Why a Credits Template?
While we do have page histories as all MediaWiki based sites do, many of our pages have been moved over from the old WikiFoundry/Wetpaint based CLG Wiki and some date even further back to the very first logo descriptions website, KRS Logos. As a result of repeated migration across platforms over many years and platforms going defunct, original attribution information for these pages is not easily available. As a result, the page credits are the main record of the original authors of these pages. Even on pages originating on the current wiki, credits provide an clear form of attribution at a glance without having to sift through page and file histories.
Credits should be added to all new pages. This can be done through the following methods:
1. Add the following wikitext at the very top of the page:
2. Choose your parameters depending on your needs from the list below, separatating each parameter with this symbol:
Note: If you start from the "Standard Page" boilerplate, the template will already be inserted for you. Simply add and fill parameters as needed.
1. Go to Insert > Template and search PageCredits
2. Select a field, then fill it with the appropriate name
3. Repeat for all parameters required
4. Click the insert button at the top of the box to load the template into the page
descriptionanyone who wrote most or all of a logo description
captureanyone who took the image captures seen on the page
videoanyone who uploaded a video used on the page
editsthose who made frequent small edits on a page. If there are many, this section can be ended with "and others"
compileduse if one single person worked on a page, or if all the people involved with the page performed all the roles involved.
tutorialuse if the page is a tutorial.
When you save or preview the page, the credits should show up properly formatted.
An example of this template in use can be seen at the top of this page. In this case, the syntax is as follows:
Only add yourself to the credits of a page if you made a substantial contribution. Do not do so if you only changed a few words or made minor formatting updates.