Do you Wiki?

I don’t know if how many of you know this but BME has its own Wiki. While there is a wealth of information on it, there is always more to add and entries to clean up. If you’d like to help out, consider signing up for a free SSO account. This will give you access to edit entries on the BME wiki.

Take a look through it to see how things are done. Read the “Intro Help File“. Since the Wiki was create we have wanted it to be an all encompassing body modification reference. While there is a wealth of information about various body modifications entries for films, books, television shows and even celebrities remain sparse. Please consider contributing information in these categories if they happen to be something you know a fair bit about. Templates exist for film and television pages. I plan to create similar templates for adding people relatively soon and any old pages under these categories will need to be edited for uniformity.

If you’re new to editing Wikis, have a look at this off-site Media Wiki Guide. If you’re an IAM member, there is even a Wiki Editors Forum. (I accidentally deleted the previous version of this forum but it’s definitely the place to go with questions.) Much like Wikipedia, entries are on the BME Wiki are monitored to ensure no vandalism occurs and that all entries are relevant BME content.

Every little bit helps, like checking for broken links, fixing layouts and doing grammar and spelling checks as many of the old BME Encyclopedia entries that were migrated over when the Wiki was born still need to be cleaned up. Even if you don’t feel that editing the Wiki is something you would enjoy, pop over and check it out.

5 thoughts on “Do you Wiki?

  1. Do you have to pay to be an editor or contribute to help out? No offense but I don’t want to submit photos of my privates and I don’t think it’s right to pay to help out. Why not just make the wiki editable by everyone, like a wiki is supposed to be?

    Not that it matters because I went to that signup page and got this error:

    Secure Connection Failed uses an invalid security certificate.

    The certificate is not trusted because it is self signed.
    The certificate expired on 25/07/2009 6:57 AM.

    (Error code: sec_error_expired_issuer_certificate)

  2. @1, I suggest you use firefox if you aren’t already, and add an exception to the browser.

  3. I used to WIki frequently. Wrote a few specialist articles but I tried to delete them when Shannon was ousted. All my information is still there though. Had any of that stuff not happened I’d probably still be there putting in work. As it is, I put work into other efforts which prosper continually.

  4. It’s free and the SSO is a self signed certificate so you’ll need to add an exception like Alexander says. The wiki IS editable by everyone. All that’s required is a free SSO account. Given the vandalism that Wikipedia has to deal with and the very small staff we have, we don’t have time to deal with fixing the inevitable crap that anonymous people will do. People can make fake accounts sure but it’s a lot easier to stop vandalism when you have an account.

  5. just because the SSL is self signing does not mean that we HAVE to add an exception. BMEs hosting staff should be able to fix this problem without much bother at all.

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