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Wiki Tips for New Editors

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Useful Links

If you have not edited a wiki before, please read:

  1. Mabinogi World Wiki's Policy

Please don't be surprised if people get miffed if you do something that's against policy.


Question and Answer - If you have questions for editors or requests for information, please put them here or on the discussion/talk pages of the articles.

Category:Wiki_Resources - has many useful links.


Wikipedia Cheatsheet - If you need a cheatsheet for wiki code

Media Wiki Help - For more help on advanced coding try Media Wiki's help pages (be prepared to get a headache)

General Tips for ALL Contributors

  • Next to the "save page" button is a preview button. Please try to use it to avoid spamming Recent Changes.
  • Correct spelling gets you points.
  • If you're taking information from a source, make sure to link to the source.
  • If you don't know how to format something, go to a page that you think is nicely formatted and click on the "edit", and base your edits off of that.
    • Don't change this code, if you want to experiment do it on your userpage.
    • Eyeball the code until you see something that you recognize
    • Copy the code in the same paragraph as the part you recognize
    • Paste it onto the page that you're working on.
    • Replace the text as needed.

Where a New Editor Can Help

Please check out:

Find a Vandal?

Vandalism includes:

Ban length Reason
3 days One or two fake/bad/mildly offensive edits on one or two articles.
1 week Bad edits on multiple articles
Inserting a lot of fake info into articles
Blanking an article
Deleting/changing another's comment on a talk page.
Permanent Advertisement
Very offensive language
Continuation of whatever behavior initiated prior bans

If you find any acts of vandalism please go ahead and revert the change, making note in the summary, "Vandalism."

How to Get 100% Quality Perfect Pictures in Accordance with Wiki Policy

For a more in-depth guide, see here.

  1. Make Mabinogi go into Window mode (pressing alt + enter toggles between window and full-screen mode).
  2. Open another application, or click on your desktop, and then resize the game window to the largest area possible.
  3. Click on the other application, or click on your desktop.
  4. Press Print Screen (Prnt Scrn) key on the keyboard.
  5. File > Paste (Ctrl+V) into a photo editor (MSPaint, for example).
  6. Crop your image to desired size.
  7. Save as .png to maintain 100% quality (uncompressed).
  • Make sure that your file is a .png (not capitalized) when you upload it to Mabinogi World Wiki.
  • Check to see if "Glow Effect" is off. If it is not off, you can use the asterisk (*) key to toggle it. The asterisk key is located on the right side of the keyboard if you have a number pad.
    • Opening Options menu, go to the "System" Tab and click on the "Effect" sub-tab. Uncheck the "Glow Effect" option if it is checked.

Alternatively, users with Windows Vista or newer can run Mabinogi in windowed mode, then from the start menu launch "Snipping Tool." The screen then freezes and fades out, and allows you to select and crop any area of the screen to save as a PNG.

How to Request a Deletion

  • use the following code on the image or page you think should be deleted:
{{Delete
|[reason]
}}
  • reason — the explanation for why this page should be deleted.

Coding Tips

Making Links

  • [[Link Name]] - Simply putting brackets around a word will turn it into a link
  • [[True Link | Link as it appears]] - If you want the Link Name to appear as something else


Image Links

  • [[Image:Image_Name.ext | link=Page_Name]] - Replaces the link to an image's file page with a link to another page.


Category Links

  • [[:Category:Category_Name]] - links to the Category page itself
    • [[:Category:Category_Name | Optional_Replacement_Text]]
    • Note: Dont forget to add the first colon (i.e., ":") in front of the word "Category", otherwise the link won't be displayed, instead the category's name will be displayed on the bottom of the page and the page will be listed in that category.
  • [[Category:Category_Name]]
    • Not actually a link code but somewhat similar. This will list a page in a category and will only display the category's name on the bottom of the page using this code. The difference here, from the previous link code, is that there is no colon (i.e., ":") in front of the word "Category."
    • This code will only display the category's name on the bottom of a page, no matter where it is placed in a page's code. For this reason, the code should be placed beneath all other code on a page, as this will allow it to be easily found when editing. A page can be listed on multiple category pages, if desired, by adding this code to the bottom of the page for each category.


Linking to Specific Parts of a Page

  • [[Page_Name#Section_or_Anchor_Name]] - Provides a link from a page to a desired section header or anchor on another page.
    • [[Page_Name#Section_or_Anchor_Name | Optional_Replacement_Text]]
  • [[Page_Name#Section_or_Anchor_Name x]]
    • [[Page_Name#Section_or_Anchor_Name x | Optional_Replacement_Text]]
    • If the desired section header or anchor on a destination page is one of multiple section headers and/or anchors using the same name then use this instead.
    • Where x is replaced with the number obtained by counting down the section headers and/or anchors with the same name, till the desired one is reached.
    • There must be a space between Section_or_Anchor_Name and x.
  • [[#Section_or_Anchor_Name]]
    • [[#Section_or_Anchor_Name | Optional_Replacement_Text]]
    • Link to a section header or anchor on the same page as the link, i.e., the link page and destination page are one and the same.
  • [[#Section_or_Anchor_Name x]]
    • [[#Section_or_Anchor_Name x | Optional_Replacement_Text]]
    • If the desired section header or anchor on the same page is one of multiple section headers and/or anchors using the same name then use this instead.
    • Where x is replaced with the number obtained by counting down the section headers and/or anchors with the same name, till the desired one is reached.
    • There must be a space between Section_or_Anchor_Name and x.


Anchors

  • {{anchor| Anchor_Name}}
    • This template creates a hidden destination for a link where Anchor_Name can be replaced with any desired name (preferably relevant to whatever it acts as an anchor for).
    • Can be used instead of a page or section header as a destination for a link.
    • It does not display on the saved destination page and see the above link codes for creating a link to the anchor from another page or on the same page.


Future Content Tags

Adding {{FutureContent}} at the top/bottom of the page to mark it as future content to avoid confusion or use {{FutureContentSection}} for a specific section in the article

Adding {{FutureContent}} makes

Future content.png This article includes content that is unreleased in North America.
This content may or may not come in the future. This article is likely based on overseas version(s) of Mabinogi.

And adding {{FutureContentSection}} makes

Future content.png This section of the article includes content that may not be released in North America.
Some or all of the following contents may not be officially released by Nexon America, and may be based on Mabinogi overseas. Details are subject to change.


Also, you may specify when the content will be released by using the "at" parameter.

Adding {{FutureContent|at=G19}} makes

Future content.png This article includes content that is unreleased in North America.
This content has not yet reached its estimated release timeframe. Details may change upon release. This article is likely based on overseas version(s) of Mabinogi. It is estimated that Wiki Tips for New Editors will arrive in G19.

And adding {{FutureContentSection|at=G19}} makes

Future content.png This section of the article includes content that may not be released in North America.
Some or all of the following contents may not be officially released by Nexon America, and may be based on Mabinogi overseas. Details are subject to change. It is estimated that the following section will arrive at G19.


Marking as Stub

  • Place {{Stub}} at the top when creating a page where little or no information will be added immediately but is expected to be added at a later date.

Redirect code

  • #redirect[[link]] makes a redirect, i.e. an automatic link elsewhere
    • It really helps newbies to the wiki use the search function.
    • Can also be used on pages that would have had the same content as the target page but use variations of the spelling of a target page's title or use different words that mean the same thing as the target page's title.
    • To go to a redirect page click on a link that uses the redirect page's title and do the following (if you cant find a page with a link then simply edit any page, create the link, DON'T SAVE THE PAGE, go to preview instead and click on the link);
    • This will take you to the target page of the redirect and not the redirect page itself.
    • However, immediately under the target page's title will be "(Redirected from [Redirects Page's Title])."
    • Whatever replaces Redirects Page's Title will be a link to the redirect page, click on it and you will (finally!) be taken to the redirect page itself.
  • #redirect [[Page_Name#Section_or_Anchor_Name]] - as above but redirects links to a section header or anchor on another page. Used a lot to have a monster's name linked directly to the specific monster.
  • #redirect [[:Category:Category_Name]] - as above but redirects links to a category page.
    • As category pages cannot be "moved" then this can be entered manually to have an existing category page redirect to another category page. Note that, this can also be used to have links to a normal page redirected to a category page.
    • Note: Don't forget to add the first colon (i.e., ":") in front of the word "Category", otherwise the page won't just redirect to the desired category page, but will also be listed on it.

Making Lists

Simple indents

; 1111
: 2222
:: 3333
; Aaaa
: Bbbb
::Cccc
:Dddd
::Eeee
:::Ffff

Appearance

1111
2222
3333
Aaaa
Bbbb
Cccc
Dddd
Eeee
Ffff

Bullet points

Bullet points are made by using an asterisk, *. Using more than one indents the bulletpoint

* idea
**concept
***more idea
*idea 2
**followup 2

Appearance

  • idea
    • concept
      • more idea
  • idea 2
    • followup 2


Numbered list

Number signs create easy lists

# example1
# example2
# example3

Appearance

  1. example1
  2. example2
  3. example3

Halting wiki code

<nowiki>code</nowiki> removes the wiki code, so the text will just appear as text.

Hidden Text Code

{{HiddenTextHeader
|Title=Hello!
|Width=
|Display=
}}
Hi!
{{HiddenTextFooter}}

Example

Wiki Table Tips

Table Template

{| class="mabitable"
! Column1 Name !! Column2 Name !! Column3 Name
|-
| 1a || 2a || 3a
|-
| 1b || 2b || 3b
|}

It looks like this:

Column1 Name Column2 Name Column3 Name
1a 2a 3a
1b 2b 3b

Sortable Table Template

{| class="mabitable sortable"
! Column1 Name !! Column2 Name !! Column3 Name
|-
| 1a || 2a || 3a
|-
| 1b || 2b || 3b
|}

Example:

Column1 Name Column2 Name Column3 Name
1a 2a 3a
1b 2b 3b

No First Row Table

{| class="mabitable"
|-
| Column1 Name || Column2 Name || Column3 Name
|-
| 1a || 2a || 3a
|-
| 1b || 2b || 3b
|}

Example:

Column1 Name Column2 Name Column3 Name
1a 2a 3a
1b 2b 3b

Overlapping Rows Table

{| class="mabitable"
! Column1 Name !! Column2 Name !! Column3 Name
|-
| 1a || 2a || rowspan="2" | 3
|-
| 1b || 2b ||
|}

Example:

Column1 Name Column2 Name Column3 Name
1a 2a 3
1b 2b

Overlapping Columns Table

{| class="mabitable"
! Column1 Name
! Column2 Name
! Column3 Name
|-
| 1a || colspan="2"| 2a and 3a
|-
| 1b || 2b || 3b
|}

Example:

Column1 Name Column2 Name Column3 Name
1a 2a and 3a
1b 2b 3b

Collapsible

{| class="mabitable collapsible collapsed"
! width=400 | title
|-
|Content
|}

Example

Useful Categories

Although the links below go to their respective pages they do not cause this page to be listed on any of them, due to the colon placed in front of the word "Category" in the code.

Useful Special Pages in Mabi Wiki

Useful Outside Resources

Foreign Wiki Links

Foreign Sites

Character Simulators

Mabinogi Music

Timers and Tools

Official Sites