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Hi everyone!

The pre-filled headings on status programs, can these be changed? Elite Status Level for example is a term used primarily by US Programs, in the Emirates Skywards program the more correct term would be Skywards tiers or tier levels. However I also recognize a need to keep headings standard so users can easily find the information they seek across programs, the Help and FAQ pages etc are all empty, so is this the right place to be asking?

Skywardhunter (talk) 01:09, 11 September 2017 (PDT)

Let's get this Wiki community humming!

Hi all! A few key pointers for us Wiki people:

  1. When adding a comment to a discussion, be sure to indent your comment one space from the one above it, by inserting a full colon at the beginning of your comment.
  2. When you make a comment, be sure to sign your name! Do so by adding four consecutive tildes (~) at the end of your comment (it will change to your Wiki signature when you save!).
  3. Use this Flyers Lounge as a place to discuss anything related to the Wiki in general -- or to grab the attention of the Wiki community.
  4. For User-specific concerns, or things related to a specific page, use that user's (or page's) DISCUSSION tab. Click on it -- if it's red, you will be CREATING that page (super easy) -- if it's blue, there's already something there, so you can edit it.
  5. Don't be shy about editing -- if you mess it up, you (or someone else) can easily revert any changes that are made :)
  6. Most new content can be added simply by finding an existing section or page, and copy/pasting that section to a new place, and changing the text. Formatting is easy!
  7. When you make an edit, be sure to put a few words into the SUMMARY box at the bottom of the edit window -- it's very useful for people tracking edits on the Wiki!
  8. Create your own USER PAGE and USER DISCUSSION PAGE! Just find one of your edits in the HISTORY tab, click on your red username, and you'll be taken to your page. Tell people about yourself!
  9. Use other peoples' USER DISCUSSION pages to ask them about changes they made to a program you're both working on, or just to thank them for their nice work :)
  10. Have fun!!!

IBobi (talk) 16:55, 19 September 2017 (PDT)