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== Account Creation ==
  
Editing Wiki is very easy - do not be afraid to contribute. To prevent vandalism [[Special:Userlogin|login]] is required to edit the pages.
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In order to  prevent vandalism and bot spam, self-creation of accounts has been disabled.<br>
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You need to ask for an account creation, Wiki account that will be linked to your [[Bohemia Interactive]] account.
  
'''Tips of the day:'''
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=== Do you need an account? ===
* Always use categories for the content
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* Use the [[Naming_Conventions|BI Community Wiki naming conventions]]
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{{Feature|ylands | For {{Name|ylands}}, see [[Ylands WIKI FAQ]]!}}
* Clearly distinguish content specific for a particular project (e.g. not everything for OFP makes sense for ArmA etc.)
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* Mark small edits as small edits to keep version history easy to read
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Before asking for an account, ask yourself:
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; Do you want to edit only a couple of pages where you noticed an error?
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: If so, it is better to ask someone to edit said page(s) on the [http://discord.gg/arma Arma Discord] in the {{ic|#community_wiki}} channel.
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Else, head towards {{User|Dwarden}} (or any available official Community Manager) and ask for a Wiki account on [https://forums.bohemia.net/profile/743078-dwarden/ BI Forums] or the [http://discord.gg/arma Arma Discord]!
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== Rules &amp; Recommendations ==
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* Read the [[Bohemia Interactive Community:Guidelines | Bohemia Interactive Community Guidelines]]
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* Use the [[Bohemia Interactive Community:Naming Conventions|BI Community Wiki naming conventions]]
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* [[:Bohemia Interactive Community:Formatting|Formatting]] holds all the basic editing information
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* You can refer to [[Bohemia Interactive Community:Formatting]] for information on wikitext
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* Use categories to distinguish content specific for a particular project (e.g. not everything for {{ofp}} makes sense for {{arma1}} etc.)
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* Check the "This is a minor edit" box for small edits to keep version history easy to read
 
* Include some summary text of edits you have made
 
* Include some summary text of edits you have made
* Read the [[Bohemia Interactive Community:Guidelines | Bohemia Interactive Community Guidelines]]
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* Add your '''signature''' on talk pages (with four tildes <tt>~~<nowiki/>~~</tt>) - see {{Wikipedia|Wikipedia:Signatures|these instructions}}.
* How can you contribute? Check the [[Special:Wantedpages|Wanted Pages]] for empty topics that need populating.
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* Collaborate with other contributors on the [https://discord.gg/arma Arma 3 Discord] {{ic|#community_wiki}} channel.
* Don't be afraid to mark your text up, be '''bold'''.
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* For experimentation, use your [[Special:Mypage/Sandbox|Sandbox]].
  
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You can find some excellent starting points for learning to edit the BI Wiki below, and on the  [[Help:Contents|help page]]
  
You can experiment with the Wiki software here in this [[Sandbox]].
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=== MediaWiki Tutorials & Guides ===
  
Here are some excellent starting points for learning to edit the BI Wiki
 
 
* [http://meta.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki_User%27s_Guide User's Guide]
 
* [http://meta.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki_User%27s_Guide User's Guide]
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Tutorial An excellent Wiki tutorial]
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* {{Wikipedia|Wikipedia:Tutorial|An excellent Wiki tutorial}}
 
* [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:FAQ MediaWiki FAQ]
 
* [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:FAQ MediaWiki FAQ]
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== BiKi TODO list ==
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[[To-do]]
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[[Category:Community Wiki]]

Latest revision as of 15:51, 30 May 2021

Account Creation

In order to prevent vandalism and bot spam, self-creation of accounts has been disabled.
You need to ask for an account creation, Wiki account that will be linked to your Bohemia Interactive account.

Do you need an account?

Ylands
For Ylands, see Ylands WIKI FAQ!

Before asking for an account, ask yourself:

Do you want to edit only a couple of pages where you noticed an error?
If so, it is better to ask someone to edit said page(s) on the Arma Discord in the #community_wiki channel.

Else, head towards Dwarden (or any available official Community Manager) and ask for a Wiki account on BI Forums or the Arma Discord!


Rules & Recommendations

You can find some excellent starting points for learning to edit the BI Wiki below, and on the help page

MediaWiki Tutorials & Guides


BiKi TODO list

To-do