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*There is currently still help info. at the bottom of the page.  All this information may best be relocated to a master help page.
*There is currently still help info. at the bottom of the page.  All this information may best be relocated to a master help page.
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==Another version==
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<div style="padding: 2px">[[Image:OpenWetware wg.jpg|788px]]</div>
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<div style="padding: .4em .9em .9em">
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===Welcome to the Community Portal!===
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'''This is the place to be if you are interested in contributing to OpenWetWare. It tells you how to stay informed about what needs to be done and lists ways to contribute. It also serves as a location for discussions about OpenWetWare's structure, content and features.'''
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===How do I know where to contribute?===
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&bull; Just surf around and you'll find stuff that could be improved.<br>
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&bull; Add this page as one of your watched pages, so you get email alerts of changes to the page.<br>
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&bull; Join the [[OpenWetWare steering committee]].<br>
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<div style="clear: right; text-align: left; float: left; padding: 0em .5em 0em">
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<!------------------------------------------------------------------------------->
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<!--------------------------------WHAT NEEDS DOING?------------------------------>
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==What needs doing?==
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These pages are the 10 most recent pages to be categorized as needing attention.
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<DynamicPageList>
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category=Needs Attention
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count=10
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</DynamicPageList>
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<div style="clear: right; text-align: left; float: left; padding: 0em .5em 0em">
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<!------------------------------------------------------------------------------->
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<!--------------------------------ADD KNOWLEDGE---------------------------------->
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<!------------------------------------------------------------------------------->
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==Add knowledge==
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&bull; Add to an existing page.<br>
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&bull; Start a new page on your favorite topic.<br>
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&bull; Add pages that have been previously requested: see [[Special:Wantedpages]].<br>
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&bull; Contribute questions and answers to the [[Questions and Answers | Q&A page]].<br>
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==Add software==
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&bull; Add new feature requests to the [[OpenWetWare:Extensions|extensions]] page.<br>
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<!-----------------------------------Blank temp---------------------------------->
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<!---------------------------------Discussions----------------------------------->
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==Discussions==
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&bull; [[Logo and Poster Discussion|Logo and Poster]]<br>
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&bull; [[Information Management Discussion|Info/Design Layouts]]<br>
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&bull; [[Roadmap|Development Roadmap]]<br>
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&bull; [[Categories]]<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&bull; Also see [[OpenWetWare steering committee/Software development ideas]].<br>
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&bull; [[OpenWetWare:Ideas | General ideas for OpenWetWare]]<br>
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&bull; [[Logo and Poster Discussion|Logo and poster discussion]]<br>
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&bull; [[OpenWetWare:Organizing discussion pages|Organizing discussion pages]]<br>
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<!-------------------------------ACTIVE COLLABORATIONS--------------------------->
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==Active collaborations==
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&bull; [[OpenWetWare:Presentations]]<br>
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&bull; [[OpenWetWare:FAQ]]<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&bull; Needs to be split: User FAQ , New User FAQ, Visitor FAQ, Admin FAQ, New Lab FAQ.<br>
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&bull; [[Help:Contents]]<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&bull; Needs organization.<br>
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&bull; [[OpenWetWare:Tips | Tips on using OpenWetWare]]<br>
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<!---------------------------ORGANIZE INFORMATION-------------------------------->
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==Organize information==
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&bull; Add links to individual lab protocols to [[Protocols]].<br>
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&bull; Add links to individual lab equipment to [[Equipment]].<br>
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&bull; Add links to individual lab materials to [[Materials]].<br>
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{{Category:Needs Attention}}
{{Category:Needs Attention}}

Revision as of 14:51, 7 March 2006

Improving the community portal

  • Shorten significantly.
    • Partially done. Most of the text that I cut was discussion on the portal rather than actual content. I moved all of that to this discussion page or just deleted it entirely.
  • Move the various discussions regarding OWW to here.
    • Work in progress.
  • Remove all the help items that are currently at the bottom of the page.
    • Done
  • Give greater prominence to the discussions and improve page navigability (is this a word?:)).
    • Making it shorter may be sufficient to accomplish this.
  • Make initial paragraph describing the community portal clearer.
  • Apply the OWW color scheme when its finalized.
  • Include dynamic lists.
    • I've implemented a trial version of this for one section of the portal. If people thinks this is useful and start using the categories, we could expand the approach.

Please feel free to improve the style and content of the community portal in major and minor ways.

Making it easier for people to contribute

In the future, there are some other things we could do to help people contribute to OWW -

  • Rename this page or give it a more prominent location.
  • Create a mailing list for people interested in opportunities to contribute to OWW. This would be a contributors/developers mailing list. All the same information would be available on this page but its always useful to receive reminders of what needs to be done.
  • It may also be useful to create a developers sub-committee of the OpenWetWare steering committee that could meet (in person if the need arises) to make decisions about new features or the organization of OWW.
  • What other ways can we enable people to contribute to OWW?

Old community portal discussion

  • This page is basically a simplified version of the wikipedia community portal. We can add more of their features here as appropriate. Please feel free to edit in major and minor ways.--BC 15:43, 9 February 2006 (EST)
  • I'm trying to use this page to aggregate all the discussions and pages that have been generated regarding the issue of community development and back-end users.
  • There is currently still help info. at the bottom of the page. All this information may best be relocated to a master help page.

Another version

Welcome to the Community Portal!

This is the place to be if you are interested in contributing to OpenWetWare. It tells you how to stay informed about what needs to be done and lists ways to contribute. It also serves as a location for discussions about OpenWetWare's structure, content and features.

How do I know where to contribute?

• Just surf around and you'll find stuff that could be improved.
• Add this page as one of your watched pages, so you get email alerts of changes to the page.
• Join the OpenWetWare steering committee.

What needs doing?

These pages are the 10 most recent pages to be categorized as needing attention. <DynamicPageList> category=Needs Attention count=10 </DynamicPageList>

Add knowledge

• Add to an existing page.
• Start a new page on your favorite topic.
• Add pages that have been previously requested: see Special:Wantedpages.
• Contribute questions and answers to the Q&A page.

Add software

• Add new feature requests to the extensions page.

Active collaborations

OpenWetWare:Presentations
OpenWetWare:FAQ
  • Needs to be split: User FAQ , New User FAQ, Visitor FAQ, Admin FAQ, New Lab FAQ.
Help:Contents
  • Needs organization.
Tips on using OpenWetWare

Organize information

• Add links to individual lab protocols to Protocols.
• Add links to individual lab equipment to Equipment.
• Add links to individual lab materials to Materials.


Category:Needs Attention

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