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From Our 'Verse

This page contains lots of little examples of Wikitext that will help you when editing this wiki.

Simple formatting

Formatting toolbar

The editor toolbar provides shortcuts to simple formatting (from the tutorial on Wikipedia):

Enhanced toolbar: main selections
Icon Function What it shows when editing What it shows on the page
RefToolbar_2.0a.png
Bold text Bold '''Bold text''' Bold text
Vector_toolbar_italic_I_button.png Italic ''Italic text'' Italic text
Vector_toolbar_insert_external_link_button.png External link [http://www.example.com link title] link title
Vector_toolbar_insert_internal_link_button.png Internal link [[Link title]] Link title
Vector_toolbar_insert_reference_button.png Insert Footnotes <ref>Insert footnote text here</ref> <ref>Insert footnote text here</ref>

Images

There are two types of images: external images (from other sites, including the forum gallery) and wiki files (which have been uploaded by wiki admins).

External Images

You can insert images by just typing in the link, http://forum.fireflyonline.website/gallery/368_09_07_15_5_12_29.png. This gives:
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The second example

For nicer formatting you can use the image box to put the image in a box on the side. You can even add a caption! {{Image box|The second example|imageurl=http://forum.fireflyonline.website/gallery/368_09_07_15_5_12_29.png}}

Or, if it's an important image, you can add location=center to put it in the middle of the page. {{Image box|The third example|location=center|imageurl=http://forum.fireflyonline.website/gallery/368_09_07_15_5_12_29.png}}

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The third example

Wiki Files

You can simply insert images using: [[File:Independent Planets Flag.png]]. There are heaps of extra options, see this link for more examples.
Independent Planets Flag.png


Independent Planets Flag.png
The second wiki file example

You can also use the same image boxes as the external images, just using image= instead of imageurl=. For example, {{Image box|The second wiki file example|image=File:Independent Planets Flag.png}} or {{Image box|The third wiki file example|image=File:Independent Planets Flag.png|location=center}}

Independent Planets Flag.png
The third wiki file example

Advanced Formatting

Formatting Toolbar

Clicking on the "Advanced" button will give you more options. (from the help page on Wikipedia)

Advanced selections
Icon Function What it shows when editing What it shows on the page
Enhanced_toolbar-_Advanced_toolbar.png
Enhanced_toolbar-_Heading_toolbar.png Section heading <poem>== Heading text == === Heading text === ==== Heading text ==== ===== Heading text =====</poem>
Vector_toolbar_bulleted_list_button.png Bulleted list * Bulleted list item
  • Bulleted list item
Vector_toolbar_numbered_list_button.png Numbered list # Numbered list item
  1. Numbered list item
Vector_toolbar_no_wiki_formatting_button.png Nowiki: Ignore wiki formatting <nowiki>Insert non-formatted text here</nowiki> Insert non-formatted text here
Vector_toolbar_insert_new_line_button.png Line-break handling <br /> text before
abc
Vector_toolbar_big_text_button.png Big text <big>Big text</big> Big text
Vector_toolbar_small_text_button.png Small text <small>Small text</small> Small text
Vector_toolbar_superscript_button.png Superscript <sup>Superscript text</sup> Superscript text
Vector_toolbar_subscript_button.png Subscript <sub>Subscript text</sub> Subscript text


Vector_toolbar_insert_table_button.png Table <poem>{| class="wikitable" border="1" |- ! header 1 ! header 2 ! header 3 |- | row 1, cell 1 | row 1, cell 2 | row 1, cell 3 |- | row 2, cell 1 | row 2, cell 2 | row 2, cell 3 |} </poem>
header 1 header 2 header 3
row 1, cell 1 row 1, cell 2 row 1, cell 3
row 2, cell 1 row 2, cell 2 row 2, cell 3
Vector_toolbar_redirect_button.png Automatically redirect to another page #REDIRECT [[Target page name]]

Quotes

Firefly is very quotable. Use a 'blockquote' with a 'source' (use a cite template, see below). You can also add a 'speaker'. Here's an example:

<blockquote>
I swear by my pretty floral bonnet, I will end you.
<cite>[[Malcolm Reynolds]], {{ cite episode | Our Mrs. Reynolds | size = large }}</cite>
</blockquote>

I swear by my pretty floral bonnet, I will end you. Malcolm Reynolds, Cite Symbol Firefly.png Our Mrs. Reynolds

Foreign Language

You can use the translation template to create a tooltip. Enter {{Translation|Máfan!|Trouble!}} to give, “Máfan! Silent alarm!” Then hover over the underlined text to view the translation.

Citations

It is important to keep track of what's from where. The following citation templates help you to mark sources.

Source Code Result
Firefly episode {{cite episode|Out of Gas}} Wash once sported a rather cool mustache. Cite Symbol Firefly.png Out of Gas 
Multiple Firefly episodes {{cite episode|Ariel|Trash}} Alliance officers prefer to use non-lethal stun-guns. Cite Symbol Firefly.png Ariel; Trash 
Serenity film {{cite film|Serenity}} Reavers hit the town in the middle of a heist. Cite Symbol Serenity.png Serenity 
Firefly Online {{cite ffo}} Captains choose a class when they first start out. Cite Symbol Cortex.png Firefly Online  
Firefly Online Cortex {{cite cortex}} Londinium is the 2nd planet in the White Sun system. Cite Symbol Cortex.png Firefly Online Cortex  
Other official sources {{cite official|The Verse in Numbers}} Yunnan is the 4th moon of Sihnon. Cite Symbol Cortex.png The Verse in Numbers 
Our 'Verse story {{cite story|Blackrock|Choices|Lucas Ballard: "Choices" Chapter 01}} Lucas Ballard was born on Priam. Cite Symbol Fanon.png Blackrock, Choices 
Firefly Online Forum thread {{cite thread|link=http://forum.fireflyonline.website/showthread.php?tid=652}} Kerry's tropical region is rather nasty. Cite Symbol Fanon.png FFO Forum thread 
Forum/Wiki User {{cite user|Yellowjacket}} Firefly Ship Works banner Cite Symbol Fanon.png Yellowjacket 
Firefly RPG {{cite rpg|Firefly}} Example needed! Please edit me! Cite Symbol Book.png Firefly RPG 
Serenity RPG {{cite rpg|Serenity}} Example needed! Please edit me! Cite Symbol Book.png Serenity RPG 
Books & comics {{cite book|Finding Serenity}} Example needed! Please edit me! Cite Symbol Book.png Finding Serenity 
Books & comics with author {{cite book|Espenson|Finding Serenity}} Example needed! Please edit me! Cite Symbol Book.png Espenson, Finding Serenity 
External sites {{cite url|Canaan (Wikipedia)|link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canaan}} New Canaan is named after the Canaan region on ancient Earth-That-Was. Cite Symbol Web.png Canaan (Wikipedia) 

There are some additional styling options which work with all of these templates:

Style Code Result
Large citation {{cite episode|Out of Gas|size=large}} Wash once sported a rather cool mustache, as seen in the episode Cite Symbol Firefly.png Out of Gas.
Tiny citation {{cite episode|Out of Gas|size=tiny}} Mustache Out of Gas 
Citation note {{cite episode|Out of Gas|note=during a flashback}} Wash once sported a rather cool mustache. during a flashback Out of Gas 

Article message boxes

Sometimes we need to flag an article or section for some reason. You can use article message boxes for this.

Canon

It's important to keep track of what's Firefly canon and what's not. Pages containing substantial amounts of non-canon material should be marked with {{Noncanon}}.


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We will rule over all this land, and we will call it—This Land.
Most of the content which follows is from unofficial sources, and should be considered non-canon.

Cleanup

Sometimes a page gets attacked by terrifying space monkeys. Sometimes the captain just refuses to replace a crappy compression coil. Either way, you can let people know that cleanup is needed, or is underway, with {{Cleanup needed}} and {{Cleanup In Progress}}.


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Were there monkeys? Some terrifying space monkeys maybe got loose?
This page is a mess! A cleanup is needed! If you've got a few minutes to spare, why not have a go at tidying it up?


368_09_07_15_5_13_16.png
Were there monkeys? Some terrifying space monkeys maybe got loose?
This page is a mess! A cleanup is currently in progress. Be aware that this page may change shortly.

Discussion

Our 'Verse is a very dynamic place, things are changing all the time. One of the ways we create new content is through epic discussion threads on the forum. When a topic is under discussion, you can mark a block of text with {{Discussion|forumlink=http://forum.fireflyonline.website/index.php}} and {{End Discussion}}. Always make sure you link to the forum thread, so people can follow the discussion and join in the fun!


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I realize certain words were exchanged. Also—certain bullets.
The content which follows is currently being discussed in the forum. Visit the thread for more information or to join in.


Content under discussion ends here.

Spoilers

Note: usage of spoiler warnings is currently under discussion.

Spoiler alert! Warn your readers of imminent FFO plotline spoilage using: {{Spoilers|ffo}}. Finish off with {{End spoilers}}

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You can't open the book of my life and jump in the middle. Like women, I'm a mystery.
The content which follows contains spoilers for Firefly Online. Don't say we didn't warn you!

Spoilers end here.

Timelines

You can add timelines using the {{Timeline}} template:

{{Timeline|wrapper|
  {{Timeline|year=2020|Discovery of star cluster 34Tauri(2020) {{cite official|The Verse in Numbers}} }}
  {{Timeline|year=2468|date=Sep 20|[[Malcolm Reynolds]] was born on [[Shadow (planet)|Shadow]] {{cite film|Serenity}} }}
  {{Timeline|year=2506}}
  {{Timeline|date=Feb 9|Formation of the [[Independent Planets|Coalition of Independent Colonies]] {{cite url|FireflyWiki.net|link=http://www.fireflywiki.net/Firefly/UnificationWar}} }}
  {{Timeline|date=Apr 12|Beginning of the [[Unification War]] as Independents open fire on IAV Sumter, [[Athens (planet)|Athens]]}}
  {{Timeline|date=Apr 17|Secession of [[Verbena (planet)|Verbena]] from the [[Alliance]]}}
  {{Timeline|year=2507}}
  {{Timeline|date=Feb|Recapture of [[Boros (planet)|Boros]] for the Alliance by General Yu Kwan}}
  {{Timeline|date=Apr|Independent uprising on Boros}}
  {{Timeline|year=2517|Events of the {{cite episode|all|size=large}} television series}}
}}

2020
Discovery of star cluster 34Tauri(2020) Cite Symbol Cortex.png The Verse in Numbers 
2468
Sep 20Malcolm Reynolds was born on Shadow Cite Symbol Serenity.png Serenity 
2506
Apr 12Beginning of the Unification War as Independents open fire on IAV Sumter, Athens
Apr 17Secession of Verbena from the Alliance
2507
FebRecapture of Boros for the Alliance by General Yu Kwan
AprIndependent uprising on Boros
2517
Events of the Cite Symbol Firefly.png Firefly television series