Help:Contents/Editing TSW

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Editing Train Spotting World

To learn how to keep track of your (or other people's) edits, see Keeping track of changes.
For lists of stub types, categories, infoboxes etc., see Resources and lists.
For image use, see Images and media.
To learn the rules of Train Spotting World, see policies and guidelines.

Contributing to Train Spotting World a guide on ways to get involved in editing.
Introduction to the project.
Cheatsheet - an editing reference card.
Simplified ruleset - essential information to understand when editing articles (for new editors).
Glossary - understand Train Spotting World jargon.

Editing - how to:

Experiment with editing pages in the sandbox. You can also carry out editing experiments "in situ" by editing the page itself and using the Show Preview button. Be careful not to accidentally save the page though! If you do, then Revert your changes.

Trains:Using JAWS- (the screen reader JAWS)
Edit a page, including markup details.
Help:Editing - annotated cheatsheet
Bite sized tips for the most common tasks.
Create links - (Change the title of a link (piped link))
Use sections in an article
Use categories
Insert a picture
Use redirect pages
Create infoboxes
Create templates - (Quick guide, List of available templates)
Create lists
Use footnotes and references
Use tables
Use mathematical formulae
Use special characters. The display of fonts and other character sets in your browser.
Use easy timeline syntax
Valid HTML codes in wikitext
Use "Magic words" and Variables. These allow you to change default behaviour or automate text. For example you can disable a Table of Contents or move its position, or insert constants and timestamps.

Saving - how to:

Report your change in the edit summary
Handle an edit conflict
Use minor edits
Use the preview button

Creating pages - how to:

Start a new article
Start a new page - for pages that are not articles
Name a page
Naming conventions in general - (full list of specific naming conventions)
Disambiguation, create pages for topics with several different definitions
Create subpages

Article maintenance - how to:

Merge two or more pages, or move (rename) a page - (Requested moves)
Delete pages/images/categories
Stub articles - (List of Stub Styles)
Use talk pages (discussion pages)
Archive a talk page
Revert a page to an earlier version
Deal with vandalism
Protect and unprotect pages (Administrators only)
Link together Trains articles in different languages
Link words in articles to articles on sister projects
Use page names
Use namespaces
Use headings as anchors to link to
Translate articles
Archive Current Events
Do a purge
Edit with a text editor
Test edits, and other things
Editing shortcuts


Guidance on style
Manual of Style
Supplementary manuals

Capital letters
Command-line examples
Dates and numbers
Lists of works
Text formatting
Writing about fiction

Special article styles

Disambiguation pages
Arabic transliteration
China-related articles
Ethiopia-related articles
Ireland-related articles
Islam-related articles
Japan-related articles
Korea-related articles
Latter Day Saints
Medicine-related articles

Other guidance

How to edit a page
Guide to layout
Categorization of people
Cite sources
Explain jargon
Writing better articles
Music samples
Naming conventions
Picture tutorial
Proper names
Sister projects
Technical terms
and definitions

Words to avoid

List of style guidelines
Layout How to structure Trains articles.
Naming conventions
Disambiguation (pages which resolve ambiguity for articles with similar titles)
Image use
When to use tables
Use proper names
Creating an article series
Using Summary style on the overview page

Manual of Style

The Manual of Style is a comprehensive style guide for Trains articles. See a full list of the submanuals on the right, or a concise list below.

Main Manual of Style
Dates & numbers
Sister projects

Life cycle of an article

Article development - lists the stages in an article's development and offers ways to help improve articles.
Perfect articles - a checklist of components required to make a "perfect" article.
Start a new page
Write your first article
Guide to writing better articles

The Trains interface

Find your way around the screen.

Editing toolbar
Using Page History
Using User Contributions pages
Using Talk pages
Using the Recent Changes page
Using the Related Changes page
Using Diff pages
Edit conflicts