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July 19th, 2006, 04:48 PM
I would like to contribute in the wiki but I don't know how to create a page. In the wikiguide/pagecreation page it says:

Then, to create the page, simply type the address for the new page into the address bar of your browser and then select DocumentationTemplate (this will give you a default template you can use for your page). Alternatively, enter the name of your page into the box below.
This morning I created a page and saved it. After 5 minutes it disappeared. I just only wanted to save a draft. Two questions:
Which address you put in the bar of your browser to create a page?
Is it possible to save a draft of your page, so you can work on it afterwards?

I'm really confused on how to use the wiki. I have really nice tips and tricks and I would like to contribute. Please help me.

July 20th, 2006, 07:01 PM
No one in the forum collaborates in the wiki?

July 21st, 2006, 03:52 PM
I don't use the wiki very much. But you can start with this information.

a convention is that all pages are named like this :

So if you want to create your personal page go to :

You can add new ideas here :

If you want to help with the documentation then first read the documentation section on : http://www.ubuntu.com/community/participate

The community contributed documentation goes here :

So for example :

And finally here's the WikiGuide :

July 21st, 2006, 03:56 PM
No one in the forum collaborates in the wiki?
the forum and wiki communities overlap, but not as much as you might think.

The wiki tends to be full of "official ubuntu" types, whereas the forum has tended to be a little less orthodox, in my experience. About a year ago, there seemed to have been a scuffle of personalities between some members of the forums community and the official DocTeam, which oversees the wiki.