GamerGate Wiki:Editing Help

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This page is intended to provide you with a brief overview of how to edit the wiki. The site uses mediawiki software which has its own documentation at the MediaWiki Help page, but basic editing is covered below. Be sure to check out our site policies for information about the best practices and other style guides.

Articles

Creating

Articles can be created by searching for the article title, then clicking "create the page" link. If you find that your article is already created, edit it instead using the guides below. Before creating an article, make sure it is notable and relevant to GamerGate. Pre-formatted articles can be created using the form below, then filling in the templates with the relevant information. Read the next sections for more information about editing once you have created the article.

Page type Description Creation form
Publication News and media sites for gaming and technology

<createbox> align=right buttonlabel=Create Page default=Enter publication name preload=Template:Publication Infobox/Preload </createbox>

People Public figures relevant to GamerGate, including writers, developers, and broadcasters

<createbox> align=right buttonlabel=Create Page default=Enter person name preload=Template:Person Infobox/Preload </createbox>

Organization Organizations, including charities, companies, and studios, that have had a notable impact on GamerGate

<createbox> align=right buttonlabel=Create Page default=Enter organization name preload=Template:Organization Infobox/Preload </createbox>

Projects Community organized projects and events that further goals of or otherwise relate to GamerGate Project hub

Editing

Main article: mw:Help:Formatting
Format type Code Output
Italics ''text'' text
Bold '''bold''' bold
Bulleted list

* item 1
* item 2
* item 3

  • item 1
  • item 2
  • item 3
Numbered list

# item 1
# item 2
# item 3

  1. item 1
  2. item 2
  3. item 3
Link to wiki article [[GamerGate]] GamerGate
[[GamerGate|alternate text]] alternate text
Link to external site http://www.google.com/ http://www.google.com
[http://www.google.com/] [1]
[http://www.google.com/ Google that shit] Google that shit
Headers ==Level 2==[1]

===Level 3===
====Level 4====
=====Level 5=====

Cannot be rendered in a table, but trust me, it works.
Quote {{quote|Text|Source}}
Text
— Source
Stub {{stub}} Will mark the top of the page with a notice that it needs additional fleshing out.
Cleanup {{cleanup}} Will mark the top of the page with a notice that it is not using the correct templates or following the proper protocols and requires updating.
  1. Level 1 header is a page title and can technically be used, but probably shouldn't.

Redirects

Redirects pages that automatically take readers to another destination when the links are clicked on or searched in the search box. They are commonly used for frequent misspellings, alternate names, and minor topics that are covered in a larger page. For example, Total Biscuit redirects to John Bain. A page can be made into a redirect by removing all content from the page, or creating a new blank page, with the redirect code:

#REDIRECT [[Target page]]

Redirects can also go directly to sections within a page. Note that both page titles and sections are case sensitive.

#REDIRECT [[Target page#Section name]]

Redirect pages can be accessed by clicking on the "redirected from" notice that appears at the top of any page that was arrived at via a redirect. The redirect can then be changed to point to a different page or otherwise edited. More than one page can redirect to a target page, but any redirect that leads to another redirect will not work properly. If a page needs to be moved to a different location do not recreate the page at the proper title, then change the old page into a redirect. Instead, use the "move" function which is accessed by the drop down menu next to the edit button on any article.

Media

Images

Main article: mw:Help:Images

Images can be uploaded in almost any format using the Upload Form, which is also found in the sidebar. These images can be added into articles using a file wikilink. The general format is:

[[File:Example.png|thumb|side|size|caption]]

Variable Description
Thumb Can't be changed. Sets the image to a thumbnail, which shrinks it to a thumbnail size, gives it a frame, and floats it on the right side of the page. Can be omitted for an image without a frame and which is not shrunk or floated by default.
Side Specifies which side of the page the image will float on. Text will wrap around it. Try to avoid having all images on one side.
Size Image size in pixels. A plain pixel value (200px) will make the image 200 pixels wide. Using x300px will make the image 300 pixels high. Using 200x300px will make the image no wider than 200px and no higher than 300px, but will keep it in proportion.
Caption Caption for the image. Links can be included in the caption. Captions will not appear on images that are not thumbnails, but will show up when moused over.

To shrink large files to fit the dimensions for this wiki: tinypng: https://tinypng.com/

resizepic: http://resizepic.com/

Gallery

Galleries can be used to display a series of related images in an organized format. See the MediaWiki manual for syntax.

Video

Video can be embedded from most major sites, but this should be used sparingly and only when necessary. The URL parameter can be the full URL or just the video ID. See the extension manual for full syntax.

{{#ev:youtube|url|side|size|caption}}

Talk Pages

All articles on the GamerGate Wiki have an associated talk page, which can be accessed by clicking the "discusson" tab above the article title. The talk pages can be used for discussing changes to the article, discussing the topic of the article, asking questions, posting additional information, and basically anything except off-topic conversations and general shitposting. When starting a new topic of discussion, click the "add topic" tab next to the "edit" tab above the talk page, and enter a subject of your discussion. When editing a talk page, always sign your comment by typing four tildes (~~~~) which will automatically form a signature and timestamp when the page is saved. When you are replying to an existing comment, indent your reply with colons in front of your reply: one more colon than the post you are replying to.

==Subject==
This article is the best article I ever read. SomeUser 00:00, 1 January 2000 (UTC)
:You're wrong, this article is absolute trash. AnotherUser 00:00, 1 January 2000 (UTC)
::You're both wrong, it's just alright. A solid 7/10. InternetAristocrat 00:00, 1 January 2000 (UTC)
:::I'm still waiting for that fucking otherkin video, Jim. CishetShitlord 00:00, 1 January 2000 (UTC)
:I'm replying to the original post and not any of those other guys. KingofSpaghetti 00:00, 1 January 2000 (UTC)

References

Cite sources for claims using references. Place references after the claim you're making, usually at the end of the sentence or the clause to which it pertains, but it can in the middle of a clause with no real problems. Always put the reference tag after any punctuation, such as a comma, period, or quotation mark. This is to avoid there being a large gap after the last word, but before punctuation. Archive the page you are referencing if it is a tweet, boycotted website article, or something which is likely to disappear, such as an incriminating discovery.

This is a claim I am making.<ref>Website Name - [http://www.website.com/ Article Title]</ref>

If a single reference is used to source more than one claim, it can be named, then used again later. You don't need to reuse a reference within a single paragraph, only if it is repeated quite a bit later in the article, such that it is not obvious that you are reusing the same source.

This is a claim I am making.<ref name="referencename">Website Name - [http://www.website.com/ Article Title]</ref> I am now reusing the previous reference.<ref name="referencename"/>

You can can attach a quote to a reference using the refquote template, which is useful for videos, long articles, or if its not obvious where the source comes from.

This is a claim I am making.<ref>{{refquote|Website Name|Article Title|Link|Quote}}</ref>

At the end of articles where references are used, create a level 2 header titled "References" and use the following code to create a list of references. If there are a lot of references, you can use the reflist template to output a list of references that are smaller and arranged in columns.

==References==
<references/>

Or:

==References==
{{reflist}}


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