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This pages provides some basic information about writing articles.  To return to the "About Anabaptistwiki" page click [[Anabaptistwiki:about|here]].
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==What is a Source?==
 
We envision the Global Anabaptist Wiki to become a major site for primary sources related to the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition: from the 16th century to the present and in a wide variety of languages. Please post any public domain sources you think might be of interest to other users of AnabaptistWiki. Our staff will help to sort and organize source material into appropriate categories as it is added. Click [[:Category:Sources|here]] to view sources.
 
We envision the Global Anabaptist Wiki to become a major site for primary sources related to the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition: from the 16th century to the present and in a wide variety of languages. Please post any public domain sources you think might be of interest to other users of AnabaptistWiki. Our staff will help to sort and organize source material into appropriate categories as it is added. Click [[:Category:Sources|here]] to view sources.
  
==Adding sources==
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==Source Titles==
There are two ways you add sources, either directly as an article or as an uploaded file with a brief annotation.  Inserting source text directly as an article is more accessible to individuals with slow internet connections and avoids confusion over file format, while uploading a file is less labor intensive. 
 
  
To add a source, either as text or as an uploaded file you must first create a page for your source.  Go to the [[:Category:Sources|Sources]] page and click the "edit" tab. Insert a link to your source under the section for your region and country using the following code: <code><nowiki>[[Your Source Title]]</nowiki></code>. This will create a red link (meaning the article does not exist yet). Follow this link to create a new page for your source.
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==Source Content==
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==Style==
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==Citations==
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==Adding a Source==
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Looking to add or upload a source to the Global Anabaptist Wikipedia?  Great, but first make sure you are uploading with integrity.
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#Did you get permission from the creator to post his or her source?  Anabaptistwiki recognizes intellectual property and the creative work by the original author.  Anabaptistwiki merely acts as a repository for sources posted on the site and will not tolerate the posting of sources which counteract the wishes and rights of the original author.
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If you answered yes to the above questions then you are ready to begin uploading your source.  To upload your source, follow these steps:
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# '''If your source is in a pdf, word doc, etc. then upload it.'''  Make sure you have permission to upload files and then click the "upload file" under the toolbox in the left-hand toolbox. 
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# '''Create your new article page.'''  To create a source page, type the name of your article in the search bar and click "Go."  Notice that whatever you type in the search bar will be the exact title of your article so watch out for spelling mistakes and capitalization.  Hitting "Go" should bring you to the search results page.  Near the top of the page you should see the following "There is no page titled "Your Article Name". You can create this page."  Clicking on "create this page" will bring you to a screen where you can write your article.
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# '''Load the appropriate boilerplate.'''  A boilerplate is a pre-formatted template for you to use which takes some of the work out of formatting and allows the site to be more consistent.  Simply choose the language your source is written in under the "Select Boilerplate" option and click load.
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# '''Edit the page.'''  Every source needs a citation, summary and link if the source has been uploaded.  If the source is not an uploaded file, add the copied source underneath these headers.  For a guide on how to format a source page see the above [[#Style|style heading]].  If you are a bit more competent with Wikicode, you can experiment with tables, images etc.  For help on editing, visit the Mediawiki [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Editing how to edit page] and [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Formatting formatting page].
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# '''Add your new source to the appropriate categories.'''  <font color=red>WARNING: Do some previous searching before you select categories for your source.  See which categories sources similar to yours have been placed in and then choose appropriate categories for your source.</font>  We have added a feature on Anabaptistwiki that allows you to easily select categories for your source.  Underneath the editor pane is a "Category Selection" pane.  You can either choose appropriate categories from the list of popular categories below or type existing categories in the input box.
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# '''Save your page.''' When you are done editing, formatting and selecting categories, click the "Save Page" button at the bottom of the page.  Your source has now been created and people can start reading it!
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# '''Link your source to appropriate articles.''' Think about what articles could be improved by having a link to this source.  If articles like these exist, add a link to this source on their pages.
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There are two ways you add sources, either directly as an article or as an uploaded file with a brief annotation.  Inserting source text directly as an article is more accessible to individuals with slow internet connections and avoids confusion over file format, while uploading a file is less labor intensive.
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To add a source, either as text or as an uploaded file you must first create a page for your source.  Go to the [[:Category:Sources|Sources]] page and click the "edit" tab. Insert a link to your source under the section for your region and country using the following code: <code>
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<nowiki>[[Your Source Title]]</nowiki> </code>. This will create a red link (meaning the article does not exist yet). Follow this link to create a new page for your source.
  
 
If you are directly adding your source as text on the Anabaptist wiki, simply copy or type your source text on the page you have created.
 
If you are directly adding your source as text on the Anabaptist wiki, simply copy or type your source text on the page you have created.
  
If you are uploading a file, write a brief annotation on the new page you have created describing the source to future readers.  Next, you can upload your source.  To start, click on the "Upload file" link on the left hand side of the Anabaptist Wiki under the heading "toolbox."  On this page choose the file you wish to contribute and upload it to the Anabaptist Wiki.  Before you finish, be sure to copy the text beside the "Destination filename" heading.  After uploading your file, return to the source page you have created to insert a link to the file you have uploaded.  To create a link use the following code <code><nowiki>[[Media:The Text from the "Destination filename" heading|The text you wish to appear for those reading the page]]</nowiki></code>.
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If you are uploading a file, write a brief annotation on the new page you have created describing the source to future readers.  Next, you can upload your source.  To start, click on the "Upload file" link on the left hand side of the Anabaptist Wiki under the heading "toolbox."  On this page choose the file you wish to contribute and upload it to the Anabaptist Wiki.  Before you finish, be sure to copy the text beside the "Destination filename" heading.  After uploading your file, return to the source page you have created to insert a link to the file you have uploaded.  To create a link use the following code <code>
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<nowiki>[[Media:The Text from the "Destination filename" heading|The text you wish to appear for those reading the page]]</nowiki> </code>.
  
After inserting your source material, be sure to insert the following code at the bottom of the page <code><nowiki>[[Category:Sources]]</nowiki></code>. This will create a link to your source material on the [[:Category:Sources|sources category page]].
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After inserting your source material, be sure to insert the following code at the bottom of the page <code>
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<nowiki>[[Category:Sources]]</nowiki> </code>. This will create a link to your source material on the [[:Category:Sources|sources category page]].
  
If you are adding source material in a language other than English (To learn about creating pages in languages other than English read about our [[Anabaptistwiki:Language policy|language policy]]), add a language code to the end of the category code to create a link to the source in the appropriate sources category language page. For example, if you write a story in Spanish, you should insert the following code at the bottom of the page <code><nowiki>[[Category:Sources/es]]</nowiki></code>. This will create a link to your story on the category page for all stories written in Spanish.
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If you are adding source material in a language other than English (To learn about creating pages in languages other than English read about our [[Anabaptistwiki:Language policy|language policy]]), add a language code to the end of the category code to create a link to the source in the appropriate sources category language page. For example, if you write a story in Spanish, you should insert the following code at the bottom of the page <code>
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<nowiki>[[Category:Sources/es]]</nowiki> </code>. This will create a link to your story on the category page for all stories written in Spanish.
  
 
If you have further questions and are still unsure how to contribute sources to the Anabaptist Wiki, contact John D. Roth at johndr@goshen.edu, and one of our staff will help you add your source.
 
If you have further questions and are still unsure how to contribute sources to the Anabaptist Wiki, contact John D. Roth at johndr@goshen.edu, and one of our staff will help you add your source.
  
 
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Revision as of 14:59, 20 July 2010

This pages provides some basic information about writing articles. To return to the "About Anabaptistwiki" page click here.

What is a Source?

We envision the Global Anabaptist Wiki to become a major site for primary sources related to the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition: from the 16th century to the present and in a wide variety of languages. Please post any public domain sources you think might be of interest to other users of AnabaptistWiki. Our staff will help to sort and organize source material into appropriate categories as it is added. Click here to view sources.

Source Titles

Source Content

Style

Citations

Adding a Source

Looking to add or upload a source to the Global Anabaptist Wikipedia? Great, but first make sure you are uploading with integrity.

  1. Did you get permission from the creator to post his or her source? Anabaptistwiki recognizes intellectual property and the creative work by the original author. Anabaptistwiki merely acts as a repository for sources posted on the site and will not tolerate the posting of sources which counteract the wishes and rights of the original author.


If you answered yes to the above questions then you are ready to begin uploading your source. To upload your source, follow these steps:

  1. If your source is in a pdf, word doc, etc. then upload it. Make sure you have permission to upload files and then click the "upload file" under the toolbox in the left-hand toolbox.
  2. Create your new article page. To create a source page, type the name of your article in the search bar and click "Go." Notice that whatever you type in the search bar will be the exact title of your article so watch out for spelling mistakes and capitalization. Hitting "Go" should bring you to the search results page. Near the top of the page you should see the following "There is no page titled "Your Article Name". You can create this page." Clicking on "create this page" will bring you to a screen where you can write your article.
  3. Load the appropriate boilerplate. A boilerplate is a pre-formatted template for you to use which takes some of the work out of formatting and allows the site to be more consistent. Simply choose the language your source is written in under the "Select Boilerplate" option and click load.
  4. Edit the page. Every source needs a citation, summary and link if the source has been uploaded. If the source is not an uploaded file, add the copied source underneath these headers. For a guide on how to format a source page see the above style heading. If you are a bit more competent with Wikicode, you can experiment with tables, images etc. For help on editing, visit the Mediawiki how to edit page and formatting page.
  5. Add your new source to the appropriate categories. WARNING: Do some previous searching before you select categories for your source. See which categories sources similar to yours have been placed in and then choose appropriate categories for your source. We have added a feature on Anabaptistwiki that allows you to easily select categories for your source. Underneath the editor pane is a "Category Selection" pane. You can either choose appropriate categories from the list of popular categories below or type existing categories in the input box.
  6. Save your page. When you are done editing, formatting and selecting categories, click the "Save Page" button at the bottom of the page. Your source has now been created and people can start reading it!
  7. Link your source to appropriate articles. Think about what articles could be improved by having a link to this source. If articles like these exist, add a link to this source on their pages.

There are two ways you add sources, either directly as an article or as an uploaded file with a brief annotation. Inserting source text directly as an article is more accessible to individuals with slow internet connections and avoids confusion over file format, while uploading a file is less labor intensive.

To add a source, either as text or as an uploaded file you must first create a page for your source. Go to the Sources page and click the "edit" tab. Insert a link to your source under the section for your region and country using the following code: [[Your Source Title]] . This will create a red link (meaning the article does not exist yet). Follow this link to create a new page for your source.

If you are directly adding your source as text on the Anabaptist wiki, simply copy or type your source text on the page you have created.

If you are uploading a file, write a brief annotation on the new page you have created describing the source to future readers. Next, you can upload your source. To start, click on the "Upload file" link on the left hand side of the Anabaptist Wiki under the heading "toolbox." On this page choose the file you wish to contribute and upload it to the Anabaptist Wiki. Before you finish, be sure to copy the text beside the "Destination filename" heading. After uploading your file, return to the source page you have created to insert a link to the file you have uploaded. To create a link use the following code [[Media:The Text from the "Destination filename" heading|The text you wish to appear for those reading the page]] .

After inserting your source material, be sure to insert the following code at the bottom of the page [[Category:Sources]] . This will create a link to your source material on the sources category page.

If you are adding source material in a language other than English (To learn about creating pages in languages other than English read about our language policy), add a language code to the end of the category code to create a link to the source in the appropriate sources category language page. For example, if you write a story in Spanish, you should insert the following code at the bottom of the page [[Category:Sources/es]] . This will create a link to your story on the category page for all stories written in Spanish.

If you have further questions and are still unsure how to contribute sources to the Anabaptist Wiki, contact John D. Roth at johndr@goshen.edu, and one of our staff will help you add your source.