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* ''Always'', '''Always''', '''''Always''''' define your terms and provide clear concrete examples or demonstrations of the point you're making. (Again, articles should be readable by anyone)
 
* ''Always'', '''Always''', '''''Always''''' define your terms and provide clear concrete examples or demonstrations of the point you're making. (Again, articles should be readable by anyone)
 
* Provide links to other pages to help the traffic flow to an article. A visitor should never have to hit the "Back" button to move on
 
* Provide links to other pages to help the traffic flow to an article. A visitor should never have to hit the "Back" button to move on
* When creating a new article, be sure to add a Stub tag to the top (just type <nowiki>{{stub}}</nowiki> at the top of the article) and add it to one of our [[Special:Categories|Categories]] by simply creating a link like this: <nowiki>[[Category:(''name of category here'')]]</nowiki>
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* When using quotes, use the quote template to standardize the format by inserting your quote into markup- <nowiki>{{Q|[Quote text here]|[Author, Source]}}</nowiki>
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==When creating a new article==
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*Be sure to add a Stub tag to the top (just type <nowiki>{{stub}}</nowiki> at the top of the article)
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*Add it to one of our [[Special:Categories|Categories]] by simply creating a link like this: <nowiki>[[Category:(''name of category here'')]]</nowiki>

Latest revision as of 15:39, 4 September 2010

In order to make this wiki organized, concise and generally easy to understand, there are several guidelines one should follow when making edits:

General Rules for Editing

  • Write for both total strangers to philosophy and experienced philosophers alike.
  • Always, Always, Always define your terms and provide clear concrete examples or demonstrations of the point you're making. (Again, articles should be readable by anyone)
  • Provide links to other pages to help the traffic flow to an article. A visitor should never have to hit the "Back" button to move on
  • When using quotes, use the quote template to standardize the format by inserting your quote into markup- {{Q|[Quote text here]|[Author, Source]}}

When creating a new article

  • Be sure to add a Stub tag to the top (just type {{stub}} at the top of the article)
  • Add it to one of our Categories by simply creating a link like this: [[Category:(''name of category here'')]]