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Community/FAQ

Edit this page (last edited June 5, 2006)

Introduction

This FAQ is completely controlled by the users. You have a question about how all this works, simply add a new section by typing in === Your Question === and it will magically appear in the list below. Just type your question in and someone will answer it sooner or later.

  • Introduction
  • How is the content managed against malicious intent?
  • Can I really change every page?
  • Do SandBox messages go into the recent changes page?
  • Can I upload images here?
  • Then, Where can I upload my images?
  • What does "WIKI" stand for?
  • How can I get on All users?



  • How is the content managed against malicious intent?

    Can I really change every page?

    Yes, you can! That's the power behind wiki, anyone and everone can edit any and all pages.

    Do SandBox messages go into the recent changes page?

    Yes, they do. Every change you make will appear in the Recent Changes page unless you uncheck the "Include page in Recent Changes list." checkbox on the edit page. Unchecking means that you're doing a minor change that probably shouldn't be in the Recent Changes list. Things like spelling fixes, grammar changes, etc.

    -Shnar Gru

    Can I upload images here?

    Q: I want to write articles and show off my miniatures in my gallery, but don't a personal website to upload my images. Can I upload them here?

    A: No, no and no! For two reasons: A) Space, I don't have a whole heck of a lot of space on my domain host and if I were to include everyone's images here, that space would evaporate before you could say "Bob's your uncle". and B) Bandwidth. The more images listed here, the more bandwidth will be eaten up as users download the images. If you keep your images on your own webserver, then the bandwidth will be shared by all the users of this community and (most likely) no one will be left with a huge burden (as we've all seen at The Last Alliance).

    I'm asking everyone in the community to please keep your images on a different server, but link them here. This will help me save space on my server for the actual content (i.e. the text) as well as keep this website alive by preserving bandwidth.

    -Shnar Gru


    Then, Where can I upload my images?

    Q: If I can't upload them here, where can I?

    A: Almost every ISP used to connect to the 'net offers the ability to have a "homepage". Contact your ISP to see how to activate your homepage, and then upload them there. They'll be able to tell you what the URLs will be, and you can then link your articles to them.

    If your ISP doesn't offer a homepage (as some non-US ones do), then there are a lot of online sites that will grant you "free" webspace. Typically you'll have to join these "communities", but almost all of them will allocate a certain amount of webspace for free (like around 2mb to 5mb).

    Here is a list of some free, online sites to host your images:

    If you know of any other sites, please add them

    can I ask which one is best to use?

    I may be uploading my pics today

    -Baruk Khazad
    I use photobucket, you get more space and your files arent restricted to things like JPEG.

    -Elvenknight009

    What does "WIKI" stand for?

    Q: Does WIKI stand for something, or can you tell me what it means because only until recently have I heard that word?

    A: The very first Wiki website was created by Ward Cunningham back in 1995, and it's still running at http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?WikiWikiWeb. It's much more technically oriented than this one. On the http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?EtymologyOfWiki page it describes the meaning of "wiki", derived from the Hawaiian word wikiwiki which means "fast, speedy".

    www.geocities.com/legio_ultra2000 my pics of warhammer tell me what you think. WOOOOT

    How can I get on All users?

    Q: How do I get on All users page?

    A: The "all users" page is the Category Users page. To add your user page to this big listing is simple. Simply add the term CategoryUsers to your user page, anywhere on the page, and it will then be included in the Category Users listing. That page does nothing but scour the entire wiki site for any page that has the term CategoryUsers, and then adds it to the list.


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