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Maybe you heard!  The P2P Foundation Wiki is really popular!  Many, many people traverse our pages, and the search engines go nuts over our bulky and fairly exploding category pages like [[:Category:Commons]]. 
 
  
So, would you like to be a part of this? Here are some simple, non-obtrusive ways to join in on the wiki and share some of what you are interested in.
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==User Pages and Biography pages on the P2P Foundation Wiki==
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If you plan to do some editing on this wiki it's useful to add some information about yourself. This can aid others in understanding your perspective, and help collaboration.  You can use your User and Biography page to write a bit about yourself, your interests, and also give folks a chance to contact you.  Your user page also has a "Talk" or "Discussion" section, which may be used for messages to the person whose page it is.
  
===Create an account===
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==User Page==
By creating an account you can edit pages.  You can create links.  You can do stuff.  Create an account.
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Every user account has a user page, and you can see your own by clicking on your username link, at the very top of each page, towards the right.  
  
As soon as you create your account I recommend you head back to your email and confirm your email. This extra step will allow you to make edits on the site.
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You can see other users through the [[Special:ListUsers | User List]], which is quite long; shorter and more useful is [[Special:ActiveUsers | the list of active users]].
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On these lists, if the user has created their user page, it will show up as a blue link.
  
===Spruce up your "User" page===
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==Bio Page==
As soon as you are logged into the site add a few links to that first page you land on.  You could start by adding a link to your name like:
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Some users are content with just a user page, but if you want to say more about yourself as a "commoner" or P2P person, then you can create your own Bio page, using your real name,
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just as you would for any other person's biographical entry. See [[Help:Creating a Biographical Entry]].
  
<pre><nowiki>[[Firstname Lastname]]</nowiki></pre>
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==Redirecting your User or Bio page==
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If you would like to keep all your information in one place you can easily keep a biography page and a user page up to date by redirecting your biography page to your user page or vice versa.
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If you want people to be able to find you by your name, you can have a Bio page that is empty apart from this code (substitute your own user name instead of "Username"):
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<pre><nowiki>
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#REDIRECT [[User:Username]]
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</nowiki></pre>
  
Then save the page, and you can see a red link, right?
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Alternatively, you can redirect your user page to your Bio page.
  
===Adjust your preferences===
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==Adjust your preferences==
Once you save your user page, click on the preference link in the top right corner.  These are your site preferences.
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Something else to consider early on are your preferences &ndash; linked from the top right, near your user name.
 
 
I recommend making sure that you adjust all the checkbox settings.  Those make sure that you get notified about changes to pages you make on the wiki.
 
 
 
===Create a Biography Page===
 
{{section|Help:Creating a Biographical Entry|Intro}}
 
 
 
===Create new articles about your project===
 
{{section|Help:Creating a Project Entry|Intro}}
 
 
 
===Categorize your project article===
 
Many of the articles on the wiki are sorted into categories.  The templates above assign you some categories for your project.
 
 
 
Some of the major categories are [[:Category:Peergovernance]], [[:Category:Peerproduction]], [[:Category:Peerproperty]], and more at this page [[Special:Categories]].  Pick one or more that are right for your page by adding a category  at the bottom of your article like this:
 
 
 
<pre><nowiki>[[Category:Peergovernance]].</nowiki></pre>
 
 
 
You probably added one like this when you made your Biography page, too?  Did you see the instructions at the bottom to remove the 1st :(colon)?
 
 
 
<pre><nowiki>This is a category => [[Category:Peergovernance]] Notice, only one colon between the Category and the name.</nowiki></pre>
 
<pre><nowiki>This is a link to a category [[:Category:Peergovernance]]  It has 2 colons.</nowiki></pre>
 
  
 
[[Category:P2P Foundation Wiki How-To]]
 
[[Category:P2P Foundation Wiki How-To]]

Latest revision as of 07:29, 11 February 2017

User Pages and Biography pages on the P2P Foundation Wiki

If you plan to do some editing on this wiki it's useful to add some information about yourself. This can aid others in understanding your perspective, and help collaboration. You can use your User and Biography page to write a bit about yourself, your interests, and also give folks a chance to contact you. Your user page also has a "Talk" or "Discussion" section, which may be used for messages to the person whose page it is.

User Page

Every user account has a user page, and you can see your own by clicking on your username link, at the very top of each page, towards the right.

You can see other users through the User List, which is quite long; shorter and more useful is the list of active users. On these lists, if the user has created their user page, it will show up as a blue link.

Bio Page

Some users are content with just a user page, but if you want to say more about yourself as a "commoner" or P2P person, then you can create your own Bio page, using your real name, just as you would for any other person's biographical entry. See Help:Creating a Biographical Entry.

Redirecting your User or Bio page

If you would like to keep all your information in one place you can easily keep a biography page and a user page up to date by redirecting your biography page to your user page or vice versa. If you want people to be able to find you by your name, you can have a Bio page that is empty apart from this code (substitute your own user name instead of "Username"):

#REDIRECT [[User:Username]]

Alternatively, you can redirect your user page to your Bio page.

Adjust your preferences

Something else to consider early on are your preferences – linked from the top right, near your user name.