- 1 Definition
- 2 Ways You Can Help
- 2.1 Collaborate on Wikis already Started
- 2.2 Moderation
- 2.3 Edit Spelling, Grammar, Category and formatting Errors
- 2.4 Become an Advertiser
- 2.5 Roll MoparWiki a Bone
- 2.6 Make a small donation to help cover the expenses of running this site
Collaboration is a recursive process where two or more people or organizations work together in an intersection of common goals — for example, an intellectual endeavor that is creative in nature — by sharing knowledge, learning and building consensus. Most collaboration requires leadership, although the form of leadership can be social within a decentralized and egalitarian group. In particular, teams that work collaboratively can obtain greater resources, recognition and reward when facing competition for finite resources.
Ways You Can Help
Collaborate on Wikis already Started
You can find wikis to improved in a number of different ways:
- Search for Mopar topics, cars, or people that interest you, and see if that topic is missing information that you can include in it.
- Click the link in an existing wiki to a subject that interests you.
- Click Random Page until you see a topic you want to tackle
Adding Text Context
Most of the existing pages are simple terminology pages, which were created and a format template copied to it while working on another Wiki, but hasn't had anyone yet define the term. In most instances, the page requires only a paragraph or two to be completed. Completing these wikis only require an Internet search, cutting and pasting the text, and Citing a reference -- as we should always credit the original author. Before you start laying with a live wiki - you should:
- First play with your User wiki MyWiki Info
- Look over a Wiki type (Terminology, person, Model of a make) similar to the one you're about to modify, so you understand the look & feel (format) for consistency. Please follow that format or you may cause someone else a lot of time fixing your mistakes.
- Look over the Text Formatting Cheat Sheet to understand how to format text.
- Click Edit and then click Preview of a Wiki, to help you understand how formatting worked in
Wikis are better with Photos. That said, here is the policy.
- Use only good, clear, in focus photos with the foreground and background also being of a quality. You might need to use an online photo editor to crop and resize it.
- Make sure you. have the permission/authority to upload a photo to this site
- Do not Hot Link the photo from another site. When that site or photo disappears, it make ours wikis look cheap & cheesy.
- The photo width needs to be under 1200px and the height under 800px.
- Use only .png it .jpg photos
- File limitation is 2mb, but you should keep it under 500kb.
- Occasionally you'll come across a large wiki without sufficient references. Do a search of some of the information in the Wiki to locate verification references, and cite those references in the wiki. This legitimatizes the info in the wiki as valid, gives the reader feeling like they need yet more information a place to go, and gives credit where credit is due.
- Click preview before you click save, to make sure your changes display correctly before saving.
- Don't save too often. Each save makes another entire copy of the Wiki, clogging up MoparWiki, increasing expenses, and slowing down the site.
- Don't overuse text formatting like Bold, Italics, and/or colors
- Don't use MoparWiki for self promotion. That's a good way to get removed along with your work
- Avoid overusing photos or uploading bad photos. Don't upload photos you do not have permission to upload.
Each wiki has a talk page. Free Form your comments:
- If you disagree with information contained in the wiki
- You have comments on the wiki,
- You have a suggestion for the wiki,
- You have links to more information that you don't have time to filter through and include
- you are uncomfortable editing the actual wiki, but you have info you'd someone else to verify and include
As it applies to MoparWiki: a moderator is basically a traffic cops looks for troublemakers - and deals with them appropriately.
- Looks at the members list to see if anyone makes their Spidey Senses tingle. Bots and trolls are often very obvious. Checks their MyWiki to see if their Spamming or Trolling.
- Looks at the recent changes to see if the wiki was vandalized. Also looks to see if misinformation was posted, and compares with a previous version to see what had changed, reverting back if needed.
- Makes simple editing for obvious spelling, grammar or formatting errors
- Reports errors greater than the scope of a Moderator should be handling
MoparWiki has the immediate need for two Moderators who can spend about half-hour a day looking for problems. That number will grow exponentially as more than 30 minutes a day is averaged between the existing Moderators. How you become a Moderator with the authority to remove users and edits, is to first prove you can handle the job by doing it without authority. Use the talk pages to make your reports, and in time, those who have been helpful in reporting problems on the talk pages will be asked if they wish to become a Moderator.
Edit Spelling, Grammar, Category and formatting Errors
This is actually a position we have a need for couple of people for. An ideal candidate a Wordsmith with a great understanding of proper Grammar and/or the markup language - so they can fix bad text and/or improper formatting. If you have an average of 2-3 hours a week to volunteer, and you wish to volunteer, prove that this is a job you can handle by using the talk page to the wiki to clearly point out problems and propose solutions. In time, those showing the interest and the talent to handle the jib will be asked if they want it. If they do, they'll be giver the authority and power to make direct changes.
Become an Advertiser
Every week MoparWiki get more hits than the week before. A banner ad rotated onto all of the pages of this site will drive customers and prospects to your site.
Roll MoparWiki a Bone
If you have a Mopar orientated web site or business, won't you consider including a link on your site to MoparWiki? The below code added to your site will not only help MoparWiki, but will also show that you care about all things Mopar.
Make a small donation to help cover the expenses of running this site
The MoparWiki is supported by the very generous donations from a few people wanting to see this project succeed. However, it does not currently come close to covering the expenses of hosting the site with high speed dedicated servers and support personnel and programmers. Any financial help from any person or business wanting to help can be done by clicking the Donate button at the bottom of the Sidebar.
- Register to Edit
- It takes less than 5 minutes to request registration for editing, and we try to approve within 24 hours. Click the Register Link in the Top Bar.
- MoparWiki Help
- While editing Wikis may at first glance appear a little overwhelming, it really isn't. You will find this site's HELP (link found in the sidebar) to be very strong and easy to understand. The best way to start is with small edits and working on your user page -- and you will become a Pro in no time.