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Klein using Sword Skill against Level 1 Boar By following a few simple rules and using this tutorial, you'll be leveling up in no-time!

The SAO Fanon Wiki is a wiki that highlights the fans' depiction of the SAO Fandom. Most information that is created is from the mind of various users. That being said, the user is highly recommended to write a story about their character(s), which speaks of their life in Sword Art Online, and or other VRMMO games.

Policies

These are the policies of SAO Fanon, and it is highly recommended to read over these. Reading these will prevent admin messages about any mistakes or out-of-conduct actions you may make in your time in the SAO Fanon.

If you do not... good luck surviving this «death game»...

Using the SAOF Wiki

A Fanon Wiki is a Wikia that is entirely reliant on the participation of the said wikia's users. These users are to create pages that reference the according fandom—this one, the Sword Art Online fandom. In this particular fandom, you will begin creating your own characters, items, locations, and other SAO-related elements. However, you can go beyond the SAO world, and create your own Virtual Reality Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (or, VRMMORPGs). We have created several Templates further below to help with your page-creating endeavors.

Page Layouts

« Return to the tutorial.

Here is a list of all Page Layouts for you to use at your leisure...

Entities

Items

Skills

VRMMO

Writing


Getting Started

Recommendation: If you are using Wikia's default Visual Editor (which is, a translucent overlay over your page), click the three vertical bars and change the editing mode to Source Editor.
Source Editor Location

This way, you can prepare the backbone of your page with the included Source Code found on every Page Layout. Using the Visual Editor is very buggy and slow for most computers, especially when dealing with Templates.

Doing this every time can be a pain, so it is best to set the Source Editor as your default editing tool in your preferences here. The corresponding dropdown is located under the Editing tab (you must be logged in first!).
Source Editor in dropdown

Making a Page

You can also see Community Wikia's tutorial on making a page here.
  1   Locate and click the Contribute button above the Top Navigation Bar at the top of every Main page in the wikia.
Contribute button location
  2   Click Add a New Page
Add a Page location
  3   Name your Page.
New Name
  4   Locate any of the Page Layouts that correspond to the type of page you are creating, and copy-paste the source code. Then, continue to fill out the relevant information, according to the blueprint code.

Shown in the image is the code from the Player Page Layout.
Source Code Included
 
Source Code Included (SrcEdtr)

More Advanced Tips

Creating Redirect Pages

Perhaps you have created your Story Page already, something like "Sword Art Online: On the Other Side". However, typing "[[Sword Art Online: On the Other Side]]" every single time you want link your story is a pain and takes too long, and everyone on the SAOF Wiki refers to your story as "OtOS" anyways. This tutorial shows you how to shorten links to a page like "Sword Art Online: On the Other Side" to something like "SAO: OtOS", or just about any page link down to a manageable size. Don't go overboard on Redirects though!

  1   Locate and click the Contribute button above the Top Navigation Bar at the top of every Main page in the wikia.
Contribute button location
  2   Click Add a New Page
Add a Page location
  3   Name your Page what you want the Redirect name would be.

According to the example in this tutorial's example, you would name the page "SAO: OtOS".
New Name
  4   Type the following in the Source Code Editor.

#REDIRECT[[<Name of the Page you are redirecting to>]]

In the case of this tutorial's example, the code would read:

#REDIRECT[[Sword Art Online: On the Other Side]]

Finally, hit Publish.
Redirect Example
  5       Using 1caiser's own Redirect Page as an example.
You will be taken to the page you just created: the Redirect Page itself. The Redirect Page merely specifies whatever page it has been assigned to redirect to. Any links to the Redirect Page will bring you to the actual Page. Note that using the Redirect Link will show a link to the bare Redirect Page.
1caiser's Redirect Page, titled "Truth and Ideals" has the following Code:

#REDIRECT[[Sword Art Online: Truth and Ideals]]
Example Redirect Page
  Clicking on {{ #NewWindowLink: Truth and Ideals}} will lead you to:

Redirect Example on page
Note: Stacking #REDIRECT on top of each other will not generate new Redirects; only the first #REDIRECT will be linked to.

Recommendations

  • Using the Classic Editor (next to the "Edit" button on top of the page).

Helpful Formatting Templates and Tips

Click the Template's link for the Template's usage.
  • {{User Infobox}}: Create an infobox about you in your user page or blog post.
  • {{Custom Warning}}: Customize a warning to your page.
  • {{SAOWiki}}: Allows linkage to the Sword Art Online Wiki database.
  • {{Scroll-1}}: Allows to use a scroll bar. For the optional trimming of the amount of space taken on sub/sections that exceed 25 lines of text, including paragraph breaks.
  • {{clr}}: prevent any images or large artifacts from leaking onto the next second header by placing {{clr}} on the line before the second header starts. This template will create all of necessary line breaks, so you don't have to.
  • The code for linking to other pages within this wikia (the SAO Fanon wiki) is [[page to link to]].
    • To change the name of the link, use [[page to link to|name of the link]]

Naming

For all canon references, please refer to the SAO Wiki's Official Naming to prevent inconsistencies in the fandom. Certain terms may not be found in that page alone, so you should search for the correct term. It's in there somewhere.

Property Bar

*Note: Adding {{Property|category|'''your username'''}} or {{Property2}} at the top of your pages will create a property bar. This is not mandatory, or even necessary, but if you feel you need to assert your authority over your own creations then this is a very effective way of doing that. Feel free to create your own personalized property bar if you know how.

If any of these pages are missing the {{Property}} template, please add it to the top of the page. If it is missing, the admins will either ask you to do it yourself, or maybe even do it for you (FedeTkd has a habit of hijacking such pages).

Categories that CAN be property

  • Story/Series (If it is posted by you)
  • Player
  • Non-Player
  • Guild (if your player is the guild leader)
  • Unique Skill 

Categories that CANNOT be property

  • VRMMO
  • Quest
  • Monster
  • Boss
  • Item
    • Equipment
    • Weapon
  • Skill
  • Sword Skill
  • ALO Magic Spells
  • NPC (Non-Playable Character)
  • Location
  • AI (Artificial Intelligence)

Chat Rules

Read the SAO Fanon Chat Rules before you join chat.

Searching For Inspiration

Deviantart Fella






A great place to find images of all your favorite characters from Sword Art Online and beyond is DeviantART. So if you're looking for an image of a character you've been inspired by, this is a great place to start! And if you do find one, and use it on your page, please be polite and acknowledge the Artist, and even add link to their dA page. I'm sure it would be much appreciated.
-TheGRAINGERzone (talk)

The use of other people's original characters (OCs) is strictly prohibited.

You are free to use character art of canon characters from any anime, manga or game, but other people's OCs that have taken time and effort to design and create is absolutely prohibited. If you discover any breaches of this rule, please contact the admins FedeTkd, Don'tHateOnFate, Ishimura Elite and 1caiser immediately. And if you are an offender, you will be given one chance, but if you break the rules a second time, you will be blocked and your pages shall be deleted.

The only exception to have the permission of the character's creator to use him/her in your story.

Uploading Multiple Photos

*Note: If you have a large number of photos you want to add to your pages, and cannot be bothered to upload them one at a time, then click HERE to upload up to 20 photos at a time! (And remember to check the "Ignore any warnings" box near the bottom for a problem free upload.)

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