If you wish to help maintain and improve Appropedia, the following links will help you. For example, you can:

If you want to help but maintenance tasks things don't interest you, no problem! You can create or edit pages describing a technology, a project, write a "How to" or expand a stub.

Tracking changes[edit source]

There are a number of ways to keep track of changes.

  • Click "Recent changes" in the left column of every page, to see the latest edits on all Appropedia pages. (If you're really keen, you can join the Recent changes patrol.)
  • Add pages to your watchlist - click "Watch" at the top of the page.[1]
  • You can set your preferences so you're notified by email when pages on your watchlist are edited:
    • Register your email address: When you're logged in, go to preferences (top right[1]) enter your email address on the first page (user profile), and click "save". Click to verify it; after you click the link in your email, your email will be registered.
    • In preferences, on the first page, select the box that says E-mail me on page changes; save your preferences.
  • You may wish to keep your watchlist brief, and keep a separate list of pages that you only check occasionally. You can do this by creating links to these pages (writing the names inside double square brackets) on your user page, or on a separate subpage.
  • Bookmark the pages in your browser.
  • Click the history page on any page to see what changes have been made.

Help maintaining the category structure[edit source]

Here are some links that make it easy to ensure that the category structure is complete:

Specific tasks[edit source]

Category:Improved cook stoves Category:Stoves, and Category:Cookers are not organized in an orderly way.

Linking from other wikis[edit source]

This is a proposed guideline. --Chriswaterguy · talk 03:34, 8 December 2006 (PST)

When there are pages here which are worth linking from Wikipedia, we should add the link to the "External links" section of that article (or wherever appropriate). Of course we should only do this when it does add value to the relevant Wikipedia article, and not just to promote Appropedia.

As a general rule, link the editable pages - i.e. the normal pages, without (original) in the title, rather than original documents.

  1. 1.0 1.1 The location of these links will vary if you have selected a different skin in preferences