Contributing Content

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Introduction

This Wiki uses technology that allows anyone to add or edit content and you don't need to be a computer programmer to learn how it is done. The technology is called MediaWiki.

Setting up an account

  1. In order to make a contribution to this Wiki you must first create an account and then login with that account. Click on Log in / create account in the top right-hand corner of the page then enter the requested information.
  2. Then send an e-mail to james@futureofmankind.co.uk requesting you be made an "editor". Please state your Wiki username, full name and home address and describe the changes or additions you intend to make to the Wiki once you are given access. This extra step is required to further reduce spam and vandalism.
  3. You can now create and edit pages (unprotected ones only).
  4. (Optional) Add your personal details to your user page (click on your username at the top of the page).
  5. (Recommended) I recommend you refer to the MediaWiki Handbook to learn how to edit a page.

Wiki Rules

When submitting new articles you must try your best to ensure that:

  • you include one of the following tags at the top of the article to include the relevant notice template:
    • {{Officialauthorised}}
    • {{Unofficialauthorised}}
    • {{Unofficialunauthorised}}
    • These get displayed as the following notices when the article is saved:
IMPORTANT NOTE
This is an official and authorised translation of a FIGU publication.

N.B. This translation contains errors due to the insurmountable language differences between German and English.
Before reading onward, please read this necessary prerequisite to understanding this document.


IMPORTANT NOTE
This is an unofficial but authorised translation of a FIGU publication.

N.B. This translation contains errors due to the insurmountable language differences between German and English.
Before reading onward, please read this necessary prerequisite to understanding this document.


IMPORTANT NOTE
This is an unofficial and unauthorised translation of a FIGU publication.

N.B. This translation contains errors due to the insurmountable language differences between German and English.
Before reading onward, please read this necessary prerequisite to understanding this document.

  • if appropriate, also include the following tag
    • {{Nonfigupublication}}
    • This displays the following notice:

IMPORTANT NOTE
This article is not an official FIGU publication.

  • if appropriate, also include the following tag
    • {{Necessaryprerequisitetoundestandingthisdocument}}
    • This displays the following notice:

N.B. This translation contains errors due to the insurmountable language differences between German and English.
Before reading onward, please read this necessary prerequisite to understanding this document.

  • the translation includes the original German text, if available, which must be exact to the character.
  • the line numbering should also be included in the article if it existed in the original text and if available.
  • you include the translator's name, if available, at the top of each page
  • you include references at the bottom of the page using the <ref>...</ref%gt; tag within the body of the text and <references /> tag at the bottom.
  • you include the source (URL or book title and ISBN) of the article

Once an article is submitted, a Wiki admin will check and verify and improve the article for presentation quality purposes only, not translation quality.

Note: Vandalism will not be tolerated. IP addresses of offending users will be blocked permanently. It is also pointless since any changes petty or otherwise can easily be rolled back.

Editing Tips

  1. The easiest way to create a new page is to create a link to a new page then click on that link[1].
  2. You can now use the new gaiaguys-article-to-Wiki-table convertor which is not perfect but helps save some editing time. It is useful for creating a MediaWiki table from a combined German-English translation whereby the lines are alternatively in English, German, English, German.
  3. There is now also another tool for merging separate German and English articles into the same Contact Report.

Translation Tools

If you want to translate some German text for personal use, it is advisable to use the online translators provided by Google and Altavista which are some of the best ones available.

MediaWiki Resources

This Wiki uses the MediaWiki server software as used by Wikipedia.org. It is advised that you refer to the MediaWiki Handbook for assistance when unsure of how to implement a required change.

List of things you could help with

This isn't all of the ways; its suggestions from other editors.

  • Proof read the German and correct any mistakes.
Proof read the English and correct any mistakes.
Compare the English with the German sentence by sentence to make it a better more professional translation; if it doesn't make sense
If you have one of the books; input word for word onto the German side so that others can translate.
No English only German text; you're welcome to translate the German into English if you can do that.
  • Spelling mistakes
page formatting mistakes
  • Add references to German words included in the English from dict.figu.org so readers know why an English word has not been used.
Further reading sections can be expanded with useful relevant information urls from wikipedia about specifics written in the contact report - especially if the reader is likely to go looking for it afterwards anyway.
If there is already a page for it in the Meier Encyclopedia don't create another page, instead make the existing page better.
List information and extracts from the contacts on the Meier Encyclopedia pages so that each page encompasses everything there is to know about the subject from all of the contacts combined. Example Planets, Event Timeline, Beamships, Fundamental Forces, Atlantis etc
add questions answered from forum.figu to the Meier Encyclopedia and present it like its presented on the other pages, example Beamships.
  • Ensure all the contact reports are consistently presented.
In the introduction section there ideally would be the pages, book, dates etc all available to the reader, example Contact Report 001 which is not always included on all the Contact Reports but could be taken from shop.figu.org Contact Statistics and the Gaiaguys_Web summary pages.
  • Help complete lists and statistics;
The_Pleiadian/Plejaren_Contact_Reports
Contact Reports
Contact Statistics
Index
completing information which has not been completed about the books.
  • Tidy up pages in the Articles_by_others section.
  • Include information not present on pages
References
Source
or adding photos for other pages such as articles and meier encylopedia pages from the SSSC grounds, or Switzerland area, or perhaps you've taken a photo of a UFO or something interesting and already shown Billy and he's identified it; upload it and write a description if its part of the evidence because he identified it.
adding images to the TOC area of contact reports and other pages in the way its been done on other pages.
adding your art to the Art_Gallery
indexing the information in them; but don't use Index that is for contact reports only, consider creating a new index for just the bulletins and other articles.
ensuring they're all presented consistently
adding other documents from FIGU
  • Taking existing translations from other websites and importing them into this website using the existing framework
Taking from translation websites and crediting the author and linking to it in the source section.
Taking from forums and crediting the author and linking to it in the source section
Adding a translation key for preliminary translation if its not a professional translation to the The_Pleiadian/Plejaren_Contact_Reports listing.
Adding professionally translated documents and checking they are all listed properly on the various pages.
check for broken links
dead end pages
broken redirects
uncategorised pages
forgotten pages on the 'all pages' that maybe should be linked better.

References

  1. Make sure that the link does not contain quotation marks, because otherwise you will run into problems.

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