The Wiki interface is easy to learn. Here are some brief instructions on the most common procedures.
Register an account
You need an account to be able to edit and create new articles in Metapedia. To register an account, click on the link in the upper right corner and fill out the fields. See: Metapedia:Register
To create and edit pages
The easiest way to create a new page is to type in the name of the article in the search field below the menu to the left and click "Go". If the page is missing you will be given the option of creating a new article.
If you want to redirect a certain word to an existing article you can create a new article and add the phrase "#REDIRECT [[target article]]" (without "") and finally click on "Save page".
The article name should be in bold face use code: '''ArticleName'''
To put text in italics use code: ''text in italics''
To categorize an article, add the text "[[Category:CategoryName]]" (withouth "") on a separate line at the end of the article. If the category doesn't exist, you will see a red link. Click on the red link and type in a short description of the category and click on "save". If you want to place an article in more than one catogory, just add several category-lines as described above.
If you want to link the name other articles in the text use code: [[ArticleName]]
If you want to link text to other articles in the text use code: [[ArticleName|Text]]
If you want to make a list of related articles use code:
[[Image:FriedrichII.jpg|thumb|200px|Frederick II of Prussia]]
Sign and date you posts on talk pages [[User:Name|Name]]: 02:23, 11 June 2009 (CEST)
General guidelines for Metapedia articles
Below are some of the more important things you should think about when creating and editing articles in Metapedia. For a more detailed description of what the articles should look like, see the Metapedia style guide.
Be sure to use a neutral and balanced language. Avoiding exaggerations and bias is important for our credibility. Take a look at other encyclopedias to get a feeling for what the texts should look like stylistically.
Please type in a short comment in the Summary field below the main text window when editing pages. This makes it easier for others to see what you have changed. (If you look below the menu option Recent changes, you can see how these comments are shown in the list.)
Use the "Show preview"-function before saving a page after editing. By doing this you will see if something else needs changing and thereby minimizing the number of times you need to save the same article. This makes the log files more condensed and easy to review.
Use your common sense when making changes in existing articles. The change should lead to an obvious improvement by the articles quality, an improvement of the language, or to make the article more neutral or in accordance with our other guidelines. To add new information in an article is generally always welcome.
If you detect a non-serious edit or sabotage, please restore the article to a previous version by clicking to view the articles history and thereafter on "roll back".
This page contains requested articles. If you want to add any of the articles below, please click on the corresponding link. The red links signify missing articles. You can also view a list of the most wanted articles by clicking here.