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Welcome to the Earthen Ring Wiki help desk. This is the place to ask for help with anything related to the wikia. There are more help pages in Category:Help or you can also ask questions on the talk pages of any of the site admins.

See Help:Forums for more on how forums work and how to add new forums to the index.

Using the forums

Hmm... Still trying to figure out how this forum feature works. There aren't very clear instructions on how to use them, just how to build them. Perhaps that's something to consider for the future.

-Gospel Lightfaith 20:11, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

Gah! Your AIM message says you're offline, you sneak! :P
Anyhow, they seem to function on simple editing. I'm going to ask if there may be a way to incorporate the ability to add to threads in the same manner that one adds to a post on Discussion pages. The WoW rep won't be back on until Monday, though.
In any case, we'll see about writing up some instructions for the time being.
--Lilithia 22:03, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

Help desk

How ironic. A help desk that we're not sure how to use! *grins* Thanks for taking on the rather massive project of moving the wiki host. This new one is very pretty. --Krelle 12:52, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

@Krelle >> Well, at least we're all learning together? :D
It's not quite too hard to figure out once you understand it a bit. I actually just jumped in feet first and tried to post something and just hoped it worked. XD
- Gospel Lightfaith 15:06, 1 April 2007 (UTC)
It's all about the preview button eh? That's one great thing about the wikis - the open source. For my first page I just stole the code from Tai's, then switched the content around. Doesn't take too long to figure out though.
--Krelle 22:08, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Some formatting tips

And you believed me when I said I wouldn't be around on April Fool's Day? :P (Well, okay, I didn't think I was going to be online.)

Normally I wouldn't edit someone else's posts, but I thought I'd use the previous ones on this page to demonstrate one way to keep track of conversations. My apologies if I've stepped on anyone's toes. :)

All the "+" button does on discussion pages is add a new section, and show you only an empty edit box for that section so you don't have to look at the code for previous posts. You can start a new section yourself by scrolling to the bottom of the edit box and adding a top-level heading, surrounded with double equals signs, ==Like this==.

To reply to someone else's post, you can indent your comments by putting a colon at the beginning of each paragraph of your reply,

Like this. (That's typed ":Like this.")
The more colons you use, the farther the reply is indented.

If you wish to start a new conversation on a new page, rather than adding to an old one, you can use the "add new topic" button on the main page for each forum (like this page for the EarthenRing help desk.

Best of luck to you, and please ask if you have any further questions; I'll be keeping an eye on the forums here, and I'm here to help!

Catherine o' the ComTeam 23:36, 1 April 2007 (UTC)