Help:Editing

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Champville MUN Wiki is a wiki, meaning that anyone can edit any unprotected page and improve articles immediately for all readers. You do need to register to do this.

When performing a large edit, it is suggested you periodically, and before pressing 'save page', copy your edits into an external text editor (preferably one without formatting, such as Notepad). This ensures that in the case of a browser crash you will not lose your work. If you are adding substantial amounts of work, it is also a good idea to save changes in stages.

Note: This page's text was imported from Wikipedia's Help:Editing page, then modified to suit this Wiki.

Editing

Editing most Champville MUN Wiki pages is simple. Simply click on the "edit" tab at the top of a Champville MUN Wiki page (or on a section-edit link). This will bring you to a new page with a text box containing the editable text of the current page.

In this box, you can type in the text that you want to add, using wiki markup to format the text and add other elements like images and tables. The toolbar above the text box can help with formatting. Here is a quick reference to wiki markup.

Never start a line with a leading space unless you want the special formatting it causes. Paragraphs can be separated with a blank line. The Wikipedia community has developed style guidelines to make articles and facts appear in a standardized form, and Wikipedia and other wikis (including this one) easier to use as a whole.

To see how the page looks with your edits, press the "Show preview" button. To see the differences between the page with your edits and the previous version of the page, press the "Show changes" button. If you're satisfied with what you see, be bold and press the "Save page" button. Your changes will immediately be visible to all Champville MUN Wiki users.

Note: Do not sign the Edit Summary line with your ~~~~ signature as it does not work there.

Minor edits

A check to the "minor edit" box signifies that only superficial differences exist between the version with your edit and the previous version: typo corrections, formatting and presentational changes, rearranging of text without modifying content, etc. A minor edit is a version that the editor believes requires no review and could never be the subject of a dispute.

Major edits

All editors are encouraged to be bold, but there are several things that a user can do to ensure that major edits are performed smoothly. Once the edit has been completed, the inclusion of an edit summary will assist in documenting the changes. These steps will help all to ensure that major edits are well received by the Champville MUN Wiki administrators and community.

Any change that affects the meaning of an article is major (not minor), even if the edit is a single word.

There are no necessary terms to which you have to agree when doing major edits, but the recommendations above have become best practice.