Welcome to Flu Wiki! The Community Portal is where this wiki community comes together to organize and discuss projects for the wiki. To see the most recent discussions, click the Discussion tab above.

You can find out more general information about the wiki on the About page.

New to wikis?Edit

How to help outEdit

  • If you want to help but you're not sure where to start, try improving the various stub articles by adding content.
  • Another helpful activity would be to check the list of wanted pages for frequently linked-to articles that don't exist yet.
  • To follow the changes to this wiki, and to look out for new users and edits use recent changes.
  • You can find a list of useful templates on Category:Templates, some of which are documented on Flu Wiki:Templates.
  • If you need help editing, you could start with Help:Editing or the tutorial.

Want to discuss stuff?Edit

  • If you want to discuss anything specific to an article, you can use the talk page for that article.
  • For more general discussions you can use the Discussion tab of this page, or a Forum if the forums have been set up.

Things to doEdit

Basic page creation and editingEdit

See Help:Editing. (But if you are familiar with MediaWiki software as used in sites such as Wikipedia you won't need that.)

Structural improvementsEdit

Contributors with only slight knowledge of the subjects discussed can help by looking for pages that are not in a category and editing them to include them in a suitable category or two. You can also add {{+wp}} at the top of any page that has the same name as a Wikipedia article. That links directly and can be of great help to editors who want to improve the article.

To include a page (article or category) in a category, just add [[category:flu]], or whatever category looks best, near the bottom of the page. A full current list of categories is at Special:categories; the list is reached also by clicking the word "Categories" on pages that have it (at top or bottom, depending on which "skin" you are using).

There may be a better category not on the list of existing categories. Please don't be afraid to create a new category. Guidance may be obtained from Wikipedia or other directories. Copying the exact name of a category from Wikipedia can lead to time-savings for you and other editors.

If the category you have put a page into is not itself a subcategory of another category (or preferably two in most cases), it should be, so please repeat the process until we have no uncategorised categories except the very top one.

If you plan bulk creation of categories, please put your idea on a forum in case there are reasons for a better choice of names or quick ways of creating the categories with piped links and templates that you may not know about.

Other useful activities
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