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== Wiki questions ==
== Wiki questions ==
=== I know some information that should be added to a page. How do I submit it? ===
=== I know some information that should be added to a page. How do I submit it? ===
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Believe it or not, there's no need to submit your suggestion to anyone. This site is a "wiki". That's a silly-sounding word that simply means ''anyone'' can add ''anything'' to ''any'' page. To find out more, check out the [[HRWiki:Introduction|Introduction]]. Since you can edit pages, we'd prefer that you go ahead and add the new information to the appropriate page yourself. Go ahead, be bold!
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Believe it or not, there's no need to submit your suggestion to anyone. This site is a "wiki." That's a silly-sounding word that simply means ''anyone'' can add ''anything'' to ''any'' page. To find out more, check out the [[HRWiki:Introduction|Introduction]]. Since you can edit pages, we'd prefer that you go ahead and add the new information to the appropriate page yourself. Go ahead, be bold!
=== I think I've found some defacement on the wiki. What can I do? ===
=== I think I've found some defacement on the wiki. What can I do? ===
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Defacement comes with the territory on every wiki site. Fortunately, it's quite easy to fix. The wiki keeps track of every revision to each article, making it very easy to roll back to a previous version.
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Defacement comes with the territory on every wiki site. Happily, it's quite easy to fix. The wiki keeps track of every revision to each article, making it very easy to roll back to a previous version.
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Simply click "history" at the top of the page you wish to roll back. Select the bullet next the the date of the last correct version of the article, and click ''Compare Selected Versions''. (If the defacement was made in only the last edit, as in most cases, just click the button. The correct bullets are already selected) You will then see at the top of the page a yellow and green blocks of text showing what was changed. Click '''(Undo)''' and save the page. The article is now defacement-free.
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Simply click "history" at the top of the page you wish to roll back. Then click on the time and date of the archived version you want to revert back to. The page will appear with the version indicated at the top of the page, just underneath the page title. Next, click "edit" at the top of the page. Add a note in the Summary box that you are reverting the page because of a troll, and then click "Save page".
After repeated instances of defacing the wiki, an offender's IP address can be blocked by [[Special:Listadmins|several users]] who have sysop rights. These admins pay careful attention to the [[Special:Recentchanges|recent changes]] page, and will [[Special:Ipblocklist|block]] IP addresses where/when appropriate.
After repeated instances of defacing the wiki, an offender's IP address can be blocked by [[Special:Listadmins|several users]] who have sysop rights. These admins pay careful attention to the [[Special:Recentchanges|recent changes]] page, and will [[Special:Ipblocklist|block]] IP addresses where/when appropriate.
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=== How do I start a new article? ===
=== How do I start a new article? ===
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An easy way to do it is to search for the page you want to create. If it doesn't exist, you'll see this:
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The easiest way to start a new page is to create a link to it from the [[HRWiki:Sandbox|sandbox]] (alternatively, you could create the link from the most appropriate [[:Category:Lists|list]] page). When you first create the link, it will be red, indicating that the page it points to doesn't exist, yet. Just click on the link and you'll be taken to the edit page for the new article.
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<blockquote>'''There is no page titled "example".''' You can [[example|create this page]].</blockquote>
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Click the red link and you'll be taken to the editing panel. Write up the page you want. If you don't know how to use wiki code, please take a look at [[Help:Editing]].<br>
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After you are done, don't forget to preview your page, then save it.
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In general, red links lead to articles that do not exist yet. Clicking any of them will lead you to the editing page, where you can write the article.
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=== How do I upload an image? ===
=== How do I upload an image? ===
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#:''Most of a sysop's job is not very glamorous. In fact, it's a lot of work, and the pay isn't that great. Sysops are expected to fight vandalism, fix formatting, give aid to those who need it, and perform housekeeping duties, all the while trying to contribute actual content to the project. Some of the things a sysop is expected to do, like reverting vandalism, can also be done by users. You should spend at least a portion of your energy on such site maintenance.''
#:''Most of a sysop's job is not very glamorous. In fact, it's a lot of work, and the pay isn't that great. Sysops are expected to fight vandalism, fix formatting, give aid to those who need it, and perform housekeeping duties, all the while trying to contribute actual content to the project. Some of the things a sysop is expected to do, like reverting vandalism, can also be done by users. You should spend at least a portion of your energy on such site maintenance.''
#'''Stay active.'''
#'''Stay active.'''
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#:''Seniority is important. Everything else being equal, the user with the most experience is the one we turn to, and there could be several deserving users ahead of you. It is extremely unlikely that we would promote a relative newcomer.''
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#:''Seniority is important. Everything else being equal, the user with the most experience is the one who we turn to, and there could be several deserving users ahead of you. It is extremely unlikely that we would promote a relative newcomer.''
#'''Stay positive.'''
#'''Stay positive.'''
#:''We're making an encyclopedia about [[Glossary#D|dumb animal characters]]. Remember to keep your sense of humor about you.''
#:''We're making an encyclopedia about [[Glossary#D|dumb animal characters]]. Remember to keep your sense of humor about you.''
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===[[How Do You Type With Boxing Gloves On?|How does Strong Bad type with boxing gloves on?]]===
===[[How Do You Type With Boxing Gloves On?|How does Strong Bad type with boxing gloves on?]]===
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We don't know. Why don't you ask him?
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