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It's much simpler than embedding a whole URL
It's much simpler than embedding a whole URL
== Archiving and retiring pages ==
* Move page, adding "(Archived)" or "Retired" at the end of the page name
* Add Category:Archived or Category:Retired as appropriate.

Revision as of 10:32, 12 March 2018

General

Try to avoid using "I" and "We". It's rarely obvious who edited a given wikisection last.

Naming Wiki Pages

Pages names - like GO IDs - should stand the test of time. If you want to make a page for a consortium meeting, don't call it GO_Meeting. Call it GO_Meeting_Sept_2007 or something unambiguous.

Having a grouping page called GO_Meetings is perfectly appropriate however

Don't be afraid to move pages

If you later realize the name of a page no longer reflects the contents, use the "move" option. It's one of the tabs at the top of the page. It's quite similar (but less extreme than) obsoleting a term and providing replaced_by links. Mediawiki will take care of all the redirection for you.

Use wiki categories

These can help keep pages automagically organized

See the MediaWiki help on Categories

See for example:

Full list of categories used on this wiki:

Watching

Watch pages you're interested in - see the tab at the top. You can configure your preferences so that anything you edit you automatically watch

Linking

Linking between pages

To make links within the wiki, use wiki syntax with the square brackets, like this:

GO_Managers

It's much simpler than embedding a whole URL

Archiving and retiring pages

  • Move page, adding "(Archived)" or "Retired" at the end of the page name
  • Add Category:Archived or Category:Retired as appropriate.