Help:Getting Started

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So, you want to learn how to use this wiki? Great!

Read the Readme below, use the following help pages (borrowed from Mediawiki), and get started!

Readme

What UnWikit Is

  • It is an unofficial, encyclopedic resource using Mediawiki software for topics related to The Ticket and all that implies.
  • It is developed in partnership with TheUnTicket as an invaluable resource to the P1s with audio since 2007.
  • It is a free, public resource that is powered by unpaid contributions by P1s and other interested readers.
  • It should include only images and audio that are appropriately attributed and are in the public domain or obtained with permission.
  • It is, and always will be, a work in progress!

What UnWikit Is Not

  • It is not a free host for private or commercial content.
  • It is not a vehicle for advertising (payola) or commercial promotion (plugola), although continued enjoyment of bits referenced on this site will likely require continued listening to The Ticket.
  • It is not a forum or chatroom. There are existing resources, such as Reddit, that serve this role, and wiki talk pages should be used for development of pages dedicated to specific topics.

Basics to Get Started

  1. Steps for editing a page:[1]
    1. Click 'Edit' at the top of the page
    2. Make changes to the text
    3. Consider summarizing your edits in 'Summary'
    4. Click 'Show Preview' to preview your work and correct any errors or typos in your own work
    5. 'Save page' to save changes.
      • The number one rule of wiki editing is to be bold: go ahead and make changes. Other people can correct any mistakes you make. 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.[1]
  2. Steps for starting a new page:[2]
    1. Using Wikilinks - In other pages, links to pages that don't exist yet are colored red, like this. Clicking a red link will take you directly to the edit page of the new article. Simply type your text, click save, and the new page will be created.
    2. From the Search Page - If you search for a page that doesn't exist (using the search box and "Go" button on the left of the page) then you will be provided with a link to create the new page.
  3. A standard article should ideally include the following:
    • A header or "one-liner" that offers a concise summary of the topic.
    • An image with attribution from a public source or used with permission.
    • Background on the topic with cited references and links to relevant pages.
    • Additional detail on the topic (e.g. listing of current shows for Ticket hosts, transcript of audio as context for a drop.)
    • A "Notes" section for all references used in the article.
    • A "See Also" section for relevant external links (e.g. Twitter accounts for Ticket hosts, links for podcasts)

This should be all you need to get started on the wiki. Good luck!

For helpful FAQs related to the use of Mediawiki, consult their FAQ page here.

More Indepth Help

For more detailed descriptions of specific tasks, follow along with the sections below.

Reading Pages

Editing Pages

Advanced editing

Personal customization

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 MediaWiki. "Help:Editing pages"; http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Editing_pages
  2. MediaWiki "Help:Starting a new page"; http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Starting_a_new_page