Help:Editing pages

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It's very easy to edit the contents of a wiki:

  1. Click the "Edit" page tab at the top of the page (May not be available on all pages). Don't mess with the "Edit Source" page tab unless you know what you're doing.
  2. Make changes to the text.
  3. Click the "Save page" button.

Simple as that!

Editing rules, editing conventions, and formatting

The number one rule of wiki editing is to be bold. Go ahead - make changes. Other people can correct any mistakes you make, so have confidence, and give it a try! There are all kinds of editing conventions, rules, and philosophies for the editing of wiki pages, but the "be bold" rule is the most important of these!

An edit can contribute whole new paragraphs or pages of information, or it can be as simple as fixing a typo or a spelling mistake. In general, try to add or edit text so that it is clear and concise. Most importantly, make sure you are always aiming to do something which improves the contents of the wiki.

When you need to use some type of formatting, such as for new headings or bolding of text, you do this using the tools in the edit toolbar above the editing zone.

Edit summary

Before you save a change, you can enter a short note in the "Summary: " box describing your changes. Don't worry too much about this, or spend too much time thinking about it: just put in a short description of what you just changed. For example, you might say "fixed typo" or "added more information about testing".

This summary gets stored alongside your edit, and allows people to track changes in the wiki more effectively.

Other types of editing

With wiki edits you can start new pages or move (or rename) pages:

Remember you should always aim to improve the overall content of the wiki with your edits.

Discussion

Every article has its own "talk page" where you can ask questions, make suggestions, or discuss corrections. See Help:Talk pages.