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 +====== Creating a New Topic ======
 +If you don't find a topic (a.k.a. article) for a given CV or other related subject, and you are a registered member ([[how_to_register|How to Register]]),​ you can create a new topic.
 +Topics should be limited to discussions of particular CVs, processed data (light curves or spectographs) in support of these discussions,​ and techniques for collecting this data. When creating topics, star names should conform to AAVSO designations.
 +===== To Create a Topic: =====
 +  - Navigate to the "CV Template,"​​ select the "edit this page" tab and copy the template body.
 +  - Use the search box, search for the new topic you wish to create (ex. XX-Ari). This will take you to a blank page.
 +  - Select the "​​create topic" tab at the top of the page. (The new topic will use your search text for its title.)
 +  - Paste a copy of the CV Template into the page and save.
 +  - Edit the topic as necessary.
 +===== Uploading ​ Media =====
 +When you upload media to this site, you agree to license your content under the following license: ​ [[http://​creativecommons.org/​licenses/​by-sa/​3.0/​|CC Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported]]
 +To upload media:
 +  * Open a topic you wish to add the media to.
 +  * At the top of the edit window, select the **Add Image** button. This will open a **Media Files** window.
 +  * Follow the steps in the Media Files window:
 +  - Click on the **Select files...** link to open a file search window.
 +  - Search for and select one or more files.
 +  - Click on the **Upload** button. The files will start uploading from your computer to the wiki media storage.
 +  - When the files have finished uploading, a **Done** button will appear. Click on this button to finish the upload process. You can now select and add the media to the wiki page.
 +**Tip:** If possible, pre-size your image to the size you want it displayed, or an even multiple of that size(e.g. 125%, 150%, etc.).

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