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Icon Wikif 1 Yoshi~! This page documents an official Gaiapedia policy~!

It is a widely accepted standard that should normally be followed by all editors.
This policy in a nutshell states:

  • Lengthy explanation on how to set up a Monthly Collectible page

This Article defines a basic set up of how Monthly Collectible (MC) pages are formatted. Remember to save all Monthly Collectible uploads to its Licensed category.

If you have an issue with the Preload feature you can save a page with {{subst:Monthly Collectible/preload}} which triggers the default layout.

Namespace/TitleEdit

Monthly Collectible pages are to start with its respective namespace, Item:

ImagesEdit

How to title your image upload

Images with the intention of being used for Monthly Collectible pages are done as such. For the banner and promo use abbreviated month name and the icon file names should be rendered by number.

Use the Summary box to add Image Location links. This is source crediting and preserving links to images that could be lost due to them being temporarily present during an Event.

Monthly Collectibles images

• mc banner 2k* month date.
• mc promo 2k* month date.
• mc item Name of MC.
• Result - Mc icon AngelicHalo.
• mc art 2k* month date.


On Year pages

This is used for the current MC released during the month.

*'''Month Date - Monthly Collectibles: [[Item:|]] [[File:mc item NameofMC.png]] and [[Item:|]] [[File:mc item NameofMC.png]]'''

*'''November 15 - Monthly Collectibles: [[Item:MoMo the Monkey|MoMo the Monkey]] [[File:mc item MoMotheMonkey.png]] and [[Item:Mini UFO|Mini UFO]] [[File:mc item MiniUFO.png]]'''

Page LayoutEdit

This is the format that all Monthly Collectible Pages will take.

All Data within the section is the code you will use, excluding text written like "__HERE__". These are areas to insert certain bits of information.

Monthly Collectible pages
__Introduction__
__ItemTemplate__
__Promo__

==Promo text==
__Artwork__
__text HERE__

==Trivia==
__HERE__

==External links==
__HERE__

__Categorize__

Data To Enter - Monthly Collectible pageEdit

__Introduction__Edit

  • mc_banner_2k* month date.

__ItemTemplate__Edit

{{donationIntro|n= MC|m=|y=20|o=Other MC}}

{{item|n= MC|i= mc icon NameofMC|d=|m=|y=|id=}}

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  • n, Name: Enter the name of the Monthly Collectible.
  • i, Image: Enter the filename.
  • d, desc, Description: Enter the description of the item.
  • m, Month: Enter the Month of the year that the item was released.
  • y, Year: Enter the Year that the item was released.
  • o, other: Enter the name of the other item that was released during the same month as this item.
  • id, ItemDetail: Enter the marketplace id number for the item.
  • When linking individual items, use the {{Mp-gaia}} template. This is a template that links to an Item's detail as featured in Gaia's Marketplace.

__Promo__Edit

  • mc_promo_2k* month date.

__Promo text__Edit

  • For the "Promo text" section, type the text printed on artwork from the Monthly Collectibles Museum.

__Artwork__Edit

  • mc_art_2k* month date.

__Trivia__Edit

  • For "Trivia" section, was there something that stood out with the MC? Other items that relate to it etc

__External links__Edit

  • Use the {{Mp-gaia}} template. This is a template that links to an Item's detail as featured in Gaia's Marketplace.

{{Mp-gaia|a|#}}

  • For the External links section, this should consist of links to...
  • Gaia Marketplace; letter then item
  • Arrival announcement
    • Insert summary text from Announcement.

Use the {{Dialog 01}} and {{Link-gaia}} template, by supplying the thread id it will create a subject link to a forum or thread. Understand the parameters and copy/paste the content from the site verbatim.

__Navigation__Edit

{{Monthly Collectible nav}}

  • The navigation template links all related MCs. Notice this template contains an extra parameter to sort the mentioned items into their released year. So {{Monthly Collectible nav|<2003>}} if the item is from 2003. This could have been done with Item groups template, but it's too complex.

__Categorize__Edit

See Item Groups page for details

  • For the Category, the {{ItemGroups}} template will be used; add Monthly Collectibles=true to the template and the page will sort accordingly.

Above the template should be the navigation template to other Collectible Items. The template will sort the page into the year the item was released.

Data To Enter - Monthly Collectible Letter listEdit

This is to list letters from the current year. Replace the asterisk with the year in question.

It has become common for the letters to have a generic description. However, if there is a change then please edit the description to match the one on the Marketplace.

Only add the letter of the month when it becomes out of stock, that means it has been removed from the La Victoire. Use the <!-- --> to hide the rest of the listings until the time comes.

Template
A list of [[Premium Item]]s known as [[Monthly Collectible Letter]]s from [[201*]].

These items are out of stock and can only be obtained through [[trade]] or via the [[marketplace]].

==List==
*{{Mp-gaia|c|#id here|Monthly Collectible Letter for January 201*|A magical letter containing special items available only for the month of January. Upon opening the letter, it reads: "Thank you for your support! Hope you enjoy these!" - January 201*}}
:Contains the [[Item:|]] and the [[Item:|]].

*{{Mp-gaia|c||Monthly Collectible Letter for February 201*|A magical letter containing special items available only for the month of February. Upon opening the letter, it reads: "Thank you for your support! Hope you enjoy these!" - February 201*}}
:Contains the [[Item:|]] and the [[Item:|]].

*{{Mp-gaia|c||Monthly Collectible Letter for March 201*|A magical letter containing special items available only for the month of March. Upon opening the letter, it reads: "Thank you for your support! Hope you enjoy these!" - March 201*}}
:Contains the [[Item:|]] and the [[Item:|]].

*{{Mp-gaia|c||Monthly Collectible Letter for April 201*|A magical letter containing special items available only for the month of April. Upon opening the letter, it reads: "Thank you for your support! Hope you enjoy these!" - April 201*}}
:Contains the [[Item:|]] and the [[Item:|]]. 

*{{Mp-gaia|c||Monthly Collectible Letter for May 201*|A magical letter containing special items available only for the month of May. Upon opening the letter, it reads: "Thank you for your support! Hope you enjoy these!" - May 201*}}
:Contains the [[Item:|]] and the [[Item:|]].

*{{Mp-gaia|c||Monthly Collectible Letter for June 201*|A magical letter containing special items available only for the month of June. Upon opening the letter, it reads: "Thank you for your support! Hope you enjoy these!" - June 201*}}
:Contains the [[Item:|]] and the [[Item:|]].

*{{Mp-gaia|c||Monthly Collectible Letter for July 2013|A magical letter containing special items available only for the month of July. Upon opening the letter, it reads: "Thank you for your support! Hope you enjoy these!" - July 201*}}
:Contains the [[Item:|]] and the [[Item:|]].

*{{Mp-gaia|c||Monthly Collectible Letter for August 201*|A magical letter containing special items available only for the month of August. Upon opening the letter, it reads: "Thank you for your support! Hope you enjoy these!" - August 201*}}
:Contains the [[Item:|]] and the [[Item:|]].

*{{Mp-gaia|c||Monthly Collectible Letter for September 201*|A magical letter containing special items available only for the month of September. Upon opening the letter, it reads: "Thank you for your support! Hope you enjoy these!" - September 2013}}
:Contains the [[Item:|]] and the [[Item:|]].

*{{Mp-gaia|c||Monthly Collectible Letter for October 201*|A magical letter containing special items available only for the month of October. Upon opening the letter, it reads: "Thank you for your support! Hope you enjoy these!" - October 2013}}
:Contains the [[Item:|]] and the [[Item:|]].

*{{Mp-gaia|c||Monthly Collectible Letter for November 201*|A magical letter containing special items available only for the month of November. Upon opening the letter, it reads: "Thank you for your support! Hope you enjoy these!" - November 2013}}
:Contains the [[Item:|]] and the [[Item:|]].

*{{Mp-gaia|c||Monthly Collectible Letter for December 201*|A magical letter containing special items available only for the month of December. Upon opening the letter, it reads: "Thank you for your support! Hope you enjoy these!" - December 2013}}
:Contains the [[Item:|]] and the [[Item:|]].

{{ItemGroups|Letter|Container|Out of stock|Monthly Collectible=true}}

NotesEdit

To edit individual sections of an MC page. Do know that if the following are not present the number for a section will change, except for 0 and 1.

http://gaia.wikia.com/wiki/Item:_PAGENAME_?action=edit&section=#

&section=0 for Introduction
&section=1 for Promo
&section=2 for Positions
&section=3 for Trivia
&section=4 for Related items
&section=5 for External links

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