Help:Wiki University Wikitext--Patrolling Coding

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Coding issues[edit | edit source]

  • Now that you have some Wikitext coding under your belt, it is time to look at more difficult Wikitext coding problems you will run into while patrolling.
  • There are many ways the Wikitext coding can get messed up. It is not possible to cover them all.
  • Most of what you will find is someone has left out some bit of code like an ending </div> tag or a quotation mark on an inline style code which is why you must have some familiarity with Wikitext to find the missing code.

Common Wiki Coding Problems[edit | edit source]

This is a list of common coding problems you will likely see when patrolling.

  • Tables - missing closing tag |}
  • Templates - missing closing tag }}
  • Missing square brackets for internal or external links ([ or [[)
  • Red links
  • Asterisks
  • Missing pipes or spaces in internal or external links
  • Wrapping text
  • Bold or italics throughout the article
  • Lone equal signs in headings
  • Messed up links
  • Div tags missing
  • Right side bar missing
  • Padding issues
  • Margin issues
  • Broken breadcrumb trails
  • Floating problems
  • Width problems
  • Image sizes

Problem Examples[edit | edit source]

Below are 10 examples of pages with coding issues. Please put the pages in your sandbox and then see if you can find the problem. This is the actual page that was used for these problems.

P.S.You might see some formatting or grammar or spelling problems on this page. That is not what we are to be looking for - just Wikitext coding problems.