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== Moving and/or rewriting ==
 
== Moving and/or rewriting ==
 
 
When first seeing this page I (and probably many other) first thought that it would help someone who had not been to a wiki going through the first steps of creating a new page.  However it is more of a "welcome to this wiki and please write about this" kind of page ending in three lonesome sentences on how to create a new page.
 
When first seeing this page I (and probably many other) first thought that it would help someone who had not been to a wiki going through the first steps of creating a new page.  However it is more of a "welcome to this wiki and please write about this" kind of page ending in three lonesome sentences on how to create a new page.
  
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== Deleting vs. rewriting ==
 
== Deleting vs. rewriting ==
 
 
I would suggest rewriting this page into a general tutorial or introduction to the wiki instead of deleting it.  While I have not yet done this myself though I have thought of it, I believe it could help the newer editors, specifically those with little or no prior experience from a wiki using the MediaWiki wiki software.
 
I would suggest rewriting this page into a general tutorial or introduction to the wiki instead of deleting it.  While I have not yet done this myself though I have thought of it, I believe it could help the newer editors, specifically those with little or no prior experience from a wiki using the MediaWiki wiki software.
  
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:Oh. I misunderstood your plans then. I was oriented to split maintenance and "use" (i.e. simply adding contents), so hints for choosing the category and writing the summary could go directly in [[Help:Your first article]]. I guess most people wouldn't be interested in the rest. Also, [[Help:Maintenance]] (which I happen to have just created before reading this) is supposed to talk more about this wiki than wiki in general.
 
:Oh. I misunderstood your plans then. I was oriented to split maintenance and "use" (i.e. simply adding contents), so hints for choosing the category and writing the summary could go directly in [[Help:Your first article]]. I guess most people wouldn't be interested in the rest. Also, [[Help:Maintenance]] (which I happen to have just created before reading this) is supposed to talk more about this wiki than wiki in general.
 
:--[[User:Bigstones|Bigstones]] ([[User talk:Bigstones|talk]]) 22:12, 9 May 2014 (UTC)
 
:--[[User:Bigstones|Bigstones]] ([[User talk:Bigstones|talk]]) 22:12, 9 May 2014 (UTC)
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:: I will try do some early work on this rewrite today.
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:: —[[User:Johan G|Johan G]] ([[User_talk:Johan_G|Talk]] | [[Special:Contributions/Johan_G|contribs]]) 10:16, 17 February 2016 (EST)
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::: I am starting to realize that a tutorial probably is not the way to go.  There are too many features to cover, so I would end up the way I often end up — with a marathon read.
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::: In addition, a tutorial may also not be the way as many users is not interested in all the things a full tutorial would have to cover to please other users.
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::: I will probably split up the page into smaller pages discussing only few things at a time, and probably even move this page to one of those.
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::: —[[User:Johan G|Johan G]] ([[User_talk:Johan_G|Talk]] | [[Special:Contributions/Johan_G|contribs]]) 01:49, 21 February 2016 (EST)

Latest revision as of 07:58, 21 February 2016

Moving and/or rewriting

When first seeing this page I (and probably many other) first thought that it would help someone who had not been to a wiki going through the first steps of creating a new page. However it is more of a "welcome to this wiki and please write about this" kind of page ending in three lonesome sentences on how to create a new page.

I have been pondering whether I should move this to Help:Introduction, Help:Welcome or something like that and rewrite this page or if I should just rewrite it. I will probably do the former (move and rewrite this page). Any suggestions are most welcome.

Johan G (Talk | contribs) 22:28, 20 November 2013 (UTC)


I am now considering moving most of this article to Help:Tutorial after first deleting the current two-edit stub Help:Editing and moving the current Help:Tutorial there. Help:Tutorial would then be rewritten into a tutorial on what this wiki is all about and what a wiki is and how to efficiently use it and contribute to it For more see Help talk:Tutorial#Rewrite and move to Help:Editing.
Johan G (Talk | contribs) 18:31, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

Deleting vs. rewriting

I would suggest rewriting this page into a general tutorial or introduction to the wiki instead of deleting it. While I have not yet done this myself though I have thought of it, I believe it could help the newer editors, specifically those with little or no prior experience from a wiki using the MediaWiki wiki software.

Some things this tutorial could be about is for example

  • What are those links to the right?
  • Why should I write a summary?
  • What is a diff?
  • What is a category?
  • What are permalinks?

In essence more general stuff not covered by Help:Your first article.

Johan G (Talk | contribs) 21:57, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Oh. I misunderstood your plans then. I was oriented to split maintenance and "use" (i.e. simply adding contents), so hints for choosing the category and writing the summary could go directly in Help:Your first article. I guess most people wouldn't be interested in the rest. Also, Help:Maintenance (which I happen to have just created before reading this) is supposed to talk more about this wiki than wiki in general.
--Bigstones (talk) 22:12, 9 May 2014 (UTC)
I will try do some early work on this rewrite today.
Johan G (Talk | contribs) 10:16, 17 February 2016 (EST)
I am starting to realize that a tutorial probably is not the way to go. There are too many features to cover, so I would end up the way I often end up — with a marathon read.
In addition, a tutorial may also not be the way as many users is not interested in all the things a full tutorial would have to cover to please other users.
I will probably split up the page into smaller pages discussing only few things at a time, and probably even move this page to one of those.
Johan G (Talk | contribs) 01:49, 21 February 2016 (EST)