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General Questions

What is Islam Wiki?

Islam Wiki is an encyclopedia for Islam. Contributed to by volunteers from all around the world, we strive to be as accurate and fair as possible to provide the best quality source of free information for those aiming to learn more about Islam.

Who owns Islam Wiki?

No one person, group or corporation owns Islam Wiki, as it is a dedicated site driven by the community. Nobody here is paid for their work, if you are looking for the administrators please go here.

Who is responsible to edit this Wikia?

Anyone is welcome to edit our pages, but be sure to follow the editing guidelines.

Legal Questions

Is everything on One Piece Wiki copyrighted?

No, nearly everything is fair use. Some images may have differing copyright statuses so be sure to check those.

Can I use Islam Wiki content for my site/anywhere else?

Yes. Crediting us for the information you use is appreciated, but not required.

What about using it on other Wikias?

If you want. However, your wiki should be tackling a different topic other than Islam; wikias found to be duplicates of this one in terms of scope will likely be shut down by FANDOM.

Technical Questions

What wiki software does the Wiki use?

Islam Wiki is hosted on FANDOM and thus the open-source MediaWiki platform programmed in PHP. The Wikia interface uses multiple open-source extensions developed by Wikia as listed here.

Where should I report technical issues?

If the problem is only with one page/file, then the talk page for that page is acceptable or report it to a moderator. If the problem is wide-spread please also make sure to contact an administrator.

Do I have to register?

Yes. Some wikis allow unregistered viewers to edit, but due to vandalism, our site currently requires users to have an account. Some pages may be protected so only "autoconfirmed" users (those with accounts more than a few days old) are able to edit them.

What are namespaces?

Namespaces are where different sections of content are located.

  • The main namespace is where all articles and encyclopedic content are located.
  • The Talk namespace is where users can discuss things in the main/File/User namespace.
  • The File namespace is where all images are located.
  • The Islam Wiki namespace is where the wiki and its rules are explained.
  • The User namespace is where users can personalize their accounts.
  • The Forum namespace is where you can discuss things related to One Piece or the wiki.
  • The Blog and Blog Comment namespace is where you can blog about One Piece or the wiki and reply to these blogs.

Community Questions

Administrators

What is an Administrator?

An administrator is a user who has more rights than a regular user. Admins are trusted to help keep the wiki functioning properly. Admins can protect and delete pages, rename images, moderate the chat, and ban troublesome users.

Who are the Administrators here?

For a list of current Administrators, see here.

How can I contact an Administrator?

Go to the list of Administrators link above and leave a message on any of their talk pages. To ensure a quicker response, look at an Admin's contributions page first and see which ones have been active more recently.

Content Moderators

What is a Content Moderator?

Content moderators are very similar to admins in that they hold some, but not all of their rights. Content mods can delete and protect pages and images, rename images, and edit protected pages. They cannot block users, delete blogs, or moderate the chat.

Who are the Content Moderators here?

For a list of current content mods, see here.

Wiki Questions

What should I know before making edits?

The following page provides the rules that apply for editing.

Editing Questions

What is the difference between "Source Mode" and "Visual Mode"?

Source mode allows you to edit the wiki code of a page, while visual mode shows you what the page itself looks like. It is generally recommended that users stay with source mode since visual mode causes problems with some of the code and templates used here.

What is "Monobook"?

Monobook is an old format of FANDOM that registered users can access in their preferences. Monobook exclusively uses source editor.

I don't know wiki syntax, what should I do?

Here are some help pages provided by the Wikia center:

One can also look at Wikipedia which provides a guide to learn Wiki syntax. The Table tutorial is also useful.

The wiki provides an editor, why should I lose time learning wiki syntax?

Typically, editing in source mode and using wiki syntax as opposed to the provided shortcuts prevents bugs and preserves the layout of the page.

I'm convinced, but how do I get rid of the editor?

In your User preferences (in the User menu, at the top of the page, click on More/Preferences), in the Editing section, uncheck Enable Rich Text Editing.

What is the difference between red, blue and light blue links?

  • Red Links are links to articles that do not exist yet, they shall be avoided. When the article is created they become blue links.
  • Light Blue links are link to an existing article
  • Blue links are articles one has already navigated to.

Where can I discuss pages?

Every page has a Talk Page that one can access by hovering over the dropdown arrow next to the Edit button. The Talk button should be at the bottom of the dropdown selection. You may also discuss pages in the discussions.

Somebody reverted my edits, what should I do?

Edit wars are a waste of time and prevent articles from being improved. Edit wars should be avoided at all costs. Discussion and respecting the edits of others are the best ways to prevent them.

If this has been done and you disagree, you can undo the undo (do not forget to state your point of view). If your edit is undone again, you need to start a discussion on the talk page (see the section above) and should not make the disputed edit. In the article's talk page, start a new section with a clear title, state the different points of view and explain yours. Then add a section to the User talk page of the people who are involved in the edit war so that they can be aware a discussion has been started.

What is a minor edit?

A minor edit is a correction which does not provide much information to the article. Some common examples would be a typo correction or a small formatting change. An edit can be made "minor" by checking the Minor Edit box at the right-hand side of the Editing page. They will be noticed with a m suffix in the History section of the article. Checking the Minor Edit box can help editors looking over other edits from being flooded with small edits.

What is a protected page?

A protected page is a page that has been locked to prevent users from editing it. Protected pages are sometimes called "locked pages". A page may be locked because of editing conflicts or users repeatedly adding untrue or unconfirmed information. Only administrators and content moderators may protect and unlock pages.

What is a semi-protected page?

A semi-protected page is a page that users without accounts and users with new accounts cannot edit. Semi-protected pages are sometimes called "semi-locked pages." Only administrators and content moderators may semi-protect pages.

How do I...?

Pages

How do I edit a page?

You can edit a page by clicking the blue "Edit" button at the top of the page. You may also edit only one section of the page by clicking the "Edit" link next to the section headings of the page.

How do I create a page?

  • If the page does not exist, click on the Create new article (in the main menu on the left).

How do I delete a page?

Only Administrators and Content Moderators have the ability to delete pages.

However you can mark the page for deletion by adding the Delete template ''{{Delete}}'' (Warning: suppressing the page content and adding the template can be considered as vandalism if done with no good reason), or by starting a new section in the page's talk page or in the dedicated article Vote for Deletion. In all cases, deleting a page shall be discussed by the Wiki community if necessary, especially if the page is not vandalism and violates no rules.

How do I redirect a page?

It is possible to redirect a page by using the #REDIRECT option.

Redirect pages are also created when a page is moved, in order to prevent broken links across the wiki. You can move a page by using the Rename option in the edit menu.

The image I want to insert does not exist yet

First, you have to check that a similar image REALLY does not exist, by making an Advanced search (In the search page, in the Advanced search box at the bottom of the page, uncheck Main and check File, then enter your keyword and start the search). You can also click on the Add Photo button on the editing sidebar and search for specific keywords that should be in the name of the image.

If the search is unsuccessful, you have to upload the image into the wiki. For more information, see below.

How do I protect a page?

Only administrators and content moderators can protect pages. You may leave a message on an administrator's or content moderator's talk page in order to request that a page be locked.

Images

How do I upload an image?

BEFORE uploading any images, it is first VERY important that you read our Image Guidelines! Any images that violate the Image Guidelines will be deleted.

1) To upload an image, click on the "Contribute" button in the upper right-hand corner of any page, and select "Add a photo" from the drop-down menu.

2) The "Source file" box is where you must provide the image from your computer. Click on the "Browse" button and find the file you would like to upload.

3) The "File Description" box will ask you for the information that will be displayed on the wiki.

  • The "Destination filename" is the name that will be displayed on the wiki, and it is very important that you name the file appropriately.
  • The "Summary" is a description of what the file depicts and how it will be used. You must add a source, license, and categories to the Summary.

4) When all is said and done, the order of the sections on pages should be (from top to bottom) "Summary", "Source", "Licensing".

5) After this, you must add your image to an article (not a user page or blog), as unused images are deleted.

Once all of these steps have been completed, you're done! You have successfully uploaded an image that follows our rules and should not be deleted if you've followed all the instructions correctly.

How to upload a new version of an image that already exists?

In order to upload a new version of an image that already exists, go to the page for the image you wish to update. In the dropdown section next to the Edit button, click "Replace". Also, at the bottom of the "File History" is a link that says "Upload a new version of this file". Click on either, and then you can start uploading a new image in a similar fashion that was described above.

Please note: If you upload a new version of an image, make sure to change the source, licensing and categories in order to reflect the most current version of the file.

How do I revert an image to a previous version?

In the "File History" history table of the image's page, on the left-hand side are links that say "revert". Simply click on the "revert" link next to the version you'd wish to revert to. You will be taken to a page that will ask you for a reason. At the end of the text that is already in the box, add the reason why you reverted.

How do I add/change licensing for an image I've already uploaded?

In order to add or change licensing for an image you've already uploaded, edit the image by clicking on the blue "Edit" box at the top of the page. Then add a section at the bottom of the page by adding ==Licensing==. Then you add the licensing.

How do I make an image gallery?

You can make an image gallery by using this template {{Gallery}} in sourse editor.

How do I rename an image?

Only administrators and rollbacks can rename images. However, you may add the template {{Rename}} and the image will be renamed as soon as possible.

How do I delete an image?

Only administrators may delete images. However, you may add the template {{Delete}} and an administrator will delete the image as soon as they can.

Signatures

How do I sign my name at the end of my posts?

There is a special sequence to help you sign your posts: ~~~~

  • There is also a "signature" button at the top of the editing page.

Note that signing your posts is required in the User and Article Talk pages, as well as forums.

Templates

How do I create a template?

See Help:Templates.

Meta Wiki Help Page provides examples of templates but it is best to know the basics before reading it.

How do I use a template?

Simply add the Template name between two double braces.

Are there any templates I should know about?

The wiki contains a high number of templates, here are a few ones which are good to know

Special Templates

{{-}}

The template {{-}} "clears" both margins; it is often used before a header to make sure that the header will be the full width of the page. If you edit this section, you will see that it has been used to separate this paragraph from the image, without it the article would appear like this:


{{!}}

The template {{!}} is a special template that only contains the character |. Since | is a special character to indicate the value of a parameter, this template allows us to use it without its special behavior.

The most common use is when a table (which contains | by design) is entered as a parameter or when one uses Parser functions Cf meta wiki help for examples.

Information templates
  • {{Article Stub}} adds a comment to indicate that the article needs to be extended
  • {{Delete}} adds a comment to indicate that the article is a candidate for deletion
  • {{No References}} adds a comment to indicate that the article needs more References

Userpages

How do I create my userpage?

Your User page is automatically created once you have an account.

It is accessible by clicking "View Profile" in the top menu. Click here to access it.

How do I change my Preferences?

Your account preferences are accessible from the top main menu which also contains a link to your user page.

The most important preferences are:

  • The Watchlist section. The Watchlist is the list of the articles from which you will receive an email each time they are modified. This is especially useful for your own user talk page, as it can allow inactive editors to be easily contacted.
  • Editing section. You can toggle between Visual, Rich Text, and Source editing depending on which one suits your preference.

Where can I...?

Where can I make test edits?

The best way is to create a "sandbox" page.

Where do I find a list of all recent edits to the wiki?

There are two ways to see edits made to the wiki. Special:Recentchanges and Special:WikiActivity. Wiki Activity is a simple list that shows all edits made to articles, blogs, and forums only, it also has a different list that lets you see edits only to pages you've followed. Recent changes is a more complex, yet a customizable way of viewing the edits made. It allows you to see every edit made, and also filter out particular kinds of edits, such as blog comments, etc.

Wiki Activity

You can find the Wiki Activity in the top header under the "Explore" section. If you have an account, you can also access the Wiki Activity by clicking the button with a line resembling a graph line at the top right corner.

Recent Changes

One can access Recent Changes by going to the dropdown menu at the top right corner of the page; the recent changes button is located at the bottom of this section.

In particular, it can help to show:

  • Vandalism (when a page as a significant red number next to it, something abnormal happened that should be checked)
  • Edit warring (when a page has an abnormal number of modifications, it is often an edit war)
  • Talk/forum page discussion and eventually voting requests.
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