Help:Adding a guide

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Guides are what SCWiki is all about since they should benefit the most from collaborative editing. This guide should help you get started, but it's only a pointer - experimentation is the best way to learn how to create larger documents.

  • Firstly, you'll want to got to the Guides page and add a link to your guide. Load up the page and click the edit tab at the top of the page.
  • Add your link in the correct place in the list. For the time being it's just an alphabetical list but this could change - your suggestions are welcome.
[[Guide name]]
  • Once you've added the text save the page and then click the link you just made.

There are a few guidelines to follow when writing a guide:

  1. Don't make it sound like it's your guide - it's going to get edited by other folk.
  2. Keep it simple. It can be long but should have a good flow. Something like this:
    • Introduction
    • Getting there
    • Other information
    • The climbing
    • Future developements
  3. Don't add numbers to the routes or boulder problems unless they specifically relate to a topo. It's much easier to insert a new route if there aren't a whole load of numbers to change.
  4. Pictures are good - they let everyone know what the place is like.
  • To get a good, but simple layout you need to use headers. Level 1 is the main title of the page, level 2 would be Introducion and The climbing with buttresses and boulders as level 3 headings.
==Level 2==
===Level 3===
  • To add images the best plan is to refer to the Adding an image page which outlines the ways that an image can be placed on a page.
  • If you're still in doubt about what to do, have a look at some of the guides that have already been put up. Hit edit to have a look at the code and you'll get a better idea of what's going on.
  • After all of that you should hit preview to see what it's going to look like (doing this regularly is a good idea). Once you're happy hit save.
  • That's really all there is to it although you should know that a new guide does not show up on the Main Page until it has been approved by one of the staff.



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