From SUMC Wiki
Welcome to the SUMC Wiki member portal. Here you can find information about becoming a member, some tutorials on editing, and some content guidelines.
 What is a Wiki?
From WikiPedia: "A wiki is a website that allows visitors to add, remove, and edit content. A collaborative technology for organizing information on Web sites, the first wiki (WikiWikiWeb) was developed by Ward Cunningham in the mid-1990s. Wikis allow for linking among any number of pages. This ease of interaction and operation makes a wiki an effective tool for mass collaborative authoring. Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia, is one of the best known wikis."
"Wikis that are editable by the general public (such as Wikipedia) have been criticized for their reliability: certain individuals may maliciously introduce false or misleading content. Proponents rely on their community of users who can catch malicious content and correct it. Wikis in general make a basic assumption of the goodness of people."
 How to Become a Wiki Member
Anyone can become a Wiki member, and make and edit pages. Currently, new account creation has been disabled, due to technical issues with email services. Don't get discouraged, though, you can still get an account! To receive an account, please contact Sysop with your name, and username you would like to use for the wiki. Send this information from the email account you would like to be contacted at, and Sysop will create an account for you.
 Content Guidelines
Here are some guidelines for content on this wiki. Please note that if your contributions don't match these guidelines, they will be changed by someone else.
- No profanity, vulgarity, or sexually explicit content.
- Very simply put: Don't contribute what you wouldn't say in church!
- All articles must be opinion neutral.
- You may describe yourself on your User page, however, it is not a replacement for MySpace or any other social networking site. Articles you contribute to must not contain your opinon on the particular subject.
Some of the generally accepted guidelines on WikiPedia are very good to follow on SUMC Wiki.
 User's Guide
 How to Edit
Editing a page is pretty simple. To start a new page, a simple way is to create a link to a non-existent page, on an actual page, the name of the link being the title of the "new" page. That will bring you to an editor, and you can begin to create that page's content.
To edit an existing page, just click the edit tab that is shown above that specific page.
When you make an edit, make sure to provide a short summary, of what you edited and why. By doing this, it helps other editors know what is going on with that page.
The How to Edit a Page tutorial, on Wikipedia, is a great source to new editors.
 Editing Tutorials
Here's some resources to get you started editing pages. Some are provided on WikiPedia, but most of the information still applies to SUMC Wiki.
- Help:Examples of common wiki markup
- How to Edit a Page
- Contributing To Wikipedia
- Editing FAQ
- Code Cheatsheet
 Layout & Style
A wiki is a powerful tool. It can allow almost anyone to publish content togethter with the community. To keep things flowing smoothly, we all should agree on some general guidelines. WikiPedia has some good advice if you've never edited before. Take a read.