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The setiQuest wiki editing policy is designed to encourage the creation of a uniform and clean looking wiki that is free from copyright infringements. Please follow these rules while editing the setiQuest wiki.
- The purpose of the setiQuest wiki is to document the most important search in the history of all humankind. The setiQuest wiki is also used as a communication, collaboration, and organizational tool for our projects. All wiki content should be SETI related.
- Avoid adding red links to empty wiki pages. Internal red links are not pretty and they make a wiki look broken. If you think there should be a wiki page then create it first and then add the link to it.
- Avoid creating stub pages that have only a sentence or two of content. A leafy tree of minimal content is not a tree worth traversing. Strive for content rich wiki pages of great informative value.
- Avoid hidden external links. It should be obvious to a reader if clicking a link will send them to a non-setiQuest wiki page. External links are best located in a dedicated section at page end or in references with the <ref> tag. See the References and External links examples at the bottom of this page. If an external link is to be embedded in the page then make the link visible like this http://www.seti.org and not like this hidden external link. It is sometimes necessary but try to avoid external linking like this .
- If you don't have permission to add a piece of content to the setiQuest wiki then please don't do it. We want to avoid copyright infringements and all the trouble they bring.
- Do not import content from Wikipedia. First of all it is pointless to populate the setiQuest wiki with content from Wikipedia. It clutters our wiki with unmaintained content and it is unoriginal. We want our wiki to have unique SETI related content. Instead of copying Wikipedia content, add an external link to it. Content that is determined to be substantially copied, and for which a link would suffice, will be removed.
- Please fill in the Summary: box with a brief description of your edit. Do you comment your code? The same thinking applies to wiki edits.
- Please try to be scholarly and use references that point to the original source of information or idea. Here is a <ref> tag example.
- The Talk: page is for discussion of page contents and user communication. Every wiki content and User: page has a Talk: page. The wiki is such a free-form tool that we should all do our best to make the Talk: discussion pages act like a threaded forum system.
- Sign and time stamp all Talk: discussion comments by placing ~~~~ (4 tildes) at the end of your comments. It is easier to read user comments when it can be quickly determined who said what and when.
- It is good to give new Talk: discussions a ==Title== header and to use ":" (colons) for multiple indentations for a threaded forum appearance.
- Use a top-down (newest at the bottom) chronology for Talk: discussions and ":" indents. Note that this is backwards from the setiQuest forum.
- A user's Talk: page discussions are considered sacred and should not be modified. Minor layout and formatting modifications are acceptable but please try to stay true to their original intentions and chronology.