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Indentation

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First-line (Normal)

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Hanging

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Full Indent
This is often used to indent replies to messages, thread-fashion. Each additional colon heading a line produces another indent.

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Lists

Bulleted list using asterisks to make the bullet:
This sculptor has sculpted for:

Footnotes

Until we figure out which code works on this Wiki, feel free to adopt the workaround given on the Chronoscope page.

Text Decoration: Color, Size, Font, Underscoring, and Highlighting

Try to used these sparingly for special cases. Colours are hexidecimal, but the more basic colours are named. If you find you need to use color, let it be pale and small unless you intend to draw RARE attention to something important. Color-coding bits of information has the advantage of enabling a quick search down the page. The disadvantage is that many people find this garrish and complex and cannot easily ignore the other colors to quickly pick out one, so generally speaking, the use of color is toned down or even absent in here. Making the color of non-alarm information pale is a good compromise: it's easier on the eyes for those who are distracted by other colors, but it's just different enough from grey that it can be picked out for those who can ignore the other colors. The paled color still needs to contrast enough against the white background.

Conventions you will find on this wiki:

Before the sculptors had their own pages, we used to code them in the galleries like this, but this code does not produce a link (and should be changed to make a link):
{{smg|Sandra Garrity}} produces Sandra Garrity

The following is the proper, new way to link to the sculptor's page - it is much more useful, even if the text shows up red to indicate the sculptor hasn't got a page yet (and please do make a page for them if your link turns up red):
<span style="font-size:85%">[[Sandra Garrity]]</span> produces Sandra Garrity

Use only if necessary: you can tweak the font width but not its size by changing to a Narrow version of the font if your sculptor's name is really long, provided your audience has it installed (if you don't see the difference, you might not have Arial Narrow):
<span style="font-size:85%;font-family: arial, 'Arial Narrow', sans">[[Sandra Garrity]]</span>produces Sandra Garrity

This is used for designating different versions of a sculpt (Note the larger, bolder font than the Sandra Garrity examples above.):
{{gr|v.1}} produces v.1

Code that is conventional for size (but not so for color, yet anyway):

<span style="font-size:70%"><span style="color:#B882B8">Release: 1979</span></span> produces Release: 1979

<span style="font-size:70%"><span style="color:#0099FF">(original sculpt)</span></span> produces (original sculpt)

<span style="font-size:70%"><span style="color:orange">(OOP)</span></span> produces (OOP)
(OOP = "Out of Production", which isn't as permanent as "Discontinued," which can also be noted using this code; for Limited Editions or Holiday Specials, see below)

And for the truly insane coder:
<span style="font-size:70%"><span style="color:#00E68A"><span style= "font-variant:small-caps"><u>Alt Views</u></span></span></span> produces Alt Views

This is made easier, though not always shorter by using semicolons... notice in this example the whole thing is encased in quotation marks and underlining has been incorporated too:
<span style="font-size: 70%;color: #00E68A;font-variant:small-caps;text-decoration:underline">Alt Views</span>produces Alt Views

Exercise: Re-write the other three multiple-span examples here to combined span style... check your answers using the edit page function (but don't edit this page! :D)

Release: 1979
(original sculpt)
(Ltd. Ed.)

Other handy code that you may find on this wiki, but are not used widespread and are not agreed upon conventions (as yet anyway):

<span style="color:#EBBE55">★</span> produces
Yes, unicode symbols work in here, too. Use them for marking footnotes if you need them. On your own Art page, you can use the star to mark your favorites.

<span style="color:red">('''?''')</span> produces (?)
(Use rarely, and to draw brief attention to missing info. Note the importance of where you place your apostrophes.)

Highlighting Note:
A good use of highlighting would be to draw attention to Limited Edition (Ltd. Ed.) figures or Holiday Specials for which the molds have been broken (not to be confused with discontinued figures). Unfortunately, the current wikipedia code doesn't work in here:
{{font color|white|black|Ltd.Ed.}} should produce white text with black highlighting, but it doesn't. Instead, it produces: Template:Font color
{{font color|white|red|Holiday Special}} should produce white text with red highlighting, but it doesn't. Instead, it produces: Template:Font color
Going back into Wikipedia's history on the Template:Font color page, we find an old code, but this doesn't work either:
{{fontcolor|white|red|white text with red background}} produces Template:Fontcolor
Experienced editors: if you know how to do this on this wiki, please insert the proper coding and edit this section's text to suit.


Commenting Out and "NoWiki" Prevention of Wikicode

Commenting Out is used to hide comments from public view - notes to other editors, especially code that still needs work are often commented out to be seen only in the edit view.

<!-- This is a comment --> shows only in edit view.

The nowiki code prevents the wiki from executing the text instructions within it. This is handy for presenting code that can be copied to clipboard right from the public view:


<nowiki>Insert non-executing code here.</nowiki>

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