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==Sources and Copying==
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Manual of Style, the goal is to outline the agreed upon layout and formatting, to produce consistent articles and help out new editors.
* Information for the content of pages comes from a lot of different sources. If the source of your contributions is something other than the books, please state your sources.  
 
  
* Copying from wikipedia is ok; the content of wikipedia is free but there are some rules. They are stated in Copying from Wikipedia.
 
In short you have to refer to the original article. This is a must! A good way to do this is using the template <nowiki>{{EnWP|<article from wikipedia>}}</nowiki>
 
  
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==General rules==
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* Use the '''Preview''' button.
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* Follow the format of existing pages as much as possible.
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* Please use our [[Sandbox|sandbox]] to test code.
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* Add a descriptive summary when editing a page.
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* A "minor edit" is a fix to a typo or small change that does not affect the page.  No summary required.
  
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==Discussion==
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* Sign your name at the end of your post by adding 4 tildes (<nowiki>~~~~</nowiki>)
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* Indent your post with a colon (:) when replying to a previous post.
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==Articles==
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===Sources and Copying===
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Information for the content of pages comes from a lot of different sources. If the source of your contributions is something other than the books, please state your sources. <br>
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Copying from wikipedia is ok; the content of wikipedia is free but there are some rules. They are stated in Copying from Wikipedia.
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In short you have to refer to the original article. This is a must!
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* A good way to do this is using the template <nowiki>{{EnWP|<article from wikipedia>}}</nowiki>
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==Categories==
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Add your page to a category or more if appropriate.  This makes searching easier.<br>
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You can find a list of existing categories here: [[Special:Categories]]. which are explained here [[Help:Categories Overview]]. <br>
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Place the code at the very bottom of the article.
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<pre>[[category:categoryname]]</pre>
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==Templates==
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You can find a list of templates here: [[:Category:Templates]]. which are explained here [[Help:Categories Overview]].
  
 
[[Category:Editing_Resources]]
 
[[Category:Editing_Resources]]

Revision as of 09:58, 11 September 2011

Manual of Style, the goal is to outline the agreed upon layout and formatting, to produce consistent articles and help out new editors.


General rules

  • Use the Preview button.
  • Follow the format of existing pages as much as possible.
  • Please use our sandbox to test code.
  • Add a descriptive summary when editing a page.
  • A "minor edit" is a fix to a typo or small change that does not affect the page. No summary required.

Discussion

  • Sign your name at the end of your post by adding 4 tildes (~~~~)
  • Indent your post with a colon (:) when replying to a previous post.


Articles

Sources and Copying

Information for the content of pages comes from a lot of different sources. If the source of your contributions is something other than the books, please state your sources.
Copying from wikipedia is ok; the content of wikipedia is free but there are some rules. They are stated in Copying from Wikipedia. In short you have to refer to the original article. This is a must!

  • A good way to do this is using the template {{EnWP|<article from wikipedia>}}


Categories

Add your page to a category or more if appropriate. This makes searching easier.
You can find a list of existing categories here: Special:Categories. which are explained here Help:Categories Overview.
Place the code at the very bottom of the article.

[[category:categoryname]]

Templates

You can find a list of templates here: Category:Templates. which are explained here Help:Categories Overview.