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This page is a guide for the use of infoboxes, which are those white boxes that you find on the right side of certain pages. They work on templates, meaning that the code used to create it (which is quite big and complicated, thus you don’t wanna paste it directly into your page) is stored somewhere in a template file. You can call upon those template files by taking the smaller codes given below and pasting them at the top of your page (in the source editor!), which will automatically put the infobox in the right spot and fill it with the information you provided.

You only have to fill in each section (after the “=” sign) with the info you want to display. Some sections are optional, which means they won’t show up in the infobox if you don’t fill them in. There are several templates, and the instructions for each is listed below. If you want to use an infobox that isn’t in here, take it up with Lalliman, because a new template will need to be made for that. Simply changing the codes provided below doesn’t do the trick.

RaceEdit

To invoke the race infobox, use the following code:

{{Infobox Race
|image=
|class=
|height=
|weight=
|color=
|features=
|lifespan=
|gpi=
|alliance=
|homeworld=
|sectors=
|population=
|individuals=
|allies=
|enemies=
}}

Image: Optional. Here you can put the race’s image if they have one. The code for invoking the image MUST be written like [X[File:insertfilename|center|210px]X], with the X’s removed. If you use a different code, it might end up not fitting well. I also disadvise putting the image inside the infobox if it’s significantly longer than it’s wide.

Class: This one has two parts. First, if the race is humanoid, add the word “Humanoid”. Secondly, you add the race’s taxonomic class. There are so many possible classes that I won’t make an inclusive list, but the following four can cover 90% of intelligent species: mammal, avian (bird-like), insectoid (which for this purpose includes arachnids) and reptomammal (warm-blooded reptiles and certain other animals that combine traits of reptiles and mammals). True reptiles will probably be very rare due to the inconvenience that being cold-blooded would cause to an intelligent species. If your race falls outside of those four, you’re free to classify it yourself or ask the admins for some help.

Height and weight: The average values for the race. If there’s a significant difference between males and females, or between any other two subgroups, state them separately.

Color: The race’s skin, fur or scale colour, including common variations. If they have both visible skin and hair in certain places, describe both, e.g. “blue or purple skin, white hair”. Do not describe detailed patterns, you can save that for the appearance section of the page itself.

Features: Any particularly notable features. This could be many things, from an Aunarri’s head crest to a Borr’s great size.

Lifespan: The average one. If there’s a significant difference between any subgroups, state them separately.

GPI: Optional. Their current Galactic Power Index (GPI) score.

Alliance: Alliances that the race as a collective is a part of. If only a relatively small group of them is part of a certain alliance, don't list that. If the race is separated into two or more large subgroups that are part of different alliances, use rough percentages to indicate how many belong where, e.g. “70% UNT, 30% GAN”.

Homeworld: The world they originally came from, whether they still live there or not.

Sectors: The sectors they primarily live in. You need more than just a few people inside a sector in order to list it here, but the exact number is subjective. Just use common sense. If you’re talking about a very large and widespread race, it’s best to write down the most important sectors and add “among others”.

Population: Their current (meaning around the year Twentythree 224 gt) population rank, based on the Race Population Size Guide.

Individuals: Optional. Any particularly notable individuals, including both player characters and (historically or currently) important NPCs.

Allies and enemies: Optional. Any race that’s part of a big alliance will have a lot of allies and enemies as a result, so you don’t need to include all those. This is for races or factions that they have a particularly strong friendship or hostility with.

CharacterEdit

{{Infobox Character
|image=
|alias=
|species=
|gender=
|height=
|weight=
|traits=
|birth=
|death=
|age=
|affiliation=
|occupation=
}}

Image: Optional. See Race.

Alias: Optional. Whatever other names they commonly go by.

Species and gender: Self-explanatory.

Height and weight: Self explanatory. Using feet, inches and pounds is the norm, so preferably stick to that. If you're used to the metric system, there's plenty of sites that calculate one to the other. In fact, you can just type "x kg to lbs" into Google and it'll immediately tell you.

Traits: Thatever stands out about them on first sight. Don't do into detail, that's what the appearance section on the page is for.

Birth: Their year of birth, according to the Galactic_Timeline, followed by the planet they were born. Don't bother with more specific dates, cause specific days and months only have meaning on their own home planet.

Death and age: Both are optional, and the idea is that you use one or the other. For characters whose death is known (because they died before or during one of the roleplays), state the year of their death, the place and how old they lived to be. For currently alive characters, just state age.

Affiliation: Who or whatever they're allied with, whether it be factions or specific people.

Occupation: Self-explanatory.

WarEdit

To invoke the war infobox, use the following code:

{{Infobox War
|attacker=
|defender=
|individual1=
|individual2=
|date=
|location=
|strength1=
|strength2=
|casualties1=
|casualties2=
|status=
}}

Attacker and defender: To give a basic idea of who’s fighting who. Don’t go into detail, just put the name of the race or faction. If there’s more than a few races/factions on one side, name only the most important ones and add “and allies”. The attacker is the one that initiated the conflict, even if they end up on the defensive during certain parts of the war.

Individuals: Notable individuals that participated. Usually leader figures and/or players characters. Individual1 is for the attacking side, 2 is for the defending side.

Date: When it took place. The year that it started, based on the Galactic Timeline, is usually sufficient. You may want to give a beginning and end if it was a long war.

Location: Where it primarily took place, in terms of planets, solar systems, sectors, etc.

Strength: Optional. A more detailed list of each participant’s forces. No need for accurate numbers, just general descriptors.

Casualties: Optional. Self-explanatory.

Status: Whether it’s still active, and if not, who won. May also include other important information about the aftermath.

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