Creating articles in the wiki is a collaborative process. After you have written your piece others may:
So don't worry about making your article perfect the first time through. Don't hesitate to add content you think is useful and don't hesitate to make edits where you think you can help. There's always somebody to fix anything that breaks.
Where to start
Before creating a new page, you should first make sure that a page on your topic does not already exist:
- In the search box in the upper right corner, enter your topic.
- If the exact topic exists, the page will open.
- If there are related pages, you will get a search results page. Check if your topic is in the results.
- if your topic does not exist, choose create this page.
How to edit a page
If you'd like to change a page.
- Make sure that you are logged in to meego.com
- Click the Edit link in the right column.
- Enter your changes in the box.
- In the Summary box, enter a short explanation of what you did.
- Click Show preview if you want to check your changes.
- Click Save page.
- Keep your writing informative and not too casual, not too formal.
- Avoid gratuitously using technical language. Explain or define terms which might reasonably be unknown to a reader.
- If you need to use acronyms, explain them with the first use.
- Page names should be short and to the point.
- The page name is a label, not a sentence.
- Use spaces. NoCamelCase (that is, use "Root access" instead of "RootAccess").
- Use sentence capitalization for page titles. Only proper nouns should be capitalized after the first word (for example, Contributing to MeeGo is OK, Contributing To The Wiki is not)
- When using sub-pages, please ensure that you are really grouping several related pages under a common root. Deep hierarchies make for long names. As a general rule, use no more than two levels for subpages (for example, Community Office/Meetings is OK, Community Office/Meetings/Meeting minutes from May 11 2010 is not)
- In general, in wiki.meego.com we follow the conventions and formatting of Wikipedia.
For more information, see the Wikipedia Style Guide.
wiki.meego.com uses MediaWiki formatting (the same as used on Wikipedia, for example). For simple formatting, use the buttons above the edit box. For more information see:
The Wiki is Public
Everything in the wiki is public.
Every edit and every new page created goes into the recent changes feed, which means that people will see your edits even if you haven't yet linked to a page.
Once it's out there, it's public.
- Technically, administrators can delete things, but the wiki content may be mirrored, has feeds and is in the Google cache, so deleting something doesn't make it go away.
- When you delete content from a page, the original content will still remain in the history for that page.
Based on Maemo wiki contribution guidelines. See also the Maemo wiki principles in the Maemowiki action group page.