User:Moss/My Sandbox/Creation and Upkeep of a Character Page
Using the LCARS, you can create a very rich and detailed character page with information about your character, an archive of sims, and much more. The tutorial below will teach you more about this.
Character Page vs. User Page
As you may already be aware, you automatically have a user page when you register on the LCARS. If you look to the top of the page you're on right now, you'll see a small list of links, the leftmost link being your username. Now, we need to create a distinction between the "User" or "Writer" and the "Character". There's only one of you, the user, while you can have many characters. As such, it's not very efficient to use your user page as your character page, because you may have more than one character. And creating more than one username is also not very efficient.
So, use your user page to give information about you, the writer, or at the very least, to create a LIST of characters you write for, and then link to them from there. But you will want to actually create a specific page for each character.
Creating the Character Page
Before you can create a character page, it's helpful to understand how to create a page, and how to name it properly. Please read the content at both of the links below:
Now that you have read about how to create and name pages correctly you can proceed with creating your own character page.
Before you begin, keep in mind that you are free to add and edit as much as you wish. The following examples of character pages are just "starting points" to work from.
Click on each of the links below to view our standard, template character pages. Read the instructions on the page for more information about how to choose the template you'd like to use. You can always add elements from other templates once you've started.
This is a very basic starting character page with just a short description of your character. This is an excellent page to start with as it is simple to fill out and allows for simple alterations to fit your needs.
After you have played for a while you will probably want to add some more information to your character. This is a more advance character form that you could use. It can also be adapted to fit your characters requirements.
The final example we have supplied is an extremely in-depth approach to making a character page. This one will involve making addition pages that will be linked to your first page. This will allow for the addition of a great more detail and information as well as history and any other extra information or pictures that you might want to add.
Once you have selected the type of character page you will use you will need to add the following information to the bottom of the page. Read the next section carefully to make sure you do not miss anything.
All pages on the wiki should be categorized. The category tag(s) should be the last text on the page, one to a line.
The first category tag you should add is as follows: [[Category:Characters]]
Many races already have categories available. Simply head to the Personnel by race category and find yours. Add that category, like so: [[Category:Vulcans]] .
If yours is not represented, seek assistance from an Admin.
In most cases if after reading this you still require assistance you can usually ask either your Captain or 1st Officer. They should be able to either help you out or direct you to someone who can assist you.
Our Featured Bio Team reviews the best bios on the wiki and curates a list of the top examples. You can find lots of inspiration for your own bio by checking out their List of Featured Bios.