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This is a list of frequently asked questions about using and contributing to FasciPedia. To ask a question not covered in any of the FAQ pages, just ask us!


How do I edit a page?

Main page: Help: How to contribute

Editing most FasciPedia articles is easy, just click the "Edit" tab at the top of a FasciPedia article (or on a section-edit link). This will take you to a new page with a text box containing the editable text of the page you were viewing. In this box you can type in the text that you want to add using wiki markup to format the text and add other elements like images and tables. If you don't want to learn the wiki markup syntax, you can enable the VisualEditor (but you must be a registered user), which allows you to edit pages in a user-friendly way. When you have finished editing you should write a short edit summary in the small field below the edit-box describing your changes.

How do I create a new page?

You are required to have a FasciPedia account to create a new article,

use the contact form to register. For creating a new article see Help:Your first article and you may wish to try the Article Wizard.

Why was my article deleted?

If you look at the address where your page was, it should have a red box above it that shows the admin who deleted it (in the form "Username (talk|contribs)") and their reason (which appears in italics). If the reason is not helpful, or you disagree with it, you can click on the "talk" link to send them a message and ask.

How do I change the name of an article?

You move the article using the "move" button (you can see it by clicking the downward-pointing arrow to the right of the "edit" button). But in order to do this, you must have editor status. If you are not an editor, or the move is controversial, or the page you wish to rename is move protected, visit FasciPedia:Requested moves. You may also request to have an admin grant you editor status.

How do I change my username or delete my account?

For changing your username, contact a judge (user with special priveleges). An account cannot be deleted. If an account was deleted, all the edits made by the user could not be properly attributed. You can, however, change your username, and request that your userpage be deleted by adding the code Template:Db-user to the top of the page.

How do I cite FasciPedia?

Use "Cite this page" on the navigation bar to the left.

Who writes the articles on FasciPedia?

Almost all articles on FasciPedia are written by multiple writers, not just one. If you click on the "View history" tab at the top of an article, a list will be displayed of all the contributors to the article and when their contribution was made. A more comprehensive history can be access in the "Page Statistics" which can be found in the External tools of the "View History" tab. If your purpose is to cite FasciPedia, see the question above.

Who owns FasciPedia?

Archangel. Yes, that's his legal name. Author, Radio Show Host, Las Vegas public figure, and fascist. See his user page for more details.

I having trouble logging in

See Help:Logging in for details.

How can I contact FasciPedia?

On the navigation bar to the left, at the bottom, you will see a section called "Communicate" which will display various options open to you.

"All FasciPedia articles seem to have a specific point of view (POV), why is this?"

Yes, fascipedia has a fascist point of view. Because nobody else out there is doing it. Sadly, it's perfectly ok in our society to Just Make Things Up about fascists. It is acceptable to lie about us, invent history, and make us the bogeyman of every TV show, book, and movie. Do this to any other group of people and there would be public outrage. We create our articles from this  perspective, and we attempt to demonstrate the strength of Fascist society, and the folly of Fake politics, Fake news, and Fake history. This point of view is how we got our name. If you create an article yourself, please remember that we are an encyclopedia of truth, not fairy tales, and follow our mission statements:

"Who writes these articles?"

They are written by our international and mostly English-speaking community.  No single author "owns" any FasciPedia article, although some may have (or have had) primary authors.  A primary author has no more say in an article once it is published than any other member of this site. Every member has as much right to edit an article as anybody else. In that way, it is just like other wikis. However, we are very selective about our writers. Our writers must be intelligent, articulate, and well written and established. We do not require that they be fascists, but they are well known in their particular fields. In that way we are much more like an old school printed encyclopedia.

If you have an account here, it means that YOU are one of these people, and expected to hold to this high standard. If you feel that you may be making a contentious edit, you might wish to raise the issue on the article's talk page first.

Instructions for starting your own article may be found here: Help:New Article.

"I have read one of your articles and I totally disagree with it. What should I do?"

Try to learn from it. It may go against your programming, or seem "just wrong", but if you read it here, it is either a verifiable and documented fact, or an inescapable conclusion supported by the evidence, common sense, and a better argument.

If you still have objections, then you should raise them on the article's talk page.  It is better to point out specific errors in the article than it is to post something like "This is all wrong!!!!" or even more tritely, "This is bullshit!!", like some unhinged AntiFa wannabe. Please remember that, if you are trying to change a controversial article, then your objective is to persuade people using reason and logic. If you adopt a condescending or aggressive tone, then you are significantly reducing your chances of persuading others (even if your arguments make sense rationally).

Under no circumstances should you simply write a new article atop an existing article or delete the article. Such vandalism will be speedily reverted, and you will have reduced your opportunities to make a reasoned case for being a "good faith" editor. There are more suggestions about polite editing here: Help:Etiquette.

If you wish to make an argument, then you should present it in your own words. If you simply post a link to another website or blogpost claiming that the answer can be found there, you probably won't be taken seriously. An even worse mistake is posting links to YouTube videos, as it is highly unlikely that people will spend, say, half an hour listening to them. Remember: make the point yourself.   

Our notes on constructive dialogue may also help you if you feel that you may be entering a controversial area.

Doesn't FasciPedia just exist to promote vandalism?

Yes, we have already heard this charge. Please point out an article that says anything like that.

We do not condone vandalism of other online encyclopedias, and most of us feel quite strongly on that point. We are trying to correct our slandered image here. We are trying to demonstrate that fascists are normal people, just like you, not paint ourselves as online terrorists. Look to whoever made that accusation, without proof. Look to that person. That is your terrorist. Would it even make sense for us to do that? C'mon.


"What standards of behavior are expected?"

Please read our FasciPedia:Community Standards.

"How can I tell when you are being serious and when you are joking?"

We are quite clear and serious in our articles and do not joke around. We try to be as professional as possible. If you spot something unprofessional. Let us know about it.

Articles and talk pages

"What are articles and talk pages?"

Every article has an article page (in some namespaces called other things, like "projects page", etc.) and a talk page; the content of the article goes on the article page and debates and comments on the article should go on the talk page.  Please do not put commentaries on the article pages; they will probably be deleted and (hopefully) moved to the talk page for further comments. For more information, see Help:Namespace.

"I created some red links and they were removed - why?"

If you create a red link, it is a good idea to also create a corresponding stub article. This is easily done by clicking on the red link and entering a short paragraph or a few sentences on the subject and adding the stub template. If in doubt, raise the issue on a relevant talk page to see what the others in general think about it. The odds are that the article will be kept and expanded upon in the fullness of time by the professional editors on this site; however, please don't feel offended if the  article/link doesn't have a place on the site.

See our full red links policy here: Help:Red links.

"Somebody has covered my article with [Citation needed], [fact?], or [cn]!"

Assume good faith. They probably are not going after you, but are looking for citations for certain statements. See Help:References for more information. We run a tight ship here, and you are expected to show that what you are saying is fact. Use the talk page. Ask for help.

User pages

"What can I do with my user page?"

You can put whatever you like on your user page, with some obvious restrictions like... Um... Oh, yeah, nothing illegal. There.

Only you should be able to edit your user page - unless you are arbitrarily convicted of vandalism in which case you will be put in the vandal category, possibly booted, and your user page may be edited accordingly. You may appeal this conviction by contacting a FasciPedia judge. Somebody may give you a reward, but even that should probably happen on your talk page. Interraction, even with admins, should be limited to your talk page. Apart from these exceptions, nobody else should edit that page.

Your talk page, however, can be edited by anyone and you may not delete items from this page, except for obvious trolling, spam or harassment; and you may archive them periodically. The reason for this rule is to prevent the retrospective rewriting of history which has been known to happen at other more famous online encyclopedia projects.

Most FasciPedia members reply to comments on the same page on which they originated. In other words: if somebody writes on your talk page, you may freely reply there.  In other, other words, we don't usually engage in ping-pong conversations.

"Why does my name always come up in red?"

Your name will continue to come up in red until you (or someone else) put something on your user page. Writing anything on that page will stop your name being shown in red. For more information: Help:Red links.

"How do I put those cool userboxes on my page?"

Full instructions can be found here: Help:Userboxes.

If you edit (comment) a long talk page, readers will find your words more easily if you edit by clicking on the [edit] link on the section header. This gives a link directly to that section in Recent changes and Watchlists, which is where most will find your contributions.

Recent changes

"Is there some way I can see what's live at the moment?"

Clicking on Special:Recentchanges in the navigation bar (left side) will take you there.

"How can I keep an eye on articles that interest me?"

Click the little star () at the top of the page. They will show up in bold in Recent changes, and you can see what changes have been made to only those article by clicking on "My watchlist". You can also edit your Preferences to automatically add any article/talk page you edit to your watchlist (it adds both of them). More instructions can be found in Help:Main.

Why doesnt my article immediately appear?

Due to ongoing attacks by AntiFa, all edits are moderated. Some well trusted editors are exempt from moderation, others are moderators themselves. Just keep editing, like normal. Your editz will go live as the queue up.

OMG! Some of my personal info is in the edit log! What do I do???

Its probably already fixed. We are super-uber careful about this one. We have AI that instantly censors out personal info if it detects it. We also have a human check for stuff like this as edits are moderated, before you even post. The edit log is also regularly checked. Let us know anyway, just in case.


"How do I format everything?"

If you see that some user or some article has a layout or tweak or indeed anything that you like the look of, don't be afraid to open it in an edit box, copy it and play with it in your own user space or articles. Remember: this is fascism and it's all for one & one for all (it's not communist - or Capitalist).

"Can I link to Wikipedia?"

No. Do not do this. We have AI and wet-ware that will catch you. If its that good, rewrite it here. While its fine to use a document from some other source as a skeleton for an article, we want unique content, and to be perfectly honest, anything from Wikipedia will probably be the exact opposite of the truth anyway, and we want only verifiable truth here, not impossible fairy tales and fake news.

"Where can I test something to see how it works?"

Use the FasciPedia:Sandbox.


If you are trying to find the chat-box,

You can also find it in the sidebar.

"Is there a 'talk about anything/everything' page?"

If you just want to chat and hang out with fascists, go to GAB's largest Fascism Group. We do have a chat room so that people can collaborate in real-time. If you wish to raise a subject of general interest to our operation, then Talk:Main Page would be the best place to start. If it turns out that there's a more appropriate place, such as an article relating to the subject or What is going on?, someone should point it out and the conversation can move to where it will be more likely to attract interested users.

If you want to talk about something which mainly affects you, then putting something on your own talk page may generate interest.

"How do I sign my posts to talk pages?"

To sign normally, enter ~~~~.  Those are called "tildes", and four in a row will magically generate a timestamped signatute..

"How do I indent talk pages?"

You will notice that, on talk pages, each comment is indented to the right from the previous comment. This is not an automatic function, but users make it happen by inserting colons (:) before their comments. The first replier inserts one colon (:), the second two colons (::), etc.  It makes things a lot easier to read. You may also see Help:Lists for more information.


=== "What is an 'edit conflict?'" ===l As a wiki works by you editing a page and then saving the new version, if you take a long time to work, someone might get there before you! This means that the page — or sub-section — that you're looking at and editing will be out of date and it will produce an edit conflict (EC) when you try and save your work. You will then get a screen with two edit boxes - the top one will be the current version as saved by the other person (who was faster than you), and the bottom one will contain your edit version.

"Recovering" your efforts has to be handled differently on talk pages and on articles.

  • Talk Pages: Since usually people write discrete "chunks" of text, it's not that hard to copy your text from the bottom box and paste in the top one, remembering to add an extra indent if appropriate — if you are placing it after the new comment one more colon (:) is usually appropriate. If you are placing your comment before the new comment, one more colon (:) than the following comment makes the discussion easier to read.  On busy talk pages, you might get another EC, so the best bet then is to return to the page without saving and just try editing the section you were commenting in again, pasting in your text as before. Don't just copy all the text from the lower box and place in the top box as you will remove the new comments. 

Often on talk pages, people state that there's been an edit conflict, commonly by putting "(ec)" before their post to indicate that they probably haven't taken the previous post into account yet. Of course, in light of the new post, you might want to rewrite or add something new. If there is a heated discussion going on, you may add {{ec}} to your comment, to notify readers that you encountered an edit conflict, which may dispel confusion (or it may create more).

  • Articles: In the case of edit conflicts on articles, you need to be a little more careful and make sure you're not inserting information that hasn't just been put in, or possibly erasing or contradicting it, or generally making the article more of a mess. So, when editing articles, it's best not to edit entire articles at once, and instead go for multiple smaller and shorter edits of sub-sections (this also makes the individual edit history more concise and easier to follow). Don't worry too much, as edits to articles are more spread out in time, and usually less rapid than talk edits, edit conflicts tend to be very rare. The occasional exception is when someone drags in some wonderful pile of steaming WW2 propaganda to refute, and everyone jumps in to help out.

"I am not a vandal, but I keep running into this message when trying to edit!"

You are seeing this message because you are a newly registered user and attempted to make two quick edits in a row. In order to make vandalism less fun newly registered users can only make one edit every 15 seconds. This limitation will automatically be taken away from your account very soon.

You can't tell what this is? This is an anti-vandal measure called the "Vandal Brake" applied to all new accounts.  The symptoms should go away in two or three days.

"What does 'Autopatrolled' mean?"

Put simply, when you make edits from an account that isn't autopatrolled (i.e. an account that is new or from an unregistered IP address), the changes you make appear to a FasciPedia edit patroller with a red exclamation point (!) next to them. This means solely that the edit has not been reviewed and approved as acceptable by a moderator, but does not otherwise indicate the quality of the edit. If you are given "autopatrolled" status, it means that you have a consistent pattern of good edits to the point that a FasciPedia judge feels that, generally speaking, nobody needs to keep an eye on your edits anymore; that you have been affirmed to be editing the FasciPedia in good faith.


"I was just blocked for no reason. Why?"

Not gonna hold your hand. There was a reason and you know it. The question is if a FasciPedia judge will think you are wasting his time or not. If you REALLY think you were treated unfairly, the judge will be very happy that you brought this to our attention. Other than that, suck it up, learn from this, and don't repeat.