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Nathan
post Thu 14th February 2008, 5:15pm
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NOTE: This thread listed many forum shortcuts but the info was all over the place so I rewrite it completely to make it easier to read.<br>
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<table border="1">
<tr>
<td><b>Description of shortcut</b></td>
<td><b>Shortcut</b></td>
<td><b>What it does</b></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>To link to a Wikipedia user page</td>
<td>
CODE
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jimbo Wales
</td>
<td>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jimbo_Wales</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>To link to a Wikipedia article</td>
<td>
CODE
[wp]Wikipedia[/wp]
</td>
<td>Wikipedia</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>To link to a Meta page</td>
<td>
CODE
[metawiki]Metawiki[/metawiki]
</td>
<td>[[m:Metawiki]]</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>To link to a MeatBall page</td>
<td>
CODE
[meatball]WikiPediaIsNotAnEncyclopedia[/meatball]
</td>
<td>[[meatball:WikiPediaIsNotAnEncyclopedia]]</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>To link to a Wikitruth page</td>
<td>
CODE
[wikitruth]Press_reports[/wikitruth]
</td>
<td>[[Press_reports]]</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>To link to a Wikiquote page</td>
<td>
CODE
[wq]User:Poetlister[/wq]
</td>
<td>User:Poetlister</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>To link to an Encyclopedia Dramatica page</td>
<td>
CODE
[ed]tl;dr[/ed]
</td>
<td>tl;dr</td>
</tr>
</table>
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Also, there is a handy dandy BBCode guide.
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post Sun 19th October 2008, 10:23pm
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It's been a slow day, so I've knocked off another item on my to-do list. Until today, posters wishing to to add working links to Wikipedia articles from their posts here had to use either the "[url]" or "[wp]" tags, and if using the somewhat easier [wp] tag, had to replace all spaces in the article title or user name with underscores. The board tried to hide the aesthetically-unpleasing result by underlining the link's text. As of now, however, underscores are no longer necessary - the board will replace spaces for the URL portion of the link automatically, while leaving them in place in the display portion.

In addition, two new BBCode tags have been added for the convenience of our awesomely wonderful and beloved readers: [wpuser] and [wparticle].

Linking to a Wikipedia user name with [wpuser] will produce links to the user's Wikipedia user page, talk page, contributions, logs, and a "K" link to en.wikichecker.com (beta). Here's what this looks like for Jimbo Wales (T-C-L-K-R-D) .

Likewise, linking to a Wikipedia article with [wparticle] will produce links to the article, the article's talk page, its revision history, its logs, and the WikiChecker again. The article on Wikipedia Review (T-H-L-K-D) would be a good example, if the article still exists when you read this.

Existing BBCode usages of [wp] and [wikipedia] will still work, but are no longer underlined in text. Also, the [wikipedia] tag is now equivalent to [wparticle].
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