What is a Wiki?
A Wiki system is not a chat or a forum or a bulletin board but a special form of encyclopedia. Every user, also you, can add his knowledge to every page and start new pages.
What is the Kitebuilder.com Wiki System About?
Kitebuilder.com’s Wiki System is all about kitebuilding. Our pages are not moderated or monitored. It’s an interactive system managed jointly by it’s users. Every person can add pages, edit pages, upload images, and more.
How to get started
Enter a search term (for example: “Rokkaku” ) into the search box at the top of your screen and hit “go”. The Wiki System will present the result pages. What you see on those pages was entered into the system by other users. If you are satisfied with the results, there is nothing to do. If you are not satisfied with the result, you can modify the existing text or add pages.
How to start authoring
It is very simple. If you want to see how others did it, simply go to any result page and click “edit”. You will see the source code of that page including all formatting tags. Once you start authoring it can easily become addictive. Please make sure to follow the following guidelines:
- Only upload images which you grabbed fom kitebuilder.com or shot yourself. Do not upload copyrighted images. Use common sense.
- Link your page to other pages. If you write about “Reverse Applique” the term “Applique” in your text should link back to the general “Applique” page and you might want a link to your page from the general “Applique” page. Linking terms is the most important function.
- Do not add dry academic text - keep things interesting. Illustrate your text with pictures. Use the thumb function to show a small thumb linked to a larger picture.
Of course, If you feel something is missing on this help page, simply add it!