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Wikipedia: Standards, Layouts & Templates

 ''When editing the wikipedia, in all circumstances please do NOT edit, touch or delete any of the coding.''
Unless it is a major improvement.
 

 

Hello eager members  of the community!

This little guide shall show you how to edit our Wikipedia website.
 
KNOWN ISSUE! "@var-bug" e.g: http://wiki.warthunder.com/index.php?title=M4A2_Sherman_(1944)
Caused by the game API library. Some pages cannot download ingame data. This is due a misreference of the HTML title.
Sadly there is no current workaround. When you see it ignore it, or improve it to an not noticable level.
 
Standards:
 
As we are an internation community with players from all around the world, something must be kept in mind:
Most of us are not native English speakers. Always keep that in mind when writing an article.

  • Simplicity rules
  • "You", and other easy to understand informal phrases are fine, if there is no similar easy to understand substitute
  • British english is standard. But it really does not matter.
  •  
  • SAVE OFTEN WITH Word or Notepad!!! Browser can crash :)
  • Please use Word to look for spelling mistakes ;)
  • YOU CAN PREVIEW text with the preview button. nothing will get lost.
  • The Wiki has a good help section, when editing. jsut click on "Help" ;)
  • Break up long texts with a new line. Either " <br /> ", " <br> ", or press enter twice
  • Astrixes * and Hastags # create lists
  • Equal signs = mark headers and create chapters in the Contents box. The more you use left and write, the lower the chapter index gets e.g. ==Chapter 1== ===Sub-chapter 1.1===
  • Apostrophs ' used more than once create ' ' sarif' ' and ' ' 'bold' ' ' text.
  • <div> and </div> are like big brackets "(" and ")" and change the text within them. They are part of the page code.
  • Anything with  a double underscore __ initiates code e.g. __MODIFICATIONS__ please do not touch/edit these. You can move them though in their entirety.
  • __TOC__ creates the Contents box, __NOTOC__ disables it (don't!)
  • Leaving an empty space left of a text will create a quote box. It's weird I know. Just don't leave any space between the left edit border and the first letter and everything is fine ;)

Layouts:

Default Pages:

  1. Tanks http://wiki.warthunder.com/index.php?title=Default_tank_page&action=edit
  2. Planes http://wiki.warthunder.com/index.php?title=Default_aircraft_page&action=edit

The following examples should inspire you and show the current design.
The current standard layout can be seen in action here:

Templates:  Please copy paste from the links. White space index format cannot be saved on forum.

  • Cannons / Machine guns / Auto weapons  tables free for copy paste, in format and mostly done. http://wiki.warthunder.com/index.php?title=User:Battalionier
    Made by our Chief weapons editor Battalionier
  • Default tank page: http://wiki.warthunder.com/index.php?title=Default_tank_page&action=edit
    Remember to add the tanks Era/rank as category!
    [spoiler]
     
    {{DISPLAYTITLE:Panzerbefehlswagen Jagdpanther}}
    <div class="object-info clearfix">
     
    <div class="left-area">
    __TOC__
     
    == @var:title ==
     
    <div class="description">@var:description</div>
     
    == The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations ==
    ''General play style''
     
    ''How to vs heavy/medium type tanks''
     
    ''Tactics''
     
    ''Specific enemies worth noting''
     
    ''(Seperate via 2 new lines! for paragraph)''
     
    ''Describe the vehicle in the game - its distinctive features, the tactics used against major opponents, recommendations for using the vehicle in different situations.''
    === Pros and cons of the tank ===
    ''Give advice for beginners - what the pros and cons of the vehicle, or what to expect if it would be in command of the enemy.''
     
    '''Pros'''
    *
    '''Cons'''
    *
    == Specifications ==
    ''
    List total armament. Tell us about arms installed on this vehicle, about its style, strengths and weaknesses. This is a technical unit - focus on the tactical and technical performance of weapons: caliber, ammo, accuracy, rate and other characteristics of guns and machine guns.''
    === Main armament ===
    ''Name gun, performance and link it to WT Wikipage. May not exist yet, do it anyways for future e.g: [[KwK40]]''
    === Armour ===
    ''Tell us about the protection of the surveyed vehicle, composition of its armour, features in the vehicle construction.''
    === Modules and improvements ===
    __MODIFICATIONS__
    ''What to grind first, seconmd and third.''
    == History of creation and combat usage ==
    ''By analogy with brief information, tell us about the history and usage of this vehicle in reality, the history of the lineup, the iconic battles and famous personalities who fought or served on that machine. (5-6 paragraphs). No Wikipedia Copypasta.''
    == Screenshots and fan art ==
    == Additional information (links) ==
    ''Specify the links to the sources used to create articles and video guides for this vehicle, the link to discussion on the official forum War Thunder''
    </div>
     
    <div class="right-area">
    __CHARACTERISTICS__
    </div>
     
    </div>
    __CATEGORIES__
    [[Category:4th rank ground vehicles]]
    [[Category:Premium_ground_units]]
     
    [/spoiler]

     
  • Default plane page: http://wiki.warthunder.com/index.php?title=Default_aircraft_page&action=edit
    Remember:
    - Add flaps rip speed if known, or delete everything starting from "{" to "}" at the bottom after "_CHARACTERISTICS_".
    - Add Link to wt.live camouflage section! Search for the plane and take the hashtag with the most search results e.g. #p51. Then copy paste the search link and give the link a proper name e.g.

    " [http://live.warthunder.com/feed/camouflages/?q=%23p51 Camouflages for the P-51 on live.warthunder] ". Post it under ==Screenshots and fan art==.

    [spoiler]
     
    {{DISPLAYTITLE:Spitfire Mk Vb/trop}}
    <div class="object-info clearfix">
     
    <div class="left-area">
    __TOC__
     
    == @var:title ==
     
    <div class="description">@var:description</div>
     
    == The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations ==
    ''Describe the vehicle in the game - its distinctive features, the tactics used against major opponents, recommendations for using the vehicle in different situations. Differentiate between AB/RB/SB. Give advice for beginners - what the pros and cons of the vehicle, or what to expect if it would be in command of the enemy.''
    === Pros and cons of the plane ===
    '''Pros'''
    *
    '''Cons'''
    *
    == Armament ==
    ''Tell us about arms installed on this vehicle, about its style, strengths and weaknesses. This is a technical unit - focus on the tactical and technical performance of weapons: Give detail tips how these guns work on the plane.''
    === Main armament ===
    ''Frontal offensive guns''
    === Payloads ===
    ''Guns and bombs and rockets able to be carried''
    === Modules and improvements ===
    __MODIFICATIONS__
    ''How to grind this aprticular plane.''
    == History of creation and combat usage ==
    ''By analogy with brief information, tell us about the history and usage of this vehicle in reality, the history of the lineup, the iconic battles and famous personalities who fought or served on that machine. (5-6 paragraphs). No Wiki copy pasta.''
    == Screenshots and fan art ==
    == Additional information (links) ==
    ''Specify the links to the sources used to create articles and video guides for this vehicle, the link to discussion on the official forum War Thunder. Community tropes can fit here too''

    </div>

     

    <div class="right-area">

    __CHARACTERISTICS__

    {| class="flight-parameters"

    |'''Flaps max speed'''

    |-

    |width="40%"|Combat

    |400 mph

    |-

    |Take-off

    |274 mph

    |-

    |Landing

    |180 mph

    |}

    </div>

     

    </div>

    __CATEGORIES__
    [[Category:3rd rank aviation]]
     
    [/spoiler]

     
  • Default ammo table chart http://wiki.warthunder.com/index.php?title=M4A2_Sherman_(1944)
    Text in "Spoilers" CAN BE COPYPASTED!!! Works 100%
    [spoiler]

    {| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:right"

    |-

    ! data-sort-type="text" rowspan="2" | Ammunition

    ! colspan="6" | '''Penetration''' '''''in mm''''' '''@'''

    ! class="unsortable" rowspan="2" | Type of <br /> warhead

    ! rowspan="2" style="width:5em" |Velocity <br /> in m/s

    ! rowspan="2"|Projectile<br />Mass in kg

    ! colspan="2" | ''At 30° from horizontal:''

    |-

    ! style="width:4em"|10m

    ! style="width:4em"|100m

    ! style="width:4em"|500m

    ! style="width:4em"|1000m

    ! style="width:4em"|1500m

    ! style="width:4em"|2000m

    ! Normalization

    ! Ricochet chance

    |-

    |  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || %

    |-

    |  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || %

    |-

    |  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || %

    |-

    |  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || %

     

    |}


    [/spoiler]

     
  • GUNS e.g: http://wiki.warthunder.com/index.php?title=P-39N-0_Airacobra&action=edit [spoiler]

    *4x 7.92mm Browning machine guns in the wing, 750 rpg = 3000 total

    *2x 12.7mm M2 Browning machine guns on the "engine cowling", 200 rpg = 400 total

    *1x 37mm M4 cannon in the nose, 30total (29 magazine + 1 loaded)

    [/spoiler]
    e.g: http://wiki.warthunder.com/index.php?title=Fw_190_A-8&action=edit [spoiler]

    *4x 20mm Mg151 cannons, two in the wingroot (250rpg) and two in the outer wing(140rpg), 740total

    *2x 13mm Mg131 heavy machine gun on the engine cowling, 450rpg = 900total

    [/spoiler]

     
  • BOMBS  http://wiki.warthunder.com/index.php?title=B-17E_Flying_Fortress&action=edit e.g: [spoiler]

    ===Payloads===

    *2x 1000lbs [[bombs]]

    *1x 500lbs bomb

    *10x 127mm HVAR [[Rockets|rockets]]

    *6x 114mm M10 bazooka rockets

    In various configurations and combinations. Note that 1000lbs cannot be mounted with bazooka rockets.[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Congratulations!
Now have a genuine Bremer Klaben
klaben.jpg[/spoiler]

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Might have to try and write one now. Also I call dibs on the Mossie Mk4 when it comes out.

 

PS: Templates is spelt wrong ;)

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Might have to try and wright one now

 

PS: Templates is spelt wrong ;)

You have't seen that <.< ==   >.>

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Just remember people,

We might be known as wiki editors, but that does not mean you can't edit and write an article yourself.

All content will need to be approved by us, and if you have any problems with editing or approvals, just hit us up FLoIKFz.png

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Will take a look at this.

Can I get that fancy blue title then? :3


Would be cool idea for people who put there lot of effort.

Anyway cool idea, wiki will be finally alive.
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I'll be glad to contribute now that my exams are over!  :salute:

 

Also...

 

"The German M4A2 has three types of deadly ammunition"

Edited by UrbaniteNine
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I'll be glad to contribute now that my exams are over!  :salute:

 

Also...

 

"The German M4A2 has three types of deadly ammunition"

I gonna undo all of your changes. I did by the way went through all of your single changes and approved the grammar/spelling mistakes one. Not all was "lost" now.

 

"@var:description" <- that's code. If you cannot replace it with something usefull, it will be there until it works.

"Description will be ready soon." may be seen at every other working "tank" page, but if the Devs decide to add info ingame, it will then also appear in our wiki.

It creates double the work later on.

Deleting/Overwriting that code is fine IF you have an equally good text THATS NOT FROM WIKIPEDIA. Sorry for caps, but that simply ain't good.

Wikipedia text gets deleting within nanoseconds, so beware.

 

TL;DR: Do not delete code! Unless you add a wall of text instead.

 

I appreciate the effort. But it creates more for me.

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Info: All KV-1 pages are broken. The API code goes haywire with them e.g. KV-1 L11 shows ZIS data. But not vice versa as the ZIS is the 85 one etc...

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I gonna undo all of your changes. I did by the way went through all of your single changes and approved the grammar/spelling mistakes one. Not all was "lost" now.

 

"@var:description" <- that's code. If you cannot replace it with something usefull, it will be there until it works.

"Description will be ready soon." may be seen at every other working "tank" page, but if the Devs decide to add info ingame, it will then also appear in our wiki.

It creates double the work later on.

Deleting/Overwriting that code is fine IF you have an equally good text THATS NOT FROM WIKIPEDIA. Sorry for caps, but that simply ain't good.

Wikipedia text gets deleting within nanoseconds, so beware.

 

TL;DR: Do not delete code! Unless you add a wall of text instead.

 

I appreciate the effort. But it creates more for me.

 

Sorry about that. I realised later, but I thought it would probably be easier for you to go to a previous revision. Sorry.  8/s

Should I wait for official game info to be added or write my own for those without a description in game? Same for those with var error?

 

NVM, time to consult my books.

Edited by UrbaniteNine
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Sorry about that. I realised later, but I thought it would probably be easier for you to go to a previous revision. Sorry.  8/s

Should I wait for official game info to be added or write my own for those without a description in game? Same for those with var error?

 

NVM, time to consult my books.

Another minor thing: Ho 229. The change back to var=title there was uneccessary. That is a good example of a code worth beeing replaced. The page is 100% done content wise. Eg: the stat box on the right works.

"Description Soon" is there, as I am personally writing on it right now ;) But you couldn't knew that. And watch out while editing Moderators posts. They tend to get angry about even small changes :)

 

EDIT:

FYI: The Ho229 drag rudder is not an issue ingame. The games physics engine can only model normal monoplanes (not even biplanes). Even the J7W is more of a glitch/exploit modelling in that regard.

And other minor things: [[Mk108|Mk108]], Me262A engines was right. Correcting something may result in further mistakes, I learned that the hard way in my Physics study.

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The thing is simple:

I have to be quite strict and German like.

We want to everything to look the same manner and style. Which is impossible irl with over 100 writers.

So the only way we have is a strict rule. We are sorry for that, but it saves us alot of work.

 

 

Best example is ammo and guns. Please look for that on the example pages.

EDIT: Added Gun & Bombs templates

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My format for adding armament:

== Armament ==
=== Main armament ===
==== Weaponry ====
* 1 × size name type (rds)
 
==== Defensive turrets ====
* 2 x Turret: 1 x size name type (rds)
 
=== Payload ===
* 4 × size kg bombs
* 2 × size kg + 2 × size kg bombs

 

Note to self:

To-do list:

  • Finish adding armaments
  • Format armaments
  • Add "optional" tags to payloads

Finished list:

  • LaGG-3-8 (only need to do history and combat usage)
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My format for adding armament:

 

Note to self:

To-do list:

  • Finish adding armaments
  • Format armaments
  • Add "optional" tags to payloads

 

The one thing we are desperately trying to achieve on the Wikipedia is consistency. No doubt it is a good format, but we don't want different formats, and we want people to just stick with one. I will let Mario hit you up on this, because i do not know what should be done. :salute:  

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My format for adding armament:

 

Note to self:

To-do list:

  • Finish adding armaments
  • Format armaments
  • Add "optional" tags to payloads

If I remember correctly I posted the REAL armament format above -.-

I can't approve a single one of your edits as they are not proforma.

 

Solo formats are fine in long texts, because everyone has his own writing style.

But short info snacks have to follow the same form.

 

And please. Take one aircraft and add all information at once.

I get an heartattack from 100 new edits which are only <100byte each... (I do have to check every last one of them)

However, you can be proud on your German attitude. +1 from me. But please follow the format ;_(

 

 

EDIT:

http://wiki.warthunder.com/index.php?title=Fw_190_D-12

Note: We ain't sure on bombs yet. "+" is easy to understand, but " | " looks better. For now that's up to your own decision. (But we likely go for |)

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If I remember correctly I posted the REAL armament format above -.-

I can't approve a single one of your edits as they are not proforma.

Oh. Damn. Sorry, didn't see the spoiler...

Well, the ones I put in had the same information and I was planning to go through and add all of the pros and cons for them. I've even listed them down.

Maybe you could approve them for now? And I can change the layout to match the one you have provided quite easily. Saves me (or someone else) from having to look them up and transcribe them again...

:dntknw:

 

EDIT: on all of the pages "Take off distance" in the information pane is written as "Take on distance"  :Ps

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Oh. Damn. Sorry, didn't see the spoiler...

Well, the ones I put in had the same information and I was planning to go through and add all of the pros and cons for them. I've even listed them down.

Maybe you could approve them for now? And I can change the layout to match the one you have provided quite easily. Saves me (or someone else) from having to look them up and transcribe them again...

:dntknw:

 

EDIT: on all of the pages "Take off distance" in the information pane is written as "Take on distance"  :Ps

That's not on our behalf, thats a Gaijin error  :Ps

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Thought so, maybe something to pass on or report as a bug?

It has been passed on, but as with everything both game wise, and outside it takes a very long time. 

Ill pass it on again though, as it has been long enough Kv13gsl.png

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Random question: How can I edit Arado 234B-2 to Ar 234 B-2?
http://wiki.warthunder.com/index.php?title=Arado_234B-2

Here, but you might want to double check with an editor beforehand.

{{DISPLAYTITLE:Arado 234B-2}}

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Random question: How can I edit Arado 234B-2 to Ar 234 B-2?
http://wiki.warthunder.com/index.php?title=Arado_234B-2

 

 

Here, but you might want to double check with an editor beforehand.

^Yepp, thats the code. And agreed. Such major obvious changes in naming should be adressed to us first.

But as Ar 234B-2 is the official German designation I see no issueas and already implemented it ;)

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