Help:Forums

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Forums are a feature of the Donkey Kong Wiki. Most other wikis usually feature their own forum system as well.

Overview[edit]

Forums on a wiki are meant to be used as extended talk pages, though can be less serious. They are edited and function just like any other page on the wiki -- simply click the "Edit" button on top of the forum page to add a comment. In a nut shell, the community can get together and have a discussion about whatever the forum topic is. The topics can range from discussing a favorite game to asking for help or an opinion.

As stated above, all forum comments are like talk page comments, and as such must be signed with four tildes, "~~~~" at the end of each post. In addition, an indention when directly replying to a comment makes the discussion easier to read -- done by adding a colon, (:), before the post content, and an addition indent for each comment.

All forums must also be made with a Forumheader at the top as well.

Example[edit]

{{Forumheader|Watercooler}}

Hey, guys, I just got Donkey Kong Country Returns, and I thought it was awesome! What do you guys think? -- Commenter 1 15:00, January 5, 2011 (EST)
:Not as good as the original. I don't like the control. -- Commenter 2, 15:05, January 5, 2011 (EST)
::I miss the Kremlings! The tikis weren't very original. -- Commenter 3, 15:12, January 5 2011 (EST)


Additional information[edit]

  • In general, be kind, acknowledge and respect other people's opinions.
  • Please be aware that the Donkey Kong Wiki is not a forum hosting website -- though it does have a limited forum system, there are plenty of other Donkey Kong forum websites such as DK Vine or DKC Atlas.
  • Put some thought into comments and remember not everyone will agree with what you say.
  • Trolling, flaming, and spam will not be tolerated.
  • Try to stay on topic or move the discussion to a different forum.
  • Do not "bump" older, unedited discussions unless you have something very notable to add.