User talk:Abulle

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Table formatting

UniWiki CSS

  • Body text color: #CCCCCC
  • Content background: #111111
  • Menu background: #080808
  • Wikitable: border 1px #AAAAAA, background #FFFFFF
  • Links: color orange (#FFA500)
Other colors
  • text color: wheat (#F5DEB3) - used for modules (although the contrast to the normal text is a bit weak)
  • text color: slate blue (#6A5ACD) - used for ice products
  • text color: white (#FFFFFF)
  • text color: salmon (#FA8072)
  • text color: sandybrown (#F4A460)
  • text color: coral (#FF7F50)
  • text color: lightgreen (#90EE90)
  • text color: darkseagreen (#8FBC8F)
  • text color: #0D7CFF (#0D7CFF)
  • text color: #9ef37c (used by EVE as mission text color)
  • text color: #7acdef (used by EVE as mission text color)
  • text color: #e56363 (used by EVE as info text color)

Drafts and User Pages

Every registered user has their own user page (you can access yours at the top-right of the screen, by clicking on your user name). This is your personal page, which you can use however you see fit. Most people use it to talk about themselves, or to save drafts of articles they are working on. This can be useful if you're working on a major new page (or are heavily rewriting an existing page), as you can work on it at your own pace without leaving the original page in a completely disjointed state. Note that this page isn't technically "private" (anyone can read it), although you generally shouldn't edit other people's user pages without their consent.

You also have a "user discussion page" (the "my talk" link next to your user name, at the top-right of the screen), where other people can leave you messages. Alternatively, if you want to contact someone, you can also send them a private message via the E-UNI forum.

Discussion Tabs

If you feel a certain page requires discussion prior to major changes, each page comes with its own discussion page (the link is at the top-left of a page). This is really just a regular wiki page, so adding comments to it works exactly the same way as adding to any other wiki article. If you want to sign the message with your name, then end your message with four tildes. ( ~~~~ )

If a page is protected and locked from editing by normal users, please use that page's Discussion tab to propose simple or obvious changes. This makes it straightforward for a manager or director to copy the wiki code, if provided. More complex discussions about page content typically occur in the Forums.

Editing a Page

To edit any page, go to that page and click the 'Edit' tab at the top of the page or the 'Edit' link to the right of each section (if you don't see the 'Edit' you need to login first).

If you are new to wiki editing, or mediawiki in particular, Wikipedia's Tutorial is quite useful.

Editing Toolbar

The editing toolbar now in use by the UniWiki is the standard mediawiki version. The previous version is described here, and if you prefer using it, it can be reenabled in your My Preferences, under Editing tab by disabling "Enable enhanced editing toolbar".

The enhanced toolbar has instant Preview and Changes functionality, and the "Show" buttons below the edit window perform the same actions. Due to the stylesheets in use, the toolbar panes are configured to be compatible with the black background of the UniWiki's default theme. If you choose to use a different colour scheme, the buttons below should function with better visibility for you.

Wiki Syntax


The use of headings not only makes for readable text but also automatically generates a table of contents. Headings are very easy to add, simply surround the title of the paragraph with equal signs ( '=' ).

= Heading level 1 (top) =
== Heading level 2 ==
=== Heading level 3 ===
==== Heading level 4 ====

Heading 1 is the same as the page heading, so it is recommended to start with heading level 2 on your page.


Linking is one of the most powerful aspects of a wiki, so it is important that it is understood well. First you must realise there is a difference between intra-wiki links (links to other articles on this wiki) and external links (links to external websites/pages).

The basic intra-wiki link has the following syntax:

[[Link topic]]

where Link topic is a page on the wiki. For example, if we wish to link to Main Page we use

[[Main Page]]

These topics can include spaces, as the wiki will automatically reformat the text to the correct link. You can also link to pages that do not exist yet such as this Intentionally Red Link, when you feel that subject deserves it's own article. The link will then appear red instead of yellow, and people will hopefully feel encouraged to make the article. As you can see, the text inside the double square brackets is both the destination (the page it links to) and the description (the text that shows up as link). In order to change the description you can use the pipe ('|') in the following syntax:

[[Link topic|link text]]

For example:

[[Main Page|Example]]

becomes Example. In order to make external links, you can use single square brackets like so:


If you want to change the description text of your external link, separate the url from the description with a space like so:

[ like so]

Regular markup




  • Unsorted
    • Lists
    • Are cool
* Unsorted
** Lists
** Are cool 
  1. Ordered
  2. Lists
    1. Are
    2. Cooler


Advanced information can be found on Wikipedia.

In order to include images (or other files) in your article, simply link them like


For example, the first image in this guide is linked as


After saving the edit, click the file link and follow the form to upload your file. Of course, you can always look at the source of an article (click the edit link) and look up markup codes that aren't described here.

To upload your image:




For full details of tables, see Mediawiki's article

Basic tables are simple to create, requiring just a few pieces of markup:

  • {|
    starts a table
  • |-
    starts a new row
  • |
    starts a new cell (each cell must have its own line)
  • |}
    ends the table


|cell 1
|2nd row
|another cell
|and another
|last row
|2 cells
|and the third


cell 1 cell2 cell3
2nd row another cell and another
last row 2 cells and the third

It can be desirable to add gridlines to your table, this can be done by starting the table with the following:

{| class="wikitable"


If you would like to cite a source to support your text, place <ref> </ref> tags around the citation and add a <references /> tag at the end of the article.

For example, for a single reference, use <ref>text of the citation</ref>

For repeated citations, use the<ref name="name"> tag:

  • For the first of multiple instances, use :<ref name="name">text of the citation</ref>
  • For the following uses, just use <ref name="name" />

Place the <references /> tag at the bottom of the article and it will list all references used in the article. You can also use Template:reflist, {{reflist}} instead.

For more examples see Wikipedia:Citing_sources

Proper categorization

Main article: UniWiki:Categorization

It is important we categorize our articles properly. This allows our category pages to automatically list all articles in their category, which makes it easy for people to see the collection of articles in the same category.

Categories should be used as collection mechanic instead of custom-made pages where we have to manually add links to new articles.

You can add a category to an article by adding


anywhere in the article (categories are usually listed either at the start or end of an article). CategoryName should obviously be replaced with the name of the category. For an example, see the source of this article and note that it includes:


If you wish to link to a category page, use the following syntax:


Note the first colon. Example Guides:



A topic could be known by different titles, therefore a Redirect on these titles to the available topic can be very useful to find it.

#REDIRECT [[Target]]
#REDIRECT [[Target#Section]]


Main article: Template

Templates allow us to automatically format information a certain way. For example, the Clean Up template always looks like this:

This article should be cleaned up or improved.

In order to include a template, place the template name between two pairs of curly brackets:


Some templates allow variable input. You simply put a pipe character after the template name and then put the text. A new pipe for each variable:

{{Example|The example template for example!}}
The example template for example!

There are many templates which you can use to improve your pages, from status messages (e.g. {{Cleanup}}, or {{Deletion}}), to help with links (e.g. {{sk}} for linking skills), to beautifully crafted information boxed (e.g. {{Ship}} or {{Skill}}). For help on using a particular template, click its link, which will take you to the template's documentation page. For instance, if you would like to add a new ship fitting, but are unsure how to use the {{ShipFitting}} template, go to Template:ShipFitting and read the documentation (or go to a page which currently uses the template to see what parameters they used; most are fairly self-explanatory).

Template goes into more details about the most commonly-used templates and how to use them. Alternatively, see the template category for the full collection.

Watch Lists

Often, you will want to know the state of a particular page. This can be especially true if:

  • You are the original author
  • You have proposed a change
  • You are actively involved in the discussion of a page
  • The page is a work in progress and you'd like to monitor it's development

Luckily the wiki provides us with a very helpful tool for monitoring the last time a particular page was edited and they do this with a "watch list".


You can add any page to your watch list by simply clicking on the "watch" button located on the same row as the "page" and "discussion" buttons but to the far right. When you click "watch" the button will change to "unwatch" and wiki will give you a notice letting you know that the page has been added to your watch list and a few details as to what it will do.


To view if any changes have been made to those pages you have put in your watch list; you only need to click on the "my watchlist" link located in the top right hand corner of the wiki page. This page will list any and all changes applied to the pages you've defined in your watch list and highlight the ones that you have not recently visited (so that you can find them easier).


Should you, in the future, wish to remove a page from your watch list; simply navigate back to the page and click the "unwatch" button.







User talk

Hey there! Thanks so much for helping contribute to the UniWiki! I see you've been hard at work on 3rd Party Tools. When it comes to major revisions to layout and content, that kind of work is best undertaken within the confines of a sandbox. You can create one pretty easily: either type the name of the page you want to create into the search bar, or follow a red link, like this: User:Abulle/Sandbox. Once you've created a sandbox, you can copy the content of an entire page into it, make your changes there until you're happy with it, then use the Move function to replace the page when it's ready to be deployed. Don't forget that there is also the "Show preview" button under the editor, which you can use to verify that your edits actually produce the change you were going for. A lot of the edits to 3rd Party Tools seemed like errors that didn't produce an intended result; the preview function can help with that. Finally, all of the edits made to that page were marked as "minor". I suspect this is because you have the "Mark all edits minor by default" option selected in your User Preferences. It definitely looks like you're interested in making larger contributions to the wiki, so you'll want to make sure that your edits are categorized accurately. I'm going to rollback your changes to 3rd Party Tools; it's not currently in a presentable state compared to where it was. I encourage you to perfect your revisions in a sandbox, and then you can roll out the new and improved article! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask me or any other Wiki Curator. - Djavin novienta (talk) 13:52, 2 March 2017 (CST)