Welcome to the PAX Community Wiki Project!
So as some have realized via targeted topic wikis in the past, the forums are not a good method to archive or detail a significant information about PAX. On-topic threads can cover a lot of things but inevitably information gets lost as time moves on. This has prompted a group of folks (including some that worked on the Hitchhiker's Guide to PAX East wiki) to create a general community wiki project to house collective PAX knowledge.
One or two general PAX wikis have been attempted in the past. To combat potential failure, this time around participation has been gained from a much wider group of people pre-launch including (but not limited to) a majority of community event leaders (such as folks from the PPL, Cookie Brigade, East Train Alliance, etc). Most of the work thus far has been revolving around community events and creation of boilerplate templates for various categories of articles.
It is now time to open this up to the PAX Forum community at large for absorbing and creating content.
When reading the wiki
, please keep in mind that there a huge wealth of content yet. We've tried to get a lot of content pre-launch, but there are only so many hours in the day. If there's an absence of a page that you think should be there, and you want to write it, use the application to sign up for an account and create it.
When writing for the wiki
, use an available boilerplate so that common article types stay stylistically similar. If there's a boilerplate category that doesn't exist yet, create a stub for it from the default if you know how, and if you don't, ask. Try to be as informative as possible without being too subjective. Perfect objectivity isn't expected, but it should be a goal of every article to be a knowledge base and not a guide.
Obviously all the articles are slanted in a PAX perspective. A decent way to think of this is: is this an "about" article? or a "how-to" article?
. Try to stick to "about" as much as possible.
If you want to contribute to the PAX Community Wiki Project
, read the front page of the wiki for the application link.
Much of the current content is focused towards PAX East since it is the upcoming PAX. However, if your expertise lends towards PAX Prime, feel free to start on those areas as well.
If you have any technical problems with the wiki, contact me (@Zerzhul)
or Moe Fwacky via PM. If certain issues become common, I'll post them in one of the first few posts in a FAQ section, and I'll likely add them to a wiki page.
The global MediaWiki user's guide resides here
There exists a Sandbox
page with which to try out things before posting them to the wiki.