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This will be a place for factual information with a long shelf life.
 
This will be a place for factual information with a long shelf life.
 
We will have information on such things as :
 
  
 
* [[Trip Ideas]]
 
* [[Trip Ideas]]
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* [[Tips]]
 
* [[Tips]]
  
A Wiki only works if people contribute to it! Don't be afraid, it's easy. Just click on the bottom of a page to edit it. You can try most anything in the [[Sandbox]].
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A Wiki only works if people contribute to it! Don't be afraid, it's easy. Just click on the bottom of a page to edit it.  
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A couple quick guidelines for making contributions :
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* Write articles with a '''neutral point of view''' (NPOV). Since articles will be edited over and over, they need to be written in a neutral style so that consensus on the content can eventually be reached.
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* Try to '''avoid''' putting '''jokes''' on the pages. Humour is good on websites managed by a single person, but on a Wiki if everyone adds a joke, soon the real content will be lost.
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* '''Avoid''' creating '''very short''' stub articles that have no useful content.
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* '''Do''' create '''links''' to pages that don't yet exist but that would should be written.
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* If you just want to see how this works practice in the [[Sandbox]].
  
 
Go ahead and create a new page or edit an existing one. Don't worry about it not being perfect the first time around, that's the beauty of the Wiki, someone else will come along and improve it.
 
Go ahead and create a new page or edit an existing one. Don't worry about it not being perfect the first time around, that's the beauty of the Wiki, someone else will come along and improve it.
  
 
If you need inspiration have a look at the very successful [http://www.wikipedia.org Wikipedia].
 
If you need inspiration have a look at the very successful [http://www.wikipedia.org Wikipedia].

Revision as of 14:35, 8 March 2004

Welcome to the VOC Wiki

This will be a place for factual information with a long shelf life.


A Wiki only works if people contribute to it! Don't be afraid, it's easy. Just click on the bottom of a page to edit it.

A couple quick guidelines for making contributions :

  • Write articles with a neutral point of view (NPOV). Since articles will be edited over and over, they need to be written in a neutral style so that consensus on the content can eventually be reached.
  • Try to avoid putting jokes on the pages. Humour is good on websites managed by a single person, but on a Wiki if everyone adds a joke, soon the real content will be lost.
  • Avoid creating very short stub articles that have no useful content.
  • Do create links to pages that don't yet exist but that would should be written.
  • If you just want to see how this works practice in the Sandbox.

Go ahead and create a new page or edit an existing one. Don't worry about it not being perfect the first time around, that's the beauty of the Wiki, someone else will come along and improve it.

If you need inspiration have a look at the very successful Wikipedia.