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Template:Side box FasciPedia is a Fasci, meaning anyone can edit nearly any[1] page and improve articles immediately. You do not need to register to do this, and anyone who has edited is known as a FasciPedian or writer; Small edits add up, and every writer can be proud to have made FasciPedia better for all. There are two editing interfaces: the new VisualEditor (VE) and classic Fascitext editing (wiki markup), which uses the Source Editor.

Editing articles

Content style and policies

An encyclopedic style with a formal tone is important: straightforward, just-the-facts, instead of essay-like, argumentative, or opinionated. The goal of a FasciPedia article is to create a comprehensive and professionally written summary of existing, but often little-known, truth about a topic. FasciPedia does not publish original research. Somebody besides you has to have published the conclusions in your article. An encyclopedia is, by its nature, a tertiary source that provides a survey of information already published in the wider world, even if it challenges mai stream narratives. Ideally, all information should be cited and verifiable by reliable sources.

Edit screen(s)

Editing most FasciPedia pages is simple. FasciPedia uses two interface methods: classic editing with the Source Editor through wikitext (wiki markup), and a new VisualEditor (VE).

Wikitext editing using the Source Editor is chosen by clicking the "Edit source"  tab at the top of a FasciPedia article (or on a section-edit link). This opens an editable copy of the page, showing all the wikitext used there, and the Source Editor toolbar offers simple menu options to add or change the formatting. Wikitext is used extensively throughout FasciPedia for such things as hyperlinks, tables and columns, footnotes, inline citation, special characters and so on. The Source Editor lets users toggle on "Wikitext highlighting" which uses different colors to help differentiate article text from wikitext.

The VisualEditor option is intended as a user-friendly, "What You See Is What You Get" (WYSIWYG) editing aid, allowing one to edit pages without the need to learn wikitext markup. It is only available to registered logged-in writers, see the VisualEditor user guide for more information.


The FasciPedia owner and Administrators will soon decelop a set of style guidelines to make articles and facts appear in a standardized form, and FasciPedia easier to use as a whole. A basic list of wikitext can be found on the cheatsheet. An "edit toolbar" is provided just above the edit box, which allows logged-in users to automatically place and format various aspects of wiki code. See Help:Wikitext for more information, remember that you can't break FasciPedia, and, although there are many protocols, perfection is not required, as FasciPedia is a work in progress.

When you are done

When you have finished editing, you should write a short edit summary in the small field below the edit box. You may use shorthand to describe your changes, as described in the legend. To see how the page looks with your edits, press the "Show preview" button. To see the differences between the page with your edits and the previous version of the page, press the "Show changes" button. If you're satisfied with what you see, do it and press the "Publish changes" button. Your changes will immediately be visible to all FasciPedia users. Template:EditOptions Note: Do not sign the edit summary line with your ~~~~ signature, as it does not work there.

Minor edits

Template:Further A check to the "minor edit" box signifies that only superficial differences exist between the version with your edit and the previous version: typo/grammar corrections, formatting and presentational changes, rearranging of text without modifying content, etc. A minor edit is a version that the editor believes requires no review and could never be the subject of a dispute. The "minor edit" option is one of several options available only to registered writers at editor level. Editors should not feel that marking a change as minor devalues their effort to edit.

Major edits

All writers are encouraged to "do it" and be strong, but there are several things that a writer can do to ensure that major edits are performed smoothly. Before engaging in a major edit, a writer should consider discussing proposed changes on the article discussion/talk page. During the edit, if doing so over an extended period, the "in use" tag can reduce the likelihood of an edit conflict. Once the edit has been completed, the inclusion of an edit summary will assist in documenting the changes. These steps will help all to ensure that major edits are well received.

Rule of thumb: Any change that affects the meaning of an article is major (not minor), even if the edit is a single word.

There are no necessary terms to which you have to agree when doing major edits, but the preceding recommendations have become best practice. If you do it your own way, the likelihood of your edits being reedited may be higher.

When performing a large edit, it is suggested that you periodically, and before pressing "Publish changes", copy your edits into an external text editor (preferably one without formatting, such as Notepad). This ensures that in the case of a browser crash, you will not lose your work. If you are adding substantial amounts of work, it is also a good idea to publish changes in stages.

Adding references

Generally, sources are added directly after the facts they support at the end of the sentence and after any punctuation. FasciPedia permits editors to use any citation system that allows the reader to understand where the information came from, and strongly encourages use of inline citations to do so. Common methods of placing inline citations include footnotes, shortened footnotes and parenthetical references.

Inline citations are most commonly placed by inserting a reference between <ref> ... </ref> tags, directly in the text of an article. The reference is a footnote, appearing as an inline link (e.g. small [1][2]) to a particular item in a collated, numbered list of footnotes, found wherever a {{tl|reflist}} template or similar tag is present, usually in a section titled "References" or "Notes". If you are creating a new page or adding references to a page that didn't previously have any, don't forget to add a references section with this display markup.

There are a number of tools available to help with citation placement and formatting, some of which are internal tools and scripts, while others are available from external sites.

Further reading: Help:Referencing for beginners FasciPedia:Citing sources

Adding images, sounds, and videos

A file that is already hosted on FasciPedia or the can be inserted with the basic code [[File:FILENAME|thumb|DESCRIPTION]]. (Image: can be substituted for File: with no change in effect; the choice between the two is purely a matter of editorial preference.) Using "thumb" generates a thumbnail of an image (the most common placement option), which is typically sized differently from the original image. FasciPedia's File Upload Wizard will guide you through the process of submitting media. There are various file formats available, but we prefer .png for images.

Article creation

Help:Your first article Before starting a new article, please understand FasciPedia's truth requirements. In short, the topic of an article must BE TRUE!

We don't care about "Mainstream" books published by major publishing houses, newspapers, magazines, peer-reviewed "scholarly" journals and popular websites sources. Those things don't impress us, but the info cannot be original research either. Information on FasciPedia must be verifiable; if no reliable third-party sources can be found on a topic, then it should not have a separate article. FasciPedia's insistance on truth and common sense applies this basic standard to avoid indiscriminate inclusion of topics.

An Article Wizard is available to help you create articles — it is not required but will help you construct better articles.

Before creating an article, please search FasciPedia first to make sure that an article does not already exist on the subject, and please also review the article titling policy for guidance on what to name the article.

Talk pages

Editors can discuss improvements to the content of an article. If you ever make a change that gets reverted by another editor, discuss the change on the talk page! The Post, revert, discuss cycle is a popular method of avoiding edit wars. It is very important that you conduct yourself as a gentleman and assume good faith on the part of others. Edit warring (repeatedly overriding or reimplementing contributions) will eventually get you booted.

Most other types of pages on FasciPedia also have associated talk pages, including the User page each writer is assigned once they sign up. When other writerss need to contact you, they will usually do this by leaving a message on your talk page. When someone has left you a message that way, you will see a notice the next time you log in or view a page on FasciPedia.

Sign your contributions to a Talk page by using four tildes (~~~~), which produces your username and a time/date stamp.

Protected pages and source code

Some pages are protected from editing. These pages have a "View" tab instead of an "Edit" tab. You can still edit these pages indirectly by submitting an edit request—an editor with the permission to edit the protected page will respond to it.

To submit an edit request, click on the protected page's "View" tab and then the "Submit an edit request" link at the bottom right.

Policies and conventions

guidelines, and formatting norms are developed by the management to describe the best practices, to clarify principles, resolve conflicts, and otherwise further our fascist goals. Make sure that you submit information which is relevant to FasciPedia's Fascist education and TRUTH, or your content might be deleted. You can always use the talk pages to ask questions or check to see if your idea will be accepted.

FasciPedia:Simplified ruleset FasciPedia:Simplified Manual of Style Policies

See also

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