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Pages without a ':' in their name are in the main namespace.  This namespace is for content pages; documents that aren't directly related to this may go in other namespaces. When pages are in another namespace, they are specified as ''namespace'':''page''; i.e. this page is ''{{NAMESPACE}}'':''{{PAGENAME}}''.
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Namespaces are the types of pages that you can find on Wikipedia. These help separate the guidelines from the help documents, for example.
  
;Help: Documentation about working with the wiki software. This could be mirrored from outside sites, or locally written.
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== Main Namespace ==
;Image: For descriptions of uploaded files or media files. You shouldn't create these directly; they are created when you click the [[special:upload|Upload file]] link in the toolbox.
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The most common namespace on SufiWiki is the ''main namespace''. All articles that do not have any prefixes before their name will be part of this namespace.
;Media: Use this namespace to link to uploaded files directly, rather than through the description pages.
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;MediaWiki: Use this namespace to change the default system messages, [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:System_message See Help:System message on meta].
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Example of a page in this namespace is the [[Main Page]].
;Project: Information about this wiki; i.e. policies that apply here. This namespace also has an alias, which is the name of the wiki installation.
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;Talk: Each page has a corresponding ''discussion'' page. This can be used for feedback/comments about that page, or other local notes that another group may want to associate with the page, without modifying the document directly, or for any other additional information to associate with the document.
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== Talk Namespace ==
;Template: This is used for meta-information that is to be transcluded into multiple documents, such as tags to mark the status of a document.
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The ''Talk Namespace'' is used for [[discussion]] about an article. A talk page is made for every article that is made.
;User: For personal notes. Each User has a corresponding user page for their own information.  Users can also create subpages, by using a / after their name.
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;User_talk: The discussion page on a user's page can be used for leaving messages. If this page is edited, the next time that user logs in they will see a box notifying them that they have new messages
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They are always prefixed with '''''Talk:'''''.
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An Example of a page in this namespace is [[Talk:Main Page]].
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== Wikipedia Namespace ==
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The ''Wikipedia namespace'' contains articles that are related to SufiWiki. These are often guidelines, project pages or community pages.
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They are always prefixed with '''''SufiWiki:'''''.
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== User Namespace ==
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The ''User namespace'' contains pages for each [[:wikt:user|user]] on SufiWiki. It is usually bad to change a user's page if that user isn't you. You can change your user page to say anything you want.
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They are always prefixed with '''''User:'''''.
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An example of a page in this namespace is [[User:Imtiaz]].
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== User Talk Namespace ==
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The ''User Talk namespace'' contains talk pages for each [[:wikt:user|user]].
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They are always prefixed with '''''User talk:'''''.
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An example of a page in this namespace is [[User talk:Imtiaz]].
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== Help Namespace ==
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The ''Help namespace'' contains help articles for members of SufiWiki.
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They are always prefixed with '''''Help:'''''. A list of all help pages can be found at [[Help:Contents]].
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An example of a page pages in this namespace is [[Help:Starting a new page]].
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== Special Namespace ==
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The ''Special namespace'' contains scripts and non-changeable pages of the encyclopedia.
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They are always prefixed with '''''Special:'''''.
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The most common page in this namespace is [[Special:Userlogin]].
  
 
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Latest revision as of 22:19, 13 March 2011

Namespaces are the types of pages that you can find on Wikipedia. These help separate the guidelines from the help documents, for example.

Contents

Main Namespace

The most common namespace on SufiWiki is the main namespace. All articles that do not have any prefixes before their name will be part of this namespace.

Example of a page in this namespace is the Main Page.

Talk Namespace

The Talk Namespace is used for discussion about an article. A talk page is made for every article that is made.

They are always prefixed with Talk:.

An Example of a page in this namespace is Talk:Main Page.

Wikipedia Namespace

The Wikipedia namespace contains articles that are related to SufiWiki. These are often guidelines, project pages or community pages.

They are always prefixed with SufiWiki:.

User Namespace

The User namespace contains pages for each user on SufiWiki. It is usually bad to change a user's page if that user isn't you. You can change your user page to say anything you want.

They are always prefixed with User:.

An example of a page in this namespace is User:Imtiaz.

User Talk Namespace

The User Talk namespace contains talk pages for each user.

They are always prefixed with User talk:.

An example of a page in this namespace is User talk:Imtiaz.

Help Namespace

The Help namespace contains help articles for members of SufiWiki.

They are always prefixed with Help:. A list of all help pages can be found at Help:Contents.

An example of a page pages in this namespace is Help:Starting a new page.

Special Namespace

The Special namespace contains scripts and non-changeable pages of the encyclopedia.

They are always prefixed with Special:.

The most common page in this namespace is Special:Userlogin.

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