When editing pages just keep the following rules in mind:
- Be nice - don't be rude or offensive.
- Write in a way that is easy to understand and avoid local slang or phrases. Many of those who will read your text may not have English as their first language.
- Don't delete other people's contributions (unless you know what you are doing)
- Don't use too many acronyms (or at least, have a page explaining them)
- Avoid the "click here" phrase!! Don't say: "More info about etiquette can be found here" but use "More info about etiquette can be found at Wiki etiquette". I'd suggest avoiding it for external links as well.
- Contribute only original stuff. Links are fine, but don't cut-and-paste from copyrighted things.
- Correcting typos is quite okay - in fact, it's a very good habit, since it makes the web page more readable.
- Think before you comment. This wiki is not a high-speed conversation board. It's not a news server either. What you say will stay here forever (yeah, we do take backups) for everyone to see and comment. The user mailing list might be more appropriate in certain cases.
Refactoring is the process where you sum up a page, shortening it, making it more accessible. Anyone who feels up to it may go ahead, but we suggest that you
leave it up to frequent (experienced) visitors.
- Be objective - both pros and cons have to be represented correctly.
- Be careful with signed contributions - don't change their meaning.
- Give credit where credit is due.
- Use 3rd person or plural instead 1st person singular in your summary.