Page names in Appropedia should:

  1. Tell uninformed readers at a glance what the page is about (e.g. Deidre's vertical vegetable garden instead of "Daidre's project")
  2. Have only the first letter of the first word capitalized (e.g. Appropriate technology) except for:
  3. Be a complete name rather than an acronym (note that redirects can be created from the acronym) except where:
    • The acronym is better known (e.g. MIT)
    • The acronym is part of a longer page name (e.g. AEF spiral herb garden) in which case the full meaning should be made clear in the beginning of the page

Note that in Appropedia, slashes / create subpages, so if you want a slash in the page title but not a subpage, use a backslash \ instead.

Specific guidelines[edit | edit source]

Following are hints on naming different types of pages.

Topics[edit | edit source]

The name of the page should describe the specific subject area. The title should be, as far as possible:

  • Brief
  • Accurate
  • Easy to understand
  • Consistent with common usage

Examples: Energy or Transport.

Projects[edit | edit source]

Organizations[edit | edit source]

How tos[edit | edit source]

Programs[edit | edit source]

Supplies[edit | edit source]

Coordinations[edit | edit source]

  • Name of organization, program, project or location where coordination is taking place - hoped for final product name.
  • For global coordinations, just use the hoped for final product name - e.g. Low cost computer guide

Resource[edit | edit source]

This is for resources that would be placed under a topic. These pages are almost always under another category as well. Please peruse the other categories, to see if there is one that can direct your naming better.

Thesis[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

Discussion[View | Edit]

Genus, species, & order[edit source]

I'd like to propose a policy for choosing whether to name an article by Latin binomial or a common name. In general, I think it will be easier for users if we give preference to common names. Exceptions should be given for organisms that do not have widely-known, or generally agreed upon common names. Ex: Physalis heterophylla --Ethan (talk) 19:55, 7 November 2015 (PST)

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