Help:Wiki editing

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Editing

To start this page, content will be linked from other sources until such time that the content can be created directly for the Waze Wiki. Many links will be provided from Wikipedia to expedite the help pages. If a topic is not found in the Waze Wiki, consider checking for a similar topic in the Wikipedia Help Directory.

Editing pages

Text formatting

Image formatting

Table formatting

Example pages with tables:

Wikilinks

External links

Columns

Example pages with columns:

Talk pages

New topics

When adding a new topic, add a section heading to the talk page with:

== Heading name of your comment ==

Sign your post

Sign your posts by adding four ~ in a row:

~~~~

After saving, the four ~ will automatically be translated into links to your user page and talk page with the date and time of your post. Optionally set off your signature with italics using two ' marks around the four ~.

This is my comment. kentsmith9 (talk) 15:49, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

Indent responses

Use indenting to show responses to prior entries with the : character using one for each level of indenting desired.

Initial message.
: Response to initial message.
:: Counter response.
::: Counter to the counter.

will produce:

Initial message.

Response to initial message.
Counter response.
Counter to the counter.


For additional details see Talk pages

HTML colors

Template formatting

Good templates start with good documentation for the editor. The following template(s) show good formatting for the content that should be documented in the template.

Guidelines

Most of the guidelines for the Wiki content follows the Wikipedia guidelines. If a specific policy or guideline is not presented in the Waze Wiki help system, the Wikipedia guideline will serve the purpose.

Page titles

Page titles
Page title format

Section headings

For more information see Wikipedia Section headings and Wikipedia Help on Sections.

  • Headings should not refer redundantly to the subject of the article, or to higher-level headings, unless doing so is shorter or clearer.
  • Headings should not normally contain links, especially where only part of a heading is linked.
  • Section and subsection headings should be unique within a page; otherwise section links may lead to the wrong place, and automatic edit summaries can be ambiguous.
  • Citations should not be placed within or on the same line as section and subsection headings.
  • Headings should not contain images, including flag icons.
  • Headings should not contain questions.
  • Avoid starting headings with numbers (other than years), because this can be confusing for readers with the "Auto-number headings" preference selected.
  • Before changing a section heading, consider whether you might be breaking existing links to that section. If there are many links to the old section title, create an {{anchor}} with that title to ensure that the links still work. Similarly, when linking to a section of an article, leave an invisible comment at that section, specifying the names of the linking articles so that if the title is altered, others can fix the links.
  • Do not start headings with a single equal (=) because inside of the Wiki a single equal is used for the title. Always start with two equal signs (==).
  • Place Anchors immediately below the section header or at the start of the header text inside the "=".

Creating pages

If you want to build a page without input from others, start by creating it within your user namespace as a subpage of your own. That way you can more directly control the content.

Renaming pages

When it becomes necessary to rename a page, the Move tab at the top of a Wiki page should be used for a few reasons. A redirect page is provided automatically from the old name. The edit history is transferred from the original page to the new one. This is important in understanding who introduced changes and when they were made to a page.

If the destination page of the rename already exists, it must be moved to another page without creating a redirect. Otherwise it will require an admin to delete the page.

Disambiguation pages

We follow the Wikipedia guidelines for Disambiguation (DAB) pages. Primarily make each entry only a single line. Do not use ending punctuation. Only use enough words to differentiate the the linked terms. Only have a single hyperlink per line.

Punctuation spacing

The Wiki was set up with single spacing after the punctuation. In order to keep consistency in the Wiki, do not use double spacing after the punctuation.

HTTPS

When adding an external link, do not include the "s" in https. Simply remove the "s" from the URL. This will prevent the display of the closed lock image and instead show the external link indicator or the document type (currently only pdf is mapped into the CSS).

Other questions

Please come to the Wiki Editing forum for any questions not covered above.