How to... add new set information

This page describes how to add new information to the Encyclopedia.  This only talks about trading cards, but the same ideas apply to other sections.

Warning!  Once you save it, you cannot change it yourself later! 

Keep this page open while you work!

Step 1: Gather your information

Any information you think will be useful to other collectors is great!   If it turns out to be wrong or different later, we can always change it.  See a typical set.

Step 2: Add a child page

First, find the right Series Page in the Trading Card Sets book.  Example: 3 x 3 Eyes.  If you can't find the series you're looking for, try searching the site.  It may be listed under a different name. 

New series If you still can't find it, congratulations, you're the first one to submit info on that series.  You need to first make a "Series page."

1. Find the page for the first letter of the Series.  For example, N for Natsume no Yuujincho.  When in doubt, use the most popular version of the series name.  For example, Sailor Moon, not Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon.

2. Click on Add a child page.

3. Type in the name of the series in the Title: field.  If you want, you can add a series summary and a list of alternative names for that Series, but you can just leave it blank too.

4. Click Save.  Now you have a place to add your new set!

Mystery series.  If you do not know the name of the series you are adding information on (rare, but does happen), please use the Mystery Series page.

Now that you have found where you want to add your new page, click on Add a child page on the bottom of that page.

Step 3: Fill in the blanks

Now you are looking at a form!

Type in the title of the set in the Title: box.  If you don't know the name of the set, please type in (unknown) .

For the body, please SELECT the text below, and COPY it into the Body: box.  


Basic Information

Series name: SERIES NAME
Set name: SET NAME
Publisher: COMPANY
Country: Japan
Year: YYYY

Set Distribution

  • X TYPE 1 CARDS (## - ##)
  • Y TYPE 2 CARDS (## - ##)

Additional Notes

None.

Sources

Info provided by: SOURCE

Scans @ AnimeCards.Org: (link)


Just fill in the blanks!

Unknown information  For ANY section you don't know, please use ??.  For example, if you don't know what year the set was published, your Year section will look like this:

Year: ??

SourcePut YOUR name for SOURCE.  You can include a link to your website if you like.  Please use this format:

Anisa [website]

If you used any other websites as a source, please also include them!

Step 4: Preview your new page!

Now that you have finished filling out your set information, please check it once before you submit it by pressing the "Preview" button on the bottom of the page.  This will show you what your page will look like.  If everything is okay, go to Step 5, if not, please change what you need to change, and repeat Step 4.

Step 5: Submit it to the Encyclopedia.

Now everything is OKAY!  Submit your information by clicking on the "Save" button.

Warning!  Once you save it, you cannot change it yourself later!  If you find a mistake later, please add a comment, and one of the editors will change it. 

 

Currently, you cannot add pictures or checklists to the Encyclopedia.  Also, the Scans site is not open, so don't worry about that yet. Open! Check it out here: Scans @ ACO