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[http://adjustablemortga.fiberia.com | Adjustable Mortgage Rate]
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This page will help you learn how to use the wiki!  It's quite straightforward, so try not to be intimidated. Read on to learn more.
[http://adjustablerateqw.fiberia.com | Adjustable Rate Mortgage]
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[http://advicemortgagew.fiberia.com | Advice Mortgage Online]
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==Create an Account==
[http://applicationmort1.fiberia.com | Application Mortgage Online]
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[http://applicationmorte.fiberia.com | Application Mortgage]
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To edit a page on this wiki, you need to create an account and [[Special:Userlogin&returnto=VOCWiki:How_does_one_edit_a_page| log in]]. This is to prevent wiki spam robots from defacing the site. Anyone can [[Special:Userlogin&returnto=VOCWiki:How_does_one_edit_a_page| create an account]] and new accounts can be used as soon as they are created. On the create account page, The text box labeled '''Type VOC here''' is an anti spam measure to block automated wiki spam-bots from creating accounts. To pass the test, just enter the letters '''VOC''' into the box so the account creation script knows that you are human.
[http://arizonaloanmorw.fiberia.com | Arizona Loan Mortgage]
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[http://arizonamortgage.fiberia.com | Arizona Mortgage Loan]
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'''Note:''' Your account with the message board doesn't work with the wiki (i.e. your email address and password). You need to make a new account with the wiki in order to access it. If wanted, you can use the same username and password for both.
[http://arizonamortgage1.fiberia.com | Arizona Mortgage Lender]
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[http://arizonamortgageq.fiberia.com | Arizona Mortgage Rate]
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==Editing Pages==
[http://badcredit1mortg.fiberia.com | Bad Credit Mortgage Memphis]
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[http://badcredithomeg1.fiberia.com | Bad Credit Home Mortgage]
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Editing pages is generally very easy. You can either click on the "edit" link on the top of the page you want to modify, or you can click on the "edit" link on the right side of the page above the section you want to modify. Once you do this, you will be brought to an editing page with a box where you enter your changes. Generally, you just enter the text you want to appear into the box!  You can make your text look nicer and more organized by using some "markup language."  This is special code you enter to create links, make headings etc. A great resource for learning the simple markup language and more information about page editing in general can be found at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:How_to_edit_a_page this resource].
[http://badcredithomegt.fiberia.com | Bad Credit Home Mortgage Loan]
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[http://badcredithomeqw.fiberia.com | Bad Credit Home Loan Mortgage]
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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.
[http://badcreditloaba.fiberia.com | Bad Credit Loan Mortgage]
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[http://badcreditmortge.fiberia.com | Bad Credit Mortgage Lender]
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You can learn a great deal by clicking the "edit" link and looking at how the page is set up. You don't have to change anything, you can just look at the code and use what you learn when you edit other pages.
[http://badcreditmortggt.fiberia.com | Bad Credit Mortgage Second]
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[http://besthome2loanm.fiberia.com | Best Home Loan Mortgage Rate Refinance]
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You can play around with editing in the [[VOCWiki:Sandbox]]. It's a page that exists just for trying out your skills!
[http://bestloanmortga.fiberia.com | Best Loan Mortgage]
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[http://bestmortgagelows.fiberia.com | Best Mortgage Loan]
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==Guidelines==
[http://bestmortgagerat.fiberia.com | Best Mortgage Rate Refinance]
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[http://bestmortgagerate.fiberia.com | Best Mortgage Rate]
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Here are a couple of guidelines for making contributions :
[http://bestrefinancem12.fiberia.com | Best Refinance Mortgage Rate]
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[http://bestrefinanceqh.fiberia.com | Best Refinance Home Mortgage Loan Rate]
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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.
[http://bestrefinanceqh.fiberia.com | Equity Home Loan Mortgage Second]
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* '''Do not''' use the first-person ("I think this is a bad idea"), unless absolutely necessary do not refer to people ("Dave said that there is a route...") unless the article is a trip report;
[http://broker1californi.fiberia.com | Broker California Mortgage]
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* Try to make your article as '''structured''' as possible. For example, when talking about a trail you might start with a short introduction, then talk about access and fees, then go on to give a detailed route description and perhaps have a history section.
[http://calculatormortge.fiberia.com | Calculator Mortgage]
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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.
[http://californialoanca.fiberia.com | California Loan Mortgage]
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* '''Avoid''' creating very '''short stub articles''' that have no useful content.
[http://californiamortg.fiberia.com | California Mortgage Rate]
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* '''Do''' create '''links''' to pages that don't yet exist but that should be written.
[http://californiamortg3.fiberia.com | California Mortgage Broker]
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* Have a '''look around''' the site and look at how the good articles are put together. Try to use a similar style.
[http://californiamortge.fiberia.com | California Mortgage]
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* Try to '''pick appropriate titles''' for pages. Capitalize only the first word of the title unless it is a proper noun.
[http://californiamortgf.fiberia.com | California Mortgage Refinance]
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* Practice your skills in the [[VOCWiki:Sandbox]].
[http://chasemanhattan3.fiberia.com | Chase Manhattan Mortgage]
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[http://citymortgagenas.fiberia.com | City Mortgage National]
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'''For wiki pages used to organize trips:'''
[http://coloradocompany.fiberia.com | Colorado Company Home Loan Mortgage]
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[http://coloradomortgag5.fiberia.com | Colorado Mortgage Loan]
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* Include the date of your trip in the wiki page name, for instance 2010 Jan 11 Brew Hut
[http://companyflorida4.fiberia.com | Company Florida Mortgage]
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* Include the name of the person organizing the trip.  
[http://companymortgage1.fiberia.com | Company Mortgage Refinance]
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* Post a link to the message board so questions and answers can be shared.
[http://connecticutmortg.fiberia.com | Connecticut Mortgage Refinance]
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* Use [[template:trip date]] or [[template:trip signup]] to keep people from signing up for you trip after it has already happened.
[http://consolidationde.fiberia.com | Consolidation Debt Loan Mortgage Refinance]
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[http://consolidationdet.fiberia.com | Consolidation Debt Loan Mortgage]
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==Conclusion==
[http://countrywidemorta.fiberia.com | Countrywide Mortgage]
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[http://currenmortgaget.fiberia.com | Current Mortgage Interest Rate]
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Go ahead and [[VOCWiki:Create a new page|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. A complete history of every page is kept, so don't worry and be bold, pages can always be reverted to a previous version.
[http://currentinterestq.fiberia.com | Current Interest Mortgage Rate]
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[http://currentmortgage3.fiberia.com | Current Mortgage Rate]
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==External Links==
[http://dailymortgagerq.fiberia.com | Daily Mortgage Rate]
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[http://debtconsolidati1.fiberia.com | Debt Consolidation Mortgage Loan]
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If you need inspiration, have a look at the very successful [http://www.wikipedia.org Wikipedia]
[http://ditechloanmort.fiberia.com | Ditech Loan Mortgage]
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[http://ditechmortgage32.fiberia.com | Ditech Mortgage Loan]
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If you need help with the "markup" language, look at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:How_to_edit_a_page Wikipedia's Editing Instructions].
[http://fhamortgage.fiberia.com | Fha Mortgage]
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[http://fixedmortgag30.fiberia.com | 30 Fixed Mortgage Rate Year]
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[[Category:VOCWiki]]
[http://fixedmortgagerat.fiberia.com | Fixed Mortgage Rate]
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[http://fixedratemortg12.fiberia.com | Fixed Rate Mortgage]
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[http://floridainmortgee.fiberia.com | Florida In Mortgage Refinance]
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[http://floridamortgage4.fiberia.com | Florida Mortgage]
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[http://floridamortgage7.fiberia.com | Florida Mortgage Lender]
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[http://floridamortgagea.fiberia.com | Florida Mortgage Refinance]
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[http://floridamortgagew.fiberia.com | Florida Mortgage Company]
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[http://floridarefinanc4.fiberia.com | Florida Refinance Mortgage]
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[http://gmacmortgage.fiberia.com | Gmac Mortgage]
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[http://homeequitymort.fiberia.com | Home Equity Mortgage Loan]
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[http://homeequitymort1.fiberia.com | Home Equity Mortgage]
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[http://homeinsurancemo.fiberia.com | Home Insurance Mortgage]
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[http://homeinterest1mo.fiberia.com | Home Interest Mortgage Rate Refinance]
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[http://homeloanmortga.fiberia.com | Home Loan Mortgage Second]
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[http://homeloanmortga1.fiberia.com | Home Loan Mortgage Rate]
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[http://homeloanmortgag.fiberia.com | Home Loan Mortgage Refinance]
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[http://homemortgagein2.fiberia.com | Home Mortgage Insurance]
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[http://homemortgagelo.fiberia.com | Home Mortgage Loan Rate]
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[http://homemortgagera.fiberia.com | Home Mortgage Rate]
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[http://hommortgagera1.fiberia.com | Home Mortgage Rate Refinance]
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[http://illinoismortgagt.fiberia.com | Illinois Mortgage Rate]
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[http://insurance2mortga.fiberia.com | Insurance Mortgage Quote]
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[http://insurancelifem32.fiberia.com | Insurance Life Mortgage]
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[http://insurancemortga.fiberia.com | Insurance Mortgage]
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[http://interestmortgag.fiberia.com | Interest Mortgage]
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[http://interestmortgag3.fiberia.com | Interest Mortgage Rate]
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[http://interestmortgagt.fiberia.com | Interest Mortgage Rate Refinance]
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[http://loanmortgage.fiberia.com | Loan Mortgage]
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[http://loanmortgagereg.fiberia.com | Loan Mortgage Refinance]
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[http://lowmortgagerate.fiberia.com | Low Mortgage Rate Refinance]
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[http://mortgageapplicat.fiberia.com | Mortgage Application]
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[http://mortgagebrokerr.fiberia.com | Mortgage Broker In California]
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[http://mortgageinsurani.fiberia.com | Mortgage Insurance Quote]
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[http://mortgagelifein12.fiberia.com | Mortgage Life Insurance]
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[http://mortgageloan.fiberia.com | Mortgage Loan]
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[http://mortgageloane3.fiberia.com | Mortgage Loan Refinance And Debt Consolidation]
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[http://mortgageloanpra.fiberia.com | Mortgage Loan Processor]
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[http://mortgageloanrate.fiberia.com | Mortgage Loan Rate]
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[http://mortgageohio.fiberia.com | Mortgage Ohio]
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[http://mortgagepennsyl.fiberia.com | Mortgage Pennsylvania Refinance]
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[http://mortgagerateregs.fiberia.com | Mortgage Rate Refinance]
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[http://mortgagerefinan7.fiberia.com | Mortgage Refinancing Company]
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[http://mortgagerefinanq.fiberia.com | Mortgage Refinance California]
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[http://mortgagerefinanw.fiberia.com | Mortgage Refinance Second]
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[http://mortgageresident.fiberia.com | Mortgage Residential]
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[http://mortgagesanjosqs.fiberia.com | Mortgage San Jose California]
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[http://mortgagesecond6.fiberia.com | Mortgage Second]
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[http://nationalcitymota.fiberia.com | National City Mortgage]
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[http://ndhomemortg2ag.fiberia.com | 2nd Home Mortgage]
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[http://ndloanmortgag2.fiberia.com | 2nd Loan Mortgage]
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[http://ndmortgage2.fiberia.com | 2nd Mortgage]
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[http://ndmortgageloan2.fiberia.com | 2nd Mortgage Loan]
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[http://ndmortgageratge.fiberia.com | 2nd Mortgage Rate]
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[http://ndmortgageref21.fiberia.com | 2nd Mortgage Refinance]
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[http://newjerseymortg.fiberia.com | New Jersey Mortgage Loan]
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[http://ohiomortgage.fiberia.com | Ohio Mortgage]
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[http://onlinemortgage1.fiberia.com | Online Mortgage Application]
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[http://onlinemortgageyt.fiberia.com | Online Mortgage Advice]
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[http://refinance2ndmo.fiberia.com | Refinance 2nd Mortgage]
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[http://refinancehomem.fiberia.com | Refinance Home Mortgage Rate]
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[http://refinancehomemtg.fiberia.com | Refinance Home Mortgage Interest Rate]
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[http://refinancemortga2.fiberia.com | Refinance Mortgage Interest Rate]
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[http://refinancemortga7.fiberia.com | Refinance Mortgage Rate]
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[http://refinancemortgaw.fiberia.com | Refinance Mortgage Loan]
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[http://secondmortgaged.fiberia.com | Second Mortgage Lender]
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[http://secondmortgager.fiberia.com | Second Mortgage Bad Credit]
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[http://secondmortgages.fiberia.com | Second Mortgage]
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[http://secondmortgaget.fiberia.com | Second Mortgage And Home Equity Loan]
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[http://secondomemort.fiberia.com | Second Home Mortgage]
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Latest revision as of 23:46, 26 September 2014

This page will help you learn how to use the wiki! It's quite straightforward, so try not to be intimidated. Read on to learn more.

Create an Account

To edit a page on this wiki, you need to create an account and log in. This is to prevent wiki spam robots from defacing the site. Anyone can create an account and new accounts can be used as soon as they are created. On the create account page, The text box labeled Type VOC here is an anti spam measure to block automated wiki spam-bots from creating accounts. To pass the test, just enter the letters VOC into the box so the account creation script knows that you are human.

Note: Your account with the message board doesn't work with the wiki (i.e. your email address and password). You need to make a new account with the wiki in order to access it. If wanted, you can use the same username and password for both.

Editing Pages

Editing pages is generally very easy. You can either click on the "edit" link on the top of the page you want to modify, or you can click on the "edit" link on the right side of the page above the section you want to modify. Once you do this, you will be brought to an editing page with a box where you enter your changes. Generally, you just enter the text you want to appear into the box! You can make your text look nicer and more organized by using some "markup language." This is special code you enter to create links, make headings etc. A great resource for learning the simple markup language and more information about page editing in general can be found at this resource.

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 learn a great deal by clicking the "edit" link and looking at how the page is set up. You don't have to change anything, you can just look at the code and use what you learn when you edit other pages.

You can play around with editing in the VOCWiki:Sandbox. It's a page that exists just for trying out your skills!

Guidelines

Here are a couple of 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.
  • Do not use the first-person ("I think this is a bad idea"), unless absolutely necessary do not refer to people ("Dave said that there is a route...") unless the article is a trip report;
  • Try to make your article as structured as possible. For example, when talking about a trail you might start with a short introduction, then talk about access and fees, then go on to give a detailed route description and perhaps have a history section.
  • 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 should be written.
  • Have a look around the site and look at how the good articles are put together. Try to use a similar style.
  • Try to pick appropriate titles for pages. Capitalize only the first word of the title unless it is a proper noun.
  • Practice your skills in the VOCWiki:Sandbox.

For wiki pages used to organize trips:

  • Include the date of your trip in the wiki page name, for instance 2010 Jan 11 Brew Hut
  • Include the name of the person organizing the trip.
  • Post a link to the message board so questions and answers can be shared.
  • Use template:trip date or template:trip signup to keep people from signing up for you trip after it has already happened.

Conclusion

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. A complete history of every page is kept, so don't worry and be bold, pages can always be reverted to a previous version.

External Links

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

If you need help with the "markup" language, look at Wikipedia's Editing Instructions.