Help:Editing pages

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Easy editing of pages is what wikis are made for. It only takes a few clicks.

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Before you start - Becoming a trusted user

On the ISXKB wiki only trusted users can edit and create pages. Becoming a trusted user is very simple:

  • Log on/create account, if you haven't done so already.
  • You must provide a valid email address in your preferences. An email address is not required to create an account, but it's required to become a trusted user, ie. to add new or change existing pages.
  • Go to the Special:Emailuser/Vincenzo page and let Vincenzo know that you would like to create/edit pages.
  • Once Vincenzo has elevated your account to the trusted user list you can edit and create pages and help improve and extend the ISXKB.

Introducing these measures was required because of the amount of spam edits/creations. Having a user account alone turned out to be not sufficient enough as there are obviously many robot programs around that work themselves automatically through the account creation and the final spamming process.

Editing new pages

If the page you wish to edit does not exist yet, see Help:Starting a new page

Editing existing pages

  • Click the edit page tab
  • Make changes to the text in the edit box. Make sure you write clearly and concisely, and make sure your edit does something to improve the page. If you're making normal changes to the text like fixing spelling mistakes or grammar, inserting new sentences, etc, then you don't have to worry too much about formatting. When you do need to use some type of formatting, you do it using wiki syntax, see Help:Formatting for some of the common types of formatting used.
  • Optionally, enter a short note in the Summary box describing your changes.
  • Optionally preview your changes with the Preview button.
  • Click the Save page button.

Discussion

Every article has its own discussion page where you can ask questions, make suggestions, or discuss corrections. Click the discussion page tab to reach it. You can sign your message by writing 4 tildes (~~~~). The wiki software turns them into the current time and your username or your current IP address if you are not logged in.

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