Logging Rules

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THE RULES!

When posting your logs, please keep the following guidelines in mind. Remember, your logs are out here for anyone with internet access to see. Due to the nature of a wiki, what you post will be around for a very long time, even if you change the page later. People can always access your changes using the history feature.

  • No one wants to read your porn/TS logs. Do not post them. Ever. There's nothing wrong with romantic logs, but please fade-to-black where appropriate. Inappropriate logs will be edited for content.
  • Please edit your logs carefully for content. A stray page or channel comment is distracting, and could potentially be very embarrassing!
  • FOR PRE-UNIFICATION LOGS (logs of scenes prior to Twisted's Reboot) please make sure to prepend the name of the log with (PreU). This way we can keep older logs from confusing anyone who might be reading them. Example: 2011-08-31 (PreU) The Log of the Day
  • When renaming/moving logs after they have already been posted, please do not leave a redirect page behind. This only confuses the automated log sorting system.
  • Please don't use long names when naming logs! Log titles don't need a main title and a subtitle. This breaks the way logs get displayed on the logs page after it accumulates.

Method One

Type the name of your Log following the titling guidelines (YYYY-MM-DD - Log Title or YYYY-MM-DD (PreU) Log Title) in the box below, and then click the Create Page button.


After you have filled out the Summary information, paste the log into the file and click the SHOW PREVIEW button. If everything is groovy, click the SAVE PAGE button. See the example below if you're not sure what your log page should look like.

Method Two

This method is a bit more involved than the first method.

To create the link for your log, go to your character's bio page, and scroll down to the Logs section, then click on the edit link to the right.

In the edit box, type the title of the log (see the Titling rules below), then highlight the entire string and click the Inline Link (Internal link icon.png) button. That should surround your log title with double brackets [[ ]]. When that's done, hit the SAVE PAGE button.

Now, you should have a red link to the log in your Logs section. It's red because it doesn't link to a page with any information on it. Click on the link, and you will be redirected to a new page with an edit box.

Paste the Logsummary info into the edit box, then your log. Click on the SHOW PREVIEW button and make sure that everything looks nice before hitting the SAVE PAGE button. This will cut down on unnecessary edits.

Titling

To keep logs consistent, they should be titled in the following format:

YYYY-MM-DD - Name of Log

For Pre-Unification logs please use this format instead:

YYYY-MM-DD (PreU) Name of Log

Posting

All logs must contain the Logsummary template. The Logsummary template will automatically group the log into the Logs category.

To use this log summary table in your log, copy-and-paste the following:

{{Logsummary|
Title=
|Summary=
|Who=
|Date=
|Where=
|Log=
|}}

Fill in your information after the =

Example:

{{Logsummary|
Title=Test Log
|Summary=This is how the log code works.
|Who=[[Crono]], [[Johnny_C]], [[Lucca]]
|Date=Right now
|Where=Right here
|Log=Log goes here!
|}}

Test Log
Summary: This is how the log code works.
The information contained within this log is to be considered information gained Out of Character (OOC).
This information may not be used as In Character (IC) knowledge or in roleplay unless it has been learned in-game or permission has been granted by the parties involved.

Questions should be directed to staff.

Log goes here!

Who: Crono, Johnny_C, Lucca
When: Right now
Where: Right here
Crono-icon.gifJohnny C-icon.gifLucca-icon.gif

Format Troubleshooting

Sometimes you need to edit a log with an additional step to remove formatting mistakes. Here are some of the most common problems and the solutions.

Rouge Bulletpoints

Example:

  • SPLAT* The pie slowly fell off of Cale's face sending a chuckle through the crowd.

The problem here is that the pose started off with an asterisk so the wiki thought you where making a bulleted list. Wrap the beginning of the pose in a pair of <nowiki> tags.

Example:

<nowiki>*</nowiki>SPLAT* The pie slowly fell off of Cale's face sending a chuckle through the crowd.

White Space

Example:

    Crux has disappointed the headwiz for the last time!

The fix to this problem is as simple as removing the spaces at the start of the line. Indents don't work well with wiki code. Alternatively you could use the above <nowiki> solution.

Icon example.

Icons

Recently we've added a new system that displays icons of characters at the top of log pages. You do not need to do anything to make these work! As long as characters are tagged properly in the log summary, icons will be automatically added.

If you do not have an icon set for yourself, visit the log tab of your character's profile and click the yourname-icon.gif image in the corner. Upload whatever you like as "a new version of this file" and make sure your image is 100 by 100 pixels and saved as a .gif. It should populate on all pages it's called on once you refresh them.

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