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Wiki Guidelines

Basic Guidelines to editing the Wiki:

  • Wiki link any word which might be worth further explaining. Don’t worry about non-existing explaining pages. Example: You start a page about ‘Sewing Ripstop Nylon’. You mention Double Face Tape. You put the term Double Face Tape into double Wiki brackets . Later on you notice that the page ‘Double Face Tape’ does not exist. That’s alright. The system knows it and puts ‘Double Face Tape’ under ‘Wanted Pages’. Someone will hopefully add it later. Then you notice a week later that the page ‘Double Face Tape’ was now started by someone. You go there and add your ‘Sewing Ripstop Nylon’” under ‘Further Reading’ or wherever it fits. Now both pages are crosslinked - and that’s what Wiki is all about: Refering Crosslinks!
  • Crosslinking to another wiki page is as simple as enclosing a word in double square brackets. For example, [[Ripstop Nylon]] will produce Ripstop Nylon?. Please use these for the main keywords of your entry. Some people will search the Wanted pages looking just for topics to write a new entry. That is the addiction some people have with wiki.
  • There is really no need to make multiple wiki links of the same root word, such as: Hot Knife and Hot Knives. Stick with the simple root word. If your text calls for the plural, format your link like this: [[Hot Knife|Hot Knives]] to produce a wiki link ‘Hot Knives’ that goes to the ‘Hot Knife’ entry.
  • Add content. Resist removing content. If you know something is wrong, change it, and use the Summary Field/Discussion Tab to explain why you did make the change. If you aren’t sure, either state so or start the Discussion. Others will weigh in on the matter, too.
  • Correct spellings if you are making other changes. If you are not adding content to the entry, check the This is a minor edit box.
  • USE THE Show preview before clicking Save page! It will save you from re-editing the entry several times to get it how you want it, and will also reduce the clutter on the Recent changes page.
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