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Welcome to the Contributor's Lounge. This page should get you started with everything you need to know about contributing to the IT Survival Guide wiki.
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Welcome to the Contributor's Lounge. This page should get you started with everything you need to know about contributing to Evergreen's Help wiki.
  
==What needs to be done?==
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===What is this wiki all about, anyway?===
* Check the [Category:Needs Contributors] for article that have been categorized as needing work.
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This wiki is an Evergreen community knowledge base for '''computing and technology''' related information. The primary intent is to provide a reference for community members who have questions about '''using technology at Evergreen'''.
* See if there are any [[Article Requests | article requests]] by community members.
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* Subscribe to the Wiki Users Group mail list to be in the know of what's happening with wikis at Evergreen.
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==I want to contribute!==
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Great, we need your help to keep this resource up to date and relevant to modern day Greeners.
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===Start here===
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* '''[[Tutorials Style Guide]]'''
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* '''[[Tutorials Style Guide - Example Page Layout |Example Page Layout (Tutorial)]]'''
  
==Content Criteria and writing guidelines==
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===Basic Contributor tips===
===Site your sources===
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*Keep it about technology at Evergreen.
Much of the content in this wiki exists on the departmental pages of official Evergreen web pages. Please proved links to the original sources of this content when at all possible.
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*Keep it professional.
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*Limit image sizes.
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*Respect moderator decisions.
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*If you would like to propose significant changes, please use the "Discussion" tab to make your proposal before altering significant portions of the site.
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===Cite your sources===
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Much of the content in this wiki exists on other official Evergreen web pages. Please provide links to the original sources of content when at all possible.
  
 
===Keep it simple===
 
===Keep it simple===
This wiki is about communicating information. The more simple and straight forward the information is presented, the more readily it will be understood by a broad audience.  
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This wiki is about communicating information. The more simply and straight forward the information is presented, the more readily it will be understood by a broad audience. Organize your ideas and present the most important first. Don't be afraid to break your topic up into multiple articles.
  
 
===Format text for scan-ability===
 
===Format text for scan-ability===
Often times a bulleted list easier to absorb than a dense paragraph.
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Often a numbered or bulleted list is easier to absorb than a dense paragraph.
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===Categorize it!===
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To make it easy for people to find your article, make sure to add it to the appropriate category(s). For a complete listing of existing categories see [[Special:Categories]]. If your article does not fit in any of the existing categories  you can contact [[User:greenea|Amy Greene]].
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==What needs to be done?==
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* '''[[:Category:Needs Contributors | Review the list of articles that need contributors]]''' for articles that have been categorized as needing work.
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*  '''[[:Category:Obsolete | Review the list of articles that are being considered for removal]]''' for articles that have been categorized as obsolete or out of date.
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* '''[[:Category:NeedsUpdates |Review articles that are not obsolete but just in need of updates]]
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==Need help with Wiki Syntax?==
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Check out this wiki's [[:category:Mediawiki|Mediawiki articles]]
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[[Category: Wiki Admin]]

Latest revision as of 09:56, 11 October 2016

Lounge2.jpg

Welcome to the Contributor's Lounge. This page should get you started with everything you need to know about contributing to Evergreen's Help wiki.

What is this wiki all about, anyway?

This wiki is an Evergreen community knowledge base for computing and technology related information. The primary intent is to provide a reference for community members who have questions about using technology at Evergreen.

I want to contribute!

Great, we need your help to keep this resource up to date and relevant to modern day Greeners.

Start here

Basic Contributor tips

  • Keep it about technology at Evergreen.
  • Keep it professional.
  • Limit image sizes.
  • Respect moderator decisions.
  • If you would like to propose significant changes, please use the "Discussion" tab to make your proposal before altering significant portions of the site.

Cite your sources

Much of the content in this wiki exists on other official Evergreen web pages. Please provide links to the original sources of content when at all possible.

Keep it simple

This wiki is about communicating information. The more simply and straight forward the information is presented, the more readily it will be understood by a broad audience. Organize your ideas and present the most important first. Don't be afraid to break your topic up into multiple articles.

Format text for scan-ability

Often a numbered or bulleted list is easier to absorb than a dense paragraph.

Categorize it!

To make it easy for people to find your article, make sure to add it to the appropriate category(s). For a complete listing of existing categories see Special:Categories. If your article does not fit in any of the existing categories you can contact Amy Greene.

What needs to be done?

Need help with Wiki Syntax?

Check out this wiki's Mediawiki articles