Everything about MapleWiki

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Welcome to this guide, which will help you learn everything there is to know about Maplewiki!

About Maplewiki

MapleWiki, just like Wikipedia and many other Wiki's, is a community-driven project. Just like Wikipedia, we have a goal. Their's is to write articles about almost everything there is; our goal is to write articles for everything in Maplestory. So, join us today, and start contributing!

To join, click Log In/Create Account in the top-right corner of the screen, or simply use this link.

The Basics

Navigation

Sidebar

At the left of your screen, you will see a bar going down with links, the search box, and of course, Maplewiki's banner. This is what they do (further explanation can be found by clicking on the name), from top to bottom:

MapleWiki Banner - Returns you to the Main Page. Main Page - Returns you to the Main Page.
Community Portal -
Current Events - Tells you about new events going on in Maplewiki, and informs you of the version of Maplestory.
Recent Changes - Shows a list of most recent changes to Maplewiki.
Help - Sends you to the Help Page, where you can get help from various pages.
Search Box - Lets you search for an article you want to read/edit
What links here - Shows you a list of pages that link to that page
Related changes - Shows you a list of edits that are similar to that page's edits
Upload file - You can upload pictures you want to insert in articles here
Special pages - Gives you a list of special pages (for example, pages that are long, short, old, new, etc)
Printable version - Formats the page to make it printable
Permanent link - Give you a link to that page that will never change: useful because titles of pages change often
RSS Atom - Leads you to the RSS page where you can subscribe to the feed, only on certain pages
Logs - Shows all the logs that user has made, only on user pages
User contributions - Shows all the contributions that user has made, only on user pages

Special Pages

Special pages are pages with special qualities. For example, old pages, most edited, etc.

Here is a list and what they are:

Maintenance reports
List of pages
Login/Sign up
Users and rights
Recent changes and logs
Media reports and uploads
  • File list
  • File path
  • MIME search
  • Search for duplicate files
  • Upload file
Wiki data and tools
  • Popular pages
  • Statistics
  • System messages
  • Version
Redirecting special pages
  • External links
    • Lets you search for external links (links that link outside of Maplewiki)
  • Random page
    • Links you to a random page
  • Random redirect
  • Search
High use pages
  • Most linked-to categories
  • Most linked-to files
  • Most linked-to pages
  • Most linked-to templates
  • Pages with the most categories
  • Pages with the most revisions
Page tools
  • Export pages
  • What links here
Other special pages
  • Book sources

Further explanation for navigation

Recent Changes

In this "article", you can track the most recent changes to MapleWiki. There are several options you can change:

  • the amount of edits shown in the last:
    • 1 day
    • 3 days
    • 7 days (1 week)
    • 14 days (2 weeks)
    • 30 days (about 1 month)
  • hide/show minor edits
  • hide/show bots
  • hide/show anonymous users
  • hide/show logged-in users
  • hide/show your own edits
  • show new edits starting from the current time only/show all edits
  • choose which kinds of edits to show:
    • All
      • Shows edits to every page
    • (Main)
      • Unknown kinds of edits shown
    • Talk
      • Shows edits to all talk pages
    • User
      • Shows edits to user pages only
    • User Talk
      • Shows edits to user talk pages only
    • Maplewiki
      • Shows edits to pages that begin with "Maplewiki:" only
    • Maplewiki Talk
      • Shows edits to the talk pages of pages that begin with "Maplewiki:" only
    • File
      • Shows edits to files only
    • File Talk
      • Shows edits to file talk pages only
    • MediaWiki
      • Unknown, and there is none
    • MediaWiki Talk
      • Unknown, and there is none
    • Template
      • Shows edits to templates only
    • Template Talk
      • Shows edits to template talk pages only
    • Help
      • Shows edits to help pages only
    • Help Talk
      • Shows edits to help talk pages only
    • Category
      • Shows edits to categories only
    • Category Talk
      • Shows edits to category talk pages only
Upload File

Here you can upload files to insert into articles. The file must:

  • be less then 2 MB big
  • must be one of the following formats:
    • .png
    • .gif
    • .jpeg
    • .jpg

To upload a file, you can:

  1. Click Upload File, located in the sidebar.
  2. When the page appears, click Browse, and find the file.
  3. Give it a name that will link to it.
  4. Give it a short description. (optional)
  5. Click "Upload File".

If an warning comes up saying there might be a duplicate file, check first. If it is a false alarm (happens sometimes), ignore the warning and upload it. If it isn't, use the other file in the article you want it in.

Another way:

  1. Go to the article where you want the file.
  2. Edit the page, and insert the filename (you can make one up) like this: [[image:(insert name here).(file format)]].
  3. Save the page.
  4. Click the red link that appears.
  5. Upload your file:
    1. When the page appears, click Browse, and find the file.
    2. Give it a name that will link to it.
    3. Give it a short description. (optional)
    4. Click "Upload File".

Again, if there is a warning about a duplicate file,check first.

The checkboxes "Watch this file" and "Ignore any warnings can let you watch the file, and ignore any warnings. It is best that you keep "Ignore any warnings" unchecked in case of a duplicate file. File watching will be explained here.


Wiki Formatting

In order to be able to contribute to Maplewiki, you need to know how to use the symobls used in Wiki Formatting.

Bolding and Italicizing

If you want to write something bolded, like this, you can do two things when you are in the editing area:

  • You can either click the first button above the editing area, which is labeled with a capital B, or
  • Type '''(text goes here)'''.

If you want to write something in italics, like this, you can do two things when you are in the editing area:

  • You can either click the first button above the editing area, which is labeled with a capital I, or
  • Type ''(text goes here)''.

Also, you can type something bolded and italicized by:

  • Type '''''(text goes here)'''''.

Section headings

To make section headings, which organizes what you type, you will have to type a certain amount of equal signs on both sides of the text you want to be headered.

Title (Level 1)

If you type =(text goes here)=, you will get a Level 1 header, but you shouldn't use them for section headers, because they are reserved for the title, as you can see if you compare it to the title.

Section heading (Level 2)

If you type ==(text goes here)==, you will get a Section Heading, a.k.a a Level 2 Heading.

Subsection (Level 3)

If you type ===(text goes here)===, you will get a subsection, a.k.a a Level 3 Heading.

Smaller subsection (Level 4)

If you type ====(text goes here)====, you will get a smaller subsection, a.k.a a Level 4 Heading.

Smallest subsection (Level 5)

And, if you type =====(text goes here)=====, you will get the smallest subsection, a Level 5 Heading.

Using Tildes (~)

If you use tildes, you can leave your user name, your user name and the time, or just the time on a page.

If you type ~~~ (3), you can leave just your user name: Magician3545

If you type ~~~~ (4), you leave your user name and the time (UTC): Magician3545 12:55, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

And if you type ~~~~~ (5), you leave the time only: 12:55, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Using bulleted lists and numbered lists

Bulleted lists and numbered make things easier to read.

Bulleted Lists

To make a bulleted list, you type * at where you want to start the list. This will create a Level 1 asterisk, meaning it is not indented.

For example:

  • (text goes here)

If you type ** under the first one, you will get a Level 2 asterisk (indent once):

  • (text goes here)
    • (text goes here)

You can make smaller sections, too, by increasing the amount of asterisks.

  • (text goes here)
    • (text goes here)
      • (text goes here)
        • (text goes here)
          • (text goes here)
            • (text goes here)
              • (text goes here)

And so on.

If you want to go back a Level, then just decrease the amount of asterisks.

  • (text goes here)
    • (text goes here)
      • (text goes here)
        • (text goes here)
      • (text goes here)
    • (text goes here)
  • (text goes here)

Also, if you type *:, the bulleting will stop at Level 2, but you will continue to type at that level:


  • (text goes here)
    • (text goes here)
    (text goes here)

And, if you type 2 asterisks then a colon, it will stop at Level 3, and so on.

Numbered Lists

If you want to make numbered lists, in order to create something like a "to-do list", you need to use the number sign (#).

To start one, you type #, which creates a Level 1 number sign (not indented).

For example:

  1. (text goes here)

If you put two, it will become a Level 2.

  1. (text goes here)
    1. (text goes here)
    2. (text goes here)
    3. (text goes here)

Again, as with the bullets, for more levels, increase how many number signs you have.


  1. (text goes here)
    1. (text goes here)
      1. (text goes here)
        1. (text goes here)
          1. (text goes here)
            1. (text goes here)
              1. (text goes here)

And so on.

Also, if you type #:, the numbering will stop at Level 2, but you will continue to type at that level:


  1. (text goes here)
    1. (text goes here)
    (text goes here)

And, if you type 2 number signs then a colon, it will stop at Level 3, and so on.