If I understood you right, the template already exists and you're just adding it to the article, right?
In that case, you start by uploading the image. Whatever name you give the image, is the part that you put after "|image="
Yeah, individual users on this wiki will not know why your wiki (or any wiki) has been closed because that's done from the back end. The most common reasons I believe to be:
Breaking other, real life laws,
Tiny wikis may be closed overtime when they remain inactive,
The creator requests them to be the closed.
As Tamirobson points out above, you have to contact FANDOM staff and ask them. The reasons may or may not be private, so staff will likely not even answer to others who message them on your behalf.
There may also be something wrong with your Discord webhook if it's showing this thread from last October though...
I'm assuming what happened (back in October) is that the FANDOM account auto-created this user's profile page before the welcome message, and as a staff account it has sysop powers and was somehow considered an admin.
Images should be on a wiki, so you first go to the page "Special:Upload" and then use the filename as it is on your wiki.
I believe that it that may not work, and you potentially need to put the <span> tag inside the link, i.e. by typing
[[Pagename|<span style="color: pink;">Text</span>]]
@SalaVant You just type "Fandom Weapons" and then press enter! Watch out, because it is case sensitive.
@SalaVant Wiki pages are added to a category not from the category page, but from the page you want to add to the category.
Ex. I went to your page "Steampunk Charger" and scrolled to the bottom to add "Fanon Weapons" as one of its categories. Now, it shows up fine in your category page.
To add categories, just go to the bottom of any page. The categories section should be between the page text and the comments. Let this thread know if you can't find it :)
@Abotsss "Adding a language" means you are connecting a page from a different wiki — a wiki in another language, but about the same topic.
The people from that other wiki can choose how they handle their own wiki. Sometimes, they may translate the pages from the English wiki, but other times (and in my experience, most often) they just gather the information like you would, by watching/reading/playing the thing you're writing about but just in their own language.
edit - The steps to connect two wiki's pages are the following:
Make sure that a page about the same thing exists both in the other language wiki and in your own. (ex. "Appel" on a Dutch wiki could match the page "Apple" on yours.)
Link the two wikis so they are in the same language family. If this is the first page you're connecting, you probably need to request them to be linked at [[Community Central:Interlanguage link requests]].
Connect the two pages. You do this by putting an "interwiki link" at the bottom of the page, e.g. `[[nl:Appel]]` for the Dutch "Appel" page.
As Mira pointed out: it'd be too time-consuming to do that even with every first-time offender. And even then, Navus can take up to contact Wikia to be unblocked; they only take 2 days to respond.
but then again I've barely tried to use it
As I mentioned above you can email too, which can be done through email@example.com. Special:Contact has always worked for me though, and the longest it took was 3 days.
I must've missed that then, never seen a Staff say that.
Yes, both Special:Contact and direct email are methods that go through the email address connected to your Wikia account, and won't be linked to or visible on Wikia.
Still not allowed, but chat is harder to oversee. Wikia will generally not take chat screenshots as evidence because they can be easily manipulated without visible trace in only a couple of minutes. If sexually explicit things are infesting a chat and it gets reported though, they might send someone to "police" chat (either Staff or volunteer) but I haven't seen that happen before so I couldn't tell you for sure.
Well in my personal opinion Trollpasta would do better not existing... might just as well go to 4chan or some other site instead. Another explanation though could be that Navus was reported and other TP users weren't. Might be as simple as that.
If Korndude only blanked one page on a test wiki, it does sound pretty harsh; it's not up to others to discuss his global ban on his behalf though. It's up to him to address Staff about it (in a polite way!) through Special:Contact or email.
Having good quality images is nice, but you also have to make sure it still falls under "Fair Use"
If it's regarding the portable infoboxes — I currently find it difficult to give the left column a different style (e.g. background color) than the right one. (: