Help:Link

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Here's how to add links:

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Internal

To add a link to an internal page (in the wiki), use these link styles:

For an article page:
[[This one normal page]]
For a page in another namespace:
[[Namespace:Page name]]
However, links to images and categories (without using the image on the page, or adding the page to the category) must be linked like this:
[[:Image:Image name]]
or
[[:Category:Category name]]

External

To link to a common external page, like the fanstuff wiki or the Homestar Runner website, use a namespace-style link with one of the special prefixes.

To link externally (outside the wiki), use one bracket pair instead of two, as well as an absolute path:
[http://www.website.com/]
To link to someone's email, use the mailto: prefix:
[mailto:joe_person@email.com]

Appearances

To change the appearance of an internal or familiar link, use the vertical line symbol:
[[This page|This neat page]]
To change the appearance of an external link or an email link, insert a space after the link:
[http://www.website.com/ A neat site]
In a link with a namespace (or an interwiki link), the prefix is removable with the pipe (|) symbol:
[[Wikipedia:Main Page|]]
In a link with trailing parentheses (()), the parentheses, as well as the words inside them, are removable with the pipe (|) symbol:
[[Homestar Runner (flash cartoon)|]]

Link colors

If you see a deep blue link, it means it's a link within this wiki.
If you see a light blue link, it means it's an interwiki link.
If you see a red link, it means it's not a real wiki page, or it's not a correctly typed link.

Link symbols

Figuring out what the symbols next to some links mean. If you don't see little icons next to the links below, then your browser might not support CSS properties for links. Go to Help:Icon to see them.

If you see a light blue link with an arrow next to it, it means it's an external link.
If you see a light blue link with the Homestar Runner logo next to it, it means it's a link to the Homestar Runner website.
If you see a light blue link with the Thorax logo next to it, it means it's a link to the Thorax Corporation website.
If you see a light blue link with the Videlectrix logo next to it, it means it's a link to the Videlectrix website.
If you see a light blue link with the YouTube logo next to it, it means it's a link to a YouTube video.
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