Some people new to Wiki may not know where to begin. This will hopefully be a help to those who are completely new to Wiki and for those who just need a reference. The majority of this information was compiled by DonRedman; I have done some restructing of his original content. --WolfSong
The WikiWikiWeb is the first Wiki ever. It has a lot of information about WikiNature and WikiStyle. It contains a few suggestions on how to be a GoodWikiCitizen. Other "old" (as in older than Wikipedia) wikis are UseModWiki and MeatballWiki. If you want to become familiar with Wikis, I suggest you take a look at these excellent Wikis and learn from them (as I did :-)). --DonRedman
Good Wiki Style
Here comes a random compilation of tips and rules that I gathered from the above resources --DonRedman
Sign Your Edits
A good Wikizen signs her edits with her Wiki Name. --DonRedman
She then creates the page of her name. Now everybody can back-link to her edits by clicking on the title of her page (Go check it out on DonRedman's page!).
You can sign your edits by pressing the "sign" button or typing "--~~~~", which becomes "-- UserName 13:59, 15 June 2006 (UTC)"
If discussions are still hot it is probably best to stay in ThreadMode. Threaded discussions are helpful to develop ideas, but lengthy and sometimes difficult to read later.
- Media Wiki offers nice indentations.
If a page describes SomeFeature, it is often better to create the discussion page for that page and discuss things there.
When the discussion cools down a bit and consensus (or dissensus) begins to form, you could try to write up a tentative summary:
Links to further Resources:
Good Wiki Names
WikiNames are the addresses of wiki pages. It is therefore quite essential that new pages get a good wiki name. Otherwise they will never get referenced. I have gathered some hints on how to make GoodWikiNames, and what are BadWikiNames. Also you will find some helpful background-philosophy on the page about WikiNames.