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"Contents" box would only get in the way of that -->__NOTOC__
 
"Contents" box would only get in the way of that -->__NOTOC__
'''[[special:UserLogin|Log in]] to create and edit pages''' ([http://teflpedia.com/index.php?title=Special:UserLogin&type=signup create an account] if you don't have one yet—it's free)
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'''[[special:UserLogin|Log in]] to create and edit pages''' ([http://teflpedia.com/index.php?title=Special:UserLogin&type=signup create an account] if you don't have one yet, please—it's free)
  
 
Creating new articles is easy. Once you are logged in, follow our '''Simple''' instructions, below. Don't worry about mistakes—just start and others will help!
 
Creating new articles is easy. Once you are logged in, follow our '''Simple''' instructions, below. Don't worry about mistakes—just start and others will help!
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==Simple==
 
==Simple==
  
#Type a [[Teflpedia:Style_guide#Article_titles|name for your article]] into the search box at page top.
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#Type a [[Teflpedia:Style_guide#Article_titles|name for your article]] into the search box (top right).
#At top of search results click on the red link in '''Create the page 'Your article name' on this wiki!'''  Or choose an article from the search results to add to by going to it and clicking its Edit tab on its page top.
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#At top of search results click on the red link in '''"Create the page 'Your article name' on this wiki!"'''  Or choose an article from the search results to add to by going to it and clicking its Edit tab on its page top.
 
#Click on the red link and start writing.
 
#Click on the red link and start writing.
#'''Please''' click {{Button|Show&nbsp;preview}} for a preview before saving your edition.
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#'''Please''' click {{Button|Show&nbsp;preview}} for a preview before saving your edition, and repeat this process as often as necessary before finally clicking {{Button|Save&nbsp;page}}.
#Preview and re-edit as many times as necessary, then click {{Button|Save&nbsp;page}}.
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#Remember, once you've saved it, any logged it Teflpedia user can edit it to make it better. If they fail to make it better, someone else will change it back. See any page's "View history" tab, at top, to see how pages evolve. It's fun!
 
 
Once you've saved it, any logged it Teflpedia user can edit it to make it better. See any page's "View history" tab, at top, to see how the page has evolved.
 
  
 
==Detailed==
 
==Detailed==
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*Consider whether your search term is the best name for the article.  Can you make it shorter?  More explicit?
 
*Consider whether your search term is the best name for the article.  Can you make it shorter?  More explicit?
 
*Only use capital letters in the title where appropriate - note that the software will automatically capitalise the first letter of the first word.  Only capitalise other words if they are [[proper noun]]s. If possible, make your article title singular.
 
*Only use capital letters in the title where appropriate - note that the software will automatically capitalise the first letter of the first word.  Only capitalise other words if they are [[proper noun]]s. If possible, make your article title singular.
*The easiest way to create the page is to "Search" for the title using "Go", and then click on the red link in '''Create the page 'Your article name' on this wiki!'''
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*The easiest way to create the page is to "Search" for the title using "Go", and then click on the red link in '''"Create the page 'Your article name' on this wiki!"'''
 
*After you have finished the article the title will be in large bold letters at the top of the page and it will also be present in any category you assign it to. So make sure it's relevant and spelled correctly.
 
*After you have finished the article the title will be in large bold letters at the top of the page and it will also be present in any category you assign it to. So make sure it's relevant and spelled correctly.
  
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*If your article is only a start on the subject and you believe that other input might help to improve it then include the following template at the end: <nowiki>{{Stub}}</nowiki>. This will transclude (import) a stub template which will encourage other users to add to the article.
 
*If your article is only a start on the subject and you believe that other input might help to improve it then include the following template at the end: <nowiki>{{Stub}}</nowiki>. This will transclude (import) a stub template which will encourage other users to add to the article.
 
*You should put your article in a '''category'''. This is simple: add as many of these: <nowiki>[[category:</nowiki>xxx<nowiki>]]</nowiki> as required, down the end of your page. A list of categories is at the [[Special:Categories|Cat list]] and under "Categories" in the navigation box to the left of this page.
 
*You should put your article in a '''category'''. This is simple: add as many of these: <nowiki>[[category:</nowiki>xxx<nowiki>]]</nowiki> as required, down the end of your page. A list of categories is at the [[Special:Categories|Cat list]] and under "Categories" in the navigation box to the left of this page.
*[[Help:Linking|Links]] are good for references and explanations, but try to link to existing articles if possible.  If you do create an article with red links it is considered good form to write a stub for the red links you have created.
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*Links are good for references and explanations, but try to link to existing articles if possible.  If you do create an article with red links it is considered good form to write a stub for the red links you have created.
*'''Please''' click {{Button|Show&nbsp;preview}} for a preview before saving your edition.
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*'''Please''' click {{Button|Show&nbsp;preview}} for a preview before saving your edition, and repeat this process as often as necessary before finally clicking {{Button|Save&nbsp;page}}.*Remember - once you've saved it, it's not ''yours'' any more and anybody can edit it.
*Preview and re-edit as many times as necessary, then click {{Button|Save&nbsp;page}}.
 
  
 
===Afterwards===
 
===Afterwards===

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