View Full Version : Looking to Write a Brand-New Wiki Page

August 11th, 2017, 02:58 PM
Hey everyone,

I have a new article idea for troubleshooting that I think would help people with their problems in the forums. It's my first article I posted and I have a few questions about it:

1) How would I go about posting it on the wiki page?
2) Are there any rules I should consider when posting the article?
3) Should I contact anyone about posting the article?
4) Is there anything else I should consider when posting the page?

Any help would be appreciated.

August 11th, 2017, 03:17 PM
Here is a good place to start: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/

Before you get started, we ask that you please observe the Ubuntu Code of Conduct. It’s not very long and it will help you get started.

Once that’s done, check out our community page.

August 11th, 2017, 05:02 PM
About a year-ish ago they had to lockdown wiki/help page editing:
Why? here -- https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2308813

In order to gain access (and be accepted into the wiki teams) see:

I believe to join the editors teams they would prefer it if you has signed the Ubuntu Code of Conduct.
See: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Forums/Membership#How_to_apply
(have fun pulling your hair out on that one, even though they've made it a little easier to understand)

August 12th, 2017, 06:30 PM
That definitely helped. I think I'm officially in, with security and what-not.

One last question: how are we contacted in Launchpad? I sent a message to the documentation team proposing my troubleshooting page idea. Will I receive a message via email, or in Launchpad itself? If it's in Launchpad, how do I view the messages online?

August 12th, 2017, 06:43 PM
If someone wants/needs to contact you they'll email you through Launchpad.

August 13th, 2017, 06:52 PM
Yeah that's what it looks like. I sent a test message to myself and it came through my Gmail account.