Editing Cachet Maker Chapter and Crew Lists

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This page lists USCS Chapters or ANCS Crews in order of their chapter / crew number.
 
Basic Page Structure
 

The entry for a USCS Chapter or ANCS Crew is contained on a single line starting with "...". There are two types of entries:

  1. Entries with an active link
    The Chapter or Crew name is a link that takes you to the page for that Chapter or Crew's cachets. An entry should only provide an active link if there is an actual page already created for that Chapter or Crew or if the Chapter or Crew's page will be created immediately after the entry is added to the list. Entries with an active link use the following template:
    <tr><td width="75"> CHAPTER or CREW NUMBER </td>
        <td> [[PAGE_NAME | CHAPTER or CREW NAME ]] </td></tr>
    
  2. Entries with an inactive link
    The Chapter or Crew's name is not a link (ie, it is not clickable). Entries with an inactive link use the following template:
    <tr><td width="75"> CHAPTER or CREW NUMBER </td>
        <td><!-- [[PAGE_NAME | --> CHAPTER or CREW NAME <!-- ]] --> </td></tr>
    

Where:

"[[PAGE_NAME | CHAPTER or CREW NAME]]" is a link to the page that contains the cachets for the Chapter or Crew. "PAGE_NAME" is the name of the page for the given Chapter or Crew and should have the form: "Cachet_Maker_<USCS or ANCS>_<Chapter or Crew>_<Chapter or Crew Number>_<Chapter or Crew Name>". For example, the page name for Moffett, USCS Chapter #6 is "Cachet_Maker_USCS_Chapter_6_Moffett".

"CHAPTER or CREW NAME" is the name of the Chapter or Crew and will be used as the link's label (ie, how the link will appear when displayed on the page). For example, [[Cachet_Maker_USCS_Chapter_6_Moffett | Moffett]] is a link to a page named Cachet_Maker_USCS_Chapter_6_Moffett but in the page with the list of Chapters the link looks like "Moffett".

"CHAPTER or CREW NUMBER" is the number of the Chapter or Crew, if any.
 
Notice the difference between the two templates. The "inactive link" template has portions commented out using HTML comments (starts with a "<!--" and ends with a "-->"). There are two sections within the template that are commented out: "[[PAGE_NAME |" and "]]".
 
How to convert an existing inactive link entry into an active link entry
 
All you have to do is remove the HTML comment tags.

  1. Remove the comment start tag ("<!--") before "[[PAGE_NAME |"
  2. Remove the comment end tag ("-->") after "[[PAGE_NAME |"
  3. Remove the comment start tag ("<!--") before "]]"
  4. Remove the comment end tag ("-->") after "]]"

For example, convert:
 
<tr><td width="75">6</td>
    <td><!-- [[Cachet_Maker_USCS_Chapter_6_Moffett | --> Moffett <!-- ]] --> </td></tr>

to:

<tr><td width="75">6</td><td>[[Cachet_Maker_USCS_Chapter_6_Moffett | Moffett ]] </td></tr>
 
If you need to create the page for a new Chapter or Crew, copy the Cachet Maker Page Template.
 
Don't forget to preview the page before saving it and please add a short description of the change in the Summary text box just above the Save / Show buttons at the bottom of the page. A short description would be something like "activated link for Chapter 6".
 
How to add a new "inactive link" entry
 
If you just want to add a Chapter or Crew's name but not create the actual page for that Chapter or Crew, then you need to use the "inactive link" template (see above) to create an entry with an inactive link. Copy the template and paste it in the correct location. Then replace "PAGE_NAME", "CHAPTER or CREW NAME", and "CHAPTER or CREW NUMBER" with appropriate values. For example:
 
<tr><td width="75">6</td>
    <td><!-- [[Cachet_Maker_USCS_Chapter_6_Moffett | --> Moffett <!-- ]] --> </td></tr>
 
Don't forget to preview the page before saving it and please add a short description of the change in the Summary text box just above the Save / Show buttons at the bottom of the page. A short description would be something like "added entry for Chapter 6".
 
How to add a new "active link" entry
 
If you want to add the name of a Chapter or Crew that already has its own page or if you want to add a new Chapter or Crew and then create its page immediately after, then you need to use the "active link" template (see above) to create an entry with an active link. Copy the template and paste it in the correct location. Then replace "PAGE_NAME", "CHAPTER or CREW NAME", and "CHAPTER or CREW NUMBER" with appropriate values. For example:
 
<tr><td width="75">6</td><td> [[Cachet_Maker_USCS_Chapter_6_Moffett | Moffett ]]</td></tr>
 
If you need to create the page for a new Chapter or Crew entry, copy the Cachet Maker Page Template.
 
Finally...
 
Don't forget to preview the page before saving it and please add a short description of the change in the Summary text box just above the Save / Show buttons at the bottom of the page. A short description would be something like "added entry for Chapter 6".
 
To see some examples, just look at how the current entries are coded. If you have questions or run into trouble, contact the Curator for help. You can always Cancel an editing session using the "Cancel" link just to the right of the "Show changes" button at the bottom of the editor screen. For general editing help, see the article on How To Edit Pages.

 


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