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Editing Help

Alliance Horlogére is built on Mediawiki technology.

Being a wiki, it is customary to allow readers to edit the content and structure of the site. The purpose of this page is to provide a brief overview of the editing and contributing process.

Contents

Editing basics

Review policy and conventions

Make sure that you submit information which is relevant to the specific purpose of the Alliance Horlogére, or your content might be deleted. Specifically, content on Alliance Horlogére should be directly related to watches, watchmaking, clocks, and other horlogically related information.

You can always use the talk pages to ask questions or check to see if your idea will be accepted. Please make note of the license your contributions will be covered with.

Start editing

To start editing a page, click the Edit this page (or just edit) link at one of its edges. This brings you to the edit page: a page with a text box containing the wikitext - the editable code from which our servers produce the finished page.

Type your changes

You can just type your text. However, also using basic wiki markup (described in the next section) to make links and do simple formatting adds to the value of your contribution. Wikimedia based wikis have style guidelines available. If you follow these, your contributions will be more valuable as they won't need to be cleaned up later.

Summarize your changes

Write a short edit summary in the small field below the edit-box.

Preview before saving!

When you have finished, click Show preview to see how your changes will look before you make them permanent. Repeat the edit/preview process until you are satisfied, then click Save page and your changes will be immediately applied to the article.

Most frequent wiki markup explained

Here are the most frequently used types of wiki markup used on Alliance Horlogère.


What it looks like What you type
You can italicize text by putting 2 apostrophes on each side.

3 apostrophes will embolden the text.

5 apostrophes will embolden and italicize the text.

(4 apostrophes doesn't do anything special -- there's just 'one left over'.)

You can ''italicize text'' by putting 2 
apostrophes on each side. 

3 apostrophes will embolden '''the text'''. 

5 apostrophes will embolden and italicize 
'''''the text'''''.

(4 apostrophes doesn't do anything
special -- there's just ''''one left
over''''.)

You should "sign" your comments on talk pages:
- Three tildes give your user name: Fullaxs
- Four tildes give your user name plus date/time: Fullaxs 07:46, 27 November 2005 (UTC)
- Five tildes give the date/time alone: 07:46, 27 November 2005 (UTC)

You should "sign" your comments 
on talk pages: <br />
- Three tildes give your user
name: ~~~ <br />
- Four tildes give your user 
name plus date/time: ~~~~ <br />
- Five tildes give the 
date/time alone: ~~~~~ <br />
Section headings

Headings help organize a page into easily digestible sections. The software on our servers will automatically generate a table of contents for them when a page has more than four headings.

Subsection

Using more equals signs creates a subsection.

A smaller subsection

Don't skip levels. For instance, jumping from two to four equals signs.

Start with 2 equals signs not 1 because 1 results in the creation of an H1 tag which is reserved for page name.

== Section headings ==

''Headings'' help organize a page into 
easily digestible sections.
The software on our servers will 
automatically generate a table of 
contents for them when a page has more 
than four headings.

=== Subsection ===

Using more equals signs creates a 
subsection.

==== A smaller subsection ====

Don't skip levels. For instance, jumping
from two to four equals signs.

Start with 2 equals signs not 1 because
1 results in the creation of an H1 tag
which is reserved for page name.
  • Unordered lists are easy to do:
    • Start every line with a star.
      • More stars indicate a deeper level.
    Previous item continues.
    • A newline
  • in a list

marks the end of the list.

  • Of course you can start again.
* ''Unordered lists'' are easy to do:
** Start every line with a star.
*** More stars indicate a deeper level.
*: Previous item continues.
** A new line
* in a list  
marks the end of the list.
* Of course you can start again.
  1. Numbered lists are:
    1. Very organized
    2. Easy to follow

A new line marks the end of the list.

  1. New numbering starts with 1.
# ''Numbered lists'' are:
## Very organized
## Easy to follow
A new line marks the end of the list.
# New numbering starts with 1.
A colon (:) indents a line or paragraph.

A newline starts a new paragraph.
Often used for discussion on talk pages.

We use 1 colon to indent once.
We use 2 colons to indent twice.
3 colons to indent 3 times, and so on.
: A colon (:) indents a line or paragraph.
A newline starts a new paragraph. <br />
Often used for discussion on talk pages.
: We use 1 colon to indent once.
:: We use 2 colons to indent twice.
::: 3 colons to indent 3 times, and so on.


Here's a link to the Main Page.

Here's a link to the [[Main Page]].

Breguet's Fairy Godmother is a page that doesn't exist yet. You could create it by clicking on the link.

[[Breguet's Fairy Godmother]] is 
a page that doesn't exist
yet. You could create it by 
clicking on the link.

You can link to a page section by its title:

If multiple sections have the same title, add a number. #Example_section_3 goes to the third section named "Example section".

You can link to a page section by its title:

* [[Under the Loupe:Anti-Shock Systems#Anatomy]].

If multiple sections have the same title, add
a number. [[#Example section 3]] goes to the
third section named "Example section".
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