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Revision as of 17:36, 26 December 2007

BSG WIKI Shortcut.png This page is one of Battlestar Wiki's many projects.
This page serves to coordinate discussion on a particular aspect of this Wiki. The formal recommendations of a project may be treated as policies.

Shortcuts are an easy means of accessing (or linking) to pages within this wiki. They will often be a few (3 to 5) characters in length, and will redirect a user to an article.

Shortcuts are used only for often-referenced articles, or namespaces starting with "Battlestar Wiki:".

List of Shortcuts[edit]

Pages with Single Shortcuts[edit]

  • Project Shortcuts
    • QOD - Quotes of the Day

Pages with Multiple Shortcuts[edit]

  • Battlestar Galactica (RDM)
    • TNS: acronym for "The New Series"
    • TRS: acronym from "The Reimagined Series"
  • Those in the Battlestar Wiki namespace:
    • BW:Shortcut: this page
    • BW:SHORT: this page

Creating a new shortcut[edit]

To do your own shortcut:

  1. Type in the shortcut name in the search box. Hit "Go".
  2. On the search page, click the hyperlink: "create this page".
  3. As all you are doing is creating a redirect page, type the following on the edit page:
    • #REDIRECT [[article name]]
  4. In the summary box, you should probably put in a reason for what you're doing.
    • Example: created shortcut to article name
  5. Preview the changes. Make sure the hyperlink is yellow or a light shade of rose; not red. Remember that red links are "broken", because the article doesn't exist under that title.
  6. If everything is O.K., save the page.

Then, on the page the shortcut points to:

  1. Click "edit the page". On the first line of the article, simply insert:
  2. After inserting that line, you should press the Enter key, thus creating a carriage return. This makes the editing text much easier to read.
  3. Preview the page. Make any corrections as necessary.
  4. Once everything looks good, click "this is a minor edit".
  5. Enter in a reason to the summary field, i.e.:
    • added the shortcut box
  6. Save the page.

Once done, add the listing to this page (Battlestar Wiki:Shortcuts).

And that should be all there is to it.