How to Edit Pages

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Here's the official guide to Mediawiki: Mediawiki editing guide

Fancyclopedia 3 has standards for the content of pages, and here's a short guide:


Links are indicated by two square brackets: [[Noreascon Three]] around the page name.

Page names in Mediawiki are case sensitive after the first letter when used in links, so you must capitalize the link correctly (except for the first character!), e.g., [[Noreascon Three]] not [[Noreascon three]].

(This is the most annoying difference between Mediawiki and Wikidot, the wiki software Fancyclopedia used for its first eight years.)

Unicode characters for accents, curly quotes, etc., are distinct characters from unaccented characters and straight quotes. See Standards for recommendations on their use.


We use Mediawiki templates to collect structured data. For example we include Template:Person in every person page and Template:Convention in every convention page. They are included by {{person | born=????}} or {{convention}}. The template pages have arguments and give documentation on the arguments, all of which are optional, though you might get nag messages if obvious things, like the year of a convention, are missed. See Templates for a complete list. Every pages should use one master template.


For tables, don't use the Mediawiki standard tables, use the SimpleTable extension with a '||' separator between columns. There are basically three changes: First, the table must be delimited by <tab>, secondly, "||" only separates the columns. You don't put them at the beginning or end of a row,and thirdly, there's some fancy frosting needed to put a header row on the table. So:

<tab head=top>
Header 1||Header 2||Header 3
Field 4||Field 5||Field 6
Field 7||Field 8||Field 9

or, for a headerless table:

Field 1||Field 2||Field 3
Field 4||Field 5||Field 6
Field 7||Field 8||Field 9

Other Markup[edit]

If you are familiar with Wikidot syntax, the mapping to Mediawiki is as follows

++ heading to == heading
+++ heading to === heading
**bold** to '''bold'''
//italic// to ''italic''
[[include stub]] to {{stub}}
[[module Redirect destination="target"]] to #REDIRECT [[target]]

Attached Files[edit]

If you have files to upload, tell the Administrators.


The Mediawiki term for tags is categories. See the Categories pages for how use categories