First off, welcome to the Ice Hockey Wiki. We hope you will enjoy editing here. This page will attempt to answer any questions that new editors may have regarding editing, formatting, and policies.

Let's get started, shall we?

How do I...?Edit


How do I upload an image?Edit

On the sidebar, there should be a section with the name "Toolbox" (located directly under the "Search" box). The third option in that section is "Upload file". Click on that and follow the directions on the screen.

Note that the upload feature is available only to registered users.

How do I link to images?Edit

To link to an image, the following format is used: [[Image:(image name).(image extention)]]. You can also set the size in pixels and whether the image appears on the left or right side of the screen (see example below).

You can link to an image in thumbnail format or non-thumbnail format. Usually, the only time non-thumbnails are used are in the lead infobox template.

For this example, I will use a picture of Wayne Gretzky to illustrate the difference between thumbnail and non-thumbnail pictures.

Example 1 (non-thumbnail): [[Image:Wgretz.jpg|150px|left]]

Example 2 (thumbnail picture): [[Image:Wgretz.jpg|150px|right|Thumbnail picture of Wayne Gretzky ]]


Thumbnail picture of Wayne Gretzky

How do I link to an image without including it in the page?Edit

Simply add a colon to the beginning of the internal link.

For instance:

Produces this:

How do I make an image gallery?Edit

To make an image gallery, you would use the <gallery> tag, then list the images (one on each line) that you want to display.

  • Example:

Image:NewYorkRangers.jpg|Rangers logo
Image:NewYorkRangers1940s.png|Rangers 1935-48 logo
Image:NewYorkRangersA.gif|[[Rangers]] alternate jersey logo

Turns into this:


How do I sign my name at the end of my posts?Edit

To sign your name at the end of your posts, you type four tildes.

How do I make a totally nifty custom signature?Edit

To make a custom signature, first make a subpage to your userpage (see below if you don't know how) called User:(Your username)/sig. On that page, add a link to your userpage, and edit your username as you want it to appear in your signature, maybe adding color, a picture or a link to your talk page.

After you fixed up your custom sig to your liking, you now (quite obviously) want to display it. To do so, save your creation, then go to your preferences screen in the upper right hand corner. In the "Nickname" field (right under your email address), add {{SUBST:User:(yourname)/sig}}, make sure that "Raw signature" is checked, and save. Now when you sign your name, your sig should be replaced by your custom sig.

  • Example: Take a look at this signature for an example of code to use. There are other custom sigs out there, but I don't want to link to them without permission. If you find one you like, you can take a look at the source by adding "/sig" at the end of the user in question's userpage.


How do I create a userbox?Edit

See project:Userboxes or Template:Userbox

How do I submit a userbox for community use?Edit

See Userbox proposal. Note that any boxes that are submitted here are for community use. Joke templates between you and your friends are best off being hardcoded to your page.


How do I create my userpage?Edit

To create your userpage, you first have to have signed up for an account at the Ice Hockey Wiki or any Wikia. After you have signed up and logged in, you should see your account name on the top of the page. Click on it and you will be taken to a blank page.

Once you are at the blank page, click on the "edit" tab and edit to your heart's content.

How do I make a subpage for my userpage?Edit

To make a subpage for your userpage, you add a slash after your username, then add the name of the page you want to create.

  • Example: Say I wanted to create a user subpage called FUBAR. On my userpage, I would type: [[User:Thai420/FUBAR]], then preview (or save) the page. Once the page is previewed/saved, I would click on the subpage link I just created, and edit it.

Where can I...?Edit

Where can I find userbox templates for my userpage?Edit

A list of community approved userbox templates can found here.

Where can I make test edits?Edit

If you want to make any test edits, you can do so at the project:Sandbox. Some users also create a subpage of their userpage for this purpose.

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