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Thank you for deciding to try contributing to the GraalWiki! This page will give you a brief introduction to the special formatting options which are available when you write an article, as well as some of the rules and conventions of wiki writing.

The first thing to rememember is that the wiki is for information. It is not for opinion, flame wars, arguments or disputes; it is designed to be an encyclopaedia-like reference for the world of Graal. As such, try to maintain a neutral point of view (NPOV) when writing about your chosen topic. For instance, adding a "This playerworld sucks and you should never visit it" notice to an article would be considered unacceptable; however, additions like "In recent months, Fictionia players have grown concerned with the activities of certain staff members: for more information, see Allegations of Fictionia staff abuse" are welcomed.

Two biased articles, one for each side of an argument, does not constitute NPOV. Well-written articles should address both sides of a controversy, but not give unfair credence to one or the other.

The table below shows wiki markup - that is, the special instructions you can embed in your articles to insert links, lists, pictures and so on. Please note that full HTML is not supported - only a few HTML tags are permitted by the MediaWiki software.

Markup Appearance
''This text is italicised''
This text is italicised
'''This text is in boldface'''
This text is in boldface
This text has a <br />line break
This text has a
line break
* This is the top entry in a list
** This is a sub-entry
*** This is a sub-sub-entry
** This is another sub-entry
  • This is the top entry in a list
    • This is a sub-entry
      • This is a sub-sub-entry
    • This is another sub-entry
<nowiki>'''Special formatting does not affect 
''this'' text'''</nowiki>
'''Special formatting does not affect ''this'' text'''
This is a link to [[another article]]

This is a link to [[another article|some useful facts]]
This is a link to another article

This is a link to some useful facts

 Starting lines with a space will 
 display them in a '''fixed-width font'''
Starting lines with a space will 
display them in a fixed-width font
<pre>The PRE tag displays lines in
a fixed-width font and disables
'''special formatting'''</pre>
The PRE tag displays lines in
a fixed-width font and disables
'''special formatting'''
To find out more about this subject, we recommend you
search the internet [http://www.google.com/].

You can download the Graal game client from
[http://www.graalonline.com/ The GraalOnline web site].
To find out more about this subject, we recommend you search the internet [1].

You can download the Graal game client from The GraalOnline web site.

[[Image:Graal-logo.png]] welcomes you to the '''wiki!'''
Image:Graal-logo.png welcomes you to the wiki!
* Complex constructs can be created...
** ... like nesting images in lists...
*** [[Image:Graal-logo.png]]
** ... or making text both ''' ''bold and italic'' '''
** or making '''some text which includes a [[link]] bold'''
  • Complex constructs can be created...
    • ... like nesting images in lists...
      • Image:Graal-logo.png
    • ... or making text both bold and italic
    • or making some text which includes a link bold
HTML entities work as usual: &copy; &euro;
HTML entities work as usual: © €
<div style="background-color: #000000; color: #FFFFFF">
The DIV tag can be used to apply CSS to a region.</div>
The DIV tag can be used to apply CSS to a region.
Four tilde characters in a row will produce a
timestamped signature. ~~~~
Four tilde characters in a row will produce a timestamped signature. Example 11:25, 1 January 2001 (CEST)

For articles which need more of a structure, you can divide an entry along the following lines:

Markup
== Header ==
This is how life works.
=== Sub-header ===
Life is complex.
==== Sub-sub-header ====
Some people think life is simple.
=== Sub-header again ===
Structuring articles is great, eh?
== Header ==
Very awesome indeed.

Note that the MediaWiki software will automatically add a table of contents when it sees structured entries, like so:

Contents

Header

This is how life works.

Sub-header

Life is complex.

Sub-sub-header

Some people think life is simple.

Sub-header again

Structuring articles is great, eh?

Header (again)

Very awesome indeed.


Specific sections in such a structured entry are automatically registered as HTML anchors by MediaWiki, and so you can link directly to a specific section with something like the following:

Markup Appearance
See [[Help:Editing#Header|here]] for more information.
See here for more information.
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