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Introduction to editing articles on GoldRefiningWiki.

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General infrmation on the wiki software

Templates used on the GoldRefiningWiki

To easily get a common look and make it simpler to create nice looking pages we strive to use templates wherever it is possible. More or less, if the same structure should appear on more than a couple of pages a template should be created and used. As this is a wiki, templates can be used without being created first.

The templates on this site is in an early development state, a lot can be made and simplified with templates so look out for changes.

Here are some templates already created and how to use them.

Stub

Stub is placed on top of every page that isn't finished and is lacking major parts of information. For example a "Chemistry" heading have been added but no formulas. By looking on which pages links to the Stub template it is easily to find where work is needed.

Example:

{{Stub}}

Gives

BlockQuote

BlockQuote is a proper way to copy text from other pages on the internet with a reference where it was found. It is a very simple way to collect pieces of information before finishing a page. When a page is rewritten and the blockquote is removed the URL is recommended to be turned into a reference instead.

Example:

{{BlockQuoteStart|Name=Göran|URL=http://goldrefiningforum.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=20471&view=unread#p209940}}
Mathematics is a tool, a very powerful tool, but only if you have all the facts needed.
{{BlockQuoteStop}}

Gives

Göran http://goldrefiningforum.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=20471&view=unread#p209940

Mathematics is a tool, a very powerful tool, but only if you have all the facts needed.

Research needed

ResearchNeeded is a good way to mark a page that isn't done yet. By checking what's lonking to it an easy browsed list is created. It is also an easy way to add a good search term for finding out about the subject, helping next editor to get a head start.

Example

{{ResearchNeeded|SearchTerm=silver+chloride+solubility}}

Gives

( Please look up and enter GRF search silver+chloride+solubility )

Warning

To get a common look for all warning signs on the forum we use the Warning template. It will give a red border and a slightly tinted background. The warning should be short and concise with a link to a more in depth reading.

Example:

{{WarningStart}}
Do not pour water into concentrated sulfuric acid when diluting.

[[Dilution of acids]]
{{WarningStop}}

Gives

WARNING!

Do not pour water into concentrated sulfuric acid when diluting.

Dilution of acids

Common chemicals

It is quite tiresome to write all the subscripts and superscripts used in chemistry. Therefore all chemical formulas are created as templates. For example H2SO4 is written as H<sub>2</sub>SO<sub>4</sub> but as a template only {{H2SO4}} is needed. If a template is missing just create it or leave it and someone else creates it. Missing templates will show up in the Special:WantedTemplates page.

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