Howto

So you had a great scene, and you want to post it to the Wiki. We want to have as many scenes logged and posted as possible, so that's fantastic! But you might be asking yourself, now what?

1. Make sure the log is edited for posting - that generally means it doesn't contain OOC, pages, or knot chatter.

2. You need to create a new page to post your log to, but what should it be named? We're now posting all our logs in the format of <MMDDYY-#> so you need to see which # your log will be.

  • Go to the [[Logs]] page and click on the appropriate tab (Logs - <this year>).
  • Scroll down to the bottom, as the logs are in chronological order, and see if there are any other logs from that day. If so, yours will be the next # in line. If not, yours will be MMDDYY-1.
  • Once you have that figured, out, go up to your address bar and type in "http://xanadu.wikidot.com/logs:MMDDYY-#" (replacing MMDDYY-# with the appropriate month, day, year and # of course).
  • It will tell you that the page doesn't exist yet, so click the "create page" link.

3. Now you just need to copy and paste your log into the content box.

4. Formatting! Make sure to give your log some fun, unique title and make that the "Title of the page". Most people leave in room descriptions at the beginning of the log, and we generally format that so it stands out from poses. This isn't necessary, but if you'd like to do it, most folks favor this format:

//**Room Name**// (//=italics **=bold)
//Room Desc//
------ (this makes a nice line break)

We also like to make a link to each character's page the first time they appear in the scene. Again not required, but if you would like to do that, it looks like this:

[[[player:Name]]] So, for instance:
It was a pretty day and [[[player:Niva]] was walking down the beach.

5. Beneath the input box there's an option to Preview or Save. I recommend starting with Preview to see how it looks, and when you are finished, click Save. This will show you your finished page.

6. At the bottom of this finished page, on the right, are some options. One is 'tags'. Click that, and add 'logs'.

7. Last step, promise! Go back to the Logs page, and at the very bottom on the right, click 'Edit'. Now you need to be a little careful, because you're editing the Logs page and it can be complicated. If you need help, please ask on game and someone will lend a hand!
Scroll down, looking for the appropriate Month to be listed. Scroll down to the bottom of that section and put your log in where it belongs chronologically. You should be able to copy the format of the surrounding logs, but just in case, it should look like this:

* || [[[logs:MMDDYY-#|Title]]] || RL DATE || CHARACTERS INVOLVED ||
So, * || [[[logs:010109-1|Some Made Up Log]]] || December 31, 2099 || Niva, D'son ||

That's it! If you have questions or suggestions for this page, please contact Niva, or Enkavir who wrote it up, on game, and many thanks to them for letting us use it.

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