Character Page Tutorial

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[edit] Intro

As part of the Academy training, all recruits are required to create a wiki profile for their character. In order to create/edit pages on this particular wiki, you must first register an account. This tutorial will help with the basics of wiki-page creation.

[edit] New Page

So the first thing we need to cover is how to make a new page. This can be confusing at first, but it's very simple when you know how:

  • First, Type your callsign or character name into the search bar of the wiki.
  • Press enter.
  • When confronted with the "no article exists" page, click on 'create an article with this title'.

This creates a blank page with your callsign or character name as the title, which will hold all the information regarding your character.

[edit] Linking Page and Saving Work

Before you go any farther, you should probably link your page to the archive that has all of the other character pages on it. This isn’t as difficult as it may seem:

  • Put the following at the bottom of your wiki page: [[Category:NavyMembers|Your Page Name]] [[Category:Your Current Rank]]
  • Remember to replace “Your Name” and “Your Rank” with the actual data.

The first links your page to the Navy Members list. The second links it to the Naval rank board (so change it when you get a promotion). These two links should remain at the very bottom of your Wiki page.

This would also be a good time to save your work. This is simply done by hitting the Save Page button under the editing window. Click the edit tab at the top to return to making your wiki page.

[edit] The Templates

[edit] Stats Template

Now we are getting into templates. Templates are items, such as tables and info sheets, that can be inserted into pages without having to type in all of the code. (Because they've been 'designed' elsewhere on the wiki - think of templates like shortcuts.) The first one is for a basic run down of your character. It goes at the very top of your Wiki page.

We'll be working with an example here. Delete the data and fill it in with your own (just put N/A after image for now) Leave the brackets and other symbols; double brackets are links within the Wiki.

[edit] Navy Version

What it looks like What you type
TIE Pilot.jpg
John Doe
Military Information
Callsign:

Ironfist

Rank:

Crewman

Position:

Raptor 2

Flight:

Alpha

Squadron:

Raptor

Division:

Navy

Physical Description
Gender:

Male

Height:

5'10"

Weight:

180 lbs

Skin Color:

Tan

Hair Color:

Brown

Facial Hair:

Soul Patch

Eyes:

Black

Cybernetics:

Prosthetic Right Hand

Biographical Information
Homeworld:

Corellia

Age:

20

Languages:

Galactic Basic

Occupation:

Mechanic



{{Character InfoBox 2015
|bgcolor1=#25438C
|bgcolor2=#222222
|bgcolor3=#2B2B2B
|imagebgcolor=#25438C
|namebgcolor=#252c6c
|namecolor=#E5E5ED
|textcolor1=#E5E5ED
|textcolor2=#bccad0
|textcolor3=#ffffff
|image=[[Image:TIE_Pilot.jpg|250px]]
|name=John Doe
|callsign=Ironfist
|rank=[[Naval Ranks#Command Ranks|Crewman]]
|specialty=
|position=Raptor 2
|flight=Alpha
|squadron=Raptor
|wing=
|ship=
|taskforce=Thesh
|fleet=
|squad=
|platoon=
|company=
|battalion=
|regiment=
|division=[[Navy]]
|affiliation=
|campaigns=
|awards=
|gender=Male
|height=5'10"
|weight=180 lbs
|skin=Tan
|fur=
|haircolor=Brown
|hairstyle=
|facialhair=Soul Patch
|eyes=Black
|scar=
|tattoo=
|cybernetics=Prosthetic Right Hand
|species=
|homeworld=Corellia
|birthdate=
|age=20
|language=Galactic Basic
|occupation=Mechanic
|hobbies=
|residence=
|dossier=
|nickname=
|family=
|motto=
|fightingstyle=
|realid=
}}

|}}


[edit] Army Version

What it looks like What you type
Trooper.jpg
John Doe
Military Information
Callsign:

Ironfist

Rank:

Private

Position:

Trooper

Squad:

Drill

Division:

Army

Physical Description
Gender:

Male

Height:

5'10"

Weight:

180 lbs

Skin Color:

Tan

Hair Color:

Brown

Facial Hair:

Soul Patch

Eyes:

Black

Cybernetics:

Prosthetic Right Hand

Biographical Information
Homeworld:

Corellia

Age:

20

Languages:

Galactic Basic

Occupation:

Mechanic



{{Character InfoBox 2015
|bgcolor1=#5A7C3C
|bgcolor2=#222222
|bgcolor3=#2B2B2B
|imagebgcolor=#5A7C3C
|namebgcolor=#697800
|namecolor=#E5E5ED
|textcolor1=#E5E5ED
|textcolor2=#ffcc00
|textcolor3=#ffffff
|image=[[Image:Trooper.jpg|250px]]
|name=John Doe
|callsign=Ironfist
|rank=[[Army Ranks#Private|Private]]
|specialty=
|position=[[Trooper]]
|flight=
|squadron=
|wing=
|ship=
|taskforce
|fleet=
|squad=[[Drill Squad|Drill]]
|platoon=
|company=
|battalion=
|regiment=
|division=[[Army]]
|affiliation=
|campaigns=
|awards=
|gender=Male
|height=5'10"
|weight=180 lbs
|skin=Tan
|fur=
|haircolor=Brown
|hairstyle=
|facialhair=Soul Patch
|eyes=Black
|scar=
|tattoo=
|cybernetics=Prosthetic Right Hand
|species=
|homeworld=Corellia
|birthdate=
|age=20
|language=Galactic Basic
|occupation=Mechanic
|hobbies=
|residence=
|dossier=
|nickname=
|family=
|motto=
|fightingstyle=
|realid=
}} 




[edit] Page Organization Template

This isn’t technically a template since it doesn’t have hidden coding somewhere else. It is used to make each character page uniform. This section of code goes between the template and the links at the bottom. In the first section, fill in my stuff with yours again. The rest are explained under the headings: (By the way, it'll look a heck of a lot better once you paste it into your wiki page because it'll be spaced out then.)

What you type
== Current Status ==

For Navy

*Currently assigned to [[1]] 
*[[Naval Positions|Flight Member]], [[Navy|Imperial Navy]]
*[[Naval Ranks|2]]

For Army

*Currently assigned to [[1]]
*[[Naval Positions|Trooper]], [[Army|Imperial Army]]
*[[Army Ranks|2]]

'''Table'''

1=What Squadron or Squad you are in.
2=Your Rank

== Bio ==
=== Appearance ===
The physical characteristics of your character.
=== Personality ===
How your character acts, what irritates them, what makes them happy, what makes them tick.
=== History ===
The story of how your character got where he/she/it is now.
== Service History ==
I’ll go into detail on this heading later.
What it looks like

[edit] Current Status

For Navy

For Army

[edit] Bio

[edit] Appearance

The physical characteristics of your character.

[edit] Personality

How your character acts, what irritates them, what makes them happy, what makes them tick.

[edit] History

The story of how your character got where he/she/it is now.

[edit] Service History

I’ll go into detail on this heading later.

Ok, I’m going to tell you a little bit about what I’m asking you to copy and paste. The double equal signs mark a heading. The triple equal signs mark a sub-heading. The nice thing about headings is that you can edit them separately instead of having to scroll through the whole edit window. Under the first heading are brackets (which I already told you were links) and stars (which will become bullet points after you click Save Page. Than Sion is my page, look at it any time you want to make sure you are putting your own together right.





[edit] Service History Info



What you type
=Service History=

For Navy

=Ranks=
{{Ranks
|1insig=NA
|1rank=[[Naval Ranks#Commissioned_Ranks|Crewman]]
|1start=The date you joined the Vast Empire Navy
|1until=The date that you got promoted
|1reason=Joined the Vast Empire Navy
}}

=Positions=
{{Positions
|1pos=[[Raptor Squadron]] - [[Naval Positions#Flight Member|Alpha 2]] You would put whatever your designation is where Alpha 2 is
|1start=What date you where placed there
|1until=The date you where assigned somewhere else.
|1reason=The reason you where put there.
}}

=Awards and Certifications=

==Awards==
{{Awards
|1rib=NA
|1abrev=NA
|1award=NA
|1date=NA
|1reason=NA
}}


=Story Participation=
{{Story Participation
|1story=Name of the Story
|1start=The date the story started
|1type=What Squadron or Squad you where in. What you type is this ([[Viper Squadron|Viper]]) 
|1posts=Number of posts you made on that story
}}


For Army

<br>

=Service History=

<br>

=Ranks=
{{Ranks
|1insig=[[Image:PVT.png|30px]]
|1rank=[[Army Ranks#Enlisted Ranks|Private]]
|1start=October 14, 2010
|1until=Present
|1reason=Joined the Vast Empire Army
}}

<br>

=Positions=
{{Positions
|1pos=[[Image:Trainee.png|30px]]
|1start=October 14, 2010
|1until=Present
|1reason=Was place in Drill Squad
}}

<br>

=Awards and Certifications=

==Awards==
{{Awards
|1rib=NA
|1abrev=NA
|1award=NA
|1date=NA
|1reason=NA
}}

<br>

==Certification Exams==
{{Naval_Exams
|1symb=NA
|1abrev=NA
|1exam=NA
|1date=NA
|1score=NA

<br>

=Story Participation=
{{Story Participation
|1story=NA
|1start=NA
|1type=NA
|1posts=NA
}}

<br>

What it looks like when the information is filled

[edit] Service History

For Navy

[edit] Ranks

Ranks
Insignia Rank Start Until Reason for Promotion
CRWSFC.JPG Crewman October 27, 2007 November 12, 2007 Joined the Vast Empire


[edit] Positions

Positions
Position Start Until Reason
Flight Member - Raptor Squadron Alpha 2 July 30, 2010 August 27, 2010 Was Assigned to Raptor Squadron


[edit] Awards and Certifications

[edit] Awards

Awards
Ribbon Award Award Name Date Received Reason
MC2rib.gif [MC2] Merit Cross, Second Class April 18, 2005 Distinction on SAE


[edit] Story Participation

Story Participation
Story Start Date End Date Type Post Count
Operation: Trojan Horse November 10, 2007  ? Squadron (Viper) 6
Total: 6


For Army

[edit] Service History


[edit] Ranks

Ranks
Insignia Rank Start Until Reason for Promotion
PVT.png Private October 14, 2010 Present Joined the Vast Empire Army



[edit] Positions

Positions
Position Start Until Reason
Trainee.png October 14, 2010 Present Was place in Drill Squad



[edit] Awards and Certifications

[edit] Awards

Awards
Ribbon Award Award Name Date Received Reason
NA NA NA NA NA



[edit] Certification Exams

{{Naval_Exams

1symb=NA 1abrev=NA 1exam=NA 1date=NA 1score=NA


[edit] Story Participation

Story Participation
Story Start Date End Date Type Post Count
NA NA  ? NA NA
Total: Expression error: Unrecognised word "na"



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