Help:Getting started

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You are probably here because you would like to contribute to the Wiki but don't know where to start. First of all, let me just say, "Thanks!"
Ok, down to business.

Create an account

The first thing you'll need is an account. We've had some trouble with spambots in the past, so for now you need to submit an account request by clicking on the Request Account link in the upper right corner of the page. Make sure to put in a valid email address so we can send you your temporary password so you can log in.

Asking for help

If at any time you have questions, you can ask them by going to the Talk page of one of our fine admins: Kabutton or Spookypeanut. You can ask a question by clicking the edit link (top of the page, right side) and editing it like you would any other page on the wiki.
Note: 'Edit' buttons are hidden unless you have an account and are logged in. Sign your name to your question using the code --~~~~ (so we know who's asking). Once you save the page, the code will generate a time stamp and your user name as a signature.

Or I suppose you can find us on Facebook.

Creating a page

You can create a page by clicking on any red link (see below)
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This will take you to a blank canvas where you can type in whatever you like. Changes are not permanent (and viewable by others) until the page is saved. Alternatively, if you search for a page, and that page does not yet exist, you will be taken to a search results page where there are links to pre-existing pages that might be similar to your search, as well as a red link to create that page (see below)
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A list of the most wanted pages (by number of times they're linked to) is available at Special:Wantedpages.

Make yourself a User Page

The user page is basically your profile here on the wiki. Say as much or as little as you want about yourself. At any time you can create your user page by searching for
User:YourUserName (where YourUserName is replaced by whatever user name you've chosen)
Then click on 'edit this page' to create your user page (see below)
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General advice

Read the page of Etiquette and Protocol to get ideas about how to quickly create episode and guest pages, which are the main types of pages on the wiki. We have sample code on there that will autofill in the basic outlines for guest and episode pages.

Categories

We love to categorize our pages. In particular, guests and episodes go into specific categories for the purposes of organization and sorting. To put something in a category, use this code anywhere on the page (usually at the end): [[Category:Whatever the category name is]]
For a list of possible guest categories, see Help:Guest Categories. For a list of episode categories, see Help:Episode Categories. Because there are many ways to refer to the films, Help:Film names is a page that lists how each movie is referred to on the wiki (for the sake of consistency). A complete list of categories is available at Special:Categories.
Good luck, and welcome aboard!