Contributing Content

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Introduction

This Wiki uses technology that allows anyone to add or edit content and you don't need to be a computer programmer to learn how it is done. The technology is called MediaWiki.

Setting up an account

  1. In order to make a contribution to this Wiki you must first create an account and then login with that account. Click on Log in / create account in the top right-hand corner of the page then enter the requested information.
  2. Then send an e-mail to james@futureofmankind.co.uk requesting you be made an "editor". Please state your Wiki username, full name and home address and describe the changes or additions you intend to make to the Wiki once you are given access. This extra step is required to further reduce spam and vandalism.
  3. You can now create and edit pages (unprotected ones only).
  4. (Optional) Add your personal details to your user page (click on your username at the top of the page).
  5. (Recommended) I recommend you refer to the MediaWiki Handbook to learn how to edit a page.

Wiki Rules

When submitting new articles you must try your best to ensure that:

  • you include one of the following tags at the top of the article to include the relevant notice template:
    • {{Officialauthorised}}
    • {{Unofficialauthorised}}
    • {{Unofficialunauthorised}}
    • These get displayed as the following notices when the article is saved:
IMPORTANT NOTE
This is an official and authorised translation of a FIGU publication.

N.B. This translation contains errors due to the insurmountable language differences between German and English.
Before reading onward, please read this necessary prerequisite to understanding this document.


IMPORTANT NOTE
This is an unofficial but authorised translation of a FIGU publication.

N.B. This translation contains errors due to the insurmountable language differences between German and English.
Before reading onward, please read this necessary prerequisite to understanding this document.


IMPORTANT NOTE
This is an unofficial and unauthorised translation of a FIGU publication.

N.B. This translation contains errors due to the insurmountable language differences between German and English.
Before reading onward, please read this necessary prerequisite to understanding this document.

  • if appropriate, also include the following tag
    • {{Nonfigupublication}}
    • This displays the following notice:

IMPORTANT NOTE
This article is not an official FIGU publication.

  • if appropriate, also include the following tag
    • {{Necessaryprerequisitetoundestandingthisdocument}}
    • This displays the following notice:

N.B. This translation contains errors due to the insurmountable language differences between German and English.
Before reading onward, please read this necessary prerequisite to understanding this document.

  • the translation includes the original German text, if available, which must be exact to the character.
  • the line numbering should also be included in the article if it existed in the original text and if available.
  • you include the translator's name, if available, at the top of each page
  • you include references at the bottom of the page using the <ref>...</ref%gt; tag within the body of the text and <references /> tag at the bottom.
  • you include the source (URL or book title and ISBN) of the article

Once an article is submitted, a Wiki admin will check and verify and improve the article for presentation quality purposes only, not translation quality.

Note: Vandalism will not be tolerated. IP addresses of offending users will be blocked permanently. It is also pointless since any changes petty or otherwise can easily be rolled back.

Editing Tips

  1. The easiest way to create a new page is to create a link to a new page then click on that link[1].
  2. You can now use the new gaiaguys-article-to-Wiki-table convertor which is not perfect but helps save some editing time. It is useful for creating a MediaWiki table from a combined German-English translation whereby the lines are alternatively in English, German, English, German.
  3. There is now also another tool for merging separate German and English articles into the same Contact Report.

Translation Tools

If you want to translate some German text for personal use, it is advisable to use the online translators provided by Google and Altavista which are some of the best ones available.

MediaWiki Resources

This Wiki uses the MediaWiki server software as used by Wikipedia.org. It is advised that you refer to the MediaWiki Handbook for assistance when unsure of how to implement a required change.


  1. Make sure that the link does not contain quotation marks, because otherwise you will run into problems.

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