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  • I made similar pages that I refer to, but I thought it'd be good to share some of it.
  • If there are any suggestions or comments, feel free to leave them on the Talk Page.

Reporting Vandalism

  • What do you do if there are no sysops/admins/mods online, and you need someone banned quickly?
Well, here's a quote from Deltaneos on my Talk page:

If there aren't any admins around when someone is vandalising, you can ask Wikia's SpamTaskForce for assistance. Their contact details are listed on that page.

— Deltaneos (talk) 11:22, March 15, 2010 (UTC)

  • From that. The easiest method without installing anything, in my opinion, would be to use VSTF Wiki's IRC Channel.
Once on that site:
1) At the 'Gateway Login Form' at the bottom of the page, type in a Username. This can be almost anything, but it's recommended that you use your own Username.
2) Check that it's set to the '#wikia-vstf' Channel. This should be the default Channel, but I'm telling you just in case.
3) Fill in the 'reCAPTCHA' box, this is to prevent bots from spamming them.
4) Click the 'Connect' button.
5) Wait for everything to load, then at the bottom, type in your message and click 'Say'.
The message should be something like:
"<INSERT USERNAME OR IP> keeps replacing content with inappropriate messages. See http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Special:RecentChanges"
or
"<INSERT USERNAME OR IP> is continually vandalising. See http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Contributions/<INSERT USERNAME OR IP>"
Then if all goes well, a member of the VSTF should Block them fairly quickly.
  • Note that it is recommended that you give them a few chances (e.g. 3) and if they continue to do so, then use the above method.


Making Your Userpage Look Nice

Introduction

  • To prevent annoying other members (well, the ones why use the 'Recent Changes' page a lot), you should use the 'Preview' Button when testing out what a minor change does, and before saving your page.
This button can be found next to the 'Publish' button, and surprisingly, quite a lot of people don't see it and do like 20 edits in a row, cluttering/shortening the recent changes list.
  • That being said, almost everything you need to know for doing this can be found Here.


Other Tips

  • Stuff that weren't in the above link will be added here.


Decklists

  • A good template to use can be found here.
The page also explains how to use it.
  • However, there are still some things that are not included on that page. Here are some of the tricks:
  • For Example. Adding the following to a page...
{{Decklist|Warrior Deck
|color = orange
|color2 = white; font-size:15pt; font-family:Lucida Console
|monsters =
<u>Normal Monsters</u>
* [[Celtic Guardian]]

<u>Effect Monsters</u>
* [[Buster Blader]]
* [[Exiled Force]]
|spells =
* [[Reinforcement of the Army]]
* [[Monster Reborn]]
|traps =
* [[Trap Hole]]
}}
  • ... produces the following:
Warrior Deck
  • as you can see, adding things like "; font-size:15pt" will alter the font, in this case, the font size.
  • Be sure to remember the ";" and add it after the line "|color2 = white"
  • Here's another Example. Adding the following to a page...
{{Decklist|Warrior Deck
|color = orange
|color2 = white; font-size:15pt; font-family:Palatino; font-style:italic
|monsters =
<u>Normal Monsters</u>
* [[Celtic Guardian]]

<u>Effect Monsters</u>
* [[Buster Blader]]
* [[Exiled Force]]
|spells =
* [[Reinforcement of the Army]]
* [[Monster Reborn]]
|traps =
* [[Trap Hole]]
}}
  • ... produces the following:
Warrior Deck


Displaying Images Without Uploading to Wikia

  • As most of us should know, if we upload an image that isn't useful on the Main Pages of the Wikia, it will be deleted.
  • If you want to use an image, there is a way to do so, without uploading it to this Wikia.
  • This can be done quite easily.
1) Upload your image to an image hosting site which is on the External image whitelist
I recommend using Photobucket.
2) Copy the 'Direct Link' of your newly uploaded image.
3) Paste this link on where you want the image to be.
You do not need to add any tags. The raw link is enough to display the image.
  • For example:
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu5/Falzar_FZ/Yu-Gi-Oh%20Wikia/SampleImage.png
  • Will give you this:
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu5/Falzar_FZ/Yu-Gi-Oh%20Wikia/SampleImage.png


Simple Page Border

  • To add a simple page border, add this to the top of the page:

<div style="border-width: 5px; border-style: dotted; border-color: black;">

  • This is editable of course. Here's what you can edit:
Simple Page Border
Border-Style What it Gives You
border-style: dotted;
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.
border-style: dashed;
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.
border-style: solid;
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.
border-style: double;
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.
border-style: groove;
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.
border-style: ridge;
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.
border-style: inset;
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.
border-style: outset;
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.
  • The border-width and border-color are straight forward.
The bigger the border-width, the thicker the border.
Regular border-colors can be found here.


Other Things You Can Add

  • Other things you can add can be found in the templates section on this Wikia.


Semantic Search Guide

Semantic Search Basics

  • Here is a list of sample values which can be used in this Wikia's Semantic Search page.
  • Just copy the "Sample Value(s)" that you want into the box on the page.
  • You can use multiples are once. This means "and".
Reference for using Wikia's Semantic Search
Page: Special:Ask
Query Sample Value(s) Description (Only for the "first of it's kind" or "special cases")
Medium

[[Class 1::Official]]
[[Medium::TCG]]
[[Medium::OCG]]

Simplest one. Leaving the search condition as is, searches that condition.
[[Medium::TCG||OCG]] Don't use this. It's been superseded and it also doesn't work any more. If you see this being used somewhere, it probably doesn't work, so replace [[Medium::TCG||OCG]] with [[Class 1::Official]], it's supposed to do the same thing, except it actually works.
Level

[[Level::1]]
[[Level::4]]
[[Level::8]]
[[Level::10]]
[[Level::12]]

[[Level::!8]]
[[Level::!12]]
Adding "!" in front of the condition, means "exclude".
ATK

[[ATK::3000]]
[[ATK::4000]]

[[ATK::>3000]] Adding ">" in front of the condition, means "greater than or equal to". Generally, this is the one we use (but for the sake of completeness, adding ">>" means "greater than but not equal to".
[[ATK::<3000]] Adding "<" in front of the condition, means "less than or equal to".
[[ATK::!4000]]
[[?ATK::?]] This special one is used to find monsters with "?" ATK.
DEF

[[DEF::3000]]
[[DEF::4000]]

[[DEF::>3000]] Adding ">" in front of the condition, means "greater than or equal to".
[[DEF::<3000]] Adding "<" in front of the condition, means "less than or equal to".
[[DEF::!4000]]
[[?DEF::?]] This special one is used to find monsters with "?" DEF.
Archseries

[[Archseries::No Entry]]
[[Archseries::X-Sabers]]
[[Archseries::Ice Barrier]]
[[Archseries::Crystal Beasts]]
[[Archseries::Aliens]]
[[Archseries::Genex]]

Card type

[[Card type::Effect Monster||Effect Monsters]]
[[Card type::Normal Monster||Normal Monsters]]
[[Card type::Fusion Monster||Fusion Monsters]]
[[Card type::Ritual Monster||Ritual Monsters]]
[[Card type::Synchro Monster||Synchro Monsters]]
[[Card type::Xyz Monster||Xyz Monsters]]

It's supposed to be just [[Card type::Effect Monster]], but just add the extra bit to be on the safe side, since it used to be the other one, and some cards may not be updated yet or the cache hasn't reloaded them properly yet.
Attribute

[[Attribute::Dark]]
[[Attribute::LIGHT]]
[[Attribute::WATER]]
[[Attribute::FIRE]]
[[Attribute::EARTH]]
[[Attribute::WIND]]
[[Attribute::DIVINE]]

[[Attribute::Spell]]

[[Attribute::Trap]]

Types

[[Types::Fairy]]
[[Types::Insect]]
[[Types::Pyro]]
[[Types::Warrior]]
[[Types::Dragon]]
[[Types::Spellcaster]]
[[Types::Winged Beast]]
[[Types::Fiend]]
[[Types::Rock]]

[[Types::Fiend||Rock]] Adding "||" between the two conditions, means "or".
Monster type

[[Monster type::Tuner Monsters]]
[[Monster type::Gemini Monsters]]
[[Monster type::Union Monsters]]
[[Monster type::Spirit Monsters]]

Summoning Condition

[[Summoning::No Entry]]
[[Summoning::Special Summon-only monsters]]
[[Summoning::Nomi]]
[[Summoning::Special Summons from your S/T Zone]]

S/T Class

[[S/T Class::Normal Spell Card]]
[[S/T Class::Continuous Spell Card]]
[[S/T Class::Field Spell Card]]
[[S/T Class::Equip Spell Card]]
[[S/T Class::Quick-Play Spell Card]]
[[S/T Class::Ritual Spell Card]]
[[S/T Class::Normal Trap Card]]
[[S/T Class::Continuous Trap Card]]
[[S/T Class::Counter Trap Card]]

Effect type

[[Effect type::Summoning Condition||Summoning Conditions]]
[[Effect type::Ignition Monster Effect||Ignition Monster Effects]]
[[Effect type::Trigger Monster Effect||Trigger Monster Effects]]
[[Effect type::Quick Effect||Quick Effects]]
[[Effect type::Continuous Monster Effect||Continuous Monster Effects]]
[[Effect type::Flip Effect||Flip Effects]]

Attack

[[Attack::Cannot attack]]
[[Attack::Manages attack targets]]
[[Attack::Direct Attacker]]
[[Attack::Piercing]]
[[Attack::Prevents your monsters from attacking]]
[[Attack::Multiple attacker]]

Actions

[[Actions::Negates activation of Effect Monsters]]
[[Actions::Distributes A-Counter(s)]]
[[Actions::Changes battle positions]]
[[Actions::You draw cards]]
[[Actions::Flips itself face-down]]
[[Actions::Cannot be destroyed by battle]]
[[Actions::Changes control]]
[[Actions::Returns from your Graveyard to your hand]]

Monster/Spell/Trap Actions

[[MonsterSpellTrap::Negates effects of Effect Monsters]]
[[MonsterSpellTrap::Destroys Spell Cards]]
[[MonsterSpellTrap::Destroys Trap Cards]]
[[MonsterSpellTrap::Treated as Equip Card]]
[[MonsterSpellTrap::Negates effects of Effect Monsters]]

Support [[Support::Synchro Monsters]]
Anti-support [[Anti-support::Synchro Monsters]]
English name [[English name::<Zz]]

[[English name::!Stardust Dragon]]
[[English name::!Anteatereatingant]]

Remember that adding "!" in front , means "exclude".
It's useful if you want to exclude a certain monster because it doesn't work with something.
Note that adding the commands (symbols) before the conditions may not work for all Properties.

Also, you can see the Properties page for more Queries and Values if necessary.

Additional printouts Sample Value(s) Description

?Level
?Japanese name
?Card type
?Type
?Level
?ATK
?DEF

Just copy the whole lot into the "Additional printouts" box.
You can create your own, but this is the one I tend to use the most.


Semantic Search Tables

  • Another use for those Values is to use them is a Search Box
  • Here's an example. This is the simpler version that supposed to be using on the "Card Tips" pages.
  • Feel free to use this as a template for the tables for the "Card Tips" pages.
  • For Example. Adding the following to a page...

{{#ask: [[Class 1::Official]] [[English name::!Anteatereatingant]] [[Type::Insect]] [[Level::5]]
|?Card type |?Attribute |?Level |?Type |?ATK |?DEF}}

  • ... produces the following:
 Card typeAttributeLevelTypeATKDEF
Battlewasp - Azusa the Ghost BowMonster Card
Synchro Monster
Effect Monster
WIND5Insect2,2001,600
Confronting the "C"Monster Card
Effect Monster
EARTH5Insect1,1002,500
Dungeon WormMonster Card
Normal Monster
EARTH5Insect1,8001,500
GrasschopperMonster Card
Effect Monster
EARTH5Insect2,3501,000
Hercules BeetleMonster Card
Normal Monster
EARTH5Insect1,5002,000
Hunter SpiderMonster Card
Normal Monster
EARTH5Insect1,6001,400
Inzektor Giga-CricketMonster Card
Effect Monster
DARK5Insect2,0001,300
Millennium ScorpionMonster Card
Effect Monster
EARTH5Insect2,0001,800
Nobleman-Eater BugMonster Card
Effect Monster
EARTH5Insect9001,200
Primitive ButterflyMonster Card
Effect Monster
WIND5Insect1,200900
Ultimate Insect LV5Monster Card
Effect Monster
WIND5Insect2,300900
  • Here's another Example:
  • This one is more compicated, and it isn't needed for regular lists.
  • Adding the following to a page...

{{DynamicNavigationBox
|TITLE='''List for [[Evil Hero Dark Gaia OTK]]'''
|CONTENT={{#ask: [[Class 1::Official]] [[Types::Fiend||Rock]] [[Card type::!Fusion Monsters]] [[Card type::!Synchro Monsters]]
|?Card type |?Attribute |?Level |?Type |?ATK |?DEF
|sort=ATK |order=descending}}
}}

  • ... produces the following:
  • The "DynamicNavigationBox" is just to make it have a "Show/Hide" effect. These are generally NOT used on Tips pages.
  • The "|sort=ATK |order=descending" does what they say they do, so I doubt I need to explain that.


  • Other comments on the Semantic Search Tables:
It is possible to 'overload' these tables by adding too many Queries, so try to refrain from doing that.
  • I'll be listing a few pages with tables that I made here. Just for reference.
Fusion Monsters
Card Tips:Decoy Dragon
Evil Hero Dark Gaia OTK

Other

  • Many people forget that you can find certain words on the current page by pressing "Ctrl+F".
    • It's quite useful when you want to find something in a wall of text; like on Rulings pages.
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