Help:Quickstart

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What's Lyriki For?

As per the description on the main page, Lyriki is a MediaWiki that provides a place for people to transcribe their favorite lyrics for others to read and make use of.

How do I use Lyriki?

To simply use Lyriki, you make use of the search box on the left, or the artist index at the top of the main page. The search box on the left allows you to quickly enter search terms like 'Thrice' or 'On Your Shore' to receive a list of pages that reference the Artist or Song you're search term is aiming at.

How do I contribute to Lyriki?

Help Contents is a more complete guide, but, here's the quickstart guide.

To create a new wiki page from scratch, you have two options, one is to click your name in the upper right, and edit your personal page with a temporary link to the page you want to create. You create links using the following format.

For Artist Pages: [[ArtistName]]
Examples:
[[Blackalicious]]
[[Thrice]]
[[Enya]]

For Album Pages: [[ArtistName:AlbumName (Year)|AlbumName]]
Examples:
[[Carbon Leaf:Meander (1996)|Meander]]
[[Blackalicious:Blazing Arrow (2002)|Blazing Arrow]]
[[Belle & Sebastian:Dear Catastrophe Waitress (2003)|Dear Catastrophe Waitress]]

For Song Pages: [[ArtistName:SongName|SongName]]
Examples:
[[Blackalicious:Searching|Searching]]
[[Phillips, Craig & Dean:When God Ran|When God Ran]]
[[Razorlight:Up All Night|Up All Night]]

After saving the edit, you simply click the link you just made to be taken to the page you wanted to create.

Artist pages contain discography info, and information that applies to the artist as a whole.

Album pages contain tracklistings, album art, and information that applies to the specific album.

Song pages contain lyrics and information pertaining only to that particular song.

If you need help with the formatting, do a bit of searching around Lyriki and see how the other pages look before making a contribution. If you're not entirely sure, don't worry too much, if you make a mistake someone will come along shortly and fix it, and probably leave you a note on your Talk page informing you how to do it correctly.</nowiki>