Create user article

The wizard Create user article is intended to help turfers and wiki users create an article about themselves in as simple a way as possible with a good result. Here's a little step-by-step guide on how to proceed.

Step by step instructions[edit]

It may seem complicated to create wiki articles at first, but it does not have to be that difficult. Follow this guide to create an excellent article about yourself in no time:

1. We start by opening a new tab of TurfWiki in the browser.

2. Go to the new tab with TurfWiki. Enter "User:YourTurfnick" in the wiki's search box at the top, replace "YourTurfnick" with your turfnick (or another name if you prefer). Example: User:TestEthan or User:TurfBill. Then press the Enter key or the search symbol in the window.

3. See if your name is already in the database. If this is the case, you will come to the user article directly. If the article is not in the database, click on the red text (Create the page [...] on this wiki!) To create a new user article.

4. Now an edit box appears. In this box you will enter a piece of text that automatically creates a ready-made template for the user article for you. Smart huh? In the edit box, type:

   {{subst:Example user}} 

Then scroll down to the end of the box and click "Save Page". An example template has now been placed and you now have a ready-made basis for further editing.

Customize the template[edit]

The template has now done half the work, so now it remains to customize the content to suit you. Here it can be a bit overwhelming at first, mainly due to the wiki language. We take care of the adjustment step by step here as well, to make everything a little easier:

1. Click "Edit" in the upper right corner of the user article page (Shortcut: Alt + Shift + E).

2. You now see a similar piece of text, without explanations then of course. Customize this with your own information using the box below:

# The following paragraph is the info box you see on the right in the user article. Explanations follow below:
{{User
|name       = Exampleturfer
|image      = [[File:Exempelturfare.jpg|150px]]
|imagetext  = Avatar
|symbol     = [[File:63.png|60px]]
|symboltext = [[Wiki Expandator]]
|city       = [[Municipality:Glasgow|Glasgow]], [[Region:Scotland|Scotland]], [[Country:United Kingdom|United Kingdom]]
|transport  = [[Walking]], [[Bicycle]], [[Car]]
|created    = 2011-12-26
|other      = Tried to start earlier, but had too low Android version.
}}
Explanations:

{{User
|name       = Exampleturfer
-> The title of the turfers info window.

|image      = [[File:Exempelturfare.jpg|150px]] 
-> Picture of the turfer or any other suitable picture. Replace "Exempelturfare.jpg" with your own uploaded image. You upload your own images by using the side menu on the left, selecting "Upload file" under Wiki tools and following the instructions.

|imagetext  = Avatar 
-> Piece of text that serves as descriptive text to the image.

|symbol     = [[File:63.png|60px]] 
-> Ev. picture of any medal you are extra proud of. Replace the link with appropriate content:
   
|symboltext = [[Wiki Expandator]] 
-> Associated text that talks about e.g. medal name.

|city       = [[Municipality:Glasgow|Glasgow]], [[Region:Scotland|Scotland]], [[Country:United Kingdom|United Kingdom]] 
-> In which (city), municipality, region and country you turf the most.

|transport  = [[Walking]], [[Bicycle]], [[Car]]
-> Indicate how you transport yourself when you turf.

|created    = 2011-12-26
-> If you want, you can enter here when you registered on Turf. Information about it is available on [[Warded]] when you are logged in there.

|other      = Tried to start earlier, but had too low Android version.
-> Some fun information about you, which can be fun to know.
}} 

3. Customize the rest of the article using the instructions. You can remove sections that do not feel relevant to the article.

4. Do not forget to categorize the article! At the bottom of the wiki text you will see the following paragraph:

[[Category: Example]]
[[Category: Users]]
 

Do the following:

[[Category: Example]] 
-> Delete this category!

[[Category: Users]]
-> Do not change this category.
 

5. Write in the discussion page or add an issue if something gets stuck/problems arise. The kind administrators and other wiki people will help you!

Upload media[edit]

To upload photos to your article:

  1. Click "Upload file" at the bottom of the menu bar on the left.
  2. Name your photos.
  3. Go to your article and replace
   "[[File:Exempelturfare.jpg|150px]]" (is next to the top of your article) 

with your own file:

   For example: [[File:TurfBill.jpg|150px]]

This links to the image you uploaded. Click on "Preview" at the bottom to make sure your image is in the right place.

Good luck! :)

Questions[edit]

Feel free to ask a question on the discussion page (under "discussion" in the tab browser) if you have any questions! Do not be afraid to make mistakes. It is always possible to correct afterwards.