DrumCorpsWiki:Contribute

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So, you wanna contribute to DrumCorpsWiki? Excellent. Here are some guidelines for creating and editing articles on DrumCorpsWiki.

Style and Content

  1. If you are adding a new article and only have basic information to contribute with the hope that another individual will follow up, provide a "This is a stub" message by adding the code {{stub}} at the bottom of the page.
  2. Follow standard English usage and style guidelines. Write in clear and concise sentences.
  3. Give a precise definition of your topic. When writing a biography, begin with a short introduction describing the subject.
  4. All articles on DrumCorpsWiki should be unbiased and written from a neutral point of view (NPOV). Please keep this in mind, especially when writing about topics that are controversial.
  5. If you see spelling or grammatical errors, step up and make the corrections.

Wiki Mark-Up

The Wiki editor uses a specialized form of mark-up to create links, headers, lists, and other display items. The best way to learn the mark-up is to edit current articles. By looking at the source, you will gain knowledge by example. Here is a rundown of mark-up codes you will find useful while editing and creating articles.

== Level 2 Header ==

Level 2 Header

=== Level 3 Header ===

Level 3 Header

==== Level 4 Header ====

Level 4 Header

Creating Lists

* Item One in a bulleted list
* Item Two in a bulleted list

# Item One in a numbered list
# Item Two in a numbered list
## Item Two (sub One) in a numbered list
## Item Two (sub Two) in a numbered list
#* Item Two (sub Three) in a numbered list (with bullet)

  • Item One in a bulleted list
  • Item Two in a bulleted list
  1. Item One in a numbered list</nowiki>
  2. Item Two in a numbered list</nowiki>
    1. Item Two (sub One) in a numbered list
    2. Item Two (sub Two) in a numbered list
    • Item Two (sub Three) in a numbered list (with bullet)

Emphasis

The characters below are all single quotation marks. None are double quotation marks.

''Emphasis One''
'''Emphasis Two'''
'''''Emphasis Three'''''

Emphasis One
Emphasis Two
Emphasis Three

Internal Wiki Links

Links to internal pages use the following mark-up:

[[Pagename|LinkText]]
Example: [[The Cadets|My corps]] is awesome!

Linktext can be left out:

Example: [[The Cadets]] are awesome!

My corps is awesome!

The Cadets are awesome!

External Web Links

Links to external website use the following mark-up:

[URL LinkText]]
Example: [http://www.bluedevils.org/ The Blue Devils] are awesome!

Please use external links sparingly. In general they should only be used under an "external links" heading at the bottom of an article. LinkText can be left out, in which case the link will be displayed as a footnote. This technique is not recommended.

The Blue Devils are awesome!