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Wiki Quick Reference Guide

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This is a quick guide to help members with different aspects of the Dragon Mania Legends Wiki. The wiki is a constant work in progress and not all topics may be covered herein. Feel free to contact a member of the Staff if you have any questions or suggestions about something that is not covered.

Navigation

The navigation of this site is as follows:

  • Primary site navigation and search bar, left-hand side of every page (on larger devices)
  • Primary site navigation and search bar (smaller mobiles), top-left-hand corner under the (≡) icon.
  • Personal menu, top-right-hand person-icon.

Personal Profile

Clicking the (person) icon to the right of the time provides a Log-in link (and allow users to create an account). Once logged in, a list of personal allow users to customize their account:

  • Language - For setting preferred interface language.
  • Talk - Discussion space for the user (any information placed follow the Code of Conduct to avoid being removed).
  • Preferences - Allows users set preferences for how they interact with the wiki.
  • Watchlist - Allows users to follow and receive notifications for items saved to their watchlist.
  • Contributions - Allows users to view their editing contributions.
  • Log Out - Logs users out of their wiki account.

User Talk Page

Once you have created an account, if you plant to edit you need to set up your User and User Talk (discussion) pages. Until you have something saved to these pages, you will be met with Creating User or Creating User talk edit boxes on each of these. Note that only Autoconfirmed users are able to create user pages.

  • User page: Add the information you want to show on your public profile and click Save page.
  • Talk page: Add the greeting you want the public to see when they visit this page and click Save page.

After initial creation these pages can be edited by going to Actions > Edit Source.

Commenting on User Talk Pages

Commenting on user talk pages is different than commenting in the forums. Follow these steps to make comments on a members' user talk pages.

  • Sign and date your comment by typing four tildes: ~~~~.
  • Start a new comment thread at the bottom of the page via Actions > Edit Source and typing ==Topic title== followed by the topic text on the next line.
  • To reply to a comment in an existing thread, click the Edit Source link next to the topic you want to reply on. Scroll to the bottom of the edit box and begin your comment with one colon ( : ) per each level it needs to be indented (remember to sign your comment with 4 tildes ~~~~):
    • Thread post - (no colon)text(signature) ~~~~
    • 1st reply - : (one colon)text(signature) ~~~~
    • 2nd reply - :: (two colons)text(signature) ~~~~

Editing

There are 2 modes in which users can edit, either is accessed by clicking the Actions button at the top-right of any editable wiki page.

  • Edit Source - The wikitext code way to edit (you need to know wiki code). See: Editing.

Note: If you are working in Edit Source mode, always click the Show preview button before saving changes to visually show and confirm that all edits translate correctly BEFORE saving. If no more changes need to be made, click on the Save changes button to save the changes. In some areas, individual sections can be edited without the need to pull up the entire page of code.

NEVER add information on content that has not been released by Gameloft yet. Doing so without permission from gameloft may result in a ban from editing or if repeated a ban from accessing the site at all.

*Note: (Visual) Edit shortcuts are: {{ inserts template dialog, [[ inserts local link dialog, * bulleted list item, # numbered list item, == inserts a level 1 header.

Undoing an edit

Undoing an edit can be done by clicking the History tab in the list of Actions. Find the edit in the History list, then click the Undo link following the edit that needs to be reverted.

Creating or Editing Tables

Tables in Visual Editor

See Editing Tables for information on how to edit tables in Visual Editor (using the Edit button).

Tables in Source Mode (Edit Source)

Users that are not familiar working with MediaWiki tables should consider editing in Edit mode (Visual Editor) rather than in Edit Source mode. It can be bit daunting and easy to make errors working in Edit Source mode until contributors know the format.

See: Visual Editor, Editing Tables for information on how to easily edit tables in (Visual) Edit mode. Cells that needs to span into other rows or columns are tricky to get the hang of without (Visual) "Edit" mode.

Once you are more familiar with tables you can start working in Source Edit mode. The following is an example of what table source looks like and each line's function:

{|class="wikitable sortable" <-- This is the start of a table and what type
! <-- This is a header 1
! <-- This is a header 2
! <-- This is a header 3
|- <-- This is the start of a row
| <-- This starts a new cell
| <-- This starts a new cell
| <-- This starts a new cell
|- <-- This is the end of a row
|} <-- This is the end of a table


The output of that is:

<-- This is a header 1 <-- This is a header 2 <-- This is a header 3
<-- This starts a new cell <-- This starts a new cell <-- This starts a new cell

See Table Basics for more information

Column span

When you need a cell to span (stretch through) more than one column use the colspan property.

See Mediawiki Tables Help for more information

Row span

When you need a cell to span (stretch through) more than one row use the rowspan property.

See Mediawiki Tables Help for more information

Collaborating

Wiki's are collaborative editing environments, it is important to not be precious about your contributions. All contributions may be edited mercilessly but with good intention, that doesn't mean a contribution isn't appreciated, it means the information is useful but can be taken further, or adjusted further. As stated on mediawiki.org, if you do not want your writing to be edited mercilessly and redistributed at will, then do not submit it here.

Wiki staff are regular contributors with routine maintenance tasks and edits, if you need help or would like to help with routine tasks instead of the ones outlined on the Editing Central page, consider adding a message to a Staff member's "Talk" page or post something on the Wiki Support page. The regular contributor/maintainer of any page can be viewed by clicking the button entitled Actions, and then clicking History.

Uploading Official Wiki Images

Uploading images is done from the left navigation by:

  • Uploading a single image: click Upload file under Tools.
  • Uploading multiple images in the same category: click Multi-Upload under Utilities.

All images must:

  • Be in the correct format (jpg/jpeg unless transparency is necessary, then use png).
  • Be uploaded at an appropriate size (see Manual of Style for a list of specific sizes, otherwise use the maximum dimensions that the file used in a page at).
  • Follow existing naming conventions (if unsure, find its existing Images category and follow that convention).
  • All images must be appropriately categorized, see Category:Images.

Note: Images are categorized by adding a category name (e.g., [[Category:Icons]] into the "Summary" box on upload. Missed categories can be added later by navigating to the image page, editing it and adding the category.

Uploading multiple images is slightly different than individual images. Follow these steps to upload multiple images:

  1. Click on the Multi-Upload link under Utilities in the Navigation Bar on the left-hand side of the page. (Note that it takes a few seconds for this link to fully load.)
  2. Click on the Choose Files button.
  3. Select all the files of the same category for uploading.
  4. Click on the Update the form button.
  5. In the Summary box type in the appropriate image category as described in the Manual of Style under Categorization.
  6. Click Upload all Images
  7. You should receive a pop-up box that states the images uploaded successfully. Click OK.
  8. The page will update with a green checkmark on the right-hand side of each file. At the bottom of the page, click on Reset the form to begin uploading images for the next category.
  9. For each additional category of photos, follow steps 2-8 of this process.

Personal Use Images

- Official Wiki images are allowed to be used on Talk and User pages.

- Links to personal images can be used, but the images themselves may not be directly uploaded to the wiki. (See: Code of Conduct)

Creating a New Page

Before creating a new page always search the topic thoroughly to make sure it is not covered under another page.

There are several predefined page models in the Manual of Style that will cover most situations in which a new page would need to be created. For those rare instances when a new page is needed that is not covered under the predefined models, there are several options available for creating it. When using any method, be sure to properly name, capitalize, and punctuate the page title being created.

Option 1 Option 2

This is the preferred method for creating a new page as it helps ensure that the topic is not covered under another page or title.

This method uses the search engine to link to an article that does not exist by creating a red link.

  • Using the search box in the top-left of the page, type in and search for the name of the page (as it should appear in the title).
  • This will provide you with the search results and a prompt that will look like this:
Create New Page.jpg
  • Click on the red link of the page name to begin creating the page.
  • Enter the text and coding you want on the page, then preview it for errors and make any necessary corrections.
  • Once you are done coding the page, click 'save page' and your page will be created and saved.
This method uses the New Page link and is less preferred as it is much easier to make errors with.
  • Click on the New Page link under Utilities.
  • Click on the circle that represents the type of page you are creating. (Most pages fall under Main)
  • In the box, enter the exact name of the page as it will appear at the top of its page.
  • You will be taken to a blank coding page.
  • Enter the text and coding you want on the page, then preview it for errors and make any necessary corrections.
  • Once you are done coding the page, click 'save page' and your page will be created and saved.

If neither of the methods shown above is preferable, the Create a new page link (which can also be found under the tools section of the sidebar to the left) can be used to create a new article. This is the easiest way to create a new page. Note that it takes a few seconds for this page to fully load.

Known Issues

- Slideshow - The slideshows in the galleries do not have adjustable sizes. This is something that pertains to the MediaWiki core itself, thus not something we are able to change. We are currently working on getting an alternative to resolve this issue, but there is no clear ETA and it is not high on the list of our priorities.

- Visual Editor Switching from Source Edit to (Visual) Edit mode currently can't be done, it will be fixed when MediaWiki is upgraded on this site.

Other

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