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Welcome to the Community Portal, your best way to find out about WikiDOC. Learn what sort of information is stored on WikiDOC, find out how how you can help grow our knowledge base, and talk about what has happened recently in the DOC. If this is your first time to a wiki, or if you'd like a basic overview of what's going on here at WikiDOC, the help page has information about searching the site and creating your own pages, as well as lots of other useful links.

Infobox template added

I've added the Template:Infobox, from the main wikipedia site. To allow the template to be used, I built tidy and installed the ParserFunctions extension. Wikipedia has help for using infoboxes here, and I have an example template at Template:Infobox hike. -pete gadomski 13:27, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

Cleanup of the hikes

A lot of hikes have gone up on the wiki which is great! However, the format which they all went up could have been cleaner. I've been doing some work to clean up hikes (Hanover, NH to Happy Hill Shelter, Norwich, VT (hike) for an example of a cleaner version, and the diff). Basically, I'm just trying to link the pages back out to other parts of the wiki (dead-ends are bad) and provide a opening paragraph. There are SO MANY hike pages that I would LOVE some help in making things neater...there's some good room there for cool templates and snazzy formatting (e.g. Template:Infobox hike to make all the hike pages look alike, link together, and be really useful. Just food for thought.

Also, along with that idea, we might benefit a lot if we plan how we put up tons of data in the future (what format, names, etc). The neater the wiki is, and the more consistent, the more usable it will be. -pete gadomski 18:44, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

Using headings correctly

When folks are creating new documents, ESPECIALLY with policy-type documents (such as Dartmouth Mountain Biking Club procedures), its in the best interest of both the user and the creator to use headings effectively. Good headings look prettier, and they allow auto-generation of a table of contents, which is huge for usability and organization. What would be a good way to make sure editors know how to use headers correctly? -pete gadomski 18:03, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

Content, content, content

We need lots and lots of content for this site. Even if you don't feel like you know what you're doing when you make edits or create pages, just go ahead and do it! Be bold! We can always clean things up later, and this project is going to be the most useful if it has lots of good information!

Jobs that need to be done

  • Parse out the longer pages like policies and leader docs into separate pages.
  • Export the woodsman's weekend wiki to WikiDOC.
  • Put up the DOC Constitution
  • Put up all the old meeting minutes
  • Various other documents
  • Create places for trip reports/anecdotes
  • Create a page for the "How the DOC has made me who I am" stories
  • Start porting the DOG over from the Wobsite so people can start adding to it.