From Global Voices Wiki
Welcome to the Global Voices Wiki, a place to share and create documents and guides, as well as discuss the shared goals of Global Voices
Categories/Sections of the wiki
The GV Guides category of this wiki holds all the documents that:
- Introduce GV concepts to newcomers;
- Explain the procedure for GV job roles: authors, editors, sub-editors and translators;
- Specify publishing conventions.
The GV Policy category of this wiki is used for all documents outlining editorial, structural and creative policies at GV.
The GV Lingua category of this wiki relates to Project Lingua.
Project Lingua amplifies Global Voices stories in languages other than English with the help of volunteer translators. It opens the line of communication with non-English speaking bloggers and readers of Global Voices by translating content into other languages.
GV Rising Voices
The GV Rising Voices category of this wiki relates to the Rising Voices project.
A project of Global Voices Online, Rising Voices aims to extend the benefits and reach of citizen media by connecting online media activists around the world and supporting their best ideas.
To learn about guidelines for writing for Rising Voices, please visit the RV Posting Guide.
The GV Advocacy category of this wiki relates to the GV Advocacy project.
A project of Global Voices Online, GV Advocacy seek to build a global anti-censorship network of bloggers and online activists dedicated to protecting freedom of expression and free access to information online.
This is the GV Screencasts category of this Wiki.
A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, also known as a video screen capture, often containing audio narration. GV screencasts provide teaching resources for key GV tasks and knowledge.
How to Use This Wiki / HELP!
Adding New Pages
If you want to create a new page, just go to the url where the article WOULD be and click the edit tab. So, for example, if you want to create a page called 'Using Rss Aggregators' you can just go to this url (just add the title of the post to the end of the normal url but with _'s instead of spaces):
When you visit the url you will be able to use the 'edit' button at the top to add content, then just save and the page is ready. You should make sure to create some links to the page so that people can find it though.
You can create links within a wiki page (like this homepage) to other pages by using the 'internal link' button in the editor or by just entering the name of the article you want to link to in the text inside square brackets. So if you put the following text in your article it would create a link like Using Rss Aggregators :
[[Using Rss Aggregators]]
A great way to create a page is to add a link to a non-existent page from one that does exist. After saving, you click the red link which will take you to the edit screen for the new page.
Using Wiki Categories
The last thing you need to do to keep the wiki organized is add categories to your pages so that people can find all similar pages. Categories should be standard across many pages, so look for an existing category you could use rather than creating a new one (we should have one 'Guides' category, rathar than 'Guides', 'GV Tutorials', 'GV Help' etc competing for articles).
To add a wiki category to an article, just add text like the following (with the category you want to use) :
That will automatically create a link to the category page at the bottom of the article. Category pages list all articles tagged with that category, so they can be very useful to see if there is related documentation or a similar article.
If you just want to LINK to the category page (like i do above on the homepage) then add a colon before the category link inside the square brackets:
[[:Category:Rising Voices Guides]]
Actively Maintained Pages
These are documents that are currently being maintained and SHOULD be accurate. You can take responsibility for a page if you want (if you have a questions about a page here, please contact the maintainer).
Style Guide - maintained by Sahar Habib Ghazi
Lingua Translators Guide - maintainted by Jeremy Clarke
Lingua Editors Guide - maintainted by Jeremy Clarke
Welcome to New Translators – maintained by Paula Góes