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This page will link to all help pages, as they are created. If there is a topic that you think should be covered, please add a note to the discussion page (see tab at top).
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This page will link to all help pages, as they are created. If there is a topic that you think should be covered, just edit the page and add a link to it (with a description if needed). Pages that are linked in red are planned but not yet written.
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== Basic editing ==
== Basic editing ==
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These topics are directed at anyone who wishes to edit the Encyclopedia - they contain basic information on how to make edits and understand the Encyclopedia.
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* [[Help:Articles|Articles]]: The scope of the Encyclopedia and articles in the Encyclopedia.
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* [[Help:How to edit a page]] - Basics on syntax, editing, and saving.
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* [[Help:How to edit a page|How to edit a page]]: Basics on syntax, editing, and saving.
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* [[Help:Citing sources]] - Help on including citations from different sources, and how to create footnotes
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* [[Help:Citing sources|Citing sources]]: Help on including citations from different sources, and how to create footnotes
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* [[Help:Structure of non-person articles]]
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* [[Help:Structure of non-person articles|Structure of non-person articles]]
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* [[Help:Structure of college articles]] - How to edit a raw college article to make it conform to encyclopedia standards
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* People
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* [[Help:Linking to people]] - Adding links to people who may or may not be in the encyclopedia
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** [[Help:Adding a page for a person|Adding a page for a person]]: How and when to create a page for a person not represented in the Encyclopedia
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* [[Help:Writing about a person]] - How to add facts or narrative about a person
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** [[Help:Brief biographical outlines|Brief biographical outlines]]: Recommendations for structuring the content of articles on people, when all you have is miscellaneous information from individual newspaper articles or media guides.
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* [[Help:Adding a page for a person]] - How and when to create a page for a person not represented in the Encyclopedia
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** [[Help:Editing demographic information|Editing demographic information]]: How and when to update demographic information, including names, height and weight, batting and throwing hands, and dates and places of birth or death.
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* [[Help:Editing biographical information]] - How and when to update biographical information
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** [[Help:Linking to people|Linking to people]]: Adding links to people who may or may not be in the Encyclopedia.
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* [[Help:How to use discussion pages]] - What to put there, why to put it there, how to put it.
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** [[Help:Categories for people|Categories for people]]: Categories organizing people by roles inside and outside of baseball, and templates for placing person articles in those categories.
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* [[Help:Categorizing]] - How to place pages into categories for organization.
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** [[Help:Career timelines|Career timelines]]: How to specify formally the roles a person played in his or her baseball career.
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* [[Help:Math formulas]] - How to insert math formulas into articles on statistics.
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* [[Help:How to use discussion pages|How to use discussion pages]] - What to put there, why to put it there, how to put it.
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* [[Help:Discussion pages]] - Why there are "Talk" pages for articles, and how to use them.
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* [[Help:Math formulas|Math formulas]] - How to insert math formulas into articles on statistics.
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* [[Help:Discussion pages|Discussion pages]] - Why there are "Talk" pages for articles, and how to use them.
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== Projects ==
== Projects ==
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These topics describe specific projects in the Encyclopedia. They are good reading for anyone interested in these projects.
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* [[Help:Writing short biographies and summaries]] - A non-technical research project good for those who know some players well.
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* [[Help:Writing about a person|Writing about a person]] - Writing short biographies and summaries of players is a non-technical research project good for those who know some players well.
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* [[Help:Editing collegiate baseball articles]] - A technical project of organization good for those comfortable with wikitext.
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* [[Help:Adding pictures to articles|Adding pictures to articles]] - A mildly technical project good for those who do pictorial research.
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* [[Help:Adding pictures to articles]] - A mildly technical project good for those who do pictorial research.
== Advanced Topics ==
== Advanced Topics ==
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These topics are primarily of interest to people who are interested in the Encyclopedia as a project. These articles all go beyond the process of doing research into topics like moderating submissions, standards, and policies.
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* [[Help:Cleanup resources]]: Using the templates and categories provided to organize pages requiring cleanup and improvement.
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* [[Help:People]]: General guidelines and information about pages referring to people.
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* [[Help:Disagreement]]: How to deal with unresolved disagreements when sources provide conflicting information.
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** [[Help:Structure of person articles]] - Explains what you see when you edit an article whose subject is a person, and where to put information
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* [[Help:Reviewing revisions]]: Guidelines for reviewers evaluating contributed edits.
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* General guidelines and information about pages referring to people.
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** [[Help:Editing People Pages]]: Some how-tos for common situations that arise when doing biographical research.
** [[Help:Editing People Pages]]: Some how-tos for common situations that arise when doing biographical research.
** [[Help:Naming conventions (people)]]: Naming conventions for pages referring to people.
** [[Help:Naming conventions (people)]]: Naming conventions for pages referring to people.
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* [[Help:External links]]: The Encyclopedia aims to organize existing information as well as provide an authoritative resource. Here are some guidelines for external linking.
* [[Help:External links]]: The Encyclopedia aims to organize existing information as well as provide an authoritative resource. Here are some guidelines for external linking.
* [[Help:Naming conventions]] - Very technical guidelines on names of pages, templates, variables, etc.
* [[Help:Naming conventions]] - Very technical guidelines on names of pages, templates, variables, etc.
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* [[SABR Encyclopedia:Job Jar]]: Looking for ways to help move the project forward in your spare time, without a long-term commitment? The Job Jar lists helpful tasks which can be accomplished in seconds or minutes.
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* [[Help:Sabr-lightbox-link parser function]] - How (and why) the custom parser function works
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* [[SABR Encyclopedia:Projects]]: Larger projects in progress, or in need of someone to launch or take over.
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* [[Help:Administration]]
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