The Digitalclassicist wiki runs on MediaWiki, which uses a Wikipedia-style markup system apply links, add tables, insert images, and so forth. MediaWiki has a good guide to the standard conventions for formatting pages. An excellent way to learn how to edit is to find a page that looks interesting, click edit, and study the formatting.
Because the wiki has been put together by many people across the world, over a stretch of years, inconsistency is inevitable. Much commonsense advice is provided by Wikipedia. Feel free to bring some regularity to inconsistent pages, keeping in mind that the best format is the one that best serves scholars and students of classical antiquity.
A typical project page in this wiki may have a format along the lines of:
==Available== * URL ==Author/Editor== * NAME ==Description== prose text if taken from the project website, then indented and with explcit attribution and accessed date, i.e.: Taken from the project website (Accessed 2016-01-14): :copied or exerpted text [[category:projects]] ONE OR MORE OTHER CATEGORIES
At the bottom of the page please add this text: [[category:tools]]
MediaWiki has a full explanation of link nomenclature. This wiki tends to use mostly the following types of links (note the subtle but important differences in punctuation):
Come along to one of the wiki editing sprints, which are held in the DigiClass IRC Channel once a month, and get ideas from other volunteers.
On the first Tuesday of every month (this Tuesday, the 5th of April) interested members of the Digital Classicist community (at large) get together for an hour or two to work on improving the content of the Digital Classicist wiki. If you'd like to join us, please:
In addition to general editing and enhancement of project and tool pages, today we shall be focusing in particular on (1) see if random pages we find needs work"; (2) look at the categories and see if we can rationalize/add to any of the categories in there; (3) work from the GoogleDoc/other lists of projects we might have lying around.
Please feel free to join us even if you'd prefer to work on some other part of the wiki, however. Please do extend this invitation to any colleagues, students or other collaborators who may be interested