WikiFur:Creating subforums

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To create subforums underneath the Forum: namespace is a process meant for general wiki topics (and the occasional dispute) which are better discussed in a public dedicated space (rather than the more common talk page of an article). Thus, the following method of creating such subforums is suggested for those who are in need of a best practice for constructing such discussion areas within this wiki.

For tutorial purposes, the title of the forum and the respective category is substituted with the word NAMEOFFORUM; when creating the subforum using the syntax, replace NAMEOFFORUM with your selected forum name.

Creating the subforum index

The following syntax goes into the subforum index page, and delineates the Header, topic creation button and list of recent thread updates.

 <div class="forumheader">'''Forums:''' [[Forum:Index|Index]] > [[Forum:Watercooler|Watercooler]] > {{PAGENAME}}</div><br />

 
 Welcome to the WikiFur Watercooler forum for topics related to NAMEOFFORUM. To add a new topic, please type the title in the box below and click "add new topic".

 [{{SERVER}}{{localurl:Special:Recentchangeslinked/Category:NAMEOFFORUMWatercooler}} View recent changes for this forum]. 

 :''Note: You may have to [{{fullurl:{{FULLPAGENAME}}|action=purge}} purge] this page to see changes.''

 ----
 <table width="100%"><tr><td><!-- {{wpage}} --></td><td width="50%"><createbox>
  break=no
 prefix=Forum:
 preload=Template:Forumheader/{{PAGENAME}}
 buttonlabel=Add new topic
 </createbox></td></tr></table>
 <table class="forumlist" width="100%"><tr><th class="forum_title" align="left">Topic</th><th class="forum_edited" align="left">Last Edit</th><th class="forum_editor" align="left">Last Author</th></tr>
 <forum>
 namespace=Forum
 category=NAMEOFFORUMWatercooler
 shownamespace=false
 addlasteditor=true
 historylink=true
 cache=false
 </forum></table>
 [[Category:NAMEOFFORUMWatercooler]]
 

Header and automatic categorization

To set up automatic topic categorization and presentation for the "Add new topic" input box, create [[:Template:Forumheader/NAMEOFFORUM]]:

 <div class="forumheader">'''Forums:''' [[Forum:Index|Index]] > [[Forum:Watercooler|Watercooler]] > [[Forum:NAMEOFFORUM|NAMEOFFORUM]] > {{PAGENAME}}</div><br /> 
 <includeonly> [[Category:NAMEOFFORUMWatercooler]]
 </includeonly>

 <!-- Please put your content under this line.  Be sure to sign your edits with four tildes ~~~~ -->

 <noinclude>[[Category:WikiFurForums]][[Category:System templates|{{PAGENAME}}]]</noinclude>
 

Top it all off

Edit your new Watercooler category to bring it under the greater Watercooler tree of forum pages.

Finally, list your new subforum in the "parent" subforum of your choice:

 <table class="forumlist" width="100%"><tr><th class="forum_title" align="left">Forum</th><th class="forum_edited" align="left">Last Edit</th><th class="forum_editor" align="left">Last Author</th></tr>
 <forum>
 namespace=Forum
 category=NAMEOFFORUMWatercooler
 title=Forum:NAMEOFFORUM
 shownamespace=false
 addlasteditor=true
 </forum>
 
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