Template:Fanlore Beginner Bingo 2021

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This template is designed for use in the Fanlore Bingo Challenge. Please refer to the Bingo Challenge Help page for more information and instructions on how to take part!

Beginner Bingo Card

Copy and paste the below code onto your User Page to get your Bingo Card. As you go along, fill in the space next to each = with a link to or description of your edit, and the square will become completed. Get Bingo (three squares in a row) or Blackout (all squares completed) to win a badge! Refer to Task Instructions for more details on what the task for each square involves.

To get the Expert Bingo Card template, check out Template:Fanlore Expert Bingo 2021.

{{Fanlore Beginner Bingo 2021

| infobox = 
| internal-link = 
| userpage = 

| new-section = 
| stub = 
| talk-page = 

| alt-text = 
| bullet-list=
| external-link = 
}}

The Template

BEGINNER EDITOR BINGO
Add missing information to an infobox on any page Add an internal link Add to your user page
Add a new section to a page Add an extra line to a stub page Leave your thoughts on a Talk page and sign your comment with ~~~~
Add alt text to any image Add to a bullet point list Add an external link

Task Instructions

  • Add missing information to an infobox on any page: An infobox or infobox template is a box located at the top right of a page in desktop view, or at the top on mobile, giving basic details about the subject of the page. When you edit a page, the infobox is usually found at the top, with fields like name=, owner=, dates= etc. Fill in any blank field(s) to complete this task.
  • Add an internal link: An internal link or wikilink is created by adding [[ ]] around any word to turn it into a link to another page, e.g. [[fanfiction]] (which will display as fanfiction). Adding internal links helps users browsing the wiki to get to other related pages. Try adding a new one on a page that you find! For more on internal linking, check out our Help page section on internal links.
  • Add to your user page: Your User page is a page all about you on Fanlore, like a profile page. You can edit it to contain any information you like about who you are, your fannish history and interests, and how to contact you. Check out Help:User page for more on formatting your user page and what kind of things you can add to it.
Note: If you're new to Fanlore and don't have a user page yet, you can create one - your account just needs to be at least 4 hours old in order for you to create new pages. If you've only just created your account, you can come back to this task later, or wait until 4 hours have passed before making your user page.
  • Add a new section to a page: You can add a new section to a page by creating a header or subheader, e.g. ==Example Fanworks== and adding text under it. Have a browse through other pages of the same type to get ideas for what sections you can add. Adding a new section to a Talk page to start a new discussion counts for this task, too!
  • Add an extra line to a stub page: A stub is the name given to a very short page of any kind on a wiki. Have a browse through our stub pages category to find any page that's flagged as a stub, and add another line of information to it. Job done!
  • Leave your thoughts on a Talk page and sign your comment with ~~~~: Talk pages are a special page type where editors discuss the content of a specific wiki page. Check out Help:Talk pages to learn more about these and how to use them, then find a Talk page discussion to add to (you can also say hello on any Fanlore user's Talk page, such as a Fanlore Gardener. Or you can use your own!). Don't forget to leave your signature! Typing ~~~~ at the end will automatically sign your Fanlore username with a timestamp to show who the comment is from.
  • Add alt text to any image: Alt text, which is text that describes an image, is important to provide an alternative for an image for visually impaired users or in cases where the image doesn't load. Alt text can be added to images using |alt="description of image goes here". Refer to Help:Images for more information on how image formatting works.
  • Add to a bullet point list: Bullet point lists (like this one!) are found all over Fanlore, e.g. lists of fanwork examples, lists of popular ships, lists of meta and further reading. Look out for any bullet point list, and add an item to it using * (item goes here)

If you have queries about any of the tasks for this challenge, leave a comment on this template's Talk page or the Bingo Challenge Talk page, or send a message to the Fanlore Committee!