Battlestar Wiki:FAQ/Functionality

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This page (like all pages on this wiki) was imported from the original English-language Battlestar Wiki based on what was available in the Wayback Machine in early 2017. You can see the archive of the original page here.

This part of the FAQ deals with how to use the functionality of the Wiki.

I really don't like the colors that the wiki uses. Can this be changed?

Yes, this can be changed.

As with most modern websites, Battlestar Wiki allows its users to change the look of the wiki by selecting different "skins".

If you have a username on the wiki, you may change the skin by going to "My preferences", which is in the user bar on top of the page.

Once you are there, simply click "Skins" and you can select from all the available options. You may even preview them before you decide to commit to one.

Can unregistered users also change the skin?

At this time, unregistered users cannot change the skin the wiki uses. You must create an account with Battlestar Wiki in order to use this ability. (Creating an account is free, by the way.)

How do I create an account on Battlestar Wiki?

To start your free account on Battlestar Wiki, simply go to the "Log in/Create an Account" link on the top of the page. Click on "Create an account" above the log-in prompt, then fill out the information.

Why do I need to create an account at all? Why not allow unregistered users to edit?

Creating an account allows you to customize your experience on Battlestar Wiki. You can modify how your signature looks, keep track of pages you like through the "watchlist" feature, change the style you use on Battlestar Wiki, as well as be able to contribute to the wiki.

As for why we do not allow unregistered users to edit, this is because of quality control concerns. We would rather our contributors focus on creating and expanding Battlestar Wiki as a reference material than worrying about vandalism by unregistered users who cannot be held accountable for their actions.

How do I edit or create articles?

To help you in this, we've created a tutorial that will walk you through the steps of creating, editing, and understanding how articles are created, published, and edited.

How do I upload pictures?

We've created a tutorial on how to do this as well. Cool, eh?

How do I communicate issues to the people who run this thing?

If you have a username and wish to notify the chiefs about a general issue with the Wiki, simply bring it to the Chiefs' Noticeboard. Follow the directions there.

Moreover, if you have a question for a particular administrator (or Chief as they're called here) you can leave a message on their talk page and usually get a quick response.

If you do not have a username, you may send an e-mail by clicking here.

How do I get rid of these frakking ads?

As the Wiki requires financial support in order to operate, the presence of ads is necessary in order to offset costs.

While there are ad blockers that can be purchased or downloaded from the Internet, we ask that you do not use these on the Wiki, since we do obtain revenue from our ads that help pay for our servers and other necessities.

OK, OK, I won't use ad blockers, but how can I help you AND get rid of the frakking ads?!?

We're happy that many of you have asked this question. It's very simple, if you have an username with us, you should consider becoming a paying member.

Basically, for $10 USD a year, you get to surf the Wiki (and our Battlestar Forum, as well) without annoying ads. Oh, and you'll also be entered into our paying membership raffle as well, where you can win some cool prizes.

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