UESPWiki:Getting Started

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==Editing Pages==
:''Main Article: [[Help:Editing Pages|Editing Pages]]''
If you have something to contribute, you should add it. Don't worry (too much) about making mistakes. Mistakes on the wiki are [[Help:Editing Pages#Reverting Edits|pretty easy to fix]], and we would rather have editors who contribute lotsplenty of information and make a few mistakes than have editors who never add their information because they are too worried about not being able to do it perfectly. Remember that [[UESPWiki:Perfection Isn't Required|perfection isn't required]]. As you get more comfortable with the wiki, you'll probably want to familiarize yourself with the [[UESPWiki:Style Guide|Style Guide]] and maybe even a few other [[UESPWiki:Policies and Guidelines|policies and guidelines]] (nobody wants to be noobn00b forever!), but you're likely to learn as much from the experience of actually editing as from reading about it.
To edit a page, all you have to do is click the [edit] button on the top of the screen, make your changes, preview them, then click on the "Save page" button. Your contribution will automatically appear on the article. You can play around with the editing feature at our [[UESPWiki:Sandbox|sandbox]] – the place you can edit freely without worrying about messing things up.
===Wiki Markup===
:''Main Article: [[Help:Formatting|Formatting]]''
You can dofequently manyedit casual editscasually with little to no knowledge of the wiki markup. However, if you want to become more serious about editing and be able to format your edits so that they look better, you will need to learn some basic wiki markup. We have a [[Help:Quick Editing Guide|quick editing guide]] which explains the more simple commands, a more general help page on [[Help:Formatting|formatting]], and you could also see Wikimedia's [ editing walkthrough] for more details.
===Discussion Pages===