Wiki best practice
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, to group all GO_Meetings pages.
- Do not use "/" as a substitute for directories
- "GO-CAM" should never be abbreviated, and should always be written in uppercase with a hyphen.
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.
- Learn basic mediawiki markup.
- Use "=" as initial indentation. Add further levels by adding extra "=" characters.
- Avoid using HTML tags unless absolutely necessary.
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:
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 between wiki pages
- To make links within the wiki, use wiki syntax with the double square brackets, like this:
[[Name of page]]
- To link to external webpages, use single brackets, like this:
- To give a name to the link, leave a space between the URL and the name:
[http://geneontology.org/ GO website]
Format on page: GO website
Archiving and retiring pages
Retired pages contain contents that is obsolete and likely inaccurate. Archived pages include reports, meeting minutes, etc. that are saved for reference.
- Move page, adding "(Archived)" or "Retired" at the end of the page name
- Add Category:Archived or Category:Retired as appropriate.
Last reviewed: April 11, 2019