Edge of Perspective - an IRC based Roleplay
MY NAME IS CHANDRA, BUT THAT'S "IT'S MOST GRACIOUS HIGHNESS INTERNET O-KAMI-SAMA" TO YOU!
RIGHT NOW, YOU'RE A BUNCH OF NOTEPAD JOCKEYS WITH DELUSIONS OF ADEQUACY! IT'S MY JOB TO TURN YOU INTO BONAFIDE WIKI EDITORS, AND BY THE GODS AND THE SPIRITS OF MY ANCESTORS THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN, ONE WAY OR ANOTHER! YOU WILL BLEED! YOU WILL CRY! YOU WILL TYPE UNTIL YOUR FINGERS FALL OFF! BUT WHEN IT'S ALL OVER YOU'RE GOING TO MAKE THOSE WIKIA CHAPS LOOK LIKE PUDDLES OF FOUR WEEK OLD CHICKEN PISS BY COMPARISON! THERE'S GOING TO BE A LOT OF DOING SO WE'D BEST GET STARTED!
Anyway, humour aside, this guide is hopefully going to cover the basics of editing the wiki, so that you, as a member of EoP, can make the most valuable and spiffy contributions possible. So, without further faffery, let's get on with it!
Probably the first thing you're going to want to do, is to make a page - this will probably be a page for your character, or it might be something else. For canon characters, there's probably already a framework in place, so you can just follow the link on the front page, click on "Edit" near the top of the screen, and get stuck in. For OCs, or if for whatever reason there ISN'T a page for your character, you're going to have to make one.
There are a few ways of doing this, but the simplest is to just make a new URL and go from there. So for example, you open a new window/tab/whatever, and type a URL like:
The wiki will detect that this page doesn't exist, and ask if you want to create it. Click on the relevant link, and you'll be taken to the editor where you can start making your page.
Now, to make this easier, we already have some templates for:
- Characters - Probably the one you'll use the most.
- Locations - If you want to create a location, i.e. maybe your character has a house somewhere in Gensoukyou, or what-have-you.
- Species - Be careful with this one. You probably want to talk it over with the GMs before adding a new species, as that affects the RP canon.
- Userpages *More about these later.
So you can paste the relevant template into your page and go from there. It should save you a little bit of time. Just so that everything's clear, let me quickly run through the various templates and explain them.
Characters and locations (as well as some userpages) have infoboxes. That's basically the nice little box you can see on character pages with stuff like a picture, and some data. They're quite straightforward to fill out, so I won't cover every last bit of detail here. Instead, I'm going to go over some of the more complex bits. The examples below are for character pages, but location pages (and user pages) use very similar if not identical formatting, so play around and be logical and you should be just fine.
The normal form for the infobox image is [[Image:Kagerou_Imaizumi.jpg|450px|link=Category:Characters|So to get you to fight us... there's no other choice but to make a mess?]]
That is, the name of the image, the size, a link back to the characters category, and the quote/alt text (That appears when you hover your cursor over the image).
For characters who have multiple names, this is generally done with the "Caption" link in the infobox, as <toggledisplay showtext="Other Names" hidetext="Hide Names"><br /> Other Name <br /> Another name <br /> </toggledisplay> etc. The <br />s are line breaks.
For themes, we generally link to youtube, but anywhere else is fine. The format for this is <span class="plainlinks"> [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGTOrmQwJGs Bamboo Forest of the Full Moon]</span> for example. The plainlinks tag merely allows the link to be formatted like all other links.
(( Coming soon ))
Some handy things to know:
- '''this''' is this, i.e. bold. That's three little ' s.
- ''this'' is this. Italics. It's two ' s.
- You can combine them to get this (That's '''''this''''')
- Links are enclosed by [[ < - these -> ]]. Link to pages with the page name only, so [[Outside World]] for Outside World. Links can be given titles, for example [[Yukari_Yakumo|Yukarin]] will lead you to Yukarin's page.
There's a lot of fancy stuff you can do with formatting, far more than could easily be covered in a guide. Either ask on the talk page, or on IRC, or search the internet for more information.
(( Not done. Page is WIP. Coming soon. Wait Warmly. ))