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How to create and edit pages

Try editing at the Play page

Wiki formatting is very simple and is based on text with extra little annotations.

Note that almost all of these rules are available as hover-tips on the side of the page when you're editing a topic.


Surrounding a word with square brackets will produce a link.

For example, [a word] produces a word.

Any URL becomes a link (http://www.karmabanque.com).

Arbitrary links

"arbitrary links":http://www.dailyreckoning.com becomes arbitrary links

Please avoid using PascalCasing.


Any Wiki Page Property or Hidden Wiki Page Property becomes an anchor (or bookmark) on that page. You can reference that anchor by using the <[Topic Name]>#<Anchor> form.

Basic Formatting


Underscores (_italics_) or two ticks (''italics'') for italics


Asterisk (*bold*) or three ticks ('''bold''') for bold


Bang (!) at the start of a line for H1, Bang Bang (!!) at the start of a line for H2, Bang Bang Bang (!!!) for H3, etc.


Four dashes (- - - -) at the begining of a line gives you an HR


Starting a line with a tab (or 8 spaces) followed by a star:

  • item 1
    • sub item 1
    • sub item 1
  • item 2
  • item 3

Ordered lists, a line with a tab (or 8 spaces) followed by a 1.:

  1. item 1
    1. sub item 1
    2. sub item 2
  2. item 2

NOTE You can't nest ordered and unordered lists for now.


All of usual emoticons work (see Instant Messenger for the full inventory).

(y) (n) (b) (d) (x) (z) (6) :-[ (}) ({) :-) ;) :(
:| :'( :-$ (H) :-@ (A) (L) (U) (k) (g) (f) (w) (p)
(~) (T) (t) (@) (c) (i) (S) (*) (8) (E) (^) (O) (M)


A line that starts and ends with || is a table row. Cells are divided with ||.

For example:

 ||Managed Code||(b)||
 ||After work||(d)||
Managed Code
After work

Text Size and Colors

Modeled after PmWiki, more info is here )

  • Syntax:
 Setting text color: %color% or %#1122AA% (exactly 6 hex chars)
 Setting text size: %big% or %small%
 Combo: %color big% or %small color%
 End of colored/resized text: %% or end of line
  • Examples:
 Normal %red% red text %% back to normal

Normal red text back to normal

 %red% red text %blue% blue text
 back to normal

red text blue text

back to normal

 %big% big text %small% small text %% back to normal

big text small text back to normal

 %big red%Big red text %blue small% Small blue text

Big red text Small blue text

 %big big%Very big text %% normal again

Very big text normal again

Advanced Formatting

Preformatting or Code

Any line starting with whitespace becomes PRE

 Public Class MyClass
    Public Sub New()
        If IsReallyCool Then
        End If
    End Sub
 End Class
 public class CSharpExample {
    CSharpExample() {
       int n = 5;
       object[] test = new object[n];

Text inside of a PRE block doesn't get hyperlinks automatically added to it.

Non-indented preformatted text

It is difficult to cut and paste source files into Wiki and then insert 1 space before every line. PRE block solve this problem. There are 2 usage scenarios:

  • Simple Syntax:
your text goes
here and it does not have to start with space or tab


your text goes
here and it does not have to start with space or tab
  • Syntax with key (if for some reason your text contains }@ at the beginning of a line)
any text
here including
}@ at line beginning
still inside pre
still inside pre


any text
here including
}@ at line beginning
still inside pre
still inside pre


To put in an image, just link to an external URL that ends in jpeg/gif/jpg:


Image links

"http://yoursite.com/images/mugshot.gif":http://yoursite.com becomes

External Wiki References

To reference a topic on an external wiki (that is a topic not from this website), you add (anywhere before the link)


Then, anywhere after that you can use


The casing of "siteName" is arbitrary, there are no restrictions. Also, you can create a topic called ExternalWikis which will be loaded for every topic, allowing for a "header file" of common external wikis.

The $$$ in the definition URL will be replaced with the topic name provided.

Wiki Topic Include

To include a wiki topic in a topic see Wiki Include. Useful for linearising a Wiki or including frequently used content.

Textile formatting


 text: _emphasis_
 text: *strong* 
 text: ??citation?? 
 text: -deleted text- 
 text: +inserted text+ 
 text: ^superscript^ 
 text: ~subscript~ 
 text: @code@ 
 text: "this is a link (optional tooltip)":http://www.microsoft.com

Which renders:


To delete any page, just edit the page to contain only the word "delete".


To get back any page that has been deleted, navigate to the page (it will look like a new page at this point) and just save the page. You will then see the version history pane (which includes versions before the page was "deleted"). Restore the one you want and breathe a sigh of relief.


See also Wiki Page Property and Example Property Page


If you want to prevent TopicNames from being linked, you can use the double-quote escape: surround the text with a pair of double-quotes on each side and you'll prevent the formatter from turning these into links. This also works for most other run-level formatting (e.g., bold, italic, URL linking, etc.). For example, NormallyThisWouldBeLinked and '''this would be bold'''. You get that with:

 ""NormallyThisWouldBeLinked"" and ""'''this would be bold'''""

Special Characters

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