Help:Editing BoyWiki 101

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The fundamental principle of editing BoyWiki or any wiki is aiming towards a "neutral point of view":

In short, the neutrality of point of view leads to an objective, "scientific" discourse, whereas non-neutrality leads to one-sided views and propaganda.

An important point is perhaps to understand that specific sympathies are not incompatible with a neutral point of view: you can like a country, a person, an amorous preference, and nevertheless be able of an objective discourse about it.

Only objectivity is credible. That's why it is vital for BoyWiki. We don't "promote", we explain and illustrate.

This pages is intended to be a basic overview of editing pages on BoyWiki. You can cut and paste the page layout below to your new page as a template to get started.

Page layout

''' First word''' (which is generally the page title is made bold)



==See also==

==External links==

[[Category:Category name]]

Works anywhere in the text
Description You type You get
Italics, bold, and both

''italics'', '''bold''', and '''''both'''''

italics, bold, and both

Link to a section

[[Boylover#Characteristics of boylovers]]
[[Boylover#Characteristics of boylovers|the characteristics of boylovers]]

Boylover#Characteristics of boylovers
the characteristics of boylovers

Red link

[[something missing]]

something missing

References and footnotes
Sources in the article will appear where {{reflist}} is put, typically under a level 2 section heading towards the bottom of the page; text between {{}} is for a template.

For more advanced reference templates see: Category:Citation templates





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sign your contributions when posting to a talk page


do not sign in an article, only on talk pages

Username (talk) 17:17, 13 June 2024 (UTC)

Plain website

Link a website



Link and name a website

[ BoyWiki]


Strike your talk page comment
to show your previous comment is outdated

<s>This topic isn't notable.</s>

This topic isn't notable.

Hide text somewhere for editors

<!--This had consensus, discuss at talk page-->

Show an image

[[File:BLogo 930x818.png|thumb|Caption]]

Add a page to a category [[Category:Category name]]

place near the bottom of a page
shows "Category name" in a bar at bottom when the page is previewed or saved
Works only at the beginning of lines
Description You type You get
Redirect to another page
redirects must be placed at the start of the first line

#REDIRECT [[Target page]]

Target page

Redirect to a section of another page

#REDIRECT [[Target page#anchorName]]

Target page#anchorName

Section headings
a Table of Contents will automatically be generated when four headings are added to an article. However, you can force a TOC by adding   __TOC__   or remove the TOC by adding   __NOTOC__ 

==Level 2 Section headings==
===Level 3===
====Level 4====
=====Level 5=====
======Level 6======

*do not use  =Level 1=  as it is for page titles

Level 2 Section headings

Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6

Bulleted list

* One
* Two
** Two point one
* Three

  • One
  • Two
    • Two point one
  • Three
Numbered list

# One
# Two
## Two point one
# Three

  1. One
  2. Two
    1. Two point one
  3. Three
Indenting text
this is used when replying on a talk page, to make it easier to follow conversations.

no indent (normal)
:first indent
::second indent
:::third indent
::::fourth indent

no indent (normal)

first indent
second indent
third indent
fourth indent

See also

External links