This list of help topics will help you set up your Appropedia account and start contributing. If you cannot find what you were looking for, please open a topic at the talk page. In a rush? Check How to use Appropedia for a crash course on the basics of using Appropedia.
Where to begin[edit source]
One great thing about a wiki is that it's straightforward to contribute. You don't need to set aside a day or even an hour to start contributing. Being a wiki, you can come back anytime and add another sentence, paragraph, or section. Others can also add to it. Just be bold!
At the beginning, you don't need to worry about formatting or categories —all you need to do is start editing. It is much more important that an entry is clear and full of information, rather than stylistically perfect: in Appropedia the substance is far more precious than the form. Writing well is an art and Appropedia, while it isn’t a novel, is still a work with a purpose (knowledge, its collection and dissemination).
The purpose of an Appropedia entry is to inform people from all backgrounds: therefore, as already mentioned, the substance is more important than the form. However, when you write, you should always keep in mind the recipient of what you write. An entry is meant to be read by everyone, therefore it is recommended to write in a flat and simple way, without big words or phrases in technical jargon.
See also[edit source]
- Help:Page naming
- Help:Categories and Help:CategoryTree
- Help:Magic words
- Help:Contributing content
- Help:Email notifications