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== Introduction ==
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#REDIRECT [[eLinux.org:Site_support]]
To help add or modify material in the wiki, you need to know a few basics about editing.
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See the [[Editing Quickstart Guide]] for a short introduction to editing pages.
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It is preferred that you create an account, so we know who you are when edits are made.
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See below for various ideas for things to edit on the site.
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== Subjects to Research ==
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List here pages or subjects you'd really like to see explored on the wiki:
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* ?
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* ?
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== Volunteering to improve the wiki ==
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Below please find links to various pages with information and ideas for content and feature additions
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to the eLinux wiki.
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(Various lists have crept up over the years, lets try to gather links to them here:)
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Lists of editor tasks:
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* [[Volunteer editor tasks]]
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* [[Embedded wiki issues list]]
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** Specific cleanup tasks
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*** Resolve duplication between [[Embedded Linux Distributions]] and [[Hardware Hacking]] pages (and one other page mentioned by Klaas)
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* Create [[Wanted]] pages
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** See also [[Special:Wantedpages]]
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A lot of wanted pages are just dangling links from the Help pages, for pages that were not
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created when we initially set up the wiki.  I think most of these types of pages can just be
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set to stubs.  Alternatively, we can look at the MediaWiki site and copy the page from their
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site for these dangling help examples.
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Another big set of wanted pages are for links between pages that were copied from
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the old CELF public wiki to here.  This was done with some automated tools, which I think
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made some errors in the translation from MoinMoin to MediaWiki. If the
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legacy CELF page exists in this site, the link on the "requesting" page just needs to
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be repaired.  If there is not matching page, then the link should just be removed.
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Just for fun, I'm keeping track over time of some metrics:
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=== Wanted page count history ===
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{| border="1"
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||Date||Wanted page count
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|-
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||Dec 12, 2008||233
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||April 6, 2009||241 (why up?)
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||April 15, 2010||122
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|}
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Why do these stats occasionally rise?
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On occasion, the Help pages are re-imported to pick up new pages.  This can cause increases in Wanted Pages when the new pages have new page links on them that are not yet present in the new pages set.
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* add categories to [[Special:Uncategorizedpages|Uncategorized pages]]
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* de-orphan [[Special:Lonelypages|Orphaned pages]]
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To de-orphan a page, follow the link to the page, and create a link to it from
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an appropriate other page in the wiki. Before doing that, check to make sure that the
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information on the page is not duplicated somewhere else in the wiki (maybe by doing
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a search).  Alternatively, sometimes the information can be copied from the orphan
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to someplace else, and the orphan removed.  If you copy the information to somewhere else,
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just edit the orphan to make it empty, and add the page name to the list here, and an
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administrator will remove the page.
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List of empty orphan pages:
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* <put page name here>
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=== Orphan page count history ===
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{| border="1"
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||Date||Orphan page count
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||Dec 12, 2008||122
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||April 6, 2009||134 (what the heck?)
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||Dec 2, 2009||89
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||Dec 9, 2009||30
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Lists of administrator tasks:
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* [[Embedded wiki to-do list]] - a task list for administrators
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* [[Embedded Wiki wanted features]]
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Other lists:
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* [[Elinux issues]] - miscellaneous ideas of things to do
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== Resources for volunteers and wiki administrators ==
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To communicate with other elinux wiki volunteers, editors and administrators, please join
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our
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* [[ELinuxWiki:Mailing List|Mailing list]]
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* [[eLinuxWiki:History|History page]] - has information about how we got here and why.  Also, has links to pages used for previous activities, like contests and promotions.
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== Ideas to encourage contributions ==
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=== systems to facilitate exiting content review ===
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* create email system that people can subscribe to, to review wiki pages a little at a time
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=== systems to facilitate addition of content ===
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* ability to bounce an LKML email to a collector, possibly adding a tag
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** collector would post to wiki, with tag
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* ability to forward and LKML email to a site, which returns you a URL (on e.g. lkml.org) for that message
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** This makes it easier to link to an LKML message or thread.
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* ability to rate LKML messages on a web site
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== Donations ==
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We don't really have an official mechanism for donations of money.
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We are, however, looking for donations of items we can use for prizes
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for some of our upcoming contests. Embedded Linux-based products,
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or tools or books related to embedded Linux, would be most appreciated.
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If you have something like this, or a large donation (greater than $100), please
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contact [[User:TimBird|Tim Bird]] or [[User:wmat|Bill Traynor]].
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Tim is available at: tim (dot) bird (at) am (dot) sony (dot) com.
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Bill is available at: wmat (at) naoi (dot) ca.
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