A quick run down of relevant Help and Policy pages:
|Policies and Help|
|Manual of Style||Editing|
Does Tolkien Gateway have an e-mail address?
How do I create a new article?
Your best option is to click a red link, you will be directed to the edit page, add your content, click save, and you are good to go.
If you know of a page you want to create but there are no links to it, simply type it in the search box and then click the red link.
Can I create articles about me or that are my own personal views?
Of course! Registered users have something similar to a 'Folder' for creating these articles. Instead of writing the article in the main namespace, just type User:YourUserName/Your_Article_Name. This separates opinionated articles from factual articles.
- An example being if I want to write a fan fiction about Beren and Lúthien, I'll write it in User:Hyarion/Beren_and_Luthien, then maybe on the Fan Fictions page I'll link to my story.
For people who have yet to finish reading The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, or even The History of Middle-earth, be careful when reading through this site: there are quite a few spoilers depending on how much of J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium you have read. We don't want to reveal that Frodo Baggins falls into Mount Doom to someone who has not finished The Lord of the Rings and ruin the book for them, now do we?
Due to excessive spamming of links we have added rel=nofollow to any external link, which means when search engines browse the site you will not gain PageRank or higher ranking status on any search engine for placing your link here. This being said, as long as your link is valid and relevant you will of course receive increased traffic because the link is visible.
HTML to Wiki-Syntax
- HTML-Wiki-Syntax Tool - Allows someone to input HTML code and it will be converted to Wiki-Syntax.