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  • DEmersonJMFM

    Categories are more than simple tags placed at the bottom of an article; they organize a wiki's content and offer vast navigational potential between related articles. Ideally categories connect together like branches of a tree to form a solid foundation for a wiki to thrive. Wikis that misuse or neglect their categories miss out on the benefits a category tree provides for both readers and editors alike.

    The modernization of article headers may result in increased importance directed to categories and user practices regarding their creation and formatting.

    A category tree is a hierarchy of categories, or even more straightforward, a flow chart. It's a road map to the wiki's content. The tree has one base that branches out into primary branc…

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    I know I likely lost a number of people starting from the title, but I'm hoping this blog will expand upon the understanding of this large, independent property. Munkapedia is, you guessed it, the all-inclusive wiki about the Alvin and the Chipmunks franchise, a franchise that unfortunately is the common target of ill-willed comments.

    Alvin and the Chipmunks, a group of anthropomorphic singing chipmunks, was created by a man who gambled 95% of his savings with a desire to create a better life for himself. From the beginning, more than 58 years ago, the venture was one involving family and is still one of the few successful franchises that exists independent of today's mass media companies.

    A few quick facts:

    • Over the group's early years they …

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    Customization is an integral part of a wiki community and such styling sets apart a boring wiki from one that delivers the wow factor. Despite its importance, not every Admin knows how to go about editing their MediaWiki CSS pages. This blog outlines a brief summary of how to go about finding and maintaining CSS styling.

    Perhaps the biggest hurdle to jump in wiki styling is determining the appropriate CSS classes and selectors for the element you wish to modify. Generally you can find such information through various browser tools.

    For example, for users using Google Chrome (like myself), right-clicking on the object you wish to modify reveals a menu containing 'Inspect' (Ctrl+Shift+I). Once 'Inspect' is clicked, your screen will appear simi…

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    Wikis on Wikia are founded with the intent to not only build vast databases of knowledge, but help unite fans into a sense of community. As these wikis evolve and expand, the temptation to create similar or duplicate wikis grows. While users are very much able to copy most content under the CC-BY-SA license granted proper attribution is given, the question becomes whether or not one should actually do so.

    One of the best times to use content copied from another wiki is to help enhance areas of the wiki which are not the primary focus of that wiki. For example, a wiki dedicated to a film may recognize they are not experts about the background of the actors who portrayed the characters. Adding content created by a more specialized wiki may be…

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    URL Queries

    December 7, 2014 by DEmersonJMFM

    Hey everyone! It's been a few months since my first blog so here's another. Within this blog I am going to go over some URL additions (queries) that are useful around Wikia.

    Queries are a segment of URL that start with a question mark and are comprised of a parameter and a parameter name separated by an equals sign. Multiple queries are pieced together with an ampersand (&) and frequently are placed at the end of the page's URL. If the URL has an anchor (for example, linking to a header), the query is placed before the pound or number sign (#) and before the end of the path. \__/ \_________________/\______________/ \___________/ \________/ | | … Read more >