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# Revise, revise, revise.  The purpose of this wiki is to serve as a forum through which people can share ideas, protocols, tips and any other information that might be relevant to the community.  So the more you add new pages and edit existing pages, the more useful they become.
# Revise, revise, revise.  The purpose of this wiki is to serve as a forum through which people can share ideas, protocols, tips and any other information that might be relevant to the community.  So the more you add new pages and edit existing pages, the more useful they become.
# Be respectful of user pages.
# Be respectful of user pages.
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# All nontrivial changes to existing protocols should be documented i.e. explain the justification for your change(s) so that others can understand the logic behind your modifications.
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# Before adding a new protocol, check to see whether the protocol already exists.  If you change the existing protocol, please justify and explain your changes.  Likewise, if you would rather post a new version of a protocol, go ahead, but explain why.  Feel free to add as much as possible to the wiki, but please document all nontrivial changes.
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# Before adding new protocols, check to see whether the protocol already exists.  If it does, explain why you are posting a new version of the protocol.  Feel free to add as much information and new protocols (or protocol versions) as possible to the wiki, it just helps others if you explain the rationale behind your particular method.
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# See the [[Wikipedia:Help:Minor edit | Wikipedia policy on minor edits]].
# See the [[Wikipedia:Help:Minor edit | Wikipedia policy on minor edits]].
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# Try to capitalize only the first word in a page title (sentence caps format).  For instance, use '''[[Electrocompetent cells]]''' instead of '''Electrocompetent Cells'''.  This convention makes it easier for an editor to link to a page, since there's no need to check the original capitalization.  Creating a link beginning with a lower-case letter will link to a target page with the first letter capitalized, which also makes initial caps more universal.  Abbreviations, acronyms, and proper names are clearly exceptions, e.g., [[Colony PCR]] and user pages.

Revision as of 18:16, 18 July 2005

  1. Revise, revise, revise. The purpose of this wiki is to serve as a forum through which people can share ideas, protocols, tips and any other information that might be relevant to the community. So the more you add new pages and edit existing pages, the more useful they become.
  2. Be respectful of user pages.
  3. Before adding a new protocol, check to see whether the protocol already exists. If you change the existing protocol, please justify and explain your changes. Likewise, if you would rather post a new version of a protocol, go ahead, but explain why. Feel free to add as much as possible to the wiki, but please document all nontrivial changes.
  4. See the Wikipedia policy on minor edits.
  5. Try to capitalize only the first word in a page title (sentence caps format). For instance, use Electrocompetent cells instead of Electrocompetent Cells. This convention makes it easier for an editor to link to a page, since there's no need to check the original capitalization. Creating a link beginning with a lower-case letter will link to a target page with the first letter capitalized, which also makes initial caps more universal. Abbreviations, acronyms, and proper names are clearly exceptions, e.g., Colony PCR and user pages.
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