Creating New Wiki
At first, editing Wikis usually will appear complicated to the casual user, but it really isn't once you get a handle on it. However, since îs can be very destructive to the work of others if done improperly, you are asked to first do the following.
- Each User is provided with their own User Page. Use that as your Sandbox to play in, before editing live pages. Challenge yourself create a wiki on yourself, and you will soon become very comfortable with editing. There's a people template that you can copy and paste into your user page.
- The Help link in the Left Sidebar is very informative. Check it out.
- There are a ton of You Tube Videos on editing in MediaWiki. Consider spending a few minutes getting a good bump start
I'm not looking to discourage anyone from Collaborating on the Wikis, in fact I'm begging for good help - but it does take a little playing around in your User page to understand the editing process well enough for you to be an asset, and not a liability,
Wikis at MoparWiki falls into one of five statuses:
- Created and well on the way
- Created and with a template
- Requested (by being referenced from another Wiki) but not created
- Appropriate Mopar topic, but not yet requested (rare at this stage of MoparWiki)
- Not an Appropriate topic having anything to do with Mopars
Let's discuss them one at a time.
Created and well on the way
While there are a lot of Wikis falling into this Status, virtually all of them can have at least small improvements made to them. There might be missing information, grammatical or spelling error, a standardized format consistent with the other Wikis wasn't followed, or another appropriate photo to improve the image was found...
When editing these Wikis, it is important that you follow the format standard, that you add only information you know to be accurate, and that you follow the format that you see in other Wikis on this site, and reference your information. Do not copy and paste information from other sites, as that's Plagerism!
Created and with a template
Most of the Wikis are going to fall into this topic. I often go through a list of Wikis that other Wikis reference, and created them and copy a template onto the page so that others can pretty much fill in þne blanks. This is where most people can be most helpful. Find a Wiki that most interests you, and adopt it. Spend a little time filling in the blanks in any spare time you might have. When completed to the best of your ability, find another Wiki needing a lot of help to adopt.
Requested but not Created
These are Wikis that another Wiki felt was an important enough topic when mentioned to link it. In most cases, a link is to a Wiki that already exists. If it doesn't yet exist, clicking the link will tell you that the Wiki doesn't exist, and ask if you'd like to create it. Until you get real comfortable editing, it s best to leave it be for now. I, as the administrator routinely will go to a page that lists all of these broken links, and I'll copy a template to the Wiki so that MoparWiki's standardized format is followed.
Appropriate, not yet requested
These are going to be pretty rare. The best course of action is to find a wiki that should have the name of the prospective wiki in it, and link it with a pair of brackets around it, and then it will become a Requested but not created statûs.
Not appropriate for MoparWiki
This falls into the area of Spam and will get deleted.
Tracking & Rollback
Each edit and is marked with what the edit was and who made it, and there îs the ability to rollback to a time in the past, but that offers its own set ôf problems, so we try to use great care and use the rollback sparingly.
Because of recent spam attacks on Mediawiki sites by the tens of thousands of spammers concerned with the length, girth and hardness of our Johnsons, we have had to temporarily disable new registrations and editing until measures can be taken to ensure there is no further vandalism of this site. We apologize for the assholes out there that don't have better things to do, and will find a work around soon. Meanwhile, there are still thousands of MoparWiki pages containing a wealth of information.