Help:The Ten Second Tutorial

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The Wikipedia Cheat Sheet is a great place to look to get started, but if you can't be bothered going there, below are the bare essentials:

  • Blue links are to pages that already exist.
  • Red links are to pages that do not exist yet - click on these to be the first to add content.
  • To edit the page you are viewing, click "edit".
  • To make text bold put three inverted commas around it:
This is '''bold text''' - pretty cool!
  • To make text italics put two inverted commas around it:
This is ''italics'' - pretty cool!
  • To link to a page, use a pair of square brackets around some text (if it exists, it will auto-link, if not you'll get a red link inviting people to add content - don't be afraid of creating links to relevant stuff that doesn't exist yet):
This is a link to the [[Garheugh Point]]. Man, I'm really getting the hang of this.
  • To link to page that is not on this wiki, use this format:
This is a link to [http://www.scottishclimbs.com: ScottishClimbs] - what a cool website!
  • The wiki does not understand single line breaks so to start a new paragraph hit return twice. If you really want to have a single line break you need to add this at the end of the line:
<br />

Adding a new page

To add a new page edit the page you think your new page should be linked from and add a link:

[[Link to new page]]

Save the page and click on the link you just made and start editing your new page.

Adding images

Photos should still be submitted to us so that we can put them in the photo database. If you want to upload something like a map or a photo topo, use the upload file link in the 'toolbox' on the left. To later add the image to a page, use this syntax:

[[Image:picturename.jpg]]

Adding a route

If you're adding a new route , please add it to the New Routes Database on the main site so that we can keep that as up to date as possible. If you also want to add it to the Wiki in the correct place, feel free to do so. If not we'll add it to the bottom of the the correct page in a New Routes section - you'll then be able to move it to the correct place if you want to.

Existing routes shouldn't be added to the NRDB, you should just add them directly to the crag's page.

This is the format we'd like you to use:

Looney Tunes 8m E4 6a **
Michael Tweedley & Mark Somerville (both Led) - 1999
This short, bouldery, gritstone-esque route climbs the short arete which lies 2 metres right of Cha.

The code looks like this:

 '''Looney Tunes 8m E4 6a **'''<br />
 ''Michael Tweedley & Mark Somerville (both Led) - 1999''<br />
 This short, bouldery, gritstone-esque route climbs the short arete which lies 2 metres right of Cha.
 

A note on grade formats.

  • Traditional routes: Please use abbreviated UK Tradition grades, i.e. E1 5b, S, HVS, Diff...
  • Sport routes: Use the French Grading system with lower case letters (to distinguish French sport grades from Font bouldering grades), ie 7a+
  • Boulder problems: Use whatever is appropriate to the area. To distinguish Font bouldering grades from French sport grades please use upper case letters, ie 7B
  • Winter routes: Use the Scottish grading system, ie VI 6
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