Project:Wiki

From Gentoo Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Wiki
Description The wiki project oversees the community and the content surrounding wiki.gentoo.org
Email wiki@gentoo.org
IRC channel #gentoo-wiki
Lead(s)
Last elected: 2017/07/09
Members
Subprojects
(and inherited members)
Parent Project Gentoo Linux
Project listing

Goal

The goal of the Gentoo wiki is to become the best Linux-related resource on the web. This goal is impossible without contributions from the Gentoo community. Using MediaWiki software, the Gentoo community can now assist in improving documentation for Gentoo as quickly and easily as clicking the "Edit" button.

Happy improvements!

Stats

  • 129 active users.
  • 6,068 articles.
  • 102,031 pages.

Roadmap

This section lists things that need to be done around the wiki. If you are involved in the wiki project feel free to pick something and start working on it. When something is being worked on please use the {{User}} template to indicate what you are working on. Past accomplishments can be found in the archive.

2017

Plugin updates

  • Update to the SMW plugin needs to be applied. We're presently running SMW 2.3. Looks like this merge will closed out the error found when attempting to render underscores in in-line queries. (Presently viewed in "grub-install --target=x86 64-efi" in the bootloader section of the AMD64 Handbook.)
    • Presently worked around by creating a new text Property...

General

FAQs

Can I rename my account?

In the event that you would like your account name to be renamed, please do NOT create a new account for the desired name. Creating an account with the new name creates problems for wiki admins. Some rules:

  1. If the account name that you would like to rename to already exists on the wiki's database, then the name has already been claimed and it is impossible to rename the account. A username search can be performed to see what names have already been claimed.
  2. Login to the account you would like renamed and write the following text in the user namespace of the account: Hi Gentoo wiki admins, I would like my account renamed to <new-account-name>. where <new-account-name> is the desired name after the rename operation. This must be done so that wiki admins can verify the owner of the account to be renamed is the same person asking for the rename in the step below.
  3. Finally, ask someone with an @ symbol next to their IRC nickname in #gentoo-wiki to rename the existing account. Be sure to provide the admin with a link to the user namespace with the message mentioned above. Wiki admins will eventually review the request.

Can I delete/remove my account?

Because Mediawiki software uses a relational database, revision history should not be deleted (even if the account to be deleted/removed has never performed any editing). This creates an inherit problem. The best solution is to merge the account with another account that is blocked (prevented from performing actions on the wiki).

Users

Wiki users need to perform the following steps to prepare the account for removal:

  1. Login to the account you would like renamed and write the following text in the user namespace of the account: Hi Gentoo wiki admins, I would like my account permanently removed. I understand this is a one-way action that cannot be undone. Please proceed with removing my account. This must be done so that wiki admins can verify the owner of the account to be removed is the same person asking for the rename in the step below.
  2. Finally, ask someone with an @ symbol next to their IRC nickname in #gentoo-wiki to remove the existing account. Be sure to provide the admin with a link to the user namespace with the message mentioned above. Wiki admins will eventually review the request.

Admins

Wiki admins are to perform the following steps to delete/remove accounts:

  1. Confirm the wiki user asking for the account removal has logged in and left a message on their userspace page as instructed above. Verify in the page history that the edit was performed by the name of the account holder. This confirms the users identity as the account holder.
  2. Merge the account to be removed with the Deletedusers account. This action is performed with the User Merge tool.

Participation

As with all official Gentoo projects: community participation not only welcome, but highly encouraged. Contact maffblaster on #gentoo-wiki for a list of current things to do. In short, here are a few things that could use some immediate attention:

  • Open discussions - Help close out open discussions (especially anything open in the Handbook namespace).
  • Todo list - Review things that need work.
  • Translate - Make the Gentoo documentation available in your native language. Become a translator.

As with most Gentoo projects as you pile on contributions you may be asked if you are interested in joining our wiki project. We are excited to see the ways community members enhance our documentation.

See also

  • Wiki formatting help (table of contents) - Those who have never used a wiki before should start here for general wiki formatting help.
  • Article blueprints - A group of pre-structured articles written to help Wiki contributors focus more on quality content and less on structural busywork.
  • Wiki Contributor's Guide - A guide to help Wiki contributors become well versed in maintaining Gentoo's documentation.