For now, this wikispace is public. Anyone can edit pages although only "members" can create new pages or upload files. Public access will change if the privilege is abused.

Please do not undo the work of others (although feel free to correct spelling mistakes and obvious formatting problems). Make comments or discussion posts if you think more drastic changes are needed.

Please do not put copyrighted material on this wikispace unless you have the rights to it. If you see something here that you believe is in violation of copyright, please inform the "owner", sofya at heraldshill dot org

As an unofficial page, we will not be needing releases (Model, Photo, Content) - hopefully. But be honorable and get permission before you add someone else's creative works.

Adding a Page:

  • The easiest way is to have a "member" create a "stub" page for you that anyone can then edit.

To do it all yourself:
  • Join the wikispace (will need a little time to get approved), and sign in.
  • Click the + sign next to "Pages and Files" on the upper left hand side menu.
  • Name your page (use your primary name, properly spelled and capitalized - no titles)
  • Select the "people" template, and
  • "Create" the page.

To edit a page:
  • Click on the edit button
  • After the edit tool bar appears, place cursor wherever on the page you want to add/change text
  • Proceed as with any computer word processing document
  • Cut, Copy, and Paste shortcuts work as usual (Control-X, Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V, respectively)
  • Bold, Italics and Underline shortcuts work as usual (Ctrl-B, Ctrl-I, and Ctrl-U)
  • Most people don't need any of the funny buttons on the edit toolbar
  • Hit the "save" button when you're done, since Ctrl-S does NOT work. :-P

To add an image:
  • Easy way (anyone can do) - copy and paste the image from another website
    • Find an image on another website that wouldn't violate copyright to add to the wiki (images on the Calontir Armorial are okay, for example)
    • Right click on the image
    • Choose the "copy image" option in the dialog box that appears
    • Paste it into the wiki page (Control-V shortcut)
  • Proper way (only members can do)- upload the image to the wiki then place it on the page
    • Click the "Insert Images and Files" button on the edit bar (the little picture between the links and the
      widget/TV button, see right)
    • Follow the directions there.
  • Images will tend to look best if you align them to the right.

A note about Tags:

  • "Tags" are how the wiki will be able to list people with like-minded individuals on the same page
  • If you add the tag "people" to your page, then that page will automatically be listed on the People page with everyone else.
  • If you add the tag "silent heraldry" to your page, then you will be listed with everyone else who is tagged (once the "Silent Heraldry" activities page has been created with the appropriate widget)
  • You don't need to be in full "Edit" mode (or even be signed in) to change tags.
    • In top right corner, click on the "..." button for more options
    • Select "Tags", then select "edit"
    • Type the first 3-4 letters of the tag name
    • Wait a moment for the wiki to bring up the tags that have already used those letters
    • Select the appropriate one
    • If you don't see the one you want, try a different tag - "Clothing" instead of "Costuming"
    • Capitalization doesn't seem to matter
    • Tags should probably be more generic rather than more specific - so tag "music" rather than "vocal music", "weaving" rather than "cardweaving", etc.
    • A&S tags are based on the official categories in the Kingdom Judging Criteria, slightly simplified, eg. Dance instead of "Dance Performance, European"
    • Award/Order tags are based the official name of the Order, eg. "Silver Hammer"
    • Group tags are just the name of the group, eg. "Vatavia" NOT "Barony of Vatavia".


Reporting Issues

A page has been created to log any issues you may find within this Wiki page. Please use the Issues Log to document any problems you find. Make sure to check here for updates on fixes and/or work-arounds.

Revised Jan 15, 2018 7:51 am.
Created Mar 5, 2015 10:10 am.