A helpful page to get people up and running with submissions as reasonably quick as possible
I want to start by saying thank you for your interest in helping to improve this project by adding to the sites existing submissions. If you haven't yet consider heading to our "about us" page to get a good idea of what our goals our and what we're looking for in submissions, but I'm sure most of you are here to find out how to submit, so lets take a quick look at the submission process.
Since we use a type of webpage formatting called "Markdown", for the majority of users the first step is take a look at the markdown formatting guide from the wiki.js markdown documentation.
One might ask why we chose to use markdown over other wiki formatting standards or just plain old HTML. Well it comes down to simplicity and ease of use. Markdown is a powerful, flexible, and easy to learn formatting language that makes it much easier for those who may be more technologically illiterate to contribute to the sites contents. If you already know other formatting styles, or especially HTML, you'll have no issue picking up Markdown in just a few minutes of typing up a submission.
After you've made yourself familiar with Markdown (or at least have the documentation on hand) you'll be ready to start drafting your first submission!
This would be a good time to consider the scope of your definition and what materials you will need to start getting a rough draft. We will accept anything from quick snipits to large articles on a given topic, but be aware the submission may be added to or trimmed to meet the goals of the site.
To maintain the integrity of the sites contents, authors are vetted for authenticity of their submissions by a trusted team of moderators, after your first approved submission you may be given special privledges other users dont have to add to the existing sites contents, and with this will be granted the liberty to add to the site more freely than those without a history of sound submissions. It is important to note that once the privleges of a site author have been granted they may at any point be removed if the powers are abused to harm the site or its contents or if the quality of future submissions degrades without due correction.
Some submissions may not qualify someone for authorial privledges but are still encouraged, the best example would be simple definitions for any terms you believe should be on the site. For an example, if ownership was still undefined and a one sentence to one paragraph submission was supplied. In this case repeat approved submissions will be taken into consideration.
When considering your first submission, we highly recommend you chose a topic you can demonstrate a strong grasp of, and demonstrate the capacity to show insight into the topic outside of a layman explination if need be. There is no minimum or maximum word count as long as the idea is appropriately conveyed, meaning it is neither missing important context or accuracy because of its short length nor is repetitive or needless contextualized (there is no need to include a full disertation on the works of Rothbard in a definition of libertarianism).
Here's a few things you might want to keep in mind that the moderation team might look for that could cause your submission to be sent back.
On the contrary here's a few things that might help your submission stand out compared to other authors.
It's important to note, that we do not require, nor expect, authors to be experts in a given field, nor individual topic - only that those who submit do so with the intent to provide the highest quality information possible to the world.
Once you've drafted, editted, checked, double checked, and re-double checked your submission you can send in an email to [email protected] in the following format
Assuming your submission was accepted and you were granted the authorial privleges to the site you will now be able to continue to add submissions to your heart's content (or knowledge's capacity whichever comes first) and to edit your existing submission to correct any errors or provide additional needed context. Becoming an author does not give you permission to edit the submissions of others, or the main pages of the site, so if you notice any issues pertaining to the core of the site feel free to let us know.
We want to provide as much room as possible for the thinkers and intellectuals in our community to flex those mental muscles while maintaining the sites integrity as a resource for factual information, so our goal from the start was to create as flexible of a submission process as possible to meet that end. Thanks again for showing your interest in the project, we hope to see all of your awesome submissions here in the near future.