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  • Where do you want me to start? I got my copy of the complete guide and all my little sister books. Do you want me to start with the clients first? Just get the information on the page first and then organize it? 

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    • Wherever you want to start is fine with me, I care more about making sure that the information that is added follows certain formatting rules and is relatively organized along with the rest of the information in the wiki. If certain pages/categories etc. are added and not formatted right away, the mistake/lack of consistency will remain there a long time because I won't remember it's there. 

      I don't expect you to remember or know all the formatting rules, but check out the edits I make to pages after you have edited them and you might be able to see that I repeatedly make similar sorts of edits. (and I will emphasize, many of these formatting rules are influenced by general wiki rules and from using other wikis as examples, not just my opinion). 

      I understand that you may work differently than I would, and I'm relatively fine with kind of boring a paragraphs with choppy sentences that just state the facts, because that kind of thing can be relatively easily cleaned up. However, I am a fan of putting information under headings if there is quite a lot of it (if there isn't a lot of information, I would rather just have a 2 sentence paragraph). 

      Some rules I try to follow:

      • The first sentence about a character/school/place etc. should emphasize why it is important to the series or main characters. If someone googles something BSC-related and comes across a page, they should be able to understand that page's relation to the series without reading the whole article (and without having read the BSC series). For characters, that mainly includes age, relation to the main BSC members (such as sibling, parent, love interest, BSC charge, SMS student) or to Karen Brewer or that they are in Ms. Colman's class. It can also include any meta-info about the character in the series that may confuse a casual viewer (such as two characters with a similar name). More detailed info, including personality traits, should be in a separate heading (usually 'Bio'). For schools, the first sentence should say who (generally) in the BSC/BLS series goes there. For locations, the first sentence should say what city it is in and if in Stoneybrook/Stamford what role it generally plays in the series. The first sentence should ideally be clear, specific and well-written.

      •The name of the person/page is bolded the first time it is used. Any alternative names are also bolded.

      •The first time a person or important thing (such as a school), or a book, is mentioned, the wiki page should be linked if it exists. (If you have a long bulleted list you don't necessarily have to do this, but if you want to, it is good to do). The first time a person is mentioned their last name should be included. The idea is that someone reading the page after randomly googling may not know that information. Books can be italicized after the first mention. Other pages should generally not be linked two or more times within a page, unless it's a long article and the other page is linked at the beginning and toward the end of an article (in this case multiple linking is actively encouraged). 

      • Outside of bulleted lists and tables, use complete sentences.

      • In an infobox, if any info links to pages (such as a family member or school attended) it should be linked, regardless of the content in the main article.

      • This wiki uses present tense in most cases. The exception might be if (for instance) you are writing about book #111 and referring to something that happened in book #55, then you would use past tense to emphasize that it happened before the "current" of the article. Also if the character is deceased.

      • Each page should ideally link to similar relevant pages somewhere in the article. For any given person, their page should link to the pages of all their family members who have pages. If they go to a school, that should be linked. Often these pages are linked in the first or second sentence.

      If any of the above is confusing, feel free to ask me to clarify.

      Also, I don't know how you usually edit, but (except for tables) I almost always prefer to use the "Source" tab of the classic editor. This also me to see the wiki code so I know exactly what I am publishing. I can also see spelling mistakes that are underlined in red. I can also see things like this:

      [[Snow War|Snow War.]]

      and I clean it up to look like this:

      [[Snow War]].

      Commas, periods, apostrophes, etc. should not be linked. The easiest way to ensure this is to use the Classic editor.

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  • Hi, I'm not an active user on this wiki but I'd love to help where I can. Is there anything that needs to be done? Could we try to make all the client pages the same or something? 

    Thanks! 

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    • This is going to sound like a stupid question but when I transcribe the offical guide there's abbriviations like SS for super special or M for mystery. I'd like to just copy it over exactly like that without having to look up the books each time. Would that be okay? 

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    • That's fine for now. I definitely will edit like that sometimes, where I want to get down some true information that I will refine later. 

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  • i posted the Logan Likes Mary Anne Cover but it got changed. WHY?

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    • 1. The title was not descriptive of the cover/book. It was "Screenshot 2020-01-11 at 8.32.20 PM.png" ‎which does not give information about the image.

      2. The file was a screenshot rather than the original image. A screenshot will almost always be lower quality than the original image. 

      3. The screenshot cropped out the top and bottom of the cover image. Book cover images should show the full cover image as much as possible.

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    • "as much as possible" I got the image and that was all it had

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    • Okay, and I replaced it because I found a better image on the GraphixBooks twitter account. Obviously high quality images can't be found for everything but in cases where higher quality images can be found, I will use those to replace lower quality images on this wiki. (and anyone else can do this as well).

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    • Oh. Then i have no idea why the author posted the low quality version!

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  • Someone posted an inappropriate comment on the Abby Stevenson page. It is just a bunch of random words like "we will meet in a couple of days....". Please do something. 

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  • Hi I have a question. Actually I have 2 of them:

    How do you become an admin?

    Why is your username Neutraljedi?

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    • My username doesn't have any particular meaning.

      To become an admin, it's not really an exact process with specific rules, but in general:

      - create an account rather than just using your IP address

      - make a lot of good quality edits over an extended period of time

      - show an understanding of wiki style and rules, and an ability to improve your competence in these areas over time. Understanding wiki rules/formatting etc. is more probably more important that the exact content you add or what your opinions about the series are, but those are important on some level too.

      - If you accidentally mess up formatting while editing, please correct it within a reasonable amount of time

      - display a reasonable amount of maturity

      You can still do most things you would want to do without being an admin, but as an admin you can block people, delete pages or images, and rename pages. However, if you are not an admin you can ask an admin to do these things.

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    • So when you do all those things, you instantly become an admin?

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    • Cool

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  • You are so mean, u deleted my emojis in Karen’s page. WHO SAID THEY DONT BELONG IN WIKI ARTICLES?!

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  • I am wondering because you seem older than me :)

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  • How old are you?

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    • A FANDOM user
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  • Are you really following the How to cosplay as Stacey McGill page?

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    • Every time a user edits a page, they are automatically signed up to follow that page unless they specifically unfollow it. So I am "following" every page I've edited, with the exception of pages I've unchecked which I do from time to time.

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    • Thanks! I appreciate sending out the bug report.

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