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HowTo: Create a Wiki HowTo Edit

DescriptionEdit

Before starting a HowTo it is important to have the experience and knowledge to be able to thoroughly and accurately describe the process to complete the project. A new HowTo should follow this page's skeleton form. If you are updating or correction a page, See:HowTo: Update a HowTo Page

Remember the more detailed the instructions the more likely they can be followed by everyone.

Requirements/Part List/Tool ListEdit

  1. Become a User: Although you can submit anonymously, we prefer giving credit where credit is due.
  2. Computer with Internet Connection

StepsEdit

  1. Check another HowTo doesn't exist under another name.
  2. Naming Conventions:
    • Names should be terse without being vague.
    • Avoid unnecessary words. [e.g.: HowTo a, an, the] Try to limit names to subject, verb, and sparse adjectives. Keep it as simplistic as possible.
      • Example: 'HowTo check your spark plugs' should be Check_spark_plug
    • Specify a product name when the difference effects the HowTo.
      • Example: use 'Install_Linux_Fedora_Core_2' instead of 'Install_Linux'
  3. Follow Wikihowto/howto formate template:
    • Create s short description of the project, if beneficial add Wikipedia links to any specific terms in the form Definition: Fedora_Core
    • Limit the Requirements/Parts/Tools list as much as possible.
      • If necessary, add a description of the requirement, after a semicolon.
        • Definitions, price estimates, purpose, or substitutions are encouraged.
    • Be descriptive, add sub steps to make things clear.
    • Include photos, diagrams, and other multimedia when necessary.
    • If a step requires more than a simple explanation, title the step and create sup-steps, or sub-sub-steps.
    • Keeps all steps, sub-steps, etc. short to increase readability and decrease confusion.
  4. Link to Other HowTo's:
    • When a step assumes knowledge of another HowTo not described on you page, add a link to that HowTo.
      • If a step or series of step could form their own HowTo make a new HowTo for those steps.
    • Links should be in the form See:[ [ wikihowto/replace_light_bulb | HowTo: replace a light bulb ] ]
    • For example: 1. Before you start the start the engine you should check you spark plugs. See:
  5. Link technical terms, products, or other important words to Wikipedia definitions.

Testing/Debugging/Common Errors/Common Problems/NotesEdit

References/See Also/External LinksEdit

CreditsEdit




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