DCCWiki: Editing

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What needs to be done here:
Some of the writing here is verbose. Maybe there are too many examples? If you can move some of the examples to their "see also" pages, and cut down the words here, please help.

If you can move some of the tips-and-tricks in DCCDCCWiki:Editing Tips and Tricks to other pages please help. That would leave only the "miscellaneous" tips with no other obvious home than the tips and tricks section. Or perhaps DCCDCCWiki:Editing FAQ. That would be good, right?

This Editing Overview is meant as a quick reference, with some "getting started" help. It has a lot of DCCDCCWiki:wikitext examples. You may want to keep this page open in a separate browser window for reference while you edit. Each of the topics covered here is covered somewhere else in more detail. Please look in the box on the right for the topic you are interested in.

Editing Basics

Start editing
To start editing a page, click on the "Edit this page" (or just "edit") link at one of its edges. This will bring you to the edit page: a page with a text box containing the DCCDCCWiki:wikitext: the editable source code from which the server produces the webpage. If you just want to experiment, please do so in the sandbox, not here.
Summarize your changes
You should write a short edit summary in the small field below the edit-box. You may use shorthand to describe your changes, as described in the legend.
Preview before saving
When you have finished, press preview to see how your changes will look -- before you make them permanent. Repeat the edit/preview process until you are satisfied, then click "Save" and your changes will be immediately applied to the article.

DCCDCCWiki:Wiki markup examples

DCCDCCWiki:Editing Tips and Tricks

Minor edits, dummy edits and Null edits

minor edit
A logged-in user can mark an edit as "minor". Minor edits generally mean spelling corrections, formatting, and minor rearrangement of text. Users may choose to hide minor edits when viewing DCCDCCWiki:Recent Changes. Marking a significant change as a minor edit is considered bad Wikiquette behavior. If one has accidentally marked an edit as minor, one should create a dummy edit, verify that the "[ ]This is a minor edit" check-box is unchecked, and state in the edit summary that the previous change was not minor or other brief explanation.
See also
dummy edit
A change in wikitext that has little or no effect on the rendered page. A dummy edit is saved with its edit summary. It is useful for correcting a previous edit summary, an accidental marking of a previous edit as "minor", and edit summary text messaging to other editors.
For methods and examples see
null edit
Opening the edit window and saving without changing the wikitext. The null edit and the edit summary are discarded. A null edit may be useful for refreshing the cache of some item in the database.
For methods and examples see

See also

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