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==What are Categories?==
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====What are Categories?====
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Categories are the filing system in use on the P2P Foundation Wiki.  At the bottom of most pages on this wiki you will see text that looks like "Category: Peer Production | Peer Governance".  Peer Production and Peer Governance are two of the more common categories applied to articles on the site.  By clicking on a category at the bottom of the page you can view additional articles in that category.
  
At the bottom of most pages on this wiki you will see text that looks like:
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====How to Use Categories====
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You can place your article in a category the same way by adding a "Category Tag" to your article.  Here's what a category tag looks like inside the edit page of your article.  You could copy this text exactly, paste it into your article, and you article would then show up in the "Peer Production" category.
  
<pre>[[Category:Peer Production]]</pre>
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<pre><nowiki>[[Category:Peer Production]]</nowiki></pre>
  
This is how we organize pages on the wiki.  
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All pages should be placed into a subcategory of the [[:Category:P2P Resource Collections]] category to start with. If you find other categories later, you can add those, too.  Here are the subcategories in the [[:Category:P2P Resource Collections]]:
  
===How to Use Categories===
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<categorytree hideroot=on mode=categories>P2P Resource Collections</categorytree>
  
Each page should have at least one category, and as many as are useful.
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====Which Category to Choose====
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*Each page should have at least one category, and as many as are useful.
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*Do not create new categories unless you plan to place at least 10 pages into that category. 
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*For in depth information visit the [[P2P Foundation Wiki Taxonomy]] article
  
If your page is of a particular media type, like a Video, Article, or Book, then you can add that category.
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*'''Each article should be added to at least one of the following subcategories of the "P2P Resource Collections" category:'''
 
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**<categorytree mode=categories hideroot=on>P2P Foundation Resource Collections</categorytree>
If your page is about a certain subject, like Peer Production, then add that category as well.
 
 
 
You can take a look through the [[:Category:P2P Foundation Knowledge Commons]] for some common categories.
 
 
 
Do not create new categories if at all possible.  Unused categories make more administration work later as each category is a new page.
 
  
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*'''If your article is primarily linking to a multimedia file on another site, please also add a "Multimedia" Category:'''
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**<categorytree mode=categories hideroot=on>P2P Multimedia Directory</categorytree>
  
 
[[Category:P2P Foundation Wiki How-To]]
 
[[Category:P2P Foundation Wiki How-To]]

Revision as of 12:23, 2 August 2010

What are Categories?

Categories are the filing system in use on the P2P Foundation Wiki. At the bottom of most pages on this wiki you will see text that looks like "Category: Peer Production | Peer Governance". Peer Production and Peer Governance are two of the more common categories applied to articles on the site. By clicking on a category at the bottom of the page you can view additional articles in that category.

How to Use Categories

You can place your article in a category the same way by adding a "Category Tag" to your article. Here's what a category tag looks like inside the edit page of your article. You could copy this text exactly, paste it into your article, and you article would then show up in the "Peer Production" category.

[[Category:Peer Production]]

All pages should be placed into a subcategory of the Category:P2P Resource Collections category to start with. If you find other categories later, you can add those, too. Here are the subcategories in the Category:P2P Resource Collections:

Which Category to Choose

  • Each page should have at least one category, and as many as are useful.
  • Do not create new categories unless you plan to place at least 10 pages into that category.
  • For in depth information visit the P2P Foundation Wiki Taxonomy article
  • Each article should be added to at least one of the following subcategories of the "P2P Resource Collections" category: