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How to Contribute to this wiki

We heavily encourage community contributions to this wiki.
It's open to all users to add and change, so please feel empowered to add to it and change/remove outdated info. :)
Please view the info below for help with making edits.
For any other questions, message the mods.


Editing

To edit an existing wiki page, click the edit button on the page you want to edit. The editing box supports the standard markdown syntax used for commenting, so bolding, headings, lists, tables and so on can be used, just as they can be used in regular reddit comments. Once you click Save, your edits will be committed.


Formatting

New Lines & Paragraphs

You can add new lines by ending a line of text with two spaces, and starting a new line.

You can add a new paragraph by hitting enter twice, so there's a blank line between each block of text (hitting enter once does nothing, the text will appear on the same line as the previous sentence). The difference is subtle:

Paragraph 1, Line 1
Paragraph 1, Line 2

Paragraph 2, Line 1
Paragraph 2, Line 2

Add in-text hyperlinks in the following format:

The world's largest encyclopaedia is [Wikipedia](http://en.wikipedia.org).

Which appears as:

The world's largest encyclopaedia is Wikipedia.

Headers

Headers are donated by # symbols at the start of the line. The number of # symbols donates the header level:

Code:

# Header 1
## Header 2
### Header 3
#### Header 4
##### Header 5
###### Header 6

Output:

Header 1

Header 2

Header 3

Header 4

Header 5
Header 6

Lists

Bullet lists can be added by preceding each line with an asterixis (*) and a space as so:

Code:

* Item 1
* Item 2
* Item 3

Output:

  • Item 1
  • Item 2
  • Item 3

Numbered lists can be added by preceding each line with any number followed by a period

Code:

7. Item A
4. Item B
8. Item C

Output:

  1. Item A
  2. Item B
  3. Item C

Tables

You can create a table using the following syntax:

some|header|labels
:---|:--:|---:
Left-justified|center-justified|right-justified
a|b|c
d|e|f

Which creates the following table:

some header labels
Left-justified center-justified right-justified
a b c
d e f

A nifty tool for making tables can be found here


Adding New Pages

Firstly try to find a page that already suits the topic you're adding. It's much easier for people to find content that isn't hidden behind too many links. If in doubt, add a header, not a page.

To add a new page, link to a new non-existent page and it'll give you an option to create it:

e.g: http://www.reddit.com/r/3DPrinting/wiki/NewPageName

After adding it, link to it on the wiki homepage


Adding Images

Images can be embedded in paged, but requires a moderator to upload them to the stylesheet of the sub. If you would like to add an image to a page, add it as a link and message the mods.

Mods, remember to remove any EXIF data to protect your privacy and use following format for names:

Wiki-PageName-MeaningfulNameOfImage.

Then insert it into the page by replacing myPic with the URL reddit generates upon upload in the following code and insert it into the page at the location you want the image.

![](%%myPic%%)