So You Want To Edit HUMBUG Pages
Firstly, you need to join up and then secondly you need to learn how to edit pages. The information below should get you started.
You're a paid member of HUMBUG or you have been asked by HUMBUG to join. So what do you do? It's simple: up in the top left hand corner you should see the word login. Click that. Then you should see in blue "you can create one now". Click on that. It will ask you a few questions. Username, password that kinda thing. What then happens is the HUMBUG Exec gets an email telling them of your request to join. Once they have okayed you, you can then login and edit pages on this website.
What to Do?
When you edit a wiki it becomes a public document. As a result nearly all our pages are open to anyone that wants to view them and as many as possible, from HUMBUG, to edit them. This means you need to take care with what you edit and your own use of language. So what should I do to edit pages. Best time to do it is at one of the general meeting. There a member of the Exec should be able to quickly organise a login.
Take a look at our Code Of Conduct. This gives a list of do's and don'ts. Following them will help you to avoid annoying others.
- Preview. If you're editing a page always preview that page. You may not have included white space or an extra equals sign so your best bet is to check. Also it allows you to take more time to polish up your page.
- In text mode down the bottom of the page is some often used editing syntax as well as links to help. These should help you a lot. Also you can open a new tab and check through the help pages.
- Explain yourself. Just down from the editing window there is a comment section. If you're doing more than just a quick spelling/punctuation fix then tell people why you did what you did. It helps a lot.
- Read the page aloud. This will help you to find any mistakes you have made. Along with previewing the page this will save you from embarrassment.
- Accept that someone is sure to edit the page you may have spent a huge amount of time creating. That is part and parcel of using a wiki. Get used to it. Often you will see that others have a different take. It's always interesting and at most times fun to see what other people do to your work. They will surprise you.