TipsForContributors

Tips For Contributors

This is a collaborative work in wiki format. That means that you create and improve articles. If you have facts or stories about something in the 2SLGBT+ community in Halifax, please, create or add to an article!

The H•R•E strives to present history in a Neutral Point Of View.

If you need some coaching, or want to contribute without editing the thing yourself, contact Publisher Dan.

Here's the page on HowToEdit. Don't worry about messing up stuff. The system keeps every version of every page, and changes get reviewed by one of the editors. It's very easy to fix boo-boos.

Editing Existing Pages

Editing pages on this system is very easy.

Before you work on any established articles, you probably want to experiment with formatting and editing. There is a "sandbox" for this. Visit WikiSandBox, hit the Edit button, play, preview, save, change anything, try anything. That's what it's for.

Don't worry about messing up anything. Every version of every page is kept forever and can be restored with a couple clicks.

  1. Go to the page you want to edit
  2. In the bottom left corner, click on the link that says "Edit this page"
  3. Make your changes to the text. If you want to do anything fancy, you can read this page.
  4. Scroll to the bottom. The first time you edit a page there will be a simple question to answer.
  5. write just a few words about what you changed in the Summary box.
  6. Put your name in the Username box.
  7. Click Save

Footnotes are easy and inobtrusive. Please footnote your sources.

You should sign your work. Create your own page in e.g. JaneSmith format.

You can click Preview (also at the bottom) to see what the page will look like after you save it.

Creating New Pages

Pictures

Security

Security and anti-vandalism is maintained by the standard wiki method, the same one that makes the great Wikipedia so great. All content in the H•R•E is backed up in several different ways; see WikiBackups.