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The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions that we've received about the Battlestar Wiki. The topics range from how certain things are done on the wiki, why we don't have [X], and other basic questions that may crop up in your use of the Wiki.
  
Here are some [[Wikipedia:frequently asked questions|frequently asked questions]] about Battlestar Wiki.
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Given the amount of questions, we've organized them into specific categories.
  
== What are the internal proper nouns used on this wiki and the TV shows? ==
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* [[/Navigation|Navigation]]: This section deals with how to use the site, switching between talk and article pages, et al.
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* [[/Content|Content]]: Questions about the content of the wiki, which include why we don't have fan fiction, why we don't have detailed specs on the ships down to the Nth degree, et al.
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* [[/Functionality|Functionality]]: These deal with the questions on why the site may be slow at times, how to change the appearance of the skin, why the default color scheme is the way it is, etc.
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* [[/Financial|Financial]]: This covers questions (and answers!) from those who believe that Battlestar Wiki is "selling out" or becoming "commercialized".
  
For questions relating to [[Wikipedia:proper noun|proper noun]]s in ''Battlestar'', see [[Battlestar Wiki:FAQ/Proper BSG nouns]].
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== How do I write articles for the wiki? ==
 
 
 
The policy article, [[Battlestar Wiki:Standards and Conventions]], explains the formatting and preferences contributors should use when editing an existing article, or creating a new one.
 
 
 
== What constitutes an "official source" for information? ==
 
 
 
Please see [[Battlestar Wiki:Citation Jihad]] for information on what is considered as official information. You'll also find information on how speculation can be justified in writing an article without violating the {{tl|NPOV}} policy.
 
 
 
== How do I report or deal with vandalism? ==
 
 
 
Vandalism is a simple matter to deal with.  You can either edit the document by removing the offending content or reverting it to a previous edit. However, it may be easier to report it to an administrator, who can revert a damaged article faster in many cases.
 
 
 
You should report all vandalism on the [[Battlestar Wiki:Wikipedian Quorum|Wikipedian Quorum]], with the vandal's user name and the vandalised page(s) in question. (This information can be found via the history page of the article.)
 
 
 
== Can I add fan fiction related items to this wiki? ==
 
 
 
The [[Battlestar Wiki]] is an information and dissemination resource for [[canon]]ical information on both series and their official sources.  While we do not allow fan fiction to be listed in articles, please see the [[Fan fiction]] article for information on some fan-related material. Also, you may visit the [[Battlestar Wiki:Wikipedian Quorum]] to recommend an external link that may deserve inclusion on the Fan fiction article or a sub-article.
 
 
 
Should you see non-canonical information in an article that isn't [[Fan fiction]] or its subarticles, please tag the article at the top of its page with a {{tl|separate continuity}} tag.  It'll be dealt with accordingly by another contributor. Otherwise, you may edit it yourself.
 
 
 
== Can I add my own FAQ to this page? ==
 
 
 
If you feel that this page would benefit, you may feel free to add your own questions (with the answers, logically!) to this page.  Any additions or corrections would be appreciated, and it falls within the spirit of a [[Wikipedia:wiki|wiki]].
 

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The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions that we've received about the Battlestar Wiki. The topics range from how certain things are done on the wiki, why we don't have [X], and other basic questions that may crop up in your use of the Wiki.

Given the amount of questions, we've organized them into specific categories.

  • Navigation: This section deals with how to use the site, switching between talk and article pages, et al.
  • Content: Questions about the content of the wiki, which include why we don't have fan fiction, why we don't have detailed specs on the ships down to the Nth degree, et al.
  • Functionality: These deal with the questions on why the site may be slow at times, how to change the appearance of the skin, why the default color scheme is the way it is, etc.
  • Financial: This covers questions (and answers!) from those who believe that Battlestar Wiki is "selling out" or becoming "commercialized".