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Createnews(grey) News stories on ArmchairGM are written and edited by fans just like you. In fact, you can write a news article right now! You can use this form for easy, push-button publishing, but you may want to read some basic tips first. The easy form is repeated at the bottom of the page for your convenience.

Basic Editing Tips

In the left column of the table below, you can see what effects are possible. In the right column, you can see how those effects were achieved. In other words, to make text look like it looks in the left column, type it in the format you see in the right column.

Basic text formatting: Italicizing/Bolding Text; Starting new paragraphs/lines

What it looks like What you type

You can emphasize text by putting two apostrophes on each side. Three apostrophes will emphasize it strongly. Five apostrophes is even stronger.

You can ''emphasize text'' by putting two
apostrophes on each side. Three apostrophes
will emphasize it '''strongly'''. Five
apostrophes is '''''even stronger'''''.

A single new line has no effect on the layout.

But an empty line starts a new paragraph.

A single new line
has no effect
on the layout.

But an empty line
starts a new paragraph.

You can break lines
without starting a new paragraph.
Please use this sparingly.

You can break lines<br>
without starting a new paragraph.<br>
Please use this sparingly.

Section headings

Headings organize your writing into sections. The Wiki software can automatically generate a table of contents from them.


Subsection

Using more equals signs creates a subsection.


A smaller subsection

Don't skip levels, like from two to four equals signs. Start with two equals signs; don't use single equals signs.

== Section headings ==

Headings organize your writing into sections.
The Wiki software can automatically generate
a table of contents from them.

=== Subsection ===

Using more equals signs creates a subsection.

==== A smaller subsection ====

Don't skip levels, like from two to four equals signs.
Start with two equals signs; don't use single equals signs.
A colon indents a line or paragraph.
Two colons indent it even further.

A newline after that starts a new paragraph.

:A colon indents a line or paragraph.
::Two colons indent it even further.
A new line after that starts a new paragraph.

Here's a link to a page named Jose Reyes.

You can put formatting around a link. Example: Jose Reyes.

The first letter will automatically be capitalized, so new York Mets goes to the same place as New York Mets. Capitalization matters after the first letter.

Here's a link to a page named [[Jose Reyes]].

You can put formatting around a link.
Example: ''[[Jose Reyes]]''.

The ''first letter'' will automatically be capitalized,
so [[new York Mets]] goes to the same place 
as [[New York Mets]]. '''Capitalization matters 
after the first letter.'''

You can make an external link just by typing a URL: http://www.wiki-law.org

You can give it a title: Wikilaw

Or leave the title blank: [1]

You can make an external link just by typing a URL:
http://www.wiki-law.org

You can give it a title:
[http://www.wiki-law.org Wikilaw]

Or leave the title blank:
[http://www.wiki-law.org]

You can learn more about writing and editing pages at Help:Editing Overview.

Write a News Article

ArmchairGM allows anyone -- yes, even you! -- to write sports news that will be published for an innumerable readership. To create an article, simply fill in the spaces below as instructed. When identifying sources, type in the url you got your information from. When identifying what professional leagues are associated with your article in the category box below, use the abbreviation of that league (i.e. MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL). When identifying teams, write the team's full name (e.g. use New York Mets, not Mets; use Boston Celtics; not Celtics). This will ensure that your article gets sorted into the right pages. For example, if you type in MLB, New York Mets, San Diego Padres, Mike Piazza the article will be sorted into the Category:MLB News,Category:New York Mets News,Category:San Diego Padres News, and Category:Mike Piazza News.


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