IMRDb:New Users

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Welcome to IMRDb!

If you like what you see and you would like to be a part of it, it's very easy.

  • First, create an account, pick your own username and password. This way it is easy for other users to contact you and also gives you credit for your contributions! We also suggest (maybe later on) adding some basic information about yourself, just click on your username in the top right.
  • Create a new page! If the movie/TV show is already on the Movie List, just click on it and the page will open. Some basic information may already be included so you'll need to click edit at the top. If the page isn't on the list, type the full title into the search box on the right (make sure capitals are used where necessary), then click on the red link where it says Create the page "(Your Movie Name)" on this wiki!
  • Copy in, or write if you know HTML, the relevant text to the box adding the information you have. It's strongly encouraged to view the other movie pages to keep the formatting the same. Before you are ready to submit your page, use the "Show preview" button to make sure it looks right to reduce editing later.
  • If you don't know HTML, or even if you do, it is recommended to use this template. This keeps the formatting the same across the site, just add in your own information. You can add as many subsections as you need, just copy the relevant text. Likewise with pictures. See 'Guidelines' below for more information.
  • If you are working on a page and intend to come back and work on it a short time later, use the 'Under Construction' template to prevent others interrupting your work. Enter the code below on the first line. You can delete it when you've finished.
{{Under Construction}}
  • If you are unsure about anything, the formatting doesn't work and you can't fix it or want to make a comment on what you've added: click discussion at the top and add your comments. Sign your post with '~~~~'.
  • Here is a link to some HTML coding for the MediaWiki software. For more help on specific coding used on this site, see MediaWiki Syntax

For more tips on editing pages see Further Editing
For the latest information on how pages should be formatted, use the forum

Uploading Pictures

This process couldn't be simpler:

  • Click on Upload file link in the toolbox in the navigation bar on the left.
  • Find the file on your computer and give it a unique name in the 'Destination filename' box. eg. instead of just 'Yaesu' put the initials of the film before it, 'GSYaesu' (Get Smart)
  • Click 'Upload file'.
  • When using the file on your page, use the exact name (inc. capitals) as in the 'Destination filename'. Make sure your file extension is in png, gif, jpg, or jpeg format. These are the only extensions permitted.

Finished Page

Once you have your finished page, you will want to add the title to the Movie List page.

  • If you have radio that you can't identify, then you should format the section headline as follows:
    [[Category:Unidentified Radios]][[:Category:Unidentified Radios|Unidentified Radio]]

Guidelines

A set of guidelines has been established in order to maintain a uniform standard across the site. These are subject to change, as per discussions on the forum.

Formatting

  • The template and example page below, shows how every page should be formatted. Even the most minor details are important to maintain a good standard on the site. Users are encouraged to add personal contributions but please keep this to the synopsis and picture comments.
  • The cast list should contain no more than about 6 of the key cast members, using the format given, 'Actor name (Character name)', in blue font.
  • The title of an radio should be its full title including the manufacturer name, and model number.
    • The 'manufacturer name' should be that of the company that produced it at the time it was built.
  • The template {{footnote}} must be used on all pages before the 'See also' section.
  • The 'See also' section should contain just two links: Movie at IMDb, and Movie at Wikipedia. An additional link may be acceptable if you would like to include more than 5 screenshots of a specific radio from the film. If this is the case, please use the format: [(url link to forum page) More (movie title) radios on the forum]. You will need to create the thread using the movie's title in the Additional Pictures section of the forum. The site founder may find it necessary to add additional links to similar websites who significantly support IMRDb. If that is the case, he will be the only one to do so until further notice.

Pictures

  • The number of pictures should be limited to a maximum of 5 per radio.
    • An additional link in the 'See also' section may be acceptable if you would like to include more than 5 screenshots of a specific radio from the film. If this is the case, please use the format: [(url link to forum page) More (movie title) aircraft on the forum]. You will need to create the thread using the movie's title in the Additional Pictures section of the forum.
  • Pictures should be cropped to remove any black space.
  • The first picture used should give the clearest representation of the radio with following pictures showing uses of the radio in the production.
  • Pictures should sized at 500px and be on the left side of the page.
  • Comments about the radio and individual pictures should be factual and be relevant to the production or individual radio.
  • All comments must be 'clean'.

Example

This Example Page shows how what the format of a finalized page should look like.

The following movies are good examples of what a completed page should look like:

Get Smart
The Bank Job


See also

Page Template
Further Editing
Movie List