How to edit in a wiki
Cityriskpedia is a wiki, meaning that anyone can easily edit any unprotected page, and save those changes immediately to that page, making the alterations visible to every other reader.
Tip: Using the WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor is easier for Cityriskpedia editors just starting out. Nowadays, several WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editors are available for creating web pages. With these editors it is possible to create good looking pages simply by dragging and dropping objects on the page, without any HTML knowledge. They come with a lot of menu options. If you are familiar with windows objects or windows based software, you can create a wiki page in no time.
Editing most Cityriskpedia pages is easy. Simply click on the "edit this page" tab at the top of a Cityriskpedia page (or on a section-edit link). This will bring you to a new page with a text box containing the editable text of the original page. If you add information to a page, please provide references, as unreferenced facts are subject to removal. When you are finished with an edit, you should write a short edit summary in the small field below the edit-box. You may use shorthand to describe your changes, as described in the legend.
- To see how the page looks with your edits, press the "Show preview" button.
- To see the differences between the page with your edits and the previous version of the page, press the "Show changes" button.
- If you're satisfied with what you see, be bold and press the "Save page" button. Your changes will immediately be visible to all Wikipedia users.
You can also click on the "Discussion" tab to see the corresponding talk page, which contains comments about the page from other Cityriskpedia users. Click on the "new section" tab to start a new section, or edit the page in the same way as an article page.
You should also remember to sign your messages on talk pages and some special-purpose project pages with four tildes (~) but you should not sign edits you make to regular articles. In page history, the MediaWiki software automatically keeps track of which user makes each change.
A check to the "minor edit" box signifies that only superficial differences exist between the version with your edit and the previous version: typo corrections, formatting and presentational changes, rearranging of text without modifying content, etc. A minor edit is a version that the editor believes requires no review and could never be the subject of a dispute. The "minor edit" option is one of several options available only to registered users.
All editors are encouraged to be bold, but there are several things that a user can do to ensure that major edits are performed smoothly. Before engaging in a major edit, a user should consider discussing proposed changes on the article discussion/talk page. During the edit, if doing so over an extended period, the Template:Inuse tag can reduce the likelihood of an edit conflict. Once the edit has been completed, the inclusion of an edit summary will assist in documenting the changes. These steps will all help to ensure that major edits are well received by the Wikipedia community.
A major edit should be reviewed to confirm that it is consensual to all concerned editors. Therefore, any change that affects the meaning of an article is major (not minor), even if the edit is a single word.
There are no necessary terms to which you have to agree when doing major edits, but the recommendations above have become best practice. If you do it your own way, the likelihood of your edits being reedited may be higher.
The wiki markup is the syntax system you can use to format a Cityriskpedia page; please see Editing for details on it, and Wikitext examples for a longer list of the possibilities of Wikitext
Links and URLs
|What It Looks Like||What You Type|
|A link to another Wiki article.||
London has [[public transport]].
San Francisco also has [[public transport|public transportation]].
San Francisco also has [[public transport]]ation. Examples include [[bus]]es, [[taxicab]]s, and [[tram]]s. a [[micro-]]second
|Other page link
A link to another namespace.
See the [[Wikipedia:Manual of Style]].
|Section Page Link||
is a link to a section within another page.
#Links and URLs is a link to another section on the current page.
Italics is a piped link to a section within another page.
[[Wikipedia:Manual of Style#Italics]] is a link to a section within another page. [[#Links and URLs]] is a link to another section on the current page. [[Wikipedia:Manual of Style#Italics|Italics]] is a piped link to a section within another page.
in parentheses: kingdom.
Automatically hide namespace: Village pump.
Or both: [[Wikipedia: Manual of Style (headings)|]] But not: [[Wikipedia:Manual of Style#Links|]]
Automatically hide stuff in parentheses: [[kingdom (biology)|]]. Automatically hide namespace: [[Wikipedia:Village pump|]]. Or both: [[Wikipedia: Manual of Style (headings)|]] But not: [[Wikipedia: Manual of Style#Links|]]
|Create A Page Link||
is a page that does not exist yet.
[[National sarcasm society]] is a page that does not exist yet.
[[Wikipedia:How to edit a page]] is a link to this page.
and adding five tildes (10:44, 20 April 2009 (UTC)) gives the date/time alone:
13:40, Jan 14, 2007 (UTC)
1)The character '''tilde''' (~) is used when adding a comment to a Talk page. 2)You should sign your comment by appending four tildes (~~~~) to the comment so as to add your user name plus date/time: : ~~~~ 3)Adding three tildes (~~~) will add just your user name: : ~~~ 4) and adding five tildes (~~~~~) gives the date/time alone: : ~~~~~
#REDIRECT [[United States]] #REDIRECT [[United States#History]] will redirect to the [[United States]] page, to the History section, if it exists
|Wikimedia link|| To connect, via interwiki link, to a page on the same subject in another language, put a link of the form: language code:Title near the bottom of the article. For example, in article "Plankton", which is available on a lot of other wikis, the interwiki link to the German Wikipedia looks like:
de:Plankton where the "de" is the language-code for "Deutsch" (the German language).
It is recommended interwiki links be placed at the very end of the article. Interwiki links are not visible within the formatted article but, instead, appear as language links on the extreme left-margin column of a Wikipedia page (under menu section "languages"). Please see Interlanguage links and the Complete list of language wikis available.
[[de:Plankton]] [[es:Plancton]] [[ru:Планктон]] [[simple:Plankton]]
|Linked and why||What links here and Related changes pages can be linked as:
Special: Whatlinkshere/Wikipedia: How to edit a page and Special: Recentchangeslinked/Wikipedia: How to edit a page
'''What links here''' and '''Related changes''' pages can be linked as: [[Special: WhatLinkshere/Wikipedia: How to edit a page]] and [[Special: RecentChangeslinked/ Wikipedia: How to edit a page]]
|User edits||A user's Contributions page can be linked as: Special:Contributions/UserName or Special:Contributions/192.0.2.0|
A user's '''Contributions''' page can be linked as: [[Special:Contributions/UserName]] or [[Special:Contributions/192.0.2.0]]
|External links|| Three ways to link to external (non-wiki) sources:
See meta:interwiki map for the list of shortcuts.
A-Z a-z 0-9 . _ \ / ~ % - + & # ? ! = ( ) @
Three ways to link to external (non-wiki) sources: # Bare URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/ (bad style) # Unnamed link: [http://en.wikipedia.org/] (only used within article body for footnotes) # Named link: [http://en.wikipedia.org Wikipedia]
|Media link|| Sound
Some uploaded sounds are listed at Commons:Sound.
[[media:Classical guitar scale.ogg|Sound]]