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  1. Lyceum Basics
  2. Search
  3. Editing Articles
  4. How articles are related
  5. Adding Articles

Lyceum Basics



The Lyceum is BotB's wiki-esque learning center. Here BotBrs who reach Level 7, find themselves with Bonus Magic Power to share their wealth of knowledge in editing or adding to this repository of wisdom. Naturally, we would ask that published article be interesting, concise, relevant, AND useful to the average BotBr. Please use common sense when starting new articles or editing existing ones: read the guideines below.



The Lyceum's homepage has a basic search query form. It will look for any article, titles, or texts which contain your search query. Since it does not use spaces to separate query words, searching concisely will get more relevant results.

Pro tip
As it is a google search engine, you can use google search tricks. For example, if you want to search articles in the Lyveum, add to your key word(s):
site:http://battleofthebits.org/lyceum


Punctuation, symbols & operators in search


Editing Articles



As noted above, once a BotBr reaches Level 7, they obtain the Bonus Magic Power to edit and add Lyceum articles. Once this happens, an 'edit' button becomes visible right next to the title at the top of each article.

When a BotBer becomes level 12, the magic power extends to being able to edit categories. Take a look at the assigned categories when editing an article and adjust if necessary.

Keep the following in mind:
• - All text formating uses Firki Markup, therefore HTML will not work. Check out current articles to see Firki Markup in action to learn how to use it.
• - When submitting an article edit, make sure to fill in the 'Editor's Notes' for the Lyceum. This note is placed in the article's history.
• - When referring to a subject, try to refer to an article within the Lyceum as much as possible instead of outside. This reduces the risks of broken links and enhances the maintainability.
• - Check for broken links.
• - If you're level 12 or higher, check and edit the Article categories.
• - Use the Firki Markup for sub headers.
• - You can use a template to make sure you cover as much as necessary. Go to edit-mode of the template and copy and past it in the new/t be updated article. Remove redundant headings.



Before making a new page, check that it doesn't exist yet! Search for it first.

When describing a subject, make sure the content is devided over the folling article types:

format
This article aims at giving a quick overview on the tools, rules and how to vote on the battle format. Tools that can be used are listed; details about the tools and how to compose with them should go in the 'tool page'.

Article title: '<<subject>> (format)'

You can use the template for a format.

console
This article gives background info on the console, the specifications, links to development sites, what tools have been developed (reference to tools) and mention the formats the console is used in.

Article title: '<<subject>> (console)'

You can use the template for a console.

tool or tracker
This article gives background info on the tool, its capabilities, how to install and compose, expert tricks and links to further development.

Article title: <<subject>>

You can use the aticle for a tool.

soundchip
This article gives background info on the soundchip, the specifications, links to development sites, what tools have been developed (reference to tools) and mention the formats the console is used in.

Article title: '<<subject>> (soundchip)'

You can use the template for a console.

Adding Articles



Before creating a new article, check if it doesn't exist yet. Use the google search on the top-right side of the page. The less pages, the easier to maintain.

If you really wish to add an article, go HERE, type in a title for the article.