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This page is a guide if you need help creating a new page for the wiki. Please follow the format described in the steps when creating all pages.

You can either start your page from scratch using the instructions, or copy and paste the Page Template into your source mode. You can then use this guide to add anything that's not included in the template.

This example scammer page shows what a standard scammer page looks like. Feel free to edit it, work with the editing tools, and check out the Source Mode to see what everything looks like. We'll revert all published edits.

Step 1: Create the Page

Click Add new page at the top of the wiki to create your page. This is a button to the right of the wiki's page count, and it looks like a piece of paper with a small fold. If there's any text on the page when you first create it, delete the text to begin with a blank page.

Step 2: Add Templates

If the scammer has been active on Animal Jam recently, switch to Source Mode and type {{Active Scammer}}.

Other templates include Inactive Scammer, Banned Scammer, Hacker, and Multiple Suspected Accounts, each enclosed in {{ and }}. If your page is lacking information and/or proof, add the Lacking Information template to have a staff member deal with it.

Alternatively, go into Visual Editor and select Add other templates from the sidebar.

Step 3: Insert Scammer Infobox

Insert an Infobox onto the right of the page. This can be done by clicking on Infobox under Add features and media. Sometimes, it can be found under Insert in the toolbar at the top of the page.

Fill in the information accordingly. Take a screenshot of the scammer's Animal Jam profile, crop it around the edges, and insert it in the infobox.

Note: Sometimes, you cannot insert an image into the infobox. You will have to complete the rest of the page and publish it, then click the big blue "edit" button for the page. This will take you to the standard editing mode.

Step 4: About the Scammer

Next, you will need to make a "Heading 2" section. Select Heading 2 (or just Heading if you can't find Heading 2) in the Visual Editor toolbar on the top of the screen and type About.

Alternatively, type ==About== in Source Editor. You can put 2 minus signs on either side of a word in Source Editor to make it a Heading 2.

Underneath this section, type how the user scams. Also, include any other information about them, including scamming tactics, other accounts, and helpers.

Step 5: Items Scammed

Create another Heading 2 section and title it Items Scammed. List all the items that were scammed underneath, along with "Possibly More" at the bottom. If you don't know any items that were scammed, write "TBA" (To Be Added). Use the toolbar in Visual Editor to format it like this:

  • Light Pink Headdress
  • Black Long Collar
  • Possibly More

Alternatively, the square-shaped dot can be made in Source Editor by placing an asterisk * before any word.

Step 6: Appearing In

If you have videos of the scammer, create another Heading 2 section and title it Appearing In. Paste the links to any videos featuring the scammer in action underneath this section. If there are no videos, do not include this section.

Step 7: Add Proof Photos

Create a final Heading 2 section and title it Proof. Insert photos with proof of the user scamming. Proof can mean clear pictures of someone scamming, or pictures of someone saying they're doing a scamming method such as Trust or Flash Trading.

The best proof pictures show the entire scamming scene, both the scammer talking in a speech bubble and the chat log with the scammer's words. Make sure to show the scammer's entire username. Also, we prefer that you do not crop the chat log so much that it just looks like a thin frame around a white background with brown text. Try to include the scammer's speech bubble as well.

Step 8 (Optional): Trivia

This step is optional. Create another 'Heading 2' section and title it Trivia. If you know any additional facts about the scammer, add them under this section. This could include other things the scammer has done and unique characteristics about them.

Personal information such as their full name and address is not allowed. If a scammer has publicly posted their age or the name(s) of their social media account(s), this information is allowed.

Step 9: Add Categories

Add relevant categories using the editing sidebar that says Categories, or add categories at the bottom of the page after you've published it. If the scammer is active, make sure to add the Active and Scammers category. This is important.

Major categories include Active, Semi-Active, Inactive, Banned Scammer, Possibly Banned, Multiple Suspected Accounts, Scammers, Major Scammer, Minor Scammer, Hacker, Major Hacker, Minor Hacker, Evidence Provided, Lacking Information, and Animal Jam Play Wild Scammer.

Scamming categories include Trust Trader, Flash Trader, False Beta Scammer, Item Worth Scammer, My Shop Scammer, Giveaway Scam, Gift Scammer, and Trading Wars Scammer.

Minor categories include Member, Non-Member, Male, Female, Unknown Gender, and the year categories 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014.

Finished Page

If you followed all the steps correctly, you're done! Making a scammer page is easier than it looks. If you just can't figure something out, feel free to ask a staff member for help. We check every page after it's completed, and if there's something wrong, we'll just correct it.

  • Keep in mind that if a scammer page doesn't have solid proof, we'll archive it. It'll go right back up again if we get legitimate proof.
  • All pages must be written in the 3rd person..
  • If you want to make a Scam Page, first talk to a staff member to see if there's already a page about it. You can use the same coding from here to make a Scam Page, only change the format to match other Scam Pages.
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