Are you a fan of the Gundam series? Did you find an article that could be expanded? Would you like to contribute to this site and further increase our accumulated knowlage here? Well now you can! This site is a Wiki, which means that anyone can contribute to this site, so go forth Gundam fans, and know that you can make a difference. Before you set out to change the universe, there are a few things you should know.
Welcome to the Gundam Academy!Edit
Glad to have you aboard! Before we let you charge out onto the field, there are a few things you should know.
To edit any page on this site, simply click on the edit tab at the top of the page. This will open a window that will display a large text box. If the page you are editing already contains text that text will be present in the box as it appeared on the page before you clicked edit. You may change and modify this text any way you see fit.
Saving your editEdit
At the bottom of the page, below the text box, are two big buttons. One is marked "Save Page", and the other is marked "Show Preview". At the moment, the page you are looking is not actively being edited, so these buttons are not visible to you, but they will be displayed every time your click the edit tab at the top of the page.
The "Show Preview" button will display your edit as it currently appears; all of the text typed into the text box will show up on the screen exactly as it will appear when the page is saved. Check this information very carefully. Once the page is saved, your edit(s) to the page will be immediately visible, so you should check to see that everything is spelled correctly, that all of the grammar is used correctly, and that the punctuation is correct.
Once you are satisfied with your addition or correction, press the "Save Page" button. This will save the page with your revisions on it.
Images, graphs, screenshots, artwork, and other visual and audio media can be added to this site as well, but before you can do that you will have to register a screename. Registering is free and easy, and can be accomplished by clicking the link at the top right hand side of your computer.
Once your register the bar on the left will be enhanced to include a link titled "Upload file", clicking this link will lead you to a special upload page where you can upload your find into this site. Be sure to follow all instructions on the page, otherwise your material may end up deleted.
This page is protected?Edit
Occasionally you will happen across a page that can not be edited by ISP adresses or even logged in Users. A message at the top of the page will inform you that the page in question has been protected. There are various reasons for this, but the four most prominent ones are:
- The page contains important legal information. These pages explain what the licensing restrictions are, and where we draw the legal power use copyright material. Such information may be important enough to warrant protection.
- This page contains Gundam Wiki guideline(s) and/or policy(s). These pages outline procedures and requirements for the community, and may be protected to ensure that such guidelines and policies are upheld.
- This page is very visible. Sometimes a high traffic page becomes a target for vandals who add inappropriate content to the page. If this happens enough the page may be protected so that first time visitors to the site get the right impression.
- The page is the subject of an edit war. Edit wars on a page can result in it being temporarily protected until all parties involved in the war agree to a peace plan, or at the very least a cease fire.
Only Administrators can protect and unprotect pages; additionally, administraters are the only Users who can edit pages that have been protected.
A word of caution about editing the pages here: Edits that serve no constructive purpose or edits that add inappropriate content to this site are considered vandalism. Every page has a "history" tab at the top that records an ISP address or User edit, and Users and Administraters can use this tab to track down people who vandalise this site. Repeated vandalism sprees by such users or ISP addresses will result in that User or ISP being banned by an administrator for a period of time determined by the severity of the vandalism and the number of times a User or ISP address have committed such vandailsm. Repeated vandalism sprees will eventually result in having your editing privilages here permenantly suspended.