So what do I do?Edit
It really depends on the type of article. Draw from the example articles section below and even copy the formats and templates if you want. Work on an existing article (from the Main Page, click on "view all pages") or create a new one by clicking the Add Page icon on the top right. Make a page for your organization, intramurals team, housing complex, favorite campus building, the campus event you oversee, the office you work in, or something random like the shuttle routes.
- Organization article: Young Democrats, College Republicans
- Greek organization: Phi Mu
- Buildling article: Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering Building
- Contest article: Roadrunner of the Month
- Academics: College of Business
- Random article: Colleges of UTSA
Example university wikisEdit
- Case Western Reserve University (now defunct): http://web.archive.org/web/20120621090650/http://wiki.case.edu/Main_Page
- Clemson University: http://www.clemsonwiki.com/wiki/Main_Page
- Columbia University: http://www.wikicu.com/Main_Page
- Cornell University (now defunct): http://web.archive.org/web/20120831035518/http://www.cuwiki.org/Main_Page
- Iowa State University (now defunct): http://web.archive.org/web/20120823021206/http://www.rofflehaus.com/wiki/Main_Page
- Johns Hopkins University (now defunct): http://web.archive.org/web/20120109043540/http://wiki.jhu.edu/Main_Page
- Knox College: http://thewikifire.org/index.php?title=Main_Page
- Oberlin College: http://oberwiki.net/Main_Page
- Stanford University: http://stanford.wikia.com/wiki/Stanford_University_Wiki
- University of California at Berkeley: http://ucberkeley.wikia.com/wiki/UC_Berkeley_Wiki
- University of Illinois, which this site was directly inspired by: http://www.uofiwiki.org/wiki/Main_Page
- University of Massachusetts: http://www.umasswiki.com/wiki/Main_Page
- Williams College: http://wso.williams.edu/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
Wikipedia has long guidelines on the wiki culture and how wikis should run regarding things like ethics, privacy, copyright, libel, and so forth. A good brief summary can be found on the Knox College wiki. Until Rowdypedia itself has an established and posted list of guidelines, this will serve to provide good general practices.
From where do I get information?Edit
- Paisano: http://www.paisano-online.com/ (goes back until about 2005)
- All UTSA deliberative assemblies: http://utsa.edu/gov/. Their minutes would record several of UTSA's changes and controversies.
- Internet Archive: http://www.archive.org/web/web.php. Pop a web link into this search box and it will show what that web page looked like/said in the past.
- UTSA Special Collections: http://digital.utsa.edu/cdm/. This has scanned copies of many UTSA publications.
- UTSA Today archives: http://utsa.edu/today/archives/. When the university makes an announcement, this is usually where.
- The Facebook pages of organizations and offices
When writing an article, don't forget to...Edit
- Put the first instance in the body of the article name in bold, as this is customary in wikis.
- Set up any redirect pages that you think might be helpful: acronyms, former names, nicknames, commonly mistaken names, common misspellings, acronyms to former names, commonly mistaken acronyms, etc.
- Place your article with others of its kind by giving it an appropriate category.
- Check to see if there's an appropriate infobox for the kind of article you're creating.
- Try to find the object of your article mentioned in other articles so you can be sure to link those articles to yours.
- Place article links for anything mentioned in your article that does or should have an article of its own.
- Place the disclaimer at the bottom just in case anyone doesn't know what a wiki is.