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General

To change a wiki entry, click on the "edit" link at the top of the page. This will bring you to the edit page. On this page you find a text box containing the wikitext: the editable source code from which the server produces the web page.


After adding to or changing the wikitext it is useful to press the "Show preview" button, which creates a preview but does not make the change publicly available.

You can make more changes and preview the page as many times as necessary. When you are satisfied with the layout and content - write a short description of your changes and then press the "Save page" button. The new page is now 'published', and available to the public.



Minor edits

When editing a page, a user has the option of marking the change as a "minor edit". This feature is important, because users can choose to hide minor edits in their view of the Recent Changes page, to keep the volume of edits down to a manageable level.

When to use this is somewhat a matter of personal preference. The rule of thumb is that an edit of a page that consists of spelling corrections, formatting, and minor rearranging of text should be flagged as a "minor edit". A major edit is basically something that makes the entry worth revisiting for somebody who wants to watch the article rather closely. So any "real" change, even if it is a single word, should be flagged as a "major edit".



Categories

All pages can be put in a category by adding a category tag, e.g.: [[Category:Category name]]

This provides a link to the appropriate category page, which is in the namespace "Category". Pages can be included in more than one category by adding multiple category tags. These links show up at the bottom of the page.

Forum Nokia has a list of Categories that we propose are used in this Wiki. If these terms are used, then the search function works across ALL the Forum Nokia site areas, and is therefore much more useful to users.

New categories can be created if it is felt that the provided list does not cover a particular subject. If there is enough demand for a new category, Forum Nokia will most likely integrate that into the site wide metadata.



Subcategories

Adding a category tag to a category page makes the edited category a subcategory of the tag's category.

For example, you could edit [[Category:Video]] and add the link [[Category:Multimedia]]. The Video category would then be a subcategory of the Multimedia category.



Category page

A category page is automatically created for each category in which a page is categorized. A category page consists of:

  • editable text
  • list of subcategories
  • list of pages in the category, excluding subcategories and images
  • list of images in the category with a generated thumbnail for each image

The items in the lists all link to the pages concerned; in the case of the images this applies both to the image itself and to the text below it (the name of the image).

The category page lists are ordered alphabetically based on the categorized pages title. If a page seems to be in the wrong place in the list, you can adjust it in the pages category tag by adding a sort key.

[[Category:category name|sort key]]

For example to add an article called Albert Einstein to the category "people" and have the article sorted by "Einstein, Albert" instead of "Albert Einstein". You would type "[[Category:People|Einstein, Albert]]".



Linking to a category page

If you want to link to a category page without the current page being added to it, you should use the link form [[:Category:Category name]]. Note the extra : before Category.