Help:How to sign up

From mintOC
Jump to: navigation, search

This page is a quick tutorial to help you with your first steps in the Mintoc wiki.

Step 1: Sign Up

We all hate to register, get tons of passwords and the threat of future spam mail. Wikis are so attractive, because often here you can contribute in an easy way, without having to sign up.

Well, that s the theory. After automatic bots modified the pages several times within the first weeks mintoc was online (to include links to spam and phishing pages), we decided to change settings to allow editing only for registered users. And after bots started to create their own accounts, we had to decide to create accounts only on demand.

Here is what you need to do: send an email to me with a short demand to obtain an account for these pages. I will create it and send back the login data as soon as possible. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Step 2 (optional): Add a Personal Page

For every registered user a personal page is automatically created. There, you can add information about yourself. It can be accessed by either by clicking on UserName at the top right corner if you are logged in or by searching for the page User:UserName.

After creating your account, the page is empty. Every user may/should add some content there, even if just a link to an existing personal page. There is a tutorial with a sample page that will support you with this task. Feel free to customize the sample page to your own needs.

Step 3 (optional): Things you should know

Wikis are great to quickly create documentation. However, since different people do things in different ways, result tend to end up cluttered and unstructured. To prevent this, users of this wiki agreed to follow some guidelines when adding content. Please read them carefully before adding content. It will help to keep this wiki structured and easily readable.