User:Aardvark/Getting Started

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Hello, and welcome to The Portal. We are a project-driven community spread over many interest areas and a variety of backgrounds, so we are always looking for more people to pitch in. Big or small, find something that interests you and contribute what you can. To learn more about our values and goals, read our Value Statement.

Using the Wiki[edit | edit source]

The wiki is where the community's efforts come together and are displayed. See the FAQ for quick questions and the Portal Wiki project page for specific tasks.

Linking[edit | edit source]

Linking is the most basic and important feature of the wiki. By linking wiki pages to each other the site becomes more comprehensive and reflective of our collective knowledge.

  • To link to a page, surround its title with double brackets. So then, the code [[Eric Weinstein]] produces the link Eric Weinstein.
  • To change how the link displays, separate the page title and the text you want displayed with the | symbol. So then, the code [[Eric Weinstein|Eric]] produces the link Eric.

You can link to a page that does not exist, doing so will allow the creation of that page. Simply follow the red link and create the page.

Special Pages[edit | edit source]

The wiki's Special Pages provide tools to see where attention is needed across the site. There are more than what is listed here, but these are the most useful for finding where to make quick and meaningful contribution.

Dead-end Pages[edit | edit source]

Dead-end pages are pages that do not link to anywhere else in the wiki. If you recognize ideas on these pages that already have a page or you think an idea is deserving of a page, then add links.

Orphaned Pages[edit | edit source]

Orphaned pages are pages not linked to on any page in the wiki. Consider searching existing pages for the topics of orphaned pages and adding links to them.

Wanted Pages[edit | edit source]

Wanted pages are pages that have not yet been created, but have a wiki link pointing to them. Even creating the page and adding the {{Stub}} label is a good contribution, it allows the next person to more easily contribute.

Pages with the Fewest Revisions[edit | edit source]

Pages with the fewest revisions are pages that likely need touching up and development. Consider adding what you can.

Stubs[edit | edit source]

MW-Icon-Warning.png This article is a stub. You can help us by editing this page and expanding it.

Pages with the {{Stub}} label need development. If you see a page with this label, consider adding to it.

Projects[edit | edit source]

At present, there are four major focus areas based on ideas put forth by Eric. The hub page for each project explains the core idea and the purpose of the project. Below the hub page are listings for the largest and most developed projects in each area.

Joining an Existing Project[edit | edit source]

To join an existing project, contact one of its members listed on their project page through Discord.

Adding Your Own Project[edit | edit source]

To add your own project, simply create a page for it and link to it on the Projects page under the New Projects heading.

Topics[edit | edit source]

Below the project listings on the main page are ideas relevant to the project they are grouped under.