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We've already had a few flubs, so to make sure we're all on the same page, we've come up with the following standards:
 
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;''Please register and create and account'' : It is mandatory at this time, please contact Michel Bauwens. Thanks!
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;Use the [[Sandbox | Sandbox]] page for practice : The [[Sandbox | Sandbox]] is a great place to get your feet wet without worrying about goofing something up.
 
;Use the [[Sandbox | Sandbox]] page for practice : The [[Sandbox | Sandbox]] is a great place to get your feet wet without worrying about goofing something up.
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====Check first for duplicates====
  
 
This section might help reduce duplicated work :)
 
This section might help reduce duplicated work :)
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Check the following listing of all posts, or search first, before adding new pages.
 
Check the following listing of all posts, or search first, before adding new pages.
  
* [http://p2pfoundation.net/index.php?title=Special:Allpages&from=ASP All pages]
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*[[Special:Allpages&from=ASP All pages]]
[[Category:P2P Foundation Wiki]]
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Welcome to the P2P Foundation's wiki!
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Here on the P2P Foundation Wiki we are working on original approaches to complex problems.  We have work teams with collaborators from all over the world.  We use the wiki to write original works, and to collect references to important  trends and solutions.
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If you're interested in editing, then you'll need to [[P2P Foundation Wiki Signup | sign up for an account]].
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If you have any questions that you can't find the answers to you can visit the  [[P2P_Foundation_Wiki_Introduction_to_Editing?title=Talk:P2P_Foundation_Wiki_Introduction_to_Editing&action=edit discussion tab]] and leave a note.  Be sure to sign your note with four dashes '-' which will put your name in and a link to your User page.  You can also use the button that has a squiggle of cursive writing on it to sign your note.
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===Where to start===
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*Make a '''[[Special:UserLogin&type=signup  | New Account]]'''
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*[[P2P Foundation Wiki for Shameless Promotion | Promote Your Self or Your Project]]
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*[[Help:How to Make Links and New Pages | Creating Links and New Pages]]
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*[[Help:Editing wiki pages | Detailed Help for Editing]]
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*[[Help:Cheat_Sheet | Quick Reference Editing Cheat Sheet]]
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***[[Help:Contents | Overview of Conventions ]]
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***Try your editing on the [[Sandbox]] first
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***Introduction to the [[P2P Foundation Wiki Taxonomy]]
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==More How-To Information for the P2P Foundation Wiki==
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<categorytree mode=pages>Category:P2P Foundation Wiki How-To</categorytree>

Revision as of 09:35, 16 July 2010

Welcome! 
Here you will find some basic instructions to help orient you on how we would like the new Wiki to evolve. Taking the time to get acquainted with these guidelines and on how to use MediaWiki tools in general will make your work easier, so please do explore the Wiki before jumping in with both feet!

Minimum Standards

We've already had a few flubs, so to make sure we're all on the same page, we've come up with the following standards:

Please register and create and account. One you confirm your email address you may edit pages on the wiki.
Use the Sandbox page for practice 
The Sandbox is a great place to get your feet wet without worrying about goofing something up.
Help with Wiki formatting 
If you aren't sure how to format something, visit the Help:Editing Editing Help page for more information.
MediaWiki manual 
If you want to learn more about using this new repository see the excellent MediaWiki User's Guide.

Do not use CamelCase for page titles
 : For example, if you want to create a page named "About Emakina", you can type http://research.emakina.net/About_Emakina into your address bar, and the new page will automatically be created. When you wish to link to a created page, create the link with the Wiki format of: [[About Emakina]] and not the CamelCase [[AboutUs]].
Sub pages 
Our standard is to NOT create any sub pages, EXCEPT for personal pages of Wiki Users and for the Template Tags.
Search the Wiki before creating new pages 
Make sure a page doesn't already exist.
Proofread 
Ensure your work has proper spelling and grammar.
Empty pages 
Please do NOT create blank pages simply as placeholders. Once the pages are created, they are live, and any links to them will then work. When a user clicks their way to an empty page, they have just wasted some of their time. PLEASE - only create pages when you have some content to put into them. You need not have a complete page, but there should be something of value there for users. Thank you!
Incomplete pages 
If you think a page is incomplete, mark the page as such by using the Stub template. You do this by inserting the following tag: {{Stub}}. (NOTE: The Stub tag is case-sensitive!)
Duplicate pages 
If you think that Page A is a copy of Page B, or even close, then please use {{merge}} to tag the pages as requiring merging.
Pages to be deleted 
If you find a page that should not, or need not be there, or is inappropriate, edit the page to have the {{rfd}} tag. This will alert Brice to look into it for deletion.
Page names 
These should be full titles, so instead of "IntroToBlogs" have "Introduction to Blogs". They should also follow the Dr. Grammar rules regarding capitalization thus:

"In titles, capitalize the first word, the last word, and all words in between except articles (a, an, and the), prepositions under five letters (in, of, to), and coordinating conjunctions (and, but). These rules apply to titles of long, short, and partial works as well as your own papers" (Anson, Schwegler, and Muth. The Longman Writer's Companion 240)

Discussion 
Do you see something that is perhaps incorrect, or needs clarification? The best way to make mention of any issues is to use the DISCUSSION function. Please refrain from adding your comments directly onto the ARTICLE page. If you notice at the top, every page has a DISCUSSION tab on it, which is the place to make your comments, suggestions, and such. Thank you!
Please create a horizontal rule between comments on the discussion page by using four dashes ---- between entries.
Add four ~s to add your "signature" with a time-stamp -- useful for discussion pages OR just click on the signature icon at the top of the edit window...it's the second one from the right.

Have fun. :)


Check first for duplicates

This section might help reduce duplicated work :)

Check the following listing of all posts, or search first, before adding new pages.

Welcome to the P2P Foundation's wiki!

Here on the P2P Foundation Wiki we are working on original approaches to complex problems. We have work teams with collaborators from all over the world. We use the wiki to write original works, and to collect references to important trends and solutions.

If you're interested in editing, then you'll need to sign up for an account.

If you have any questions that you can't find the answers to you can visit the P2P_Foundation_Wiki_Introduction_to_Editing?title=Talk:P2P_Foundation_Wiki_Introduction_to_Editing&action=edit discussion tab and leave a note. Be sure to sign your note with four dashes '-' which will put your name in and a link to your User page. You can also use the button that has a squiggle of cursive writing on it to sign your note.

Where to start


More How-To Information for the P2P Foundation Wiki