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|align="center"|'''Community Message Board'''
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*Do you want to help out?  Try editing up some of our [[:Category:Stubs|stub articles]] and filling them in!
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*Please remember to put new pages into [[Help:Category|categories]], and make sure another page links to them - that is, if you ever want anyone to see them!
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*Are you new to the country?  Check out the [[TalossaWiki:New Citizen's Guide|New Citizen's Guide]]!
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*Try playing the game, "How Many Clicks to the King?"  Hit "Random Page" on the left, and see how many links it takes you to get to [[King John]]!  You can usually do it in only two!
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|Citizen's Portal
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'''Are you a Talossan citizen?  Are you interested in contributing here?  Then please create an account, and you can help add information about the country you love!'''
 
'''Are you a Talossan citizen?  Are you interested in contributing here?  Then please create an account, and you can help add information about the country you love!'''
  
 
So far, TalossaWiki has {{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} articles created by {{NUMBEROFACTIVEUSERS}} active users.  Do you want to join them and help out?
 
So far, TalossaWiki has {{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} articles created by {{NUMBEROFACTIVEUSERS}} active users.  Do you want to join them and help out?
  
We need all sorts of contributions, and even if you don't know anything about the formatting of a wiki like this one, you can still go in and add text and descriptions about your favorite part of Talossa.  Once you're [[TalossaWiki:Citizen registration|registered and approved by an administrator]], then just click the "Edit" tab at the top of any page, and it will open so that you can edit the text.  When you're done, click "Submit," and your changes will be visible to everyone!
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We need all sorts of contributions, and even if you don't know anything about the formatting of a wiki like this one, you can still go in and add text and descriptions about your favorite part of Talossa.  Once you're [[TalossaWiki:Citizen registration|registered and approved by an administrator]], then just click the "Edit" tab at the top of any page, and it will open so that you can edit the text.  When you're done, click "Submit," and your changes will be visible to everyone!  If you need help getting started, please see the archived proceedings of the [[University]]'s [[Class|instructional seminar on wiki-editing]].
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Make a page about yourself, if one doesn't already exist!  Remember, it's not Facebook or a promotional flyer - it's an encyclopedia article about your time in Talossa!  Check out the page on [[Ian Eschemplarh]] to see how an article about a person should look!
  
If you are an experienced wiki-editor, then you can do even more things to help out.  While we have a few working templates and navigation pages, there's still a lot of work to be done. The clumsy and simple templates that are currently implemented can also be greatly improved, if you have the knowledge. Please remember to only upload images that we are legally allowed to use, and select the appropriate image rights template from the dropdown box when you upload an image.  You can make a big difference with just a few hours of your time!
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If you are an experienced wiki-editor, then you can do even more things to help out - jump right in! Please remember to only upload images that we are legally allowed to use, and select the appropriate image rights template from the dropdown box when you upload an image.  You can make a big difference with just a few hours of your time! [[Special:WantedPages|Here]] are some of our most wanted pages.
  
{{hatnote|It might be helpful to look at our [[TalossaWiki:Manual of style|manual of style]].}}
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{{hatnote|It might be helpful to look at our {{MoS}}.}}
  
There are different pages for the offices of the government or the royal household, and many are still stubs without much content; some look particularly silly because the dearth of content means that their templates overlap! Filling these in would be extremely useful. To do so, there are numerous helpful templates:
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There are different pages for the offices of the government, the royal household, and just about everything else.  You can add to them!  To do so, there are numerous helpful templates:
 
*Many pages fall within a broad subject; check if any of the extant [[:Category:Navigation templates|navigation templates]] are appropriate.  Remember that ''not every page'' is important enough to go on the navbox itself.
 
*Many pages fall within a broad subject; check if any of the extant [[:Category:Navigation templates|navigation templates]] are appropriate.  Remember that ''not every page'' is important enough to go on the navbox itself.
 
*To cite the [[Organic Law (text)|Organic Law]], you can use <nowiki>{{org}} like so: {{org|3|1}}</nowiki> links to Article 3, Section 1 ({{org|3|1}}).
 
*To cite the [[Organic Law (text)|Organic Law]], you can use <nowiki>{{org}} like so: {{org|3|1}}</nowiki> links to Article 3, Section 1 ({{org|3|1}}).
 
*Some Talossan words with diacritical marks can be written by a standard Anglophone keyboard using templates such as <nowiki>{{pengo}} or {{fio}}</nowiki>, which supply the diacriticized Talossan words for you as {{pengo}} or {{fio}}.  A template also exists for Talossan money; to list an amount such as 5 louis or 6 louis 3 bence, you can type <nowiki>5{{l}} or 6{{b}}3</nowiki> to produce 5{{l}} or 6{{b}}3.  A full list of these substitution templates can be found at [[:Category:Name templates]].
 
*Some Talossan words with diacritical marks can be written by a standard Anglophone keyboard using templates such as <nowiki>{{pengo}} or {{fio}}</nowiki>, which supply the diacriticized Talossan words for you as {{pengo}} or {{fio}}.  A template also exists for Talossan money; to list an amount such as 5 louis or 6 louis 3 bence, you can type <nowiki>5{{l}} or 6{{b}}3</nowiki> to produce 5{{l}} or 6{{b}}3.  A full list of these substitution templates can be found at [[:Category:Name templates]].
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*United States dollars and cents are automatically converted to Talossan currency with the [[Template:Lb|Lb template]].  Convert $1.67 like so: <nowiki>{{lb|1.67}}</nowiki> .  It will produce the following:{{lb|1.67}}.
 
*To append the Talossan year to the Gregorian year, use the [[:Template:Year|year template]].  For example, <nowiki>{{year|2004}}</nowiki> produces "{{year|2004}}."
 
*To append the Talossan year to the Gregorian year, use the [[:Template:Year|year template]].  For example, <nowiki>{{year|2004}}</nowiki> produces "{{year|2004}}."
  
Skeleton pages such as this, the front page, and others are all free for editing, so don't hesitate to do so.  Go ahead and be bold in your editing: all past revisions of a page are saved, so you can't do any permanent damage.  If you disagree with phrasing or with the representation of a particular event or person, please improve it!  Please try to be aware of the following, though:
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Infrastructure pages such as this, the front page, and others are all free for editing, so don't hesitate to do so.  Go ahead and be bold: all past revisions of a page are saved, so you can't do any permanent damage.  If you disagree with phrasing or with the representation of a particular event or person, please improve it!  Please try to be aware of the following, though:
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*TalossaWiki is '''not''' for campaigning or vendettas!
 
*Many of the prominent past and present citizens of Talossa are with us, so please be careful what you say.
 
*Many of the prominent past and present citizens of Talossa are with us, so please be careful what you say.
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*Individual pages on citizens will turn up on search engines.  If you are uncomfortable with having your TalossaWiki page featured on Google, then please only list yourself under your Talossan name.
 
*If you and another citizen disagree, please try to resolve the issue amicably.  Try to be fair in your descriptions.  Even if discussion becomes heated, please remember that everything you say is preserved, permanently, forever, as a function of the wiki software.  Stay polite.
 
*If you and another citizen disagree, please try to resolve the issue amicably.  Try to be fair in your descriptions.  Even if discussion becomes heated, please remember that everything you say is preserved, permanently, forever, as a function of the wiki software.  Stay polite.
 
*In cases of serious disagreement, the Minister of Stuff and his appointed officials have ultimate authority to decide the content of TalossaWiki.
 
*In cases of serious disagreement, the Minister of Stuff and his appointed officials have ultimate authority to decide the content of TalossaWiki.
Citizens who are skilled at graphic design can also contribute, by creating icons for the portals and by creating enhanced versions of the imported coats of arms and flags.  If you are interested in helping with this project, please see [[TalossaWiki:Requested Images|this page]].
 
  
 
Remember: TalossaWiki is for Talossans and ''by'' Talossans!
 
Remember: TalossaWiki is for Talossans and ''by'' Talossans!
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Latest revision as of 10:29, 2 June 2014

Community Message Board
  • Do you want to help out? Try editing up some of our stub articles and filling them in!
  • Please remember to put new pages into categories, and make sure another page links to them - that is, if you ever want anyone to see them!
  • Try playing the game, "How Many Clicks to the King?" Hit "Random Page" on the left, and see how many links it takes you to get to King John! You can usually do it in only two!