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The following pages may answer your questions about the wiki:
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* [[Help:Editing|Editing]] - how to edit an article
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''PortlandWiki's highly-trained crew of expert civic wiki planners work tirelessly to ensure maximum public confusion.''
  
If these pages don't answer your questions, a good place to ask for the time being is [[PortlandWiki talk:Community Portal]] - a page for talking about the wiki and asking questions. Or, if you prefer to ask a specific user individually, you can leave a note on their user talk page which they will see the next time they log in.
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== Getting Started ==
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If you're new to creating and/or editing wiki pages, contributing to PortlandWiki might look somewhat intimidating at first glance. Particularly if such geeky-sounding terms as [[wikipedia:Help:Wiki markup|Wiki markup]], [[metawikipedia:Help:Wikitext examples|Wikitext]], [[wikipedia:camelCase|CamelCase]], [[wikipedia:Wikipedia:User pages|User talk]], [[mediawikiwiki:Manual:Namespace|Namespace]] and so on come off sounding like what robots babble to each other when they're talkin' dirty.<ref>[[wikipedia:Wikipedia:WTF%3F_OMG!_TMD_TLA._ARG!|Wikipedia:WTF? OMG! TMD TLA. ARG!]]</ref>
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Never fear! There's no need for you to learn how to abuse language like a potty-mouth android. Here are a few links to resources that can help you get started:
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* [[Help:Editing]]
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:Again, are you new to wiki writing? Maybe PortlandWiki's [[Help:Editing|Wiki Page Basics]] (also known as [[Help:Editing]]) is the best place to begin.
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* [[PortlandWiki talk:Community Portal|Community Portal]]
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:A good place to ask for help from one of PortlandWiki's volunteer maintainers is the [[PortlandWiki talk:Community Portal|Community Portal Discussion]] page. Or, if you prefer to ask a specific user individually, you can leave a note on her or his user talk page and she or he will receive it upon logging into PortlandWiki.
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* [[Monday Meets]]
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:Want to learn more about PortlandWiki from actual living humans? Come to our next [[Monday Meets|wiki edit meet-up]] (also known as [[Monday Meets]]). Check out the [[Monday Meets|schedule]] for upcoming times and locations.
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* For list of all PortlandWiki help pages, see [[:Category:Help]].
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== External Links ==
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* [http://wikiprojectoregon.wordpress.com/2008/07/29/from-newbie-to-advanced-wikiholic-some-terms-and-tips/ From newbie to advanced wikiholic: some terms and tips] [[User:Peteforsyth|Pete Forsyth's]] ([http://wikiprojectoregon.wordpress.com/ WikiProject Oregon]) tips on deciphering common wiki jargon.
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CwiZIsaM7s How to Create a Wikipedia Article] This video offers tips on creating a new Wikipedia article. Don't take it ''too'' literally; PortlandWiki is much less restrictive.
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== References ==
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[[Category:Help]]

Latest revision as of 11:48, 9 September 2011

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PortlandWiki's highly-trained crew of expert civic wiki planners work tirelessly to ensure maximum public confusion.

Getting Started

If you're new to creating and/or editing wiki pages, contributing to PortlandWiki might look somewhat intimidating at first glance. Particularly if such geeky-sounding terms as Wiki markup, Wikitext, CamelCase, User talk, Namespace and so on come off sounding like what robots babble to each other when they're talkin' dirty.[1]

Never fear! There's no need for you to learn how to abuse language like a potty-mouth android. Here are a few links to resources that can help you get started:

Again, are you new to wiki writing? Maybe PortlandWiki's Wiki Page Basics (also known as Help:Editing) is the best place to begin.
A good place to ask for help from one of PortlandWiki's volunteer maintainers is the Community Portal Discussion page. Or, if you prefer to ask a specific user individually, you can leave a note on her or his user talk page and she or he will receive it upon logging into PortlandWiki.
Want to learn more about PortlandWiki from actual living humans? Come to our next wiki edit meet-up (also known as Monday Meets). Check out the schedule for upcoming times and locations.

External Links

References

  1. Wikipedia:WTF? OMG! TMD TLA. ARG!