ClemsonWiki:Project

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A ClemsonWiki Project is a collection of pages devoted to the management of a specific family of information within the ClemsonWiki. It is not a place to write encyclopedia articles, but a resource to help coordinate and organize article writing. The attached talk pages are a convenient forum for those interested in a particular project. Projects can also have associated Portals.

See the complete List of ClemsonWiki Projects.

Before you begin[edit]

Ask yourself this question - is a Project right for what I want to do?

A Project is designed to co-ordinate the efforts of several users, and to allow a group of conceptually related pages to have similar structures and appearance. However, using a Project adds a considerable amount of additional effort and administration and it only begins to deliver value once several users are actively involved.

If you are not sure: If you have a subject you are passionate about, but you aren't certain if anyone else is interested, then just dive on in and forget about using a Project. If other contributors start editing your articles regularly, then raise the idea of switching to a ClemsonWiki Project framework.

Suggestions for new projects[edit]

  1. Read ClemsonWiki Project Best practices for tips on leading a WikiProject.
  2. Create the main project page at ClemsonWiki:Project projectname. (See Starting a new page)
  3. Create an outline on your project page:
    • Add {{subst:ClemsonWiki Project|projectname}} into your main project page and save. (See m:Help:Template for details.)
  4. Identify pages within the scope of your project:
    • A good way to do this is to copy the listings of Special:Whatlinkshere for the most important articles related to your project.
    • You will probably want to save a copy of the list on a project status subpage.
  5. Create a project to-do list to focus and coordinate your collaborative efforts.
  6. If possible, link to a sample article to give other ClemsonWikians a feel for the project's goals.
  7. Advertise!
    • Create a project notice template, and insert it at the top of the talk page of related articles.

See also[edit]

Essay Service

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