

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  • TheGoldenPatrik1

    Ever wished for a feature like being able to add categories to dozens of pages at once or being able to test CSS and have it instantly applied to a page, instead of waiting for your cache to clear?

    As a matter of fact, there might just be such a feature! This blog serves as an introduction to these add-on features, which may be found at the Dev wiki.

    The short answer, Dev is a wiki. The long answer, Dev is a place where users with skill in code develop scripts that may be imported in order to add, remove, or customize features.

    There are literally hundreds of different scripts and all of them are useful in some way. The ones you choose to use depends on your personal taste and what you do on FANDOM. However, I would like to list a few of my fav…

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  • 33Nepeta

    Hey there fellow users of Wikia! Now you might (not) be wondering, what are those things on top? Well, they’re Message Wall Greetings. Usually they serve a serve a faq or customization.

    • Anyone can make a Message Wall Greeting
    • Making a FAQ, or giving information is really helpful
    • Greetings can be used on all Wikis

    • DO include a wikitable if you’re planning to lay out some information. (or a FAQ)
      • DON’T just use plain boring text
    • DO write a nice or welcoming message!
      • DON’T write something rude rom intimidating
    • DO include useful links like the VSTF Wiki or Special:Contact
      • DON’T falsely link to inappropriate sites

    Some coding you could use for your own Message Wall Greeting!


    • Creat a template called Template:YourName/WallGreeting or something similar, in…

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  • KCCreations

    Being a Guide

    January 27, 2018 by KCCreations

    We were all new to FANDOM at some point. There are those of us who have been around since the dawn of what was then Wikicities, those of us who came in later in its development as Wikia but still have been around for a while, and many other users who may not fit into a specific "join" category; a time existed, however, when all of us were inexperienced.

    Do you remember what being new was like? (I do – back in my early years, I struggled to comprehend the technical aspects of wikis, my article writing wasn't that great, and I quite frankly was very immature. Only through a lot of trial and error, and with a great amount of time and learning, have I been able to mature and improve.) For most of you, it was quite difficult at times, was it not…

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  • TheGoldenPatrik1

    Signatures are used to signify who posted a comment and when they posted it on Talk pages, although they can be used anywhere. This blog details the best signature practices.

    Signatures can take many forms; some might look like "~TheGoldenPatrik1 (Talk) 19:51, January 22, 2018 (UTC)" while others include formatting, styling, and images. But before we get into making a customized signature, we need to establish the concept of making your signature wiki-specifc.

    You see, you can customize you signature in the "My Info" tab of Preferences. But let's say that you want your signature to be very dark, perhaps a black box with light gray letters. Now perhaps this looks great on your main wikis, which use light backgrounds. But if you ever leave you…

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  • HighJewElfKing

    Recently on the South Park Archives wiki, I conducted a survey using Survey Monkey for editors and readers to take. Doing this brought fourth a lot of interesting data that the wiki administration could use to help better the experience for the community.

    I asked simple questions at the start, and then allowed people to input their comments. Questions like "Is the wiki up to date with content", "Do you approve of the current administration" and the question that revealed the most information "What do you use South Park Archives for?"

    This survey revealed lots of things from user suggestions regarding wiki features and articles. To direct feedback about the administration.

    I believe this is a great way to address transparency of administration…

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  • QueenyBeanie

    Make a new Savefile, go to your Stats screen and press Alt+F2. This syncs that savefile with your Achievements and unlocks everything you had. It will display Challenges as not completed tho, but you will have the items the challenges unlocked. (Trance  Nov 17, 2015 @ 6:39am )

    (Above is what exactly i did with my Binding of Isaac game).

    now you can go to your stats screen and press Alt+f2 and it'll restore everything but if you can not see your character achievements or items, DON'T WORRY they're there its just takes time to load. Another thing you could do is refresh the game (get out and relog back on) it should all be there. This just happened to my boyfriend and he finished the entire game. but we did figure out if you just start the roun…

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  • Jackninja5DipperGravityFalls

    Being blocked is most often a disadvantage because it blocks access to things. You really need to take the time to make sure it doesn't happen again once it expires because no one wants a record. But let's say you have been blocked. "How do I deal with this?" "What do I do that corrupt madmin who did this heinous act?!" "How will I live?" Eh, this blog answers that. It's in the title. Was probably gonna mention it.

    • If you've been blocked for a finite amount of time, I suggest waiting until that time expires and maybe using that time to refresh on the rules of that wiki to make sure you don't get yourself blocked again.
    • Do NOT make another account. This is a violation of the Terms of Use. That account will also be blocked for an infinite amou…

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  • Ursuul

    Smart Templates: Categories

    December 11, 2017 by Ursuul

    Do you hate manually adding categories to your articles? Do you dislike even bothering with categories at all, but still need them to organize your pages? Sit down, then, because with a bit of work you can make such tasks a thing of the past.

    MediaWiki software has tons of intuitive functions built in to every Wikia that you can use to program your templates to do everything for you. We will look specifically at how they can be used with your templates to make them categorize pages for you.

    The best templates for this are templates that are used on many pages & have many parameters; Infoboxes typically. For example, if you have an Infobox that is used on all pages that are “tanks,” & you are trying to organize tank pages by their rank, then …

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  • Jackninja5DipperGravityFalls

    We are all aware of the achievements. You know the badges you get for edits somewhat? It used to be in the wiki features. Now, you have to bribe-I mean ask Staff to enable them. So why should you or should you not use badges?

    • Editor morale - Hence the name, achievements can give one a sense of achievement and a badge can show dedication hence improving the editor's morale.
    • Improved community - If there's a reward, some may want to start editing and it might even be able to grow your wiki.
    • Competition - As opposed to competing for who has the highest editcount, hence causing cheats by userpages, you can have competition for who's on the leaderboard and usually badges are given for mainspace edits.

    • Cheating - Cheating for badges can be an issue …

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