Help:Your User Page and Bio

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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.

Create an account

By creating an account you can edit pages. You can create links. You can do stuff. Create an account.

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.

Spruce up your "User" 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:

[[Firstname Lastname]]

Then save the page, and you can see a red link, right?

Adjust your preferences

Once you save your user page, click on the preference link in the top right corner. These are your site preferences.

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

"" (see Help:Creating a Biographical Entry)

Create new articles about your project

"Add a new project entry to the site with this form. Use Capital Letters for Each Word! <createarticle>


buttonlabel=Create a New Project Entry align=left default=The Project Name

</createarticle>" (see Help:Creating a Project Entry)

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:


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)?

This is a category => [[Category:Peergovernance]] Notice, only one colon between the Category and the name.
This is a link to a category [[:Category:Peergovernance]]  It has 2 colons.