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Editing a HGWiki page is not very difficult. Simply click on the "edit this page" tab at the top of a HGWiki page. This will bring you to a new page with a text box containing the editable text of the original page. You can just type your text. However, also using basic wiki markup to make links and do simple formatting adds to the value of your contribution.

If you just want to experiment, please do so in the  sandbox; not on live pages. 

Review policy and conventions

Make sure that what you want to write belongs where you want to put it. Although we appreciate all contributions, items not conforming to the standards of submission might be deleted or unappreciated. You can always use the talk pages to ask questions or check to see if your idea will be accepted. Please make note of the license your contributions will be covered with.

Summarize your changes

Write a short edit summary in the small field below the edit-box. You may use shorthand to describe your changes, as long as it will be clear to others who read it.

Preview before saving

When you have finished, click Show preview to see how your changes will look -- before you make them permanent. Repeat the edit/preview process until you are satisfied, then click Save page and your changes will be immediately applied to the article.

You can also see the difference between the page with your edits and the previous version of the page by pressing the "Show changes" button.


You can also click on the "Discussion" tab to see the corresponding talk page, which contains comments about the page from other HGWiki users. Click on the "+" tab to add a new section, or edit the page in the same way as an article page.

You should remember to sign your messages on talk pages but you should not sign edits you make to regular articles. In page histories, the MediaWiki software keeps track of which user makes each change.

Minor edits

When editing an article page on this site, a logged-in user can mark that edit as being "minor". Minor edits generally mean spelling corrections, formatting, and minor rearrangement of text. Marking a significant change as a minor edit is considered bad behavior, especially when it involves the deletion of some text. If you accidentally mark an edit as minor, you should edit the source once more, mark it major (or, rather, ensure that the check-box for "This is a minor edit" is not checked), and, in the summary, state that the previous change was a major one.

Major edits

All editors are encouraged, but there are several things that a user can do to ensure that major edits are performed smoothly. Before engaging in a major edit, consider discussing proposed changes on the article discussion/talk page. Once the edit has been completed, the inclusion of an edit summary will assist in documenting the changes. These steps will all help to ensure that major edits are well received by the HGWiki community.


Currently, functions exist for the following:

Please check on the discussion sections of each function listed above to understand the syntax for these 2 templates. It is easy to understand, keeps things organized, and makes adding content easier


Make sure your additions and edits are put into the proper category/categories. You can put your article into a category by inserting the [[Category:Category_Name]] code anywhere into your document. A current list of categories can be found here.

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