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New to the Milo Murphy's Law Wiki?
Whether you're brand-new to our wiki or have been visiting for a while, it may take you a little bit to find your way around here. This page will give you some tips to get you started. When you're ready to learn more, check out the Community Portal.
When you make an edit, other people will be able to look at it. Sometimes what you write will be changed or undone, and sometimes that happens pretty quickly. When this happens, don't get discouraged. This is all part of the way wikis work. The other person simply may be more familiar with the show than you are. Just watch more episodes to learn more about the show and you'll catch up.
If you feel you need to add your edit back in, make sure you fill out the Summary line to explain why you are re-adding it. This will help everyone see why the information should be kept and will show up in the History of each page and the Recent changes.
But be careful not to get stubborn. If you think, "I'm going to add this no matter what anyone else says", then you need to take another look at what you want to add. Is the information correct for what was seen in the episode, or is it something you made up? If it's something that you made up, then please read the What doesn't go here section below.
What goes where
We have five types of pages:
- Main namespace pages — for episodes, characters, songs, etc.
- User pages that begin with "User:" — share with us a little bit about yourself
- Talk pages — for both users and the namespace pages. User pages start with "User talk:" and the namespace pages start with "Talk:".
- Forums, which begins with "Forum:" — a way of discussing things and getting feedback
- Blogs, which begin with "User blog:" — an informal way of saying what's on your mind and seeing what other people think
The first thing to remember is that when you click on New page, blog or picture inside the "Community" menu at the top of the screen, you will see choices as to what kind of page to create. All of these create a Main namespace page. They are for subjects like the episodes, songs and characters. If you want to say hello, that's not the best place for those kinds of messages. Find someone's Talk page or a blog and put your greeting there.
Next, Talk pages are available for all Main namespace pages and for Users. You can get to them by clicking on the "Discussion" tab in the upper-right corner of each page. User Talk pages are for asking users questions. Main namespace Talk pages are for discussing how to make the page better, not for adding comments like "I want a Bango-Ru". Comments such as that will go in blogs or forums.
Forums are made up of several threads wherein users discuss and share ideas, thoughts or even play games. They are numerous and ever evolving as anyone may start a new thread.
Threads that become inactive are eventually deleted.
Blogs can be for anything you want to discuss, but preferably relating to the show. Some blogs will also have news about the show or information for the members of this wiki.
User pages are discussed below.
What doesn't go here
There are a few things that should not be added to this wiki. They include:
- Fan fiction — Stories that you write about Milo Murphy's Law belong on your own blog, so that we can concentrate on what is actually in the episodes.
- Story or character ideas for Dan and Swampy — These are also fan fiction, but more importantly, they should not be added here because this wiki is not an official site for submitting story material to the Walt Disney Company. In addition, many TV series do not accept outside story ideas due to potential legal issues over ownership of the story ideas.
- Social networking info — Personal information should be confined to your User page and to blogs that you create. A few items not related to Milo Murphy's Law may be added, but users must keep in mind that this wiki is not Myspace or Facebook. We need to avoid having a lot of pictures and videos uploaded that do not relate to the show.
- External links - Many wikis allow and even encourage external links, particularly to IMDb and Wikipedia. We do not. That got way out of hand here and since there was no consensus on what is and isn't acceptable, it is all discouraged.
- Links to interviews and/or tweets from cast and crew about Milo Murphy's Law are the one exception.
As it says on the main page, anyone can edit the wiki. You don't have to sign up for an account, but there are some advantages if you do:
- Your edits show up under a name that you choose, rather than the IP address of your computer.
- You can customize your User page to let people know what your interests are. See Help:Customizing your page for ways you can spruce up your User page.
- You may not see as many ads when you sign into your account.
More information is available on the Why create an account page. If you're ready to sign up, you can click on "Create an account" in the upper-right corner of the page, but you must be at least 13 years old to do so.
- If you're not sure that your edit will be allowed, check the FAQ to see if we've already discussed it before.
- Don't put extra spaces and blank lines in if you don't have to. Every space and blank line on a page has an effect on how the page looks. Refer to the Editing tips page, Spacing section to see an example of what happens when you put too many blank lines on a page.
- Avoid Milo Murphy's Law fan fiction on Main namespace pages, which are personal or biased statements.
- Before you click on Save to save your edit, please fill in the Summary line immediately to the left of that button. This helps us see the reason why you made a change.
- Also, use the Preview button to make sure everything looks right before you save your work with Save page. You may see that there is more you want to add.
- When editing a Talk page or a Forum, please sign your name. Click on the tildes (the squiggly lines) right after Sign your username with today's date and Insert username only. If you forget to do this, we may go back in later and add the "Unsigned" tag to show who made a particular edit.
- Remember that Talk pages is for discussing how to make a page better, not for personal comments.
- When adding a comment to a blog, add only one comment instead of several small comments. Also, please keep it on-topic. Off-topic messages and repeated messages may be deleted if they are determined to be spam.
- Refer to the Manual of Style for details about how edits should look and should be written.
This wiki is based on the English language. There are other Milo Murphy's Law wikis in other languages. You can find some of them by clicking on the "Wikia" icon in the upper-left corner of the page and searching for them, or by clicking on "More" in the "Entertainment", "Gaming" or "Lifestyle" menus at the top of the screen. The search is not perfect. For instance, you may not find the German Milo Murphy's Law wiki by searching for "Milo Murphy's Law" but instead by "Phineas und Ferb".
Right now, most Milo Murphy's Law wikis in other languages are independent of this wiki. We will be working some of these other wikis to create "sister wikis" that will translate our English wiki into other languages and provide links to them.
Until this happens, we have a limited amount of information about the show in French, Spanish and other languages. We ask that users wait to upload videos or make pages in those languages until this is finished.
Milo Murphy's Law is a children's cartoon, but is intelligent enough that it is also enjoyed by teenagers and adults. The visitors and members of this wiki are of all ages. Please keep that in mind when you make edits.
In general, play nice.
- No name-calling or insulting other people.
- Use edit summaries when editing, to show the community why you made the change.
- No swearing. Profanity will get you blocked from here for two weeks, and the block will get longer if you keep doing it. Even if you think it's a minor profanity, don't do it. It isn't needed here.
- Don't spam. Spam includes off-topic messages, advertisements and any messages that you post several times in a row.
- No fan fiction. If you want to write your own stories about Milo Murphy's Law, click on "Fanon, Sister Wikis, IRC, Message Board" in the "Community" menu at the top of the screen. The Fanon site has been specifically been set up for fan fiction so that this wiki can concentrate on what actually happens in the episode.
- We do allow you to create your own blog and post your fan fiction there.
- Undo happens to everyone, so don't get upset when it happens to you. If you make an edit and someone clicks on Undo to change it back, they will usually tell you why they did that in the Summary. If you really think the edit belongs there, add it back and be sure to say why in the Summary line.
- Occasionally, we may have to leave a message on your Talk page saying why something you did wasn't allowed. If it was an honest mistake, then no harm was done. But if we have to tell you several times, then that usually means you are doing it deliberately. After about the third time, an administrator may place a block on your account. This means you will not be able to make any edits except for on your Talk page. Blocks can be anywhere from two hours to a few days for minor problems, or weeks, months, a year or permanent if the problem is severe enough. If you are able to provide a reasonable explanation for what you did, the block may be shortened or removed before it would expire.
That will get you started.
If you have any questions, ask one of the other members of the wiki or you can locate an active Admin via the top navigation bar under Community/Administators. If you have an idea for another topic to be added to this page, leave a message on Djahuti's message wall.