HOW CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE TO WIKI-BIOMAPPER?

The goal of Wiki-Biomapper is to provide Biomapperians with a growing knowledge-base about the use of Biomapper, Ecological Niche Factor Analysis, and all related processes and data. I have written the core of the Wiki, the most important steps and definitions. But now YOU can make it grow by adding YOUR EXPERIENCE. By adding to the Wiki, you will help other users, who could help you in return by adding their knowledge to another part of the Wiki.
You got it: This Wiki is YOURS! There are hundreds of Biomapperians across the World. If everyone adds a little piece of information, this Wiki will quickly grow into the most complete authority about Biomapper and ENFA.

What to do?

There are several ways to improve this Wiki:

  • Spelling and grammar proofing
  • Improving the clarity of existing pages
  • Discussing topics in the discussion page attached to each Wiki-page.
  • Adding new sections to existing pages, e.g. to cover new or under-covered topics, to add information gathered on the FAQ or on the discussion list, etc..
  • Adding new pages. There are many tools and operations in Biomapper that are yet to be described. An easy way to contribute to the Wiki would be to copy-and-paste the help files of the various Biomapper modules, or from the website.
  • Improving the structure.

Browse the Table of Contents and you will doubtlessly find some empty, incomplete or missing pages. This is a good place to start.

Description

Each page has three panels:
  • Page: The main panel, the official face of the Wiki, where you get the filtered, edited, digested information. The end result of the Wiki.
  • Discussion: A kind of forum, where everybody can add her/his two cents about the subject covered in the main page. Debate, discuss, critic... This page is for those who want to really put their hands into the machinery help making the topic to progress.
  • History: This page record all modifications to the main page. So, no risk to erase the page by mistake, or to destroy something. If something got scrambled, just revert to a previous version.

How to edit/add a page?

This very easy. It's like writting something in Word. You don't need any knowledge of HTML, PHP or whatever. Just edit the page as you would of a manuscript in Word.

  1. Go to the page you want to edit
  2. Click on the Edit this page button
  3. Edit the text
  4. Once you are finished, click on the Save button.

That's it! If you want to add an image, this is very easy too. Read the help to find out how, but believe me, you can hardly imagine an easier way to do it. It's almost like dragging and dropping the image on page.

Oh, if you add a page, try to link to it from existing pages. And put a reference in the "Table Of Contents" page.