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== General editing help ==
The following editing rules apply to this web site and may not apply to others. Please pay special attention to this web site's way of creating numbering lists (most specifically for award requirements). Our system is different from other standard MediaWiki sites.
The following editing rules apply to this web site and may not apply to others. Please pay special attention to this web site's way of creating numbering lists (most specifically for award requirements). Our system is different from other standard MediaWiki sites.

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IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ

Prior to editing any pages, please read the MeritBadgeDotOrg:Usage standards.

General editing help

The following editing rules apply to this web site and may not apply to others. Please pay special attention to this web site's way of creating numbering lists (most specifically for award requirements). Our system is different from other standard MediaWiki sites.


Description You type You get
Applies anywhere
Italicise text

''italic''

italic

Bold text

'''bold'''

bold

Bold and italic

'''''bold & italic'''''

bold & italic

Internal link

(within Wikipedia)

[[name of page]]
[[name of page|display text]]

name of page
display text

Redirect to another page

#REDIRECT [[Target page]]

Target page

External link

(to other websites)

[http://www.example.org]
[http://www.example.org display text]
http://www.example.org

[1]
display text
http://www.example.org

Sign your posts
on talk pages

~~~~

Your username 14:43,
2 October 2014 (UTC)

Applies only at the beginning of the line
Headings

A Table of Contents will automatically be generated when four or more headings are added to an article.

== Level 1 ==
=== Level 2 ===
==== Level 3 ====
===== Level 4 =====
====== Level 5 ======

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4
Level 5
Bullet list

* one
* two
** two point one
* three

  • one
  • two
    • two point one
  • three
Making real asterisks

(remove the spaces
inside the < > signs)

< nowiki >*< /nowiki > one
< nowiki >**< /nowiki > two
< nowiki >***< /nowiki > three

* one
** two
*** three

MeritBadgeDotOrg's modified
numbered list

:1. one
:2. two
::1. two point one
:3. three

1. one
2. two
1. two point one
3. three
MediaWiki's standard
numbered list
(DO NOT USE)

# one
# two
## two point one
# three

  1. one
  2. two
    1. two point one
  3. three


Additional notes on page formatting

Requirements pages for Ranks, Awards, and Merit Badges have a somewhat formal structure. Award requirements are usually listed first under the == Award requirements == heading. The next section will most likely be == Notes ==. The page should end with == Help with these requirements == and == External links ==. Additional headings can be inserted as needed if they would be of considerable benefit. Based on the above, the following four headings will be used most often with any additional headings inserted between the first two and the last two:

== Award requirements ==

== Notes ==

== Help with these requirements ==

== External links ==

External links

More extensive editing information can be found at http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Editing

Information on topics such as starting a new page and inserting images can be found at http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Contents

Wikipedia also has an extensive page editing help section at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:How_to_edit_a_page

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