User talk:Ottomata

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Dear Ottomata, Welcome to MediaWiki.org!

Yes, welcome! This site is dedicated to documenting the MediaWiki software, the software behind many wikis, including that of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation projects.
Please, take a look at the following pages. They might prove useful to you as a newcomer here:

If you have any questions, please ask me on my talk page. Once again, welcome, and I hope you quickly feel comfortable here, and find this site useful documentation of the MediaWiki software.

Thanks, and regards, --MZMcBride (talk) 05:10, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

Contributing to this wiki[edit]

I assume you're the person behind contributions such as this. A quick primer on MediaWiki discussion pages follows.

  • Always sign posts by appending the string ~~~~. This will add your username and a timestamp. There's a helpful button for this above the edit window.
  • Replies are generally indented using ":"s at the beginning of a line. Each subsequent ":" is a level deeper. For example:
Hello there. How are you? --User1 05:10, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
: Hi! I'm good, you? --User2 05:11, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
:: Pretty good. Thanks for asking. --User1 05:12, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

produces...


Hello there. How are you? --User1 05:10, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

Hi! I'm good, you? --User2 05:11, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
Pretty good. Thanks for asking. --User1 05:12, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

That way it's much easier to identify replies. For multi-line replies, there are two syntax choices:

: Hi! I'm good, you?
: This is a paragraph at the same indentation level, see? --User2 05:11, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

or...

: Hi! I'm good, you?<p>More text will follow in the next paragraph now. No need to close the p tag. --User2 05:11, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

Hope that helps, --MZMcBride (talk) 05:17, 16 February 2012 (UTC)


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