Old & Chaotic Evil Bob
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I am using this area to show how to format Wikipeda linkage/attribution
taken from the Video Game Guide to Data Entry
- Wikipedia or StrategyWiki - ANYTHING taken from there must include a link back to Wikipedia (it is required by their license). This should be done using our wiki-formatting as:
[size=10]''Source: Wikipedia, "[http://www.wikipedia.com/SomeArticle Wikipedia-Page-Title]," available under the [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ CC-BY-SA License].''[/size]
If you need help with the attribution, we added a tool that can be found on the top of the description box, which will handle all of the formatting for you. Use it and you will save a lot of time.
Links (especially many Wikipedia links) may contain some "unsafe characters" which do not translate properly by the wiki markup. Use the %xx escape sequences below instead for the given character:
- %21 ! (exclamation mark)
- %23 # (number sign)
- %24 $ (dollar sign)
- %27 ' (apostrophe)
- %28 ( (left/open parenthesis)
- %29 ) (right/closing parenth.)
- %2A * (asterisk)
- %2B + (plus)
- %2E . (period)
- %5B [ (open square bracket)
- %5D ] (close square bracket)
this link contains unsafe characters ( (left/open parenthesis) and ) (right/close parenthesis)
the conversions are
- ( becomes %28
- ) becomes %29
result: Source: Wikipedia, "FIFA (video game series)," available under the CC-BY-SA License.
result: Source: Wikipedia, "ASCII," available under the CC-BY-SA License.
bad result if you don't insert a space after the URL followed by the Article Title:
Source: Wikipedia, "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASCII," available under the CC-BY-SA License.
users can click the edit link to see the formatting, then click cancel