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Spheriki is based on something similar to Wikipedia, so if you want, you can take its editing crash course, view the more comprehensive editing guide, or even the advanced editing markup list.


Before you can edit pages, you must be registered on the wiki; to register you must have an OpenID-enabled account. That's mainly so we can keep track of who does what. Once you are registered, you are welcome to add and edit content!

Making a new page

There's a few ways to do this.

  1. Click on a red link with the name of the page you want to make.
  2. Type in the name of the page you want in the Search box at the side. Click 'Go', and then 'create this page'.

Both ways will lead you to the edit box, where you can type in the stuff you want in the page.

Editing an existing page

Look at the top of the page, just below the dark grey bar. Click 'edit', and you will be taken to the edit box with the existing page contents.


Knowing about formatting will make your pages that much prettier. Of note, the Functions pages require all pages to be in a similar format, but most pages aren't like that. Here's the lowdown.

HTML support

Basic HTML is supported by the wiki, if you're familiar with it. However, wiki markup is preferred. Don't worry, you can pick it up along the way.



When typing stuff, just leave a spare blank line between paragraphs. If you want a larger space between the paragraphs, leave two blank lines. Usually, one blank line is enough.



Fixed-width text

Unwanted fixed-width text

If your text shows up in monospace, in a grey box, and you aren't expecting it, the way to fix it is to remove all the whitespace at the beginning of each line affected.



To indent a paragraph of text, or something else, just make the first character of the line a colon (or ':'). String multiple colons for further levels of indentation. Useful for talk pages, or quotes.


Saving pages

Saving a page you are editing will commit the changes, so everybody can bask in their wonderful light.


Always click the 'Show preview' button at the bottom, to see your handiwork. It also keeps the number of reported recent changes down.


Write a quick one-phrase description of what you changed here, which helps in skimming over recent changes.


The 'Save' button will save the page edits you have made, so everybody else can see them. Remember to click this when you're done previewing.

Minor edits

If you only change formatting, or a the phrasing of a sentence, and/or add nothing particularly new or significant, click the checkbox marked 'This is a minor edit'. This way, the community can filter through important and unimportant changes.

Talk pages

On the row of buttons just below the grey bar at the top, there is a button labelled 'discussion'. Clicking it will show a page containing any discussion between members about the original article contents. If an edit box shows up, it means that nobody has made any comments about the page yet.

Starting a new topic

You'll notice a new button in the button row just below the grey bar now, one labelled with an addition sign (or '+'). Clicking that will open a new dialog with space for a topic title, and space for your discussion comment. Be sure to sign your comment with --~~~~ (two dashes, followed by four tildes), or just press the signature button from the blue editing buttons above the box.

Replying to an existing topic

Click the 'edit' button, and reply by putting your text in a paragraph with an extra level of indentation after the message to reply to, as well as after any replies from other people. Be sure to sign your comment as above.

Testing stuff

If you want to mess about without causing distress, head to the Sandbox, which is reserved for people like you, wanting to learn by doing.