Contributing to the wiki

Creating articles in the wiki is a collaborative process. After you have written your piece others may:

  • Edit
  • Alter
  • Adapt
  • Add

So don't worry about making your article perfect the first time through, don't hesitate to add content you think is useful and don't hesitate to make edits where you think you can help. There's always somebody to fix anything that breaks.

In general in we follow the conventions and formatting of Wikipedia.


[edit] Where to start

Before creating a new page, you should first make sure that a page on your topic does not already exist:

  1. In the search box in the upper right corner, enter your topic.
  2. If the exact topic exists, the page will open.
  3. If there are related pages, you will get a search results page. Check if your topic is in the results.
  4. if your topic does not exist, choose create this page.

[edit] How to edit a page

If you'd like to change a page.

  1. Click the Edit link in the right column.
  2. Enter your changes in the box.
  3. In the Summary box, enter a short explanation of what you did.
  4. Click Show preview if you want to check your changes.
  5. Click Save page.

[edit] Style

  • Keep your writing informative and not too casual.
  • Avoid using technical language where appropriate.
  • If you need to use acronyms, explain them with the first use.
  • Page names should be short and to the point.
    • The page name is a label, not a sentence.
    • Use spaces. NoCamelCase (i.e., use "Root access" instead of "RootAccess").
    • Use sentence capitalization for page titles.

For more information, see the Wikipedia Manual of Style.

[edit] Formatting uses Wikipedia formatting. For simple formatting, use the buttons above the edit box. For more information see:

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