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Testing page designs and layouts.<BR><BR>
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[[Image:MITeventsCalendar_subgroup_identification_idea.jpg|thumb|150px|right|so cute]]
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Unfinished set of icons that I've made that can be used for Community Portal subgroups.<BR>  
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I need suggestions on...
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#What topics should be included as icons?
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#What icon best describes that topic?
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#Any other modifications (to the current icons or anything else).
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Under heavy construction. Please do not disturb.
 
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__NOTOC__
 
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This idea is borrowed from MIT TechTalk Event Highlights.
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<font size=5>Welcome to the Community Portal </font><BR><BR>
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[[Image:Courses.png|thumb|left|Courses]]
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<font size=3>Stay informed. Find out ways to help OWW. Discuss OWW structure, contents, and features. <BR><BR>Help us build our community and contribute!</font> 
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[[Image:Ideas.png|thumb|left|Ideas]]
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[[Image:Software.png|thumb|left|Software]]
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<div style="text-align:center;font-size:1em;">'''Contents'''</div>
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[[Image:CommunityDevelopment.png|thumb|left|Community Dev]]
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[[#How can I contribute?|» How can I contribute?]]<br />
 
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[[#What needs doing?|» What needs doing?]]<br />
 
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==How can I contribute?==
 
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:*Surf around. You're sure to find something that needs improvement.
 
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:*Come here to check out "What needs doing" section.
 
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:*Add this page as one of your watched pages for e-mail alerts on changes.
 
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:*Join the [[OpenWetWare steering committee]].
 
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===What we can do for you===
 
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:*Create a mailing list for reminders of how you can contribute.
 
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:*Create a developers sub-committee of the [[OpenWetWare steering committee|steering committee]] to decide on new features and organization of OWW.
 
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:*What else can we do for you?
 
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==What needs doing?==
 
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:Lots! Check out the list, increasing in order of technical difficulty: from minor editing, right up to adding to the mediawiki software itself.  Some of the lists are currently just discussions of how to organize and populate the list. Once those issues are worked out, they will be converted into actual lists of places to contribute.
 
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===What you can do===
 
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:Wikipedia operates on the policy that if you ''add'' a to-do item, you should if possible contribute to ''completing'' another. <BR>We'll benefit from this policy.
 
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:Not as polished-looking as you want it to be? No worries! The community will help improve a page if you get it started.
 
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Test test test
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:Nearly all pages could benefit from proof-reading, standardization of formatting or improved inter-page linking.  In addition, it would be useful to make pages conform to the [[Etiquette|OWW etiquette]].  To make this process more directed, pages in need of attention should be added here.
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'''How do I do this?'''<br>
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|'''[[Roadmap|<font size=2>Development Roadmap</font>]]'''<br /><font size=1>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.</font>
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*Check out the [[Simple wiki editing examples|Simple editing page]] or more detailed page from [[MetaWikiPedia:MediaWiki User's Guide|Mediawiki's User Guide]] and [[Wikipedia:How to edit a page|Wikipedia's editing page]].
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*Have a look at the [[Etiquette| OWW etiquette page]].
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===Aggregation and organization of information===
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For example, we'd like to list as many protocols as possible on the [[Protocols]] page.  There are certainly protocols out there that are not linked to from the protocols page.  If you find such a page and you think the author(s) would be happy to add it to the community protocols, then add the link.  The same applies to equipment, materials or other shared resource pages in search of a home.
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'''How do I do this?'''<br>
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*Right now, you need to find a page by chance or go trawling through lab pages looking for protocol/equipment/material sections.
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*If we could come up with a more automated way of aggregating protocols that would be great, maybe an extension or new special page would help?  See below for how to do this.
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This is similar to the Featured Article page on wikipedia.  We could list many pages here but it makes sense to list a small number to target peoples focus.
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*[[Protocols]]<--see the protocols under development section
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*[[Help:Contents]] <--Help currently resides in '''lots''' of places, these should probably all be centralized/aggregated here on the help page.  They should possibly even be merged with the FAQ master page.
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*If you know how to edit a page and you have an opinion on something, then you can almost definitely go edit these pages. *Remember that a wiki such as OWW depends on users being '''bold''' with their edits.
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These are harder to do and you probably can't actually get them working unless you have access to our servers.  Assuming you can manage that, there are resources available to help you get started on some of these things.  If you don't know perl or php before  you start you'll probably learn pretty quick if try and do this
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*[http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Write_your_own_MediaWiki_extension Tutorial] on how to write an [[OpenWetWare:Extensions|extension]]
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*[[OpenWetWare:Getting started | Getting started]] <-- give advice to new OpenWetWare labs and users.  <font color="red">'''UPDATE: 2/22/2006 Actively in progress!'''</font>
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Current revision

so cute
so cute

Unfinished set of icons that I've made that can be used for Community Portal subgroups.
I need suggestions on...

  1. What topics should be included as icons?
  2. What icon best describes that topic?
  3. Any other modifications (to the current icons or anything else).


This idea is borrowed from MIT TechTalk Event Highlights.

Courses
Courses
Design
Design
Ideas
Ideas
InfoMgt
InfoMgt
Software
Software
Community Dev
Community Dev






Test test test

Development Roadmap
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OWW Ideas
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Logo and Poster
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Info/Design Layouts
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Info/Design Layouts
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